Marine Service

Vessel strikes construction crane caused by engine failure

construction crane

Phuc Khanh slammed into a construction crane in Vietnam after losing power According to the Vietnam Expressway Development Investment Corporation (VEC), vessel Phuc Khanh’s power loss resulted in her grazing a barge before hitting a construction crane adjacent to a bridge pillar. The crane subsequently fell onto the Phuc Khanh’s …

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Elaborate clean-up operations commence on Wakashio’s mishap

clean-up

Lianyungang Dali Underwater Engineering commences dismantling of Wakashio’s 75m bow Clean-up operations have commenced in Pointe d’Esny in Mauritius after the massive collision involving MV Wakashio last July. Lianyungang Dali Underwater Engineering is engaged to dismantle the 75m vessel bow. The parts will be transported on a special barge to …

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COVID-19 travel constraints revved remote DP systems adoption

DP systems

Pandemic induced border closures accelerate adoption of digital solutions for surveys and inspection   The saying of ‘turning every adversity into opportunity’ rings true for AuqalisBraemar LOC Group, whose subsidiary in Germany collaborated with Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) to provide remote dynamic positioning (DP) trials on vessels operating in the …

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Wakashio $10b damage underscores importance of navigation training

Wakashio

The high profile shipping casualty revealed more than just improper deployment of charts and seamanship The massive oil spill which occurred in south of Mauritius last July started a string of speculations on possible causes. Among the listed were bad weather, improper charts deployment to overwhelming need for mobile phone …

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Most powerful satellite to date, GX5, providing high-speed broadband service designed for the maritime industry by Inmarsat

high-speed broadband Inmarsat

Most powerful satellite to date, GX5, providing high-speed broadband service designed for the maritime industry by Inmarsat Inmarsat has confirmed and activated GX5, providing additional capacity to Europe and the Middle East on the Fleet Xpress Ka-band high-speed broadband service designed for the maritime industry. To date, it is its …

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