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France in Fishing Vessel Training Treaty

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France has become the 29th State to sign up to the International Maritime Organization (IMO)  treaty on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel (STCW-F).The Convention sets the certification and minimum training requirements for crews of seagoing fishing vessels of 24 metres in length and above.

Irish Marine Industry Shows Buoyancy

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Over eight out of ten leading voices in Ireland’s marine industry are confident about the future growth potential for Ireland’s marine economy, according to a PwC and the Irish Marine Institute joint survey.The research reveals a number of interesting points that are on the minds of leaders in the marine industry,

MPA to Promote Marine Biodiversity

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Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Our Singapore Reefs (OSR) have embarked on a three-year collaboration to promote the importance of Singapore’s marine biodiversity.As part of this partnership, underwater clean-up activities and public outreach events will be organised annually.

Seaspan Launches Second Fisheries Science Vessel

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Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) hosted an event celebrating the launch of the second Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV). In addition to dignitaries from the Government of Canada, the Canadian Coast Guard (Coast Guard), the Government of British Columbia and Seaspan’s supplier network, hundreds

IMO Training on Healthy Seas in SE Asia

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Seven developing countries -Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippine, Thailand and Vietnam - in South-East Asia has received training to help implement key IMO marine environment protection treaties at a workshop in Singapore (28-30 May).Under the Marine Environment Protection for Southeast Asia Seas (MEPSEAS) Project project,

Remote-Controlled Submersible Fish Farm in Arctic Ocean

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Digital technology leader ABB has won a contract from Arctic Offshore Farming to power its first-ever remote controlled submersible offshore salmon farm in the Arctic Ocean.ABB will provide a comprehensive package of its leading electrical, automation, instrumentation and telecom technologies that ensure

IAATO Votes for Whale Protection Measures

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The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) voted measures into effect that will reduce the incidence of tourist ships striking whales around the Antarctic Peninsula. The vote occurred at its annual meeting, held in Cape Town this year, and offers Antarctic tour operators

RINA Dolphin to Cut Marine Noise

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Ships make a lot of noise. Much of the noise is emitted underwater, so passengers and the wider public are often unaware of this. Marine mammals, on the other hand, are very much aware.Although the long-term impacts of noise on marine mammals are not yet known with certainty, it is clear that increased

DNV GL Okays INTELLIMAN Ship Software

Vidar Dolonen, Regional Manager, DNV GL Korea & Japan (left), and Hyun Jeo Kim, Head of Ship and Offshore Performance Research Center, SHI. Photo: DNV GL

DNV GL announced that Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) INTELLIMAN Ship software complies with the EU-MRV and IMO-DCS regulations.The classification society said in a statement that it issued a factual statement confirming compliance in a ceremony at the SHI R&D Center in Daejeon, South Korea.SHI has

Hurtigruten to Refurb Expedition Ship

MS Finnmarken. Photo: Agurtxane Concellon/Hurtigruten

After the most extensive upgrade in Hurtigruten’s 125 years of history, MS Finnmarken will reemerge as a brand new premium expedition cruise ship.From 2021 the fully refurbished MS Finnmarken will explore handpicked destinations along the rugged Norwegian coastline on year-round expedition cruises.

R/V Bob and Betty Beyster: New CAT For Scripps

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The Research Vessel Bob and Betty Beyster is a purpose-built coastal research vessel designed for efficient operations offshore Southern California and throughout the Channel Islands.  Based at the Scripps Nimitz Marine Facility and operated as a shared-use facility, Bob and Betty Beyster provides scientists,

Ørsted Lauches Offshore Wind Biodiversity Policy

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The largest energy company in Denmark, Ørsted A/S announced  ‘Offshore wind biodiversity policy’ to set out the principles that underpin our efforts to protect the natural environment in the areas where we develop, construct and operate offshore wind farms.“Renewable energy

India Plans Deep Dive for Seabed Minerals

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In the 1870 Jules Verne classic "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", underwater explorer Captain Nemo predicted the mining of the ocean floor's mineral bounty - zinc, iron, silver and gold.India is catching up with that only now, as it prepares to unearth treasures down below, aiming to boost its economy.

IMO Launches Global Project to Protect Marine Biodiversity

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The GloFouling Partnerships project - a collaboration between the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) -  has been launched.The new international effort to combat the negative environmental impacts of the

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