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Australia dock strike suspended due to COVID-19 outbreak

MUA Suspends Strike Due to COVID-19 Cases in Melbourne 

Published Oct 8, 2021 6:40 PM by The Maritime Executive

Just over a week after announcing that it would begin a rolling job action across Australia’s ports, the Maritime Union of Australia agreed to suspend the action at the Port of Melbourne. The decision to stop the strike came after as many as a third of the workers at one of the port’s terminals were forced into isolation due to two cases of COVID-19. The Maritime Union of Australia had announced starting October first that it would be conducting three...

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Damen's fast crew supply vessel comples sea trials

Larger, Fast Crew Supplier Built by Damen Completes Sea Trials

Published Oct 8, 2021 5:26 PM by The Maritime Executive

Damen Group has completed construction and sea trials on the first of a new generation crew transfer vessels and it is preparing to undergo final outfitting before it undertakes proof of concept trials in the North Sea. The vessel combines features of speed and larger passenger capacity along with elements to enhance comfort, which Damen says creates a compelling new business case for both the oil and gas sector and the emerging offshore wind industry. The first of Damen’s Fast...

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Florida promotes ports as alternative to congestion

Florida Ports Promoted as Alternative to Congestion and Bottlenecks

Published Oct 8, 2021 3:51 PM by The Maritime Executive

Florida has become the latest in a series of regional ports in the U.S. seeking to highlight availability as an alternative to the congestion and backlogs at the primary seaports in California and now increasingly also the U.S. East Coast. In an aggressive campaign, the Florida Ports Council is promoting Florida’s fifteen public seaports as an answer to the global supply chain crisis providing an opportunity to save time and money for shippers. “Florida is open for business, and we...

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Breakwater Innovation to Manage River Flooding

Published Oct 8, 2021 3:26 PM by Harry Valentine

Engineers of the Mayan Empire built rock dams far upstream along the tributaries of rivers to reduce downstream flooding, as a sudden deluge could destroy a rock dam built further downstream. An innovation developed in 1963 in South Africa and first deployed in 1964 at a breakwater has proven capable of repeatedly withstanding forces imposed by severe ocean waves. The dolos is a mass production structure that could be deployed upstream along tributaries of rivers that are prone to seasonal...

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Orsted to build Maryland's first offshore wind mainteance facility in Ocean City

Ørsted to Build Maryland’s First Wind O&M Facility

Development of the offshore wind energy sector also requires the creation of onshore infrastructure to support the wind farms. As the next step in the development of Maryland’s first offshore wind farm, Ørsted announced plans for its second facility in Maryland. To be located at Ocean City, the site which will cost nearly $20 million will become Maryland’s first offshore wind operations and maintenance (O&M) facility. As part of its agreement with Maryland for the development of the wind farm,...

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Shipbuilding

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Three Years After Hurricane Michael, ESG is Back and Charging Ahead

Few shipyards have the opportunity to build their infrastructure around the needs of a specific vessel program, but Florida-based Eastern Shipbuilding Group is doing exactly that.  On October 10, 2018 - three years ago this Sunday - ESG took a direct hit from Hurricane Michael, the third-most-powerful Atlantic hurricane ever to make landfall in the United States. It wiped most of Eastern's primary Nelson Street shipyard in Panama City off the map. Today, just three years after the storm devastated the area,...

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Environment

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Anchor Strike May Have Damaged California Pipeline Months Ago

Capt. Jason Neubauer, who served as the lead investigator on the El Faro and Conception casualties, has taken charge of a major marine casualty investigation into the pipeline spill off the coast of Orange County, California.  Though the pipeline is regulated by PHMSA and the platform it serves is regulated by BSEE, the Coast Guard has jurisdiction because of the possibility that a ship (or several) may have caused the leak. The investigators' main theory for the root cause of damage is...

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Business

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Breakwater Innovation to Manage River Flooding

Engineers of the Mayan Empire built rock dams far upstream along the tributaries of rivers to reduce downstream flooding, as a sudden deluge could destroy a rock dam built further downstream. An innovation developed in 1963 in South Africa and first deployed in 1964 at a breakwater has proven capable of repeatedly withstanding forces imposed by severe ocean waves. The dolos is a mass production structure that could be deployed upstream along tributaries of rivers that are prone to seasonal...

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