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Watch: Ocean Cleanup works on solutions to prevent plastic from escaping

Four weeks after the cleaning System 001 was first deployed in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP), the largest accumulation of ocean plastic, The Ocean Cleanup informed of some problems in the operation. The plastic is exiting the system once it is collected, so the Foundation is currently working on causes and solutions to remedy this.  

Watch: Livestock carrier detained after seen rolling heavily

The Panamanian-flagged livestock carrier ‘Jawan’ was detained by Australian maritime authorities as the ship was seen rolling heavily from side to side, shortly after she departed from the Port of Portland in the early morning hours of 22 November. The vessel was carrying 4,327 cows that were no injured, but concerns were raised about its seaworthiness. 

Watch: Greenpeace activists board tanker with palm oil

Six Greenpeace activists boarded Stolt Tenacity for protest purposes, a giant tanker owned by Stolt Tankers, while the vessel was underway off the west coast of Spain, in the Gulf of Cadiz, on November 17. According to Greenpeace, the captain had already been informed via VHF radio for the protest.

Watch: World’s largest cruise ship christening in Miami

The world’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, was officially named at the new Terminal A in Miami, on November 15. Symphony of the Seas will sail in the Caribbean, while it will also visit the Bahamas. The ship measures 362 m in length and she will be able to accommodate 5,518 passengers

Watch: Blockchain technology system to focus on oil and gas industry

Canada-based PermianChain Technologies launches the blockchain technology ‘Permian Token’ aiming to oil and gas investments. Permian Token is a crypto-asset that supports holding rights to the value of proven reserve that is to be produced. The system enables the digital transfer of underlying assets value in the form of digitized value of oil.

Watch: The design of world’s most powerful tidal turbine

The animation video unveils the design of a new tidal turbine, as part of the FloTEC project, funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The Orbital O2 2MW, designed by Orbital Marine Power, is targeted to be deployed at EMEC in Orkney in 2020. The company believes that, when launched in 2020, it will be the most powerful tidal generating platform in the world.

Watch: Ships in sea during storms

This video provides a compilation of ships struggling with big waves during storms. Ships in storms can be a scary but spectacular sight. However, a ship’s master should always be aware of the weather forecast when moves in dangerous areas and be ready to appropriately handle the vessel.

Watch: Norwegian frigate eventually sinks after collision with tanker

Although being hold with wires, the Norwegian frigate ‘Helge Instad’ was depicted almost fully submerged on Tuesday, following collision last week with the Maltese-flagged oil tanker ‘Sola TS’ in Hjeltefjorden, off Bergen, in the early morning hours of Thursday. The Norwegian Coastal Administration is leading the oil spill response, while the Navy is leading the work on the crash investigation.

Watch: Symphony of the Seas coming back to Miami

The video depicts Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas cruise ship arriving at Terminal A in Miami. Symphony of the Seas is the 25th vessel belonging in Royal Caribbean’s fleet. The ship’s naming ceremony will be held on 15th of November 2018 during a celebration hosted by the vessel’s first ever Godfamily.


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