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Watch: World ROV market on the increase again

The market for work-class ROVs is on the increase again as the oil and gas industry is now exiting a cyclical downturn and entering a period of recovery, according to Westwood energy consultancy. Cost efficiency remains critical and drives the need for modern systems that can maximise uptime.

Watch: Assembling Equinor’s giant Mariner platform

Equinor launched a video of the hook-up and commissioning operations on its Mariner platform in the UK North Sea. 800 people are working offshore on the huge hook-up operation to prepare the platform for production. Mariner is the largest field development on the UK continental shelf in recent years. 

Watch: NTSB investigation video on El Faro disaster

This 15 minute video summarizes the NTSB investigation of one of the greatest marine disasters in US waters, the sinking of El Faro with the loss of 33 mariners, on 1 October 2015. The film examines the cause of the accident and discusses associated recommendations to improve marine safety.

Watch: Maritime business and human rights

In its latest series of maritime education videos, Human Rights at Sea is covering the introduction to the topic of the development of Business and Human Rights in the maritime environment. The 2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are international voluntary guidance for business and human rights.

Watch: Lessons from disabled emergency on cruise ship

CHIRP Maritime analyzes a case of a safety drill exercise involving a woman and her disabled husband on a cruise ship. According to the woman’s report, their cabin was on deck 12, and the muster station, where they had to proceed, was five decks below. How were she and her husband to achieve this drill? 

Watch: BIMCO shipping market analysis

In the video, Mr Peter Sand, BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst, provides an extensive insight on the latest market conditions for shipping: Dry bulk has recently seen an improved market except the iron ore segment, container shipping is a little bit ‘disappointing’, while tanker shipping is extremely bad market right now.

Watch: 28 rescued after fishing vessel catches fire

Twenty-eight people were rescued after a fishing vessel sustained fire, about 46 miles southwest of Serranilla Bank, Colombia, on Thursday late night.  The 774-foot tanker ‘Challenge Pollux’ rescued the 28 people from the water in a joint effort with the US Coast Guard and Colombian Navy, on Friday.

Watch: Major fire destroys luxury yacht in Dubrovnik

In the morning hours of 7 September, the Maltese-flagged luxury yacht ‘Kanga’ suffered a major fire while off the cruise port of Dubrovnik, Croatia, with nine crew members and four passengers onboard. Initial reports suggest an electrical failure triggered the fire. 

Watch: Greater energy efficiency to reduce energy demand from 2030

In this video, Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO of DNV GL, and Sverre Alvik, ETO Programme Director, explain the findings of the Energy Transition Outlook. They say that until 2050, energy from renewables will meet 50% of our energy needs. However, currently we are on course to miss the 2⁰C goal by Paris Agreement.

Watch: Timelapse of a ship recycling in Alang

The video provides a timelapse of a ship breaking procedure in the world’s largest ship recycling facility, in Alang, India. Alang has been found several times at the centre of global criticism regarding the unsafe working conditions and environmentally unsustainable practices, as Bangladeshi and Pakistani shipbreaking yards.


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