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Watch: Partners remove DOT wind turbine

DOB-Academy published a video presenting the removal of the Delft Offshore Turbine (DOT) as part of the Slip Joint Offshore Research project. The removal of the turbine was conducted on August 16.

Watch: US Navy tests drone that detects vessel’s corrosion

The US Navy collaborated with the decommissioned USS Midway to trial an unmanned aerial vehicle as another tool in its inventory for the management of corrosion on its ships. The UAV captures ship imagery for a few minutes along its predetermined flight path.

Watch: Vehicle capsizes, four crewmembers missing

As the vehicle carrier ‘Golden Ray’ capsized in St. Simons Sound, Brunswick, Georgia, four of its crewmembers went missing; Thus, the USCG, along with the help of the vessel’s master and the chief engineer, are conducting search and rescue operations to stabilize the vessel and find the remaining crew.

Watch: Sea Shepherd arrests two illegal fishing trawlers

The Sea Shepherd has partnered with the government of Gambia to tackle and halt illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in West Africa. The partners arrested in late August two illegal fishing vessels for fishery violations.

Watch: 170-year old ship wreck almost intact underwater

Experts in Canada have published haunting images of HMS Terror, one of the world’s most famous ‘lost ships’, 170 years after the ship perished in the Arctic along with its 129 crewmen. Led by explorer Sir John Franklin in 1848, the HMS Terror was on its way to find the Northwest Passage.

Watch: MIT to develop ‘shapeshifting’ robotic boats

MIT’s fleet of robotic boats has been updated with new capabilities to “shapeshift,” by autonomously disconnecting and reassembling into a variety of configurations, to form floating structures in Amsterdam’s many canals. The autonomous boats are being developed as part of the ongoing “Roboat” project between MIT and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions.

Watch: Contracts awarded for LNG Canada tugs

HaiSea Marine, a joint venture partnership between the Haisla First Nation and Vancouver-based Seaspan ULC, announced the signing of a contract award with LNG Canada, a major LNG project, to design, build and operate escort tugs and harbor tugs required for LNG Canada’s LNG export facility in Kitimat.

Watch: Port of Hamburg uses ASVs for hydrography

The Port of Hamburg is currently testing the use of Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV), which can offer a number of advantages for hydrography. ASVs support the conventional sounding work of surveying vessels and can reach areas difficult to access.

Fishing for safety video: Why SMS is important in fishery

AMSA released ‘Fishing for Safety: Creating a Safety Management System’, a 16-minute video showing easy to understand steps, real-world stories and experiences of why an effective safety management system (SMS) is essential when working in the fishing industry.


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