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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.

Watch: Norwegian Encore floats out

On August 17th, 2019, Norwegian Encore successfully completed a major construction milestone, when it emerged for the first time from the Meyer Werft ship building dock in Papenburg, Germany. Norwegian Encore will be at the shipyard port for the final phase of construction, before its conveyance up the Ems River and towards the North Sea at the end of September.

Watch: Vopak Terminal Botlek well underway

As the Port of Rotterdam informs, after the first six tanks arrived at the end of July, the expansion of Vopak Botlek is well underway. With this project, 63,000 cubic metres of storage capacity must have been added to the arsenal by the second half of 2020. The expansion is being built ‘fit-for-purpose’ for the storage of styrene.

Watch: Kite power system performs first flight in North Sea

Makani conducted the first flights of its energy kite from a floating platform in the North Sea. The energy kites use a wing tethered to a ground station to efficiently harness energy from the wind, generating electricity at utility-scale. The kite flies autonomously in loops, and rotors on the wing spin as the wind moves through them, thus generating electricity that is sent down the tether to the grid.

Watch: An underwater internet of things

To investigate the unexplored oceans covering most our planet, researchers aim to build an underwater network of interconnected sensors that send data to the surface; — an underwater “internet of things.”  MIT researchers could use a battery-free underwater communication system that uses near-zero power to transmit sensor data.

Watch: World’s longest wind turbine blade is now in UK

The world’s longest offshore wind turbine blade has touched down at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s testing facilities in Blyth, Northumberland. The 107-meter LM Wind Power blade is  a milestone for the wind industry.

Watch: Launch of world’s first electric hydrofoil jet ski

The University of Western Australia teamed up with Perth-based start-up company Electro.Aero, and funding sponsor Galaxy Resources, to develop the world’s first electric hydrofoil personal watercraft, named WaveFlyer. The zero-emission vessel operates rising above the water.

Watch: Float to survive in cold water

The UK’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) published a video advising what one can do and can act to float on water and not drown. Following its ‘Respect the water’ campaign, falling into cold water shocks the body.

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