Scotland, a major player in Europe’s offshore industry, is seeking proposals in order to install wind turbines, an investment of more than $10.2 billion, Crown Estate Scotland reported.
ION Geophysical Corporation successfully retrofitted from manual operations to Marlin™ SmartPort optimization software for the initial project at Montrose Port Authority in Scotland.
Scotland’s largest agricultural products hub is now fully operational at the Port of Rosyth with the arrival of the Baltic Mantis bulk cargo ship and its load of over 30,000 tonnes of animal feed from Argentina.
On Firday 14 February, the “MV Caledonian Isles” ferry vessel owned by the CalMac Ferries, faced rough weather conditions as it was struggling to berth at the Ardrossan harbor. Namely its crewmembers had to deal and operate under the storm Dennis’ high winds.
Following the rough weather conditions of the Storm Ciara in the UK and Ireland, Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) crewmembers faced strong winds during their rescue operation upon a fishing boat that was stranded without power, on Sunday 9 February in Edinburgh, Scotland.
According to the Peterhead Sheriff’s Court, a Scottish skipper has been found guilty for assaulting and racially-aggravating harassment upon five non-European crewmemebes, during a six-year period.
On 11 January, a coastal freighter anchored in Oban bay, Scotland requested help from the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) in Oban Station, as it was facing difficulties due to force winds. In light of the situation, Oban RNLI Lifeboat “Mora Edith MacDonald” was sent in the area to provide its assistance to the dragged vessel.
According to a recent analysis by the Marine Scotland Science and other scientists involved, an extinct underwater volcano off north west Scotland proved to be home for several and vital marine ecosystems. Specifically, they identified different communities of creatures living at various depths on the seamount.
About 220 pounds of tangled netting, rope, debris and plastic have been found inside the belly of a dead whale, near to a Scottish beach. The dead sperm whale was found from a local whale research group on November 30, on Luskentyre Beach in the Outer Hebrides.
The maritime sector in Scotland directly supports nearly £10 billion in turnover and 41,000 jobs, according to a new report launched by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) and commissioned by Maritime UK and the Scottish Maritime Cluster.
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