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NOAA: What is a bight?

A bight is a long, gradual bend or recess in the shoreline that forms a large, open bay. Bights are shallow and may pose hazards to navigation, so their depths, in addition to any submerged features like sand bars and rock formations, are clearly marked on nautical charts.

Khalifa Port welcomes two of the world’s largest mega-vessels

CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal at Khalifa Port has received two of the world’s largest mega-vessels within less than a month. The two COSCO-owned ships, ‘SOLAR’ and ‘PISCES’, are the third and fourth main line vessels to pass through CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal.

World’s largest and first dual fuel crane vessel to start operations

The world’s biggest semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) is set to enter into service in the coming months for Heerema Marine Contractors, for offshore oil, gas and renewable energy installation and decommissioning jobs. This is also the world’s first dual-fuel crane vessel.

Russia to float out world’s largest monolithic fiberglass vessel

The Project 12700 third advanced minesweeper ‘Vladimir Yemelyanov’ will be floated out at the Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard in St. Petersburg on May 30, according to a Russian Navy spokesman. The Navy also claims that this ship will have the world’s largest hull made of monolith glass-fiber reinforced plastic.

World’s largest aluminium ship soon to be built

Australian shipbuilder Incat informed that has secured a contract to build the world’s largest aluminium ship. The company will construct the 130 metre long ship Buquebus, and it will operate between Argentina and Uruguay. Once completed, the ship will be the largest aluminium ferry ever built.

Nauticor becomes sole charterer of Kairos

Lithuanian LNG operator Klaipėdos Nafta (KN) and the German shipping company Nauticor have agreed on the sale of KN’s 10% stake in the charter contract of Kairos, the world’s largest LNG bunkering vessel to Nauticor. As a consequence of this transaction, Nauticor will become sole charterer of Kairos.

MOL, REHPL co-own world’s six largest VLECs

Japanese MOL and Reliance Ethane Holding agreed to co-owning of Six Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLECs) which are currently fully-owned by REHPL. The six VLECs were delivered in 2016-2017 and have been engaged for transportation of Liquefied Ethane from Houston in India.

Watch: New lift record set as Johan Sverdrup field centre is completed

Three days were enough to lift four of the last pieces in the Johan Sverdrup puzzle into place, namely the two final platform topsides, a bridge and a flare stack. The processing platform lift was the heaviest lift ever performed offshore. The installation and completion phase offshore at Johan Sverdrup began with installing the jacket for the riser platform in August 2017.

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