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.
OceanBased Perpetual Energy agreed to develop the world’s largest commercial ocean current energy project. The deal was signed with Florida Atlantic University’s Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Centre, focusing off Florida, to install hundreds of megawatts of ocean current generating equipment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Princess Cruises announced debut of a 111-day World Cruise that will visit 50 destinations in 32 countries, across six continents, including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, South America and North America, starting from 2021.
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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