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Tech File: Underwater Unmanned Digital Twinning Project Gets Funding

May 12, 2021

Welaptega, an Ashtead Technology company, launched a $500,000  initiative to develop a product to enable digital twinning of underwater infrastructure.In collaboration with Whitecap Scientific, SubC Imaging, and Nova Scotia Community College SEATAC division…

White House Names Beaudreau as Deputy Interior Secretary

Apr 14, 2021

The White House on Wednesday nominated attorney Tommy Beaudreau, who oversaw energy development programs at the Interior department during the Obama administration, as the agency’s second in command.Beaudreau will return as deputy to Secretary…

UK, Japan Concerned Over East, South China Seas Situation

Feb 03, 2021

Four ministers from Japan and Britain voiced serious concern on Wednesday about the situation in the East and South China seas and opposed any unilateral attempts to change the status quo, in a apparent reference to China’s maritime expansion…

Biden Announces Return to Global Climate Accord, New Curbs on US Oil Industry

Jan 20, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced America's return to the international Paris Agreement to fight climate change, the centerpiece of a raft of day-one executive orders aimed at restoring U.S. leadership in combating global warming…

Operation Car Wash: Seadrill Served with Search and Seizure Warrant in Brazil

Sep 24, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill said Thursday its Brazilian subsidiary had been served with a search and seizure warrant in relation to a bribery investigation.'Seadrill Limited confirms that today its subsidiary Seadrill Serviços de Petroleo…

US, Guyana to Launch Joint Maritime Patrols Near Venezuela

Sep 18, 2020

The United States and Guyana will begin joint maritime patrols aimed at drug interdiction near the South American country’s disputed border with crisis-stricken Venezuela, the U.S. secretary of state and Guyana’s new president said on Friday…

Med Exploration Dispute Draw EU Sanctions for Turkey

Aug 28, 2020

The European Union is preparing sanctions against Turkey that could be discussed at the bloc's next summit on Sept. 24 in response to the eastern Mediterranean dispute with Greece, the EU's top diplomat said on Friday.The measures, meant to…

NATO Seeks to Avoid Accidents in East Med Dispute

Aug 27, 2020

NATO is looking at ways to avoid accidental clashes in the Eastern Mediterranean while supporting German diplomatic efforts to defuse the worsening dispute over energy resources there, the alliance’s chief said on Thursday.NATO Secretary-General…

Chinese Ships Intruded into Malaysian Waters 89 Times in Four Years -Report

Jul 14, 2020

Chinese coastguard and navy ships intruded into Malaysian waters in the disputed South China Sea 89 times between 2016 to 2019, and often remained in the area even after being turned away by the Malaysian navy, the government said in a report on Tuesday…

The Emerging U.S. Offshore Wind Industry in a Post-COVID-19 World

Jun 12, 2020

Join a webinar on June 17, 2020 for the global release of a major new market study on the depth, breadth and growth prospects of the Offshore Wind Market --  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UR5uY1boTOKdAAcAXDbR4gJust when it was looking…

First Major US Offshore Wind Farm Reaches Permitting Milestone

Jun 09, 2020

The first major U.S. offshore wind farm, planned for the Massachusetts coast, reached a key permitting milestone on Tuesday with the release of a long-awaited federal environmental study that considers the project's impacts on fisheries and navigation…

Greece, Italy to Sign Accord on Maritime Zones

Jun 09, 2020

Greece and Italy will sign an agreement on maritime boundaries during a visit by Italy's foreign minister to Athens on Tuesday, the Greek Foreign Affairs Ministry said.The deal follows months of tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean region over natural resources…

OPINION: Drowning in Oil, Regulatory Measures to Keep Prices Afloat

May 01, 2020

These days history seems to be in the making on a daily basis. On April 20, 2020, the price of the NYMEX West Texas Intermediate Sweet Crude Oil (WTI) futures contract for May delivery plunged into the negative, forcing sellers to actually pay…

Dutch Government Gives Shipbuilder IHC $435 Mln Lifeline

Apr 30, 2020

The Dutch government said on Thursday it is providing ailing shipbuilder Royal IHC with a lifeline of up to almost 400 million euros ($435 million), enabling the company's takeover by a consortium of marine companies and investors from Benelux countries…

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