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Sunken Stellar Daisy Located

Feb 17, 2019

The Stellar Daisy, a massive South Korean tanker that sank in March 2017, was spotted on the floor of the South Atlantic Ocean nearly two years later.Exploration company Ocean Infinity said that it has located the wreck of the lost South Korean tanker…

Oil Spill Cleanup Device Tailored for the Arctic

Jan 04, 2019

A new oil spill response device capable of cleaning up spills in arctic conditions has been launched in an effort to bolster Norway’s spill preparedness.The new device, dubbed Arctic FoxTail, is a winterized version of H. Henriksen’s standard Foxtail vertical adhesion band (VAB) skimmer…

Crude Oil Spill Near Port Sulphur, La.

Dec 10, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Sunday it is responding to a crude oil discharge in Rattle Snake Bayou, southwest of Port Sulphur, La.Coast Guard watchstanders in New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center that the well was reported to be leaking…

Horizon Maritime Adds Tidewater OSV to Its Fleet

Sep 18, 2018

As momentum continues to slowly ramp up in the offshore sector, Horizon Maritime said it has grown its fleet with the addition of another multifunctional offshore support vessels (OSV) from Houston-based Tidewater Marine.The new vessel, Tidewater Enabler…

Transocean Winner loaded onto Hawk

Oct 07, 2016

The Transocean Winner has been loaded onto the Hawk semisubmersible heavy lift ship, and is preparing for its journey to Turkey, according to the UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA). The Transocean Winner…

Beleaguered rig readies for latest move attempt

Oct 05, 2016

UK authorities are hopeful that they may finally have a weather window to move the Transocean Winner semisubmersible rig. With just days to go before the heavy transport vessel due to move it is due to come off contract, contingencies are already being assessed…

Weather delays Transocean Winner move training

Sep 23, 2016

A containment boom deployment training exercise ahead of moving a rig which had grounded on the Scottish coast has been postponed for at least two days due to windy weather, according to the UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).  The…

OHT to transport Transocean Winner

Sep 08, 2016

Norwegian firm Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) has been contracted to transport the Transocean Winner drilling rig to Turkey using a semisubmersible heavy lift vessel.  It is expected that the rig will be floated onto the semisubmersible heavy lift vessel OHT HAWK…

Grounded rig Transocean Winner refloated

Aug 23, 2016

At 10pm last night (Monday 22 August) the Transocean Winner drilling rig was successfully refloated from Dalmore Bay, on the Isle of Lewis, off the west of Scotland, where it had grounded just over two weeks ago. Following its refloat…

UPDATED: Salvage crew board grounded rig

Aug 15, 2016

A team of eight salvors have finally made it aboard the stricken semisubmersible drilling rig, which grounded off the Isle of Lewis, off Scotland, a week ago today. The rig grounded early last Monday morning after parting from the tug…

Angola salvage will take 10 months

Apr 28, 2014

Boskalis said that salvage work to remove a capsized jackup from shallow waters near Angola's new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant should be completed by March 2015. The three-legged Perro Negro 6 jackup drilling rig (shown at…

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