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Converted OSV Enters Service in the UK as an Underwater Surveillance Ship

Oct 18, 2023

A converted offshore support vessel has taken on a new life as a dedicated underwater surveillance ship for the U.K.'s Royal Navy.Christened during a ceremony in London on October 10, RFA Proteus will be operated by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary…

Finland Probing Russian, Chinese Ships Over Gas Pipeline Damage

Oct 17, 2023

Finnish investigators looking into damage to a Finnish-Estonian gas pipeline said on Tuesday they are probing several ships, including one Chinese and one Russia-owned, which were present in the Gulf of Finland at the time.“Investigation measures have been focused on several vessels…

Finland Terminal Receives First LNG Cargo after Pipeline Breach

Oct 17, 2023

A tanker carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) arrived at Finland's Inkoo terminal on Tuesday, vessel tracking data showed, the first such cargo to appear following the Oct. 8 outage of a Finnish-Estonian gas pipeline.The Maran Gas Vergina, carrying U…

Putin Dismisses as Rubbish Idea Russia Atacked Baltic Pipeline

Oct 16, 2023

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday dismissed as 'rubbish' the idea that Russia had damaged a gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia and suggested such claims were made up to divert attention from what he said was a Western attack on Nord Stream…

Seismologists Detected Blast-like Waves near Broken Baltic Sea Pipeline

Oct 16, 2023

Nordic and Baltic seismologists said that they had detected blast-like waves on Sunday when a Baltic Sea gas pipeline ruptured but that the data was not strong enough to determine whether explosives were involved.Authorities in Finland and Estonia…

Major Gas Supplier Norway Closely Monitoring Baltic Sea Pipe Burst Probe

Oct 13, 2023

Norway, Europe's largest gas supplier, is closely monitoring the progress of a probe into unexplained damage on a Baltic Sea gas pipeline, having already stepped up security at its energy installations after the Nord Stream blasts last year…

Mozambique Attack Survivors File Complaint Against TotalEnergies

Oct 12, 2023

Survivors and relatives of victims of a 2021 insurgent attack in Mozambique have filed a complaint against TotalEnergies for negligence and indirect manslaughter, saying the company had failed to ensure the safety of subcontractors.TotalEnergies rejected the allegations…

Finland Can't Rule Out 'state actor' Involvement in Pipeline Damage

Oct 12, 2023

Finland can't rule out the possibility that a 'state actor' was involved in damaging a Baltic Sea gas pipeline and a parallel telecoms cable, the Finnish Security Intelligence Service said on Thursday as NATO ministers sat down to talks on the incident…

Nordics, Baltics Tighten Security at Energy Installations after Baltic Sea Pipe Burst

Oct 12, 2023

Norway and Lithuania tightened security at onshore energy installations, following Sunday's gas pipeline gas leak in the Baltic Sea, while Finland recommended energy operators to be more aware of security.On Tuesday, Helsinki said damage caused…

NATO to Respond if Baltic Sea Pipeline Damage Deliberate - Alliance Chief

Oct 11, 2023

NATO will discuss damage to a gas pipeline and data cable running between member states Finland and Estonia, and will mount a 'determined' response if the cause is proven to be a deliberate attack, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday…

Diverse Resources in Desperate Times

Oct 05, 2023

Offshore services vessels are designed for myriad activities in the maritime industry. But as multifunctional assets, they not only offer utilitarian capabilities that are indispensable for commercial diving, subsea construction, mining, and countless other activities…

Ørsted to Deploy Rutter's Wave Prediction Tech on CTVs

Sep 25, 2023

Offshore wind developer Ørsted is deploying Rutter’s wave prediction technology on board selected crew transfer vessels (CTV) worldwide within its contracted fleet to improve the safe transfer of personnel to offshore wind turbines.Roots of the initiative stretch back to 2018…

Failure to Maintain Crane Barge Led to $6 Million Loss

Sep 08, 2023

A barge owner’s lack of inspection and maintenance led to the capsizing and sinking of a crane barge last year in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.The crane barge Ambition was being towed when it capsized and sank on June 15…

Norway's Offshore Safety Watchdog to Change Name

Sep 07, 2023

Norway's offshore oil and gas safety body, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA), will change its name on January 1, 2024 to the Norwegian Ocean Industry Safety Authority (Noisa).“This new designation points our way forward,” says director general Anne Myhrvold…

Chevron Evacuates Gulf of Mexico Platforms Ahead of Hurricane Idalia

Aug 29, 2023

U.S. oil producer Chevron on Tuesday said it evacuated staff from three U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production platforms ahead of hurricane Idalia.Idalia was expected to become a major hurricane on Wednesday with sustained winds topping at least…

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