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The role of pilotage in the modern era
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 18:10

I think all would agree on the challenges facing marine transportation. It is a time of extraordinary technological change with liabilities surging around the world.

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No place for refuge
Thursday, 17 July 2014 17:51

It is the problem that just will not go away, periodically to be revisited when there is some incident that demonstrates its difficulties all over again. It is, of course, the impossibility of finding some sensible accommodation on the issue of places of refuge; a formula or procedure that will prevent the saga of the chemical laden ‘Maritime Maisie’ being repeated, time after time.

Earlier this month, the chairman of the London P&I Club, John Lyras, raised this impossible subject once more, noting in his annual report that 12 years on from the ‘Prestige’ incident, there has been a depressing lack of progress.

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Rise of the semisub floatel
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 17:31

Declining North Sea production and increasingly mature assets are expected to drive demand for offshore accommodation support, with the attributed maintenance, refurbishment and shutdown work requiring additional personnel-on-board and workshop capacity. However, the harsh met ocean conditions of the northern North Sea (NNS) ultimately limit operator choice to two types of accommodation - jackup barges and semisubs – due to the greater stability and safety offered.

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Offshore O&G innovation through software
Thursday, 16 January 2014 16:08

With the offshore oil and gas energy industry currently in the midst of a boom, especially in South East and central Asia, process streamlining and workflow innovation can increase efficiency and improve competitiveness.

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Interferry: Final round-up
Monday, 18 November 2013 17:15

Other important topics covered throughout Interferry's thirty-eighth annual conference in Malta included presentations and discussions on alternative fuels, ocean issues and a tribute to the host country of Malta.

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