The Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution (KNRM) is looking back on a busy and intense year. In 2022, the KNRM fleet sailed out 2524 times for requests for help. That was ten per cent more than the previous year, but twenty per cent less than in 2020, the busiest...
The monopile that was damaged by the drifting vessel Julietta D will be removed. Vattenfall Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 has issued a tender to this effect. Vattenfall Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 is a joint venture between Vattenfall, BASF and Allianz. It has issued an...
The Dutch Safety Board is starting an investigation into the increasing crowdedness of the North Sea. The construction of, among other things, wind farms and the increase in shipping with ever larger ships are making the North Sea a lot busier. The Dutch Safety Board...
After the MSC Zoe incident, the Dutch government has investigated whether Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) could help prevent such accidents. The result is that VTS will be introduced north of the Wadden Islands. In addition, Vessel Traffic Monitoring will be established...
The Maritime Research Institute of the Netherlands (MARIN) has tested three innovative barriers to prevent collisions between ships and wind turbines. The immediate cause for this research was the incident with the Julietta D on 31 January 2022. This drifting ship...
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