An often underestimated and almost invisible – but certainly no less important – aspect of offshore wind farm development is the search for and the thorough investigation of unexploded ordnance: UXO. Boskalis explains how the company deals with this particular...
RDC Reield Marine Services, owners of the sunken tanker Princess Empress, report that specialised oil leak capping bags have successfully been installed on areas of the wreck. A remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) operated by the Japanese salvage vessel Shin Nichi Maru...
A Japanese remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) has found that the tanker Princess Empress, which sank off the Philippines in February, is leaking oil from all eight tanks. Meanwhile, the US Coast Guard will help the Philippine Coast Guard with the oil spill response. The...
Netherlands-based Fleet Cleaner now has a third specialist hull cleaning vessel, the Thunderbird 3. In addition, its hull cleaning ROVs can now be remotely operated from its remote operating control centre in Delft the Netherlands. Hull biofouling and its role in...
The Swedish Accident Investigation Authority has released some preliminary findings after conducting inspections of the Estonia shipwreck. The two holes in the ferry’s hull filmed by documentary filmmakers earlier have been confirmed and documented with scanning...
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