Offshore renewable energy installations (OREI) – impact on shipping

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The location, size and irregular shape of Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREI) present new challenges to the safe navigation and communication of shipping and emergency rescue. These difficulties could contribute to a marine casualty leading to injury, death or loss of property, either at sea or among the population ashore. This guide provides details…

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Infographic – Deep Sea Drilling Facts

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Extracting natural resources is a process full of incredible science, cutting edge technology and heavy manpower. We are now more successful than ever at delivering the vital energy that powers our economy, safeguarding our precious deep sea environment and ensuring that we fully benefit from our reservoirs of oil and gas. For more interesting maritime…

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Bureau Veritas releases new rules for offshore service vessels and tugs

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has issued new rules for the Classification of Offshore Service Vessels and Tugs, including new class notations for pipelay vessels, accommodation units, offshore construction vessels and offshore support vessels. Gijsbert de Jong, Bureau Veritas Marine Marketing and Sales Director, said: “With this new publication Bureau Veritas provides the…

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DNVGL – DMA: Safety analysis provides offshore support vessels with new insight

New safety analysis can be used to harmonise safety on board offshore vessels carrying wind turbine technicians. The normal operations of this vessel type have resulted in a risk scenario considerably different from that of both ordinary cargo ships and passenger ships. Major risks are related to: fire hull and accommodation integrity stability man-over-board incorrect…

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New guidelines for the use of Drones offshore

A new publication to help guide the growing use offshore of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) – also known as drones – has been published by Oil & Gas UK. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations Management Standards and Guidelines were developed by a work group set up by the trade body, involving industry and aviation…

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Review of Maritime and Offshore Regulations and Standards for Offshore Wind

The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) in cooperation with DNVGL issued a Summary Report on maritime and offshore regulations and standards applicable to vessels in the North Sea wind energy industry, including Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. This report has been prepared based on publically available legislation and information at the time of issuance…

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Health and safety professionals welcome new offshore industry rules

Revised offshore safety case regulations in the UK will help to safeguard both workers and the environment, according to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc) Regulations 2015 (SCR 2015) came into force earlier this month. They apply to all oil and gas operations in…

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