Rena salvage entering final stages
Salvage teams on the stranded cargo vessel Rena off the coast of New Zealand started preparations to get fuel oil out of a submerged tank, authorities said. Most of the oil on Rena was removed since it struck a reef off the New Zealand coast in October. The bulk of the oil remaining on board is in a submerged tank on the ship's starboard side, which has structural damage.
Inland Salvage Inc. Completes Salvage of Partially Submerged Tugboat Near New Orleans
Inland Salvage Inc. recently completed the salvage of a capsized tugboat near the Huey P. Long Bridge in New Orleans, Louisiana The 46ft tugboat capsized at approximately 15:30 on September 30, 2011 and was lying partially submerged in approximately 15 feet of water near the vessel owner's fleet.
Van Oord wins rock-dumping project offshore Mexico
Dutch dredging and marine contractor Van Oord says its Van Oord‘s flexible fallpipe vessel (FFPV) Tertnes has been mobilised to the east coast of Mexico (Bay of Campeche) to execute subsea rock installation projects on pipelines and cables for various main contractors. The ultimate client is state oil and gas company PEMEX.
Siemens increases Marine Current Turbines stake to 45%
Siemens is increasing its stake in the UK-based Marine Current Turbines Ltd. to 45%. “With this increase in its stake, Siemens is strengthening its activities in ocean power generation. We will actively shape the commercialisation process of innovative marine current power plants,” said Michael Axmann, CFO of the newly founded Solar & Hydro Division within Siemens’ Energy Sector.
Daewoo Shipbuilding eyes wind turbine maker Bard
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering said on Monday that it was considering purchasing German wind turbine maker Bard, as the South Korean shipbuilder seeks new revenue sources in the fast-growing industry.