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MARITIME PIRACY DOWN IN 2017

An EU Naval Force warship sails with MT ARIS-13 after the vessel was released by Somali-based pirates in March 2017. Photo: EU NAVFOR Global maritime piracy has so far declined in 2017 compared to 2016 with a total of 121 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships reported in …

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WORLD’S FIRST FLOATING WIND FARM STARTS PRODUCTION

Hywind Scotland, the first floating wind farm in the world, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid. The 30MW wind farm, operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, is located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and will power approximately 20,000 households. The onshore operations and maintenance …

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ECDIS NOT BEING USED AS ANTICIPATED

The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has announced that it is conducting a safety study, in collaboration with the Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board, to understand why operators are not using ECDIS as envisaged by regulators and the system manufacturers. The news follows the release of a MAIB investigation …

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