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Bollinger Shipyards to Refit NOAA's Largest Ship "Ronald H. Brown"

work on semi-submersible rigs and marine vessels on drydock and at the wet dock.The ship is named to honor the late Ronald H. Brown, the first African American to serve as Secretary of Commerce. Brown made it his mission to generate jobs and provide opportunities for ordinary Americans, and he was an ardent supporter of the NOAA fleet. He was killed in a plane crash on April 3, 1996, while on a trade mission to Bosnia

A broken container filled with furniture will be processed for salvage, recycling and waste onshore. (Photo: AMSA)

Australia Pressing Yang Ming to Pay for Container Cleanup

(AMSA) says it stepped in to handle the cleanup operations after the Taiwanese shipowner and its insurer Britannia P&I refused to take responsibility for retrieving the containers and associated debris that had scattered for miles along Australia's east coast. In December 2019 AMSA hired Ardent Oceania to perform the salvage work, which began April 3 and concluded on May 8.With the subsea recovery work now completed, AMSA says it intends to recover all associated costs from Yang Ming and its insurers.An investigation led by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) revealed cargo stowage

The first container loaded onto the MV Pride contains furniture products.(Photot: AMSA)

First YM Efficiency Containers Retrieved

more than 80 lost from containership YM Efficiency in the Tasman Sea, about 30 kilometers off Australia's east coast, in 2018. To date, 62 containers have been located on the seafloor while another 14 are still missing. Five containers were retrieved during previous recovery efforts.Salvage company Ardent Oceania has been hired to recover the remaining containers and associated debris from the seabed using the 130-meter offshore support vessel MV Pride, which began operating at the main containers cluster site off the Hunter Coast in New South Wales.Equipped with a 250-metric-ton active heave-compensating

Byron E. Vernicos Appointed as Ardent Rep

Byron E. Vernicos has been appointed exclusive Agent for Ardent for the Greek and Cypriot market.Ardent is a global specialist in emergency preparedness, emergency response, waste management, wreck removal, subsea services and decommissioning, servicing the marine and oil and gas industry. Byron E. Vernicos is a shipbroker who specializes in the offshore and maritime market since its establishment in 1978. Main focus areas are salvage, offshore vessels employment including deep sea towage and period charter, sale and purchase and other related activities. 

(Photo: Ocean Infinity)

Salvors Survey Grande America Wreck

on the wreck of the MV Grande America, which sank in the Bay of Biscay on March 12.Grande America capsized and sunk last month after its cargo of containers and vehicles caught fire during a voyage from Hamburg to Casablanca.Having entered into an agreement with marine services and salvage company Ardent, Ocean Infinity deployed its fleet of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) to locate the wreck. The firm then used its remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) to conduct a program of inspection and operations, in order to determine the state of the sunken container roll-on/roll-off (ConRo) vessel

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New Consortium for Offshore Decommissioning

A new global oil and gas decommissioning consortium launched today sets out to bring a collaborative supply chain approach, offering an end-to-end solution to reduce the decommissioning burden, risk and cost for operators.The consortium, which includes Lloyd’s Register (LR), WorleyParsons and Ardent, brings together 350 years of collective experience to reduce the interfaces, costs and risks of decommissioning for the oil and gas industry.The consortium includes experts to cover all aspects of decommissioning, from late life management to planning, readiness for removal, execution, waste management

Ardent, Vernicos, EPE Partner

Ardent, Vernicos Tugs and Salvage, a Greek-based tug & salvage service provider and Environmental Protection Engineering (EPE) a Greek-based Oil Spill Response provider, have formally partnered for future operations within Eastern Mediterranean and the adjacent waters. The three companies signed a cooperation agreement on 20th March 2018 to closely work together on future opportunities and at the same time retain their own corporate identities. Ardent, announces the formation of a partnership with Vernicos Tugs and Environmental Protection Engineering S.A. (EPE). This cooperation strategically

Performance Inflatables Acquires SUBSALVE

and dedicated staff throughout this process and we plan to support this great foundation in the years to come. Subsalve USA has been at the forefront of this industry working with the most demanding clients including the U.S .military, Oceaneering International Inc., McDermott Caspian Contractors Inc., Ardent and many other industry leaders across many sectors around the world. In addition, we look forward to adding to the capabilities of the business, and expand its impact regionally, globally and into adjacent product areas.&rdquo

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Troll Solution Wreck Removal Completed

two workers.   Initial efforts were made to refloat and salvage the jack-up, though the Troll Solution collapsed and sank into the seabed in approximately 30 meters water depth, coming to rest within 2 meters from the active CAAN-A platform.   Enter marine services and salvage company Ardent, who then deployed assets from several countries, including the Conquest MB-1 crane barge and a 1,000-ton hydraulic wreck grab from the Netherlands, as well as further support vessels deployed from the U.S. and Mexico.   The Conquest MB-1 with a maximum of 1,400 tons lifting capacity has been

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