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

First YM Efficiency Containers Retrieved

revealed by the cameras on the MV Pride’s ROV.(Image: AMSA)Cause and responsibilityAn investigation led by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau's (ATSB) revealed cargo stowage deficiencies caused the YM Efficiency to lose the containers when it encountered five-meter swells off the Australian coast in June 2018.According to AMSA, the ship’s owners Yang Ming is responsible for retrieving the containers and other associated debris, but the the Taiwanese owners and their insurers Britannia P&I have taken a position that they do not believe that the containers constitute pollution

Royal Australian Navy (RAN) survey ship HMAS Melville located the submerged aircraft (File photo: Royal Australian Navy)

Crashed US Military Aircraft Found off Australian Coast

An Australian Navy survey ship has located a U.S. military aircraft that crashed off the Australian northeast coast at the weekend and left three Marines missing, Defence Minister Marise Payne said on Monday.   The navy divers will conduct remotely operated underwater vehicle operations before considering sending down divers, Payne said in a statement.   The U.S. Marine Corps had suspended a search for the three Marines missing since the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashed while on regular operations on Saturday. The Marines have described the incident as a "mishap" and

The Ichthys LNG Project’s 336 metre floating production, storage and offloading facility under construction.  Photo: INPEX

Ichthys Completes Subsea Installation

for their 40 year operational life by 40,000 tonnes of chain secured to more than 25,000 tonnes of foundation piles.   The Ichthys LNG Project—in essence three mega projects in one—incorporates some of the world’s biggest and most advanced offshore facilities off the Western Australian coast, massive onshore processing facilities in the Northern Territory, and an 890 kilometre pipeline to unite them.  

Torn off bow from the HMAS Sydney wreckage. (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

Subsea Tech Helps Solve Riddle of Lost World War II Ship

following a battle with the German cruiser Kormoran, which also sank. Since then it was never known why the Australian ship went down so quickly when it was pitted against a relatively small opponent.   The final resting place of the HMAS Sydney was only discovered in 2008 off the West Australian coast at a depth of 2,000 meters.    Ashtead became involved after being approached by DOF Subsea on behalf of the Western Australia Museum which has been working with Curtin University.   The specialist technical equipment supplied by Ashtead allowed researchers to carry out subsea

Shell plans to eliminate the need for some components on deck by extending eight 1-m-diameter pipes to a depth of 150m in order to pump frigid seawater up to help cool the gas – 50 million liters (50,000 cubic meters an hour.)

MTR 100: Royal Dutch Shell

stages at Shell, will pump up the size equation even more. Competitors include: •    Exxon in partnership with BHP Billiton is looking to install what would be the world’s largest FLNG - a 495 meters (1,624 feet) long facility - in its Scarborough gas field off the Australian coast. Design specs call for it to produce an estimated 6 million to 7 million mt/year of LNG from five trains, and to hold 10 storage tanks with a capacity of 380,000 cubic meters. •    Malaysia’s PETRONAS plans to launch an FLNG plant in 2015, and has already announced

Fire Onboard Australian Navy Submarine

HMAS Waller, one of the Royal Australian Navy’s submarines, experienced a fire whilst on the surface off the West Australian coast. Emergency response actions were taken to extinguish the fire. There were no causalities. As a precaution four members of the ship’s crew who were involved in the response to the fire have been landed for observation. HMAS Waller had recently completed a scheduled maintenance period and was at sea as part of her return to operations. A full investigation into the incident will be held.  

Ichthys LNG Facility to Use Light Structures Monitoring Solution

platform ever built. Based on this data, analyses and calculations will be undertaken to monitor fatigue development across crucial structural areas. “The importance of this project, which is set to produce an initial capacity of 8.4 million tons of LNG and 1.6million tons of LPG off the Australian coast per annum, has led to understandably stringent quality and safety requirements,” Paulsen commented. “Our system is one of less than a handful capable of meeting these requirements and, given our track record on LNG FPSOs – we have recently installed systems on ENI’s Goliat

Australian Navy Ships Complete PNG Survey

Navy. “Navy is responsible for meeting Australia’s obligations under the UN Convention for Safety Of Life At Sea for provision of national hydrographic services,” Rear Admiral Barrett said. “Our hydrographic ships and aircraft perform this vital task, not only around the Australian coast line, but throughout the region. “The Dawson’s Strait survey is another example of Navy’s highly skilled people working hard to ensure the safe passage of mariners and trade.” Mermaid and Paluma are two of four Paluma Class Survey Motor Launches (SML) operated by the

Prelude Turret sail-away: Photo credit Drydocks World

Drydocks World Send Off First Shell Prelude Turret Module

soon follow. The Prelude FLNG unit will be 488-metres long and when fully loaded will weigh more than 600,000 tonnes. It will be the largest structure ever sent to sea displacing as much water as a fleet of six aircraft carriers. The vessel is to work at the Prelude offshore field 200 kms from the Australian coast. The turret for Prelude FLNG is the biggest turret ever built and over 800 workers are engaged in its construction. It is being built in five modules which when put together will weigh in at 10,500 tons. The first steel cutting took place on May 5, 2012. The nearly 100-metre mooring turret

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