VIDEO: Oldendorff explores Anemoi rotor sail solution for bulkers; Keppel O&M to exit offshore rig building

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VIDEO: Oldendorff explores Anemoi rotor sail solution for bulkers

Germany’s Oldendorff Carriers is exploring fitting vertical rotor sails on a Newcastlemax bulk carrier of 207,000 dwt, using Anemoi patented vertical rotors that can lowered from into a horizontal position on deck so as not to interfere with cargo operations and air draft limitations. Full Article

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Avenir launches world’s largest LNG bunkering vessel; Two FMC Commissioners urge Biden to speed maritime vaccinations

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Avenir launches world’s largest LNG bunkering vessel

London-headquartered Avenir LNG—in which Stolt-Nielsen Limited, Golar LNG Ltd and Höegh LNG are majority shareholders—reports that the 20,000-cubic-meter Avenir Allegiance, the world’s largest dual-purpose, LNG supply and bunkering vessel has been launched at China’s Zhoushan Changhong International Shipyard. Full Article

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Biden executive order reaffirms Jones Act support; Cashman awards design contract for new hopper dredge

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Biden executive order reaffirms Jones Act support

In signing his “Buy American” executive order recently, President Biden specifically endorsed the importance of the Jones Act , saying the executive action “reiterates my strong support for the Jones Act and American vessels, and our ports, especially those important for America’s clean energy future and the development of offshore renewable energy.” Full Article

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Biden actions on climate change may have big implications across maritime sector; Kirby reports on “extremely challenging year”

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Biden actions on climate change may have big implications across maritime sector

Back in the Paris Agreement, the U.S. is likely to be all in on efforts to curb global shipping emissions. Meantime an Executive Order signed by President Biden yesterday got rave reviews from offshore wind advocates, but not from OMSA. Full Article

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Exmouth RNLI rescue stray dog in River Exe

1 : Rescue 28 01 21 – photograph of ‘Chezz’ safely in the hands of volunteer crew (L-R), Roy Stott, David Preece and James Edge. Credit : Steve Hockings-Thompson / Exmouth RNLI

2 : RNLI Dogs Advice Poster Credit : RNLI

Exmouth RNLI crew members were involved in the rescue of a stray dog in the River Exe earlier this afternoon.

At 15:20 hrs today, Thursday 28 January 2021, the Exmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat was tasked by H.M. Coastguard to attend a report that a 13 year old Cocker Spaniel named ‘Chezz’ was trapped in a mud bank on the River Exe off Lower Halsdon Farm. Continue reading