An Australian technology company has embarked on a project that seeks to use ocean waves to generate electricity for consumption by the general public. Developed by Melbourne-based Wave Swell Energy (WSE), the UniWave200 demonstrator device consists of a cement structure that is anchored to the seabed and is fitted with a ..
Waiting for Godot is a stage play where (Spoiler alert!) very little actually happens. Two tramps named Vladimir and Estragon meet beside a tree. They are waiting for a character called Godot. They meet a couple of minor characters. They talk. They wait. They talk some more. A boy arrives to tell them that Godot won’t be ..
Interestingly, electric-powered vessels figure prominently in this month’s focus on the passenger vessel sector, indicating operators’ growing preference for low-emission propulsion systems. These vessels include ferries and tour boats in service in Western Europe, India, and New Zealand. Ferries • Ro-Pax • ..
This month’s focus on the offshore sector includes reviews of vessels in the extraction and maintenance sectors. A new diamond mining vessel begins operations in Namibia as China places a large-capacity jackup drilling rig into service in home waters. Maintenance support newbuilds meanwhile include a Chinese platform ..
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the Busan Metropolitan City of the Republic of Korea, and New York-based technology company OCEANIX recently unveiled the design of what UN-Habitat claims is the world’s first prototype sustainable floating city. The OCEANIX Busan floating pontoon city project ..
In January, the UK’s defence chief, Tony Radakin, warned that Russian submarine and underwater activities were directly threatening subsea cable systems. There’s speculation that Russia could cut cables if it further escalates the war in Ukraine. In July, the former head of Mauritius Telecom accused the country’s ..
A new inland tug slated for a Brazilian operator is launched in Turkey while a Japanese shipowner will convert one of its existing towage assets to allow for ammonia-fuel ..
CWind Taiwan, a joint venture between UK-based CWind and Taiwanese vessel operator the International Ocean Group (IOG), has acquired a new windfarm support catamaran crew ..