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A Brief History of ROVs

James City County PD

According to The Remotely Operated Vehicle Committee of the Marine Technology Society: “Exactly who to credit with developing the first ROV will probably remain clouded, however, there are two who deserve credit. The PUV (Programmed Underwater Vehicle) was a torpedo developed by Luppis-Whitehead Automobile in Austria in 1864, however, the first tethered ROV, named POODLE, was developed by Dimitri Rebikoff

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Open Call for Renewable Energy Developers

Ocean DEMO logo

The EU-funded Ocean DEMO project has launched its second call.  The project has also awarded recommendations of support to 12 offshore renewable energy projects under its first call, which closed in July 2019. The high number of successful applicants shows the growing demand for, and readiness to, testing innovative offshore renewable technologies at sea. Funded by Interreg North-West Europe, Ocean

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Q&A: Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering–Career Possibilities

Huntington Ingalls cutter design

A new Bankrate study ranks the most and least valuable college majors and discovered that two niche and little known majors top the list of 162 fields of study: naval architecture and marine engineering. They are followed closely by nuclear and electrical engineering.   Many students may have little to no exposure to these career options and may dismiss them out of hand. But experts

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Delivery of First IMO 2020-Compliant Marine Fuel

GP Global bunkering

GP Global has successfully delivered the first International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020-compliant bunker load of low-sulphur fuel oil (LSFO).  The global conglomerate made this maiden delivery via its 6,000-tonner bunker barge at Fujairah, which will help serve the Port of Fujairah as well as adjoining ports, enabling the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to meet the IMO directive. This first bunkering of

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Competition for 3D-Printed Rescue Boat Hull

3D hull printing competition

Lloyd’s Register (LR) is partnering with Singapore’s National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC), Autodesk, ST Engineering’s Electronic sector and AML3D to launch a global design competition offering a first prize of S$30,000 (£17,500) to the winner of the best innovative design idea for a 3D-printed rescue boat hull.  This will be the first-ever full-scale rescue boat to be delivered by

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