Tag Archives: Japan

Collaboration to Develop Large Ocean-Going Autonomous Vessel

Lloyd’s Register (LR) announced during Singapore Maritime Week a memorandum of understanding with both ST Engineering Electronics Ltd., an information communications technologies provider and co-creater of Smart City Solutions, and Mitsui & Co., Ltd., the second largest trading house in Japan. The partners will collaborate on a project titled, “Development of Ocean-going Autonomous Navigation System on a Marine Asset”. The collaboration

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Kreuz Subsea Hires its First Non-Executive Director

Global integrated subsea services business Kreuz Subsea has announced the appointment of Knut Eriksen as the board’s first independent non-executive director. Eriksen took up the advisory position on Dec. 1, 2018 and will support the business on a strategic level and help to identify future growth opportunities. Eriksen is an experienced leader in the field, having worked for more than

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New Study Examines Key Factors for Onboard Solar Power Systems

Eco Marine Power (EMP) has released a study on the use of solar power on ships and the selection and installation of related equipment. This study was carried out over a five-year period and included: installation of a trial system on the high speed RoRo Ferry Blue Star Delos, several ship surveys, computer-aided analysis and evaluation of various equipment in

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Federal Judge Dismisses Sailors’ Radiation Exposure Class Action

A federal judge on Friday dismissed without prejudice the latest class action filed by hundreds of U.S. sailors exposed to radiation in the Fukushima, Japan, nuclear disaster, finding a San Diego courtroom isn’t the right place for the case. The class attorney said that since the vast majority of the sailor-plaintiffs were stationed in San Diego and GE designed the

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Senior NOAA Official Calls for Retraction of Study on Illegal Fishing

Chris Oliver, recently appointed NOAA assistant administrator for fisheries, has called for retraction of a paper that finds one-fifth of the 2015 exports from Alaska to Japan illegal, unreported and unregulated. The paper was published July 6 in the journal Marine Policy and was criticized by Oliver in an Oct. 11 letter. Read more at Retraction Watch. Image: Kodiak Archipelago,

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USS Fitzgerald Crash

The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald has collided with a merchant vessel off Japan, resulting in seven deaths aboard the Fitzgerald. The cause of the crash is yet unknown, and the Navy will investigate. Read NPR’s speculation on the cause here. Caption: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following a collision with a

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