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NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations will hold two hiring events in San Diego, California, on June 4 and 6, to recruit professional mariners to work aboard NOAA’s ocean research ships.

The performance of BAR Technologies’ WindWings® has been validated by DNV. In an interim report, DNV found that when sailing in favorable conditions the two WindWings installed on the MV Pyxis Ocean, a Kamsarmax bulk carrier under management of MC Shipping Singapore Branch and chartered by Cargill, reduced energy consumption of the main engine by 32% per nautical mile.

As Damen discussed in a recent article on future fuels, recent and forthcoming regulations are stimulating assessment of various types of alternative fuel technologies. All types of vessel and operations are affected—tugs included. Here, deep dive into the world of these workhorses and take a look at how Damen is preparing tugs today that will operate through the period of maritime transition.

Jan De Nul is making another major investment in the transition to renewable energy. The new XL ship will be the fifth vessel in Jan De Nul Group's cable-laying fleet. That fleet has installed 2,500 kilometers of submarine cables in 25 countries over the past decade. They connected Crete to mainland Greece, for example, so that the island no longer has to rely on diesel generators to generate electricity. Those cables span a length of 135 kilometers and are located at depths of up to 1,000 meters with a—to put it mildly—bitterly rough and challenging seabed.

Department of Commerce and NOAA announced $30 million to modernize and replace he equipment on the Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis (DART) Ocean Observing System as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. The contract, funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, was awarded to the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to develop equipment to support improved tsunami detection and warning.

Greensea IQ, the innovator behind EverClean, the premier always-clean hull service, and Seaward Marine Services, a leader in global ship husbandry, announced a groundbreaking five-year agreement. This alliance aims to expand each company’s service offerings by integrating their expertise in underwater hull cleaning (UWHC) technologies and services across the marine industry.

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