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News from Scotland (Region 4)


Recent years have seen an increase in large private yachts visiting the Clyde and West Coast of Scotland. Read the rest of this entry »

UK Ports Conference report Mike Robarts


The Association attended the ninth Annual UK Ports conference 2017 in London organised by the Waterfront conference company. The main theme of the conference was ‘The future of the UK ports industry’ .  Read the rest of this entry »

World’s biggest container ship: HR Wallingford and Harwich Haven Authority: Mike Robarts


The World’s biggest container ship eases into Felixstowe after pilot training using HR Wallingford’s navigation simulators, 12 June 2017 

Madrid Maersk, the latest in a long line of record-breaking container ships, arrived on 6 June 2017 at the Port of Felixstowe’s newest quay, its first port of call in Northern Europe on its maiden voyage. Read the rest of this entry »

Rolls-Royce tests remote vessel


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Rolls-Royce and Svitzer have successfully demonstrated the world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel in Copenhagen harbour, Denmark. Lloyds Register (LR) provided assurance for the vessel against our cyber-enabled ships ShipRight procedure. Read the rest of this entry »

First ships in the world to be certified Cyber SAFE delivered Lloyd’s Register


Photo: Lloyds

The first ships to be classed with Lloyd’s Register’s cyber notations have been delivered to Global United in Korea. Read the rest of this entry »

Partnership to build world’s first autonomous and zero emissions ship

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The vessel Yara Birkeland will be the world’s first fully electric and autonomous container ship, with zero emissions. Operation is planned to start in the latter half of 2018, shipping products from Yara’s Porsgrunn production plant to Brevik and Larvik in Norway. Read the rest of this entry »

Saildrones are redefining the collection of ocean data: Savaram Ravindra


Photo: Saildrone

Saildrone is an organisation that designs and manufactures solar and wind powered autonomous surface vehicles. These small, self-navigating sailboats are mounted with advanced sensor packages, making the collection of cost-effective, high resolution ocean data possible at scale. Read the rest of this entry »

Houston Pilots (USA) earn IMO’s award for exceptional bravery at sea: Clayton L. Diamond


Photo: gCaptain website

Pilots around the world are counted on twenty four hours a day, three hundred and sixty five days a year to use their skills, in-depth local knowledge and informed independent judgment to safely move all manner of ships through winding, narrow and crowded waterways, often in adverse weather conditions. This is what pilots do – make an extremely challenging and dangerous job look routine. Read the rest of this entry »

Future changes in global tides will change flood risk and tidal energy decisions: National Oceanography Centre


The first comprehensive study of the impact of global sea-level rise on tides has implications for future coastal flood risk, harbour management, and the long term planning of tidal energy sites. Read the rest of this entry »

Piloting vessels outside your CHA: Ken Pound

On 27th June 2017 many witnessed the departure of the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth from Rosyth Dockyard, a pretty impressive sight as she passed through the lock gates into the Firth of Forth. Read the rest of this entry »

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