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As technology continues to advance, the ability to automate many processes is becoming the wave of the future. Flying drones are already prevalent in many industries and the use of driverless cars seems to be on the verge of a breakthrough. In the maritime industry, unmanned vessels are now on the horizon. While unmanned vessels have many advantages, their introduction may necessitate re-thinking ...
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At around 1:55 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, the U.S. Coast Guard reported that there had been a collision between two ships in the Houston Ship Channel. The collision between a 445-foot oil tanker (Chembulk Houston) and a 900-foot cargo ship (Montealegre) occurred south of San Leon and east of Dollar Bay about two miles off of the coast. It was not immediately known what caused the collision, but ...
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On March 4, an incident occurred on an offshore drilling rig where a roughneck suffered from serious crush injuries. The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has since announced that they intend to launch an investigation into the incident. In their announcement, the PSA noted specifically that they are seeking to clarify the course of events, as well as identify the causes of it—both direct ...
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