OPINION | The cost of crime and corruption on Pacific fisheries

The Pacific Ocean is the most abundant fishing region, however an uptick in illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing around the islands means that might not alw ..

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VESSEL REVIEW | Blue Wind – Versatile installation jackup for Shimizu Corporation

A new large self-elevating platform (SEP) optimised for offshore wind installation activities has been handed over to Japanese engineering and construction company Shimiz ..

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BOOK REVIEW | U.S. Pacific Islanders and the Sea: A History of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (1976 – 2020)

This book is long overdue. It is the first and, to my knowledge, the only comprehensive natural resource study of modern open ocean fisheries in the US Pacific. In the bo ..

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COLUMN | Quick updates: Maersk Supply Service sold; The Metals Company borrows from Allseas as seabed mining negotiations get tense; Cadeler and Eneti report; Scottish Ferries report reveals ̶g̶r̶o̶s̶s̶ ̶n̶e̶g̶l̶i̶g̶e̶n̶c̶e̶ significant failings [Offshore Accounts]

It has been nearly six months since we whacked out one of our quick updates (last one here), so it is time to whip through the latest developments in our favourite compan ..

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Sailors Saved After A Huge Whale Sank 44ft Boat In Pacific Ocean

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  • Whale collided with sailboat 13 days into group’s three-week sailing trip from Galápagos Islands to French Polynesia.
  • A giant whale sank a sailing crew’s boat in the Pacific Ocean before the group was rescued at the end of an ordeal that could have come out of a novel.
  • After a whale sank their 44-foot sailboat Raindancer, Rick Rodriguez of Tavernier, Florida, and three pals endured 10 hours on a lifeboat and dinghy.

Sailing crew rescued after giant whale sank...

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COLUMN | Mining marriage made in heaven? DEME and Transocean co-operate in deep ocean minerals – new drillship conversion imminent after Allseas’ proof of concept [Offshore Accounts]

Some seriously odd things have been happening with everyone’s favourite penny stock deepsea mining player, The Metals Company. On January 31, Gerard Barron’s speculat ..

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Tonga Eruption: Mega Blast From Pacific Volcano Felt On Atlantic Bottom

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The Atlantic Ocean seabed, 18,000 kilometres away from the Pacific Ocean, felt the effects of the enormous volcanic explosion that occurred there last year, as reported by BBC.

Ground motions 

Hunga-destructive Tonga’s eruption On January 15, 2022, Hunga-Ha’apai generated pressure waves that travelled through the atmosphere, linked with the ocean’s surface, and activated 50 extremely sensitive seismometers that were submerged 5,000 metres beneath the surface...

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REMINISCENCES | Asherah, a two-man submarine named for a Phoenician goddess

This all started in 1959 when a twenty-six-year-old who was studying for his PhD in archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania was asked if he would like to direct the ..

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Hidden Underwater Forests Helpful In Tackling The Climate Crisis

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  • Despite being one of the fastest growing plants on Earth, kelp has historically been difficult to map.
  • Seaweed forests can act as a vital buffer against the climate crisis, absorbing carbon dioxide from seawater and the atmosphere.
  • Underwater forests could also have a role in efforts to alleviate the world’s food security crisis, thanks to their rapid growth.

Bubbles stream furiously behind Frank Hurd as he gently parts the curtains of giant kelp. Green and...

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