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Fisk Marine Insurance International, LLC
INDUSTRY NEWS
The US Navy has announced that the construction of the fourth Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship has officially commenced. The General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO) shipyard in San Diego, California, is developing the vessel designated as ESB 6.
 
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated its guidance for employers performing construction work of all types. The agency’s guidance is not a standard or regulation, so it is not legally binding.  
 
Royal Dutch Shell Plc said it will write down between $15 billion and $22 billion in the second quarter, as the company gave investors a wider glimpse of just how severely the coronavirus crisis has hit the oil industry.
 
Chet Morrison Contractors, LLC
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Commercial divers need to be constantly aware of illnesses and substances that could affect their lungs. As recreational marijuana has become legalized and CBD oil usage has increased, divers need to be aware of the impact these substances can have on them.
 
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Naylor Association Solutions
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
India, the third-biggest oil consumer, expects fuel demand to return to normal earlier than projections by the International Energy Agency and OPEC. 
 
Mubadala Petroleum and Tap Oil have agreed to drill an additional development well this year in the Manora oil field in the Gulf of Thailand. The jackup Valaris 115 will drill the MNA-28 well from a new platform slot.
 
The HVAC platform will form part of an offshore wind farm in the HKZ grid connection in the Dutch North Sea. The topsides is expected to weigh about 3,700T and have a connection capacity of 700 MW.
 
Dive Commercial International, Inc.
NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Fugro has completed what it claims was the Middle East’s first fully autonomous geophysical shallow-water route survey. n uncrewed surface vessel (USV) controlled from the company’s remote operations center in Abu Dhabi captured geophysical data across a survey area 40 km (25 mi) from the country’s coast.
 
Optime Subsea has launched a device that removes umbilical-controlled tubing hanger operations, with Norwegian firm Aker BP as the first client for the new technology. The device is expected to increase safety, and reduce operational time, cost, and environmental risks.
 
Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc.
Saab Seaeye Ltd
 

 

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