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MPI Vessel Resolution set for crane upgrade

MPI Offshore and Centrica, long-term charterers of the wind turbine installation vessel MPI Resolution,have reached agreement to upgrade the main crane on board the vessel.


Bibby Offshore Acquires Dive Support Vessel

Bibby Offshore Limited, the Aberdeen-based provider of subsea construction and offshore management services, today announced that it has acquired the dive support vessel (DSV), Bibby Sapphire, from the vessel’s present owner, Volstad Subsea AS.

A £34million loan facility has been provided by Standard Chartered Bank to fully fund the acquisition. Standard Chartered Bank will act as sole lender in the transaction.


Unsafe Lifeboat Release Mechanisms

Draft guidelines to ensure release mechanisms for lifeboats are replaced with those complying with new, stricter safety standards have been agreed by IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment (DE), 53rd session, in order to reduce the number of accidents involving lifeboats, particularly those which have occurred during drills or inspection.

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