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New Port of Blyth animation shows estuary redevelopment potential

Port of Blyth has revealed (see External Link below) exciting plans for how the River Blyth’s upper estuary could look following the planned redevelopment programmes currently under way at its Bates and Battleship Wharf terminals, as well as at the neighbouring Northumberland Energy Park. Bates Terminal has recently been created by the joining together of […]

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ABPmer undertakes Port Marine Safety Code Assurance Audit in the Shetland Isles

Shetland Islands Council, in its role as Harbour Authority, recently contracted UKHMA Commercial Member ABPmer to carry out an assurance audit of its compliance with the Port Marine Safety Code (PMSC). Image: Shuttle Tanker Loch Rannoch at Jetty 4 Sullom Voe Oil Terminal (copyright John Bateson) The Council operates a number of ports, the largest […]

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Dragging anchor and subsequent collisions by general cargo vessel Celtic Spirit

Accident Investigation Report 18/2018 Investigation report into marine accident including what happened, safety lessons and actions taken: MAIB investigation report 18-2018: Celtic Spirit Summary During the morning of 1 March 2018, the UK registered general cargo vessel Celtic Spirit started to drag its anchor in heavy weather on the River Humber, UK The watchkeeper did […]

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