Archives: October 2014

US MARITIME LEGISLATION LEFT PENDING

October 31, 2014 5:57 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Since the 113th Congress passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (“WRRDA,” Pub. L. 113-121), Congress has not been able to accomplish much. A variety of bills are left to be considered, if at all, during the lame duck session that is scheduled to begin the day after Veterans Day (November 12, 2014), according to Majority Leader Harry Reid. Any legislation not considered and passed by the end of this year will have to be reintroduced in the next Congress, the 114th, which begins in January 2015. (Each Congress lasts two years; legislation not passed by the end of the second year of a Congress dies.) Read the rest of this entry »

CAGE GOES FOR KONGSBERG

October 23, 2014 5:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts

CAGE, Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate has selected Kongsberg Maritime to develop and deliver two ocean observatories. The observatories will be deployed off the coast of Svalbard (Norwegian islands in the Arctic Ocean) during 2015, to monitor methane leaks from the seabed. The contract for this project was signed 6th October 2014. Read the rest of this entry »