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December 20, 2010

Nuclear fuel carrier saved by magnetic patch

Nuclear fuel carrier saved by magnetic patch

A magnetic patch made by Miko Marine AS of Norway has been used to seal a leak in the hull of the nuclear waste freighter Puma . The Danish-flagged ship was in danger of sinking on Saturday evening (18th December) when it experienced a leak in its engine room while sailing south along the coast of Norway following its delivery of 333 tons of spent nuclear fuel to Murmansk.

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November 11, 2010

Successful first full-size trial of ShipArrestor system

Successful first full-size trial of ShipArrestor system

Miko Marine AS, of Oslo, can now confirm that it has successfully completed the first full-scale test of its pioneering ShipArrestor system. This enables a helicopter to attach a sea anchor on a tow line to an unmanned vessel such as a tanker that is drifting without power. By reducing the speed of the ship’s drift, the ShipArrestor increases the time available for rescue tugs to reach the vessel before it runs aground with potentially severe environmental consequences.

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August 24, 2010

Miko Re-floating System

Miko Re-floating System

A re-floating operation of a sunken or partly sunken structure is a challenging operation. High attention is paid to safety and, – when on site, a high cost crane vessel must work efficiently. A combination of crane vessels and the new Miko Re-floating …

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March 16, 2010

Emergency patch prevents trawler capsize

Emergency patch prevents trawler capsize

A major incident was narrowly avoided following an early morning collision between two trawlers off the island of Senja in the Arctic north of Norway this month. The 68-metre purse seinerHundvåkøy was returning to port with a 1500 ton catch of capelin when it was in collision with the Hordafor 4 and sustained major hull damage.

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March 15, 2010

New lightweight high performance chain boosts ShipArrestor project

Miko Marine of Norway reports that progress with the European ShipArrestor Project has been boosted following the development of a suitable lightweight chain. The two-year ShipArrestor project is aimed at introducing a technique that will enable a tow line and …

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