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OEV acquires Nautilus production support vessel

Daniel Gleeson for International Mining | 12 December 2018 Ocean Energy Ventures (OEV), a subsidiary of the MDL Energy...
CEO Paula Ma'u (R) and Ta'hirih Fifita Hokafonu. - ‘Olive Tree planting by the Red Sea in Egypt - The purpose for was to contribute to the efforts of biodiversity through planting olive trees at the Peace and Environment Museum or known as the Peace Park. It was also in support of the “Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and Vision to 2050” for Egypt with suggestion to revisit it after 25 years marking the collective efforts of the member countries. Photo/Facebook

Deep sea mining a possibility, but could harm tourist industry, warns ministry CEO

Philip Cass for Kaniva Tonga News | 6 December 2018 Tonga is exploring the possibility of deep sea mining.
A manganese-crusted rock sample being grabbed from the Te Tukunga o Fakahotu dive site, just north of the Manihiki Plateau, near the Cook Islands. Photo: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Mountains in the Deep: Exploring the Central Pacific Basin.

Cooks opposition in the dark over seabed mining

Radio New Zealand | 10 December 2018 The Cook Islands opposition MP Selina Napa has asked the government to...
If commercial mining of seabeds is to prove viable, specialist machinery such as robot submarines will need to be developed. AFP

India sees ocean floor as ripe for mining

The National | 6 December 2018 In the classic 1870 Jules Verne novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, underwater explorer...
submerged trials deep sea mining

A high-profile deep-sea mining company is struggling

The Economist | 5 December 2018 AFTER LISTING on the Toronto stock exchange in 2006 Nautilus Minerals became the...
Container ships currently use bunker fuel, a residue from crude oil that is cheaper but dirtier than petrol and diesel © Bloomberg

Maersk pledges to cut carbon emissions to zero by 2050

Richard Milne for the Financial Times | 4 December 2018 The world’s largest container shipping company has pledged...
Nautilus Minerals' PSV under construction

Nautilus jumps on possible support vessel reprieve

Mining Journal | 7 December 2018 Marine mining pioneer Nautilus Minerals jumped 20% in Toronto this week after it...
A new species of the sea-anemone-like Relicanthus clings to a sponge stalk on the floor of the Pacific Ocean.Credit: D. J. Amon & C. R. Smith

The final frontier: who owns the oceans and their hidden treasures?

Zoe Tabary for Thomson Reuters Foundation | 4 December 2018 LONDON, Dec 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ransom-hungry pirates, polar explorers, offshore oil giants - the...
Nautilus vessel construction surpasses 75% Big Month at Nautilus

Nautilus Looks to Joint Venture to Refinance Seafloor Mining Support Vessel

Maritime Executive | 3 December 2018 Nautilus Minerals has announced that it is currently negotiating the terms of an agreement for a joint venture (JV)...
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Deepwater corals thrive at the bottom of the ocean, but can’t escape human impacts

Sandra Brooke for The Conversation | 3 December 2018 When people think of coral reefs, they typically picture warm, clear waters with brightly colored corals...

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