German submarine U-864 was torpedoed by its British counterpart, HMS Venturer, off the island of Fedje on the Norwegian west coast on 9 February 1945 while en route from Germany to Japan. All hands were lost. Mercury, lead, steel and other war materiel were being carried by the submarine. Old documents indicate that its cargo included 65-70 tonnes of mercury stored in steel flasks. The wreck of U-864 was rediscovered by the Norwegian Navy in 2003, resting on the seabed at a depth of 150 metres. It has broken into two large sections (bow and stern), plus a lot of smaller debris from the midships.
Emergency and ocean towing put on the agenda
International requirements, collaboration across national frontiers and the need for simulator training held centre stage at an industry meeting on emergency and ocean towing in Tromsø during November.
ACCSEAS Conference in Edinburgh
The second annual conference in the ACCSEAS project will take place in Edinburgh March 4 - 6, 2014. The theme this year is Evolving Navigation in the North Sea Region.
e-navigation workshop held in Chile
The Chilean Maritime Authority (DIRECTEMAR) and the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) arranged a two day workshop in Valparaiso, Chile, on 21 and 22 October 2013.
Presented the World's First Ship Tunnel at NAV 59
At NAV 59 in September, Director General of the Norwegian Coastal Administration, Kirsti L. Slotsvik, presented the world's first ship tunnel project in Stad, Norway.
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