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  • 7 March 2012

    About a dozen Anti-Coal activists led by Greenpeace staged a protest at Gladstone Harbour yesterday. Greenpeace spokeswoman Julie Macken says the activists used two boats to paint the message, “the reef is in danger” on the side of a coal ship. A United Nations mission visited Gladstone yesterday  to assess the impact of gas and […]

  • 5 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) and WWF-Australia have welcomed the announcement that new laws to restrict sea-dumping and port expansion in the Reef World Heritage Area will be voted on in Queensland Parliament next week. “We now call on all members of Parliament to support these laws to provide important new safeguards for the […]

  • 6 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is concerned by media reports that the new Chief Executive of North Queensland Bulk Port Corporation does not recognize the serious risks posed to the Great Barrier Reef by dredging and dumping for the expansion of the Abbot Point coal terminal. As the new head of a state-owned port […]

  • 4 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has just released a new article named “Randle Reef Sediment Remediation: Current Status of Construction and Next Steps”, introducing some very interesting facts about the Hamilton Harbor remediation project. As Canada’s largest port on the Great Lakes, Hamilton Harbor has a long history of industrial activity, especially steel-making, said IADC in the […]

  • 19 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Dumping of dredged material in the Great Barrier Reef should be banned, following the Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt ordering that dumping should not be occurring in the World Heritage Area near Gladstone Harbour. However, the true test for the Minister will come at Abbot Point, where he is considering the approval millions more […]

  • 27 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has hit back at big coal and gas companies who are complaining about regulations that are designed to protect the environment. Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said it was deeply concerning if the big resource companies were lobbying to remove environmental protection that is crucial to […]

  • 12 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (MSC) has expressed concern for the health of the Reef, with the announcement of a deal between Gina Rinehart’s GVK Coal and Aurizon to build Abbot Point port and rail infrastructure. Felicity Wishart, the Marine Conservation Society’s Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director said that the port and rail line from […]

  • 15 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) released military surveillance photos of Chinese land reclamation project at Mabini Reef. This series of photographs, gathered from the Philippine intelligence sources, shows in stages the extensive reclamation by China on Mabini Reef (Johnson South Reef), DFA said. These actions are considered destabilizing and in violation of the […]

  • 17 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    There are only two weeks left to provide feedback on the draft Great Barrier Reef Strategic Assessment ensuring the world heritage site remains one of the best managed, well preserved reef systems in the world. Acting Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Ian Walker said the Strategic Assessment papers have been viewed by more […]

  • 4 June 2012

    Last night’s explosive UNESCO State of Conservation Report and draft decisions on the Great Barrier Reef is a slap in the face for the federal and Queensland governments, who must now stop their dredging, dumping and shipping frenzy to avoid the international embarrassment of a World Heritage in Danger listing within 8 months. “This is […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced the completion of the final stages of an artificially constructed reef, located 3.8km from the shoreline of Barakah, the home of the UAE’s peaceful nuclear energy program. Developed in partnership with the National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC), and in line with guidance from ENEC’s environmental regulator, the […]

  • 7 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    All parties contesting the State election should listen to the majority of Queenslanders who want the Great Barrier Reef protected from fast-tracked industrialization, including mega port expansion, dredging and dumping, announced Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). AMCS said the protection of the global icon and the $6 billion tourism industry that relies on it could prove […]

  • 16 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Napier Port has received resource consent to develop an artificial reef 1.4 kilometers north east of Pania Reef, using limestone rock from a revetment wall that will be dismantled as the company builds a new wharf to support regional growth. Commenting the latest announcement, Napier Port Chief Executive, Todd Dawson, said: “We’re pleased that some […]

  • 15 March 2013

    Reef Rescue is monitoring the Delray Beach renourishment project. This entire area was designated by the federal government as habitat critical to the survival of ESA protected staghorn coral. There is staghorn coral on Seagate Reef, less than 500 ft. from the offshore sand dredging location. Silt accumulation on the reef can severely affect the […]

  • 10 September 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Reef Subsea announced today that its subsidiary company. Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical, has placed an order for a Heavy Duty Cable Plough, which will expand the company’s capabilities and position it as a true leading contractor in subsea trenching and cable installation. Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical, based in the North-east of England with […]

  • 12 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    Reef Subsea AS announced yesterday that they have acquired from Rotech Group 100% of their Rotech Subsea group of companies headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland. With this friendly and strategic acquisition, Reef Subsea creates a world leader in Seabed Dredging and Mass Flow Excavation services with offices in the main subsea markets of the North Sea, […]

  • 7 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society warned that fast-tracking of the industrialisation of the Great Barrier Reef, including mega-ports, dumping and dredging, has gone up a gear today with Premier Campbell Newman announcing tax breaks for coal developments in the Galilee Basin. Less than a week after the release of the Great Barrier Reef Strategic Assessment, […]

  • 28 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society and tourism operators called on the Federal Government to end dumping of dredge spoil in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The State and Federal governments have recently fast-tracked the world’s biggest coal port, less than 50kms from the Whitsunday Islands. There are more than 100 million tonnes of […]

  • 13 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Reef Subsea announced today that one of its Norwegian subsidiaries, Reef Subsea Norway, has been awarded a major contract by Statoil for the full seismic system installation of the Grane field offshore Norway. The contract – worth over 2OOMNOK (over £22M) – will see all capabilities of the Reef Subsea Group called on: Subsea construction, […]

  • 3 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Minister for State Development Dr Anthony Lynham said the Sustainable Ports Development Bill, introduced to Parliament today and the first of its kind in Australia, would boost ongoing development at the key export ports Townsville, Abbot Point, Gladstone, and Mackay Hay Point/Mackay and protect the Great Barrier Reef. “The Palaszczuk Government is delivering on our […]

  • 28 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Hon. Greg Hunt, Minister for the Environment has issued orders for the creation of regulations for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to put an end to the dumping of capital dredge material in the Marine Park once and for all. This fulfills the historic pledge made in November 2014 at the World Parks […]

  • 18 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The World Heritage Committee has today strengthened its warning that the Great Barrier Reef could be added to the World Heritage list of sites in danger at its meeting in Cambodia. “The World Heritage Committee has stepped up its warning, expressing concern over ongoing coastal development and giving the government one last chance – one […]

  • 21 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) today pointed out that the recently released reef report card 2014 is not good news for the reef. With reducing land based sediment loads one of the priorities, CAFNEC is questioning how new dredging in Cairns could be even considered as an option. CAFNEC Marine Programs Coordinator Josh […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland Resources Council welcomed proposed new ports laws, introduced into parliament today, which will increase reef protection while giving certainty to existing and future port operations. The QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche said the Port Planning Guideline and Ports Bill 2014 would enshrine in legislation the Queensland Ports Strategy and add further protections to […]

  • 10 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 40th meeting of the Great Barrier Reef ministerial forum held in Brisbane today is another display of the state and federal government’s commitment to rise above politics and protect the reef, said Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Michael Roche. Australia is on track to avoid an in-danger listing in light of the recent […]

  • 7 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    REEF Subsea has won its first pipeline trenching project for the industry-leading Q1000 jet trencher on the Sierra L5 pipeline for client GDF SUEZ. This month, Reef Subsea will mobilise its state-of-the-art Q1000 jet trencher on-board the Reef Despina Construction Support Vessel to provide trenching of the rigid pipeline in the Dutch Sector of the […]