TOP Tankers Announces the Sale of Single Hull Vessel
TOP Tankers Inc announced today the sale of M/T Med Prologue, a 29,990 dwt, single-hull handysize tanker built in 1985, to an unrelated party. The sale will result…
ABS Provides Approval In Principle To Ocean LNG Tank And Carrier Design
Class society ABS has issued Approval In Principle (AIP) to a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank containment system and carrier design developed by Houston-based Ocean LNG Inc.
Northrop Grumman Unit Wins U.S. Navy Logistics
electronic systems on U.S. Navy ships and submarines. unit by Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pa. provides one three-year option. performance-based logistics programs. (AN/WSN-7/7A/ B).
NASSCO Receives Certification for OHSAS
Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) Specification 18001. specification process that establishes requirements for a company's occupational health and safety management system.
Delaware River Update Oil Spill Update
The Coast Guard, state and local agencies as well as contracted environmental agencies continued the unified effort to cleanup and investigate Friday night's oil spill in the Delaware River.
Wärtsilä to Supply Dual-Fuel Engines for Korean LNG Carriers
Wärtsilä has received an order from Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. of Korea to supply four sets of Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines to power a series of 155,000 m3 dual-fuel-electric LNG carriers…
Hornbeck Offshore Closes on Sale of $225,000,000 of 6.125% Senior Notes due 2014
Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. announced that it closed the sale of $225,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.125% Senior Notes due 2014 (CUSIP Nos. 440543…
APEC Efforts to Secure International Shipping and Ports
The White House issued a Fact Sheet discussing initiatives agreed to by representatives attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Chile. Among other things…
FMC to Determine Whether PRPA Entitled to Sovereign Immunity
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued an Order directing parties in three ongoing disputes involving the Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA) to file additional…
Aker Yards to Outfit One ROV Survey / Supply Vessel for Volstad Maritime AS
Aker Brattvaag, a company in the Aker Yards Group, has signed a contract with Volstad Maritime AS, Ålesund, Norway for outfitting of one ROV Survey / Supply Vessel at Aker Langsten.
New Propulsion Plants for Cruise Vessel
The cruise vessel Black Watch, built in Helsinki in 1972, will be equipped with a completely new MAN B&W Diesel propulsion plant. On April 19, 2005, the Black Watch…
Jones Act Seaman May Not Recover Nonpecuniary Damages from Third Party
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that a Jones Act seaman or his survivors cannot recover nonpecuniary damages from a non-employer third party.
Northrop Grumman-built LPD 18 Transport Dock Ship Christened in New Orleans
Adm. ship New Orleans on Saturday at Northrop Grumman Corporation’s New Orleans shipyard. Mrs. Shelton, wife of U.S. Army Gen. presence of approximately 1,000 guests. Principal speaker, U.S. Navy Adm.
EIS for Proposed Sabine Pass LNG Project
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice stating that the final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) import…
Towing Company to Pay $10M for Spill
The U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts issued a Press Release stating the Bouchard Transportation Co. was sentenced to pay a $10 million fine in connection…
Vessel Grounded Near Margate
The Panamanian cargo vessel Fione grounded near Margate on November 18. The agency issued a Second Press Notice stating that the vessel refloated at high tide on the morning of November 19.
Tanker Fleet Set to Surge
High rates have lured a significant number of tanker owners into forking out the relatively small costs associated with converting their ships from Category 1 to Category 2 vessels.
Interesting Drydock Ops in Mexico
A novel drydocking operation has commenced in Mexico, following the successful loading of the 11,220 tonnes semi-submersible rig Mata Redonda on the main deck of Zhong Ren 3…
ASRY Fixes 3 Large Tankers
There are currently three large tankers under repair at Bahrain’s Asry – the 284,889 dwt VLCC Al Samidoon and the 285,117 dwt VLCC Al Shuhadaa, both owned by Kuwait Oil Tanker Co (KOTC)…
The Floating Storage Unit (FSU) Yoho FSO (ex N’kossa 1) was successfully re-delivered in September 2004 by Malaysia’s Malaysia Shipyard & Engineering (MSE) to SBM…