Bids Received, Western GOM Lease Sale
The bids are in for Western Gulf of Mexico Federal Oil and Gas Lease Sale 210 to be held August 19. The U.S. Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service…
Eye on the Navy
(Aug. 14, 2009) The Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4), center, the Royal Australian Navy heavy landing craft HMAS Betano (L 133) and the heavy landing craft HMAS Wewak (L 130) transit from Malaita to Guadalcanal while underway in the Solomon Islands during Pacific Partnership 2009. Pacific Partnership is a humanitarian assistance mission in the U.S. Pacific Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S.
Escort Vessel Rule Making Withdrawn
The US Coast Guard is withdrawing its proposed rule concerning the extension of escort vessel requirements to waters of the United States generally. Such a rule…
Tanker Grounding, Wilmington, Delaware
The Coast Guard and members of the Wilmington Fire and Rescue responded to a 749-ft tanker aground near Wilmington, Del., August 16. The Coast Guard received a call at 10:15 p.m.
Pirates Abort Robbing Tanker
According to a report from Bernama.com, three pirates aborted their attempt to rob a Singapore-registered tanker anchored off Tanjong Ramunia, Johor early August…
Newman New CEO of Transocean
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) announced that Robert L. Long will retire as Chief Executive Officer in the first quarter of 2010. The Board of Directors has named Steven L. Newman, currently President and Chief Operating Officer, to succeed Mr. Long upon his retirement as CEO. Commenting on Mr. Newman's appointment to the position of CEO, Long said, "Since joining the company in 1994, Steven has proven…
Gertsen & Olufsen Stepping Stone in China
The Danish maritime specialist company Gertsen & Olufsen A/S, has established an office operation in Shanghai in order to tap into the growing Chinese market for shipboard and offshore technology.
Cruise West Executives Lead Yearlong Voyage
Underscoring the significance of Cruise West’s series of journeys that combine to form the worldwide exploration concept, Voyages of the Great Explorers, the West family will host Voyages 1…
Study Assesses Hurricane Impacts Coral Reefs
The Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) recently concluded a study that gives new insight into the effects Hurricane Rita had on the Gulf…
EPA Reminder, VGP NOI Requirement
On December 29, 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice stating that it had finalized the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System…
Artic Sea, August 17 Update
Following communications between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Russian authorities, the Maritime Security Committee confirms that the MV Arctic Sea is…
Birnbaum Hosts Western GOM Lease Sale 210
The Director of Minerals Management Service, Liz Birnbaum, will host Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 210 in New Orleans on August 19. She will open the Federal oil and gas lease sale at 9:00 a.m.
Alion Awarded $4.4m NOAA Contract
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) collection, analysis and dissemination of ecosystem information on the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and seas…
Vizada, CLS Form Partnership for LRIT Tracking
Vizada, an independent satellite communications provider, and CLS, specializing in sustainable management of marine resources, environmental monitoring and maritime security…
Dockwise Q2 2009 Results
Dockwise Ltd. announced its second quarter and interim 2009 results. "Dockwise has had a good second quarter, and in quieter market conditions the business is displaying its strengths.
Newest U.S. Navy Logistics Ship Launched
USNS Matthew Perry, which will be the newest ship in the U.S. Navy's Lewis and Clark-class of dry cargo/ammunition ships, was christened and launched Aug.16, during a late afternoon ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. The ship, designated T-AKE 9, is expected to be delivered to the Navy's Military Sealift Command in early 2010 following a series of tests and sea trials. The 689-ft ship slid into the water for the first time as Hester G.
This Day in Naval History – August 18
1838 - Exploring Expedition under LT Charles Wilkes embarks on world cruise.