Wellhead Secured in Barataria Waterway
The U.S. Coast Guard continues to work with the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office LOSCO, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources LDNR, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality LDEQ…
ACL Names Braman VP, COO Transportation
American Commercial Lines Inc. announced that William A. Braman, II has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Transportation Services.
Dubois Appointed CFO of CMA CGM Group
CMA CGM Group announced the appointment of Olivier Dubois as Group Chief Financial Officer. He will replace Jean-Yves Schapiro who has decided to take on new challenges outside the shipping industry.
Korean Shipbuilders Get Break from Accounting Rules
According to a July 30 report from the JoongAng Daily, with the scheduled adoption of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) shipbuilders were expected to see higher debt ratios.
Keppel's New Wind Turbine Installation Vessel
The Offshore arm of Keppel FELS has commercialized its new wind turbine installation vessel design for deeper waters in partnership with leading fleet owner and operator Seafox Group. Keppel FELS Limited’s (Keppel FELS) multi-purpose self-elevating platform (MPSEP) design has been chosen by the Seafox Group (Seafox) as the basis for a new-generation, wind turbine installation vessel that can withstand…
Michelle Obama Christens ShipConstructor-Designed Vessel
On Friday, July 23, First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama christened the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, a vessel that was detail designed and production engineered by Northrop Grumman using ShipConstructor CAD/CAM software. Stratton is the first Coast Guard patrol cutter to be named after a woman in more than 20 years. The ship is named in honor of Dorothy Constance Stratton, the first female commissioned officer in Coast Guard history.
EPA Awards $1.15m to the Port of Pittsburgh
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented a check for $1,156,838.00 to the Port of Pittsburgh Commission (PPC), in Pittsburgh, on July 28, 2010. The federal funds will be matched by $1…
Unexplained Explosion Damages VLCC M. Star
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) reported that at about 5:30 a.m. JST (00:30 local time) on Wednesday, July 28, west of the Strait of Hormuz at 26º27’ N 56º14’ E (Oman territorial waters), the VLCC M.
Clyde Marine Recruitment Achieves MLC Accreditation
Clyde Marine Recruitment is the first UK manning office to be approved by Lloyds Register for provision of manpower to ship owners, ship managers and ship operators…
MV Suez Hijacked in the Gulf of Aden
In the early hours of 2 August, the MV Suez reported being under small arms fire from a pirate attack and minutes later she reported pirates on board. After notification of the attack, attempts were made to make contact with the MV Suez but to no avail. MV Suez was travelling in the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) when attacked. Immediately after the first report a helicopter was directed to the ship but pirates had already taken over the command of the vessel.
Maersk Line Asia Pacific Appoints Gray
Maersk Line announced the appointment of Katie Gray as the new Regional Process Excellence Manager for the Asia Pacific region. Katie will be overall responsible for driving a portfolio of Process Excellence (PEX) strategies, initiatives and plans through effective end-to-end project and change management. Katie assumes her new role with immediate effect and is based in Singapore, reporting to Jesper Praestensgaard, Chief Executive of Maersk Line Asia Pacific.
Statoil Starts Up Morvin Subsea Field
Statoil commenced production of oil from the Morvin subsea field towards the Åsgard field in the Norwegian Sea Sunday, 1 August. “The field is strategically important for further development and operation of activities in the Norwegian Sea,” said Ivar Aasheim, head of the Operations North cluster in Statoil. Located 20 kilometres west of the Åsgard B platform on the Halten Bank, Morvin is a subsea development with two templates and four production wells.
This Day in Coast Guard History – August 2, 2010
1881-At about 8 o’clock in the morning, during a dense fog on Lake Huron, the crew of Station No 2, Tenth District (Point aux Barques, Michigan), heard the signal…
This Day in Naval History – August 2, 2010
1943 - PT-109, under command of LTJG John F. 1950 - Amphibious force ships land Marine First Provisional Brigade at Pusan, Korea helping to save this last area of South Korea from capture.