Keppel AmFELS Delivers Third Rowan Rig
Keppel AmFELS Inc., a wholly-owned US subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has delivered the third of four EXL jackup rigs to a subsidiary of Rowan Companies, Inc.
Int’l Anti-Terrorism & Piracy Course Graduation
Six students from, Nigeria, Seychelles, Jordan and Sierra Leone graduated from the U.S. Navy’s International Anti-Terrorism and Piracy Course during a ceremony held…
First Standards for Application of Corrosion Resistant Steels
ClassNK has developed and released the world’s first set of standards for the application of corrosion resistant steels to the cargo oil tanks of oil tankers. The…
Laborde Repowers Harbor Tug Fleet
Osage Marine Service, Inc., a fleeting service with locations throughout the Midwest, knew it could trust Laborde Products to provide quality, reliable products when harbor tug Deborah Ann was in need of an engine overhaul. Laborde supplied Osage's St. Louis, Missouri branch with twin Mitsubishi S6A3-Y2MPTK engines rated 483 hp at 1,840 rpm to repower the vessel that is mainly used for switching docks and working line boats.
Norwegian CEO on “Undercover Boss” TV Program: January 2
Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO Kevin Sheehan has his cover blown while working on the frontlines during the company’s episode of the Emmy-nominated hit…
Daewoo Cargo Carrier Order from Norway
According to a Dec. 22 report from Reuters, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (042660.KS) won an order to build five cargo carriers from Norway's Saga Shipbuilding Norway AS.
Carnival Forecasts 2011 EPS Rising
According to a report from Bloomberg, Carnival Corp., the world’s biggest cruise-line operator, forecast fiscal 2011 earnings will rise as ticket prices strengthen. (Source: Bloomberg)
Wrecks of the World II Program Expanded, June 6-7
The American Salvage Association (ASA) and the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA) will co-sponsor a conference, “Wrecks of the…
Jeppesen Donates Chart Tools to Makedonia Academy
Jeppesen has donated a classroom supply of its C-MAP OceanView office chart and route planning systems to the Merchant Marine Academy of Makedonia (AEN Makedonias) in Greece.
Great Lakes Towing Company Leadership Changes
Joseph Starck Jr. will take over as President of Great Lakes Towing Company. Starck joined the towing company in 1991 and was most recently its Vice President – Engineering.
Euroseas Charter Agreement for Panamax Bulk Carriers
M/V Eleni P, a 72,119 dwt, 1997 built Panamax bulk carrier, has been chartered for about two years period at a gross daily rate of $16,500. The charter will commence…
Magnetic Patch Prevents Flooding of Nuclear Fuel Carrier
A magnetic patch made by Miko Marine AS of Norway has been used to seal a leak in the hull of the nuclear waste freighter Puma . The Danish-flagged ship was in danger of sinking on December 18 when it experienced a leak in its engine room while sailing south along the coast of Norway following its delivery of 333 tons of spent nuclear fuel to Murmansk. The ship appealed to the Norwegian Coastguard for help and was allowed to anchor west of the island of Sørøya in the far north of Norway.
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – Dec. 22
1904-Near Oak Island and Fire Island, New York the American schooner Frank W. McCullough ran aground on Fire Island Bar, 2 miles from the former station and 4 from the latter, at about 9 am.
This Day in U.S. Naval History – Dec. 22
1826 - Captain Thomas ap Catesby Jones of USS Peacock and King Kamehameha negotiate first treaty between Hawaii and a foreign power. 1910 - LT Theodore G. Ellyson…
LCS Purchase Approved by Congress
According to a report from www.al.com, Congress approved a Navy plan on Dec. 21 to award a nearly $5b shipbuilding contract to Austal USA, doubling the size of the…
GE: Phase 2 of Hudson River Dredging Project
GE announced today that it has advised the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it will perform the second and final phase of the Hudson River dredging project.
2010 and the Rise of Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group
It might be hard to judge now if the global shipbuilding industry is recovering, but an encouraging story is certainly taking place in China in 2010. According to Clarkson Research Services, China overtakes Korea as the world's top shipbuilder in the first half of 2010 and kept ahead in terms of three major industry indicators, including new orders, order backlogs and delivery. As China’s leading private shipbuilding company…