Oil Price Depends Less on Supply & Demand Says OAPEC Chief
The selling price of crude oil is more likely to be determined by geopolitical considerations, speculations, status of global oil reserves, rate of the US dollar…
Wireless System by Sonetics is Ultra Portable, Hands Free
Sonetics, manufacturer of rugged wireless team communication systems, today announced the immediate availability of pre-configured wireless systems that allow small…
Piracy – Warship Frees Captives off Somalia Coast
The EU Naval Force Flagship ESPS Patino located a Yemeni registered dhow that was suspected of being involved in acts of piracy off the Somali coast. The previous day a merchant vessel had reported that it had evaded an attack by two skiffs. As she was close by, ESPS Patino was tasked to investigate the scene, and when her helicopter arrived, it located a capsized skiff, with suspected pirates embarking onto the Yemini dhow.
LNG Carrier Trade & Safety – ABS Seminars
ABS, provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, has delivered a series of seminar addressing developments in the construction and design of liquefied gas carriers.
China Shipwreck – Death Toll Rises to 20
The death toll from a recent shipwreck in south China has risen to 20 as six missing people were confirmed dead, local authorities said. The passenger ship sank…
This Day in Naval History - March 27
1794 - Congress authorizes the construction of six frigates, including Constitution. 1799 - USS Constitution recaptures American sloop Neutrality from France. 1880…
Bollinger Delivers Modified Barge and Tug to Bouchard
Lockport, La. - Bollinger Amelia Repair L.L.C, and Bollinger Algiers L.L.C., two Bollinger Shipyards Inc. facilities, have re-delivered the tank barge B. No. 230 and tug Ralph E. Bouchard to Bouchard Transportation Co. Inc. in Melville, N.Y. “We are pleased to announce the re-delivery of the ATB unit to Bouchard following a successful conversion, and regulatory updates at our two repair facilities,” said Bordelon.
Crude-Tanker Surplus Shrinks to Eight-Week Low: Survey
The surplus of supertankers competing to load 2 million-barrel shipments of Middle East crude oil shrank to an eight-week low. There are 7.5 percent more vessels…
North Sea Rigs Evacuated on Explosion Risk
Total SA’s Elgin platform leaked gas for a third day in the U.K. North Sea, and neighboring rigs were evacuated to guard against the risk of an explosion. The platform…
Horizon Lines Reaches Agreement in Principle to Reduce Debt
Charlotte, N.C. --- Horizon Lines Inc. announced that it has signed a restructuring support agreement with more than 96 percent of its note holders to further deleverage…
IMO Approves Siemens’ Ballast Water Management System
The Maritime Environmental Protection Committee of the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) has granted Siemens final approval for its Sicure ballast water management system.
Serious Gaming Debuts as Maritime Security Tool
The NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC) is hosting a serious gaming event, called the Harbor Protection Table-Top Exercise (HPT2E), which aims to significantly advance interoperability and capabilities in maritime security. Sponsored by NATO’s Emerging Security Challenges Division Defense Against Terrorism program of work, the exercise, held 20-23 March at La Spezia, Italy, focuses on the protection of military forces…
Subsea 7 Wins Pipeline Industries Guild Award
Subsea 7, a provider to the offshore energy industry, has won the Pipeline Industries Guild’s (PIG) 2012 Subsea Pipeline Technology Award. The award was made at…
National Shipbuilding Research Program Will Hold Conference
The National Shipbuilding Research Program will be holding a Proposers Conference on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at SCRA in Charleston, SC. The conference will provide an overview of the NSRP R&D proposal submission and selection processes, as well as offer a forum for teaming among potential proposers in anticipation of Research Announcement 11-01.
CT Marine Trades Association Names a Board Director
Sea Tow Services International Inc. announced that Captain Tom Kehlenbach, owner of Sea Tow Central Connecticut, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Marine Trades Association (CMTA) for a three-year term, starting July 1, 2012. The appointment was made on March 14th during CMTA’s 58th Annual Meeting at the Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Capt. Kehlenbach has been a CMTA member since 1990, when he founded Sea Tow Central CT.
U.S. Senator Murkowski Will Address Global Marine Energy Conference
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski will address the 5th Annual Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference, to be held April 24-26 at the Almas Temple, 1315 K Street NW, in Washington, D.C.
GL Garrad Hassan Names Business Development Manager
Hamburg - GL Garrad Hassan has appointed a new Business Development Manager in the UK, Ian Finch will be responsible for managing sales and business development activities for the GL Group with a special focus on offshore wind. He will work closely with Christoph Thiel, the newly appointed Head of Business Development and Sales for GL Garrad Hassan and Colin Morgan, who leads the Group's Offshore Wind Practice.
Cal Maritime Will Host 2012 Koch Sea Scout Cup
The California Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime), a campus of The California State University, has been selected as the site for the 6th William I. Koch Sea Scout Cup…
FuelTrax Provides Activity Logging
Houston – Nautical Control Solutions LP (NCS) announced that its FuelTrax system now provides the ability to enter activity codes for automatically coupling fuel usage numbers to location…
Rickmers-Linie Appoints New Agents in Two Countries
Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg based operator of heavy lift and project liner services, is now actively serving Bangladesh and Sri Lanka with direct calls in Chittagong and Colombo, respectively.