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ASA Member Responds in Gwadar, Pakistan

Photo courtesy ASA

On January 20, a member of the American Salvage Association (ASA) successfully refloated a bulk carrier that ran aground near Gwadar Port in Pakistan. Led by their Salvage Master, ASA’s member mobilized a salvage team that included a naval architect and dive team, along with a high-horsepower tug, to refloat the grounded vessel carrying 50,000 metric tons of urea fertilizer. The crew safely refloated the 623 ft bulk carrier during high tide without having to lighter bunkers or cargo. The vessel and cargo were delivered to its owners with no damage to the environment. 

ASA Presents “Rapid Response” Award

The American Salvage Association (ASA) awarded its first Rapid Response Award on April 29 to the United States Coast Guard Marine Safety Office (MSO) New Orleans for its role in the salvage of the M/V Lee III, a supply boat that collided with a container ship and sank near the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River on February 21. Five crewmembers were lost in the incident. ASA member Bisso Marine commenced operations to remove the vessel

New Members Elected to Hydro's Board

Billy Fredagsvik and Jørn B. Lilleby have been elected members of Norsk Hydro ASA's Board of Directors. Fredagsvik, process operator in Hydro, and Lilleby, maintenance supervisor in Hydro, replace Geir Nilsen and Ragnar Fritsvold as two of the Board’s three employee-elected representatives

ASA, C-PORT Enter Partnership

The American Salvage Association (ASA), the national trade association for the professional marine salvage industry, and C-PORT, the national association for the marine assistance industry, have entered into a partnership to exchange associate membership between the two organizations. This will allow both marine response associations to exchange resources and information, encourage networking among members, discuss and review government policies related to the marine sector

Reed Receives Herbert H. Bateman Award

The American Shipbuilding Association (ASA) announced that Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) is the 2009 recipient of the Herbert H. Bateman Award. This award was presented on Wednesday, May 13th at 6:00 pm during ASA’s Salute to the 111th Congress reception in the Gold Room (2168) of the Rayburn House Office Building. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996, Senator Reed is a senior Member of the Armed Services Committee, a Member of the Subcommittee on Seapower

Kværner ASA in Board Changes

Trine Sæther Romuld, Director

Trine Sæther Romuld has informed Kværner ASA that she resigns from her position as non-executive Director and Chair of the Board's Audit Committee of the Company with immediate effect. This is due to change in employment to a position without opportunity to hold directorships. According to Kværner ASA's Articles of Associations, the Board of Directors shall consist of six to ten members. Following the resignation of Ms Romuld

Aker Yards Secures Contracts for Diving Support Vessels

Aker Yards ASA said it won an order from DOF ASA for a diving support vessel (DSV), and a contract from DOFCON ASA and Technip for a second DSV. For DOF, Aker Yards will build a DSV based on Aker Yards' Aker DSV06 design, while the other DSV will be to the Aker OSCV-06L DSV design. Source: Forbes

Congresswoman Davis to Receive Award

The American Shipbuilding Association (ASA) announced that Representative Jo Ann S. Davis (R-VA) would be the 2006 recipient of the Herbert H. Bateman Award. This award will be presented on June 28th during ASA’s Salute to the 109th Congress reception in the Gold Room (2168) of the Rayburn House Office Building. Representative Jo Ann Davis succeeded Congressman Herbert H. Bateman in representing the 1st congressional district of Virginia

DryShips Completes Acquisition of Ocean Rig

DryShips Inc. announced that Primelead Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of DryShips Inc., has effected a compulsory transfer of all remaining shares in Ocean Rig ASA and as a consequence of the compulsory transfer and cancellation of the treasury shares held by Ocean Rig ASA, Primelead Limited is owner of 100% of the shares in Ocean Rig ASA. As of July 10th, 2008 Primelead Limited controls 163,611,380 shares, equivalent to 100% of the shares and votes in Ocean Rig ASA

Noreco CEO Quits

Tommy Sundt, CEO

  Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco) announces that Tommy Sundt is stepping down as CEO of Noreco ASA. Since joining Noreco in September 2014, Tommy Sundt has played a very important role during the financial and corporate restructuring of the Company. Whilst Mr. Sundt’s role as CEO for the Noreco group will cease with effect from this announcement, Mr. Sundt will continue to fill the role as general manager for the Norwegian operations until the end of 2015. Mr

Aker ASA Equity Holdings Restructured

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard

  Aker ASA has on 30 September 2015 transferred its equity holdings in Converto Capital Fund AS to Aker Capital AS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aker. As per 30 September 2015, Converto Capital Fund AS directly held 7,237,631 of the issued shares and votes in Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA

Salvage & Wreck Removal: Market Trends and the US Perspective


The global salvage business continues to be very dynamic with emerging trends and significant moves made by major salvors. While not as heavily affected by primary economic factors such as the offshore market’s connectivity to oil prices

American Salvage Association Names New Officers

Immediate Past-President Paul Hankins congratulates new ASA President Todd Schauer (Photo: ASA)

The American Salvage Association (ASA) has elected a new slate of officers at its fall meeting on September 21 in Stamford, Conn.   Todd Schauer, Resolve Marine Group was elected President, succeeding Paul Hankins, Donjon Marine Co., Inc., who served as President from 2013-2015

DOF Sells Skandi Inspector

Skandi Inspector (Photo: DOF)

DOF Subsea, a subsidiary of DOF ASA, has entered an agreement to sell the 1979-built multipurpose offshore vessel Skandi Inspector to an undisclosed international buyer.   The 80.8 m, 2,355 dwt vessel is expected to be delivered before end of 2015.

Sevan Marine Investigates Petrobras Corruption Case

Image: Sevan Marine ASA

 Norway's Offshore drilling firm Sevan Marine ASA has appointed law firm Selmer to investigate claims by Brazilian media that a former manager and agent of Sevan Marine are connected to the Brazilian authorities' investigation into corrupt activities involving Petrobras.  

Ocean Yield to Acquire Four LR2 Product Tankers

Pic: Navig8 Product Tankers

 Norway’s Ocean Yield ASA has agreed to acquire four 115,000 dwt LR2 product tankers which are currently on order from Navig8 Product Tankers at Sungdong Shipbuilding in Korea.   Ocean Yield has agreed to acquire the product tankers for a total consideration of USD 198

Fatal accident on Skandi Pacific

Skandi Pacific. Photo: The DOF Group

 The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said that a 39-year-old New South Wales man has been crushed to death onboard a supply vessel off the Pilbara coast after a wave came over the back deck.   The ATSB said crew members on the Skandi Pacific were attempting to shelter from

Røkke is CEO of Akastor ASA

Kristian Rokke

Akastor ASA announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Kristian Røkke as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Røkke will succeed Frank O. Reite, who will take the position of Chief Financial Officer at Aker ASA. Kristian Røkke

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard is Philly Shipyard Now

Photo by Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Inc

 Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA announces its plan to change its name to Philly Shipyard ASA, pending an upcoming shareholder vote at an extraordinary general meeting expected to take place in October 2015. Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc

Havyard Group Restructuring to Stay Profitable

New focus areas Havyard hopes that other markets, such as fisheries, aquaculture and renewable energy, will help to compensate for the downturn in the offshore market.  Here represented by a Havyard 832 SOV that is operated

  Havyard Group ASA is taking further measures to adapt to the market situation and maintain the Group's profitability, thereby securing jobs for the future All business areas in Havyard Group have been affected to a varying degree by the general downturn in the market in the oil industry

Clarksons Post Robust 2H Performance

Courtesy Clarksons

  Clarkson PLC, world’s leading shipping services group, reported robust performance during the six months ended 30th June 2015. Summary  Robust performance despite continued challenging market conditions in some of our markets

TTS Signs Another PCTC Contract to Korea

TTS Group ASA has through its subsidiary TTS Marine AB in Gothenburg, Sweden entered into a new contract for delivery of cargo access equipment to two pure car/truck carriers (PCTC). The total order value for the two ship-sets is approx. NOK 40 million (approx. USD 4.9 million).  

Sivertsen is New CEO of EMGS

Stig Eide Sivertsen

  Stig Eide Sivertsen is appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Electromagnetic Geoservices Bjarte Bruheim has decided to step down as Chief Executive Officer of Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA with immediate effect. He has held this position since 7 January 2015, and before that

Euronav Acquires $ 750 mi Facility

Euronav secures $750m bank loan

  The Executive Committee of Euronav NV today announced that it has signed a new USD 750 million senior secured amortizing revolving credit facility led by DNB Bank ASA and Nordea Bank Norge ASA acting as Coordinators, Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners and ABN AMRO Bank NV

AET Names DP Shuttle for Statoil Charter

Petroleum tanker owner and operator AET today named its newest vessel, a 120,000 DWT DP2 shuttle tanker, Eagle Bergen.    Eagle Bergen is the second of two vessels built by Samsung Heavy Industries to the standards required to operate on the Norwegian continental shelf

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