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MarAd Issues Notice on FEIS

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a Notice stating that the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for the proposed Main Pass Energy Hub deepwater port (DWP) liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility is available for review and comment. Public meetings will be held in Grand Bay, Alabama (March 21); Pascagoula, Mississippi (March 22); and New Orleans, Louisiana (March 23). Written comments should be submitted by April 24. Source: HK Law


OSHA Issued Notice on Shipyard Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a notice confirming that its incorporation by reference of 19 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards related to fire protection for shipyard employment. Source: HK Law


TSA Issues Notice on Operation Safe

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued a notice modifying the delivery instructions for receipt of applications under the Operation Safe Commerce Cooperative Agreement Program. The ports of LA/LB, Seattle/Tacoma, and New York/New Jersey have been invited to submit proposals for funding consideration under this initiative. Applications must be received on or before 4 p.m., March 20, 2003. Entities planning to submit applications under this program should read the notice


FMC Issues Further Notice of Inquiry

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a further notice of inquiry relating to the recently proposed Implementing Rules for the Regulations of the Peoples Republic of China on International Maritime Transportation. The FMC is seeking comments from the shipping community and the public regarding the proposed Chinese rules and whether they comport with section 19 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920 and the Foreign Shipping Practices Act of 1988.


Algoma Refunded for Cancelled Tanker Contracts

Algoma Central Corporation announced earlier this week that it has received payments totaling $41.7 million from two Chinese banks on refund guarantees related to the cancellation of three ocean tanker shipbuilding contracts which occurred in 2010.   In 2007, Algoma, through its wholly owned subsidiary, entered into contracts to build three 16,500 - deadweight ton product tankers in China. Each contract contained provisions that permitted cancellation under certain conditions


St. Lawrence Seaway Notices Update

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The Great lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System today issued notices number nine and 10 regarding maximum allowable drafts in the Montreal section in Lake Ontario and revocation of certain transit restrictions. Seaway notice 9 addresses maximum allowable drafts in Lake Ontario’s Montreal section, stating the maximum allowable draft is increased to 80.8 dm (26' 06"), subject to favorable water elevations, effective April 14, 2014. This increase applies to all vessels


Hong Kong Requires Health Declaration

The Hong Kong Department of Health issued a Notice


MSC Napoli Beached and Leaking

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) issued a notice stating that the MSC Napoli was being towed to sheltered waters in Lyme Bay, Devon. A second notice reported that, due to continuing bad weather, the container ship will be beached to prevent it from sinking. A third notice said that approximately 50 containers have been lost overboard as severe gales rock the beached ship. There are indications that bunker oil is also leaking from the ship.


Hong Kong Central Harbor Dredging

The Hong Kong Marine Department issued a Notice stating that dredging, reclamation, drilling, piling, and seawall construction will be ongoing in the Central Harbor for the next six (6) months. Vessels operating in this vicinity should exercise caution. MD Notice No. 45 of 2004 (HK Law).


Lloyds Register Statutory Alert:

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Guidance on ECDIS for ships calling at Australian ports; Applicabilty: All owners and operators of Lloyd’s Register classed vessels trading to Australian waters. Further to Classification News No. 09/2012, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has issued Marine Notice 11/2012 – Guidance on ECDIS for ships calling at Australian ports, available on their website here. This supersedes the previous Notice 7/2012.


Indonesian Stevedores' holiday for Election

  GAC from Indonesia has informed that TKBM Komura Samarinda has announced a holiday for its stevedores to enable them to participate in Indonesia's Presidential Election on 9 July 2014. The following schedule will apply for loading/unloading of ships at Samarinda:


ICE to Add Port of Virginia as Coffee Delivery Point in 2016

Portsmouth Marine Terminal in  Port of Virginia (Photo courtesy of  Port of Virginia)

ICE Futures U.S. will add the Port of Virginia as a delivery point for the arabica coffee futures contract, effective with the September 2016 contract, the exchange said in a notice on Tuesday. An exchange spokeswoman declined to comment on the reason for the addition.


Coast Guard Responds to Grounded Freighter in Lake St. Clair

The Coast Guard has responded Sunday to a 656-foot freighter that was hard aground in the downbound shipping channel of Lake St. Clair. Initial reports indicate there is no resultant pollution and no injuries were reported. At around 3 a.m


Grounded Freighter Refloated in Lake St. Clair

The Hong Kong-flagged freighter vessel Federal Rideau sits hard aground in the downbound shipping channel of Lake St. Clair near the Detroit River, July 28, 2014. The vessel is carrying approximately 22,672 tons of wheat and was headed to Montreal. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Air Station Detroit)

The Federal Rideau, a 656-foot freighter that had been hard aground in the downbound shipping channel of Lake St. Clair since early Sunday morning, was refloated early Tuesday morning and is now safely anchored in the Detroit River at the Belle Island Anchorage.


RIL, BP and NIKO issue Notice of Arbitration to Indian Government

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RIL, BP and NIKO have issued a Notice of Arbitration on May 9, 2014 to the Government of India seeking the implementation of the “Domestic Natural Gas Pricing Guideline 2014” notified on January 10, 2014.   The continuing delay on part of the Government of India in notifying


Aguirre Offshore GasPort Project FERC, USCG Approved

Excelerate Energy’s Aguirre Offshore GasPort Project Receives Notice of Schedule from FERC and Letter of Recommendation from the U.S. Coast Guard On May 2, 2014, Excelerate Energy received the Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)


Threat of tugboat strike looms large at Port Hedland

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  Tugboat workers at Port Hedland have voted in favour of the option of staging 24 hour, 28 hour and seven-day strikes in support of their demands for improved work conditions. The strikes are not certain, but the permission gained this week is only valid for only 30 days.


Brisbane Ferry Passengers Fined for River Plunges

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Seven men have been issued a $2,040 infringement notice after deliberately jumping from a moving domestic commercial vessel into the Brisbane River, informs the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). Queensland Water Police Senior Sergeant Warren Francis


Operations at Thailand Ports unaffected by martial law

  Despite the declaration of martial law by the Royal Thai Army yesterday (20 May), there is currently no impact on shipping and logistics services provided by GAC Thailand. Until further notice the company continues to operate as normal.


Kolkata Port's June Draft Increased

  The Kolkata Port Trust in their Notice No.MRN/HMR/99/10 dated 3 June 2014 have informed that the inward & outward draft for Kolkata Port for June 2014 from 11 June 2014 to 20 June 2014 is increased by 0.1 metre. Kolkata Port Trust


WSA Submitted for Texas Liquefied Hazardous Gas Facilities

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) published a notice on the Federal Register announcing, at Sector Houston-Galveston, receipt of a Letter of Intent (LOI) and Waterways Suitability Assessment (WSA) for a proposed construction project to modify existing petroleum product import/export facilities to add


Draft Increase at Mormugao Port

Dredging at [Mormugao's] Berth No.7 is over and the monsoon draft permissible at Berth No.7 is 13.50 metres. The length of  the ship to be accommodated is 260 metres. This was intimated to the trade by Mormugao Port Trust vide their Harbour Notice No.77 (TEMP) 2014 dated 4 June 2014


US Closer to Wave Energy off Oregon

Map of potential ocean wave energy resources (Image: National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Milestone cleared for first marine hydrokinetic research lease offshore the west coast; step in efforts to explore new frontier of wave energy offshore Oregon As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, cut carbon pollution and develop domestic energy sources


Revalidation of Singapore Certificate of Competency

  Holders of Singapore issued certificates of competency (CoCs) [are reminded] of the requirements to revalidate their CoCs meeting the requirements of 2010 Manila amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW).


Petrobras Could save $18K mln between 2015 and 2021

Four oil surplus subsalt areas could save $ 18,000 mln

  Brazil's Petrobras estimates it will save costs for 18,000 million dollars between 2015 and 2021 findings with direct contracting to explore four oil surplus subsalt areas of the country, the company said Friday . The company expects investment required would be for about 26






 
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