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This Day in Naval History - April 08

Story Number: NNS011216-08 Release Date: 12/16/2001 9:50:00 PM From the Navy News Service 1925 - The first planned night landings on a carrier take place aboard USS Langley (CV 1). 1950 - An unarmed Navy patrol aircraft is shot down over the Baltic Sea by the . 1951 - The first of four detonations occurs during Operation Greenhouse nuclear test.

MMEA Recover Hijacked Tanker

hijacked Malaysian coastal tanker

  A hijacked Malaysian coastal tanker has been recovered by the prompt actions of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) off the coast of Malaysia. The owners of the Malaysian tanker lost contact with the tanker at 2200 hours on 28 January 2015. The tanker, with ten crew members on board and carrying 700 metric tonnes of marine fuel oil was off Tanjung Ayam at the Southern entrance to the South China Sea.

Osprey Successful at Sea

Story Number: NNS031205-03 Release Date: 12/5/2003 1:18:00 PM By Ward Carroll, Naval Air Systems Command Public Affairs The V-22 Integrated Test Team (ITT) completed a detachment in USS Bataan (LHD 5) in November, the second at-sea period for the Osprey program this year. During the 11 days of the Phase IV shipboard suitability testing, the ITT conducted deck-landing qualifications for five V-22 pilots, including one from Marine Tiltrotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron

Prosafe Offers Update on Existing Rig Contracts

Norsk Hydro has exercised one of four seven-day options for the use of the MSV Regalia on the Fram field in the North Sea. The extension runs for 7 days after the fixed contract period which ends 30th July 2003. The value of the option is ca NOK 7,1 million. Prosafe also wants to confirm that the Safe Caledonia is now gangway connected at the Bayu-Undan field offshore Australia, ready to commence its 10-month contract for ConocoPhillips as from 1st July 2003 through to the end of April 2004

Deyo Decommissioned After 23 Years

By Journalist Seaman Apprentice James Kusher, Commander, Naval Surface Force U.S. Atlantic Fleet Public Affairs The Spruance-class destroyer USS Deyo (DD 989) was decommissioned Nov. 6 during a ceremony conducted in its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. After being introduced by Capt. Thomas Abernathy, commander, Destroyer Squadron 22, the ship's final commanding officer, Cmdr. James A. Pelkofski, addressed the many families, friends, crewmembers

UK Detains 8 Foreign Vessels in November

The U.K.’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that eight foreign flagged ships were under detention in U.K. ports during November 2014 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection.   During November, there were six new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in a U.K. port. Two vessels remained under detention from previous months, and five vessels were released during November. A total of three vessels remain under detention at the end of November.  

Vessels Detained in U.K. Ports: September

The U.K.’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that nine foreign flagged ships were under detention in U.K. ports during September 2013 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. Latest monthly figures show that there were five new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in U.K. ports and four vessels remained under detention from previous months. Only three vessels remained under detention at the end of this month. Notes on the list of detentions

Knightsbridge Tankers Limited to Release Quarter Results

Knightsbridge Tankers Limited advises that the company will release its first quarter results and declare a cash distribution for the first quarter of 2004 on May 14, 2004. The distribution amount, the record date, the ex- dividend date and the payment date for the cash distribution will also be announced on that date. The company has historically announced quarterly cash distributions approximately 15 days after each quarter end

A Shipyard First Bug-O System’s Heavy-Duty MDS and Hardcoat Anodized Rail

 Brad Mutschler – Mechanical Engineer and Product / Industry Manager- Shipyards. BUG-O Systems, Canonsburg, PA       Email:

With popular television shows such as “Modern Marvels” and “How It’s Made” showcasing larger structures and assemblies being designed, built and often welded, it’s important that manufactures and builders be equipped to handle such construction landmarks.  In the last twenty-five years, huge construction projects have gone underway and some have since been completed with more and new projects to start every day

Lund to Start Earlier as BG Group Chief

Helge Lund

  BG Group plc informed today that Helge Lund will join the Company as Chief Executive and an Executive Director with effect from February 9, 2015.  This is ahead of the previously announced start date of March 2, 2015. Lund’s start date has been brought forward following agreement last week from his former employer to release him from his contractual commitments. Andrew Gould, who has been serving as interim Executive Chairman of BG Group since April 2014

Nicaragua Canal Project Fraught with Risks

Nicaragua's planned $50 billion canal project is "fraught with risks and uncertainties," and could cause more harm than good unless the government and its Chinese builder fund a host of mitigation measures, an environmental consultancy said.  

Mobile Dredging Bags Shark River Contract

Image: Mobile Dredging & Pumping Co

 The New Jersey Department of Transportation has awarded a $7.6 million contract to dredge the Shark River in Monmouth County after the effects of Superstorm Sandy created a greater need to complete the long-delayed project. Mobile Dredging and Pumping Co. of Chester, Pa

GOST Marine Security Video Recording Device

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GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies) released its next generation security video solution, the GOST Watch HD Internet Video Recorder (IVR). The new video recording system features a four terabyte hard drive – designed to capture and store video on a modern yacht – that is capable

Heavy-lift Ship Transporting 22 Vessels from Asia to Rotterdam

Photo: Damen Shipyards Group

Press release - The Damen Shipyards Group is shipping a total of 22 vessels from several Damen shipyards aboard the heavy-lift vessel Happy Star. This is Damen’s largest transportation of stock vessels to date. Upon arrival in Europe later this month

Scorpio Tankers to Sell Assets, Upsize Credit Facility

Press release - Scorpio Tankers announced an agreement to sell STI Highlander, newbuilding vessel deliveries, and the upsizing of a previously announced credit facility. The company reached an agreement to sell its 2007-built Handymax product tanker, STI Highlander, for approximately $19

Diana Containerships Sheds Panamax Boxship

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Press release - Diana Containerships has signed a Memorandum of Agreement to sell to an unaffiliated third party the 1995-built vessel "Garnet" (formerly "APL Garnet") for demolition, with delivery due to the buyer by the end of September 2015

NMA Prohibits CO2 Firefighting on MODU's

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Statutory Alert: The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) has updated Regulation No.227 on precautionary measures against fire and explosion on mobile offshore units, with effect from 1 January, 2015. Section 10.2.1 prohibits using carbon dioxide or other gases which are toxic to humans in the

Polarcus Awarded Broadband 3D Project in West Africa

Polarcus Limited has received a letter of intent from an undisclosed client to execute a 3D marine seismic project in West Africa utilizing Polarcus' RightBAND technique for broadband data acquisition, the company announced in a press release today.  

Puget Sound Container Volume Growth Continues

Photo: Northwest Seaport Alliance

The Northwest Seaport Alliance, a marine cargo operating partnership of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, saw container volumes grow for the sixth straight month in August, improving nearly 15 percent compared to August 2014.   According to the Alliance, the increase is significant

SCPA Box Volumes Up; Leadership Realigned

On the heels of announcing its five-year growth, investment and cargo base expansion plans at the State of the Port, South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) reported a four percent increase in August container volumes over the same month last year.  

Neelsen to Succeed Ahlers as Buss Port Logistics CEO

Marco Neelsen (Copyright: Buss Port Logistics)

Press release - On October 1, Marco Neelsen will assume Heinrich Ahlers' position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Buss Port Logistics (BPL). Ahlers will stay with Buss Group until at least the end of 2016. Neelsen is a trained navigational officer

Vitol Supplying Bunker Fuel to Houston, Mississippi River

Press release -- Vitol announced it has begun supplying physical bunker fuel to Houston and the Mississippi River. Bunker grades RMG, RMK and DMA 0.1 percent will be marketed under the V-Marine Fuels brand, on a retail (delivered) basis in Houston.

Seaway Sees Project Cargos Rise in August

Press release - While August is generally slower for Seaway traffic, U.S. ports handled a range of project cargo for their customers. “During the month of August, high value project cargo was on the move throughout the Great Lakes-St

LNG Terminal in Poland Will be Ready This Year

Polish LNG Terminal. Photo: Polskie LNG

 Świnoujście terminal which is designed to reduce Poland’s dependence on natural gas imported from Russia will be completed by the end of the year, Polskie LNG, a company designed to conduct the investment, informed in a press release.  

CMID Reaches 100th Vessel Inspector Application

Mike Schwarz (left) IIMS Chief Executive and Chris Baldwin (right) IMCA Technical Adviser

The CMID (Common Marine Inspection Document) Vessel Inspector Scheme has reached a milestone with the hundredth Vessel Inspector application having been received. The Inspectors accredited so far are based in more than 20 countries, with both the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)

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