December, 2012 Maritime News

China Pearl River Estuary Oil Flows

Dec 31, 2012

CNOOC Limited announce that Panyu 4-2/5-1 & Liuhua 4-1 oil fields in the Pearl River Mouth Basin, South China Sea, start production. Panyu 4-2/5-1 oil field

European Ship Passengers Have Rights Too

Dec 31, 2012

Europeans better protected legally when travelling by water from now onwards. As from 31 December 2012, passengers travelling by sea will have the right to claim

Jebel Ali Mega Ship Expansion on Track

Dec 31, 2012

Last of the 65 ton blocks that make up the foundation of the extended quay wall of the 1 million TEU expansion laid in place. The Jebel Ali port expansion, scheduled

Offshore W. Africa Drilling Contract

Dec 31, 2012

Elenilto, with state oil company Petrosen, awarded Production Sharing Contract (PSC) by the Government of the Republic of Senegal. The contract is to develop

Creating Fuel from CO2: Progress Made

Dec 31, 2012

A working collaboration makes progress in developing an advanced microbiological pathway to convert CO2 to fuels and chemicals. Synthetic biology researchers

US Joiner Acquires JCI Metal Products

Dec 31, 2012

Both companies supply needs of the marine equipment market in the commercial and defense sectors. JCI, headquartered in San Diego, CA with additional operations in Pearl Harbor, HI.

Two New Gas Tankships to Fit Wärtsilä DF Propulsion Packages

Dec 31, 2012

Wärtsilä  to supply complete dual-fue (DF) propulsion packages for two new gas tankers being built for owners, Anthony Veder. The contract was signed with AVIC-International

New JW Fishers HF Side Scan Sonar

Dec 31, 2012

JW Fishers spotlights its new 1200 kHz sonar which provides detailed images of even small and soft underwater targets. This new side scan sonar can show extremely

USCG Marine Safety Alert 05-12

Dec 31, 2012

Pressure Switch Location for Fixed Fire Suppression Systems Where's yours located?   This safety alert addresses the location of fire suppression system pressure switches aboard vessels.

Suspected Pirates Apprehended by EU NAVFOR

Dec 31, 2012

EU Naval Force Warship BNS Louise Marie Once Again Apprehends Suspect Pirates at Sea.     Just 12 days after EU Naval Force warship BNS Louise Marie apprehended

ACP Commemorates 13 Years of Local Administration

Dec 31, 2012

The Panama Canal is celebrating 13 years under Panamanian administration. During this period, the Canal has strengthened its role in international commerce as a

'Floating Iron-ore Mine' Arrives Oman

Dec 31, 2012

'Vale Sohar' docked at Vale's deep-water jetty in the Port of Sohar to unload iron ore on its first voyage from Brazil. The ship, one of the largest bulk carriers

NSR Rescue & Salvage Ship Contracts for Nordic Yards

Dec 31, 2012

Nordic Yards in Wismar and Warnemünde, Germany, contracted to build two ice-breaking rescue & salvage ships for Russia. The vessels for the Russian Ministry of Transport,

India Receives Second Stealth Missile Frigate

Dec 31, 2012

The frigate 'Tarkash' built for India at the Yantar Shipyard in Russia’s Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad has arrived at the port of Mumbai. Russia and India signed a $1.

DeepOcean Secures Statoil Subsea Contract

Dec 31, 2012

DeepOcean AS, a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group, contracted to provide offshore light construction and survey services for Statoil. The estimated value of the contract is NOK 100-million.

ES Group Updates Singapore Bunker Barge Deliveries

Dec 31, 2012

One vessel has arrived in Singapore waters, and the other is to be delivered in Q1 2013. Sea Tanker I has arrived in Singapore waters and is currently undergoing local certifications and surveys.

Greek Tankship Freed from Nigeria Arrest

Dec 31, 2012

The tankship 'Aegean Horizon', held by Nigerian port authorities since 13, November 2012, permitted to depart. The vesel had been held during a regional naval

Virtual Desktop Cuts Number of US Navy Computers

Dec 30, 2012

Navy Training Commander sees benefits of desktop virtualization at the Naval AviationTechnical Training Unit. The virtual desktop initiative (VDI)  is a five

TGS to Charter Seismic Vessel Summer 2013

Dec 30, 2012

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) inks Letter of Intent with CGG Veritas to charter a 12-streamer vessel. The vessel is to be chartered for 3D multi-client

Eco Marine Power Update Investor Information

Dec 30, 2012

Eco Marine Power (EMP) invites investment in its wind power & solar energy system for ocean going ships, called the Aquarius MRE System. EMP is a marine systems


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