Friday, November 03, 2000 Maritime News

North American Rig Count Drops 8

Nov 03, 2000

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in North America fell by eight during the week ending November 3, according to oil services firm Baker Hughes Inc.

Gas Carrier To Get Repairs At Sea

Nov 03, 2000

A tanker carrying 500,000 barrels of gasoline, denied access to the New York Harbor due to safety concerns, will make repairs to a leaky hold at sea before coming into port, the ship's manager said.

Hyundai Gets LNG Contract

Nov 03, 2000

Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) said it had awarded a contract for the building of an LNG carrier to Hyundai Heavy Industries of Korea. The company said the

Transocean Sedco Forex Reports Rig Damage

Nov 03, 2000

Transocean Sedco Forex Inc., the world's biggest offshore driller, said one of its rigs was damaged by a gas blowout while drilling a well offshore Indonesia for Australia's Santos Ltd.

CosPas-Sarsat To Cease Use Of 121.5 and 243 MHz In 2009

Nov 03, 2000

The U.S. Coast Guard recently announced that on February 1, 2009, the international CosPas-Sarsat System will terminate the satellite processing of distress signals received from 121.

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