Thursday, July 01, 2010 Maritime News

Financing Offshore Ventures in Today’s Economic Climate

Jul 01, 2010

Regardless of today’s economic and financial reality, wealth creation and oil prosperity go hand in hand.  While the medium to long term prospects are good, it

The Marine Industry and LNG

Jul 01, 2010

Several years ago many people in the marine industry either did not know about LNG or did not think that it would amount to anything worth more than a passing interest.

Deepwater Horizon—Further proof that oil and water don’t mix

Jul 01, 2010

Maritime Reporter invited Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association to provide an overview

Random Roamings within the Moran Fleet

Jul 01, 2010

We all appreciated Don Sutherland's celebration of the 150 years of Moran towing (Maritime Reporter & Engineering News, April 2010).  It was an exciting collection

ClassNK Opens Three New Offices

Jul 01, 2010

Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) announced the opening of three new surveyor offices in Tartous, Syria; Callao, Peru; and Sibu, Malaysia, signalling the classification

Project Report: Sheringham Shoal Goes Offshore

Jul 01, 2010

On June 24, the first foundation was installed at sea for the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind project. Construction work on land is already well underway, and the

Rep. Markey Debuts “Stop Oil Spills” (SOS) Bill

Jul 01, 2010

  Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) last week introduced the “Stop Oil Spills Act,” a bill to fund research into new oil spill prevention and response technologies.

MISC Unit Buys 4 Tankers

Jul 01, 2010

MISC Bhd said its wholly-owned unit, AET Inc Ltd, signed a contract with Samsung Heavy Industries for the purchase of four new 158,500-dwt Suezmax tankers at a cost of $67.

Beijing Plan to Scrap Old Ships

Jul 01, 2010

 China will provide subsidies to help shipping companies retire ageing oil tankers and some single-hull ships before they would normally be taken out of service,

Thoma-Sea Wins Navy Deal

Jul 01, 2010

Thoma-Sea Shipbuilders of Lockport reportedly won a $7.3m contract to build a Catamaran Hull Hydrographic Survey Vessel for the government of Oman, according to a report on www.

Westport Shipyard Launches Composite 43m Cutter

Jul 01, 2010

Westport’s launch of the Global Response Cutter (GRC-43) from its composite patrol vessel series (CPV) represents a significant milestone while marking a return to the company’s commercial roots.

Acceptance Test on First LM2500 Gas Turbine for RAN

Jul 01, 2010

GE Marine reports that it has successfully completed acceptance testing on the first LM2500 aeroderivative marine gas turbine for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD).

EPA Releases Toxicity Testing Data for Eight Oil Dispersants

Jul 01, 2010

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released peer reviewed results from the first round of its own independent toxicity testing on eight oil dispersants.

ABB Azipod: Performance in Harsh Environs

Jul 01, 2010

ABB received an endorsement from two leading Russian customers on the performance of Azipod propulsion in the harshest environments in the marine sector. The impending

China Shipping-Jumbo Heavy Lift Open China Office

Jul 01, 2010

China Shipping-Jumbo Heavy Lift Co. Ltd., a joint venture between Jumbo Shipping and China Shipping, has opened a Representative Office in Beijing, China, Together with its office in Shanghai,

Aker Solutions, Statoil Sign Agreement

Jul 01, 2010

Statoil  awarded Aker Solutions a frame agreement for maintenance and modifications on their offshore installations Snorre A/B, Gullfaks A/B/C, Visund and Åsgard A/B in Norway.

GL Issues First EEDI Certificate

Jul 01, 2010

The first-ever Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) certification for a large container vessel owned and operated by Hapag-Lloyd has been conducted by Germanischer Lloyd (GL).

Unique MSC Ship Trains to Deliver Fuel

Jul 01, 2010

   The crew of Military Sealift Command (MSC) offshore petroleum distribution system ship MV Vice Adm. K.R. Wheeler trained recently to do something that no

Korea: No.1 in Global Shipbuilding

Jul 01, 2010

Korea's shipbuilding industry is on a roll as it secured the top spot in the global market in the first quarter of this year. The Ministry of Strategy and Finance

36-Ton Anchor Delivered

Jul 01, 2010

A 36-ton anchor belonging to a historic ship, once the world’s largest, has been transported by Wilhelmsen Ships Service from Gujarat and has just arrived in Hong Kong,


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