Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Maritime News

Transocean Employees Focus of BP Spill Investigators

Jul 21, 2010

According to a July 21 report from Bloomberg, Transocean Ltd. employees onboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig when it exploded in the Gulf of Mexico have become the focus of a U.

Bad weather Could Delay BP Well Work Again

Jul 21, 2010

According to a Jul 21 report from Reuters, BP Plc could delay work to plug its Gulf of Mexico oil leak by up to 10 to 14 days if a northern Caribbean weather system

NOL Group Orders New Container Ships

Jul 21, 2010

Global shipping and logistics company NOL Group announced an order for 10 new 8,400-TEU (twenty-foot-equivalent unit) container ships to be delivered in 2013 and 2014.

NSRP White Paper Solicitation

Jul 21, 2010

The NSRP Executive Control Board (ECB) invites the 10 NSRP Ship Production Panels to submit whitepapers to be considered for funding as NSRP Panel Projects. Submissions

Hijacked UBT Ocean Released

Jul 21, 2010

On July 20, the hijacked merchant vessel UBT Ocean was released. The UBT Ocean, a Marshall Island flagged chemical tanker with a deadweight of 9,224 tonnes, was hijacked on March 5,

AVRA Towage Adds to Fleet

Jul 21, 2010

With the July delivery of the tug Northwind, the Rotterdam-based firm Avra Towage is now operating a fleet of six tugs with a seventh under construction. Three

European Offshore Wind Claims Record Year

Jul 21, 2010

According to a July 20 report from www.europolitics.com, the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) claims 2010 will be a record year in terms of installations.

Halliburton Expects Leaner Days in Gulf

Jul 21, 2010

According to a July 19 report from the Houston Chronicle, despite a severe pullback in drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, Halliburton reported an 83% jump in profit and said it added 1,

VMT on IMO’s Recognition of Survival Craft Simulation

Jul 21, 2010

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved proposed changes to the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW ‘95) Convention at a Diplomatic Conference in Manila,

Chafe-Pro for Philadelphia Naval Reserve Fleet

Jul 21, 2010

Global Associates, Ltd, contractor for the U.S. Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, has selected FJORD, Inc. to supply its brand name Chafe-Pro chafing gear

Statoil Awards Aibel Contract to Build Gudrun Deck

Jul 21, 2010

Statoil has awarded Aibel a contract to build the topsides for the Gudrun platform. The contract includes engineering, procurement, and construction of the platform

NOAA Fairweather Updates Arctic Charts

Jul 21, 2010

As Arctic ice recedes, countries are looking forward to faster, safer and more efficient sea routes across the top of the world. Responding to a request from the U.

The BOPstopper, by American Int’l Industries

Jul 21, 2010

American International Industries, Inc. announced that Subsea Oil Technologies, Inc., 50% owned by AMIN, has been assigned U.S. patent application number 12/822,

U.S. Approves Shallow-Water Well in Gulf

Jul 21, 2010

According to a July 20 report from The Wall Street Journal, the Obama administration has approved a permit to drill a new well in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico,

Donjon Towing and Transportation Projects on the Rise

Jul 21, 2010

Donjon Marine, Co., Inc., a global marine services provider based in New Jersey, has announced a number of marine transportation projects the company has been involved with over the last months.

This Day in Coast Guard History – July 21

Jul 21, 2010

1944-The attack and liberation of Guam commenced.  Participating vessels included the Coast Guard tender CGC Tupelo and the Coast Guard-manned Navy warships included Cor Caroli,

This Day in Naval History – July 21

Jul 21, 2010

1823 - After pirate attack, LT David G. Farragut leads landing party to destroy pirate stronghold in Cuba. 1944 - Invasion and recapture of Guam begins. 1946 - In first U.

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