December, 2011 Maritime News

This Day in U.S. Naval History

Dec 30, 2011

By the Navy News Service: On this day, 30 December, in U.S. Naval History: 1941 - Admiral Ernest J. King assumes duty as Commander in Chief, United States Fleet.

LED Utility Lights Brighten Engine Rooms

Dec 30, 2011

Working in a dimly lit engine room can be unpleasant and even unsafe.  DuraLed Engine Room & Utility Lighting from Hella marine brightens work areas with an ultra-wide spread of crisp white light.

ClassNK Verifies NOx Emissions for Tier III Engine

Dec 30, 2011

ClassNK Issues First Ever Statement of Fact for Tier III NOx Emissions for an SCR-equipped Diesel Engine.   ClassNK announced today that it had awarded its first

BOEM Completes Draft Environmental Review

Dec 30, 2011

Public Hearings scheduled for Central and Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sales.     The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has completed a draft environmental impact

Coast Guard's 1st decade in National Intel Community

Dec 30, 2011

December marked the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard’s formal entry into the national intelligence community, although many had long perceived the Coast Guard as a de facto member.

GL Names New SVP Global Sales

Dec 30, 2011

Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has appointed Mr Christian Freiherr von Oldershausen to the newly created position of Senior Vice President Global Sales.   In his new position,

Keppel Secures Contracts Worth S$150 Million

Dec 30, 2011

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) through its subsidiaries, Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine) and Keppel Verolme BV (Keppel Verolme), has secured

Subsea Production Award to Aker Solutions

Dec 30, 2011

Aker Solutions has been awarded a job by Statoil for the engineering, procurement and construction of a subsea production system for the Svalin project on the Norwegian continental shelf.

BOEM and BSEE: Guidance for Offshore Protection

Dec 30, 2011

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has issued guidance to oil and gas companies operating

Eastern Shipbuilding Delivers Tiger Shark OSV

Dec 30, 2011

Eastern Shipbuilding Group has announced the delivery of the HARVEY SUPPORTER, the first of three (3) 292 ft. Tiger Shark Class Offshore Support Vessels for Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC.

Expanding Underwater Search Capabilities

Dec 30, 2011

Over the past year a number of Asian companies and government agencies have acquired underwater search equipment to aid in the location of lost objects and assist in performing survey operations.

ChartWorld “Pay as You Sail” Service Approved

Dec 27, 2011

Following comprehensive trials, Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has approved ChartWorld GmbH’s “Pay as You Sail” (PAYS) service to PRIMAR RENC guidelines. The new service,

RoRo Ship, Ferry Collide

Dec 27, 2011

According to a report on, a ferry running between İstanbul's Yenikapı port and Güzelyalı, Bursa, collided with a RoRo ship in the Sea of Marmara on Monday,

Captain Fined For Failing to Help Sinking Ship

Dec 27, 2011

According to a report in The Moscow Times, the captain of a vessel that passed by the sinking Bulgaria cruise ship without stopping to help rescue drowning passengers was fined $4,

Mitsubishi to License Shipbuilding Tech to India

Dec 27, 2011

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has agreed with L&T Shipbuilding Limited (LTSB), the shipbuilding arm of India's Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), under which

Shell: Bonga Oil Leak Largely Dispersed

Dec 27, 2011

SNEPCo confirmed the oil leak from the Bonga facility off the coast of Nigeria has largely dispersed. The news comes five days after less than 40,000 barrels of

Statoil Mulls FPU for Skrugard Discovery

Dec 27, 2011

Statoil and its partners are considering developing the Skrugard discovery in the Barents Sea by means of a floating production unit with the additional capacity

Report: Cambodian-flag Ship Sinks, Three Reported Dead

Dec 26, 2011

According to a report posted on, at least three were found dead after a Cambodia-flagged ship sank in the La Perouse Strait, an international waterway

Iran Begins Navy Drills Near Strategic Strait

Dec 26, 2011

According to a report from AP via Xinhua, Iran's navy has begun a 10-day drill in international waters near the strategic oil route that passes through the Strait of Hormuz.

Korean Stocks Fall, Shipbuilders Lead the Way Down

Dec 26, 2011

According to a Reuters report, Seoul shares edged down the day after Christmas as holiday celebrations from a string of positive U.S. data were cut short by lingering


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