Friday, December 16, 2011 Maritime News

Canada Announces Arctic Offshore Drilling Rules

Dec 16, 2011

The National Energy Board (NEB or the Board) released filing requirements today for future applications to drill in the Canadian Arctic Offshore. The Filing Requirements,

NSRP Awards $17 million in R&D Projects

Dec 16, 2011

$17.1 Million in New Cost-Reducing Shipbuilding R&D Projects The Executive Control Board of the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) has awarded funding

Formosa Plastics Marine Selects ABS Nautical Systems

Dec 16, 2011

ABS Nautical Systems announced that its fully integrated asset management software suite NS5 has been selected for trial by Formosa Plastics Marine Corp. (FPMC),

DOT: KP Training Vessel Sent to Texas

Dec 16, 2011

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Transfers TV KINGS POINTER to Texas A&M University.   The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the U.S. Department of Transportation

GPA-Designed Hopper Barges Operating for ACP

Dec 16, 2011

Two of five split hopper barges, designed by Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) recently went into

SKF to Open Dedicated Marine Industry Service Centers

Dec 16, 2011

SKF is establishing a global, marine-focused network of specialized technology and service centers that will focus on providing a complete range of marine solutions

Life Sentence for Somali Pirates

Dec 16, 2011

Somalis Sentenced to Life in Prison on Charges Relating to Piracy of the S/V Quest.   Mohamud Hirs Issa Ali, a/k/a Sanadaaq, 32, and Jilani Abdiali, a/k/a Ilkasse,

LR Statutory Alert: Bio-Fuels

Dec 16, 2011

Statutory alert: Changes to the requirements for the carriage of blends of petroleum oil and bio-fuels. Applicabilty: All owners, operators and charterers of

Gibdock Takes the Plunge Offshore

Dec 16, 2011

Gibdock’s strategy to carve a niche in the growing regional market for jack-up and semi-submersible drilling rig repairs, maintenance and modification work, is closer to fruition.

Inland Awards Conferred in Paducah

Dec 16, 2011

The Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI), organized the 12th Annual River Bell Awards Luncheon in Paducah, KY on Thursday, December 8, 2011. The awards paid tribute

Integrated Bridge for Malaysian built PSV

Dec 16, 2011

Raytheon Anschuetz Singapore Pte Ltd. has been awarded a contract about the supply of an Integrated Bridge and Navigation System to a new Platform Supply Ship (PSV)

Kirby Expands With Three New Units

Dec 16, 2011

Kirby Corporation Announces Purchase of Three Coastwise Tank Barge and Tug Units; Purchased Seaboats, Inc. coastwise tank barge fleet consisting of three 80,000

GL Launches Pocket Guide for MLC 2006

Dec 16, 2011

With a sweeping reach and wide ranging application the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC 2006) will have a significant impact on shipowners, managers, crewing

Tanker Rates Remain in the Doldrums

Dec 16, 2011

Returns for VLCCs fell for a third consectutive day to the lowest level in a month, as the supply of vessels exceeded cargo demand, according to a recent Bloomberg report.

Arctic Surveys Yielding Data and Savings

Dec 16, 2011

U.S.-Canada Arctic Ocean survey partnership saved costs, increased data; 2011 mission concludes joint seafloor survey operations.   A recent mission marked the

U.S. DOT Funds $62 Million in Port Grants

Dec 16, 2011

Port Projects Awarded $62 Million in TIGER III Infrastructure Grants; Critical importance of connective infrastructure to America’s seaports recognized. U.S.

Shipping Confidence Builds Despite Eurozone Fears

Dec 16, 2011

Overall confidence levels and the likelihood of major new investments in the shipping industry in the next 12 months picked up marginally in the quarter ended November 2011,

Green Award for MOL-managed LNG Ship

Dec 16, 2011

LNG Carrier Al Zubarah and Its Ship Management Company Earn Green Award Certificate.     Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced

Idled Containership Numbers Rises

Dec 16, 2011

According to a report from Bloomberg, the number of container ships idled rose to the highest level in 18 months as the supply of vessels expanded and trade growth slowed,

Damen Building Four PSV's for World Wide Supply

Dec 16, 2011

World Wide Supply orders four Platform Supply Vessels of Damen Shipyards’ new PSV 3300 series.   Newly founded offshore support company World Wide Supply (WWS)

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