Wednesday, January 04, 2012 Maritime News

Federal Courts Side with Signal International

Jan 04, 2012

Federal Judge Sides with Signal - Denies Class Certification of all former H2B worker claims.    Signal International L.L.C., a leading Gulf of Mexico provider

This Day in Naval History - Jan. 04

Jan 04, 2012

From the Navy News Service:   1863 - Blockading ship USS Quaker City captures sloop Mercury carrying despatches, emphasizing the desperate plight of the South.

Ultra Filter Pads for Effective Spill Containment

Jan 04, 2012

Capture Oil, Gas and Other Hydrocarbons While Allowing Clean Rainwater To Flow Through.   Use Ultra-Filter Pads on construction sites, oil fields and other areas

Videotel: Effective Training Will Avert Tregedy

Jan 04, 2012

VIDEOTEL Calls for effective training and regulation to avoid tragedy when shipping dangerous bulk cargoes.   Whatever the cause of the recent loss of the Vinalines Queen and crew,

A World’s First in Underwater Repair:

Jan 04, 2012

The insertion of a complete, prefabricated replacement hull section in a badly damaged ship at anchor.      On Friday 22nd July, 2011 the Tsavliris Salvage Group

DOT Unveils Plans for Kings Point

Jan 04, 2012

United States Merchant Marine Academy Begins Strategic Planning Process   The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) today began work on a comprehensive

Survival of the Fittest

Jan 04, 2012

Drewry’s latest quarterly Container Forecaster highlights that 2012 will be another challenging year for liner operators. With question marks over the strength of global demand,

Boatracs Purchases New Corporate Office Building

Jan 04, 2012

Current headquarters will be relocated to larger commercial space in San Diego, California.     Boatracs Inc., a leader in providing integrated satellite communications

BIMCO Forecasts Challenging Times in 2012

Jan 04, 2012

BIMCO has today published its Reflections 2012, which examines critical issues facing the shipping industry now and in the coming year.   This concise but thought-provoking

Keel-laying at STX Turku Shipyard

Jan 04, 2012

The keel-laying of the multipurpose deck cargo vessel, built for Oy Gaiamare Ab, was held at STX Turku Shipyard on Wednesday January 4, 2012. The NB 1379 is 105.

Another Hazardous Cargo, Another Ship Sinking

Jan 04, 2012

On Christmas day, the bulk carrier VINALINES QUEEN, carrying a cargo of nickel ore from Morowali, Indonesia to China, went missing.  The ship and its crew of 22 must now be considered lost.

NATO's Weekly Piracy Assessment

Jan 04, 2012

Overview of week of 22-28 December 2011.   During the reporting period of 22-28 December 2011 pirate activity against vessels was low. One vessel was hijacked

Positional changes at IMO Secretariat

Jan 04, 2012

After taking office on 1 January 2012, the IMO Secretary-General Mr. Koji Sekimizu today announced a number of changes in the structure of the IMO Secretariat.   Mr.

Ezra Names Global Executives

Jan 04, 2012

Ezra promotes key executives to anchor Group’s global strategy. They are as follows:     Captain Adarash Kumar steps up as Group COO to spearhead Ezra’s

GAC India Opens Pipavav Office

Jan 04, 2012

Branch will coordinate support for Mumbai High oil field.     GAC India has opened a new office in Pipavav to cater to the needs of the growing number of vessels

EBDG: Keller to Manage New Gulf Office

Jan 04, 2012

Elliott Bay Design Group LLC (EBDG) welcomes Keith Keller as its Gulf Office Manager for the firm’s New Orleans office, re-opening its doors in early 2012.   Getting his start at Avondale Shipyard,

Tight stow for the Jumbo Javelin

Jan 04, 2012

Jumbo recently transported two huge Ship-to-Shore Kalmar cranes, combined with a total of 7 knocked down RTG’s from Taicang, China to Cartagena, Colombia for its client Cargotec.

Lloyd's Register: Statutory Alert

Jan 04, 2012

Statutory alert: Design, testing and location of devices to prevent the passage of flame into cargo tanks in tankers. Applicabilty: Builders, owners and managers

STATS Completes North Sea Platform Platform

Jan 04, 2012

Pipeline engineering experts, STATS Group, has completed an isolation project on behalf of AMEC to allow maintenance and replacement works on the North Everest platform in the central North Sea.

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