Monday, January 23, 2012 Maritime News

Ocean Rig Signs SemiSub Rig Deal

Jan 23, 2012

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ:ORIG) signed a new drilling contract for its semisubmersible drilling rig “Eirik Raude” with an independent operator, for work offshore West Africa.

Star Bulk Extends Share Repurchase Plan

Jan 23, 2012

  Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (Nasdaq: SBLK), said that its Board of Directors approved the extension of the Company’s Share Repurchase Plan, which has been in place since 2010, to December 31, 2012.

New Year, New Vessel

Jan 23, 2012

Start the year off right with the newest addition to your fleet.   Vessels come with lots of manuals and instructions as well as increasing amount of high-tech equipment.

Expro Wins Maersk Oil Contract

Jan 23, 2012

Expro won a multi-million dollar contract with Maersk Oil. The contract involves providing surface well testing, clean-up services and large bore subsea safety

ISS Launches Anti-Piracy Solution

Jan 23, 2012

Inchcape Shipping Services launches state-of-the-art anti-piracy solution.   Cost effective armour protection provides unrivalled countermeasures to safeguard vessel and crew welfare.

Oil & Gas Execs: Market Moving Up

Jan 23, 2012

While forecasts of financial gloom dominate mainstream news casts, there is an emerging feeling of optimism in fo the near term prospects for the oil and gas business.

Magnalight Adds to Lineup

Jan 23, 2012

Magnalight.com Announces Release of Class 1 Division 2 LED Light to Their Hazardous Location Lighting Lineup. Magnalight.com by Larson Electronics has announced the release of a high power,

Wikborg Rein Recruits LNG Specialist

Jan 23, 2012

International law firm Wikborg Rein has recruited Joe McGladdery as a partner in its London office.   McGladdery joins from Qatar Gas Transport Company Limited

Damen Receives HSSV Orders & Options

Jan 23, 2012

MarineCo UK orders another two offshore wind High Speed Support Vessels with Damen Shipyards. Order comprises 2 HSSVs and an option for 2 more.   Scottish offshore

EMSA Vessel to Assists with Bunker Oil Removal

Jan 23, 2012

The EMSA-contracted Stand by Oil Spill Response Vessel Salina Bay arrived this weekend on site of the Costa Concordia to assist SMIT Salvage, who is in charge

Swedish Navy Receives AUV's

Jan 23, 2012

During November and December 2011 the Swedish Navy received the last two of four state of-the-art AUVs (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles) from the Danish company EIVA a/s.

Datrex Distributing for Ocean Signal

Jan 23, 2012

Datrex Inc. appointed for North American distribution. Ocean Signal, the specialist communications and safety at sea manufacturer, has appointed Datrex Inc. as its distributor for USA and Canada.

OW Bunker Appoints Bunker Trader

Jan 23, 2012

Sahar Zarghamian joins OW Bunker as a Bunker Trader.   OW Bunker, a supplier and trader of marine fuel, today announced the appointment of Sahar Zarghamian as

Survey: Energy Efficiency is the Future

Jan 23, 2012

Offshore Support Vessels Summit Releases the Survey Result on Energy Efficiency OSVs.   A new survey conducted by the Oil and Gas IQ asked more than 200 offshore

Thuraya to Serve African Markets

Jan 23, 2012

Thuraya Signs Service Partner Agreement with Africell Holding to Serve African Markets.   Abu Dhabi, 23rd January 2012: To embolden its distribution network in Africa,

EU Review Includes Coasta Concordia Lessons

Jan 23, 2012

Safety of passenger ships – Costa Concordia accident and Commission review of safety legislation.   Vice-President Siim Kallas, European Commissioner for Transport

USDOJ: Sentencing in Environmental Crime Case

Jan 23, 2012

Miami River Compnay Sen tenced to Five Years Probation and $1,000,000 Fine for Oil Pollution and Ballast Water Crimes.   Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney

MAJ Executive Back with Ph.D

Jan 23, 2012

The Maritime Authority of Jamaica is delighted to announce the return of its Director of Shipping Policy Eric Deans who has completed a Ph.D in Marine Policy at the University of Delaware.

Successful EU NAVFOR Anti-Piracy Operation

Jan 23, 2012

EU NAVFOR warship FGS LUEBECK successfully releases Indian dhow and crew.   After three days of persistent pressure, FGS LUEBECK has forced Somali pirates to

Toledo Maritime Academy Launches Cruise & BST Training

Jan 23, 2012

Cruise Ship Professional Development and STCW Basic Safety Training Begins Monday.     Renee Marazon, CEO, The Maritime Academy of Toledo Foundation, said today

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