Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Maritime News

Oil Price Depends Less on Supply & Demand Says OAPEC Chief

Mar 27, 2012

Supply & demand no longer most influential factors determining oil prices, other factors predominate The selling price of crude oil is more likely to be determined by geopolitical considerations,

Wireless System by Sonetics is Ultra Portable, Hands Free

Mar 27, 2012

Sonetics announce new  wireless team communication system for hands-free, full-duplex, hearing protected communications Sonetics, manufacturer of rugged wireless team communication systems,

Piracy – Warship Frees Captives off Somalia Coast

Mar 27, 2012

Pirates deprived of mothership dhow, crew freed, by Spanish warship The EU Naval Force Flagship ESPS Patino located a Yemeni registered dhow that was suspected

LNG Carrier Trade & Safety – ABS Seminars

Mar 27, 2012

Classification society ABS held series of LNG carrier seminars on design & safety in Athens, Doha & Limassol ABS, provider of classification services to the global offshore industry,

China Shipwreck – Death Toll Rises to 20

Mar 27, 2012

Cargo ship blamed for sinking overloaded passenger vessel in Xunjiang River collision The death toll from a recent shipwreck in south China has risen to 20 as six missing people were confirmed dead,

This Day in Naval History - March 27

Mar 27, 2012

From the Navy News Service:   1794 - Congress authorizes the construction of six frigates, including Constitution. 1799 - USS Constitution recaptures

Bollinger Delivers Modified Barge and Tug to Bouchard

Mar 27, 2012

Lockport, La. - Bollinger Amelia Repair L.L.C, and Bollinger Algiers L.L.C., two Bollinger Shipyards Inc. facilities, have re-delivered the tank barge B. No. 230 and tug Ralph E.

Crude-Tanker Surplus Shrinks to Eight-Week Low: Survey

Mar 27, 2012

The surplus of supertankers competing to load 2 million-barrel shipments of Middle East crude oil shrank to an eight-week low. There are 7.5 percent more vessels

North Sea Rigs Evacuated on Explosion Risk

Mar 27, 2012

Total SA’s Elgin platform leaked gas for a third day in the U.K. North Sea, and neighboring rigs were evacuated to guard against the risk of an explosion. Total,

Horizon Lines Reaches Agreement in Principle to Reduce Debt

Mar 27, 2012

Charlotte, N.C. --- Horizon Lines Inc. announced that it has signed a restructuring support agreement with more than 96 percent of its  note holders to further

IMO Approves Siemens’ Ballast Water Management System

Mar 27, 2012

The Maritime Environmental Protection Committee of the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) has granted Siemens final approval for its Sicure ballast water management system.

Serious Gaming Debuts as Maritime Security Tool

Mar 27, 2012

The NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC) is hosting a serious gaming event, called the Harbor Protection Table-Top Exercise (HPT2E), which aims to significantly

Subsea 7 Wins Pipeline Industries Guild Award

Mar 27, 2012

Subsea 7, a provider to the offshore energy industry, has won the Pipeline Industries Guild’s (PIG) 2012 Subsea Pipeline Technology Award. The award was made at

National Shipbuilding Research Program Will Hold Conference

Mar 27, 2012

The National Shipbuilding Research Program will be holding a Proposers Conference on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at SCRA in Charleston, SC.  The conference will provide

CT Marine Trades Association Names a Board Director

Mar 27, 2012

Sea Tow Services International Inc.  announced that Captain Tom Kehlenbach, owner of Sea Tow Central Connecticut, has been named to the Board of Directors of the

U.S. Senator Murkowski Will Address Global Marine Energy Conference

Mar 27, 2012

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski will address the 5th Annual Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference, to be held April 24-26 at the Almas Temple, 1315 K Street NW, in Washington, D.

GL Garrad Hassan Names Business Development Manager

Mar 27, 2012

Hamburg - GL Garrad Hassan has appointed a new Business Development Manager in the UK, Ian Finch will be responsible for managing sales and business development

Cal Maritime Will Host 2012 Koch Sea Scout Cup

Mar 27, 2012

The California Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime), a campus of The California State University, has been selected as the site for the 6th William I. Koch Sea Scout Cup,

Rickmers-Linie Appoints New Agents in Two Countries

Mar 27, 2012

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg based operator of heavy lift and project liner services, is now actively serving Bangladesh and Sri Lanka with direct calls in Chittagong and Colombo, respectively.

FuelTrax Provides Activity Logging

Mar 27, 2012

Houston – Nautical Control Solutions LP (NCS) announced that its FuelTrax system now provides the ability to enter activity codes for automatically coupling fuel usage numbers to location,

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