Friday, April 13, 2012 Maritime News

Demand for Offshore Vessels:

Apr 13, 2012

Growing In Deepwater Gulf of Mexico.   GOM SITREP As the feds issue more drilling permits for the Gulf, demand for offshore support vessels in the GOM deepwater sector has accelerated,

Online Cargo Database Goes Live

Apr 13, 2012

World’s largest online database for cargo transportation goes live.   BMT De Beer, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has launched CargoHandbook.com (www.cargohandbook.

First Approval for Iridium Extreme Docking Station

Apr 13, 2012

Beam Granted World’s First Approval for Iridium Extreme Docking Station. Beam Communications Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of World Reach Limited (ASX: WRR),

Crowley Names Two More Scholarship Winners

Apr 13, 2012

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Two Pennsylvania Students in the Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program. Crowley recently awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial

Scorpio Tankers Offers 3.5 million Shares

Apr 13, 2012

Scorpio Tankers Inc. (STNG) is offering a minimum of 3.5 million shares of its common stock in a registered direct placement at a price of $6.75 per share, for which Evercore Group L.

Swiber First to Use Enginei in Asia

Apr 13, 2012

Swiber becomes first Asia operator to save costs with Enginei Fuel Management System. The Swiber Group company, Newcruz Offshore Marine Services, has become

Ship Finance Terminates Charters With Horizon

Apr 13, 2012

Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL) has agreed to terminate chartering agreements with Horizon Lines, LLC relating to five of its vessels. Ship Finance

Magnet Provides Robust Holding Force

Apr 13, 2012

Miko introduces new permanent magnet for robust temporary anchor points above or below water.   Miko Marine AS of Oslo, Norway, has a new lightweight and compact

RAL’s RAmparts 3200 Tugs Achieve Milestone

Apr 13, 2012

Early in 2012, Cheoy Lee Shipyards, Hong Kong, was awarded a contract from a South American client for three new RAmparts 3200CL class tugs. This marks a significant

IL Governor Convenes Export Advisory Council Meeting

Apr 13, 2012

Group Will Develop Recommendations to Increase Trade Opportunities and Business Investment in Illinois. Governor Pat Quinn today convened the first meeting of the Illinois Export Advisory Council.

This Day in Naval History - April 12

Apr 13, 2012

1861 - The Civil War begins when Confederates fire on Fort Sumter, S.C. 1911 - Lt. Theodore Ellyson qualifies as the first naval aviator. 1962 - The Navy demonstrates a new landing craft,

Cecon Completes Installation Offshore Nigeria

Apr 13, 2012

End March Cecon has completed the installation of four flexible pipelines and umbilical’s for Broron Oil & Gas/Addax Petroleum in waters offshore Nigeria, West Africa.

BV and Securymind In Anti-Piracy Initiative

Apr 13, 2012

International classification society Bureau Veritas has joined forces with French maritime security consultants Securymind to provide an auditing and verification

Oil Sheen Seen Near Shell Gulf of Mexico Rig

Apr 13, 2012

US Coastguard sends helicopter to investigate rainbow oil sheen on sea surface near Gulf of Mexico drilling rig The Coast Guard is investigating the report of a rainbow sheen,

Piracy – Latest NATO Update

Apr 13, 2012

One ship hi-jacked (freed) one attack & one suspicious approach reports NATO in latest weekly report During the reporting period of 05 to 11 April 2012 there

Offshore Windfarms Harmful to Ocean Claims MEP

Apr 13, 2012

Wind farms are damaging ocean carbon sinks says Member of  European Parliament Writing in 'Public Service Europe' online, MEP Struan Stevenson says we cannot

LNG Bunkering – Singapore Sets Up Joint Industry Project

Apr 13, 2012

Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) considers operational feasibility of LNG bunkering A Joint Industry Project (JIP), co-funded through MPA’s MINT fund,

Ship Safety & Environment – Denmark Pushes IMO for Mandatory Audits

Apr 13, 2012

New international regulations for flag states well underway says Denmark after latest meeting of the IMO's FSI sub-committee Together with a number of other countries,

British Minehunter Exercises with USN in Arabian Gulf

Apr 13, 2012

Royal Navy minehunter HMS Middleton exercised in Gulf waters with USN special minehunting helicopter MH-53E Sea Dragon As part of their regular practice searching

Titanic Disaster – IEEE Share Retrospective Technological Insights

Apr 13, 2012

IEEE experts comment on a century of technical heritage & innovation since loss of the Titanic A hundred years after the loss of the RMS Titanic, members of IEEE

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