Tuesday, January 01, 2013 Maritime News

Mercator Lines (Singapore) Terminate Ship Charters Early

Jan 01, 2013

Mercator Lines (Singapore) agree early termination & settlement agreements with owners of bulkships 'Chaitali Prem' & 'Chanchal Prem'. Briefly, the existing charter of M.

World's First LNG Fuelled PSV Charter Extended

Jan 01, 2013

Statoil Petroleum grants Eidesvik Offshore ASA a 2-year extension charter for the LNG fuelled Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) 'Viking Energy'. The Viking Energy

China Eximbank & CCS Ink Cooperation Agreement

Jan 01, 2013

The Export-Import Bank of China (Eximbank) joins hands with China Classification Society (CCS) to support the country's shipping industry. China Eximbank and

Electronic Fuel Monitoring Alliance

Jan 01, 2013

Macsea's Fuel Vision announces that its system now works with KRAL rotary displacement flow meters for high-accuracy fuel monitoring. By combining Dexter Fuel Vision with the KRAL flowmeter,

US Warship Raps in New Year

Jan 01, 2013

QM3 Patrick Cunliffe, USN, posted the ship’s traditional New Year’s midnight log entry in 'Rap-style' aboard 'USS Reuben James'. On New Year's Eve the ship was

Staten Island Ferry LNG Conversion Planned

Jan 01, 2013

Plans are in hand to convert one of the two diesel oil-fuelled 'Austen-class' ferries to use Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). A pilot program conducted on one Staten Island Ferry,

Deep Profiling Float Descends to 4000-meters

Jan 01, 2013

Teledyne Webb Research's new version of its Autonomous Profiling Explorer (APEX®) makes a record 13,123 ft dive off Hawaii. APEX floats are based on a buoyancy

Floating 2013 e-Navigation Conference

Jan 01, 2013

e-Navigation Underway Conference 2013 will be held aboard Denmark's largest cruise ship 'Pearl Seaways'. During the three day conference presentations will include: • IMO

Statoil Expands Brazil Offshore Exploration

Jan 01, 2013

Statoil expands  its exploration portfolio with the acquisition of 25% participating interest from Vale SA in BM-ES-22A in the Espirito Santo Basin offshore Brazil.

STX Group Seeks 2013 Turnaround

Jan 01, 2013

Korea-based conglomorate STX saw tough times the past year due to severe cash shortage, but is seeking a turnaround in 2013 after offloading some assests. Market analysts have mixed views for STX.

US Offshore Wind Survey Contract for Fugro Atlantic

Jan 01, 2013

Fugro Atlantic to undertake a geological and geophysical survey for the Virginia Wind Energy Area for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The survey area covers over 45,

Hi-speed Ferry Hits Beacon: 26 Injured

Jan 01, 2013

A Macau to Hong Kong jetfoil hit a marker beacon in poor visibility while exiting the Macau Outer Harbour entrance channel. The ferry with 177 passengers and

Maersk Ship Plastic Balls as Fruit

Jan 01, 2013

Maersk Container Industry (MCI) purchased 116,000 plastic balls for a trial to test & increase the effectiveness of its refrigerated containers in delivering fresh produce.

Gulf of Alaska Storm Rig Under Tow Again

Jan 01, 2013

Battling the storm a tug and a support vessel succeed in getting lines aboard the abandoned Shell drill rig 'Kulluk'. The vessels are 19 miles southeast of Kodiak Island,

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