Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Maritime News

California Clarifies BWMS Position

May 29, 2013

Installation or use of an USCG accepted Alternative Management Systems (AMS) does not waive a vessel's requirement to meet the California Code of Regulations ballast discharge performance standards.

WSF Schedules State-wide Public Meetings

May 29, 2013

Washington State Ferries' (WSF) team gears up to head for meetings with ferry-served communities. With the 2013-2015 transportation budget signed, Washington State

Shea Delivers Precast Floating Docks to Marina

May 29, 2013

Shea Concrete Products delivers 40 precast floating docks to Lynn’s Seaport Landing Marina in Lynn, MA. Altogether, Shea Concrete Products manufactured 14 main docks and 28 dock fingers,

NNS Appoints John Temple V-P at SRNS

May 29, 2013

Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) appoints John Temple as Vice President of Contracts Management for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS). Huntington Ingalls

HK Sailor's Giant New Mast Arrives Pronto ex-Spain

May 29, 2013

GAC saves the day for Hong Kong sailor with high speed delivery of a giant mast replacement 
for his sailing yacht. When the mast on prominent Hong Kong businessman

Classification Societies to Review QSCS

May 29, 2013

Accredited Certification Bodies (ACB’s) to discuss its quality system certification scheme (QSCS) at upcoming meeting. IACS will be inviting flag administrations,

Offshore Turbine Services Order More CTruk Boats

May 29, 2013

Offshore Turbine Services (OTS) has ordered two more CTruk 20T MPCs for delivery in spring 2014. The inking of this latest order comes as the company prepare

Joe Biden Impressed by Huge Petrobas R&D Center

May 29, 2013

Petrobras CEO welcomed U.S. Vice-President and diplomats to the company's Research Center (Cenpes) in Rio de Janeiro. The company's CEO, Maria das Graças Silva Foster, welcomed the U.

Baker Hughes Name New Corporate Treasurer

May 29, 2013

Mike Sumruld has been named Vice President and Treasurer of the giant oil-field services provider. "Mike brings more than 20 years of diversified financial expertise,

Pirates Reportedly Hijack Fuel Tanker off Nigeria

May 29, 2013

Pirates allegedly hijacked a fuel tanker off the Nigerian coast early Saturday morning, AP News reported. The pirates are said to be holding some of the five Nigerian and 12 Pakastani sailors hostage.

Bollinger Wins 8th Consecutive SCA Safety Award

May 29, 2013

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. was awarded the 2012 “Award for Excellence in Safety” by the Shipbuilders Council of America for the eighth consecutive year.   On April 11,

Togo to Aid Nigerian Navy’s Fight against Piracy

May 29, 2013

The Ambassador of Republic of Togo to Nigeria, Colonel Addo Maman Tchalare has pledged the commitment of his country to assist Nigeria’s crackdown on insurgents.

In Big Ship Fuel Economy, Finances Trump Regulation

May 29, 2013

While increased regulation is often cited as the primary culprit driving shipowners to adopt new energy efficient technologies and practices for their ships, one

McDonough Launches New Ocean-going Barge

May 29, 2013

McDonough Marine Service announced the launching of a new barge, Marmac 303 (300 feet by 100 by 20), the second in a series of new ABS ocean classed deck barges

Kirby CEO Urges Support for Jones Act at House Subcommittee Hearing

May 29, 2013

Testifying on behalf of the American Maritime Partnership, Kirby Corporation Chairman & CEO Joseph Pyne urged Members of Congress to strongly support the Jones Act for the economic,

WBV Manager Course to be Held June 18

May 29, 2013

FRC International is running the first WBV Manager course in the U.S. on June 18 at HiPer Craft 2013 in Norfolk, Va. The course fee per person is $400 and places can now be booked.

Ruukki Expands Range of Raex Wear-resistant Steels

May 29, 2013

Ruukki can now supply steels for all applications requiring wear-resistant special steels. Ruukki Raex special steel can withstand wear and surface pressure and

Savannah Harbor Expansion Clears Court Hurdle

May 29, 2013

U.S. District Judge Richard M. Gergel accepted the settlement agreement between all parties involved in the mediation over the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project

New Business Focus Brings Shifts in W&O Leadership

May 29, 2013

W&O Supply, a global supplier of marine and upstream oil and gas, pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation and engineered solutions, has redefined the roles

BSEE to Establish Ocean Energy Safety Institute

May 29, 2013

As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above approach to domestic energy development, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director James Watson

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