September, 2013 Maritime News

'Leisure' Tugboat Sinks on Lake Union Berth

Sep 30, 2013

The 72-foot tug 'Iver' lies in approximately 16 feet of water after sinking at the pier at Mariner Properties on Lake Union near Seattle. Coast Guard Sector Puget

Tidewater Raise Funds on Senior Note Placement

Sep 30, 2013

Offshore Service Vessel owner Tidewater Inc. with a group of institutional investors have executed a $500-million senior unsecured note purchase agreement. Proceeds

Hyde Marine & Cammel Laird in BWTS Link Up

Sep 30, 2013

Calgon Carbon Corporation subsiduary Hyde Marine, Inc., has established a partnership agreement with Cammell Laird, the largest shipyard in the United Kingdom,

Navy Issues RoRo Operation & Shipyard Repair Contracts

Sep 30, 2013

Among the latest Department of Defense, Navy, contracts, Ocean Ships Inc. of Houston is awarded a contract modification for operation & maintenance of 8 RoRo ships,

ASA Names New 2013-2015 Officers

Sep 30, 2013

The American Salvage Association (ASA) elected a new slate of officers at its fall meeting on September 9 in Arlington, Virginia, as follows: Paul Hankins,

ISH Buys Integrated Tug/Barge Unit

Sep 30, 2013

International Shipholding Corporation (ISH) has bought the integrated tug/barge unit, 'Coastal 202' and 'Florida Enterprise', from CIT and GE Capital. These two

RealWeld to Unveil Audio Training Add-on

Sep 30, 2013

RealWeld Systems' patent-pending RealWeld Trainer™ system now supports real-time audio coaching during both live and practice training sessions. This enhancement

Welland Canal Seaway Tie-up Walls to be Reconstructed

Sep 30, 2013

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) announced today that Oakville based Dufferin Construction has been awarded a contract to replace a series

2H Offshore to Assist Riser Engineering for Tullow Oil

Sep 30, 2013

2H Offshore, an Acteon company, has been appointed by Tullow Oil as lead riser engineering consultancy for the delivery of the flexible riser system for its Tweneboa,

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Three Cadets in California

Sep 30, 2013

Crowley Maritime Corporation awarded three Thomas B. Crowley, Sr., Memorial scholarships to California Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) students Andrew Leonard,

USCG Publishes Final Rule for Nontank Vessel Response Plans

Sep 30, 2013

The U.S. Coast Guard announced publication of the final rule to increase pollution response preparedness for nontank vessels carrying oil in U.S. waters. The

Salvage & Marine Fire Fighting Non-Tank Vessel Response Plan Regulation Announced

Sep 30, 2013

The U.S. Coast Guard has published the long awaited Non-tank Vessel Response Plan (NTVRP) and Other Response Plan regulation in the federal register dated September 30, 2013.

NMC Prepares for Potential Government Shutdown

Sep 30, 2013

The U.S. National Maritime Center issued a notice giving precautionary information due to the potential Government shutdown. If the government shutdown occurs,

FRC International Launch Dynamic Navigation for High Speed Craft

Sep 30, 2013

FRC International is launching the innovative DYNAV (DYnamic NAVigation) system for high speed craft at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, October 29-30.

Maritime & Offshore M&A

Sep 30, 2013

Regulatory, Financial & Operational changes drive strategic deals in the crowded Workboat markets Workboat and offshore marine markets have been gaining strength over the past three years.

An Unarmed Approach to Piracy

Sep 30, 2013

Technology might allow some ships to leave the guns at home. That doesn’t mean they will be defenseless. The changing seascape of global piracy indicates that

Offshore Service Providers Drive Robust GoM Boom

Sep 30, 2013

Ongoing infrastructure and newbuild activity not expected to let up. Modern, sophisticated and quality tonnage arrives at just the right time. Vessel builders

15 Minutes with OMSA’s Jim Adams

Sep 30, 2013

A tumultuous three years for the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, starting with the disastrous Macondo Oil Spill in April of 2010, has come full circle, arriving at a buoyant period for Gulf Cost boat builders,

Commissioner Doyle Speaks at CSIS Arctic Maritime Awareness Seminar

Sep 30, 2013

Federal Maritime Commissioner William P. Doyle addressed attendees of the Center For Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Arctic Maritime Awareness seminar on September 27, 2013.

Denmark Launches Offshore Education and Training Initiatives

Sep 30, 2013

As part of the implementation of the Danish government’s Plan for Growth in the Blue Denmark, 21 initiatives are now being launched in order to target education and training in the offshore sector,


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