Friday, January 03, 2014 Maritime News

Ship Preps for Chemical Weapon Mission

Jan 03, 2014

According to a recent report on Reuters, a U.S.-owned cargo ship is being prepared for deployment in about two weeks ... it's mission: to destroy Syria's chemical weapons.

Winter Work Kicks Off at Great Lakes Shipyard

Jan 03, 2014

The start of the winter layup season at Great Lakes Shipyard is marked by the arrival of Interlake Steamship Company’s articulated tug-barge Dorothy Ann and Pathfinder.

BW Offshore: VLCC Acquired for Future Projects

Jan 03, 2014

 BW Offshore announced that it has exercised an option to acquire the tanker Blue Opal for $83.4 million from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).   Blue

Global Port Security and BMT Isis

Jan 03, 2014

Delivering Optimum Results   The operational complexities and changing landscape of ports and terminals continue to present ongoing challenges for port authorities and operators globally.

U.S. Port Security and the Impact of Sequester & Budget Woes

Jan 03, 2014

Impact of the Sequester and Budget Showdowns on Ports and Port Security & the Outlook for WRDA   This article describes the impact of the “sequester” and budget showdowns on ports and port security,

U.S. Export Reform: New Year, New Rules

Jan 03, 2014

Export Reform Brings New Compliance Obligations to the Shipbuilding Supply Chain Early in the coming year, the U.S. export control regime governing the shipbuilding

CSBC to Build Two Containerships for Iseaco

Jan 03, 2014

Taiwan's CSBC Corp. inked a deal to build two 1,800 teu containerships for Iseaco Holdings of Singapore. The ships were reportedly ordered at a price of $25 million each.

Siem PSV Chartered by Petrobras

Jan 03, 2014

Siem Offshore and Petrobras have entered into a charter agreement for the Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) Siem Atlas. The charter period has commenced and is for a firm period of two years.

New Mobile App from Marine Response Alliance

Jan 03, 2014

Marine Response Alliance (MRA), an association of the top U.S. emergency responders providing OPA 90 Salvage Marine Firefighting (SMFF), has launched an exclusive mobile app,

Drilling Rig Sinks While Under Construction

Jan 03, 2014

Reuters reported that a rig under construction for Odfjell Drilling sank at a Daewoo-owned shipyard in South Korea Saturday.   The drilling rig, intended for

BP Norway, Maersk Extend Drilling Rig Contract

Jan 03, 2014

BP Norway has extended the contract for the jackup Maersk Reacher by two years from September 2014 to September 2016, for an estimated value of $222 million. BP

Tecton Acquires Endurance Exploration

Jan 03, 2014

Tecton Corporation (TTNC) has acquired Endurance Exploration Group, LLC,  a development stage company that specializes in subsea shipwreck research, search and survey,

Two Workers Killed in Shipbuilding Blast

Jan 03, 2014

Multiple sources reported that a natural gas explosion at Huarun Dadong Dockyard Co. Ltd.'s shipbuilding facility in Chongming County left two workers dead and

Algoma Refunded for Cancelled Tanker Contracts

Jan 03, 2014

Algoma Central Corporation announced earlier this week that it has received payments totaling $41.7 million from two Chinese banks on refund guarantees related

Oldest Great Lakes Freighter to Operate as a Barge

Jan 03, 2014

November 2013 marked the final voyage of historic freighter St. Marys Challenger, a 1906-built cement carrier regarded as the oldest operational vessel on the Great Lakes.

Recent Vessel Sales

Jan 03, 2014

 (Sale Prices in Millions USD) _REPT'D____VESSEL NAME_____________________DWT___BLT/AGE____PRICE_   BULKCARRIERS                   12/09/13  OCEAN SIRIUS                     7,486  05( 8)  $  2.

NMRA Extends 2014 Scholarship Opportunities

Jan 03, 2014

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) is offering scholarships to students pursuing education and training in the maritime trades. Interested high

Z. David Completes Construction of MV Z Sharon

Jan 03, 2014

Deloach Marine Services, LLC, and A & Z Marine, LLC, announced the completion of the “M/V Z Sharon.” Z. David Deloach is the sole owner of Deloach, which provides

Viking Refits Four NGSCO Vessels with LRRS Systems

Jan 03, 2014

The National Gas Shipping Company (NGSCO) of Abu Dhabi said new Lifeboat Release and Retrieval Systems (LRRS) are being installed in advance of new IMO regulations coming into force this year.

Alaska Marine Line Alters Fuel Surcharge

Jan 03, 2014

Beginning on February 2, 2014 Alaska Marine Lines (AML) said it will utilize a different method for calculating fuel surcharge related to pick up, delivery and trucking in the Lower 48 and Alaska.

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