Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Maritime News

Tug on the Rocks, Lake Pontchartrain, Three Rescued

Apr 15, 2014

US Coast Guard 8th District says that it has rescued 3 crewmembers aboard the (uninspected) tugboat 'UTV Todd Michael' after it grounded on the rocks near the Lakefront Airport on Lake Pontchartrain.

Hong Kong Tin Hau Festival

Apr 15, 2014

The Tin Hau Festival at Tai Miu Wan will be celebrated this year on 22 April 2014. Coxswains, owners and operators of local vessels are advised that arrangements

Fire Aboard US Warship Transiting Atlantic Ocean

Apr 15, 2014

U.S. Fleet Forces Command inform that a fire broke out aboard 'USS Hue City' (CG 66) as the ship was transiting the Atlantic.
 Hue City had departed Mayport, Fla.

Three NOAA scientists honored by White House

Apr 15, 2014

The White House yesterday awarded three NOAA scientists with Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. The award is the highest honor given

Maersk Line named race partner for the Volvo Ocean Race

Apr 15, 2014

The world’s largest container shipping company, Maersk Line, is the official shipping partner for the Volvo Ocean Race, the pre-eminent round-the-world yacht race.

US FMC Commissioner Visits Panama Canal Expansion Sites

Apr 15, 2014

Counsel to the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission informs that  Commissioner William P. Doyle has recently surveyed the construction site on a visit to the Pacific-side of the expanded Panama Canal.

Topaz secures another West Africa contract

Apr 15, 2014

Topaz Energy and Marine, a leading offshore support vessel company with primary operations in the Middle East and Caspian, today announced a new contract win for

GoM Drill Rig Damaged, Coast Guard Monitoring

Apr 15, 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is overseeing response efforts, as the offshore drilling rig ENSCO 8506 began taking sea-water into a ballast tank after being hit by

Antwerp port acquires GM site

Apr 15, 2014

 Antwerp Port Authority is excited to announce that it can now purchase the Opel site, the location of the former General Motors production plant in the Antwerp port area.

Australia's GHG fall by 0.8 %

Apr 15, 2014

Australia's greenhouse gas emissions fell 0.8 percent in 2013, according to government data, driven by lower electricity demand and a bigger share of renewables in the energy mix.

China crude oil output up

Apr 15, 2014

China's refinery crude throughput in March rose 2.6 percent from a year earlier to 41.92 million tonnes, or 9.87 million barrels per day (bpd), data from the National

Rescue underway to assist sinking S. Korean ferry

Apr 15, 2014

A passenger ferry carrying about 470 people was listing badly off South Korea's southwest coast and had sent a distress signal, a Korean coast guard official said on Wednesday,

OGX lands $73 Mln loan

Apr 15, 2014

 Bankrupt Brazilian oil company Óleo and Gás Participações SA, formerly known as OGX, has obtained a $73.2 million loan to finance exports and related costs, the

Ukraine launches restricted operation

Apr 15, 2014

 Ukrainian forces launched a "special operation" on Tuesday against separatist militia in the Russian-speaking East, authorities said, although aside from a landing

U.S. GHGas down by 10 % - EPA

Apr 15, 2014

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell nearly 10 percent from 2005 to 2012, more than halfway toward the United States' 2020 target pledged at United Nations climate talks,

TransAlta: Preferred Bidder for Australian Power Plant

Apr 15, 2014

Canadian power company TransAlta Corp said on Tuesday it has been selected as the preferred bidder to build a A$550 million ($510 million) natural-gas fired generating station in South Hedland,

OSC Plans Fleet Expansion through 2018

Apr 15, 2014

State-owned Oman Shipping Company SAOC (OSC) is projecting to expand its current fleet of 43 ships to 50 by 2018, the Oman Daily Observer reported. According to the report,

Port New Orleans Unveils New Logo

Apr 15, 2014

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans unveiled a new modern, streamlined logo today to kick-off the 6th annual Critical Commodities Conference.

Petrobras Defends US Refinery; Still Calls Deal Bad

Apr 15, 2014

Brazil's state-run oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, on Tuesday defended its 2006 purchase of a refinery in Pasadena, Texas, even as it admitted the deal caused the company to lose money.

Energy Future Restructuring Talks Progressing, but Slowly

Apr 15, 2014

Efforts to restructure Energy Future Holdings are progressing, albeit slowly, as the embattled Texas utility moves toward an expected bankruptcy filing, people close to the talks say.

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