July, 2014 Maritime News

NAVSEA Receives 3 DoD Value Engineering Awards

Jul 28, 2014

  Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) was recently announced as the winner of three fiscal year 2013 Department of Defense (DoD) Value Engineering Achievement Awards.

Statoil to Permanently Plug Gullfaks Sør Well

Jul 28, 2014

The Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway (PSA) informs it has given consent for Statoil  to use the drilling rig 'Deepsea Atlantic' for the permanent plugging

Search for Flight MH370: Update

Jul 28, 2014

Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) says that a bathymetric survey of the 60,000km2 search area is well underway, with two vessels, the Australian-contracted

ABB Acquires Dutch Oil, Gas Flow Measurement Firm

Jul 27, 2014

ABB says it has agreed to acquire Spirit IT of Eindhoven, Netherlands, to add a new line of high-performance liquid flow computers, SCADA and custody transfer solutions

New Device Keeps Marinas, Boats Mussel-free

Jul 27, 2014

060Bio, LLC says it has developed a device that repels both Zebra and Quagga mussels. They call the device Dock Disk (which is trade-mark protected). The 7.5"

Three Share in Navy US$96.8-M Twin-Ship Modernization Contract

Jul 27, 2014

The U.S. Department of Defense informs that AMSEC LLC; CDI Marine Co. LLC; and Q.E.D. Systems Inc., (all located in Virginia Beach, Virginia) are each being awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee/cost-only,

Panama's Alfonso Castillero Moves to Liberian Registry

Jul 27, 2014

The Liberian Registry informs that Alfonso Castillero, former Director-General of the Panama Registry, has joined their organization as Vice-President. Castillero

Bulk Grain Carrier Aground in Lake St. Claire

Jul 27, 2014

The Coast Guard informs it is responding to a 36,563 dwt 656-foot freighter that is hard aground in the downbound shipping channel of Lake St. Clair. Coast Guard

Costa Concordia Arrives Genoa for Demolition

Jul 27, 2014

Crowley Maritime Corp. subsidiary TITAN Salvage and project partner Micoperi has confirmed that the Costa Concordia – the Concordia-class cruise ship that wrecked off Giglio Island,

Mexico's Lower House Pass Energy Reform Bills

Jul 27, 2014

  Committees in Mexico's lower house on Saturday approved laws fleshing out a landmark energy reform that seeks to drive private investment into the long-shuttered sector.

Czech Gas Pipeline Firm in Final stage of Revamping Capital Structure

Jul 27, 2014

  Czech gas pipeline operator Net4Gas is in the final stages of overhauling its capital structure with equity financing, bonds and bank loans, it said. Investors

Colombia, Panama Reopen Stalled Electricity Project

Jul 27, 2014

  Colombia and Panama on Friday agreed to resurrect a stalled electricity transmission line project between the two countries that would also supply power to the rest of Central America.

BV Group Launches Maritime Pilot Phase

Jul 27, 2014

  Bureau Veritas Group Launched Maritime Pilot Phase for its Single Window for Foreign Trade in Togo. The ceremony took place in Lomé, under the patronage of the President of the Republic,

Clacton to Holland-on-Sea Coastal Defence Scheme

Jul 27, 2014

  A major £36 million coastal defence scheme from Clacton Pier to Holland Haven is to get underway this week. The first phase of works will begin with demolishing

USCG saves Distressed Kayaker in Chatham Harbor

Jul 27, 2014

  A Coast Guard Station Chatham rescue crew saved a kayaker Friday in Chatham Harbor, Massachusetts, after his kayak overturned. Station Chatham was notified at about 6:45 p.

Port Canaveral Initiates FDLE Probe

Jul 27, 2014

  As a result of an internal investigation prompted by concerns raised from employees and in follow-up to prior internal suspicions, the Canaveral Port Authority

Port Metro Vancouver’s Re-opens to Inbound Containers Trucks

Jul 27, 2014

  Port Metro Vancouver has re-opened its Clark Drive access gate to inbound container trucks destined for the Centerm container terminal. Inbound access had been

PMA & ILWU Talks Recessed until Aug. 4

Jul 27, 2014

  The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) today issued the following statement:   After several days of productive contract talks,

Master Marine Delivers Their First 2000HP Z Drive Towboat

Jul 27, 2014

Master Marine, Inc. have just delivered their first 2000HP Z Drive inland river towboat last month.  MMI has not been as active in the past years building

Rosneft Oil Company's Robust Performance

Jul 27, 2014

On July 25, 2014, OJSC Rosneft Oil Company came out with their interim consolidated financial statements for 2Q14. In 1H14, the Company continued to demonstrate


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