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Askins Joins Tatham Macinnes

Stephen Askins is joining the specialist maritime law firm Tatham Macinnes LLP from Ince & Co LLP as a partner in its London-based offices. Askins, a former Royal Marine,

Petrobras Probe Looks at Five More Contractors

Brazil's office of the comptroller general on Wednesday said it added another five construction and engineering firms to an investigation of contractors that allegedly

Brent at $55 as Iran Talks Drag On

Iran hopes to wrap up talks by Wed night. Brent crude oil futures held around $55 a barrel as speculation continued over whether a preliminary deal over Iran's nuclear programme would be reached,

Investor Discontent over BP CEO's 2014 pay

Advisors say Dudley's pay not in line with BP's performance. Dudley's 2014 remuneration reached $12.7 million. Two leading consultants have urged BP shareholders

Rosneft, Yukos Settle Legal Disputes

Former shareholders of defunct Russian oil firm Yukos have settled all ongoing litigation between the company and state-owned oil producer Rosneft in all jurisdictions,

Petrobras Audit Results Due in April

Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras will publish audited results by the end of this month, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said in an interview with Bloomberg,

Petrobras Inks Financing with China Development Bank

Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras signed a $3.5 billion financing deal with China Development Bank as part of a cooperation agreement covering 2015 and 2016,

Largest Vessel to Call ICTSI, Rijeka

Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) container handling facility in the Port of Rijeka, Croatia, recently

MOL President Reports Slack Performance

MOL President, President, Koichi Muto reported that the performance of the company was slack.   Muto reported, "I am sad to report that our business performance fell short,

Holland America Line Wins Sparkie Award

At a March 5 reception at the Seattle Waterfront Marriott, Holland America Line was presented with a Sparkie Award by the United Way of King County, Washington.

Focus on Environment at Suny Maritime

The State University of New York Maritime College’s 140th Anniversary Speaker Series presented a panel discussion on March 26 in the College’s Maritime Academic Center.

Petrobras Selling Argentina Assets

At a meeting of 30th March 2015, the Board of Directors of Petrobras Argentina (PESA) approved the sale of all of its assets in the Austral Basin (province of Santa

GasLog Acquires 2 BG Carriers

GasLog Ltd. completed the acquisition of two LNG carriers from Methane Services Limited, a subsidiary of BG Group plc, which was previously announced on December 22, 2014.

Radio Holland Wins Ahrenkiel Contract

Ahrenkiel Steamship GmbH & Co. KG and Radio Holland Germany GmbH, part of Imtech Marine, have agreed a long-term maintenance agreement for the entire Ahrenkiel Steamship fleet,

Chevron's Kirkland to Retire

Chevron Corporation confirmed that George L. Kirkland, vice chairman and executive vice president, Upstream, will retire from the company, effective June 15. He will be succeeded by James W.

EU Takes Tough Stance on Ship Scrapping in South Asia

 The EU is set to ban owners from scrapping ships on South Asian beaches, according to news report in Reuters.   The new rules will require that EU-registered

Costa Concordia Used For Mafia Drug Smuggling

 The doomed Costa Concordia was carrying a huge shipment of Mafia-owned cocaine when it set off on its final voyage, AP reports quoting investigators who have collected evidence.

U.S. DoI Upholds 2008 Shell Arctic Lease

The U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday upheld a 2008 lease sale in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska, moving Royal Dutch Shell a step closer to returning to oil and gas

BOEM to Prepare EIS for Gulf Leases

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued a Notice of Intent to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for proposed Gulf of Mexico

Stepping Up for the Mariner

U.S. Coast Guard and Maritime Law Association attorneys coordinate training to promote pro bono representation of mariners at Coast Guard suspension and revocation hearings.

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