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Master Fined After Wind Farm Collision

The master of a wind farm support vessel has today been made to pay £3,000 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to breaches of maritime collision regulations.

Polar Code Afoot

The IMO is on the verge of adopting the Polar Code, something that is important and long overdue. The International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations,

Halliburton to Settle US Gulf Spill Claims for $1.1b

Halliburton Co said it reached a $1.1 billion settlement for a majority of claims against the company for its role in the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

Ulrich Ganz of Bernhard Schulte Joins Tundra

  Tundra Group is delighted to announce the addition of the former Senior Company Security Officer (CSO) of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), Captain Ulrich Ganz,

NZ's Lyttelton Port Recommends Offer, to Pay Special Dividend

The board of New Zealand's  Lyttelton Port Co. Ltd recommended minority shareholders accept an offer of NZ$3.95 a share offer from the commercial arm of the Christchurch city council.

NYK Opens New Planning Center in Kumamoto

  On September 1, 2014, NYK and Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc. established a stowage planning center for container shipping at the Kumamoto office of Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc.

Indian Investigators Drop Case Against Billionaire Birla

  India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has closed a coal scam case against billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla and a former top bureaucrat that emerged in

Oil Train Regulation Passes in California

   California lawmakers on Friday passed legislation requiring railroad companies to tell emergency officials when crude oil trains will chug through the state.

Skangass Granted Permission for LNG Terminal

  The Swedish Government (Länsstyrelsen in Dalarnas Län) has granted Skangass permission to build and operate a new Terminal for LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) within the harbour in Gävle, Sweden.

Somalia Takes Kenya to UN Court in Oil Rights Row

Somalia filed a suit against Kenya at the U.N.'s highest court, seeking to resolve a long-running dispute over lucrative oil reserves in the Indian Ocean. Somalia

Thailand Stops Petroleum Exports

Thailand's military government has asked oil and gas producers to temporarily stop exports of petroleum products, as it wants to focus on the domestic market and

Iraq to Appeal US Court Decision on Kurdish Oil

The Iraqi oil ministry said on Thursday it would challenge a U.S. court decision that stopped U.S. Marshals from seizing some one million barrels of disputed Kurdish oil docked near Texas.

Oil company Afren Suspends Associate Directors

Oil company Afren Plc said its board suspended associate directors Iain Wright and Galib Virani from the company for receiving unauthorised payments. Shares

Italy to Complete Eni, Enel Sales by December

The Italian government is on course to sell stakes in energy groups Enel and Eni and to transfer its holding in chip maker STMicroelectronics by the end of the year,

PetroChina Q2 Profit Jumps

Net profit rises to 33.9 billion yuan vs 29.5 billion; PetroChina says aims to make Athabasca payment soon. PetroChina, the country's top oil and gas producer which also owns refineries,

USCG Shares Safety Tips for Labor Day, Riverfest

Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the boating season and is known as one of the busiest recreational boating weekends on the Ohio River. With approximately 2,

Wishful Thinking From Across the Pond

European Shipowners Pursue Softening of the Jones Act   Just last month, the Secretary General of the European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) opined

Iraq's Southern Oil Exports Fall in August

Iraq's oil exports from its southern terminals so far in August have fallen by about 140,000 barrels per day, according to loading data and industry sources, dropping

Legislation Signed for Ports Upgrades

Today, Governor Brown signed AB 2395 Legislation. The bill was co-authored by Bonnie Lowenthal chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee and the Select Committee

Ukraine: Russia Planning to Block EU Gas

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday that Kiev knew of plans by Russia to halt gas flows this winter to Europe. "The situation in (Ukraine's) energy sector is difficult.

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