Maritime Safety

Pakistan to Buy Eight Submarines from China

 Pakistan is close to signing a $4 to $5 billion deal to buy eight submarines from China, the Financial Times said on Thursday, in what it added would likely be China's largest overseas arms sale.

Bulk Carrier Runs Aground in Delaware River (Link to Video)

  Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay is investigating a ship aground in the Delaware River near the Burlington Bristol Bridge, which connects Burlington, NJ and Bristol Township, PA.

BMT Comments on Recent Barge Casualties

  Recently, BMT was consulted in a number of cases/casualties involving the breaking and subsequent salvage of inland navigation barges. The incidents all occurred during loading operations.

Hapag-Lloyd Improves Safety of Dangerous Goods Transportation

Last year, Hapag-Lloyd discovered 2,620 cases of incorrectly declared dangerous goods that were prevented from being shipped. Dangerous goods experts at Hapag-Lloyd investigated over 162,

Blaze hits Mexico Oil Platform, 300 Workers Evacuated

Mexican state-run oil company Pemex said on Wednesday that it was fighting a fire on oil platform in Campeche Bay on the Gulf of Mexico, home to the country's biggest oil field,

Donjon-SMIT Relocating to Houston

Alexandria, VA- Donjon-SMIT, the unique provider of Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) Salvage and Marine Firefighting (SMFF) services established by Donjon Marine Co.

Bankers Petroleum: Venting at Albanian Oil Field Under Control

Canada's Bankers Petroleum has brought under control the venting of sweet gas, mud and sand at a well at its Albanian oil field of Patos-Marinza, it said on Wednesday.

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,

Damen Delivers Stan Patrol Vessel to RBDF

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) has taken delivery of the fourth and final Stan Patrol 4207, named HMBS Rolly Gray. The four Stan Patrol 4207s form part of the six-year Sandy Bottom project.

Kemp: Million Barrels of Oil per day Riding U.S. Rails

More than 1 million barrels of crude oil move by train across the United States every day, according to data published for the first time by the government on Tuesday.

MCS Trains Catering Crew to Stick to Daily Food Budget

Master Chef Henry Anderson of Marine Catering Services (MCS) has seen it all in his career both as a Catering Consultant and Chef onboard sea going vessels, oil rigs and land based units.

S.Korea to Pay $380,000 to Ferry Victims Families

The South Korean government said on Wednesday it would pay about 420 million won ($380,000) as compensation for each of the 250 students who died or remain missing from last year's ferry disaster,

China's Artificial Islands in South China Sea Raises U.S. Concerns

 China has been building artificial islands on reefs in the many disputed areas around the South China Sea. The unprecedented land reclamation currently being conducted

Going Nuclear in Indian Ocean

 As India, Pakistan and perhaps China develop their naval nuclear forces, they will enter increasingly murky waters, says a report published in the National Interest.

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.

US to Test 'Submarine' Drone That Can Launch from Ocean Floor

 USA’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is testing a drone that can hibernate on the ocean floor for years at a time before being launched to the

WaPo: Two German CEOs Launching Own Mediterranean Rescue

  The Washington Post has a story today about two German men who are launching their own rescue mission to save migrants crossing the Mediterranean.   Harald

MacArtney Unveils Multiplexer at 2015 Ocean Business

MacArtney Group announced today it will launch its new NEXUS MK VII multiplexer at the 2015 Ocean Business exhibition, which will take place between April 14th

Intertek: New Well Perforation Safety Tech

Intertek  launched an upgraded stray voltage monitoring system, aiding heightened protection for oil and gas industry workers. The PM305 stray voltage monitoring system,

Palfinger Chooses NAMJet Waterjets

Netherlands-based Palfinger Boats has launched the first of two Damen-designed FRSQ 1200 fast-rescue/oil response vessels.   Built in Harderwijk, Netherlands,

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