Maritime Security

Oil Below $98, Demand Sluggish, Ample Supply

Weak economic outlooks in Europe, China weigh; Investors look past possible OPEC output cut. Libya fighting closes refinery, cuts oil output. Brent crude oil fell below $98 a barrel on Monday,

China's Navy Enters Strait of Hormuz

Bandar Abbas, home of Iran's navy and the main port in the strategically important Strait of Hormuz, is currently hosting two Chinese naval vessels on a five-day goodwill visit,

USCG Crew Rescues Three in Tomales Bay

  The Coast Guard rescued three individuals from the water in Tomales Bay, Sunday morning. At approximately 8:30 a.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command

Ban Launches UN Ebola Response Mission

  IMO Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has officially established the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response and has instructed the advance teams for

USCG Search for Pompano Beach Diver Near Ft. Lauderdale

  Coast Guard crews and other agencies are searching for a missing diver after he never resurfaced one mile east of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Saturday. Missing is Marc Raroha,

Seagull Maritime Response on Safety, Security

  Key areas of concern for seafarer safety and security in both marine and offshore operations have triggered the release of six new and one supplementary titles

Ecopetrol Sees Recovery in 2015 Oil Output

Colombia's top energy company Ecopetrol is targeting production of 1 million barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2015, a steep recovery over this year, clouded

Russian Crude Firm, Oversupply Pressures Persist

Russia's main export crude Urals remained under pressure on Friday in light trade as the market remains well supplied. The preliminary loading plan for the first

Oil Steady at $98 on Oversupply Worries

Talk of OPEC cuts, lower Libyan output support prices; Dollar index highest in more than four years. Middle East tensions remain a big focus.   Brent crude oil

Russia: Exxon Still Drilling in its Arctic

ExxonMobil is still drilling in the Russian Arctic, a Russian minister said on Friday, in move that if confirmed will anger Washington after the U.S. administration

Nuclearelectrica Ponders Enel Power Addition

Romanian state-owned nuclear power producer Nuclearelectrica could buy part of the electricity distribution assets that Italy's Enel plans to sell, it said in a statement on Friday.

USCG Cutter in Oregon Spill Drill

  The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Fir, a 225-foot buoy tender homeported in Astoria, Oregon, participated in a Spilled Oil Response System exercise near Blake Island, Washington, Wednesday.

AN/SPY-1 SSSA Completes Critical Design Review

  The Critical Design Review (CDR) stage for AN/SPY-1 radar Solid-State Switch Assembly (SSSA)'s high voltage modulator completed Aug. 26, confirming that the

TESSCO Installs Chesapeake Bay Police Boat Video System

Leading networking company, TESSCO Technologies Incorporated, informs it has worked closely with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to successfully implement,

General Dynamics Wins US Navy Award for F/A-18 Mission Computers

  General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded a $16.2 million contract by the U.S. Navy to produce Type-3 Advanced

How Islamic State Uses Syria's Oil to Fuel Its Advances

In an oil field in northeastern Syria, a queue of trucks lines up daily to load crude sold cheaply by Islamic State militants who have hijacked parts of the country's

Shuster Receives Champion of Maritime Award

Congressman honored for support of domestic maritime industry.   Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) this week received the 2014 Champion of Maritime Award from the American Maritime Partnership (AMP),

Gazprom Faces Its Lowest Gas Output in History

Russian gas producer Gazprom is likely to record its lowest output this year since its creation a quarter of a century ago after cutting supplies to Ukraine and losing market share to domestic rivals.

Oil Edges Below $99 but Supply Risks in Focus

Oil traded slightly lower below $99 a barrel on Thursday, pressured by ample supply and concern over the weakening of demand growth in major consumer nations, as well as a rise in the U.

Libya's Zawiya Refinery, El Sharara Field Both Down

Libya's 120,000 barrels a day Zawiya refinery has been shut down after storage was damaged in fighting between armed groups, an oil ministry official said on Thursday.

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