First Contract for the Saibos FDS in GOM
Bouygues Offshore, through its Saibos CML subsidiary, has signed with Saipem Inc. a pipelaying contract for the Canyon Express project in the Gulf of Mexico for TotalFinaElf E&P USA Inc.
Coast Guard Investigates Barge Breakaway
Coast Guard investigators from Marine Safety Office (MSO) St. Louis are investigating the breakaway of over 76 barges that happened Sunday evening in the Port of St. Louis.
Caribbean Tanker Rates Up a Notch
Caribbean tanker rates edged up a notch on Monday because of ongoing backlogs caused by last week’s weather delays, brokers said. “We saw W305 done today for 70,000 tons,” said a U.S. broker.
Rice Ship Struck by Bulker
The Cambodia-flag freighter Marina Bay was berthed at Lagos, Nigeria, when it was struck by the Cyprus-flag bulker Yannis, on March 3, Lloyds Shipping Intelligence Service said on Monday.
Shipping Corp. of India Will Not Be Restructured
The Indian government will not follow the advice of PricewaterhouseCoopers and break up the state-run Shipping Corp of India (SCI) into three units ahead of its privatization, Reuters reported.
Blast in Greek Tanker Kills Worker
An oxygen bottle exploded in the hold of a Greek tanker anchored near Athens on Sunday, killing a repairman and injuring three others, a Merchant Marine Ministry spokeswoman said.
Sub Inquiry Focuses On Lingering Questions
The U.S. Navy opened a formal inquiry on Monday into the ramming of a Japanese trawler by a nuclear submarine, trying to answer questions about an accident that…
NASSCO Delivers USNS Watkins
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) delivered USNS Watkins (T-AKR 315) to the U.S. Navy. The Watkins was delivered ahead of schedule, under target cost, and with zero discrepancies.
Ocean Rig Commences Arbitration Against FGH
Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. announced today that Ocean Rig ASA has commenced arbitration proceedings in London against Friede Goldman Halter, Inc., and Friede Goldman Offshore…
ENSCO Rig Damaged in Blowout
ENSCO International Incorporated and Forest Oil Corporation reported that one of ENSCO's jackup rigs sustained extensive damage while operating in the Gulf of Mexico.