Canadian Military Prepare for Platform Threats
The Canadian military is working on defense strategies for offshore oil and gas platforms to prevent attacks that may cause severe consequences, Xinhua reported.
MISC Orders Chemical Tankers
According to The Edge Daily, MISC Bhd ordered four new chemical tankers from South Korea's STX Shipbuilding Co, for delivery in 2009. MISC gave no value for the orders.
Modular Cabins for Drilling Rigs
Aker Yards Piikkio has entered into contract with Leirvik Module Technology from Norway for the delivery of modular cabins for living quarters of drilling platforms.
Senator Introduces Port Security Bill
According to sources, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said the government needs to do more to protect port cities such as Portland, Maine and she has introduced a bill called…
Canada Highlights Shortsea Shipping Strategy
The Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Lawrence Cannon, will be on hand to welcome participants and give the opening address on April 19, 2006.
Hapag-Lloyd Joins Top 5
With its acquisition of CP Ships, it is said that Hapag-Lloyd now belongs to the Top 5 in global container shipping. In 2005, Hapag-Lloyd again increased its profit…
Indonesia's Arpeni Buys New Vessels
Arpeni Pratama Ocean Lines said it plans to invest $130 million to buy 24 vessels to strengthen its fleet this year. The company had additional equity amounting…
Bluewater Purchases Vessel from Knutsen
Bluewater Energy Services B.V. announced the purchase by Bluewater of the MT Hanne Knutsen tanker from Knutsen OAS Shipping AS. Delivery to Bluewater is expected to take place on or before June 30.
Hampton Roads Coast Guard Change of Command
Captain Patrick B. Trapp will relieve Captain Robert R. O'Brien, Jr. as Commander of Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads on April 21 at Nauticus. The Commander of Sector…
Northrop Grumman to Support Navy Integrated Bridge Systems
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected to provide engineering and technical support for installed navigation and control systems on U.S. Navy ships. The indefinite-delivery…
MAN B&W to Power LNG Carriers
The Shipping Requisition Team has confirmed orders for six Q-max LNG carriers. Each vessel will be powered by two MAN B&W Diesel 7S70ME-C electronically controlled two-stroke low speed diesel engines.
Toisa Orders Dive Support/Offshore Construction Vessel
IHC Holland Merwede BV subsidiary Merwede Shipyard received a contract for the design and construction of a new Diving Support / Offshore Construction vessel for Bermuda based Toisa Limited.
Production on Solar-powered Gas Platform Begins
The world's first gas platform powered solely by wind and solar energy has begun production, in a breakthrough for the offshore industry in low-cost exploitation of marginal fields.
CNOOC to Invest $12B in Gas, Oil Exploration
The China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) will invest $12.5b in gas and oil exploration in the next five years, CRI reported. By 2010, more than 50 new…
Vietnam to Build First Tanker
The tanker, named Dung Quat No 1 is scheduled for launch in 2007, the VietNamNet Bridge reported. The Infrastructure Development and Construction Corporation (Licogi)…
Q1 Shipbuilding Orders Hit Record High
According to Chosun Ilbo, Korea's new shipbuilding orders during the first quarter of the year amounted to $12bi, a record high. The orders account for 136 ships or a total volume of 4.9 million CGT…
Passenger Missing after Indonesian Ferry Sinking
All but one person on an Indonesian ferry that sank in eastern Indonesian waters are safe, ABC Online reported. The ferry had 66 people onboard- 60 passengers and six crewmembers.
Study: LNG Explosion Would Not Reach Land
A catastrophic release of liquefied natural gas from a terminal proposed off the Ventura County coast could spread a powerful and spectacular fireball over several miles…
Cruise Vessel Drifts Away
On April 16, a cruise ship known as The Spirit of Perth Amboy was untied and drifted about a mile from the Carteret dock into the Arthur Kill where it had become stuck in the mud near Staten Island.
Lockheed Martin Wins $17.4M Contract
Lockheed Martin Corp. won a $17.4 million contract from the Navy to support a program that oversees all technical products for submarine combat systems. Under the contract…