J. Ray McDermott Celebrates 50 Years in Morgan City
1956: Elvis released his first album; the film debut of Invasion of the Body Snatchers was frightening American audiences; My Fair Lady opened on Broadway; and J.
Darr Joins SeaWave&Rydex
SeaWave&Rydex said that Thomas Darr was appointed Senior Account Executive for the Americas. Located in Virginia Beach, Va., Mr. Darr is responsible for selling…
MarAd Approves Containership Sales
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has given approval to Global Shipping LLC, of Cumberland, Maryland to sale of the containership EWA, official number 530140 to Sea Lion Marine LTD.…
Transocean Inc. to Reactivate Semisubmersible Rig C. Kirk Rhein
Transocean Inc. said that Reliance Industries Limited has awarded a two-year contract for the semisubmersible rig C. Kirk Rhein, Jr. for drilling operations offshore India.
Freedom of the Seas Leaves Yard
Aker Yards NB 1352 -- Freedom of theSeas -- left Finland on April 13, 2006 heading for Hamburg, where it will be delivered later in the month, after a short docking.
Iran Increases LNG Orders
The National Iranian Tanker Co (NITC) -- Iran's state tanker company -- has invested about $2 billion on 17 new oil tankers, and could order at least 30 more liquefied…
BP to Pay Record Price for Drillship
BP reportedly agreed to pay more than $500,000 a day to secure the continued use of a drillship in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a report on www. Business.timesonline.co.uk.
USCG to Examine LNG Route
The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi will assess safety and security issues associated with liquefied natural gas tankers traveling in the Matagorda Ship Channel…
Japanese Shipping Company to Pay $350K for Polluting
A Japanese shipping company admitted that it intentionally failed to maintain required records concerning overboard discharges of oil sludge and oil-contaminated…
SCC to Meet May 1
The Shipping Coordinating Committee, sponsored by the US Department of State, will meet in Washington, DC on May 1. The purpose of the meeting is to prepare for…
50th Anniversary of Containerization
The History of Containerization Foundation, in cooperation with the Containerization & Intermodal Institute and the Smithsonian Institution, will host the official…
Texas City Disaster
On April 16, 1947, one of the worst harbor disasters in the United States commenced when the French freighter GRANDCAMP, loaded with a cargo of ammonium nitrate fertilizer, caught fire and exploded.
Great Lakes: Ballast Water Reporting Regs
The US Coast Guard issued a Notice attempting to clarify the ballast water reporting requirements for foreign-flag vessels bound for the Great Lakes from outside the US exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Bulbous Bow Fabricated and Installed on M/V Monte Carlo
In March 2006 Bay Ship & Yacht Co. installed two new series 60 Detroit Diesel engines, a new bulbous bow, bow thruster, and a new reinforced rub rail on the dinner…
Northrop Grumman Names Simmerman as VP
has appointed George M. Simmerman, Jr. assistant general counsel and sector counsel, effective immediately. He will report to W. counsel. advice to the Ship Systems sector. sector.
Korean Shipyards Said to Win LNG Deal
According to reports, Qatar is expected to hire three South Korean shipbuilders to build 44 liquefied natural gas carriers for a total of $10 billion. The joint project between U.S.
VT Group Named Preferred Bidder for Oman Contract
VT Group (VT), the Support Services and Shipbuilding Company, has been selected as the preferred bidder to enter the next round of discussions for the supply of…
Management Company Fined for ORB Violation
The US Attorney for the District of New Jersey stated that a ship management company has pled guilty to intentionally failing to maintain the required oil record…
Alaska-- Passenger Vessels Security Zones Established
The U.S. Coast Guard established permanent moving security zones around all escorted high capacity passenger vessels and escorted Alaska Marine System vessels during…
Electric Boat Awarded Sub Support Work at NNS
The U.S. Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia. subsidiary of General Dynamics. conversion to a guided-missile and special-operations support ship. conversion will be performed by Electric Boat.