Aker Kvaerner Awarded Subsea Booster
Statoil has signed a letter of intent with Aker Kvaerner to deliver a subsea seawater injection system for the Tyrihans project in the Norwegian Sea. The new generation…
Active Fuel Spill Cleanup Completed
Active cleanup operations for a fuel spill in Cape May, have been completed. The Coast Guard, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the…
Engine Installation Completed for Hawaii Superferry
On April 3, 2006, at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard, the installation began on the first of four MTU 8000 Series engines; the largest yet to be installed on any of Austal’s ferries in the U.S.
General Dynamics to Christen the Submarine
will christen Hawaii (SSN-776), the U.S. June 17. Gov. Linda Lingle, of Hawaii, is the ship's sponsor. principal speaker is U.S. Sen. Daniel K. the Medal of Honor. Cmdr. David A.
Keppel Secures Rig Order
Keppel FELS Ltd (Keppel FELS) has secured its fourth order from India for a KFELS B Class jackup rig. Valued at US$182 million, this rig is for the Great Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd. Group (G.E.
Foss Maritime Honored
Captain Sam Nelson and crew of the Foss Maritime Company tugboat Justine Foss received the Lifesaving Award from the Seamen's Church Institute at their annual Silver Bell Dinner on June 1 in New York.
Exmar Sells to Kosan
Exmar confirms that it has sold four times 50 percent of its Lady Class vessels (3500m3) to its partner and co-owner Kosan. results in a profit of about $10m and a net cash proceeds of $15m.
Cosco Endorses Panama Canal Expansion
Captain Wei Jiafu, President and CEO of China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO), recently endorsed the potential Panama Canal expansion, citing that a more modern,…
HMS Clyde to Launch OPVH
The first complete ship to be built at a major British naval base for nearly 40 years is due to be launched. The offshore patrol vessel (OPVH) HMS Clyde will be…
Bush Admin. Urges Oil Lease Renegotiation
Bloomberg has reported that the Bush administration wants Marathon Oil Corp., Kerr-McGee Corp. and 54 other oil and gas producers to renegotiate Gulf of Mexico drilling…
USCG Cutter Makes Port Call to China
The Honolulu-based U.S. Coast Guard cutter Rush arrived in east China's coastal city of Qingdao on Sunday afternoon, kicking off a five-day visit at the invitation…
Ecology Proposes Spill Prevention and Response Readiness Rules
Washington waters and to improve response readiness. trucks and rail cars. facility and vessel operators who transfer oil to or from vessels. practices to prevent spills.
Broström Tanker Propelled by Rolls-Royce
Bro Deliverer is the first of a series of four combined product/chemical tankers which break new ground in propulsion systems. They will all be propelled, maneuvered…
Container Carrier Christened at Aker Yards
On June 14, the christening ceremony of a Container Carrier, ordered by Baltic Container Shipping, took place at Aker Yards shipyard in Rauma. The vessel to be managed…
Crowley's Bay-Area Tugs Relocate to Port of Oakland
To better serve its Oakland ship assist and escort customers Crowley Maritime Corporation is relocating its tugs to Berth 9 in the Port of Oakland effective Friday, June 16.
O’Brien’s Group Celebrates Grand Opening of Command Post and EOC
The O’Brien’s Group celebrated the grand opening of a new state-of-the-art Command Post and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Slidell, La. O’Brien’s previous…
Canada Appeal Denied in Port State Control Case
Transport Canada stated that the Supreme Court of Canada has declined to consider the appeal of the ship owner in a case challenging the decision of Canadian port…
Goldman Agrees to Buy AB Ports for $4.6b
Bloomberg reports that Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and its bidding partners agreed to buy Associated British Ports Holdings Plc., after raising their offer to $4.6b.
Shipyard Auction Row May be Over
Reports indicate that the legal battle over the ownership of the largest piece of the former Fore River shipyard appears to be over, more than three years after…
Murphy in Talks to Sell Gas to Petronas
According to reports, Murphy Oil Corp said it is in negotiations with Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), the state oil company, for the sale of gas from its fields offshore Sarawak.