Austal COO Promoted to President
Joe Rella has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Austal. Rella will be replacing Bob Browning as President of Austal’s US operations in . As of August 22, Browning will assume the role of managing director and CEO of Austal Limited. Rella was introduced as Austal ’s COO almost a year ago. Since joining Austal, Rella has coordinated several major efforts, including the successful rollout and launch of the Littoral Combat Ship…
Man Dies After Fall from Ship in Oakland Port
A 77-year-old dock worker died after falling into the water from a cargo ship in the , the U.S. Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard said Delmont Blakeney was overseeing…
Pelosi: Case Needed for Offshore Drilling
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that expanded oil drilling in federal waters could be included in a broader energy bill if advocates can prove its effectiveness as a solution to 's energy problems.
The Sleipner A Platform Turns 15
On August 24, one of the world’s most profiled platforms turned 15. Sleipner, also known as the carbon dioxide (CO2) platform, does not look its age. Sleipner had a tough start. The construction of the first installation became one of the most dramatic in Norwegian oil history. Shortly before the deck and the concrete substructure for the Sleipner A platform were to be connected, the substructure sank to 200 metres depth in the Gands fiord.
This Day in Naval History - Aug. 25
1843 - Steam frigate arrives at Gibralter completing first trans-Atlantic crossing by a steam-powered ship. 1942 - Five Navy nurses who became POWs on are repatriated.
Emerson Opens Marine and Offshore Engineering Center in Oslo
Emerson Process Management announces the opening of a new engineering center in , responsible for providing front end engineering services and project management…
Yang Ming Chooses SpecTec
Yang Ming, the second largest shipping company in with a total fleet of 91 vessels representing 4.1 million-DWT of which container vessels are the main service…
Bludworth Marine Listed on INC. Fastest Growing Company List
Bludworth Marine LLC has been listed # 716 on the 2008 INC 5000 fastest growing private company list (2004-2007). Marine was also # 9 in the Transportation Sector and # 13 in the et.
Pearl Harbor Shipyard Wins Navy Safety Award
Secretary of the Navy, Donald C. Winter announced Aug. 19 that Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard won the Department of the Navy's Fiscal Year 2008 Safety Excellence Award.
Willard Marine Delivers SAR Boat to Navy
Willard Marine announced the acceptance trials of the 17-Meter Search and Rescue (SAR) boat to the Navy Office of Foreign Military Sales (FMS). In June, representatives from the U.S. Navy were in at the Willard Marine facility to take part in the successful Acceptance Trials which took several days and showcased the full capabilities of the boat. A team from Willard Marine will travel with the Navy later this year to conduct boat familiarization training with the customer. The SAR is a 60 ft.
DSME Drilling Riser Contract for Aker Solutions
Aker Solutions has been awarded another contract for delivery of a deepwater drilling riser system to Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). Contract value is approximately $35 million.
Dockwise Wins Military Contracts
Dockwise Ltd. announces that its subsidiary Dockwise Shipping has entered into contracts with the Spanish naval shipyard Navantia for the transport of two Canberra…
Schat-Harding Launches New Offshore Lifeboat
Schat-Harding is to launch a new generation freefall lifeboat for the offshore industry at the Offshore North Sea exhibition. 33 m above sea level in extreme conditions.