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.
UK MAIB Issues Summary of Examination of Crane Collapse
The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued a summary of its preliminary examination of an incident involving the collapse of a provisions loading crane on a ship.
Hearing on New Orleans Oil Spill
On September 16, the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will conduct an oversight…
New Data Shows Demand for Trained Merchant Mariners
Only months after graduation ceremonies were held on campuses across the nation, approximately 85 percent of 2008 graduates with merchant marine licenses from the…
Perciavalle Named VP of Operations for Austal Shipyard
Austal announced the promotion of to Vice President of Operations for Austal’s shipyard. Perciavalle began his maritime career at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at , graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Engineering Systems. Craig also actively served as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve for eight years. He has fifteen years of experience in the shipbuilding and repair industry and has worked at several shipyards.
This Day in Naval History - Aug. 22
1912 - Birthday of the Navy Dental Corps. 1945 - First surrender of Japanese garrison at end of World War II; USS Levy (DE 162) receives surrender of Mille Atoll in .
USS Howard Builds Partnerships in SEACAT Exercise
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) trained with the navies of , , , and the Republic of the Aug. 17-20 during the Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT) exercise. The seventh-annual exercise focused on improving the interoperability between regional navies and their ability to collectively intercept vessels using the seas to transport criminals, contraband or terrorists.
Cal Maritime Training Ship Rescues Two
The ’s 500-ft. training ship Golden Bear rescued two fishermen Sunday evening, August 17th, approximately 80 miles off the . The two men departed the area earlier that day in an open 17-ft. skiff, equipped with a single outboard engine. They told authorities they were heading for offshore fishing grounds when their engine seized up. They then radioed for help to the U.S. Coast Guard in . The Golden Bear was approximately 50 miles away at the time…
Gulf Lease Sale Attracts $487.2m in Bids
Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne announced that the Western Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale 207, held in New Orleans, attracted $487,297,676 in high bids.
MARAD – US Citizenship for Contracts on RRF Vessels
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a final rule clarifying the requirement that Agents (including Ship Managers) for the National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF) appointed by MARAD be citizens.