Sempra's New LNG Terminal Operational
Sempra LNG, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), announced that its Cameron LNG liquefied natural gas (LNG) receipt terminal near Lake Charles, La., has successfully completed performance testing and has begun commercial operations. Over the past month, start-up and commissioning activities have been completed, including the arrival of the facility's first two LNG commissioning cargoes and obtaining the approval to commence operations from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Summary Judgment Against Mass. Law
The American Waterways Operators (AWO) hailed a decision by the U.S. District Court, Massachusetts District, to recommend summary judgment against a 2004 Massachusetts oil spill statute.
Toma Senior VP Marketing & Planning, Transocean
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) announced that Ihab Toma has been named Senior Vice President of Marketing and Planning, reporting to Robert L. Long, Chief Executive Officer, effective mid-August 2009. Based in Geneva, Toma will be responsible for marketing and planning for the company's fleet of 133 mobile offshore drilling units worldwide. He will also oversee Transocean Solutions, which offers clients a complete package for well construction and field development needs…
Canal Seeks Bids, Second Largest Contract
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) released its Request for Proposals (RFP) for the fourth dry excavation contract, the second largest and most complex project after the locks contract. Rounding out the last of four dry excavation projects, the fourth dry excavation project represents a key portion of expansion's new access channel linking the new Pacific locks with the waterway's existing Gaillard Cut (the narrowest stretch of the Panama Canal).
Burroughs Manager of Balpure
Severn Trent De Nora has named William Burroughs as manager of its Balpure ballast water treatment product line. As product line manager, Burroughs is responsible for planning, organizing, integrating and expanding the Balpure product line as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to the marine wastewater treatment and seawater disinfection markets. Burroughs previous experience includes serving his country as a lieutenant in the United States Navy’s submarine force.
Starlight Marine’s New Training Program
Starlight Marine Services has implemented a successful training program in the Tractor Tug Simulator at the California Maritime Academy. Since January, California Maritime Academy and Starlight Marine Services have joined forces and worked hard to develop a Tractor Tug Simulator Program using their newly constructed Simulator Center. It has been the goal of Starlight Marine Services to develop a Simulation Program that would encompass Crisis Management…
Shipbuilding Needs Long-Term Contracts
According to a report from the Canadian Press, Liberal Senator Colin Kenny said that the Canadian conservative government must sign long-term contracts with shipyards…
NOIA Lauds Court Decision Oil & Gas Lease Plan
On July 28, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals clarified its April 17 decision regarding the 5-Year Oil and Gas Lease Plan. The court has established that the Minerals…
MARPOL Training Institute Adds Annexes
MARPOL Training Institute (MTI) has recently added MARPOL Annex II Regulations for the Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk and Annex III Regulations…
Navy Charts Way Ahead in Arctic
The chief of naval operations created a task force, headed by the Navy's senior oceanographer, to better understand and evaluate the changing climate and its implications for maritime security.
Clark Holdings Director Resigns
Clark Holdings Inc. (NYSE AMEX: GLA) announced that Kenneth Saunders informed Clark's board of directors that he was resigning from the board effective July 31, 2009.
Tsakos Charter of DNA Aframax Tanker
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (NYSE:TNP) announced the delivery of the double-hull DNA designed 105,000dwt Aframax tanker Ise Princess from Sumitomo Heavy Industries in Japan.
Hallin Wins $6.5m Vessel Contract
Hallin Marine, the AIM quoted provider of subsea solutions to the oil and gas industry, announced it has signed a contract for the Hallin operated vessel the Sanko…
Swire Oilfield Services Acquires Weir
Supplier of specialist offshore cargo carrying units, Swire Oilfield Services, has announced the acquisition of the assets and operating business of Australia based Weir OCI, creating the largest regional supplier of offshore cargo carrying units (CCU) in the Australian and Asian region. Weir OCI is the company’s second Australian acquisition in the past year, and takes investment in the region to more than $25m.
A Journey Through the Gulf of Aden
On Sunday, August 2, Douglas B. The waters off the coast of Somalia drew media attention when, in April, a container ship owned by United States-based Maersk Line Limited was seized.
This Day in Naval History – August 3
1942 - Mildred McAffee (Horton) becomes the first woman officer commissioned into Naval Reserve. 1958 - USS Nautilus (SSN-571) is first ship to reach the geographic North Pole submerged.