Anti-Piracy Demo, Techniques & Strategies
On Tuesday, August 11, 2009, SAFE Solutions, LLC will be showcasing the latest strategies and techniques in dealing with the ongoing problem of piracy on the high seas.
Offshore Spend to Rebound after 2009-10 Lows
Despite the global recession, offshore spend is expected to grow strongly – from $578b Capex and $379b Opex over the last five years to $807b Capex and $549b Opex over the period to 2013. Exploration for fresh oil & gas supplies and development of existing and newly found accumulations from ever more demanding reservoirs in new extremes of environment, are expected to drive offshore industry spends.
Heidrun Hits 1,000 Milestone
The Heidrun platform in the Norwegian Sea shipped its oil cargo no. 1000 on 7 August. Heidrun's oil production to date has already exceeded the total volume expected to be produced through the field life. The Heidrun platform came on stream on 18 October 1995. When the plan for development and operation (PDO) was submitted to the authorities four years earlier, the estimated production from the field was slightly more than 750 million barrels of oil.
Hope Services Delivers Miss Sarah
Hope Services Inc. (Hope) delivered the M/V Miss Sarah to Higman Marine Services, of Houston, Texas. The 2000 horsepower boat measures 72 ft by 30 ft with a draft of 10 feet. This delivery marks the 32nd vessel Hope has produced for Higman.
This Day in Naval History – August 11
1877 - Professor Asaph Hall of Naval Observatory discovers first of two satellites of Mars. He found the second one within a week. 1921 - Carrier arresting gear first tested at Hampton Roads.
Dockwise, Major Offshore Float-Over
Dockwise Ltd, announced that, through its subsidiary, it has successfully performed the $33m complete transport and float-over installation of 19,000mT MDPP offshore…
Updated Merchant Mariner Medical Eval Forms
The Coast Guard is releasing a new version of the CG-719 K (Merchant Mariner Credential Medical Evaluation Report) and CG-719 K/E (Merchant Mariner Evaluation of…
Survivors from Nuku'alofa Ferry Rescue
Fifty-two survivors have been recovered following the sinking of the inter-island ferry Princess Ashika, near Nuku'alofa, Tonga, late on August 5. However, initial…
Scorpion Names Offshore Freedom
ABS representatives attended the naming ceremony for Scorpion Offshore’s ultra-premium, LeTourneau Super 116E jackup, ABS-classed and built at Lamprell Shipyard in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Kvichak Delivers Skimmers to the Navy
Kvichak Marine, Industries, Inc. recently constructed and delivered two Rapid Response Skimmers to the U.S. Navy, which were purchased on Kvichak’s GSA schedule.
Mighty Servant 3 Rejoins Dockwise Fleet
Dockwise Ltd, announces that, through its subsidiary the fully renewed and reinstated Mighty Servant 3 has rejoined the fleet of Dockwise. The vessel has been under…
Famous Pacific Shipping Adds Services
Famous Pacific Shipping (FPS) Rotterdam has increased its South American oceanfreight connections with the launch of a new fortnightly consolidation service to Cartagena, Colombia.
Oil Contango Boosts Crude Storage at Sea
According to an August 7 report from Reuters, the amount of crude oil being stored at sea has risen sharply over the last two weeks, particularly in the U.S. Gulf…
Noble Denton Appoints Bonnon to Renewables
Noble Denton appointed Ian Bonnon as Group Managing Director, Renewables. Bonnon, will develop the renewables business globally and will report directly to group managing director, John Wishart. This strategically important role reflects Noble Denton’s intention to secure significant worldwide market share in the provision of engineering, consultancy and project management services to the renewables industry.
Launching of the Helgoland
Nicolette Kressl, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Ministry of Finance, named the new vessel of the German Customs Administration Helgoland. The Helgoland has been built from 2007 to 2009 by TKMS Blohm + Voss Nordseewerke in Emden, a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. Numerous representatives from politics, industry and administration watched the naming and commissioning ceremony of the new customs vessel at the Überseebrücke in Hamburg.
Marine Builders Delivers to Waxler
Waxler Transportation Co. has taken delivery of the fourth in a series of five 3200 HP pushboats. The latest sister, the Angela Jean, was delivered to Secors inland transport subsidiary in July of this year. Others in this series of 99 by 35-ft towboats are the Dylan Wexler, delivered in 2007, the McKenzie Waxler and the Cynthia G. Esper, delivered in 2008. The Angela Jean has now joined the growing Waxler fleet. The Helen Merrill is scheduled for delivery in December of this year.
Northern Offshore Jackup Energy Exerter Ops
Northern Offshore, Ltd. (Oslo Bors: NOF.OL) announced that its subsidiary, Northern Offshore U.K. Ltd., has completed its 120 day drilling contract offshore Greece…
Ocean Tug & Barge Delivers FacetTug Design
Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering Corp. has completed the engineering of an AT/B conversion for Reinauer Transportation of Staten Island, N.Y., the third such AT/B conversion engineered by the Milford, Mass. firm for Reinauer with a fourth currently underway. The converted AT/B tug Craig Eric Reinauer was recently delivered by Senesco Marine of North Kingstown, R.I., to Reinauer Transportation. The 4610 BHP tug received an Intercon connection system at the Rhode Island shipyard.
Maritime Mentorship Programme 2009
On July 28 2009, the T&T Shipbuilding and Repair (S&R) Cluster undertook two presentations to some 50 mentees which formed part of their contribution to this annual Maritime Programme. Organized by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago (GoTT) as an initiative to promote the Shipbuilding and Repair sector to young persons between the age group 15–17 years, the long term aim is to help diversify the country from the energy sector.
This Day in Naval History – August 10
1944 - Guam secured by U.S. forces.