Ships May Give Piracy-Prone Routes Wide Berth
According to a Dec. 30 report from Business Daily, the economic impact of piracy in the Gulf of Aden continue to hit East African region for the second year running…
RNA Proposed for Portland, Ore.
The US Coast Guard proposes to establish a regulated navigation area (RNA) on waters of the Willamette River at Portland Terminal 4 in Portland, Oregon. The RNA…
UK Flagged M/V St. James Park Pirated
The M/V St James Park, a UK flagged ship, was pirated Dec. 29 while transiting the Internationally Recognized Transit Corridor (IRTC) through the Gulf of Aden. After…
Neptune Wins $20M Contract with Qatargas
According to a Dec. 30 report from Business Day, Neptune Marine Services Ltd has been awarded a $20m subsea inspection contract from producers of liquefied natural gas Qatargas Operating Company Ltd.
Environmentally Sensitive Drilling Solutions
Statoil is the first operator in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico to adopt the Riserless Mud Recovery (RMR) system that reduces discharges to sea. This environmentally sensitive drilling solution has been used on the Discoverer Americas drill ship on the Statoil-operated Krakatoa prospect. "The RMR system allows us to circulate the mud, reducing the total mud consumption and discharges to sea to a quarter of the amount compared with conventional methods…
Sixth Sword of Honour for Drydocks World
For the sixth year in a row, Drydocks World – Dubai (DDW-D), a ship repair, conversion and new building yard in the region and the flagship company of the Drydocks World group, has been the recipient of the British Safety Council’s (BSC) globally respected Sword of Honour. The award is in recognition of the consistent success the Dubai yard has achieved in applying internationally accepted safety standards.
GMMOS Stanford Marine Acquires MMPL
UAE based GMMOS Group, backed by Abraaj Capital and Waha Capital, has acquired 100% of the share capital of Minnow Marine Projects Limited (MMPL) through its newly…
Wärtsilä, Maersk LNG Service Agreement
Wärtsilä has signed a long term service agreement with Maersk LNG. The agreement includes maintenance planning, condition & performance monitoring, co-ordination and supply of technical services, parts and service work for five 165,000 cum LNG vessels equipped with Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines over a five year period. "For Maersk LNG, this service agreement means improved levels of certainty regarding servicing of the main engines on our LNG vessels.
This Day in Coast Guard – Dec. 31
1881-At 4 a.m. the patrolman from Station No. 34, Fourth District, New Jersey, discovered a vessel ashore on the south bar at Townsend’s Inlet, NJ about three miles…
This Day in Naval History – Dec. 31
1862 - USS Monitor founders in a storm off Cape Hatteras, NC. 1941 - Admiral Chester W. Nimitz assumes command of U.S. Pacific Fleet. 1948 - Last annual report by…
Medina Gets Order for Firehawk 37
Medina International Holdings, Inc. received an order for a Firehawk 37 boat from Lake Norman Fire Department through its wholly owned subsidiary Harbor Guard Boats, Inc.
Tanker Glut Signals Drop in Freight Rates
According to a Dec. 28 report from Bloomberg, a 26-mile-long line of idled oil tankers, enough to blockade the English Channel, may signal a 25 percent slump in freight rates next year.
Gjøa Gets its Sea Legs
During the last few days the deck and hull of the Gjøa platform have been mated together in the fjord outside the Norwegian town of Stord. There were exacting requirements for precision and weather conditions during the operation, which was a success. The four-legged hull rose from the sea in the sea off Stord and spiked the deck of the new North Sea giant, Gjøa. Four guide pins had to meet their respective slots in a deck the size of a football field…
EPA Strengthens Haz Waste Shipment Regs
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening the regulations that govern the shipping of hazardous waste for recycling between the United States and other countries.
World Maritime Day 2010: Year of the Seafarer
A message from E.E. The International Maritime Organization has decided to dedicate next year to you by choosing, as the theme for World Maritime Day, "2010: Year of the Seafarer".
Kvichak Marine Builds NYPD
Kvichak Marine Industries, of Seattle, Wash., is currently constructing a 44.5-ft by 13.7-ft Response Boat Medium – C for operation by the New York City Police Harbor Unit. This vessel is the sistership of the USCG Response Boat Medium and has been adapted to meet the mission requirements of the NYPD Harbor Unit. The boat will be named at a special dedication ceremony in New York City honoring an officer who was killed in the line of duty.
Northrop Grumman Delivers New Mexico Sub
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) delivered the sixth submarine of the Virginia class, New Mexico (SSN 779), to the U.S. Navy, four months ahead of schedule. New Mexico's 70-month construction period represents the shortest overall construction time of any Virginia-class submarine. The keel for New Mexico was authenticated April 12, 2008, and the ship was christened on Dec. 13, 2008. New Mexico…
New Artifacts Revealed at Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport will unlock its vaults to examine artifacts not usually exhibited for the general public in “Maritime Surprises from the Museum’s Collections,” a…
This Day in Coast Guard History – Dec. 30
1876-The British ship Circassian was destroyed off Bridgehampton, Long Island, following a successful rescue of 49 persons on December 11 by the Life-Saving Service.
This Day in Naval History – Dec. 30
1941 - Admiral Ernest J. King assumes duty as Commander in Chief, United States Fleet. 1959 - Commissioning of first fleet ballistic missile submarine, USS George Washington (SSB(N)-598)…