CG Photo: Barge Grounding at Sandbridge
A Nov. 16 photo of the Crowley barge La Princesa grounded on the Sandbridge beach in Virginia Beach, Va. while responders work to get lines in place for towing efforts. The barge has now been refloated. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Jones)
Report on USCG ARRA Expenditures
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued the report of its review of the US Coast Guard’s expenditure plans for the American…
Edoc Systems Remains Healthy in Sour Economy
For Victoria marine enterprise software developers Edoc Systems Group, the past years economic storm has been more about riding calm winds and following seas. They…
EU NAVFOR Neutralize Pirate Attack
On Tuesday November 17th 2009 an EU NAVFOR Maritime Patrol Aircraft stationed at the Seychelles detected three suspected pirate skiffs approximately 300 nautical…
Wojtaszczyk Joins Bisso Marine
Bisso Marine announced the addition of Andy Wojtaszczyk. Wojtaszczyk joins the company as Subsea Services project manager, managing saturation diving and ROV operations. Prior to joining Bisso Marine, Wojtaszczyk served as ROV superintendent in Equatorial Guinea for Bienvenue Consulting Services/Hess Corporation and ROV project manager for Offshore Innovative Solutions, Inc. Before that, he was SAT superintendent aboard the DPII DSV Midnight Hunter for Torch Offshore, Inc.
Dockwise, $24M in Near-Term Contracts
Dockwise, together with industry partners, has received contract awards to transport various jack up drilling rigs to Sjarjah, Tianjin, West Africa, Sudan and Singapore…
This Day in Coast Guard History – Nov. 20
1943-Landings made at Makin and Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands. The Coast Guard-manned assault transport USS Leonard Wood, veteran of the landings made in the Mediterranean, participated.
This Day in Naval History – Nov. 20
1856 - CDR Andrew H. Foote lands at Canton, China, with 287 Sailors and Marines to stop attacks by Chinese on U.S. military and civilians. 1917 - USS Kanawha, Noma…
Reminder of Best Practices Following Pirate Attacks
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood reminded mariners about the importance of taking necessary precautions and implementing best practices in the wake of recent…
Statoil: Horton Case Closed
Statoil (OSE: STL, NYSE: STO) announced that the Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) the company entered into as a part of the settlement of the Horton case, has expired as scheduled.
Drydocks World – Dubai Wins Award
Drydocks World - Dubai, a ship repair, conversion and new building yard and flagship company of Drydocks World, won the Shipbuilding/Shiprepair Award at the Lloyd’s…
Bisso Marine Promotes Posik
Bisso Marine a provider of energy and maritime support services, announced the promotion of Glenn Posik to general manager of Diving and Subsea Services. In his new position, Posik manages all aspects of diving safety and diving operations. Before his promotion, Posik served as project manager for the Bisso Marine Pipeline Department. Prior to joining the company, he was project manager for Superior Diving Company Inc. and construction superintendent for Torch Offshore, Inc.
CMA CGM: Significant Recovery in Operations
Operating profit for the CMA CGM Group is expected to return to the breakeven point in December 2009, ahead of the company’s cautious forecasts in September 2009.
Tsakos Energy Ship Sales
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (NYSE: TNP) announced the delivery of the Pentathlon to its new owners and the sale of the 2002-built 164,274 dwt suezmax tanker Decathlon…
STX Finland Constructs South African Research Vessel
STX Finland Oy and the South African Department of Environmental Affairs has signed a contract for construction of a Polar Supply and Research Vessel. The ship with a value of approximately $173m will bring some 600 man-years of work. The ship will be build in the Rauma shipyard and it will be delivered in spring 2012. The ship will function as a multi-purpose vessel, serving, among other things, as a supply vessel, research vessel, icebreaker, expedition vessel, as well as a passenger ship.
Donjon Sells Interest in Port Albany Ventures
Donjon Marine, Co., Inc., a provider of multi-faceted marine services including marine salvage, heavy lift, dredging and related emergency response services, has…
Mansuy, 2010’s Best Lawyers in America
Christopher H. Mansuy, Esq., member of Carroll McNulty & Kull LLC (CMK) has been named one of 2010’s The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of maritime law by his peers. Best Lawyers a 25-year-old, highly respected peer-review publication, compiles lists of top attorneys by completing extensive surveys with other leading attorneys. Mansuy received this honor in 2008 and 2009 as well. A resident of Chatham, N.J.
USCG Deploys KVH TracPhone V7 Satellite
In an effort to expand its communications capacity and take advantage of affordable, emerging commercial satellite services, the United States Coast Guard is in…
Iridium Teams Up to Supply Mexico
To accelerate growth in the Mexican market, Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) announced it has signed three additional distribution partners in Mexico.
Wing Inflatables Expands Boat Series
Wing Inflatables has added a new model to its IB series of Hypalon boats designed for small craft operations. The IB-470 features a 15.5 ft overall length and a…