Saudi Aramco’s 1st Purpose-Built Jackup
Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has secured a contract from Aramco Overseas Company B.V., a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, to build a customized KFELS Super B Class jackup rig. The contract is subject to a notice from the owner to proceed with construction by May 2010. Upon rig delivery, which is slated in the second half of 2012, the unit will be deployed by Saudi Aramco in the Middle East. Wong Kok Seng…
Zurich Appoints Gillen Head of Marine Claims
Zurich, a property and casualty insurance provider globally and in North America, announced that Steve Gillen has joined Zurich in a key new role as Global Head of Marine Claims.
Projemar Contracts with Sener
The reference ship and offshore design consultancy in Brazil, Projemar, has entered a license contract with Sener for the use of FORAN. After the implementation…
Monongahela Successfully Refloated
Acting Maritime Administrator David Matsuda announced that the Monongahela, one of the government-owned obsolete ships stored at the James River Fleet, was successfully…
High-Speed Ferries Ready for Haiti
High-speed ferry ships MV Huakai and MV Alakai are preparing to sail to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response to provide disaster relief following the Jan. 12 earthquake there.
Fuel Logistics Enable U.S. Haiti Relief Effort
The United States Government Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) provides fueling services to Department of Defense, federal civilian and government agencies. In the wake of the Haiti disaster…
This Day in Naval History – Jan. 29
1914 - U.S. Marines land in Haiti to protect U.S. consulate 1943 - Beginning of 2 day battle of Rennell Island after which U.S. transports reached Guadalcanal (Source: Navy News Service)
This Day in Coast Guard History – Jan. 29
1919-Ratification of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. The amendment prohibited the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages.
Free SUNY Maritime Conference
SUNY Maritime College will present the College’s 5th Annual Conference on Cutting Edge Issues in Shipping, Tuesday, February 2, 2010, the “Tiv,” McMurray Hall, Maritime College, Throggs Neck, N.Y.
Sperry Marine Radars for Australian Ferry Fleet
Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has been chosen to supply radars for the Sydney Harbour Ferries fleet. Sydney Harbour Ferries…
Globus Maritime Charter for the Tiara Globe
Globus Maritime Limited (AIM: GLBS) (LSE: GLBS), a marine transportation company that owns and operates Handymax and Panamax dry bulk vessels, announced that a subsidiary…
Green Star Reduces Fuel Consumption
Green Star Products, Inc. announced that it has received the final report on a fuel savings test conducted on a Greek shipping vessel. The tests were conducted using…
Faststream New Super-Yacht Crewing Division
International shipping recruitment specialist Faststream has launched a new service for the owners and operators of super-yachts looking for crew. With a 65 strong team of specialist recruiters…
Crowley Petroleum Distribution Restructures
Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that it has restructured its petroleum distribution and contract services group, consolidating all Alaska operations under Craig Tornga, vice president. Tornga, who will remain in Anchorage and will continue reporting to Rocky Smith, senior vice president and general manager, will continue to manage Alaska's petroleum distribution and fuel sales but will now also manage tanker assist and escort services in Valdez and Prince William Sound…
Kiswire’s New Plant for Offshore Ropes
Kiswire is building a new plant for the production of very large wire ropes for Offshore and Mining applications. The Neptune 2 plant is located in Tanjung Langsat…
Sabine-Neches Waterway Open, Limited Traffic
The Unified Command, consisting of the Texas General Land Office, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Eagle Otome's owner, opened the Sabine-Neches Waterway on Jan. 27…
USCG Searches for Man Over Board
The Coast Guard is searching for a 26-year-old Myanmarese crewmember reported to have fallen overboard from the 792-ft container ship Cap Gilbert approximately 450 miles south of Adak Island Jan. 25.
French, Spanish Funds for Motorways of the Sea
The European Commission gave its green light for the public financing from France and Spain to the Fres Mos project. It will link the French port of Nantes-Saint…
Austal Contract for JHSV 2 and 3
The U.S. Navy has exercised contract options funding the construction of two additional Austal Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) – as part of an existing 10-vessel, $1.6b program. Austal previously received US Navy funding for long lead-time material, including diesel engines, water jets and reduction gears, for these two vessels in June 2009. The additional work is valued at approximately $208m. Intended as the U.S.
Coast Guard Photo: Haiti
Hundreds of Haitians pile into a ferry headed away from Port-au-Prince, Jan. 20, 2010. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Blackwell)