CG Final Update on Port Arthur Spill
The unified response to the collision and oil spill from the tankship Eagle Otome continues. To date, more than 9,600 barrels of oil/water mixture has been recovered, evaporated or dispersed naturally of the 11,000 barrels spilled. Current response assets include 88 oil skimmers, 6 oil vacuum vehicles and 114,545 feet of containment boom. As the majority of the on-water oil has been recovered, the operation will begin to focus on shoreline clean-up and restoration.
Gulf of Aden, Canadian Warship Deters Pirates
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) reported that a Canadian warship intercepted a suspected pirate skiff in the Gulf of Aden. The skiff was spotted loitering…
Somalia, Pirates Use Hijacked Ro-Ro
The NATO Shipping Centre reported that on Jan. 30 the vehicle carrier Asian Glory (Blue hull and white superstructure), previously hijacked and still under pirates control…
GL Noble Denton Hires 700 Technical Experts
Over the next two years GL Noble Denton plans to hire more than 700 new technical personnel, engineers and marine operations specialists. GL Noble Denton is the newly rebranded technical service provider for the oil and gas industry with a comprehensive service portfolio combining former marine and offshore consultancy Noble Denton with GL's oil and gas division. GL Noble Denton is part of the GL Group and currently employs over 2…
J. Ray, Keppel FELS Joint Venture
J. Ray McDermott will undertake fabrication and installation work for the P-61 Tension Leg Wellhead Platform (TLWP) in more than 3,871 feet of water, for the Papa Terra Joint Venture…
Major Ballast Water Management System Contract
OceanSaver announced the signing of the world’s first major Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) contract for large ships. Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has secured…
Viking Celebrates 50 Years
Viking Life-Saving Equipment announced the company's 50th Anniversary, as well as the 50th Anniversary of its chairman of the board Tage Sørensen on February 1, 2010. The company's international expansion was launched in 1977 with the establishment of a foreign subsidiary in Rotterdam. Today Viking Life-Saving Equipment has 52 sales and service facilities and more than 270 certified servicing stations. Viking is also the story of the Sørensen family.
Sub Tender Transfers to Sealift Command
The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command accepted responsibility for submarine tender USS Frank Cable Monday, Feb. 1. Cable, which is homeported in Guam, serves…
President Requests $364.8M for MMS
With a budget designed to increase America’s energy security by expanding the nation’s energy portfolio and ensuring a fair return for these public resources, the…
Payne Helps Steer Fla. Transportation Panel
Developing a roadmap for Florida’s transportation needs during the next 50 years is the challenge that Port Canaveral CEO J. Stanley Payne has accepted as a member of the 2060 Florida Transportation Plan (FTP) Steering Committee. The plan, adopted five years ago, provides the policy framework for allocating the department’s transportation funds. Payne is the current chairman of the Florida Ports Council.
PVA Convention New General Session Speaker
The PVA convention General Session, scheduled for Monday, February 15, from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Jim Zitek, an expert on finance and the economy will help provide…
FLIR’s New First Mate Handheld Cameras
FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced two new models of their First Mate line of handheld maritime thermal night vision cameras at the Miami International Boat Show.
This Day in Coast Guard History – Feb. 2
1944- Coast Guardsmen participated in the landings at Saldor, New Guinea. (Source: USCG Historian’s Office)
This Day in Naval History – Feb. 2
1862 - USS Hartford, Capt David G.