This Day in Naval History – Feb. 8
1862 - Joint amphibious force capture Roanoke Island, key to Albemarle Sound 1890 - USS Omaha sailors and marines assist Hodogary, Japan in subduing large fire (Source: Navy News Service)
This Day in Coast Guard History – Feb. 8
1958-A U.S. Navy P5M aircraft enroute from San Juan to Norfolk lost one engine and changed course to the island of San Salvador, British West Indies, to attempt a night ditching.
AMEC Wins FPSO Contract Offshore Brazil
AMEC announced that it has been selected by Brazilian company QUIP to perform basic engineering services for the topsides of the P-63 floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel…
Keppel, J. Ray Win $1B Contract
FloaTEC Singapore Pte Ltd (FloaTEC Singapore), an equal joint venture between Keppel FELS Ltd (Keppel FELS) and J. Ray McDermott (J. Ray), has signed a contract worth about $1b with the Papa-Terra Joint Venture, consisting of Petrobras and Chevron, to build and operate the P-61 Tension Leg Wellhead Platform (TLWP). This follows shortly after a Letter of Intention for the unit was issued by the Papa-Terra Joint Venture to FloaTEC Singapore in October 2009.
Z-drive Tug Delivered from China to Peru
A 87-ft Z-drive tug has recently been delivered from the Jiangsu Wuxi Shipyard Co., Ltd. in China to a Peruvian owner Trabajos Maritimos S.A. The shipyard is located inland from Shanghai on Lake Thai near the town of Wuxi and the Jinghang Grand Canal. Trabajos Maritimos is a comprehensive marine organization offering everything from port agency services, terminal operations, pilotage and towing. The new tug…
EPE to Prep Hazmat Inventory for Ship Recycling
Environmental Protection Engineering S.A. (EPE) attends to prepare the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) for the entire Reederei Thomas Schulte fleet (33 container…
New USCG Leadership Team
The US Coast Guard issued a message announcing its new leadership team scheduled to assume their positions on 25 May 2010, subject to Senate confirmation.
Clarifying In-Port Sulphur Limits
The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has moved quickly to dispel the apparent confusion currently surrounding implementation of the EU directive…
Tracerline Marksman Ulltrasonic Tool
Tracer Products has introduced the Tracerline Marksman ulltrasonic diagnostic tool, an instrument that converts and amplifies inaudible ultrasonic sound into audible “natural” sound. The Marksman uses a two-tiered process to ensure accurate diagnosis. First, the receiver unit converts inaudible sound into audible sound using a process known as heterodyning. Then, the receiver’s Sound Signal Technology fine-tunes the audible sound into the natural sound emitted by the defect itself.
Statoil Awards Drilling Services Contracts
Statoil has extended its contracts with Schlumberger Norge AS and Baker Hughes Norge AS for integrated drilling services. The extensions are valid for two years from the autumn of 2010.
Rolls-Royce for Offshore Vessel Upgrade
Rolls-Royce has received an order worth over $20m to supply diesel generator sets and thrusters to Houston-based offshore engineering and construction company J. Ray McDermott.
Deltamarin, New Ferry Design Contracts
Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd and Société des Traversiers du Québec have both ordered new passenger ferry designs from Deltamarin. Both companies named sustainable…
Aegean’s New Bunkering Tanker
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE:ANW) announced that it has taken delivery of the Zakynthos, a 6,272 dwt double-hull bunkering tanker newbuild from Qingdao Hyundai Shipyard in China.
HMT Trust Fund Coalition, 2011 Budget
The Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Fairness Coalition expressed disappointment in President Obama's budget proposal for the 2011 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Civil Works Program.
Nakilat, Damen Shipyards Join Forces
Qatar Gas Transport Company Ltd. (NAKILAT) has signed a joint venture agreement with Damen Shipyards Qatar Holding B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Damen Shipyards Group, to jointly operate a shipbuilding facility in the Port of Ras Laffan, Qatar. His Excellency Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Industry, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nakilat…