McAllister Towing Turns to HELM
McAllister Towing is moving from its legacy operations system to HELM, a maritime operations software system developed by Edoc Systems Group Ltd. HELM’s operations…
USS Fort McHenry Completes Haiti Mission
The USS Fort McHenry arrived in Haiti Jan. 18, six days after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean nation. The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship's Sailors and embarked Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) provided critical medical, distribution, rubble removal and construction assistance during Operation Unified Response. The ship provided over 3,500 pounds of medical aid and the medical team treated 850 patients…
Fincantieri Continues Investment in U.S. Yards
Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A. broke ground on March 11 for the expansion of its large erection building at Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC) as part…
New Headquarters for Offshore Marine
One of the UK’s marine management and engineering solutions companies, Offshore Marine Management (OMM), has moved to new larger headquarters following a period…
MMS Opens Central GOM Lease Sale 213
The Director of Minerals Management Service, Liz Birnbaum, will participate in the Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 213 in New Orleans on March 17. She will open…
Transocean Ultra-Deepwater Drillship Contract
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) announced that the newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship Discoverer Inspiration has commenced operations for Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX), in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico under a five-year drilling contract. The dynamically positioned double-hulled Discoverer Inspiration includes the most advanced drilling capabilities in the offshore drilling industry.
Aker Philadelphia’s 9th Product Tanker
On March 10, Aker Philadelphia Shipyard (Oslo: AKPS) launched Ship 013, the ninth product tanker in a series of 12 to be completed by 2011. The 46,000 dwt vessel was floated off of its blocks and was transferred by tug from the Building Dock to the Outfitting Dock, where it will remain for the next few weeks as it undergoes continuous testing and commissioning in preparation for its upcoming sea trials.
Crude Carries Pricing, Initial Public Offering
Crude Carriers Corp. announced that it has priced its initial public offering of 13,500,000 common shares at $19 per share. The underwriters have an option to purchase up to an additional 2…
Malaysia, Ship Robbed at Anchor
The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre issued an incident alert stating that a chemical tanker anchored at night off southeast Malaysia was boarded by an unknown number of robbers…
Reactivation of USCG Cutter Polar Star
Adm. Thad W. Allen, Commandant of the Coast Guard, addressed the media aboard the Polar Class Icebreaker Polar Star, homeported in Seattle, Wash., as Lt. Cmdr. Jack W. Jackson the icebreaker's Commanding Officer observed during the Polar Star's reactivation March 10, 2010.
TOP Ships Q4 & FY2009 Results
TOP Ships Inc. (NASDAQ: TOPS) announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009. -- A net loss of $35.9 million or $1.20 per share.
This Day in Naval History – March 16
1911 - Hulk of USS Maine sunk at sea in deep water with full military honors. 1945 - Iwo Jima declared secure. 1966 - Launch of Gemini 8. Former naval aviator Neil…
This Day in Coast Guard History – March 16
1909- At Assateague Beach, Virginia, the schooner Charley C. Weaver began taking on water. One of the crew notified the keeper that the schooner was leaking. The…
Bergen Oilfield Services Extends Veripos Contract
Veripos has been awarded an extension to its existing master services contract with Bergen Oilfield Services (BOS), one of Norway’s seismic survey contractors operating worldwide.
Offshore Solutions’ OAS, 1000 Connections
Offshore Solutions B.V. (OSBV) reported that the OAS, mounted onboard the GDF SUEZ E&P Nederland B.V. (GSEPN) chartered vessel, REM Mermaid, has achieved over 1,000 operational connections without any LTIs. An OAS is a heave compensated telescopic gangway, enabling the safe transfer of personnel from a vessel to an offshore installation (wind turbine, oil or gas platform) designed to operate in 2.5 metre Hs (significant wave height) sea states.
Tyco Telecommunications Renamed TE SubCom
Tyco Telecommunications, a business unit of Tyco Electronics, announced it is now operating under a new corporate name: Tyco Electronics Subsea Communications (TE SubCom).
Ezra Orders MacGregor Cargotec Cranes
Cargotec will deliver two large offshore cranes to Singapore-based Ezra Marine Service Pte Ltd in 2010 and beginning of 2011 respectively. The cranes will be fitted to a deepwater anchor-handling towing/supply vessel (AHTS) and to a self-propelled accommodation barge. The value of the order is approximately $16.4m and it was booked in the first quarter 2010 order intake. The order comprises two large active heave-compensated subsea knuckle-jib cranes. The first is for an ultra-deepwater AHTS.
Construction on Canaveral Harbor Sand Bypass
The Canaveral Harbor Federal Sand Bypass Project at the Port Canaveral in Fla. is scheduled for construction this month (March). As a result, sand that has accumulated…
BEI Security Announces MarineNet
Houston-based, BEI Security announced the availability of MarineNet, an above water and underwater security intrusion detection system for commercial and military facilities.
Wilhelmsen 2000 Tonnes Shipment for Belwind
Wilhelmsen Ships Service’s Project Logistics team at Lysaker, Norway has just completed two shipments of heavy duty electrical cable to Belgium, for use in the Belwind offshore energy project in the North Sea off Belgium. The cables were produced in Tonsberg at Parker ScanRope AS, and loaded onto 56 reels. The cable will be used to connect the turbines together. Each reel weighed between 18 - 45 tons, and contained in total 43,722 metres of cable, totalling some 2000 tonnes.