Evergreen Group to Order 100 Containerships
According to an April 19 report from the Taiwan News, after refraining from placing any order for new ships for the past two years, the head of the Evergreen Group…
First Ever LNG Project in the Black Sea
According to an April 18 report from the Georgian Daily Independent Voice, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Romanian are jointly launching a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project…
Last Operational WWII LST Ship at Port of Indiana
The last operational World War II tank-landing ship, the USS LST-325, was scheduled to refuel at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon during the weekend of April 16 on a visit to the city’s riverfront.
Port of Detroit’s Shipping Season Opens
On April 17, the Port of Detroit welcomed the arrival of the ocean going vessel, Fairload. The ship's arrival begins the Port of Detroit's 2010 shipping season.
WEG Supplies New Fuel-Efficient PSV Petrel
WEG electric motors, generators, transformers, electrical switchboards and an automation system for energy management are all providing optimized operation on the first of a new generation of more fuel efficient cargo vessels built by Wilson Sons UltraTug Offshore, a joint venture between Wilson Sons and Magallane Navegação of São Paulo state in Brazil. The PSV Petrel is equipped with diesel-electric propulsion…
Willingham Joins Tidewater’s Management Team
Tidewater Inc. (NYSE: TDW) announced that Deborah Willingham has joined Tidewater as Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Willingham will report to Chairman, President and CEO Dean Taylor, and will be responsible for worldwide Human Resources for the company. Willingham joins Tidewater with over 25 years of Human Resource experience, most recently as Vice President of Human Resources for BMC Software, which she joined in 2006.
NSRI Reaches First Membership Target
The National Subsea Research Institute (NSRI) has achieved its initial target to recruit 20 companies to join in developing a vision for the long-term future of the subsea industry. The organisation, jointly established just over a year ago by Subsea UK, the University of Aberdeen, the University of Dundee, Newcastle University and Robert Gordon University, is developing a national research program to benefit the UK subsea industry over the next 15-20 years.
Developing Njord’s Northwest Flank
Statoil is developing Njord’s northwest flank. This development will increase the total recoverable reserves in the Njord field, secure continued gas exports and extend Njord’s lifetime by up to two years. The flank lies about six kilometers north-west of the Njord platform. The development solution comprises two new extended-reach wells. Drilled directly from the platform with eight kilometers of well paths, the wells will be tied back to the platform.
Diana Shipping Contract for Dry Bulk Carriers
Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX), a global shipping transportation company specializing in dry bulk cargoes, announced that it has signed, through its 100% owned subsidiaries…
Intermoor Project for Noble Energy
InterMoor Inc., an Acteon company, has been awarded a preset mooring project for Noble Energy offshore Equatorial Guinea. InterMoor will be providing the design…
Calif. Prop.1B Notice of Funding Availability
The Air Resources Board staff has posted the Prop 1B Notice of Funding Availability. This notice solicits applications from eligible local and State agencies to…
This Day in Coast Guard History – April 19
1813-A tremendous explosion aboard the cutter Gallatin, commanded by Master John H. Silliman (who was not aboard at the time) blew off her quarterdeck while the cutter was tied up in Charleston…
This Day in Naval History – April 19
NAVSEA Removes Fuel from Sunken WW II Era Ship
Naval Sea Systems Command's (NAVSEA) Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), in a U.S. Coast Guard directed initiative, provided a key operational and technical role in removing 60…
Sweden Takes Command of EU NAVFOR Task Force off Somalia
At 1200 GMT, Wednesday April 14, the Italian Rear Admiral Giovanni Gumiero relinquished command of Task Force 465, the EU Naval Force Somalia - Operation Atalanta.
Bibby Offshore Acquires Dive Support Vessel
Bibby Offshore Limited, the Aberdeen-based provider of subsea construction and offshore management services, announced that it has acquired the dive support vessel (DSV), Bibby Sapphire, from the vessel’s present owner, Volstad Subsea AS. A $52.5m loan facility has been provided by Standard Chartered Bank to fully fund the acquisition. Standard Chartered Bank will act as sole lender in the transaction.
Keppel Delivers Third Maersk DSS 21 Semisub
Keppel FELS Ltd (Keppel FELS) delivered the third DSS 21 deepwater semisubmersible (semi) drilling rig to Maersk Drilling (Maersk) 43 days ahead of schedule and with a perfect safety record, garnering a bonus of $400,000. Mr Claus V. Hemmingsen, CEO of Maersk Drilling said, “The Maersk-Keppel partnership, spanning a decade, has achieved considerable milestones together. “Now, with the addition of Maersk Deepwater Semi III…
Duke of Kent Visits IHC Engineering
HRH The Duke of Kent recently visited IHC Engineering Business (EB) touring the company’s Stocksfield (Northumberland) office and meeting members of the EB team including Chairman…
Krishnapatnam Port Sets New Record
Krishnapatnam Port achieved a new benchmark by loading 60,021 MT of Iron Ore fines in just 24 hrs surpassing its previous record of 54,500 MT. The cargo was loaded in vessel MV Tian Li Hai by using the conventional system of loading for ports in India. The vessel called to the port on April 12 and the loading commenced at 16:20 hrs which ended on April 13 at 16:20 hrs. The entire cargo of 88,000 MT was loaded into the vessel within 36 hrs, thereby setting its highest-ever loading record.
New Odessa Office for Wilhelmsen Ships Service
Wilhelmsen Ships Service has relocated its Odessa office to upgraded premises. The new offices, situated in the busy Ukrainian Black Sea port, offer a modern, safe…