Wellhead Plugging Attempts Underway
The mobile offshore drilling unit Q4000 holds position directly over the damaged Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer as crews work to plug the wellhead using a technique known as "top kill," May 26, 2010. The procedure is intended to stem the flow of oil and gas and ultimately kill the well by injecting heavy drilling fluids through the blow out preventer on the seabed down into the well. A nearby…
Adm. Allen Approves Section of Louisiana Barrier Island Project
The National Incident Commander for the BP oil spill, Admiral Thad Allen, approved the implementation of a section of Louisiana’s barrier island project proposal that could help stop oil from coming ashore and where work could be completed the fastest—as an integrated part of the federal response to the BP oil spill. This step will save Louisiana the cost of construction for this section by integrating…
USCG Bans Norwegian-Flagged Wilmina from for Three Years
The Coast Guard announced it is restricting the Norwegian-flagged Wilmina from U.S. ports for three years due to several marine environment-related offenses. On…
Training Bursaries for Harbour Master, Port Captains
IBC Global Academy has announced the availability of training bursaries for the international Diploma for Harbour Masters course. This unique course addresses the…
NOAA Expects Busy Atlantic Hurricane Season
An active to extremely active hurricane season is expected for the Atlantic Basin this year, according to the seasonal outlook issued today by NOAA’s Climate Prediction…
Bollinger Gets Safety Awards from SCA & NSC
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has received awards for Excellence in Safety, Improvements in Safety, and Occupational Safety awards from two industry groups. The Award for Excellence in Safety and the Award for Improvement in Safety for 2009 were presented to Bollinger by the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA). The awards were received during the association’s April 26-28, 2010 general membership meeting held in Washington, D.C.
Northern Offshore Q1 2010 Results
Northern Offshore, Ltd. (Oslo Bors: NOF.OL) reported net income for the three months ended March 31, 2010 of US$23.2 million, or US$0.15 per diluted share, on revenues of US$68.1 million.
Navios Maritime Q1 Results
Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE:NM) , a global, vertically integrated seaborne shipping and logistics company, reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010.
Danaos Corp. Cancels Three Newbuildings
Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC) announced that it has entered into an agreement with Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd. to cancel three 6,500 TEU newbuilding containerships…
Obama to Extend Drilling Moratorium
According to a May 26 report from the New York Times, President Obama plans to announce that he is extending the moratorium on permits to drill new deepwater wells…
SF Marina USA Dock for U.S. Navy Stiletto
When the United States Navy required a heavy-duty dock to moor its state-of-the-art M80 Stiletto, it worked with SF Marina USA. The resulting 82-ft floating SF 1230 Concrete Dock can perform in the harshest marine conditions. Designed for conditions at the Little Creek Amphibious Base in Norfolk, Va., as well as its future location at NAS Norfolk, the SF 1230 Concrete Dock is engineered to handle extreme wind, tides and waves.
Tanker Spill Reaches Singapore's Coast
According to a May 26 report from Bloomberg, oil spilled from a tanker collision offshore Singapore fouled parts of a two-mile stretch of the city-state's coast.
This Day in Coast Guard History – May 28
1813-Revenue Cutterman John Bearbere died of pneumonia while being held as a Prisoner of War by the British after his cutter, the James Madison, had been captured…
This Day in Naval History – May 28
1917 - First underway fueling in U.S. Navy, USS Maumee fuels 6 destroyers in North Atlantic. LCDR Chester W. Nimitz served as Maumee's executive officer and chief engineer.
ABA Builds Chinese Crew Transfer Ferry
Aluminum Boats Australia (ABA) has broken into the Asian market with an order for a passenger ferry for Chinese owners. The vessel is designed as a catamaran platform for crew transfer operations in Papua New Guinea. With capacity for 52 passengers plus 2 crew the 19 metre craft will operate at a service speed of 22 knots with a full load deadweight of 6.95 tonnes. ABA International Sales Manager Justin Merrigan commented, “The entire ABA team is delighted to win this important order from China.
RBG First with Chevron North Sea Contract
RBG, provider of fabric maintenance and construction support to the global energy industry, will deliver its innovative electrical rope access services as part of…
Kvichak Marine Rapid Response Skimmers for Spill
Kvichak Marine Industries is currently constructing two 30-ft Rapid Response Skimmers. One Commercial Duty Skimmer with upgraded recovery systems is for inventory to support the current effort in the Gulf oil spill cleanup and available for sale. The second skimmer is for the U.S. Navy and will join over 70 Kvichak skimmers in Navy ports worldwide. The rapid-response, shallow-water vessel is ideally suited for use on oil spills in waterways, bays, and harbors.
Subsea 7 Gets Petrobras Contract Offshore Brazil
Subsea 7 Inc. (OSE Symbol: SUB), through its i-Tech division, announced the largest single contract award to i-Tech since the formation of the division in January 2006.
Papp Relieves Allen as Coast Guard Commandant
Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr., assumed command as the 24th commandant of the Coast Guard on May 25, relieving Adm. Thad W. Allen during a military ceremony at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D. During the ceremony, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates awarded Allen the Defense Distinguished Service Medal. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano presided over the change of command and awarded Allen the Homeland Security Distinguished Service Medal.
Senate Hearing, Liability for Offshore Oil Production
The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources conducted a hearing to receive testimony on the liability and financial responsibility issues related to offshore oil production.