Stronger Safety Requirements for Offshore Drilling Issued
The Department of the Interior issued a directive to oil and gas lessees and operators on the Outer Continental Shelf implementing stronger safety requirements that…
Panama Canal Authority Awards Dredging Contract
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced that Dredging International N.V. has been awarded the contract to dredge an area of the Panama Canal's manmade body of water, Gatun Lake.
Senate Bill Re Oil Spill Economic Damages
Senator Vitter (R-LA) introduced a bill (S. 3461) to create a fair and efficient system to resolve claims of victims for economic injury caused by the Deepwater Horizon incident…
BP to Donate Revenue from Well Leak
BP announced that it will donate the net revenue from oil recovered from the MC252 spill to create a new wildlife fund to create, restore, improve and protect wildlife…
Federal Regulators New Drilling Rules
According to a June 8 report from The Houston Chronicle, the Obama administration imposed new safety requirements Tuesday for offshore drilling, paving the way for…
AMSC, HHI Expand Wind Power Alliance
American Superconductor Corporation, a global power technologies company, and South Korea-based Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (Korean Stock Exchange: HHI) announced…
Harbor Guard Boats Gets Order McKeesport
Harbor Guard Boats, Inc., wholly owned subsidiary of Medina International Holdings, Inc. (Pink Sheets: MIHI), has been awarded a bid contract for a Firehawk 2426…
New Maritime Trades Academy
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) hosted groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Jackson County (Miss.) Maritime Trades Academy on June 8 with state and local officials participating. "The shipbuilding academy will help find new workers and upgrade the skills of current workers for our shipbuilders on the Coast and for our energy industry," said Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour. A $20m HUD community…
In Memoriam of Gurrad of MOL
John A. Gurrad, MOL (America) Inc.’s former Vice President for Business Planning and e-Commerce, passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2010. Gurrad’s 37-year career…
New Command at CG Yard Baltimore, Md.
Captain Richard Murphy, United States Coast Guard (USCG), recently assumed command of the U.S. Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Md. He is the 40th Commanding Officer in the 111-year history of the shipyard, the only shipbuilding and ship repair facility of the United States Coast Guard. Captain Murphy took charge of the Coast Guard Yard from Captain John Kaplan who served as the shipyard’s Commanding Officer from May 2008 to May 2010. Captain Kaplan retired from the U.S.
NOIA Applauds New Offshore Wind Consortium & Office
The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) strongly supports the responsible development of all offshore energy sources and applauds the announcement by Interior…
Underwater Stern Tube Seal Replacement, Miss.
To stop oil from leaking from the stern tube seal assembly of a general cargo vessel, a Hydrex diver-technician team was mobilized to perform permanent repairs on the vessel during its scheduled stop in Gulfport in the state of Mississippi, U.S.A., last month. The team together with the diving equipment was mobilized from the Hydrex office in Tampa to set up a diving station at the berthing location.
Brinker Exceeds Operator Requirements, Zero Failures
UK based, oil and gas technology company Brinker is celebrating a year of zero failures as its game-changing Platelet barrier technology redefines working practices…
Deltron's Rebreather Equip., Spill Prevention & Containment
Deltron, Inc. (DTRO), through its Blu Vu Deep Oil and Gas Exploration, Inc. division, is developing rebreather equipment to aid in preventing and containing offshore oil spills.
MLL Welcomes Aboard 50 Cadets This Summer
Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) and Farrell Lines, a subsidiary of MLL, will provide sailing opportunities this summer to 50 Cadets of U.S. maritime academies. The Cadets…
This Day in Coast Guard History – June 10
1872-Life-Saving stations to be erected "under supervision of two captains of the revenue service." An Act of Congress authorized government life-saving stations on Cape Cod and Block Island.
This Day in Naval History – June 10
1854 - U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, holds first formal graduation exercises. Previous classes graduated without ceremony.
Hide Joins the Ulstein Group
Gunnar H. Hide has been appointed as the new managing director of Ulstein Power & Control. Hide has a background from the maritime industry and has among others, worked as a manager in Acel, ABB, Stadt Automation, and IKM Group. Hide said that had his first job with Ulstein in 1980, at Ulstein Smevik in Herøy, where he was for three years and took his mechanical certificate. Hide is a graduate mechanical engineer from Horten Engineering School.
Proposed Wave Energy Park on Oregon Coast
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) received an application for construction of a wave energy park in the North Pacific Ocean approximately 2.5 miles off the coast near Reedsport…
STX Europe to Build LNG Powered PSV for Solstad
STX Europe has been awarded a contract with Solstad Rederi AS to build an innovative LNG-powered Platform Supply Vessel (PSV). The vessel is of STX Europe PSV 12 LNG design. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in Q4 2011. The value of the contract is approximately $67.5m. Roy Reite, President of STX Europe's Offshore & Specialized Vessels business area, said: "Today's order confirms our strong position in design and building of environmentally friendly vessels.