The Townsend Decision: Should Vessel Owners Deny Maintenance and Cure?
Unfortunately, as a vessel owner or operator, you have probably been faced with a situation where one of your crew members have allegedly become sick or injured while in the service of the vessel. As you are aware, once this injury or illness is reported to the company, the duties of providing maintenance and cure under the Jones Act begin. Unfortunately, instances of fraud where the employee may not have suffered the injury or illness that he or she is complaining of seem to be common.
PVA Tells Members: Losses from Oil Spill May Be Compensable
The Passenger Vessel Association reminded its members on the gulf coast that economic losses from the BP oil spill may be compensable. As the spill continues and spreads…
Large Diameter Synthetic Certified by Lloyd's
Samson, provider of performance cordage, and Endenburg BV, Samson’s Master Fabricating Distributor in Europe, has provided Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) with the first…
New England Ports Expect Record Cruise Season
According to a June 13 report from Bloomberg, New England ports are expecting a record number of cruise ships during the tourism season this year. New England and…
UK Flagged MV Asian Glory Released by Pirates
On 11 June 2010, a ransom drop was made to the pirate group holding the merchant vessel MV Asian Glory at anchor in the vicinity of Garacad on the eastern coast of Somalia. The UK flagged MV Asian Glory, with deadweight of 13.363 metric tonnes, was hijacked late in the afternoon on the 1 January 2010 approximately 900 nautical miles north of the Seychelles and 600 miles east of the Somali coast. The ship has a crew of 25 persons (8 Bulgarian, 10 Ukraines, 5 Indians, 2 Romanian).
Natural Gas Leak on Supply Vessel in Gulf
Houma Incident Command received a report of an incident that occurred at about 9:25 a.m. Friday, June 11, involving a supply vessel that was mooring to a natural…
Oil Spill NIC Press Briefing, June 11
(June 11, 9:00 a.m. MODERATOR: Good morning. Welcome to today’s briefing. We’ll follow the standard format today. Admiral [Thad] Allen will give the daily update…
Heng Deputy CEO of Keppel Integrated Engineering
Keppel Integrated Engineering Ltd (KIE), the wholly-owned environmental arm of Keppel Corporation Limited appointed BG (NS) Tay Lim Heng as its Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director (Sustainable Development) with effect from 15 June 2010. BG (NS) Tay was the Deputy Secretary (Development) of the Ministry of National Development (MND). Before his posting to MND, BG (NS) Tay was Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.
BP Spill Opportunity in Disguise for Rig Builders
According to a June 14 report from Bloomberg, heightened U.S. scrutiny of offshore drilling after the BP spill, the worst in the nation’s history, may spur oil companies…
BP Claims Progress on Long-Term Solution
According to a June 13 report from MarketWatch, BP PLC said it was taking steps to implement a more permanent arrangement to capture the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, as U.S.
Thomas Miller Helps Renovate of Africa’s Oldest Ship
Believed to be the oldest ship still afloat in Africa, the 124.6 ft long motor ship Chauncy Maples is to be renovated as a floating clinic to bring primary health care to half a million of the world’s poorest people living around Lake Malawi. The necessary funds are now being raised by the Oxford-based Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust with considerable support from Thomas Miller, a London-based specialist insurance company…
Viking Expands Lifeboat & Marine Fire Services
With the expansion of its specialized lifeboat and marine fire divisions, Viking Life-Saving Equipment now offers ship owners throughout North America a single point-of-contact for all service needs.
Marine Travel Agent App for the iPhone/iPad
The Marine Travel Company, a specialist agency handling marine travel worldwide, has introduced an iPhone and iPad application for anyone on the move in the maritime industry.
New EU NAVFOR ATALANTA Ops Commander
On 14 June 2010, Rear Admiral Hudson Peter Hudson CBE handed over the responsibility of Operation Commander of the European Union Naval Force Somalia, Op ATALANTA to Major General Buster Howes OBE. The handover was conducted in the Operational Headquarters in Northwood near London. Rear Admiral Hudson, who joined the operation in June 2009, has been instrumental in the ongoing success of EU NAVFOR and the execution of the Op ATALANTA mission.
This Day in Coast Guard History – June 15
1904-Nearly 1,000 lives were lost when the steamboat General Slocum caught fire in the East River in New York. The disaster led to improved safety regulations and life-saving equipment.
This Day in Naval History – June 15
1944 - Fifth Fleet lands Marines on Saipan, under the cover of naval gunfire, in conquest of Marianas 1963 - Launching of combat store ship, Mars (AFS-1), first of new class of underway replenishme