Bollinger Delivers 60K BBL Tank Barge to Bouchard
Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., Amelia, La., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has delivered Bollinger hull # 561, B. No. 264, a double hull 60,000 BBL oil tank barge built to meet the requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA’90) to Bouchard Ocean Services, Inc., Melville, N.Y. Barge B. No. 264 is a manned ocean, clean oil tank barge measuring 350-ft long, with a 70-ft beam and a depth of 25-ft.
United Shipbuilding and Alcoa Sign MOU
Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld and United Shipbuilding Corporation President Roman Trotsenko, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the companies…
Thoma-Sea Shipyards Receives US Navy Contract
Thoma-Sea Ship Builders, LLC of Lockport, La, announced that the U.S. Navy has chosen the company to build a Catamaran Hull Hydrographic Survey Vessel. This vessel will be built by Thoma-Sea as a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case for the country of Oman. Construction will be managed and supervised by the U.S. Navy. The contract value is approx $7.3m. Thoma-Sea’s partner in this proposal is Technology Associates, Inc (TAI) of New Orleans, La.
First European Jail Sentences for Somali Pirates
It has been reported that the five Somali pirates recently tried by the Rotterdam courts for the failed hijack of the Sananyolu, have been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment.
Streamlined System Sought to Put Vessels to Work on Spill Clean-Up
The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) has proposed to BP and the U.S. Coast Guard that they create a smooth, efficient system to be sure vessel owners know what marine assets are needed to combat the Gulf oil spill, and to share with the Incident Command what vessels are available. OMSA, which represents the U.S. flag vessels that work in the offshore energy sector, has a number of member vessels that are currently involved in the cleanup effort…
Study Favorable for N.J. Offshore Wind Farms
A June 19 report from The Philadelphia Inquirer said preliminary results of a two-year study just released by the state Department of Environmental Protection reported…
BP Has Paid Out Less Than 12% of Claims
According to a June 18 report from DailyFinance.com, two months since the BP platform explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, the oil company has paid out less than 12% of the claims filed…
Devon Sells Panyu Field to China
Devon Energy Corporation, a U.S.-based oil and gas exploration, development and production company, sold its producing Panyu field located offshore China to China National Offshore Oil Corporation.
BP Relied on Cheaper Wells
According to a Wall Street Journal analysis of federal data and a June 19 report from the publication, in recent years BP used a well design that has been called…
Foreign Help with Gulf Oil Spill Comes with Price Tag
According to a June 19 report from the Associate Press, at least 22 nations have offered oil-collecting skimmers, boom, technical experts and more to help the U.S.
Methane from Leaking Well Threaten Sea Life
According to a June 19 report from the Associate Press vast amounts of natural gas contained in crude escaping from the blown well could pose a serious threat to…
Tar Balls Reach Farther Down Florida Coast
According to a June 19 report from the Associate Press, tar balls washed up on Destin, Fort Walton and Panama City Beach, the farthest east the oil has been reported in the Sunshine State.
Offshore Support Businesses Feel Moratorium Pinch
According to a June 19 report from the Houston Chronicle, hundreds of Houston companies that provide specialized equipment and services to the offshore oil and gas…
This Day in Coast Guard History – June 21
1944-Cutters 83415 and 83477 assigned to Rescue Flotilla One wrecked off coast of Normandy, France during a storm - no lives were lost. This is the storm that wrecked…
This Day in Naval History – June 21
1945 - Okinawa declared secure after most costly naval campaign in history. U.S.