Fire Temporarily Shuts-Down Discoverer Enterprise
At approximately 9:30 am CDT, Tuesday, June 15, a small fire was observed at the top of the derrick on the Discoverer Enterprise. The fire was quickly extinguished. The preliminary review indicates the fire was caused by a lightning strike. There were no injuries. All procedures were followed and, as a precaution, the LMRP containment operation was shut-down. All safety systems operated as designed.
New Improved Estimate of Oil Spill Flow Rate
Based on updated information and scientific assessments, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, and Chair of the National Incident…
Oil Spill & Offshore Drilling Commission Members
• Frances G. • Terry D. • Cherry A. The bipartisan Commission, established through an Executive Order, is tasked with providing recommendations on how we…
SMM Istanbul 2011, Turkish Shipbuilding Subsidies
SMM Istanbul 2011 now has the support of the Turkish Undersecretariat for Maritime Affairs and the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM). The second…
MCC Transport’s New Weekly Indonesia to Japan Service
MCC Transport launched of a new weekly Indonesia - Japan Service (TS4) that links the ports of Indonesia directly with those in Japan, Taiwan and South China. The…
Wilkinson Joins McMurdo as Sales Director
McMurdo Ltd, a company of the Orolia Group (NYSE Alternext Paris – FR0010501015 – ALORO) has appointed Ross Wilkinson as Sales Director. Wilkinson’s responsibilities will be focused on McMurdo Ltd’s Kannad Marine and McMurdo brands of emergency location beacons and safety equipment in the maritime and leisure marine sectors, as well as the Davis brand of weather instruments, for which McMurdo Ltd is the UK distributor.
Global Boat Transportation Alliance
PSP, which provides worldwide freight forwarding, express courier services and packing as well as boat transportation, is launching a global boat transportation alliance to give its customers a seamless global service. The company has chosen firms in Germany, Italy, Spain, India, South Africa, China, Dubai, Australasia, the USA and Antigua to join the affiliation. By creating an alliance, PSP will be able to strengthen its position within the market…
BP Deploying Second Ship to Burn Oil, Flare Gas
According to a June 16 report from AFP, BP was deploying a second ship Tuesday, June 15, to the Gulf of Mexico, where crews will burn up to 10,000 barrels of oil per day in a bid to significantly boost efforts to stem the massive leak. The controlled burn method, deployed at the direction of the U.S. federal government, would expand total spill containment capacity to 20,000 to 28,000 barrels per day, a team of U.S. officials said.
L.P. Charters MR Product Tanker M/T Akeraios
Capital Product Partners L.P. (NASDAQ: CPLP) announced that it had chartered the M/T Akeraios with BP Shipping Limited for a period of 12 months (+/- 30 days). The charter commenced today…
Oil Spill Imaging Instrumentation Used in Gulf Oil Spill
The FlowCAM oil spill imaging and analysis system from laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies, Yarmouth, Maine, is currently involved in monitoring the BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico under the direction of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The FlowCAM documents the presence of oil spilled in water and also measures its impact on coastal marine microorganisms.
Interior's New Oil Industry Watchdog
According to a June 16 report from the New York Times, President Obama has named a Washington lawyer with a reputation for fixing broken government agencies, to…
Feadship Yard Expands Underground
Feadship’s Royal Van Lent shipyard has announced plans to expand its premises on Kaag Island in the Netherlands. Due to the limited spatial options around the yard…
This Day in Coast Guard History – June 17
1832- The practice of utilizing "surplus" naval officers as officers of the Revenue Marine was discontinued. Revenue officer vacancies were henceforth filled by promotion from within the service.
This Day in Naval History – June 18
1833 - USS Delaware enters drydock at Gosport Navy Yard in Norfolk, VA, the first warship to enter a public drydock in the United States 1870 - USS Mohican burns Mexican pirate ship Forward 1898
Make an Auditor Happy: Keep your files tidy and your papers dirty
File names are important when it comes to compliance auditing of safety management systems and document control. Attaching reports and sending via email, once a costly proposition, is now an effective and quick means to get data from the ship to the office in a much timelier and trackable way. But, have you thought about how to name these files so that once they’ve all been received they’re easily sorted and retrieved, both in the office and onboard?
Southern African Shipyard Eyes Nigeria
According to a report from the Daily Independent, a delegation of Southern African Shipyard (SAS), the biggest shipbuilding firm in South Africa wishing to establish a shipyard in Nigeria…
CG Accepts New Rescue 21 System in Charleston
The Coast Guard formally accepted and introduced its new Rescue 21 advanced communications system at a ceremony aboard Coast Guard Sector Charleston Monday, June 14.
Charleston, One Stowaway Dead, Two Detained
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a news release stating that during unloading of a ship that had arrived in Charleston from the Dominican Republic…
Rickmers-Linie Wins Best Shipping Line Again
For the second time in a row, Rickmers-Linie, the breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo specialist headquartered in Hamburg, won the category Best Shipping Line - Project Cargo in the annual Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA). In a gala dinner held on 10 June 2010 at the Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel, Dirk Wittkowski, Senior Representative of Rickmers-Linie in China, accepted the award from Caesar Yiu…
NIC Interactive Map of Spill Response
The National Incident Command (NIC) has developed an Interactive Map of the response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. It provides near-real time data on trajectory…