Transocean Employees Focus of BP Spill Investigators
According to a July 21 report from Bloomberg, Transocean Ltd. employees onboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig when it exploded in the Gulf of Mexico have become the focus of a U.S.
Bad weather Could Delay BP Well Work Again
According to a Jul 21 report from Reuters, BP Plc could delay work to plug its Gulf of Mexico oil leak by up to 10 to 14 days if a northern Caribbean weather system…
NOL Group Orders New Container Ships
Global shipping and logistics company NOL Group announced an order for 10 new 8,400-TEU (twenty-foot-equivalent unit) container ships to be delivered in 2013 and 2014.
NSRP White Paper Solicitation
The NSRP Executive Control Board (ECB) invites the 10 NSRP Ship Production Panels to submit whitepapers to be considered for funding as NSRP Panel Projects. Submissions…
Hijacked UBT Ocean Released
On July 20, the hijacked merchant vessel UBT Ocean was released. The UBT Ocean, a Marshall Island flagged chemical tanker with a deadweight of 9,224 tonnes, was hijacked on March 5, 2010 approximately 300 nautical miles from Dar Es Salam. UBT Ocean has a crew of 21 and they are all from Myanmar/Burma.
AVRA Towage Adds to Fleet
With the July delivery of the tug Northwind, the Rotterdam-based firm Avra Towage is now operating a fleet of six tugs with a seventh under construction. Three of the company’s original five-boat fleet have Cummins main engines, so it was an easy choice to go with Cummins engines for the Northwind. However, where the others have 2,400 hp and 32 tons of bollard pull with a pair of 38-litre Cummins main engines (tugs South…
European Offshore Wind Claims Record Year
According to a July 20 report from www.europolitics.com, the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) claims 2010 will be a record year in terms of installations.
Halliburton Expects Leaner Days in Gulf
According to a July 19 report from the Houston Chronicle, despite a severe pullback in drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, Halliburton reported an 83% jump in profit and said it added 1…
VMT on IMO’s Recognition of Survival Craft Simulation
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved proposed changes to the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW ‘95) Convention at a Diplomatic Conference in Manila, Philippines. Acceptance of the amended STCW Convention and its associated Codes means simulators have been formally recognized as a suitable tool for survival craft training. Virtual Marine Technology, manufacturer of SurvivalQuestTM…
Chafe-Pro for Philadelphia Naval Reserve Fleet
Global Associates, Ltd, contractor for the U.S. Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, has selected FJORD, Inc. to supply its brand name Chafe-Pro chafing gear…
Statoil Awards Aibel Contract to Build Gudrun Deck
Statoil has awarded Aibel a contract to build the topsides for the Gudrun platform. The contract includes engineering, procurement, and construction of the platform deck and processing facility and mating with the steel jacket. The contract is worth about NOK 2.7 billion. “This award followed strong international competitive bidding,” said Terje Masdal, project director in Statoil. The topsides will be built with a process facility for partial treatment of oil and gas.
NOAA Fairweather Updates Arctic Charts
As Arctic ice recedes, countries are looking forward to faster, safer and more efficient sea routes across the top of the world. Responding to a request from the U.S. Navy, U.S.
The BOPstopper, by American Int’l Industries
American International Industries, Inc. announced that Subsea Oil Technologies, Inc., 50% owned by AMIN, has been assigned U.S. patent application number 12/822…
U.S. Approves Shallow-Water Well in Gulf
According to a July 20 report from The Wall Street Journal, the Obama administration has approved a permit to drill a new well in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico…
Donjon Towing and Transportation Projects on the Rise
Donjon Marine, Co., Inc., a global marine services provider based in New Jersey, has announced a number of marine transportation projects the company has been involved with over the last months.
This Day in Coast Guard History – July 21
1944-The attack and liberation of Guam commenced. Participating vessels included the Coast Guard tender CGC Tupelo and the Coast Guard-manned Navy warships included Cor Caroli…
This Day in Naval History – July 21
1823 - After pirate attack, LT David G. Farragut leads landing party to destroy pirate stronghold in Cuba. 1944 - Invasion and recapture of Guam begins. 1946 - In first U.S.