Noble Closes Acquisition of Frontier Drilling
Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) announced that it has closed its acquisition of FDR Holdings Limited (Frontier). The acquisition of Frontier, formerly an independent drilling company…
HB Rentals First Nicaraguan Project
Accommodations specialist, HB Rentals, a Superior Energy Services company, has delivered three skid units to San Jacinto Tizate, Nicaragua, for Thermasource Inc.…
Baker Joins Bisso Marine
Bisso Marine, provider of energy and maritime support services, announced the addition of John C. Baker as director of Quality and Compliance. Baker directs and manages the company’s ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System and AWO RCP Safety Management System, including procedural development and auditing for compliance. Before joining BISSO MARINE, Baker served as manager of Corporate Quality and Compliance for Kirby Corporation…
Resolve Marine Offers OPA-90 Guidance
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, July 27, 2010 - Resolve Marine Group and Five Oceans Salvage presented the new United States’ OPA-90 regulations governing all tank vessels entering U.S. waters, on July 14, 2010 in Athens, Greece. Tanker and cargo ship owners, representatives and managers attended a reception hosted by Athens based Five Oceans Salvage and a presentation by Resolve Marine Group, a U.S. based salvage and marine firefighting company…
This Day in Coast Guard History – July 29
1898- The Revenue Cutter Bear took 97 survivors of whaling vessels, who had been caught in Arctic ice and rescued by the Overland Expedition, and transported them to San Francisco.
This Day in Naval History – July 29
1846 - Sailors and Marines from U.S. 1918 - Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. 1945 - U.S. warships bombard Hamamatsu, Japan. 1967 - Fire on board USS Forrestal…
Ocean Emperor Drifts toward Great Barrier Reef
As of July 27, 11.45 a.m., the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is coordinating a maritime casualty response in the Coral Sea for the fully loaded bulk coal carrier Ocean Emperor…
U.S. Coast Guard Responds to Wellhead Allision
The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating an allision between a towing vessel and a wellhead in the Barataria Waterway at approximately 1 a.m., July 27. The tug vessel Pere Ana C, pushing the dredge barge Captain Buford Berry, allided with the wellhead while it transited the Barataria Waterway. The wellhead is currently emanating oil and natural gas into Barataria Bay. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans issued a Broadcast Notice to Mariners that a report of oil release was detected.
Collision on Mississippi River, Pollution Incident
The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a report of acrylonitrile in the Mississippi River, near mile marker 775.5, one mile north of the Hachie River inlet. At approximately 9 p.m.…
Huisman Delivers Crane to Deep Water Construction Vessel
Huisman and Heerema Offshore Services signed a Letter of Intent for the delivery of all mission equipment onboard Heerema’s new Deep Water Construction Vessel. Huisman will design, construct and install a 4,000mt Offshore Mast Crane and a pipelay tower for both J-lay and Reel-lay operations in ultra deep water. Installation of equipment is scheduled for 2012/2013, partly at the DSME yard in South Korea and partly at the Huisman quay in Schiedam, The Netherlands.
CMA CGM Takes Delivery of CMA CGM Leo
The CMA CGM Group announced the delivery in South Korea of the CMA CGM Leo (11,400 TEU). Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyards, the CMA CGM Leo is the fifth of a series of 12 vessels of 11…
Multraship Rescues Coaster Holed by Fishing Vessel
Dutch Towage and salvage specialist Multraship has successfully brought the 1,258 dwt, St Vincent & Grenadine-flag general cargo vessel Janina to safety after it was holed by a fishing vessel while at anchor at Buitenbanken, near Rotterdam. The fishing vessel GO 27 collided with the Janina in the early hours of July 26, resulting in a crack in the ship’s hull on the starboard side, leading to immediate flooding of the engine room, from where the water ingressed into the ship’s accommodation.
Campbell Joins Bisso Marine
Bisso Marine, a premier provider of energy and maritime support services, announced the addition of Joe Campbell as general manager of Diving and Subsea Services. In his new position, Campbell manages all aspects of diving safety and diving operations for the company. Before joining Bisso Marine, Campbell served as director of projects for Crossmar Inc., overseeing all subsea construction projects. From 1995 to 2008, Campbell worked with Cal Dive International.
Cummings Recognizes 100th Anniversary of USCG Academy
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) managed the passage of H.Con.Res. 258, Congratulating the Commandant of the Coast Guard and the Superintendent of the Coast…
Obama Signs Cruise Ship Safety Bill
According to a July 28 report from the Los Angeles Times, in response to a series of high-profile assaults and disappearances on cruise ships in recent years, President…
Naval Engineering Education Center Kick Off
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) celebrated the kick off of the Naval Engineering Education Center (NEEC), launching a three-day conference at the University of Michigan, July 26-28.
Navios Maritime Partners Results for Q2 2010
Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE: NMM), an owner and operator of dry cargo vessels, reported its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2010.
This Day in Coast Guard History – July 28
1884- The Senate approved the appointment of Captain Jarvis Patten as Commissioner of Navigation to direct the work of the organization of the Bureau of Navigation…
This Day in Naval History – July 28
1916 - Navy establishes a Code and Signal Section which initially worked against German ciphers and tested the security of communications during U.S. naval training maneuvers.
Iranian Shipyard Karoon Signs New Contract
Karoon Shipyard, as one of the Iranian private companies in shipbuilding and repair, has won its first new project in New Year. According to a report, Vice President Mahmood Rastkar declared on that…