This Day in Coast Guard History – July 23
1836- Seminole Indians attacked and burned the Cape Florida lighthouse during the Second Seminole War. 1947- Congress approved Public Law 219 which provided for…
This Day in Naval History – July 23
1947 - First Navy all jet squadron (VF-17A) receives its first aircraft (FH). 1948 - USS Putnum (DD-757) evacuates U.N. team from Haifa, Israel and becomes first U.S. Navy ship to fly the U.N. flag.
Obituary: Tom Katica, ZF Marine Group
It is with sadness that the ZF Marine Group recognizes the passing of Thomas P. “Tom” Katica, our colleague and long time Account Manager for the Western Region.
Oil Majors to Invest $1B in GOM Oil Containment System
Today four oil majors – Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and Shell – announced a plan to build and deploy a rapid response system that will be available to capture and contain oil in the event of a potential future underwater well blowout in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Significantly, the companies have already committed $1 billion to fund the initial costs of the system, and the four will form a non-profit organization…
Two More High-Bollard-Pull Ocean Tugs for Crowley
Crowley Maritime Corporation's vessel construction boom is continuing with its recent order of two additional high-bollard-pull Ocean Class tugboats from Bollinger Shipyards.
GAC Appoints Arrieta President
The recently established GAC Energy and Marine Services LLC (GEMS), a subsidiary of the GAC Shipping (USA) Inc., has appointed Carlos Arrieta as its new President to drive the growth of its integrated logistics services for the oil, gas, marine and mining sectors. Located in the new Central Green development close to Houston International Airport, the GEMS facility provides 65,000 square feet of covered warehousing space and 40,000 square feet of open air storage.
CG Photo: Oil Skimming
Crewmembers monitor the oil skimming set-up aboard Coast Guard Cutter Walnut, a 225-ft sea-going buoy tender based in Honolulu, while Coast Guard Cutter Resolute stands off nearby. The Walnut is skimming oil near the BP oil spill site after transiting the Panama Canal. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class John Masson.
Dalian Shipbuilding Orders OceanSaver
OceanSaver announced that Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) has ordered ballast water management (BWM) systems for six VLCCs thus lifting the company’s order book to approximately $44.6m.
Vantage to Manage Construction of the Dalian Developer
Vantage Drilling Company announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to supervise and manage the construction and marketing of the Ultra-deepwater Drillship/FPSO…
USCG Lessons Learned: Proper Maintenance
A partial propulsion failure occurring on a commercial vessel can result in significant injury and damage when the movement of the vessel is unchecked and an allision or collision occurs.
OilDam Approved for Initial Deployment to Oil Spill
TIE Technologies, Inc. and Geocomp Corporation announced that the British Petroleum PLC Houston Command Team and the U.S. Coast Guard approved initial deployment…
ASC Chosen for North Sea Platform
Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) of Vancouver, Canada announced the installation of its Autoload onboard stability software on Gjøa, one of the largest projects in the North Sea today.
Broker’s Take on Yangzijiang Shipbuilding
According to a July 21 report from The Business Times, citing DMG & Partners Research, Yangzijiang Shipbuilding won $234m worth of new contracts in Q2, boosting year-to-date contract wins to $430m…
This Day in Coast Guard History – July 22
1881- A young man named Joseph Ryan, of Buffalo, New York, while bathing off the lighthouse pier at that place, was seized with cramps and sunk. One of the surfmen belonging to Station No.
This Day in Naval History – July 22
1802 - Frigate Constellation defeats 9 Corsair gunboats off Tripoli. 1905 - Body of John Paul Jones moved to Annapolis, MD for reburial. 1953 - U.S. 1964 - Four Navy Divers (LCDR Robert Thompson…
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.