BOEMRE Issues New Guidance for Deepwater Drillers
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today issued additional guidance regarding the steps required of operators to resume deepwater activity.
MRG Acquires Cook Inlet Tug & Barge
Marine Resources Group (MRG), a family of companies that operate tug and barge fleets throughout the United States, is expanding into the Alaska harbor services business.
This Day in U.S. Naval History – December 15
1943 - Bureau of Naval Personnel Circular Letter on non-discrimination in Navy V-12 program. 1944 - Congress appoints first three of four Fleet Admirals. 1965 -…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – December 15
1846-Revenue Captain Alexander Fraser protested in a report to Congress against "unjust imputations" made against the Service for its involvement in the failure of the first steam cutters.
U.S. Navy Urges Senate to Approve LCS Plan
According to a Dec. 14 report from Reuters, four top U.S. Navy officials appeared at a hastily arranged Senate hearing to press for approval of a $9.8b plan to buy…
Coast Guard Great Lakes Ice Breaking Ops Begin Early
The U.S. Coast Guard commenced Operation Coal Shovel Dec. 15 after colder temperatures caused a rapid development of ice in the eastern Great Lakes. Originally scheduled to begin Dec. 17, Operation Coal Shovel is the ice breaking operation for the southern part of Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair/Detroit River systems, and lakes Erie and Ontario. As the 2010-2011 Operation Coal Shovel begins, U.S.
Tug Sinks, Spills 800 gal in Saginaw River
According to a Dec. 14 report from the Chicago Tribune, the U.S. Coast Guard said a tug boat sank in the icy Saginaw River at Bay City, spilling 800 gallons of diesel fuel.
Korean Shipbuilders Win Major Orders
According to a Dec.
Putin Visits Shipbuilder, Looks at Nuclear Sub
According to a report from Murmansk & Shtokman News, on Dec. 13, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited the Sevmash shipbuilding company and took a look at the nuclear…
China's Nov. Shipbuilding Up 20%
According to a Dec. 14 report from Platts, China completed shipbuilding work totaling 56.76 million dwt over January-November this year, up 55.4% year on year, data…
Wärtsilä Joins Sustainable Shipping Initiative
Wärtsilä has joined the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), a program initiated by Forum for the Future. The initiative brings together the industry's leading…
Senator Levin Backs U.S. Navy Plan for LCSs
According to a report from Bloomberg, Senator Carl Levin, the Michigan Democrat who heads the Armed Services Committee, supported the U.S. Navy’s plan to buy Littoral Combat Ships from two teams of contractors instead of picking a single supplier. On Dec. 14, Levin commented in Washington at the start of a committee hearing. (Source: Bloomberg)
Schottel Appoints EastProject Italy Sales Partner
Schottel, designer and producer of azimuthing propulsion and manoeuvring systems, and conventional propulsion units up to 30 MW, has announced the appointment of EastProjects r.l.
TEN Wins Shuttle Tanker Contract
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN) (NYSE: TNP or the “Company”) today announced two 15-year time charters with a national oil major for two DP2 Suezmax shuttle tankers with delivery within 2012.
McCain Wants Delay for LCS Deal
According to a Dec. 15 report from the Green Bay Press Gazette, Sen. John McCain pushed for a delay in Senate approval of a U.S. Navy plan to buy 20 ships — 10 of…
New Columbia Class Tug for Shaver Transportation
Power will be provided by two high-speed MTV/Detroit Diesel 16V4000 M61 main engines, each rated 2,680 bhp at 1,800 rpm. Each engine drives a Schottel SRP1215 360° azimuthing thruster with 94.5 inch diameter fixed pitch propeller. Ship‐docking will be performed by a heavy duty Hawser winch from Markey Machinery, model no. DEPCF‐48, with a 50‐hp electric motor. The winch will be fit with 400 ft of 9-inch circumference Spectra/Plasma line in eight layers and will have a brake capacity of 400…
This Day in U.S. Naval History – December 16
1821 - LT Robert F. Stockton and Dr. Eli Ayers, a naval surgeon and member of American Colonizing Society, induce a local African king to sell territory for a colony…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – December 16
1897-The Overland Expedition, consisting of three officers from the Revenue Cutter Service, departed from the cutter Bear off Nunivak Island to rescue 300 whalers trapped in the ice at Point Barrow…
Crowley Expands at Port Everglades
Crowley Liner Services is expanding at Port Everglades with a new 10-year terminal lease that calls for additional acreage and increased container guarantees. "Crowley Liner Services is a success story for the Southport area, which was expanded in 1997 when Broward County purchased additional acreage for container handling," said Port Everglades Director Phil Allen. The terms of the new lease call for increasing Crowley's terminal from 68.2 to 80 acres.
Retail Container Traffic to Increase 9% for December
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to be up nine percent in December over the same month last year, and 2010 should end…