Bill Reintroduces to Permanently Ban North Coast Drilling
On Jan 11, Congressman Mike Thompson (D-North Coast) reintroduced legislation that would permanently prohibit oil and gas drilling off the coasts of Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte Counties.
MVeP Phase 2 Seeks Authors
The Marine Vessel Environmental Performance (MVeP) Assessment was presented November 4th, 2010 at the SNAME Annual Meeting. This is the work of SNAME T&R Panel EV-10 previously Ad-hoc Panel 19.
NOIA President on National Oil Spill Commission’s Final Report
“The lengthy report and its numerous recommendations will certainly provide ample fodder for all those interested in offshore drilling for months to come. The Commission…
Prelube Pumps Extend Engine Life
It is no revelation that maximizing equipment life directly impacts the bottom line. When it comes to profitability, every dollar saved on equipment maintenance is a dollar earned.
Gilliam VP Crowley Sales & Chartering, Petroleum Services
Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Tucker Gilliam has been promoted to vice president of sales and chartering for Crowley's petroleum services team. He will remain domiciled in the company's Jacksonville office and report to Rob Grune, senior vice president and general manager, petroleum services. In his new role, Gilliam is responsible for the planning and direction of sales and chartering initiatives…
Bureau Veritas Guidance, Floating Offshore Wind Turbines
International classification society Bureau Veritas has issued guidelines for the Classification and Certification of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines. The guidelines…
Nickless VP Crowley Finance & Planning, Shipping & Logistics
Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that David Nickless has been promoted to vice president of finance and planning for Crowley's shipping and logistics business line. He will remain domiciled in the company's Jacksonville office and report to Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, logistics. In his new position he will support Crowley's liner and logistics business units, and be responsible for leading their finance and accounting functions and strategic business planning.
Cutrona, Former Director of NASSTRAC, Passes
Joseph F. H. Cutrona, former executive director of NASSTRAC (the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council) from 1978-1998, died Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2010 at his home in Naples, Fla.
National Oil Spill Commission Releases Final Report
“On May 22, 2010, President Barack Obama announced the creation of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling: an independent…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – January 12
1850- The wreck of Ayrshire on Squan Beach N.J. 201 of 202 persons on board were saved by the life car. First use of the life car in the U.S. 1923- Title "Commandant"…
This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 12
1813 - US Frigate Chesapeake captures British Volunteer 1848 - Attack on Sloop Lexington, San Blas, Mexico 1953 - Landings tested on board USS Antietam, first angled deck carrier (Source: Nav