This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 20
1903 - Theordore Roosevelt issues Executive Order placing Midway Islands under jurisdiction of the Navy Department. 1914 - School for naval air training opens in Pensacola, FL.
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – January 20
1914- International Ice Patrol Convention signed. 1961- During his inaugural parade, President John F. Kennedy noticed that there were no African-Americans in the…
NOIA on Dept. of Interior’s New Offshore Energy Oversight Structure
“The industry has been asking for clarity and certainty. Today’s announcement may provide a bit more clarity, but seems to only add to the uncertainty. We now know…
TradeWinds Adds Tug to Fleet
TradeWinds Towing announced the addition of the former Seabulk tug "Challenger" to its fleet. This 3,800 bhp tug with nozzles is presently on an endurance tow to southern Chile. The Challenger and 300-ft x 100-ft heavy deck barge, Marmac 300, (in ballast) will come free in early February in southern Chile. This equipment is available to pick up cargo from the west coast of South, Central or North America. Tug Challenger will then come free in the U.S. Gulf in the first half of March.
Kvichak Delivers Skimmer to Portugal
Kvichak Marine Industries has recently delivered a 30-ft Rapid Response Oil Skimmer fitted with a Kvichak/Marco Pollution Control CL-1 Filterbelt oil recovery module to Administração do Porto de Sines (APS), Portugal. This is the second skimming vessel fitted with the Kvichak/Marco Filterbelt in the APS response fleet, the first was delivered in 1976 and is still in service. Construction of the skimmer was supervised at Kvichak Marine in Seattle by representatives of APS…
Harris Pye Group: No Swansea Dry Docks License
The news that the Harris Pye Group has failed in its attempt to renew the necessary license to develop and expand the Swansea Dry Docks for use for refurbishment…
Tanker Market Outlook: 2011–2015
According to a McQuilling Services Outlook report for 2011-2015, global economic recovery is underway, supported by robust emerging markets growth. Expectations…
Shipping Haisheng Orders Crude Oil Carrier
According to a Jan 19 report from CapitalVue News, China Shipping Haisheng’s wholly-controlled subsidiary, Shenzhen Sanding Oil Trading, ordered a 76,000-ton crude oil carrier for 384 million yuan…
Offshore Wind-Farm Maintenance Vessel Concept
Anglo-Dutch company Offshore Ship Designers has launched a new offshore wind farm maintenance vessel concept which will improve uptime of deepwater wind turbines and reduce maintenance costs and carbon emissions while offering a solution to the logistics problem of carrying out simultaneous multiple wind turbine maintenance. The Sea-Wind WMV vessel design is for a mother ship which would remain on…
Fernandez Joins HMS Global Maritime
HMS Global Maritime has hired Mark Fernandez as General Manager of the Oklahoma City River Transit operation. Fernandez will oversee and manage Oklahoma River Cruises’ three-vessel operation along the seven-mile stretch of the Oklahoma River. Each vessel carries up to 49 passengers on scheduled ferry service from the Meridian Landing, the newly added Exchange Terminal and Regatta Park, with charter services also available.
Joint Venture Company: Marine Accident & Risk Consultants
Two leading companies have come together in a joint venture company, Marine Accident & Risk Consultants (MARC), to provide a comprehensive suite of marine safety management consultancy services. MARC brings together the capabilities of ConsultISM Ltd - an independent organization specializing in the management of marine safety and control of operational risk, and RTI Ltd - specializing in accident investigation and risk management in the marine, aviation and other high risk industries.
Roymar Ship Management Joins Green Marine Program
Green Marine, a program aimed at improving the shipping industry’s environmental footprint, announced that New York-based Roymar Ship Management has become its newest participant.
Kongsberg, Vestfold University Simulator R&D
Kongsberg Maritime's simulation division and Vestfold University College has signed a framework agreement to further explore activities and projects of joint interest within research and development of maritime simulators from an innovation and human factor perspective. The agreement which was signed 22nd December 2010 comprises extensive R&D project plans and the use of an Interactive Simulator Laboratory (SIMSAM lab) at Vestfold University College, which will serve as a R&D facility.
Lamore World-Wide Oil Spill Response
The April 2010 Gulf of Mexico massive oil spill needed immediate external support, expertise, solutions and equipment to assist in the containment and clean-up efforts. Finnish based Lamor Corporation immediately set its action plans into motion and within 36 hours, through its global network, the company airlifted its arsenal of equipment and key personnel to the scene. The blown-out well on the ocean…
Update: BOEMRE Response to Natural Gas Leak in GOM
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) is continuing to oversee Apache Corp.’s source control efforts for a natural gas leak near East Cameron Block 278 Platform B.