First Deepwater Permit to Meet New Standards in GOM
On Feb. 28, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) approved the first deepwater drilling permit since the Deepwater Horizon explosion and resulting oil spill.
Horizon Delivers M/V Capt. Kirby Dupuis
Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, Ala., has delivered the M/V Capt. Kirby Dupuis to Florida Marine Transporters of Mandeville, La. She joins her sister ship, the M/V Capt. W. D. Nunley in pushing cargoes throughout the inland waterways of the United States. The M/V Capt. Kirby Dupuis, designed by John Gilbert, is a 120 ft long by 35 ft wide, 10 ft draft, towboat vessel that is four-decked and is outfitted for service in areas restricted to overhead clearances and draft limitations.
MV Izumi Released by Pirates
The MV Izumi, which was pirated on 10 October 2010, was released from pirate control on 25 February. The Panama-flagged vessel and her Filipino crew of 20 are believed to be making for a safe port. There is no information on the condition of the vessel or the crew.
MV Dover Pirated in North Arabian Sea
At approximately 0600Z on 28 February, the Bulk Cargo Carrier MV Dover was pirated approximately 260 nautical miles North East of Salalah in the North Arabian Sea.
Measutronics Opens Office in Seattle
Measutronics Corporation has opened a new office in Seattle, Wash. Headquartered in Lakeland, Fla., Measutronics specializes in the integration and sales of positioning…
PPG Protective & Marine Coatings Price Increases
PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) protective and marine coatings (PMC) business announced that it is raising prices globally, as permissible by contract. “As economies recover from the global recession…
IMO Commends KPI Project
The International Maritime Organisation has commended InterManager for its work to introduce an industry-wide standard measurement tool, known as the KPI Project.
Harry Ward Joins The McLean Group
The McLean Group middle market investment bank announced that Harry Ward has joined its team and will lead its Marine Transportation and Logistics practice. With a strong background in U.S. and European marine equipment markets, Harry is well-positioned as a specialist in private maritime M&A transactions. Harry is a former U.S. Navy helicopter pilot and is based in Norfolk, Va.
B&G Zeus Multifunction Display System Wins Award
B&G announced that its new multifunction navigation display, Zeus, received the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Award at the 70th Annual Miami International Boat Show.
London Club Warning on Fi-Fi Preparedness
The London P&I Club said the response to two recent onboard cargo fires has highlighted the value of both fire-fighting training and realistic shipboard drills for ships’ crews.
Sinopacific Shipbuilding & Corporate Social Responsibility
Sinopacific said it believes Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) means clinging to the business ethics which includes clinging to lawful business operation, advocating product safety…
Surging Commodity Prices Drive up Coating Costs
International Paint Ltd. is set to initiate product price rises in response to spiraling global raw material costs. “During 2010 the cost of raw materials critical…
Boxrunner, A New Straddle Carrier from Konecranes
The new Boxrunner straddle carrier from Konecranes is the flexible link between ship-to-shore cranes and automated yard cranes. Konecranes Boxrunner straddle carrier offers container handling performance to two distinct container handling operations. The first is represented by large container terminal operators that are adopting automation technology for greater efficiency. The second is represented…
Main Mast Installation, USS Theodore Roosevelt
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) completed a significant work performance milestone on the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) with the installation of the final section of the ship's main mast. The carrier is undergoing a refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) at the company's Shipbuilding sector in Newport News, Va., the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers.
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - February 28
1867- As ordered by the Treasury Department, each officer of Revenue Cutter Service, while on duty, was entitled to one Navy ration per day. 1871- Congress passed 16 Stat.
This Day in U.S. Naval History - February 28
1844 - Explosion of Peacemaker, experimental 14 inch gun, on board USS Princeton. 1893 - Launching of USS Indiana (BB-1), first true battleship in U.S. Navy. 1959…
Programme Package For Indian Shipbuilding Industry
“SMM India 2011 not only provides an international platform for leading-edge maritime technologies and innovation; it also brings together the key decision makers and stakeholders from the maritime sector, especially the shipbuilding industry,” said Mr. G.K. Vasan, Hon’ble Minister of Shipping, Government of India, in his good will message in the run-up to the second SMM India in Mumbai (the inaugural SMM India was in 2009).
Nordic Tankers A/S - Changes In Share Capital And Votes
Published via NASDAQ OMX on 28 February 2011 Pursuant to section 6 of Executive Order no. 1273 of 16 December 2008 on issuer’s disclosure obligations, it is hereby announced that at the end of February 2011 the total share capital of Nordic Tankers A/S amounts to DKK 37,764,888 distributed on 37,764,888 shares with a nominal value of DKK 1, and corresponding to 37,764,888 votes. The updated articles of association were made public in company announcement No. 5/2011 of 14 February 2011.
ZF Marine LLC Announces Personnel Changes
Roland “Bubba” Benoit – Account Manager, Commercial Craft. Roland’s years of experience as a technician with ZF Marine at our St. Rose, La. facility will serve him…
CMA CGM Reports Excellent Performance in 2010
The Board of Directors of France-based CMA CGM, the world’s third largest container shipping group, met under the chairmanship of Jacques R. Saadé to review the…