St. Lawrence Seaway Reopens After Ship Grounding
On March 31, tugboats freed the Liberian-registered BBC Steinhoelft that grounded in the St. Lawrence Seaway, shutting down the seaway along the U.S.-Canada border for several hours.
Signal Wins $47M Contract for ATB
Signal International has been awarded a $47M contract by Kirby Ocean Transport Company of Houston, Texas, to build an articulated tug/barge (AT/B) unit with an option for an additional unit.
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - April 1
1897- Federal Civil Service rules were applied to Life-Saving Service (under Executive Order May 6, 1896). 1916-The official birthday of Coast Guard aviation. On this date LT Elmer F.
This Day in U.S. Naval History - April 1
1893 - Navy General Order 409 of 25 February 1893 establishes the rate of Chief Petty Officer as of this date. 1917 - Boatswain's Mate 1/c John I. Eopolucci, a Naval…
New Coatings Technology for Chemical Tankers
International Paint has introduced Interline9001, a new Bimodal Epoxy coating for the cargo tanks of chemical tankers. With enhanced cargo resistance, zero absorption for many cargoes and fewer cycling restrictions, Interline9001 simplifies the carriage of a wide range of liquid cargoes, optimizing vessel earning potential. Modern chemical tankers of IMO Ship type I, II and III are designed and equipped…
Mojaweb, RAstar 3900 Fire-Fighting Tug
When is a fireboat a tug? When is a tug a fireboat? The fitting of fire-fighting capacity on harbour tugs is very common, but typically those installations are limited to up to the capacity of the Class Society Fi-Fi 1 designations with a total pump capacity of 2,400 m3/hour. However when an Owner requires a major terminal support tug with significant towing and ship-handling capabilities, AND a Fire-Fighting II capability of 8…
BOEMRE, Oregon Form Offshore Renewable Energy Task Force
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) is holding its first offshore renewable energy task force meeting with the state of Oregon.
Signet Maritime Completes Rig Moves
Signet Maritime Corporation announced the successful completion of transportation, delivery and loadout of two mat supported Jackup rigs. Signet provided full turnkey operations for the movement of the Rubicone H-191 from Sabine, Texas to Kiewit Offshore Services, Ingleside, Texas. The MV Signet Enterprise with 4,400BHP, 62.6MT Bollard pull ahead, 53.5MT bollard pull astern and the MV Signet Intrepid with 4…
Grand Alliance, ZIM & HMM Jointly Announce New SCE2 Service
Grand Alliance members Hapag-Lloyd (HL), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), along with Partner ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd (ZIM) are pleased to jointly announce the new co-operation with Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) within the Trans-Pacific All Water sector. The South China East Coast Express 2 (SCE2) will be launched on 12th May 2011, in conjunction with the enhancement of the established South China East Coast Express (SCE)…
Austal USA Breaks Ground On Three New Facilities
Austal USA held a combined groundbreaking ceremony today, to celebrate the start of work on three new facilities including Phase 2 of the Modular Manufacturing Facility (MMF); a new office complex; and an additional waterfront Assembly Bay. The ceremony was held at Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, where construction is underway on the U.S. Navy’s Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program and the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) program.
Keppel Group Releases Dates for First Quarter 2011 Financial Results
The Keppel Group of Companies is pleased to announce its first quarter 2011 financial results on the following dates: * K-Green Trust on 14 April 2011 * K-REIT Asia on 14 April 2011 * Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd on 18 April 2011 * Keppel Land Limited on 19 April 2011 * Keppel Corporation Limited on 20 April 2011 This notice will be updated should there be any amendments Source: Keppel Group
UAESA Reverses Decision on Armed Security Teams
The tragic loss of life on board the S/V Quest last week, which saw four American citizens die at the hands of Somali pirates, has once again raised the issue of the use of force into the headlines. The killings come as the shipping industry reconsiders its position on the presence of weapons on board vessels, with the UAE Shipping Association (UAESA) reversing their decision against the use of private security guards aboard commercial vessels.
Major Oil Discovery In The Barents Sea
Statoil, along with partners Eni Norway and Petoro, has made a significant oil discovery on the Skrugard prospect in the Barents Sea. The breakthrough discovery is one of the most important finds on the Norwegian continental shelf in the last decade. Statoil and its partners are in the process of concluding drilling operations on the Skrugard prospect, which is located approximately 100 kilometres north of the Snøhvit gas field in the Barents Sea.