Costa Rica Coast Guard Repowers
Built by Swift Ships of Morgan City Louisiana in 1978, the Guardacostas Costa Rica patrol boat Punta Burica has recently been repowered. After three decades of work, the boat, like others in her class remains a valuable asset to the coast guard. The force owns several vessels of this class. In the first of what could become an ongoing project, the Punta Burica has been repowered with a pair of new Cummins QSK19-M engines replacing a pair of MTUs.
Keppel Delivers 2nd Pipelay Vessel to Global Industries
Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine), the specialised shipbuilding arm of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), is on track to deliver Global 1201…
Horizon Lines Covenant Relief Aiding Refinancing Effort
Horizon Lines, Inc. (NYSE: HRZ) announced that it has reached an agreement with its bank group to amend its credit facility. The amendment relaxes compliance under…
USCG Sector N. New England Change of Command
Sector Northern New England color guard members conclude the change of command ceremony for Capt. James McPherson and Capt. Christopher Roberge at Cape Elizabeth Middle School Friday, June 24, 2011. Rear Adm. Daniel Neptun, commander of the 1st Coast Guard District, presided over the ceremony. The change of command is a time-honored tradition that ensures the continuity of command. The ceremony marks the transfer of total responsibility…
Third Conversion Contract for Keystone Shipping Services
TTS Marine AB received a contract to fabricate a new slewing stern ramp and weathertight stern door for the third Cape R ship owned by the U.S. Maritime Administration.
Steelways Launches Ferry Landing
Construction of a 35’ x 75’ barge anchored with four spud piles. Installation of two bowloader ramps and a gangway to the existing pier as well as installation of four monopoles with donut fenders.
Lott and Bergeron Join AMPOL
American Pollution Control Corp. (AMPOL), an oil spill response and environmental solutions provider, has named Kevin Bergeron and Jeremy Lott Insulation Specialists, announced CEO Kirk Headley. Bergeron and Lott will both be based out of AMPOL’s New Iberia facility. Their responsibilities will include insulation preparation, installation and service. Combined, the two men bring more than 42 years of experience to AMPOL.
Canadian Government Supports Shell CCS Project
Shell announced on Friday that it had signed agreements with the Governments of Alberta and Canada to secure $865 million in funding for its Quest Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project.
Tidewater Inc. Not Implicated in Government Sanctions
Tidewater Inc. announced that it is not affiliated with Tidewater Middle East Co. (or any of its affiliates) of Iran, which were the target of new U.S. Government…
Topaz Signs $160 Million Contracts
Topaz Energy and Marine, an oilfield services group, has recently signed long-term vessel support contracts with prominent clients totaling $160 million. Topaz’s cable-lay vessel…
ClassNK Invests in Japan Marine Science
ClassNK announced that it had reached an agreement to establish a capital tie-up with Japan Marine Science Inc. at a meeting in Tokyo today. The tie-up agreement…
Cargotec to Deliver RoRo Equipment
In June, Cargotec signed a contract with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd in South Korea to deliver MacGregor RoRo equipment for four deepsea ConRo vessels to be built for a Saudi Arabian owner.
MOL Orders New Containerships
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) today announced a decision to order two containerships (8,600 TEU) from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., with delivery slated for 2013.
Global Industries to Take Delivery of Global 1201
Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine), the specialized shipbuilding arm of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), is on track to deliver GLOBAL 1201, the second new generation derrick pipelay vessel to Global Industries Ltd (Global Industries) safely, on time and within budget. Keppel Singmarine was awarded a S$50,000 (over $40,000) bonus from Global Industries for achieving zero-incidents during the construction of this 162 meter-long double-hull vessel.
OW Bunker Launches Free iPhone App
OW Bunker, a supplier and trader of marine fuel, has announced the launch of a free application for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. This app, the first ever from…
Endeavour Energy Awards Contract to Technip
Endeavour Energy UK Ltd, a subsidiary of Endeavour International Corporation, awarded Technip an EPCI(1) lump sum contract, worth around $111 million, for the East…
NOL Group Signs Contracts for Containerships
NOL Group confirmed it has signed contracts with Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co., Ltd to build 12 new container vessels…
Shell selects Endress+Hauser
Endress+Hauser will supply Shell with process measurement instruments, engineering and associated services. Both companies signed an Enterprise Framework Agreement…
Offshore: Baker Hughes Awards EBDG Contract
Seattle-based Elliott Bay Design Group, through its New Orleans office, was selected by Baker Hughes to provide the owner's design of the Blue Tarpon a state-of-the-art well stimulation vessel. EBDG was contracted to integrate Baker Hughes' stimulation equipment into a hull under construction at North American Shipbuilding in Larose, LA. The Blue Tarpon was delivered in Houston on June 9. Working with Baker Hughes…
Lloyd's Register New Regional HQ, Houston
Lloyd’s Register Americas, Inc. has moved its Houston-area operations to a new regional headquarters to capitalise on the growing opportunities arising from the new regulatory regime in the Gulf…