Report: Americans Demand More Energy
The lack of a national energy policy has severe consequences for the American economy now and in the future, and a new report shows exactly how high energy costs…
USCG Photo: Barge Remains after Tug Sinks
Kodiak, Alaska - A Coast Guard Air Station HC-130 Hercules airplane crew conducted an overflight June 27, 2011, of a barge that was being towed by the tug Aries. The tug Aries had four crew aboard when it started taking on water 109 miles east of St. Paul Island June 26, 2011, and sank shortly afterward. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Kodiak.
LCS to Modernize Six Barges
The Lifecycle Services (LCS) unit of STX Finland has entered an agreement for push barge fleet modernization on April 29 with Aspo Group member ESL Shipping. The…
ASA Member Refloats Tanker on Mississippi
On June 13, a member of the American Salvage Association (ASA) responded to grounded vessel in the Mississippi River just above Cubit’s Gap, about 10 miles below Venice, Louisiana.
KJ Radio Orders AMOS Shipdex Suite
SpecTec Group and their partner CORENA, a S1000D software and implementation service, announced today that they have signed a strategic contract with Korea based KJ Radio for the AMOS Shipdex Suite.
Hanjin Union Ends 190-Day Strike
According to a report from The Chosun Ilbo, the labor union of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction's shipbuilding unit agreed on June 27 to end a strike that has lasted for over six months.
New Two-Stroke Licensee for MAN Diesel & Turbo
On June 15, MAN Diesel & Turbo added another two-stroke licensee to its roster at a signing ceremony in China with CSSC Guangzhou Marine Engine Co. Ltd. (GMD). An off-shoot of the state-owned CSSC Group, GMD is based close to the major Chinese city of Guangzhou and the special administrative region of Hong Kong, and has undertaken to produce 3 million hp of engines in an initial building period. Construction…
Offshore Solutions Welcomes Waterstreet
Offshore Solutions B.V. (OSBV), the joint venture between AMEC and Cofely Nederland N.V., has appointed Andy Waterstreet as engineering and projects manager. Waterstreet joins the company from the Dutch electro-technical installation company Croon Elektrotechniek B.V., where he was a senior project manager in the marine and offshore division. With more than 20 years’ experience in the industry and a ten-year career in the Royal Navy…
B.C. Invests in Shipbuilding Education
According to a report from CBC News, the B.C. government is pouring $550,000 into a shipbuilding training centre at Camosun College in Saanich. The centre will help…
Royal Navy of Oman: New Ship Launched
The last of three corvettes under construction by BAE Systems for the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) was formally named in a launching ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base today. Employees and guests, including senior representatives from the RNO and UK Royal Navy, gathered at the naval base to watch Lt General Hassan Mohsin Al Sharaiqi, Inspector General of the Police and Customs of the Sultanate of Oman, formally name the RNO’s newest vessel, Al Rasikh.
Chattanooga: Barge Lawsuit in Court
According to a report from the Times Free Press, attorneys meet on June 29 with a federal judge on a year-old case in which a barge and a fishing boat collided,…
S-E-A Names Karentz Senior Maritime Consultant
Captain Christopher Karentz has joined S-E-A, Ltd. (S-E-A) as a Senior Maritime Consultant. He is based in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale, Florida office. Captain Karentz complements S-E-A’s existing staff of marine investigators and enhances the “Marine and Energy Group” with his 30 plus years of maritime experience in vessel operations, vessel management, regulatory compliance and marine engineering.
Oil Tankers Booked Off US Gulf For Storage
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, two oil tankers have been booked for use as floating storage vessels off the U.S. Gulf Coast this month, shipping…
CGGVeritas Signs Charter Agreement with BOURBON
BOURBON has announced the signing of a five-year marine charter agreement with CGGVeritas for six new seismic support and assistance vessels that will be delivered at the end of 2012.
NOAA, Navy Survey of Civil War Shipwrecks
NOAA and the U.S. Navy embarked today on a two-day research expedition to survey the condition of two sunken Civil War vessels that have rested on the seafloor of the James River in Hampton Roads…
Israeli Navy to Block Gaza-Bound Flotilla
According to a report from UPI.com, Israeli military forces were told on June 27 to be firm in blocking a Gaza-bound flotilla while exercising restraint to avoid injuries, Israeli leaders said.
BMT to Offer Three-Day Course
BMT Fleet Technology will be offering a 3-day workshop on fatigue and fracture analysis for marine structures. The workshop will be held from October 25-27, 2011, at the ABS Auditorium in Houston, TX.
GPA Announces New Appointments, Financial Growth
The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has re-elected Alec L. Poitevint, II, of Bainbridge to serve a second term as Chairman of the Board.
Wagenborg's Engelsman Supports North P&I Club
The "A" rated North P&I club is at the top table of P&I clubs in terms of financial strength according to chairman Albert Engelsman of Dutch shipping group Wagenborg. Engelsman confirmed that the club’s focus on quality and prudent underwriting had given it, "immense financial strength." He highlighted the fact that free reserves reached a record $312 million at renewal, premium income is projected…
Seanergy Enters Three Time Charters
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. announced today that it has entered into new time charter agreements for one of its Panamax vessels and two of its Capesize vessels.