Excel Reports Strong 2Q
Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd, an owner and operator of dry bulk carriers and a provider of worldwide seaborne transportation services for dry bulk cargoes, has announced…
Swire Opens Corporate Office in Houston
Swire Oilfield Services, a provider of offshore cargo-carrying units and associated services, has officially opened its North American corporate office in Houston, TX. Located in one of the major oil capitals, the office will house the North American executive management and Houston commercial teams. It will also serve as the corporate hub for Swire’s North American operations as well as supporting other regions around the globe.
Soucie Takes Command of MSCEURAF
In a recent ceremony at Naval Support Activity Capodichino in Naples, Italy, Capt. Richard Soucie assumed command from Capt. James E. Tranoris of Military Sealift Command Europe and Africa (MSCEURAF), MSC’s Naples-based office. MSCEURAF is responsible for MSC ships operating in the European and African theaters and is dual-hatted as Commander, Task Force 63, coordinating and providing transportation and delivery of personnel…
SeeByte and BlueView Announce Partnership
SeeByte and BlueView Technologies have announced plans for advanced sonar analytics software technology to be licensed by SeeByte to BlueView. Bob Black, CEO at SeeByte…
Travelers Develops New Marine Construction Insurance Package
Whether building piers and docks, repairing bridges or retrofitting port facilities, construction contractors experienced in working along the waterfront are in demand.
OSX Brasil Announces New Operational Plan
OSX Brasil S.A., announced a new Plan of Activities, to be implemented by its subsidiary OSX Construção Naval S/A, for production of offshore oil and gas E&P equipment…
Indian Government Chooses RESOLVE for Salvage and Dredging Operation
Following an agreement between the Government of India and the Government of Sri Lanka, RESOLVE Salvage and Fire (Asia) Pte Ltd., a subsidiary of American-based RESOLVE Marine Group, Inc., has commenced the removal of six vessel wrecks that were sunk in Kankesanthurai Harbor (KKS) between 1994 and 1996 during the LTTE conflict. Situated on the northern coast of Sri Lanka, the harbor was badly damaged in the conflict and has since been closed.
Navy Week Draws Tourists to Port of Los Angeles
An estimated 42,600 visitors toured four military vessels as Navy Week at the Port of Los Angeles came to a close with the departure of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln on Monday. “We’d like to thank San Pedro, the Port of Los Angeles, the City Los Angeles and the thousands of visitors who participated in Navy Week,” said Commander Christopher Scholl. “We greatly appreciate the interest and enthusiasm this visit generated.
Island Offshore Chooses Rolls-Royce Propulsion Systems
Rolls-Royce recently won a £20 million (over $32.5 million) order to design and supply power and propulsion systems for two UT 776 CD supply vessels for Island Offshore. Island Offshore were the first to introduce the UT 776 CD ship, which is designed to transport supplies to and from offshore oil and gas platforms. These vessels are the ninth and tenth ordered by the operator to date. In addition to the ship design…
EU Funds Construction of BB Green Vessels
Under the 7th FRAMEWORK PROGRAM, EU is funding BB GREEN, an R&D project aiming at demonstrating feasibility of the first ever Air Supported Vessel (ASV) battery powered, fast commuter ferry.
Incat Crowther Designs Third Catamaran for Offshore Unlimited
Incat Crowther is designing a 35m Catamaran Work Boat for Offshore Unlimited. The vessel will be the third vessel resulting from the three-way partnership between builder Richardson Devine Marine, Incat Crowther and the operator. The three partners have already developed the 24m Catamaran Unlimited in 2008 and the 28m Limitless in 2010. This third vessel will benefit from the experience gained by the operator, designer and builder from these earlier vessels.
New Book on Legal Aspects of Bunkering
Petrospot Limited has recently published Legal Issues in Bunkering: An Introduction to the Law Relating to the Sale and Use of Marine Fuels: a new book by barrister and legal consultant Trevor Harrison. The book offers an accessible overview of the legal aspects of bunkering, distilling salient points and summarizing the more arcane elements of the subject. The book is not intended as a substitute for professional help or casebooks on shipping law…
This Day in Navy History - August 2
1943 - PT-109, under command of LTJG John F. 1950 - Amphibious force ships land Marine First Provisional Brigade at Pusan, Korea helping to save this last area of South Korea from capture.
Mitsubishi Strikes Deal with Carnival Corp. to Build Two Cruise Ships
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced the company has reached an agreement, and signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA), with Carnival Corporation & plc calling for the construction of two new 125,000-ton cruise ships for its AIDA Cruises brand. The ships will be the largest ever constructed for this cruise line. Delivery for these two 3,250 passenger ships is scheduled in March 2015 and March 2016.
Costa Orders 132,500-gt Ship from Fincantieri
Costa Crociere S.p.A., placed a new order with Fincantieri S.p.A. for the construction of a new cruise ship. The new ship ordered today, with a gross tonnage of 132…
Offshore: $11B in Floating Production System Orders Since March ‘11
IMA has completed a study of the floating production market, and the report documents strong growth in the business sector. According to the market survey, 14 floating production units have been ordered over the past four months – a record pace reflecting strong underlying market drivers. 256 floating production systems are in service or available worldwide. FPSOs comprise 62 percent of the inventory.
Maritime Safety Committee Releases New Interim Guidance
Gray Page, a maritime intelligence, investigation and crisis management company, advised that the IMO's Maritime Safety Committee’s (MSC) recently-approved interim…
Mike Toohey Named President and CEO of WCI
Today, Waterways Council, Inc.’s (WCI) Board of Directors unanimously elected Mike Toohey as the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Toohey will assume his duties effective August 14. With more than 30 years of federal government expertise, Toohey most recently served as Consultant with The Livingston Group’s Transportation, Shipbuilding, Shipping and Ports practice area. Prior to that…
EBDG Launches Electric Buena Vista Ferry
A new cable-guided electric ferry, designed by Elliott Bay Design Group LLC (EBDG), began carrying passengers and vehicles across Oregon’s Willamette River at Buena Vista. The new electric Buena Vista ferry replaces a diesel-powered version which had been in service for more than 50 years. EBDG was chosen to design the vessel, which was built by Diversified Marine of Portland, OR. The new vessel was delivered in May, ahead of schedule, to Marion County, the ferry’s owner and operator.
Court Grants Relief to Omega in Chapter 11 Proceedings
Omega Navigation Enterprises Inc. (ONAVQ) has announced that, in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings in Houston, Texas, the Court has granted all of the additional relief that Omega requested.