DryShips Takes Delivery of First Newbuilding Drillship
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) announced that its 78% owned subsidiary Ocean Rig UDW Inc. took delivery of its newbuilding drillship, the Ocean Rig Corcovado. The…
DryShips Signs Two Drilling Contracts: Corcovado, Leiv Eiriksson
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) announced that its subsidiary Ocean Rig UDW Inc. has entered into firm contracts with Cairn Energy PLC for the Leiv Eiriksson and the…
DryShips Drilling Contract for Ocean Rig Poseidon
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services, announced that its subsidiary Ocean Rig UDW Inc.
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – January 4
1897- Assistance to lost persons near Oak Island, New York. At 8:30 p.m. the keeper received word by telephone that a gentleman and two ladies, who had left the station at 4 p.m.
This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 4
1910 - Commissioning of USS Michigan (BB-27), the first U.S. dreadnought battleship. 1863 - Blockading ship USS Quaker City captures sloop Mercury carrying despatches…
Littlefuse Inc. Acquires Cole Hersee
Cole Hersee has been acquired by Littelfuse, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois. The combined company will be well-positioned to better serve OEMs and Aftermarket customers in the Heavy Vehicle sector.
USCG Photo: New 45-ft Response Boat-Medium
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Mayport, Fla., prepare to moor up to a pier in Jacksonville aboard their new 45-ft Response Boat-Medium Wednesday, December 29, 2010. Replacing the Coast Guard’s 41-ft Utility Boats (UTB), the 45-ft RB-M's improved design, new ergonomics, and enhanced safety features will make Station Mayport boatcrews more effective in performing their multiple missions. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Evanson.
BOEMRE Meetings on PEIS for 2012-17 OCS Leasing Program
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) announced that it will hold a series of public scoping meetings in February 2011 on the…
Dockwise $30M in Heavy Marine Transport Contracts
Dockwise has signed a contract for $25m, with an affiliate of Chevron U.S.A. Inc. regarding the transportation of the Jack & St. Malo hull from Korea to the Gulf of Mexico.
Québec Terminal Named for Port President
The Quebec Port Authority (QPA) has decided to pay tribute to the professional and personal dedication of its president and CEO by naming the building commonly referred…
First Self-Sufficient Zero Carbon Life Support Vessel (LSV)
The Ocean Empire LSV (life support vessel) is a 144.3-ftSolar Hybrid Superyacht with two Hydroponic farms and fishing facilities to harvest the sea. Her solar powered propulsion systems and all the hotel amenities of a luxury global voyager are supplied by harnessing 3 major sources of sustainable of energy. The first and foremost source of energy is from the Sun which powers Solar Cells (covering the entire surface of the vessel) while at the same time illuminating 2 Hydroponic farms.
Gulf Navigation to Buy Supertanker
According to a January 3 report from Gulf News, Gulf Navigation Holding confirmed its acquisition of a very large crude carrier (VLCC). The vessel, built in 2006 and with a 300…
Rescue of Ice-Stranded Ships, Sea of Okhotsk
According to a Jan. 2 report from the ITAR-TASS News Agency, piloting operation of ice-stranded ships in the Sea of Okhotsk will start in the morning of January 4.
Passenger Vessel Grounding in Lahaina Harbor
A Coast Guard investigator from Marine Safety Team Maui is continuing an investigation of a passenger vessel whose crew had run aground in the vicinity of Lahaina Harbor, Maui.
Kasturi Marine to Develop Heavy Fabrication Works
According to a Dec 30 report from the Malaysian National News Agency, Kasturi Marine Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd, in view of the booming oil and gas industry, will…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – January 3
1882- The watch at Station No. 13, Second District, Massachusetts, reported at about 4 p.m., the collision of two schooners, two and a half miles east southeast of the station.
This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 3
1945 - Third Fleet carriers begin a 2 day attack against Formosa destroying 100 aircraft with loss of only 22 aircraft.
Diamond Offshore Orders New Deepwater Rig from HHI
Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) today announced that a subsidiary, Diamond Offshore Drilling Limited, has entered into a turnkey contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
VT Halter Appoints Laborde Board Director
VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), announced the appointment of Cliffe F. Laborde to its Board of Directors.
MacGregor RoRo Equipment for Norwegian Ferries
Four new LNG-powered RoPax ferries, destined for service in the Norwegian fjords, will feature a suite of MacGregor RoRo access equipment from Cargotec. In November Cargotec secured an order from Gdansk Shiprepair Yard Remontowa in Poland to deliver MacGregor cargo access equipment for four 4,200gt RoPax ferries. “Efficient and reliable cargo access equipment is essential for the profitable and safe operation of the ferries,” says Lars Öberg, Sales Manager for RoRo ships at Cargotec.