Ocean Rig Signs SemiSub Rig Deal
Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ:ORIG) signed a new drilling contract for its semisubmersible drilling rig “Eirik Raude” with an independent operator, for work offshore West Africa.
Star Bulk Extends Share Repurchase Plan
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (Nasdaq: SBLK), said that its Board of Directors approved the extension of the Company’s Share Repurchase Plan, which has been in place since 2010, to December 31, 2012.
New Year, New Vessel
Start the year off right with the newest addition to your fleet. Vessels come with lots of manuals and instructions as well as increasing amount of high-tech equipment. That said and even if it just involves a new digital camera or Blu-Ray Player, reading manuals is never exciting. Similarly, reviewing equipment documentation on a vessel is downright daunting, especially when you consider all of the other work it takes to get a vessel into service.
Expro Wins Maersk Oil Contract
Expro won a multi-million dollar contract with Maersk Oil. The contract involves providing surface well testing, clean-up services and large bore subsea safety systems…
ISS Launches Anti-Piracy Solution
Inchcape Shipping Services launches state-of-the-art anti-piracy solution. Cost effective armour protection provides unrivalled countermeasures to safeguard vessel and crew welfare. Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), a maritime services provider, and Vessel Protection Solutions (VPS) announced the launch of a new anti-piracy partnership that will provide the ultimate protection for vessels and their crews while operating in known piracy regions.
Oil & Gas Execs: Market Moving Up
While forecasts of financial gloom dominate mainstream news casts, there is an emerging feeling of optimism in fo the near term prospects for the oil and gas business. Oil and gas industry leaders have forecast improved performance and higher levels of capital expenditure this year, despite concerns over global economic instability, according to a new report on the future of the sector. Increased investment across the industry will focus on exploration activity…
Magnalight Adds to Lineup
Magnalight.com Announces Release of Class 1 Division 2 LED Light to Their Hazardous Location Lighting Lineup. Magnalight.com by Larson Electronics has announced the release of a high power, hazardous location approved, LED light fixture capable of replacing 400 watt metal halide units. Designed for use in demanding industrial, commercial, and marine environments, the HAL-PRM-150W-LED incorporates the latest in Cree led design and offers the high efficiency…
Wikborg Rein Recruits LNG Specialist
International law firm Wikborg Rein has recruited Joe McGladdery as a partner in its London office. McGladdery joins from Qatar Gas Transport Company Limited (Nakilat) where he acted as the company's General Counsel and as a board member for a number of its subsidiary companies and joint ventures. He was responsible for developing Nakilat’s legal and insurance department and formed part of the senior…
Damen Receives HSSV Orders & Options
MarineCo UK orders another two offshore wind High Speed Support Vessels with Damen Shipyards. Order comprises 2 HSSVs and an option for 2 more. Scottish offshore service provider MarineCo UK has placed an order at Damen Shipyards for two more High Speed Support Vessels (HSSVs). Since taking delivery of Damen’s first-ever HSSV 2610 Twin Axe in June and the second one in the last week of December, the…
EMSA Vessel to Assists with Bunker Oil Removal
The EMSA-contracted Stand by Oil Spill Response Vessel Salina Bay arrived this weekend on site of the Costa Concordia to assist SMIT Salvage, who is in charge of the bunker removal and pollution response operations. Preparations are on-going for the removal of the bunker oil from the grounded cruise ship Costa Concordia. The Salina Bay will be -as a precautionary measure- on stand-by during this operation over the next weeks.
Swedish Navy Receives AUV's
During November and December 2011 the Swedish Navy received the last two of four state of-the-art AUVs (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles) from the Danish company EIVA a/s. The AUVs are equipped with advanced sensors in the form of sonars and underwater cameras and they are designed to operate autonomously underwater following a mission route planned ahead. There is a multitude of purposes for which the AUVs can be used.
Datrex Distributing for Ocean Signal
Datrex Inc. appointed for North American distribution. Ocean Signal, the specialist communications and safety at sea manufacturer, has appointed Datrex Inc. as its distributor for USA and Canada. Datrex Inc. has been a supplier of high quality lifesaving technologies to the marine industry for over 40 years and since early 2011 has worked with Ocean Signal to successfully establish the Ocean Signal SafeSea® range of EPIRB’s, SART’s and hand held VHF’s in USA.
OW Bunker Appoints Bunker Trader
Sahar Zarghamian joins OW Bunker as a Bunker Trader. OW Bunker, a supplier and trader of marine fuel, today announced the appointment of Sahar Zarghamian as a new…
Survey: Energy Efficiency is the Future
Offshore Support Vessels Summit Releases the Survey Result on Energy Efficiency OSVs. A new survey conducted by the Oil and Gas IQ asked more than 200 offshore maritime…
Thuraya to Serve African Markets
Thuraya Signs Service Partner Agreement with Africell Holding to Serve African Markets. Abu Dhabi, 23rd January 2012: To embolden its distribution network in Africa, Thuraya, an international mobile satellite operator has signed a service partner agreement with Africell Holding (a subsidiary of Lintel Holding). Through this partnership, Africell, one of Africa’s GSM operators, will be providing Thuraya’s data and voice services in Gambia, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
EU Review Includes Coasta Concordia Lessons
Safety of passenger ships – Costa Concordia accident and Commission review of safety legislation. Vice-President Siim Kallas, European Commissioner for Transport has asked that the currently ongoing review of EU passenger ship safety legislation take fully into account any lessons to be learnt from the Costa Concordia tragedy. The review will prioritise, in particular, the issues of: design and stability of passenger ships…
USDOJ: Sentencing in Environmental Crime Case
Miami River Compnay Sen tenced to Five Years Probation and $1,000,000 Fine for Oil Pollution and Ballast Water Crimes. Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Rear Admiral William D. Baumgartner, Commander, 7th Coast Guard District, and John Sall, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service, announced the sentencing of defendant Americas Marine Management Services…
MAJ Executive Back with Ph.D
The Maritime Authority of Jamaica is delighted to announce the return of its Director of Shipping Policy Eric Deans who has completed a Ph.D in Marine Policy at the University of Delaware. Dr Deans is well known throughout the shipping industry and has worked for the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) for 11 years. This month he resumes his responsibility as Director of Shipping Policy and Research and Registrar General for the Maritime Authority of Jamaica…
Successful EU NAVFOR Anti-Piracy Operation
EU NAVFOR warship FGS LUEBECK successfully releases Indian dhow and crew. After three days of persistent pressure, FGS LUEBECK has forced Somali pirates to release an Indian dhow with 15 Indian mariners held as hostages. On the 17 January 2012 the EU NAVFOR warship FGS LUEBECK re-located an Indian registered dhow which had been used as pirate mother-ship involved in the attack on M/V FLINTSTONE early the same day.
Toledo Maritime Academy Launches Cruise & BST Training
Cruise Ship Professional Development and STCW Basic Safety Training Begins Monday. Renee Marazon, CEO, The Maritime Academy of Toledo Foundation, said today that…