Feds Unveil Central GOM Oil & Gas Plan
Obama Administration Announces Proposed Central Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale; sale Will Make Nearly 38 million Acres Available as Part of the President’s Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future.
Transocean Announces Management Change
On January 25, 2012, Robert S. Shaw notified Transocean Ltd. of his resignation as Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer to pursue other opportunities. Mr.
FairfielNodal Inks Deal for 6,000 ZLand Nodes
Spurred by Seismic Equipment Solutions (SES) Client demand, SES becomes preferred provider of the true cable-free system. FairfieldNodal today announced that global…
Cleveland’s 2011 Cargo Volume Grew 31 PCT
More growth expected as Port expands rail system in largest construction project in a decade. The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority reported that overall cargo tonnage increased 31 percent in 2011, largely the result of growth in steel, iron-ore and oversized “project” cargo handled by Port facilities. The Port handled 3.4 million tons of cargo last year – the highest volume since 2008. General cargo volume rose 16 percent as both steel and project cargo posted increases…
Boatracs Announces Moran Contract Extension
Boatracs Announces Multi-Year Contract Renewal with Moran Towing Corporation - Maritime Services Company Extends Satellite Data Communications Services and Adds BTConnect as Messaging and Mapping Platform. Boatracs Inc., a leader in providing integrated satellite communications and software solutions to the maritime industry, announced today that Moran Holdings, Inc., a leading maritime services company, has signed a multi-year extension to its satellite communications services contract.
Readout from BSEE Director Watson Visit to Fourchon
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director James A. Watson today visited Port Fourchon, La., to meet with industry representatives, the Port Commission, and the Presidents of Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes. Director Watson discussed the recent creation of BSEE, the continued effort to enhance offshore safety and environmental protections, and the bureau's continued work on enhanced regulations.
This Day in Naval History - January 25th
1922 - Cruiser USS Galveston (CL 19) lands her Marine Corps detachment at Corinto, Nicaragua, to reinforce the Managua legation guard during a period of political tension.
New Vice President for AIRTO
Peter French, Chief Executive of BMT Group, has been appointed by the Board of AIRTO to the role of Vice President, with immediate effect. Peter has served as BMT’s Chief Executive since 2005, and has served on the AIRTO Board as a Director since March 2007. BMT Group, which is has an annual turnover of £142million, is an international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, working principally in the defence…
New MacGregor Orders for CargoTec
Cargotec secures MacGregor RoRo equipment orders for two Mistral-class ships. Furthering Cargotec’s reputation for specialist RoRo expertise, the company has secured…
Torqeedo Powers Eco-Friendly Water Taxi
Aquabus, a new water-taxi service in Ottawa, Ontario, promises elegance and silence on an eco-friendly boat. For a clean, quiet river cruise, Au feel de l'eau (Go with the Flow) is powered by electric motors from Torqeedo. "We were sold on Torqeedo because it's a light, powerful outboard that's waterproof and easy to remove," said Jean-Marc Hénot, who owns Au feel de l'eau with his wife, Sylvie Lyonnais. "The Twin Cruise 4.0 R makes it easier to maneuver the boat.
Noboru Ueda's achievements at IACS
ClassNK Chairman and President, Noboru Ueda, served as Chairman of the Council of the International Association of Classification Societies from July 2010 until June 2011. In so doing, he became the fourth ClassNK chairman to complete a term at the head of IACS since the association was founded in 1968. Noboru Ueda set three important goals for his tenure at the helm of IACS - to complete the transition…
Damen Receives Five Pontoon Orders
In December 2011, Damen Pontoons & Barges signed three contracts for a total of five purpose-built Damen Stan Pontoons (SPo): two Damen Stan Pontoons 6511 for Mammoet Maritime (The Netherlands), two Stan Pontoons 8916 ICE for Silverburn Shipping (I.O.M.) Ltd (UK) and one SPo 4113 for Rhumb Maritime (Australia). Delivery of the pontoons will take place between March and September 2012. Melbourne-based…
Maritime Industries Academy Foundation Receives Donation
Glen Paine, President, Maritime Industries Academy Foundation (MIAF) announced that the Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore Charitable Legacy, Inc. donated $10…
Algoma Selects Wärtsilä for Propulsion Installs
Algoma Central Corporation has chosen Wärtsilä to supply complete propulsion systems with integrated scrubbers for six Great Lakes vessels. The full propulsion system with integrated fresh water scrubber lowers operating costs while reducing the vessel's environmental footprint by allowing owners to use high sulphur fuels in Emission Control Area (ECA) Zones and meet sulphur emissions restrictions. This represents the first order for the new integrated Wärtsilä scrubber concept.
Frontline Commits 100 Vessels to Inmarsat XpressLink
Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communication services, today announced that Frontline, the world leader in the international seaborne transportation of crude oil…
NOAA Satellites Help Rescue 207 in 2011
In 2011, NOAA satellites were critical in the rescues of 207 people from life-threatening situations throughout the United States and its surrounding waters. The satellites picked up distress signals from emergency beacons carried by downed pilots, shipwrecked boaters and stranded hikers, and relayed the information about their location to first responders on the ground. NOAA’s polar-orbiting and geostationary…
Tim Brennan To Leave Heidmar
2011 A Year of Growth for Pools. After 19 years with the company, the board of Heidmar has, with regret, accepted the resignation of its CEO, Tim Brennan. Mr Brennan will remain at the company for a mutually agreeable time in order to assist in the transition to a new management structure. He leaves a robust company with 118 employees in three offices and 124 ships in five pools serving an international client base with high quality vessels from 35 different owners.
Hull Cleaning Solutions from Subsea
Subsea Solutions Alliance begins Environmentally Friendly Hull Cleaning. The global shipping industry remains stuck between international and regional regulatory requirements and efficient cost effective ship operations. Environmentalists continue to keep ships in the spotlight by focusing their attacks on the air pollution produced by ships. Regional and local port authorities remain focused on keeping their waters free of invasive species and metals like copper…
Comark Marine Displays Approved for Navy
Comark Announces MDU42 Large Screen Marine Display Passes Military Testing. Comark Corporation, a leader in the design and manufacture of ruggedized computer and display solutions for the marine and military markets, announced the availability of the MIL Certified MDU42. This 42” Marine Display Unit successfully passed MIL-STD 901D, Grade A, Medium Weight Testing; MIL-STD 167- class 1, type A; MIL-STD-810F; and MIL-STD-461E.
FFT-SolutionTM Used In Oil Spill Cleanup
FFT-SolutionTM, A new green, toxin free, cost efficient oil dispersant has been used to assist in the oil spill remediation at a mid-Atlantic naval facility. FFT…