Chinese Shipbuilding: New Bourbon 300 Series Debuts
Bourbon maintained its steady march forward to offshore dominance with a unique naming ceremony in China, which included the naming of Bourbon Liberty 254, the last of 54 vessel to be delivered of the Bourbon Liberty 200 series; and the naming of Bourbon Liberty 301, the first vessel of the Bourbon Liberty 300 series of 20 AHTS. The new Bourbon Liberty 300 AHTS has been designed and built by Sinopacific Zhejiang Co. of China.
Aker Solutions Wins Cat D Drilling Equipment Contract
Aker Solutions has received a Letter of Award from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), to supply a further two drilling equipment packages to the 'Category…
JACCAR Holdings Enters Into Gas and Dry Bulk Ownership
Greenship Holdings, a fully-owned Singapore subsidiary of JACCAR Holdings, has established two separate entities to expand into ship-owning and operating activities in the gas and dry bulk sectors.
ETC Expands Its Training Network Again
ETC, the MSG MarineServe GmbH-operated ECDIS Training Consortium, announced a further expansion of its ECDIS training network through an agreement with STET Maritime…
Strong Start to 2012 for HB Rentals
HB Rentals, global offshore accommodation specialist to the oil and gas industry, has signed three new agreements in the Middle East since the turn of the year. The combined value of the contracts is over $1 million. A leading provider of lift boats, Hercules Offshore, has awarded HB Rentals a six- to 12-month contract for its Amber Jack self-propelled jack-up barge. The deal will see the company provide four…
Huntington Ingalls Reports Strong Fourth Quarter
Newport News, Va. -- Huntington Ingalls Industries reported fourth quarter 2011 sales of $1.74 billion, consistent with the fourth quarter of 2010. The impact of…
GE and MTU Extend Marine System Supplier Agreement
Evendale, Ohio -- GE Marine reported that it will provide MTU Friedrichshafen with one LM2500 gas turbine for the German Navy’s third Baden-Württemberg-class (F125) frigate. “We are pleased to also announce that GE recently extended its Marine System Supplier agreement with MTU, a long-standing relationship which has been in place between the two companies since the early 1970s,” said Brien Bolsinger, GE Marine general manager.
Keppel to Build Semisubmersible for Floatel for $315 Million
Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with returning customer Floatel International Ltd (Floatel), to build a new generation…
Aircraft Carrier Suppliers Meet on Capitol Hill
Washington, D.C. – Representatives from more than 2,000 companies from around the country which provide parts and services for the construction and maintenance of…
Exmar Will Build Floating LNG Production Unit
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp., acting through its wholly-owned subsidiary Pacific Stratus Energy Colombia Corp. (“PSE”), announced the signing of a natural gas/ LNG Liquefaction…
Hempel Enjoys Growth in a Turbulent Market
Driven by growth through a strategic acquisition in the decorative coatings market, Hempel’s revenue grew by 21 per cent in 2011, passing the EUR one billion milestone for the first time.
Drydocks World Continues Restructuring
Dubai, UAE - Following on from Drydocks World’s formal launch of its restructuring proposal at its all- lender meeting in Dubai on March 8, 2012, the Group has taken one step nearer to successfully concluding its restructuring by signing a lock-up agreement intended to formally secure its lenders support. Having had time to consider the Group’s proposals since March 8, over the coming days the Group’s…
FSL Trust Secures a Three-Year Charter Contract
Singapore - FSL Trust Management Pte. Ltd. (FSLTM), as trustee-manager of First Ship Lease Trust (FSL Trust), announced that it has reached an agreement to charter its vessel…
Cleveland-Cuyahoga Port Authority Re-elects Officers
The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority’s Board of Directors today elected officers to fill one-year terms, effective immediately. The Board re-elected Robert C.
New Pilot Boat Soon to Launch in Oregon
Seattle - The pilot boat Connor Foss is currently under construction at the Foss Maritime Company's Shipyard in Rainier, Oregon, and will replace the Arrow 2 in June, 2012. The Arrow 2 will be taken out of service after fifty years transporting River and Bar pilots on the Columbia River at Astoria, Oregon. The Arrow 2 began service on the Columbia River in 1962. The steel hull launch boat with a single 700 horsepower engine has made thousands of pilot transfers in its long career.
Fairmount Summit Towed Acergy Polaris to Gabon
Fairmount Marine’s tug Fairmount Summit has towed heavy lift barge Acergy Polaris from Brazil to Gabon. The Acergy Polaris, owned by Subsea 7, is a multipurpose barge for heavy lift activities in deepwater fields. The barge, equipped with pipelay tower, heavy lift crane and accommodation, has a length of 137 meters and is almost 40 meter wide. The Fairmount Summit, which just had delivered the semi submersible drilling rig Delba III in Brazil…
Offshore Gas Leak – Union Calls for Evacuation of More Platforms
As a direct result of the risk the gas leak poses to its staff on nearby platforms, Shell has also suspended production on the Shearwater and Noble Hans Deul drilling rig.
Tugboat Fire on Lake Ontario – Helicopter Medivacs Crewmember
U.S. Coast Guard marine inspectors are monitoring the U.S.-flagged, 105-foot tugboat Patrice McAllister, which caught fire with six people aboard in the Canadian waters of Lake Ontario.
Piracy – Russian Navy to Send Task Force to Gulf of Aden
A task force from Russia’s Northern Fleet, led by the Udaloy class destroyer Vice Admiral Kulakov, is to depart on an new anti-piracy mission off the Somali coast, the fleet’s spokesman Capt. 1st Rank Vadim Serga said. The destroyer is currently on a training mission in the Barents Sea as part of the preparations for the upcoming tour-of-duty in the Gulf of Aden. “It will be the first anti-piracy mission for the Vice Admiral Kulakov destroyer,” Serga said.
Wind Turbine Manufacture – Gamesa Intends Major UK Offshore Facility
Gamesa, a global technology leader in the wind energy industry, announces its intention to pursue an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Port of Leith,…