Oil Companies to Establish Arctic R&D Center
Rosneft and ExxonMobil agreed to expand and expedite joint efforts to develop oil reserves in tight low-permeability formations in Western Siberia using advanced…
GE Engines for Panama Canal Tugboats
This marks the third order by the authority for GE Marine engines to power its fleet. The first order for 26 GE Marine Model 12V228 engines was placed in 2008 to…
GL Asked to Comply with Iran Sanctions
UANI points out that GL’s Iran business violates EU sanctions banning both transactions with IRISL and the provision of ancillary services, including certification…
IMO Exceptional Bravery Awards
The IMO Council has decided that the award will go to Sergeant Janick Gilbert (posthumously), Master Corporal Max Lahaye-Lemay and Master Corporal Marco Journeyman…
Voyage Planning, Monitoring, System for MSC Fleet
MSC Cruises has worked with independent software design company Quality Positioning Services (QPS) on a high performance, real-time vessel track, trace and emergency monitoring system.
Ultra-Deepwater Program Funding for Remora
The Statement of Work (SOW) covers a 1 year study involving US operators and execution of Industry related work shops addressing various HiLoad DP offloading scenarios in the US Gulf of Mexico (GoM).
Thai Offshore Supplier Gets Chevron Contract
The 3 year firm contract with plus 2 x 1 year extension options is to provide coil tubing marine support services to Chevron`s production activities in the Gulf of Thailand.
Choi Lee Delivers OSV
OSV Almojil 60 is the first delivery in a pair of sisterships for the Mohammad Al Mojil Group in Saudi Arabia to a design by Wartsilla Ship Design Singapore Pte. Ltd. Construction is to ABS class, with the notation +A1 circle E, +AMS Offshore Support Vessel. Propulsion power comes from a pair of Caterpillar 3512C diesels, each developing 1575hp at 1800rpm, turning 2m diameter fixed pitch four bladed propellers to provide a top speed of 12 knots.
RV Tiburon’s New ROV Named “Otis”
R/V Tiburon added a custom built Spectre ROV capable of working depths of up to 600m. It is named “Otis”, after Otis Barton the inventor of the Bathysphere and holder of world record 4500 ft. tethered dive in 1949. “We see this as a time to concentrate our skills to the important mission of collecting important environmental data in the wake of the BP Gulf oil spill” said Tim Taylor CEO of RV Tiburon, Inc.
Shipbuilding Rebound Due in 2014
According to a report on Yonhap News, South Korea's shipbuilding industry will possibly start to turnaround in 2014. The news agency cited findings from the BOK…