EPA Block Further BP US Government Contracts
BP says it is working with EPA to demonstrate "present responsibility" and have temporary suspension lifted. BP also wishes to make it known that the announcement…
First Ship in Fleet to Go Paperless
'USS Theodore Roosevelt' implements a paperless routing system, R-Rider, the first ship in the fleet to abandon paper chits. The aircraft carrier will begin using the R-Rider program Dec. 1 in conjunction with paper forms on a trial basis beginning to ensure all the kinks have been worked out. R-Rider began as just a simple idea which grew into something that will hopefully change the current way the Navy routes paperwork as we know it.
Bills of Lading Internet Fraud Warning
The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) warns against fraudulent cargo tracking websites. Such sites have been created and improved over the years to add legitimacy…
Offshore Platform 'Olympus' Hull Texas-bound
Shell Offshore's main body of the 'Olympus' Tension Leg Platform (TLP) leaves South Korea aboard Dockwise ship. The approximately 32,500 metric ton main body of the Olympus TLP begins its two month journey to the U.S. Gulf Coast on Dockwise's Blue Marlin semi-submersible heavy lift ship. The hull is expected to reach Ingleside, Texas in early 2013 where installation of the topsides will take place before the TLP departs for its final location on the Mars Field in the Gulf of Mexico.
Workboat Regulatory Compliance: Boatracs, MCI, Join Hands
Boatracs announces strategic partnership with Maritime Compliance Internationa (MCI)l to provide Subchapter M compliance solution. The two companies are collaborating…
Maersk Line's Sustainability Commitment Recognized
Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) wins two awards for its continued efforts to improve the environmental sustainability of its operations. MLL received awards from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA). Thirty-nine vessels operated by MLL were awarded Certificates of Environmental Achievement from CSA at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.
Western GofM Oil/Gas Lease Bidding: NOIA Comments
National Ocean Industries Association President Randall Luthi encouraged by sales, urges further offshore developments. "This sale is on-par with expectations and…
Scandlines Cancel P+S WERFTEN Ferry Contract
P+S WERFTEN's insolvency administrator unfazed by Scandlines' decision to cancel construction contract for two ferries. "I am unperturbed, because I had included…
MAN G-type Engine Order Book Fattens Up
MAN Diesel & Turbo reports a healthy interest in its ultra-long- stroke G-type engine with orders steadily growing. Most recently, Piraeus-based Polembros and U-ming of Taiwan have placed orders for a further six engines, bringing the current number of G-type orders up to 70 just one year after being available on the market. The six MAN B&W G70ME-C9.2 engines are all destined for 186,300 dwt Capesize bulk carriers and will be manufactured by CSSC-MES Diesel Co. Ltd.
Ecospeed Rudder Coating Protects for Life
Ecospeed gives a very thorough & lasting defense against cavitation & corrosion damage for a ship hull’s entire service life. The coating equally provides the rudder with an impenetrable protective layer while its flexibility enables absorption of the forces that are produced by cavitation. This prevents the damage normally caused by this phenomenon. Without proper protection against cavitation and the resulting erosion and corrosion damage, the financial consequences can be severe.
ClassNK Celebrates 200m GT Mark in New York
NEW YORK – On November 27, 2012 Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) chairman Noboru Ueda and colleagues hosted a festive reception for local shipping executives and guests at the Four Seasons Hotel New York in celebration of Class NK’s passing of the 200 million gross ton mark, making it the largest classification society in the world by this measure. The highlight of the night: the Japanese 'kagamiwari' ceremony…
Swire Oilfield Services Opens New Headquarters
Swire Oilfield Services, a global supplier of cargo carrying solutions, modular systems, offshore aviation services and fluid management, has officially opened its new £4 million global headquarters in Aberdeen. The new headquarters are part of an overall investment in the business of £50 million this year to support the company’s international business development strategy. Swire Oilfield Services…
Drydocks World to Build Solan Underwater Facility
HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed attends Drydocks World - Dubai multi-million dollar contract signing. Sword of Honour for 2012 received for excellent safety credentials. Drydocks World, a service provider to the global maritime and offshore oil and gas industry has entered into a multi-million contract with Premier Oil, a well-known oil exploration and production company with interests in several countries, to build subsea facility for Solan oil field, at its Dubai based premium shipyard.
AMSC Cuts Costs, Crew, Citing Bad Wind Power Market
AMSC (Nasdaq:AMSC), a global solutions provider serving wind and grid leaders, today announced that it has reduced its workforce by approximately 25 percent and is consolidating office space to lower operating costs and enhance liquidity in response to challenging conditions in the wind power market. Reductions have been made across all of AMSC's major geographic locations and functions. The company now has a global workforce of approximately 340 employees.
EPCSA Policy Statement - November 2012
EPCSA recognizes the importance of simplification of port processes, and Port Community Systems (PCS) provide a user driven port community solution. However, so…
Floating Production Orderbook Picks Up Steam
IMA has just completed an in-depth analysis of the floating production sector. The 175 page report Floating Production Systems: Assessment of the Outlook for FPSOs, Semis, TLPs, Spars, FLNGs, FSRUs and FSOs is the 48th in a series of IMA reports on the deepwater production sector that began in 1996. Some highlights from the new report are below. Recent Order Pace Consistent With Our Five Year Forecast…
Maritime Craft Services Orders Three More
Maritime Craft Services (Clyde) Ltd has ordered three more Damen Twin Axe Fast Crew Suppliers just months after taking delivery of its first FCS 2610 catamarans. Based in Largs, Ayrshire (UK), MCS signed for three Twin Axes in November. The vessels will be delivered in the first quarter 2013. With more than 30 years of experience, the Scottish firm operates a 16-strong fleet of tugs and workboats internationally and already has several Damen vessels including Multi Cats…
Resolve Completes Federalized Wreck Removal
Resolve Salvage & Fire, the salvage, emergency response and wreck removal subsidiary of Resolve Marine Group, Inc., has completed the removal of the grounded 202-foot freighter Jireh from Mona Island. Mona Island lies 35 miles off the western coast of Puerto Rico and is a 22- square-mile ecological reserve managed and protected by Puerto Rico’s Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DRNA). Resolve worked closely with the Unified Command -- comprising U.S.
Inland Waterway Information System Installed by Transas
Transas install and commission a River Information System on the Dnieper and Danube rivers. The River Information Service was designed specifically to ensure safe navigation on inland waterways, to provide electronic data transfer between water and shore through real time information exchange and harmonise information services to support traffic management in inland navigation. The system comprises…
Offshore Asset Safety System Launched by Raytheon
SMARTBLUE Container for offshore asset safety launched by Raytheon Anschütz, headquartered in Germany. A containerized version of the company's SMARTBLUE surveillance system was shown in Galveston, Texas, at an on-site demonstration. The innovative container solution is a customizable and ready-to-deploy surveillance system complete with Radar, AIS and a long-range surveillance camera on a buy or rental basis for offshore asset protection.