Vicksburg Oil Spill Causes 800 Vessel Queue
Lower Mississippi vessel traffic queue management ongoing as Unified Command continue their response to damaged barge. Following completion of the oil removal operations the damaged barge will be inspected and prepared for transit to a maritime facility in nearby Vicksburg. The MOC-15 barge has been moved upriver from the MOC-12 oil removal operation and is waiting for transportation to a maritime facility. Response crews have deployed 5,300 feet of boom to contain any potential oil releases.
RigNet Appoint Molly McGuirk US Region Manager
RigNet, Inc., provider of managed remote communications to the oil and gas industry, makes management appointments. The company appoint Molly McGuirk as Region Manager, United States, & Mike Neugebauer as Director, Global Operations & QHSE. McGuirk, who has been serving as director – global operations & QHSE, will have profit-and-loss responsibility for RigNet's operations in the United States, both offshore and onshore, as well as for international operations in the Gulf of Mexico.
Singapore Navy Patrol Boat Order for ST Engineering
Singapore Technologies Engineering wins Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) contract for the design & build of eight new vessels. The Group’s marine arm, Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine) will build the eight vessels at its Singapore Benoi Yard. Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics), the Group’s electronics arm, will supply the core combat systems and combat system integration solutions.
New LNG Carrier Delivered to GasLog
LNG carrier 'GasLog Shanghai' delivered on budget ahead of schedule from Samsung Heavy Industries. The vessel is a 155,000 cubic meter Tri-Fuel Diesel Electric LNG carrier that sets new standards for efficient performance and environmental protection. The vessel is classified to the ABS ENVIRO+ notation, signifying the highest level of environmental protection and energy conservation. Furthermore the…
San Diego Boat Collision: Coast Guard Final Report
A Coast Guard boat operator failed to drive his boat consistent with standard navigation and operating procedures. The boat collision that killed an 8-year-old boy and injured 10 other boaters…
Clean the Hull by Flicking a Switch
Duke University engineers have developed a hull coating that dislodges bacteria when an electrical current is applied. The material works by physically moving at the microscopic level…
Konecranes Look Back on a Good Year
Konecranes PLC issues its Q4 and full year 2012 financial statement and bulletin. I am pleased with many aspects of our performance in 2012. In a marketplace where…
China Navy Beefs Up South China Sea Presence
A People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy fleet has entered territorial waters in the South China Sea for patrol and training missions. Comprising the missile destroyer Qingdao and the missile frigates Yantai and Yancheng, the fleet entered the South China Sea after a five-hour passage through the Bashi Channel (between Taiwan and the Philippines' Luzon Island). The three ships, all from the North China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy…
Coast Guard Response to Vicksburg Spill Continues
The unified command continues to respond to a crude oil spill in the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 436 in Vicksburg, Miss., Thursday. At 10:05 a.m. response crews removed fuel from the damaged barge MOC-12 after reconfiguring oil-pump equipment. Following completion of the oil removal operations the damaged barge will be inspected and prepared for transit to a maritime facility in nearby Vicksburg.
Rolls-Royce Opens New Marice Service Facility
Rolls-Royce, a global power systems company, has opened a new Marine Service facility in Guangzhou, to better serve its growing customer base in southern China.
ESTC Earns ClassNK Certification
Leading class society ClassNK announced that it has certified the Bridge Resource Management (BRM), Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (ECDIS) and Engine-room Resource Management (ERM) training courses offered by the Evergreen Seafarer Training Center (ESTC). The new certification confirms that the training programs meet the requirements of ClassNK standards, IMO model course requirements and the STCW Code. The official certificate was presented to Evergreen Marine Corp. (Taiwan) Ltd.
New Fuels for the Maritime Sector in Spain?
The European Union will support with over €1 million from the TEN-T Program a series of studies to assess the use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a shipping fuel in the Port of Gijón in Spain. The project, which was selected for funding under the 2011 TEN-T Annual Call, involves conducting studies to evaluate the feasibility and plan the necessary infrastructure adaptations for the use of LNG as a shipping fuel in the Port of Gijón.
Intelsat 27 Launch Unsuccessful
Intelsat S.A., the world's leading provider of satellite services, has announced that at 1:57 a.m. EST, the launch of the Intelsat 27 satellite failed approximately 40 seconds after liftoff.
M/V "New Expedition" Delivered
New Design-11th Cape-size Bulk Carrier of Dunkerque-max Type. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES with President Mr. Yasuhiko Katoh) completed and delivered 174,600 dwt type bulk carrier, MV "New Expedtion" (MES HULL No. 1825) at its Chiba Works on February 1st, 2013 to Salute Maritime S.A., Panama. This ship is the 11th ship of the designed Cape-size Bulk Carrier of Dunkerque-max Type(*).
Greek Seamen’s Union Launches 48 hour Strike
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), a maritime services provider, is advising of 48 hour strike action in Greece by the Seamen’s Union from 0600 on Thursday 31 January…
Houston Hosts Homeland Security Briefing
At a briefing held Wednesday at the Port of Houston Authority, U.S. McCaul chose the port as the site to host the briefing on security and emergency preparedness to illustrate the importance of the Port of Houston to the nation's economy and energy security. The Port of Houston is home to the largest petrochemical manufacturing complex in the United States and second largest in the world. McCaul met with Port of Houston Authority officials as well as Houston…
MARMAC 302 Launched
McDonough Marine Service announced the launching of the MARMAC 302, the first of two new 300’ x 100’ x 20' ABS Class ocean going barges commissioned by the barge and marine transportation company. The barges were designed by Dan Jones & Associates with an ABS Load line maximum cargo capacity of 13,200 short tons at 15.7’ draft. The uniform deck strength of 4,500 lbs/sq. ft., combined with a increased side shell strength, provides clients with maximum hull protection.
Jensen Maritime Hires Ray Isemann
Isemann Brings a Unique Blend of Shipyard and Administrative Experience to the Team. Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corporation’s naval architecture and marine engineering firm, recently hired Ray Isemann to serve as senior sales account executive in its Seattle office. In his new role, Isemann will be responsible for growing Jensen’s business in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. East Coast and along the Mississippi River.
Vindeola Joins Global Diving & Salvage, Inc.
New Addition to the Gulf Coast Region. Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. announces the hiring of Jose’ Vindeola, joining the Gulf Coast Region in the Business Development / Technical Support position. Mr. Vindeola will be essential in providing Global’s current client base with high quality solutions and also stewarding expansion both nationally and abroad. Ryan Smith, Gulf Coast Region General Manager…