Latest Weekly ICC Piracy Report
Four piracy and armed robbery incidents are noted in the latest ICC-CCS report. None off the Somali coast. Three robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier via the anchor chain.
NOAA & US Power Squadrons Sign Agreement
NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey & US Power Squadrons sign a Memorandum of Agreement to improve cooperative charting program. Rear Adm. Gerd Glang, director of NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey, recently sat down with John Alter, chief commander of the U.S. Power Squadrons (USPS) to sign up to a collaboration that began fifty years ago. The USPS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to safe boating through instruction in seamanship, navigation, and related subjects.
Malaysia Deepwater Project Contract for Technip J/V
Technip in a Joint Venture with MMHE awarded substantial contract for the Malikai Project in Malaysia. Technip in a joint venture with Malaysia Marine and Heavy…
Matson Report Solid Financial Profits
Matson, Inc. a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, did well in Q4 2012 and the whole year; believes it can do better. Consolidated revenue for the fourth quarter…
Legendary Research Ship on Sale
The R/V 'Cape Hatteras' is for sale after 31 years service to Duke-University of North Carolina Oceanographic Consortium (DUNCOC). Currently on the market with an asking price of $1.25 million, the ship's future owner will acquire a legendary craft highly respected by the international scientific community. The 135-foot R/V Cape Hatteras is perhaps best known for work in 2010 after the deadly Deepwater Horizon accident jetted oil and natural gas into the Gulf of Mexico.
Budget Worries Delay U.S. Carrier Group Deployment
The Secretary of Defense delays the scheduled deployment of 'USS Harry S. Truman' & 'USS Gettysburg'. The affected ships have begun formally notifying the men and women of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG) that they will not be deploying. "Facing budget uncertainty - including a Continuing Resolution and the looming potential for across-the-board sequestration cuts - the U.S. Navy made this request to the Secretary and he approved…
AAPA Spring 2013 Conference Speakers
Three luminaries will augment the speaker panel at the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) upcoming conference. U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, the new chairman…
Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Hearing Requested
US Congressional Ports caucus leaders request the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee to hold a hearing on the Fund. Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) and…
TITAN Salvage Appoint New Executive
Crowley Maritime subsidiary Titan Salvage appoint Michael G. Johnson Vice-President of Business Strategy & Process. Johnson will report to TITAN’s Managing Director Rich Habib, and will be domiciled in the company’s Houston office. In his new role, he will be responsible for assisting with the administration and running of TITAN, focusing on strategic issues to help further grow the business. “It is very exciting for us to have Michael on our team…
NOIA Welcomes GofM Lease Sale
National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Randall Luthi makes the following statement about Gulf of Mexico Lease 227 Sale. "We are seeing a very positive…
Mercy Ships Expand Reach to Central Africa
Protocols have been signed for a Mercy Hospital Ship to dock in Congo-Brazzaville’s western port city of Pointe Noire. Meetings with the Republic of the Congo’s Ministries of Health and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Congo-Brazzaville’s western port city of Pointe Noire this past week culminated in the signing of agreements to confirm that a Mercy Ship will dock in this Central African nation as its next African port of call.
Noreq Cranes for German Offshore Wind Farm
Noreq to deliver Wind Turbine Platform Cranes (WTPC) for use on the Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm. The contract is with DONG Energy, a company Noreq has worked with before on other offshore wind farm installations. Two private investors, KIRKBI – the parent company of the LEGO Group – and William Demant Invest, are also involved as owners. DONG Energy will build the Borkum Riffgrund 1 wind farm, (located approx.
Chinese Shipyard Delivers Another Bulk Carrier
COSCO Corporation (Singapore) subsidiary COSCO Zhoushan shipyard delivers its latest bulk carrier. The 57,000 dwt Handy-size class bulk carrier is named Ocean Beauty and is for a European buyer.
Sembcorp Marine to Ink Offshore Platform Contract
Sembcorp Marine subsidiary SMOE secures a Letter of Intent for an EPC Contract to build an offshore platform integrated topside. The contract worth about S$900 million…
LRAD Corporation Receives LRAD 300X Order
LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ: LRAD), a provider of long range acoustic hailing devices (AHDs), has announced it has received a $323,000 order for LRAD 300X systems and support equipment.
ABB Wins $160 Million in Orders
ABB won orders worth $160m from Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd. for the design, supply, supervision of installation, testing and commissioning of the main electrical systems for seven next generation drill ships that will operate in the deep water oil and gas fields off the coast of Brazil. The orders were booked in the fourth quarter of last year and first quarter of this year. The ships will be used to drill wells in the enormous offshore pre-salt fields off the southeast coast of Brazil.
New Navy Ship -- JHSV -- to Drop Anchor in St. Petersburg
The Navy's first Joint High-Speed Vessel, USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), is scheduled to visit the Port of St. Petersburg beginning Sunday, Feb. 10. The ship will remain in port until its departure Tuesday afternoon. The port call is primarily a working visit and an opportunity for senior officials and military personnel from U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command to visit the ship and receive short briefings on Spearhead's capabilities.
Great Lakes Ore Trade Down 11%
Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes in January totaled 3.2 million tons, a decrease of 11% compared to a year ago. The comparison is somewhat problematic, as the locks at Sault Ste.
Congressional Maritime Caucus Formed
Rep. Cedric Richmond and Rep. Michael Grimm Announce the Formation of the Congressional Maritime Caucus; Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association applauds the announcement…
KVH Ships Three-Thousandth TrackPhone Terminal
KVH Industries passes the 3,000th mark with shipments of its TracPhone® terminal for the mini-VSAT Broadband network. Launched in 2007, KVH's maritime broadband…