SAL Heavy Lift HQ Re-locates in Hamburg, Germany
The SAL head office moves to new premises in Hamburg’s HafenCity, to accommodate growing staff numbers. In particular the move will give adequate space for the company's…
Hecules Offshore Buy KS Energy Liftboat 'Titan 2'
Hercules Offshore executes a definitive agreement to acquire the liftboat 'Titan 2' from a subsidiary of KS Energy Ltd. The purchase price is $42 million in cash.
Subsea Arctic, Black Sea: Technip Signs Russia J/V's
Technip signs two agreements with State Corporation Russian Technologies (Rostec) for subsea equipment production. Technip and RT-Chemcomposite Holding Company, a Rostec subsidiary…
Cruise Ship Company CEO's for Miami Conference
7 heads of leading cruise lines are set to discuss the industry's current trends & future direction at the State of the Industry session. The session is slated for Tuesday…
Konecranes Win Record Indonesian Order
Konecranes to deliver container handling equipment to Indonesian state-owned terminal operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero). The order comprises 10 ship-to-shore cranes, 20 automated stacking cranes and five straddle carriers. Delivery is scheduled for 2014 and 2016. The value of the order is not disclosed, but is more than €100 million (nearly US$131-million). The Indonesian state-owned terminal operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero), is also known as Pelindo III.
North Sea Platform Leak: Crew Evacuated
TAQA, the global energy company based in Abu Dhabi, confirms a hydrocarbon release detected in one of the Cormorant Alplha platform legs. The hydrocarbons were discovered at 09.40 hours local UK time on Saturday, 2, March during maintenance work. The platform and all pipeline infrastructure were shut down as a precaution and the company removed 71 non-essential personnel from the platform via crew change flights, reporting everyone safe and well.
Navy Announce Sequestration Response
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announces the Navy will go ahead with spending reductions to meet fiscal constraints imposed by sequestration. a. Shut down carrier air wing two (cvw-2) in april.
WSM Opens New Bergen, Norway, Office
Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) has opened a new ship management office in Bergen to serve the offshore sector. The largest growth in Norwegian shipping takes place in the offshore segment. Other ship owners in the region have also grown significantly. The new operation in Bergen is a consequence of this growth. We wish to be closer to these customers to offer our experience in vessel operation and manning service,” says Haakon Lenz, regional manager WSM Europe.
KPI Bridge Oil Appoints Singapore Office Trader
KPI Bridge Oil has appointed Mr. Araki Takanobu as Senior Bunker Trader at its Singapore office. Araki Takanobu has more than 13 years experience in various bunker…
Maritime Community Majalis Opened in Dubai
Special Majlis (traditional meeting place) at Jadaf to serve the maritime community opened by Majid Bin Mohammed. The Majlis constitutes amenities and large meeting spaces including a prayer hall and is situated in a serene location close to Dubai Creek. Jadaf constitutes a cluster of nearly 300 maritime and relevant companies representing wide ranging businesses within the industry and is one of the oldest such maritime communities working in the region.
GD NASSCO USNS 'Montford Point' Christening
General Dynamics NASSCO San Diego Shipyard the venue of the christening by Alexis (Jackie) Bolden. The U.S. Navy's newest ship, USNS Montford Point (MLP-1) named in honor of Camp Montford Point, the Jacksonville, N.C., site where the first African-American Marines were trained, is the first ship of three Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) vessels being designed and built by NASSCO. More than 1,000 people attended the Saturday morning christening ceremony at NASSCO's San Diego shipyard.
UK Ocean Technologies Expo Biggest Yet
Ocean Business 2013 at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton will welcome 300+ worldwide companies to its upcomeng show. One of the most exciting elements…
JW Fishers Win More UMD Contracts
Police departments & sheriffs offices around the country are adding underwater metal detectors (UMD) to their crime-fighting armory. An essential tool for locating evidence disposed of in a waterway, metal detectors routinely assist police divers in finding weapons, shell casings, stolen objects, and explosive devices, inform JW Fishers. One group having great success with the underwater metal detector is Houston County Rescue in Webb, Alabama.