Grounded Cordova Vessel Under Coast Guard Watch
A 77-foot integrated tug 'Hook Times' & barge home ported in Cordova is grounded on the Gulf of Alaska coast, 60 miles southeast of Cordova, as salvage plans continue, with the situation being monitored by the U.S. Coast Guard, reports The Cordova Times. Citing US Coast Guard officials, The Cordova Times explains that The Hook Point-Alaganik, with two people on board, was working on a tsunami debris…
Anadarko Turns 2012 Loss Into Q2 2013 Profit
Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC.N) reports a quarterly profit compared with a year-earlier loss, as the U.S. oil and gas company's results were helped by higher natural gas prices, according to Reuters.
Gadot Chemical Tankers Wins US$80-million International Arbitration
The sale of Gadot Chemical Terminals and Tankers Ltd. by Israel Discount Bank (TASE: DSCT ) will be able to move forward, after the London Maritime Arbitration Association…
Louisiana's Algiers Point Ferry Service Suspended
The Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development (DOTD) announces that ferry service between Algiers Point and Canal Street has been suspended pending repairs…
Recent GofM Loss of Well Control: BSEE Sets Up Investigation
BSEE Gulf of Mexico Regional Director Lars Herbst has stood up a Panel Investigation into the loss of well control event that took place July 23 at South Timbalier Block 220 Well A-3, approximately 55 miles offshore Louisiana. The investigation led by BSEE will focus on determining the cause(s) of the loss of well control and developing recommendations to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.
New Italo-Russian Shipbuilding Research Alliance
Fincantieri and the Krylov State Research Centre of Russia have signed a framework agreement with the aim of jointly developing new projects for technological innovation within the industry. The agreement, with an initial five-year term, stipulates that a series of initiatives will be undertaken in the partners' respective areas of operation, including joint research and development activities, the realization of new generation products and the provision of services.
Ensco Q2 2013 Contracted Revenue Backlog $11-biliion
Offshore drilling services provider Ensco on the crest of the wave according to their second quarter 2013 financial results. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Dan Rabun stated, “We continue to see strong, broad-based customer demand given the steady pace of new discoveries that must be appraised and developed. Mr. Revenues grew 17% to a record $1.248 billion in second quarter 2013 from $1.071 billion a year ago.
Legal Spat Settled Mainly in Favour of Sembcorp Marine
The Court of Appeal in its judgment today ruled that certain provisions in the Joint Venture Agreement between Sembcorp Marine and PPL Holdings premised on equal…
Sea Wave Power Stations Contract for SDE Energy
Israel-based SDE Energy Ltd has signed an agreement with the Conakry government for the development of a 100MW sea wave power plant along the coastline of Guinea Conakry, West Africa.
McKean Defense Appoint Fleet Programs Strategy Advisor
Guy Holcombe has been hired to strengthen McKean's Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) business. Mr. Holcombe has had a distinguished career directing operations…
Harvey Gulf Announces Delivery of its Flagship Vessel
Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC accepted the M/V Harvey Deep-Sea from Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. on July 22, 2013. Following delivery of the vessel from Eastern’s Nelson Yard in Panama City, Fla., the Harvey Deep-Sea took its first journey to Associated Terminals in Port of St. Bernard, La., and with the assistance of Bisso Marine, installed the NOV 165mT heave compensated knuckle boom crane with capacity to lower 100mT to 3,000m/10,000ft.
Today in U.S. Naval History: July 29
Today in U.S. Naval History - July 29 1846 - Sailors and Marines from U.S. sloop Cyane capture San Diego, Calif. 1918 - Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt visits Queenstown, Ireland 1945 - U.S. warships bombard Hamamatsu, Japan. 1967 - Fire on board USS Forrestal killed 134 members of the crew. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
USCG Cutter Damaged in Barge Allision
The Coast Guard is investigating an allision that occurred between an Alaska Marine Lines barge and the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore in Cordova, Sunday. The Sycamore, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender, was at its moorings when the allision occurred and suffered damage to its bow. There have been no reports of injuries or pollution at this time. The Sycamore, homeported in Cordova, conducts aids to navigation, search and rescue and law enforcement missions throughout Alaska.
Stolt Facto Engineer Sentenced for Obstruction of Justice
Inigo Albina, a citizen of the Philippines, was sentenced today to three years probation and fined $10,000 by U. S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval, Jr., for obstruction…
OMEGA Introduces Pressure Transducer PX409-USBH
Omega introduced its new PX409-USBH series of high speed pressure transducers. This transducer connects directly to your computer and features excellent long term stability, 316L SS wetted parts, 1000/ reading/ second and is ruggedized with secondary containment. The micro-machined silicon design are ideal for pressure or level applications in laboratory, test platforms, or bio/pharmaceutical applications that require a rugged, high accuracy transducer.
Panama Canal to Install Four Lock Gates
The Panama Canal Expansion is moving forward to achieve its goal of enhancing the waterway's capacity. To date, the Program registers a 60.4% progress. "The Panama…
IMUA Intro to Commercial Inland Marine Course 2013
The Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA) announced the 2014 dates for its Introduction to Commercial Inland Marine course. The two-day Introduction to Commercial Inland Marine course will be held at IMUA Headquarters, 14 Wall St., NYC, on September 19 & 20, 2013 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. This two-day introductory course is designed to cover the basics of commercial inland marine insurance, with emphasis on the largest/key inland marine classes of business.
OIS Eases Well Decommissioning Burden
Offshore Installation Services Ltd (OIS), an Acteon company, launched a new service designed to help operators fulfill their suspended well decommissioning plans. Wellintel is a well data collection and review service that gathers and prepares the information operators require before they start a decommissioning program. OIS engineers with extensive well abandonment knowledge and detailed understanding of the entire decommissioning process will deliver the service.
Oceanology International 2014: More Details Announced
Companies operating in the marine science and ocean technology have only one more month to submit an abstract for next year’s Oceanology International 2014 conference.
Halliburton Pleads Guilty to Destruction of Evidence
Halliburton Energy Services Inc. has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Department of Justice announced today.