GoM Loss of Well Control Update
BSEE, Coast Guard Continue Response Coordination for Loss of Well Control Event and Rig Fire. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S.
Coast Guard Cutter Deploys UAS, Interdicts Smugglers
The Coast Guard has completed the second of three planned shipboard demonstrations of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) capabilities aboard Coast Guard Cutter 'Bertholf' . The Coast Guard is using knowledge gained from these demonstrations to inform a future cutter-based UAS acquisition project. During the two-week deployment, the UAS demonstration team operated a ScanEagle UAS for more than 90 hours…
Seadrill Wants Remaining Sevan Drilling Shares
Seadrill announces mandatory offer for all outstanding shares in Sevan Drilling. On June 27, 2013 Seadrill Limited announced that it had acquired 116,934,875 shares…
Tidetech to Supply NAPA Ship Tidal Prediction Data
Tidetech and NAPA have agreed the supply of tidal current prediction data for ship optimisation fuel saving, initially for South East Asia and UK–Europe. Tidetech applies the science of oceanography to create data models that benefit commercial shipping – cruise ships, ferries, container ships, tankers – and offshore operations. Following a successful three-month trial aboard a 8,530DWT cruise ship…
First Angola LNG Transits South Atlantic
The 160,000 m3 cargo - which left Soyo aboard the SS SONANGOL SAMBIZANGA last month - has been safely unloaded at Petrobras' regasification terminal in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro. CEO, Angola LNG Marketing Ltd. said: "Our main priority is safe and reliable production and delivery of Angolan LNG to the world. At full production it is expected that over 70 cargoes per year will leave the Angola LNG plant, supplying 5.2 million tons per year of LNG, plus propane, butane and condensate.
Logistics Technology Theme of GAC Manager's Conference Address
In his speech at the PowerLogistics Asia 2013 conference this October, Per Thörnblom, Group Project Logistics Manager for the GAC Group will outline the key advantage that dedicated software brings to the planning of heavy lift projects, and how the smart application of technology facilitates the engineering of detailed solutions to ensure timely, safe and on-budget execution. Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) is emerging as a vital element in planning how to load and store complex shipments.
Cruise Line Execs Carpeted by Senate Committee
The presidents of Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International defended their industry and their practices to senators following two recent high-profile fires that damaged ships…
Poly Shield Technologies Net Fuel Purification Contract
Florida- based Poly Shield Technologies Inc., sign an installation agreement with LMS Shipmanagement Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of International Shipholdings Corp., ISH NYSE.
Houston Hybrid RTG's to Install Saft Li-ion Batteries
Saft contracted by MJ EcoPower Hybrid Systems to supply leading-edge lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries for four new hybrid-powered mobile RTG (Rubber Tyred Gantry) cranes serving Houston Harbor, Texas.
GofM Rig Fire, Loss of Control: Latest News
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S. Coast Guard conducted multiple overflights today to supplement responsible party flights to maintain aerial surveillance of the scene. The natural gas well continues to fuel the fire on the rig. The derrick and drill floor structure has collapsed over the rig, and a very light sheen that dissipates quickly has been observed in the ocean.
European Ports to Get LNG Bunker Project Funding
Liquefied natural gas for shipping by 2015 at the latest is the pledge in a collaboration between the Ports of Gothenberg and Rotterdam and private infrastructure companies spurred on by a SEK 305-million European Union grant. "EU support is a clear indication of how important shipping is for sustainable transport throughout Europe," says Magnus Kårestedt, Port of Gothenburg Chief Executive. The Dutch…
Port of NY & NJ Agree Bayonne Cruise Terminal Expansion
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Board of Commissioners has approved plans by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines to build a new cruise terminal building at the Port Authority-owned marine terminal facility in Bayonne – a major public investment that will spur continued growth in the New Jersey cruise business. As part of its expansion plans, Royal Caribbean also agreed to base its new Quantum…
USCG: New Officer-in-charge in Emerald Isle, N.C.
The crew of Coast Guard Station Emerald Isle is scheduled to hold a change-of-command ceremony Friday at the station in Emerald Isle, N.C. During the ceremony, Chief…
Valdez Fire Dept., USCG Respond to Vessel Fire in Valdez
City of Valdez and U.S. Coast Guard personnel responded to a report of a vessel fire at the Crowley fuel dock within the Valdez Small Boat Harbor. At approximately 11:30 a.m.
Today in U.S. Naval History: July 24
Today in U.S. 1813- Sailing Master Elijah Mix attempts to blow up British warship Plantagenet with a torpedo near Cape Henry, Va. 1944 - Following 43 days of naval gunfire and air bombardment…
General Dynamics Reports Q2 2013 Results
General Dynamics (GD) today reported second-quarter 2013 net earnings of $640 million, or $1.81 per share on a diluted basis, compared to 2012 second-quarter net earnings of $634 million…
New Chairman for UK's Third Largest Port
One of the most senior figures in the UK Ports Industry, Peter Jones, has been appointed Chairman of the Port of Milford Haven and will take up the post on 1, August 2013. Having retired earlier this year as Chief Executive of the UK’s largest ports group Associated British Ports, and with a career stretching back over 30 years in the ports sector, Mr Jones will bring a wealth of experience to the UK’s 3rd largest port.
Scorpio Order 11 Bulk Carriers from China Shipyards
Scorpio Bulkers Inc. has reached agreements with three yards in China to construct a minimum of 11 and up to 14 dry bulk carrier newbuildings. Scorpio Bulkers is a newly established company listed on the Norwegian OTC with offices in Monaco and New York. They have reached agreements with ChengXi Shipyard CO. Ltd. Dalian, COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co. Ltd., and Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co. Ltd. for the construction of the vessels for approximately $27 million each.
BAE Awarded Two Navy Ship Repair Contracts
BAE Systems Hawaii, is contracted for work on 'USS Chafee' and BAE San Diego on 'USS Rushton'. BAE Systems Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a $15,986,837 modification to previously awarded contract (N0024-06-C-4408) for repairs to the USS Chafee (DDG 90). Work will be performed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by February 2014. Fiscal 2013 Operations & Maintenance…
Tall Ship Wrecked on Rocks off Cork, Ireland
Four RNLI lifeboats were launched to aid the sinking 42 metre Dutch training vessel 'Astrid', wrecked on rocks inside the Sovereign Islands at Ballymacus Point near Kinsale in Cork. All 30 people on board were brought to safety when Kinsale lifeboat transferred all the casualties from the sinking ship onto Courtmacsherry RNLI lifeboat and a local vessel. They were then taken to Kinsale. Both Kinsale…