FEA Aids Deepwater Horizon Failure Forensics
On the evening of April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon suffered a blowout while drilling in the Macondo Prospect, an area in the Gulf of Mexico 40 miles off the southeast coast of Louisiana. The platform caught fire; two days later, it sank. Numerous attempts were made to seal the well, but oil continued to spew into the Gulf until July 15, when a temporary cap was put in place. Relief wells then pumped concrete into the area underneath the wellhead…
USCG Redesign PFD Type Code Classification
The U.S. Coast Guard announced Wednesday publication of a notice of proposed rulemaking to remove references to type codes in its regulations on the carriage and…
Viking Takes Safety Servicing Offshore
The new, transparent multi-year service agreement concept from Viking revolutionizes the way offshore owners and operators solve the difficulties of managing multiple brands, equipment types and regulatory approvals for safety equipment and servicing. Handling safety equipment servicing is often regarded as a time-consuming and hard-to-budget headache for offshore vessel and infrastructure owners and operators.
Huisman Opens New Office in Norway
Huisman, a worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, recently opened up a new office in Bergen, Norway: Huisman Norge AS. The new representational office is a 100% subsidiary of Huisman and is set up to meet the increasing demand within the Norwegian offshore market. This is the first Huisman office in Scandinavia. Huisman is a globally operating company with history in design and manufacturing of heavy construction equipment for world's leading on and offshore companies.
Transas Provides ECDIS for Nonprofit Vessel
Transas Marine will supply and install its Navi-Sailor ECDIS Multifunction Display for the nonprofit GBA Ships e.V.’s service vessel Logos Hope, a deal in part financed by donation from the Transas Marine. GBA Ships is a private, nonprofit entity registered in Germany, which operates ships that sail around the world to bring knowledge, help and hope. GBA pioneered the concept of using ships to transport literature, humanitarian aid and people resources.
Concordia Maritime Release Interim Report
In accordance with the Swedish Securities Market Act and the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act, Concordia Maritime published its interim report for 2013.
CSA Demonstrates Advanced Diver Navigation System Capabilities
CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) recently deployed its Advanced Diver Navigation System to conduct numerous projects with differing purposes. The CSA system includes the Shark Navigator, a self-contained, highly portable, diver-operated mapping system with high accuracy positioning. CSA’s Diver Navigation System is designed to give the diver complete autonomy from topside sensors or support vessels, aid in locating targets, and support seafloor feature and resource mapping.
Superior Performance Promotes Sales Manager
Superior Performance Inc., a company in premium threaded tubing and casing products and services, has promoted Bobby Hodge to sales manager, announced CEO Louis Roth. Hodge will report to Roth and will work toward meeting sales quotas and company deadlines in the Houston sales division. He will assist the sales staff by serving the existing customer base and creating new business strategies. Additionally, Hodge will predict revenue volume for existing and new products.
NOIA Applauds Selection of Next BSEE Director
“I applaud Secretary Jewell’s selection of Vice Admiral Brian Salerno as Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. Like his predecessor, Vice…
Today in U.S. Naval History: August 14
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Pellerin Names New Business Director
Pellerin Energy Group (PEG), a leading, integrated service provider for the oil and gas industry has named Benjamin Potier as director of business development within its Water Solutions business unit…
50,000 Expected to Attend SMM 2014
Every two years Hamburg assumes the role of world capital of the maritime business for the duration of SMM, the leading international maritime trade fair Hamburg…
Dachser in Rio de Janeiro: Great Optimism for Brazil
When Dachser, the German multinational corporation and international logistics operator, announced the opening of its newest office in Brazil at Rio de Janeiro in June…
Tug and Barge Allision Near Cape Cod
The Coast Guard issued a news release stating that it responded to an allision between a tug and barge taking on water near the Cape Cod Canal Wednesday. At 11:28 p.m.
ISS Announces New Dock Services Schedule and Charges
Maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a new schedule of dock services and charges at the Kinder Morgan Galena Park and Pasadena terminals…
Salvors Plan to Fly Oil Off Stranded Bulk Carrier
Marine salvors plan to airlift oil from the abandoned oil-leaking cargo ship 'Kiani Satu' stranded off the beach at Buffels Bay, near Knysna, on the Western Cape of South Africa. The Johannasburg online newspaper 'Times Live' citing SAMSA spokesman Captain Nigel Campbell, reports that salvors are currently drilling into [bunker] tanks to take the fuel oil out, but as it has not been heated for a week they plan to put it into plastic tanks and fly it off the ship using helicopters.
Incat Crowther Contracted to Design Aukland NZ Ferry
Incat Crowther is to design a 34m catamaran passenger ferry for Fullers Group Ltd, the operator of the Auckland ferry network, and it is now being constructed by New Zealand builder Q-West. The vessel is the result of a thorough review of the network requirements, in which Incat Crowther worked closely with Fullers to design a vessel that is optimized to the network requirements and existing infrastructure and offers operational flexibility.
Suez Canal So Far Unaffected by Egypt Turmoil
The Egyptian Presidency has declared a month-long State of Emergency, with a curfew starting from 14, August 2013. As new political developments unfold in Egypt, Suez Canal transits and operations at all ports continue as normal, unaffected by the unrest reports GAC. However, in view of developing situation, subject to updates, GAC Egypt recommends suspending crew changes/spares delivery and other similar operations until further notice.
Product Tanker Purchase Assisted by CIT Group Financing
CIT Group Inc has provided a senior secured credit facility to Tanker Solutions, a joint venture between funds managed by TPG Credit Management and Prime Tanker Management…
Conrad Industries Ratchet Up Q2 2013 Profits
Conrad Industries, Inc., headquartered in Louisiana, announce its second quarter and six months 2013 financial results and backlog at June 30, 2013. For the quarter ended June 30…