Fugro Gain Major Middle East Survey Contract
Fugro has been awarded a major hydrographic survey project in the Middle East region which has an estimated value in excess of USD 80 million. The survey will commence in October 2013, utilising a combination of vessels and aircraft and is expected to take 14 months to complete. According to Fugro this is one of the largest commercial hydrographic survey projects to combine both airborne and vessel based techniques ever undertaken.
Dubai to Host Counter-piracy Conference
The United Arab Emirates, in a partnership between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, global marine terminal operator DP World and Abu Dhabi Ports Company, will convene a third high-level, public-private counter piracy conference, in Dubai, on 11-12 September 2013. The conference is by invitation only.
Transatlantic Aims to Become Baltic Sea Bulk Major
Sweden's Rederi AB TransAtlantic has entered into an agreement with AtoB@C Shipping AB where TransAtlantic effectively outsources all the commercial activities of its Short Sea Bulk division…
Australian Warship Sails for Middle East
Family and friends joined dignitaries on the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney today to wave goodbye to 'HMAS Melbourne', as she departed for a tour of duty to the Middle East Area of Operations. Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC RAN and Minister for Defence Science and Personnel Warren Snowdon, bid the Royal Australian Navy Frigate a safe passage as she began a six-month deployment focussed on maritime security and interception operations as part of Operation Slipper…
Maritime Safety: 'Ghost Rod' Video Wins Prize
A water-based homage to the classic "Ghost Chips" road safety TV advertisement has won this year's Bounty Hunter Fishing Tournament video competition, which was…
Seadrill's Sevan Drilling Controlling Interest Agreed
Seadrill's mandatory offer to purchase all of the shares in Sevan Drilling ASA at NOK 3.95 per share has been accepted. Seadrill has received acceptances of the Offer totalling 47,394 shares.