Life in Prison for Somali Pirates who Murdered Four Americans
Somali nationals Ahmed Muse Salad, a/k/a “Afmagalo,” 25, Abukar Osman Beyle, 20, and Shani Nurani Shiekh Abrar, 29, who were previously found guilty by jury of all 26 counts charged to include piracy, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, hostage taking resulting in death, kidnapping resulting in death and multiple firearms offenses, were sentenced today by a federal jury. The three defendants were sentenced to life-in-prison for their roles in the February 22…
Tar Balls Cleaned fromTexas Shoreline
Coast Guard members are working with Miller Environmental Services and Texas General Land Office specialists to clean up naturally occurring tar balls discovered on 20-mile stretch of land from Padre Island National Seashore to the beaches of Port Aransas, Tuesday. Beachgoers contacted Coast Guard Station Port Aransas Sunday to report that tar patties were washing ashore. Sector Corpus Christi deployed personnel from their Incident Management Division to respond.
"Safe Drilling in the Far North is a Fantasy": Greenpeace
“Even a cursory glance at Shell’s oil spill response plans shows that the company could not deal with an accident in these remote and challenging waters, and we’re disappointed that the court ruled in Shell’s favour. Despite admitting that a spill in the frozen north is inevitable, Shell operated with a response plan that relied on untested technology and equipment totally incapable of working effectively in some of the harshest conditions on Earth.
Warship Gives Maersk 'Triple-E' Safe Passage
The Dutch Frigate 'HNLMS Van Speijk', part of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation Ocean Shield, ensured the safe passage of the 'Maersk McKinney Moller' on maiden transit through the Gulf of Aden. The 400-metre long, 165,000 ton commercial ship is on its maiden voyage from Asia to Europe. NATO's counter-piracy efforts, in conjunction with other maritime forces operating in the region, help ensure the free flow of commercial trade through the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean.
Major US Port Chooses Fieldpoint Service Software
Fieldpoint Service Applications say that one of the largest U.S. Port Authorities had selected Alert Software as their Project Management, Contract and Grant Management solution.
Paragon Shipping Easing From Red to Black in Q2 2013
Greece's drybuld cargo shipping specialistsm Paragon Shipping Inc. ,announce its results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013. Gross charter…
China Shipbuilder Hit by Forex Losses on Contracts
Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Holdings Ltd. China’s second-biggest private shipyard, posted a 7.6 percent decline in second-quarter profit because of higher tax and foreign…
Navy Movers to Gain From New ONR Transportation Tool
In a significant advance for military transportation, a new web-based tool sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) brings an Expedia-like search capability to Navy planners looking to move personnel or equipment around the world quickly and affordably. The Transportation Exploitation Tool (TET) is software that allows transportation planners to easily find available space among the thousands of military and commercial flights, and ship movements, that take place each day.
Offshore Wind Industry To Get Huge UK Investment
Government and business publish a long-term strategy that will strengthen the UK’s position in the offshore wind industry. The multi-million pound investment has the potential to unlock £7 billion in the economy by 2020. The UK currently has more offshore wind power than the rest of the world combined. The offshore wind industrial strategy aims to grow UK supply chain manufacturing so that more of the work and jobs can be done here.
Hatteras Yachts/Cabo Taken Over
An affiliate of Versa Capital Management has acquired the operating businesses of Hatteras/CABO from Brunswick Corporation. Hatteras Yachts is recognized as a world…
NGA Hears Plea to Strengthen US Transportation Infrastructure
At the recent National Governors Association meeting, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) spoke with the nation's governors about strengthening the country’s transportation infrastructure. Shuster highlighted his committee’s plan to consider a bill to reauthorize the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) next month. He describes the legislation…
New AmaWaterway Cruise Vessel Named 'AmaPrima'
AmaWaterways new ship was christened in Vilshofen, Germany, by well-known travel expert Valerie Wilson. The AmaPrima, a sister ship to the award-winning AmaCerto (2012), is a deluxe164-feet passenger vessel that incorporates such innovative design features as Twin Balconies (an AmaWaterways exclusive) and spacious staterooms that measure up to 350 sq. feet. The AmaPrima will serve the Dutch and Belgium Waterways and the Danube and Rhine Rivers on 10 itineraries: Tulip Time Cruise…
Greece's Box Ships Inc. Ride Crest of the Wave in Q2 2013
Box Ships Inc. announce financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013. Mr. "We are pleased to announce our ninth consecutive profitable quarter as a public company.
Scorpio Tankers Order More Newbuildings, Receive 11th MR
Scorpio Tankers has reached agreements to construct four Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGC) at two yards in South Korea along with two MR and two Handymax ice class-1A fuel efficient product tankers at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., Ltd. of South Korea (HMD). Additionally, the Company took delivery of the eleventh vessel under its newbuilding program at HMD, 'STI Fontvieille'. The Company has reached agreements…
Tugboat 'Silver' Joins Harley Marine Gulf Fleet
This tug was built and delivered by Conrad Industries and is the sister vessel to Harley Marine Gulf’s tug, 'Lightning' (named after well-known cowboy movie '4-legged friends'). Both tugs are equipped with two Cummins K38M Tier II engines, along with Twin Disc MGX5321 reduction gears., while the 'Silver' is powered by two Cummins 85kw generators and is outfitted with Nabrico Hydro Electric winches.
Singapore-based CH Offshore Annual Profit Plunge
For the financial year ended 30 June 2013, the Group, which owns PSV's, AHTS & offshore maintenance vessels, has recorded loss after income tax of US$7.108 million…
SunCoke Energy Acquire Kanawha River Terminals
KRT owns 4 coal handling facilities, the largest of which is the Ceredo Terminal located on the Ohio River in West Virginia. SunCoke Energy Partners' (SXCP) wholly…
Oceans 2013 MTS/IEEE Update
There will be more tham 450 papers, presentations and posters, plus exhibitions by industry, academia, nonprofits and government agencies. The Marine Technology Society will use the occasion to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. Numerous special events complement the rich technical and scientific presentations. The Tuesday through Thursday Technical Program will feature 23 Special Sessions, including Ships-to-Reefs…
Coast Guard Establishes Incident Management Assistance Team
The Coast Guard formally established the Incident Management Assistance Team during a ceremony held at Base Portsmouth Thursday morning. The IMAT is the first full-time, national incident management team comprised of 41 active and reserve military and civilian personnel. The IMAT supports the operational commander in complex incident crisis management for all-hazard, all-threat incidents and events.
India to Establish Two Major Ports
The Indian government has decided to set up two new major ports, one at Sagar in West Bengal and the other at Dugarajapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. In respect of the Sagar Port…