Damen Wins Double Repair Order
Damen Shiprepair Brest (France) received a booking for the drydocking and repairs of two shuttle tankers managed by Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers A/S. The 88,109 GRT sister vessels Karen Knutsen and Sallie Knutsen expect to arrive end February and Middle of March respectively. Damen Brest’s Managing Director Jos Goris commented, “We are very pleased with the order from Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers.
Shell Suspends Alaskan Offshore Drilling
Faced with an earnings slump and added pressure from a recent federal court ruling, Shell has abandoned plans for offshore drilling near Alaska in 2014. Shell’s new CEO Ben van Beurden announced to investors today that the company will undergo a major refocus aimed at reversing down financial results, and part of that plan involves leaving Alaska off its agenda—at least for 2014. The major cog Van Beurden referenced was a federal ruling that said the U.S.
Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon
Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry, with a circulation of more than 35,000 worldwide, including ship and boat owners, ship and boat builders, naval architects and marine engineers. Today Maritime Reporter heads a group of four print and 10 websites serving the global maritime, offshore and subsea sector.
Separate Ship Collisions in Singapore Result in Two Spills
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) reported two separate vessel collision incidents, both resulting in spills. The MPA said it received a report on January 29, at about 6:30 p.m.
Kongsberg to Electronically Outfit New Pipelayer Vessel
Kongsberg has been appointed as the supplier and integrator of all electrical, telecom and integrated control systems for the new Petrofac JSD 6000 deepwater derrick lay vessel…
Durnan Appointed Senior Vice President at ISS
Maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) announced the appointment of Captain Michael Durnan, U.S. Navy (Retired) as Senior Vice President, Remote and Government Services. Reporting to Jan-Hein Dissel, COO of Supply Chain Solutions at ISS, he will head up an experienced business development and operations team based in Dubai. Captain Durnan was commissioned as a Naval Officer in 1978 and spent his career serving on various U.S. Navy ships.
UKHO Launches New Routing Charts
The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office is launching a new large-scale routing chart covering the busy shipping waters of Vietnam, Indonesia and the Malacca Strait. Routing Chart 5141 is the latest addition to the UKHO's routing chart series and will be published on February 27, 2014. As well as covering a very busy shipping area, Routing Chart 5141 has been compiled in a larger scale than the UKHO's…
Board Changes at Aker Arctic Technology
After the acquisition of 66.4% of the shares by Finnish Industry Investment Ltd (fully owned by the State of Finland) Aker Arctic Technology Inc.’s extraordinary…
BAE Systems Launches Jackson Offshore PSV
BAE Systems today launched the first of four platform supply vessels it’s building for Jackson Offshore Operators, LLC. These vessels, which will support drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico, reflect BAE Systems’ continued growth in U.S. commercial shipbuilding and its support to the offshore oil and gas industry. The launch ceremony for the M/V Breeze included representatives from both companies.
Aker Sells Mooring and Loading Unit to MacGregor
Cargotec's MacGregor has completed the acquisition of the mooring and loading systems unit from Aker Solutions. Cargotec announced the agreement to acquire the unit in October 2013 for an enterprise value of approximately €180 million. The unit will be consolidated into MacGregor's results as of February 1, 2014. "The addition of the mooring and loading systems' team members, technologies and products further positions MacGregor as a true leader in the marine and offshore equipment market.
SCI Simulator Offers One-on-one Training
What does a new year of training look like at SCI? With a new simulator in full operation, SCI helps individual mariners complete assessments previously only available in large class settings or in the real world when exact conditions could be met on the water. The Seamen’s Church Institute’s (SCI) Center for Maritime Education puts mariners in real-life situations using high-tech simulation equipment.
Fendercare Provides STS Support Services
Fendercare Marine provided STS support services for the first open sea’s Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) STS operations for two of the world’s leading Gas Majors. The LNG STS operations were performed in the Eastern Mediterranean with a number of 152,000 cm3 membrane tank Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers (LNGC), and most recently a 135,000 cm3 moss type carrier; all delivering cargo to one of Excelerate Energy’s 138,000 cm3 Floating Storage & Regasification Unit (FSRU).
CMA CGM Reorganizes South African Management
CMA CGM announced the reorganization of CMA CGM South Africa, the South African agent of the CMA CGM Group headquartered in Durban, with the departure of Arnaud Thibault…
SLM Winches: Commercial, On Deck and Heavy Duty
Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy’s standardized commercial winches are tough, customizable and built to last. For 150 years, Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy (SLM) has been at the forefront of innovation for the Marine Sector. Focusing on the strict Navy and USACE standards for much of that time has given the firm a unique perspective upon which to build long lasting and reliable products in the marketplace. In 2010, SLM decided to split its resources into Commercial and Defense divisions.
New Shell CEO Sets Agenda
Speaking to investors, new Shell CEO Ben van Beurden updated on the company’s priorities: improving Shell’s financial results and achieving better capital efficiency, as well as continuing to strengthen operational performance and project delivery. Van Beurden, who became the new CEO of Royal Dutch Shell plc on January 1, 2014, said Shell’s strategy overall is sound. The company has a high quality portfolio and key strengths in technology and project delivery.
California Leaders to Convene for Maritime Conference
The 14th Annual California Maritime Leadership Symposium, slated to take place February 19-20 at the Sacramento Convention Center, attracts key members from California’s State Legislature and representatives from California’s ports and the maritime industry. The symposium aims to encourage productive dialogue among maritime industry leaders and communicate port needs to California decision makers.
Dutch, Swedish Defense Place Cooperative Tugboat Order
The Defense Material Organization of the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) has contracted Damen Shipyards Group for the delivery of five Harbor and Seagoing tugs. The contract has been made in cooperation with its Swedish counterpart: Swedish Försvarets Materielverk (FMV). Responding to current and future developments in emission reduction and environmentally friendly shipping, the RNLN has opted for a new Damen design: the ASD Tug 2810 Hybrid.
Stolt-Nielsen Reports Improved Fourth Quarter
Stolt-Nielsen Limited has reported unaudited results for the fourth quarter ended November 30, 2013. Net profit attributable to SNL shareholders in the fourth quarter was $36.7 million, with revenue of $524.5 million, compared with $21.8 million, with revenue of $521.8 million, respectively, in the third quarter of 2013. Net profit attributable to shareholders for 2013 was $85.8 million, with revenue of $2…
Foss is Upbeat on the Arctic
Foss Maritime Builds New Ice-Class Tugs as it embarks on a new Arctic Challenge. To support growing Arctic business, Seattle-based Foss Maritime Company is building three ocean-going tugs at its Rainier Shipyard in Oregon on the Columbia River. These 132 feet-long, Ice Class vessels will have strengthened hulls designed to withstand the harsh, Arctic climate conditions into which they will eventually be deployed.
Rig Donation: A step-by-step guide
A primer for those interested in Artificial Reefs as a way to dispose of old offshore structures, rigs and ships. The quandary of what to do with a non-productive well and the associated rig structures has always plagued offshore operators. As federal and state regulations begin to tighten in terms of what has to be done, and when, oil and gas principals are taking a new look at alternatives to removal.