Transferring Risk for Long-term Success
Business owners put their companies at risk when a new project gets under way. With even the best advance preparation, things can still go wrong, with the potential for injury…
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.
U.S. Coast Guard Must Assert its Authority
It is time for the Coast Guard to defend the authority granted to it by Congress, the Executive Branch and the courts. On December 27, 2013, the U.S. Coast Guard issued a notice stating that it intended to promulgate a rule containing its assessment framework for, and restating its position regarding, the federalism implications of regulations issued under the authority of various statutes within Titles 33 and 46 of the United States Code.
US, ROK Navy Strengthen Alliance
Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70; Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15; and Republic of Korea navy (ROKN) Maritime Task Flotilla (MTF) 7 held a Composite Warfare Committee (CWC) to improve combined warfighting skills and strengthen the U.S. and ROKN alliance, Feb. 17-20. Air defense, ballistic missile defense, antisubmarine warfare (ASW), surface warfare, tactical data links, and communications…
Carnival Vista Construction Begins
Carnival Cruise Lines said that construction is officially underway on the 135,000-ton Carnival Vista, which is slated to enter service in spring 2016. Following the initial construction start-up, workers will begin building out the 4,000-passenger ship which will feature a variety of dining, bar and entertainment options that are part of the line’s Fun Ship 2.0 product enhancement initiative as well as several innovations unique to this vessel.
Somerset Arrives in Philadelphia
The Navy's newest amphibious transport dock ship, Pre-commissioning Unit Somerset (LPD 25) arrived at its commissioning site of Philadelphia, Feb. 21 in preparation for its commissioning ceremony, March 1. During the port visit, Somerset Sailors are scheduled to participate in several community outreach events including working with the Boys and Girls Club and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Somerset's…
APM Terminals Partners with Brookfield
APM Terminals and Brookfield Asset Management announce the formation of a joint venture at APM Terminals’ Port Elizabeth, New Jersey facility, subject to the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey and regulatory approvals which are targeted to be received in the next couple of months. The joint venture company, APM Terminals Elizabeth, a Brookfield and APM Terminals joint venture, will be equally owned by Brookfield and APM Terminals.
Today in U.S. Naval History: February 24
Today in U.S. Naval History - February 24 1813 - USS Hornet, Captain James Lawrence, captures HMS Peacock 1968 - Task Force Clearwater established in I Corps For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
Marine Pollution Control Announces Promotions
Dr. Manik S. Sardessai has been promoted to Senior Vice President. Dr. Sardessai, who earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Wayne State University, has worked for MPC since 1995in a variety of positions and will continue in his leadership role for technical and regulatory matters. He has distinguished himself internationally as an authority on the handling of hazardous materials. Walter J. Putman, Jr., has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager.
Oil Spill Minimally Impacts Port of New Orleans
The U.S. Coast Guard reopened the portion of the Mississippi River, which falls within the Port of New Orleans’ jurisdiction today at 10 a.m. The Coast Guard restricted vessel traffic on the Mississippi River Feb. 23 following a vessel collision and oil spill Feb. 22 about 50 miles upriver from the Port of New Orleans. Those restrictions were lifted Monday morning with the condition that vessels certify that their hulls are clean.
Euronav Announces Capital Increase for Maersk VLCCs
Euronav today announced that the meeting of shareholders has approved a $300 million capital increase against issuance of 32,841,528 new shares to acquire 15 Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC) from Maersk Tankers Singapore Pte Ltd. for a total acquisition price of $980 million, as announced January 5, 2014. Euronav said that all other points on the agenda of the shareholders’ meeting were also approved.
Application Filed for First US Floating LNG Export Facility
Excelerate Energy LP said on Monday it has filed a formal application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build and operate the first U.S. floating liquefied natural gas export facility.
Jaenichen Visits Port of Hueneme
Acting Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen met today with Port of Hueneme officials and Port customers for an industry stakeholder meeting and tour of the Port of Hueneme and Navy Base Ventura County. BMW, Global Auto Processing Services, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, Chiquita, Del Monte, Yara, the ILWU and Port Stevedores participated in a strategic round table discussion focusing on partnership opportunities, marine highway trade and Port priorities moving forward.
Development Courses for Project Managers, Port Engineers
Fisher Maritime Consulting Group said project manager's professional development courses specifically developed for the marine industry are being presented again in several venues in 2014.
Defense: USS Cole Bomber Should Not Face Death
Defense lawyers for the Saudi man charged with masterminding the 2000 USS Cole bombing that killed 17 American sailors argued on Friday he should not face the death penalty because the murders were not premeditated. The move was among several pre-trial motions heard in the murder case against Abd al-Rahim al Nashiri at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, viewed by closed-circuit television at Fort Meade. The charges Nashiri is faced with - among them murder, terrorism and conspiracy - carry the death penalty.
Safety Issues May Cause More Petrobras Stoppages
Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA could face new production stoppages on platforms in the Campos Basin if it does not resolve lingering safety issues, the Folha de S.
Recope Tenders to Buy Three Fuel Oil Cargos
(Reuters) - Costa Rica's refining company Recope launched a tender to buy three 165,000 cargos of fuel oil to be received from mid-April to October at Port Moin…
Oil Spill Closes 65 miles of Mississippi River
A 65-mile (105-km) stretch of the lower Mississippi River, including the Port of New Orleans, remained closed on Sunday night while crews cleaned up oil that spilled…
New Passenger Mustering & Crowd Control Training
A new program from Videotel highlights the importance of psychology in effective passenger evacuation, a topic which has been the focus of much attention in the industry since the highly charged events off Isola del Giglio in January 2012. Making the Difference - Passenger Mustering and Crowd Control looks at all aspects of passenger mustering, in particular the flow of passengers on stairways and the care and control of passengers once they are assembled in their designated muster stations.
Norway Cuts Troll Gas Field Outage Duration
Norway has cut the time its biggest gas field will operate at a reduced capacity by several months after Statoil tested repairs on a faulty compressor, which kept…