Chicago Electric Fish Barrier Safety Analysed
The US Coast Guard apprises that a study by its Research and Development Center concluded that the current rules governing vessel traffic across Chicago’s electric…
Denmark's Signature Enables Wreck Removal Convention
Denmark is the tenth country to accede to the Wreck Removal Convention which means that it will take effect on 14 April 2015. The Danish Maritime Authority informs…
Northrop Grumman Awarded US$88-Million Navy Contract
According to the US Department of Defense, Navy, Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Charlottesville, Va., is being awarded an $88,153,800 contract to acquire integrated…
Alstom Accepts 10 Bln Euro GE Bid For Its Energy Unit
The board of Alstom accepted General Electric's 10 billion euro ($13.82 billion) bid for its energy unit on Tuesday, several sources familiar with the situation told Reuters.
Classification Society ABS Selects Key Advisors
Following the 151st Annual Meeting of Members and of the Board of Directors ABS informs that industry leaders were elected and appointed to serve on several bodies…
Southern Co delays advanced coal plant to 2015 amid rising costs
Southern Co will take a $235 million charge in the first quarter and delay the startup of its $5.5 billion coal-gasification power plant in Kemper County, Mississippi…
Huntington Ingalls Appoints Jonathan Padfield as Corporate Director
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Capt. Jonathan Padfield (U.S. Navy, Ret.) has joined the company as Corporate Director of Customer Affairs for amphibious programs.
Tall Ship Christian Radich Returns For Dry Docking
A&P Tees, part of the A&P Group once again welcome the Christian Radich for dry docking. The three masted, 72 x 10m vessel plans to stay for 30 days. The Scope of Work includes cleaning and painting…
BP Reports Q1 Results; Increases Dividend
BP today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2014. Underlying replacement cost profit1 for the quarter was $3.2 billion, compared with $2.8…
Foster Wheeler Awarded Contracts By Pemex For Mexico Refineries
Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq:FWLT) announced today that subsidiaries of its Global Engineering and Construction Group, together with a joint venture partner for the project…
Fukushima Radioactivity In Tuna off Oregon, Washington
A sample of albacore tuna caught off the shores of Oregon and Washington state have small levels of radioactivity from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, researchers said on Tuesday.
Stennis Departs Dry Dock
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) has today departed the dry dock at Puget Sound Naval Shipyards and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) .
US Top Court Upholds Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
The U.S. Supreme Court handed President Barack Obama a victory on Tuesday by upholding a federal environmental regulation requiring some states to limit pollution…
Putin Sees No Need To Sanction West, May Review Energy Ties
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Moscow saw no need for counter sanctions against the West, but could reconsider the participation of Western companies in its economy…
Fairmount Tugs Deliver Rig to Singapore
Fairmount Marine, a Rotterdam-based marine contractor for ocean towage and heavy lift transportation, announced that its tugs Fairmount Summit and Fairmount Alpine towed rig ENSCO 5006 more than 13,000 miles from Cyprus to Singapore. Before the departure off Limasol, Cyprus, both Fairmount tugs performed anchor handling work for the rig. On request of its owners cargo and crew runs were done during a stop off Las Palmas and a bunker stop was made at Port Nqgura, South Africa.
Offshore Energy Timeline:1806-2014
1806 - Spring pole cable drilling developed in US. 1844 - Fluid circulating rotary well drilling patented in England. 1845 - Circulated fluid used to remove drill cuttings for first time.
Wilson, Watson to Keynote SHIPPINGInsight 2014
Maritime industry executives Captain Michael Wilson and Jim Watson are keynote speakers for SHIPPINGInsight 2014, North America’s premier maritime industry technical forum, Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, 2014 in Stamford, Conn., at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel. Wilson, president of Laurin Maritime (Americas) Inc. and chief operating officer of Laurin Maritime, and Watson, president and chief operating officer of ABS Americas…
The History of Offshore Energy
Offshore exploration is a history of man v. Prospecting for oil is a dynamic art. From a lake in Ohio, to piers off the California coast in the early 1900s, to the salt marshes of Louisiana in the 1930s, to the first “out-of-sight- of-land” tower in 1947 in the Gulf of Mexico, the modern offshore petroleum industry has inched its way over the last roughly 75 years from 100 ft. of water ever farther into the briny deep, where the biggest platform today, Shell’s Perdido spar, sits in 8,000 ft.
Gov. Christie Selects Port Authority Chair
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Tuesday he has tapped former state Attorney General John Degnan to chair the board of the embattled Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The board's former chairman, David Samson, resigned in March amid reports that federal prosecutors in Manhattan were looking into a potential conflict of interest between Samson's role as chairman and his private law firm.
Oil Cleanup Continues in Oakland Estuary
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Incident Management Division were notified by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) on-scene coordinator that their contractor, Global Diving and Salvage, Inc. (GDSI), had discovered tar balls and heavy oil while removing sediment from the tug Respect in the Oakland Estuary Oct. 14, 2013. Further research on the Respect showed an estimated 300-500 gallons of oil had been left aboard during removal operations conducted in 1998.