Congress Maritime Safety Hearing: PortVision CEO Testifies
Maritime industry business intelligence provider PortVision says that its CEO, Dean Rosenberg, testified before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. "Yesterday I was honored to have the opportunity to testify before the US House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. The purpose of the hearing was to focus on new ocean technologies, how these technologies can improve government performance…
Coast Guard Medevacs Diver 18 Miles Off Hatteras Inlet
The U.S.Coast Guard medevaced a 52-year-old man from a dive boat approximately 18 miles southeast of Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, Sunday. The captain of the dive boat Under Pressure contacted Coast Guard North Carolina Command Center watchstanders via VHF-FM at approximately 3 p.m. and reported a diver was suffering from from signs of decompression sickness. Sector watchstanders launched a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet to assist.
Rosneft and ONGC Videsh sign MOU
Rosneft and ONGC Videsh Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) yesterday for cooperation in exploration, appraisal and hydrocarbon producton on the continental…
First PNG LNG Cargo Shipped by Exxon Mobil
Exxon Mobil Corporatio says it has shipped the first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the $19 billion PNG (Papua New Guinea) LNG project ahead of schedule. PNG LNG, operated by ExxonMobil affiliate ExxonMobil PNG Limited, is expected to produce more than 9 trillion cubic feet of gas over its estimated 30 years of operations. The first cargo is bound for LNG customer Tokyo Electric Power Co. Inc. (TEPCO) in Japan.
US Naval Academy Class of 2014 Graduation
The Naval Academy says that an estimated 30,000 people filled the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, to witness the swearing in of the U.S. military's newest officers. The Naval Academy Class of 2014 graduated 1,068 men and women, including 784 Navy ensigns and 265 Marine Corps second lieutenants. Graduating first in the class is Marine 2nd Lt. David F. Williams, of Roanoke, Virginia…
Rosneft, BP To Explore For Shale Oil In Russia
Rosneft and BP signed an agreement on Saturday to jointly explore for hard-to-recover oil in Russia, the first major deal for the state-run Russian oil company…
MSC Cruises Order Two 154,000 gt Cruise Ships
MSC Cruises informs it has signed a contract with Fincantieri for the construction of two new cruise ships with an option for one more. The two ships will join MSC Cruises' 12 strong cruise ship fleet. The contract was signed at the Palazzo Chigi in Rome between MSC Cruises and Fincantieri in the presence of MSC Cruises Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vago and CEO Gianni Onorato, and Fincantieri CEO Giuseppe Bono.
Putin says Russia cannot be isolated
President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that it is not possible to isolate a country such as Russia and Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over its involvement in Ukraine disrupt the world economy. Speaking to a group of Western journalists on the sidelines of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Putin said that sanctions are counterproductive for all sides involved. "They lead the Russian, European, global economy to turbulence that no one is interested in," Putin said.
MUA Pushes Massive Escalation of Waterfront Safety Campaign
In the wake of the death this week of Anthony Attard, a father of three who was killed doing his job on board the Toll RoRo vessel Tasmanian Achiever, the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is gearing up for a massive escalation of the Waterfront Safety Campaign. Assistant National Secretary Warren Smith, National Safety Officer Matt Goodwin and Victorian Branch Assistant Secretary Robert Patchett spent several days on the job supporting and working with members in the aftermath of this tragedy.
PPG PMC's Made-to-order Capabilities At Little Rock Facility
PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) protective and marine coatings (PMC) business announced that it has manufactured more than 100,000 gallons of coatings in a new small batch process that began operation at its Little Rock, Arkansas, manufacturing facility in January. PPG invested in the new batch process to satisfy customers’ needs for small quantities and made-to-order products such as military-specified coatings, PSX(R) polysiloxanes and MEGASEAL(TM) flooring coatings.
No New Cold War Talks Over Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday dismissed talk of a new Cold War over the crisis in Ukraine and denied trying to rebuild the Soviet Union after reclaiming Crimea.
International Conference on Ship Recycling - Proceedings
WMU Publishers have announced the availability of the proceedings of the International Conference on Ship Recycling. Ship recycling is considered the most environmentally…
JAXPORT announces expansion of RO-RO services from NYK Lines
NYK Line is expanding its roll-on/roll-off service to and from Jacksonville to include connections in Asia. Beginning in June, these new connections will enhance NYK’s existing Ro/Ro service to the Middle East with the carrier increasing sailings to three per month from JAXPORT. “We are pleased to further grow our partnership with NYK RoRo and provide more options to the industry,” said Roy Schleicher, JAXPORT Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.
Jurong Port Upgrading Terminal Berths
According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No. Upgrading works will entail dredging, shore protection work, demolition and reconstruction of berth J10 & J11. A safety boat will be in attendance throughout the duration of the construction works to warn other craft of the works in the vicinity. Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night signals.
TOTAL & LUKOIL To Develop Tight Oil In Bazhenov
Total signed today an agreement with Lukoil creating a joint venture (JV) to explore and develop the tight oil potential of the Bazhenov play in Western Siberia. Total will hold 49% of the JV and Lukoil 51%. This agreement finalizes the memorandum of understanding signed between the two companies in December 2013. The JV will assess the technical feasibility of developing the tight oil potential of the Bazhenov formation initially on 4 licenses covering an area of 2…
USCG Ends Search For Missing British Yacht Sailors
A renewed search for four British sailors who vanished with their yacht a week ago in the Atlantic was called off late on Friday, hours after the overturned vessel…
Ukraine Has No Right For Gas Price Discount - Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said that Ukraine had no right to demand cuts in the price it pays for natural gas supplies from Russia and said the price dispute should not be solved through dialogue and ultimatums . "We are ready for a constructive dialogue, but it should not be carried out though baseless demands and ultimatums, but rather on the basis of civilised market cooperation…
Western Gas Route To China May Be Implemented Faster
Russia 's President Vladimir Putin on Saturday that the Western Said route to supply Gas to China May be Implemented Faster than the eastern route if China is Supportive. Moscow and Beijing have clinched a $ 400 billion Gas Deal this week after years-Long Talks, which will Help Russia to Diversify Gas Supplies away from Europe , its main export Market. (Reporting by Katya Golubkova, editing by Jason Bush)