Warship Boarding Team's 23-hour Drug Search
Nearly 60 kilograms of heroin were seized by sailors and Royal Marines from 'HMS Somerset', who intercepted a drug-smuggling dhow in Middle East waters, informs UK MOD. The boarding crew found the dhow, a type of vessel common to the Middle East and Indian Ocean, during an operation for the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-terrorism Combined Task Force (CTF) 150. HMS Somerset’s Lynx helicopter was launched to intercept the dhow and guide the boarding team to its exact location.
OceanGate & Global Diving Sign Strategic Agreement
OceanGate Inc., supplier of manned submersibles says it has made a strategic agreement with Global Diving & Salvage Inc., provider of marine construction & offshore support services in the United States, and an internationally recognized marine casualty responder. Under the agreement, both companies will pursue new sales opportunities by endorsing and utilizing each other's services and products. Global Diving & Salvage will be OceanGate's exclusive manned diving and salvage partner…
Disabled Freighter in St. Lawrence Seaway: Update
After losing steering Tuesday and emergency anchoring it has now been established that the 'Federal Kivalina', a 656-foot Hong Kong-flagged vessel is aground. The freighter is currently anchored upriver, about one-third of a mile from the Thousand Island Bridge. Vessel traffic has been suspended. There are no reported injuries to the crew and no reported pollution at this time. Incident responders from the Coast Guard…
South Korea's Daewoo & SKT in 'Smart Ship' R&D Project
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), the world's second-largest shipbuilder, and Korea's top mobile carrier, SK Telecom (SKT), have teamed up to develop…
NAFTA Issues Adressed at Transplace Shipper Symposium
Provider of transportation management services & logistics technology, Transplace, says it has wrapped up its recent 12th annual 'Shipper Symposium' in Dallas. Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox and other leading supply chain and economic visionaries addressed current supply chain and economic issues, including NAFTA in its 20th year, capacity constraints and regulatory changes that have a worldwide effect on the transportation of goods.
Shipyard Boss Abseils Down Drydock
UK shipyard, A&P managing director, Peter Child tested his nerves when he joined a dozen others to abseil down the largest dry dock on the UK’s south coast to raise money for charities. Mr Child and Adrian Richards, Chief Executive of BF Adventure in Penryn, were the first to test the ropes 50 feet above the huge dry dock at A&P Falmouth, which is 40m wide and 253m long – the size of two Wembley football pitches.
Japanese Tankship Explosion: One Missing Four Injured
A fuel tanker has exploded in waters off Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan, leaving the captain missing and four crew members badly injured, according to Xinhua. There were eight crew members on board…
Texas City Y Collision: Formal Casualty Hearing Notified
The US Coast Guard informs that in conjunction with the National Transportation Safety Board, it will begin a formal hearing at the Galveston County Criminal Justice Center Monday, June 2, 2014 at 1 p.m. On March 22, 2014, the Summer Wind was en route to the Port of Houston when it collided with a barge owned by Kirby Inland Marine, which was being towed by the tugboat Miss Susan and was headed from the Port of Texas City to the Intracoastal Waterway along the Bolivar Peninsula.
German Shipbuilder FSG Wins Australian RoRo Order
Flensburger-Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) says it has contracted with Australian shipping company SeaRoad for the construction of a 181 metres long, LNG-powered RoRo ferry. Claimed by FSG to be the world’s first RoRo ferry of this size powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel, the RoRo ferry will ply between Melbourne and Devonport in Tasmania. The new ferry is designed to transport containers, including reefer units…
Dryad Maritime Plans Expansion: Reshuffles Management
UK-based maritime intelligence agency, Dryad Maritime, says it plans a strategic expansion of their operations into Asia Pacific and the Americas. Dryad explain that the expansion and re-focusing of the company will see a number of internal moves. The current Director of Intelligence, Ian Millen is to assume the role of Chief Operating Officer from Karen Jacques, who will be relocated to the Pacific in order to take the helm and grow Dryad Maritime across Asia and the Americas.
Singapore Reclamation Work Off Temasek Fairway Revised
The working period and details of reclamation off Temasek Fairway, west of Jurong Island, have been revised. The work will now be conducted from 2 June to 1 December.
Siemens Appoints Janina Kugel As Chief Diversity Officer
Siemens informed that with effect from July 1, 2014, Janina Kugel will assume the position of Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) for Siemens AG in addition to her current responsibilities as Head of Personnel Strategy and Executive Development. Ms. Kugel replaces Denice Kronau, who is leaving the company on May 31, 2014 by mutual agreement to further pursue her writing and speaking career. "Ms. Kronau's…
BOEM to Review Wind Energy Demonstration Project Offshore Oregon
As part of the Obama Administration's Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced today that it is seeking public comment as it prepares an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze potential impacts of a proposed wind energy demonstration project offshore the coast of Oregon. Principle Power, Inc. (Principle Power) has requested a wind energy commercial lease from BOEM.
RWE Dea's 'The Breagh Story' Wins Film Awards In Houston, Hamburg
At the WorldFest 2014 International Film Festival in Houston, RWE Dea won the platinum award in the documentary category with “The Breagh Story”. The film also won the silver award in the energy category at this year’s WorldMedia Festival held in Hamburg. The documentary tells the story of one of RWE Dea’s largest projects – from the exploration of the Breagh gas discovery and the installation of the production platform, all the way through to first gas produced in October 2013.
Foster Wheeler's Terrace Wall Steam Reformer Heater For Kazakhstan
Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq:FWLT) announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by Marubeni Corporation for the engineering and material supply of a new Terrace Wall steam reformer heater, including an air preheating system, for the KazMunayGaz oil refinery located at Atyrau, Republic of Kazakhstan. The value of Foster Wheeler’s contract was not disclosed and was included in the company’s first-quarter 2014 bookings.
Kleven's New Contract With Olympic Shipping
Kleven has signed a contract with Olympic Shipping for delivery of an IMR vessels (inspection, maintenance and repair) of the MT 6021 MKII for delivery in summer 2015. The vessel is designed by Marine Engineering, and is a further development of the MT-6021 designed as a sister ship for delivery in March 2015 has. Both vessels will be delivered from Kleven. contract has a value of about 450 million.
Bunkering To Commence At Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port
Fuel bunkering under the Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port will commence operations by June 15, Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) Chairman Priyath Bandu Wickrama said. "Bunkering operations will start by June 15 at the newly built fuel bunkering terminal at Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port," Wickrama said. "The terminal, which will provide fuel for ships, has been constructed at a cost of US $95 million in line with the Magampura Port development project.
Dubai Maritime City To Develop “The Dolphin Residence”
Dubai Maritime City (DMC), the world class maritime cluster in the heart of Dubai, today announced its partnership jointly with Sharaf Investments and Al Ali Property Investment (API) to develop “The Dolphin Residence” within the City, into a high-end iconic Freehold mixed use development complete with offices, private residences, a four star hotel, shopping mall, mosque, parking lot and leisure facilities.
All Ports Dispute At Border Resolved - Ghana
A dispute over the origin of cargo entering Ghana from the Ivory Coast by the Elubo-Noe road border between has been resolved. A total of 59 trucks, which had been delayed for up to a fortnight…
Yantai Port Cargo Volume Up 10.4pc
The Port of Yantai in northern Shandong province, posted a 10.48 per cent year-on-year increase in overall cargo volume to 105 million tonnes in the first four months of the year, reports Xinhua. The port's full-year cargo throughput is expected to hit 300 million tonnes this year, maintaining China's top 10 coastal ports rankings. From January to April, passenger movements of the port increased 3.84 per cent year on year to 1.99 million people.