DST Toolstring Deployed in Gulf of Mexico
International oilfield services company, Expro, has deployed its new design ExACT (Expro Annulus-Operated Circulating and Test Tool) in its first live offshore well. The successful operation, a tubing conveyed perforating ‘shoot and pull’, took place on the Vermillion field offshore in the Gulf of Mexico following trial work onshore in Brazil last year. The tool, one of the most advanced of its kind, combines downhole shut-in and circulating functionality.
ODC Awarded GTT License for LNG Market
Oman Drydock Company (ODC) said it has made a “giant leap” forward in its campaign to become one of the leading shipyards in the world for LNG repairs after it was formally awarded the \ Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) license at the Posidonia Shipping Trade Fair in Athens, Greece. ODC chairman Dr. Abdulmalik Al Hinai was joined by GTT CEO Phillippe Berterottiere at the ODC stand to make the announcement.
Public Meeting to Address NPREP Guidelines
Maritime industry leaders will convene in Washington, D.C. on June 19 with representatives of the relevant government agencies to have a dialogue addressing concerns with…
First Visit to the Port of Kiel by Mein Schiff 3
New TUI Cruises flagship welcomed at the Ostseekai. Mein Schiff 3 - the new flagship of TUI Cruises, and currently also the biggest cruise ship sailing with any German shipping company, has arrived in the Port of Kiel on her maiden visit. The new 99,500 GT, 294 m long ship was welcomed with a water fountain display from a port tug when she entered the Kiel Fiord. At a traditional on-board reception later Dr Dirk Claus…
W Marine Orders Green Dolphin 84s Bulk Carriers
Greek shipowner W Marine Inc. has ordered a series of post-Panamax bulk carriers based on the Green Dolphin 84S design. The design was developed by the Shanghai…
Cooperation Yields New Oil Spill Detection System
Moxa said it has long partnered with Intel to produce industrial computing platforms, using innovative advances in hardware and software designs to make the most of industrial-grade Intel processors, producing rugged solutions tailored for mission critical maritime applications. The recently published Intel case study ‘Marine Disaster Recovery through Intelligent Systems’ highlights how the combination…
FMC's Doyle: LNG Bunkering Needs to Move Forward
FMC Commissioner William P. Doyle delivered the keynote address to LNG Bunkering North America conference Vancouver, Canada, providing insight into LNG as a marine fuel and LNG bunkering. "Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering in North America is moving forward. Quite frankly it needs to move forward,” Doyle said. “There is an abundant supply of natural gas in North America. Doyle touched upon hot topics such as MARPOL Annex VI and its feasibility…
NATO Extends Somali Counter-piracy Mission to 2016
NATO has decided to extend its Indian Ocean counter-piracy mission by two years to the end of 2016, judging that piracy remains a threat despite a sharp fall in attacks, the alliance said on Wednesday. The decision was taken by NATO defence ministers meeting in Brussels. NATO ships have patrolled the waters off the Horn of Africa since 2009, as part of a broader international effort to crack down on Somali-based pirates who had caused havoc with world shipping.
USCG Medevacs Man from Freighter on Lake Huron
A U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) aircrew conducted a medical evacuation of a man from a freighter in Lake Huron after he lost consciousness Wednesday morning, the USCG reported.
Today in U.S. Naval History: June 4
Today in U.S. 1934 - USS Ranger, first ship designed from the keel up as a carrier, is commissioned at Norfolk, Va. 1942 - Battle of Midway (June 4-6) begins; during battle, the four Japanese carriers which attacked Pearl Harbor are sunk; this decisive U.S. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
LNG-fuelled Ultra-Large Container Ships of the Future
Capital Ship Management Corporation is prioritizing a business strategy inspired by, and applying, the key principles and goals of the International Maritime Organization’s…
RS Holds Offshore O&G Field Development Seminar
On May 27-29, 2014 in Astrakhan, Russia, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) held a seminar on shipbuilding and offshore oil and gas field development for…
Exemption from priority berth hire charges at Kandla
Kandla Port Trust has acceded to the request of the Fertlizer Companies/Fertilizer Association of India to exempt vessels arriving in Kandla carrying fertilizer…
New Standard Defers Western Australian Exploration Program
New Standard Energy Limited (New Standard) advises that the Southern Canning Joint Venture (SCJV) has agreed to delay drilling of the Brooke North-1 well until late 2015.
Update On Vancouver's Possible Tug Strike
Following discussions at Vancouver the tug company Seaspan has announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the GUILD union, agreeing to…
USS Ross To Be Forward Deployed In Rota, Spain
USS Ross (DDG 71) departed its Norfolk homeport June 3 on her way to Rota, Spain, as the second of four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers to be forward deployed there. To enhance the security of the European region, two additional ballistic missile defense (BMD)-capable destroyers - USS Porter (DDG 78) from Norfolk and USS Carney (DDG 64) from Mayport, Florida, will also join USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) and Ross over the course of the next 18 months. "The U.S.
Appointment Of Board Members Of Lerwick Port Authority
Three Members of Lerwick Port Authority have been re-appointed to the Board of the Authority. Three existing Business Ratepayer Members were the only applicants for the three positions. Brian Anderson, Harry Jamieson and Ronnie Gair all applied to serve a further three year term until July 2017. Their applications have been approved under the procedures set down by Government guidelines and the Authority’s own legislation.
USCG, State Troopers Rescue Woman ATV Rider Near Kodiak, Alaska
The Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers rescued a 25-year-old female ATV rider near Kodiak Wednesday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak…
America's Baltic Sea Commitment: Navy Exercise BALTOPS
Joint exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2014, is set for June 6-21, in the Baltic Sea. : U.S. Navy units include the amphibious command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) and members of Expeditionary Strike Group 2, homeported in Norfolk, Virginia, as well as members of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/6th Fleet from Naples, Italy. This year's exercise will include 1,300 U.S.
Arctic Maritime Development in Beaufort Sea Area: New Paper
For Canada and the United States, the Beaufort basin offers unique opportunities for Alaska and Canada’s Arctic territories, says a research paper from Canada's Centre for International Government Innovation (CIGI). The Arctic is facing remarkable climatic and oceanic change that is triggering unprecedented opportunities and challenges for Arctic nations, as well as for countries that do not have Arctic territory but are eager to engage and invest in the region.