Bouchard Collects 40 CSA Safety Awards
Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., an independently-owned ocean-going petroleum barge company, was recognized by The Chamber of Shipping America (CSA) with 40 coveted Jones F. Devlin Awards.
More than 60 Migrants Drown in Boat Sinking off Yemen
At least 60 African migrants and two Yemeni crew perished in the treacherous waters off Yemen's coast last weekend, in a boat sinking that has just come to light…
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.
Rising Seas Wash Japanese War Dead from Pacific Island Graves
Rising sea levels have washed the remains of at least 26 Japanese World War Two soldiers from their graves on a low-lying Pacific archipelago, the foreign minister…
utiliVisor Forms Partnership with SUNY Maritime
utiliVisor, a provider of energy monitoring and submetering services, has formed a partnership with SUNY Maritime College that will facilitate the implementation…
Russia to Release Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise
Russia’s investigative committee (IC) this morning informed Greenpeace International that it has annulled the arrest of the ship Arctic Sunrise, which has remained in custody in Murmansk since performing a protest against Arctic oil drilling September 19, 2013. According to Greenpeace, the investigative committee recently extended its investigation into the protest at the Prirazlomnaya platform by two months, until July 24.
Today in U.S. Naval History: June 6
Today in U.S. Naval History - June 6 1944 - D-Day, in Operation Overlord, Allied invasion fleet (more than 2,700 ships and craft) land troops on Normandy beaches, the largest amphibious landing in history For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
National Stevedores Strike in Brazil
ISS Brazil advised of a potential national stevedores strike planned to commence on the June 10, 2014. The indefinite strike, organized by the Union of Stevedores…
Libya's Hariga Port Still Closed by Protesting Guards
Libya's eastern-most oil export terminal, Hariga, was still closed on Friday by protesting oil guards waiting for their salaries to be transferred, a spokesman for…
US Retail Imports on the Rise
Import volume at major U.S. container ports is expected to increase 7.5 percent in June as retailers bring unusually high quantities of merchandise into the country early to avoid any potential disruptions after the labor contract with West Coast dockworkers expires, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “We don’t…
D-Day 70, 2014 WWII Mechant Marine Service Act
During the 70th observance of D-Day, 10,000 surviving World War II American merchant marines, the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots and U.S. Representative G.K. Butterfield will be pressing the Senate to pass legislation giving these veterans benefits they were promised but have been denied for decades. According to MM&P, a few weeks before the D-Day anniversary, on May 22, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 4435 – the Defense Authorization Act.
Sovcomflot Reports “Strong Start” for Q1 2014
Russian shipping company Sovcomflot, a global top-five tanker company, reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2014. The company, which offers crude oil, refined petroleum products and liquefied gas transportation services, recorded a “strong start” with highlights as listed below. •Successful completion by SCF Group’s company, Novoship, of modernization at the Port of Sochi for 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
WSA Submitted for Texas Liquefied Hazardous Gas Facilities
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) published a notice on the Federal Register announcing, at Sector Houston-Galveston, receipt of a Letter of Intent (LOI) and Waterways…
Calegeo to Perform Survey Work for Moray OWF
Calegeo, a geotechnical focused marine contracting and survey company, will be carrying out geotechnical survey operations on behalf of Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd in the Outer Moray Firth, as part of the Moray OWF project. The company will utilise their DP2 geotechnical vessel, MV Highland Spirit, starting works mid June. The work comprises a series of geotechnical boreholes and seabed CPTs to evaluate foundation conditions for the wind turbine generator bases.
Florida Ranks 2nd in the US for Maritime Jobs
Domestic Maritime Industry Worth More than $9.6 Billion to Florida Economy. Florida ranks second among all states in domestic maritime jobs, according to a new study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for the Transportation Institute and released by the American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the U.S. domestic maritime industry. Supported by the Jones Act, which ensures vessels operating in our domestic waterways are U.S.-built…
Norfolk Tug and Lyons Shipyard Continue Upgrades
Established in 1928 by George Lyon Sr, Lyon Shipyard today occupies 30 acres of waterfront near downtown Norfolk Virginia. Norfolk Tug is based in the same area and takes pride in operating a fleet of tugs from the 1970s and ‘80s that they proudly designate as “vintage steel”. They also have an aggressive program of updating these beauties with extensive upgrades, including new engines, generators, wiring, shaft seals as well as piping and wiring renewal wherever necessary.
New RA Tug Delivered to South America
Bogazici A.S. of Turkey has recently delivered Amapola 1, the first Robert Allan Ltd. designed RAstar3000 tug, to International Offshore Engineering and Development Company, Panama for PDVSA of Venezuela. This new design rounds out the RAstar family of Terminal / Escort tugs, which to date encompasses lengths from 27-39m and bollard pulls of up 120 metric tons. The RAstar Class are a series of ASD terminal support tug designs developed for berthing and unberthing large ships…
Chellsea Expands PSV Order from COSCO, Rolls-Royce
COSCO Shipyard Group announced that it has been awarded options by the Singapore-based Chellsea Group for the construction of four platform supply vessels designed by Rolls-Royce.
Italy Rescues More than 2,500 Migrants Since Thursday
Navy went to aid of 17 different vessels; Flow of boat migrants set to break 2011, Arab Spring record. Italy wants more EU help, UN intervention in Libya. Italy has rescued more than 2…
Italy Warns Oil Traders off Kurdish Tanker
Italy sees possible Iraqi legal action over Kurdish oil; Kurds, Baghdad battle over sales from autonomous region. Tanker of Kurdish oil currently floating off Morocco.