Horizon Delivers 140’ Towboat for FMT
Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, Alabama, has delivered the seventh 140’ towboat for Florida Marine Transporters (FMT). The vessel is named for FMT’s long-time Captain Phillip Box. The M/V Capt. Phillip Box was launched in April, 2014 at Horizon’s Bayou La Batre facility using its 600 metric ton TraveLift. This TraveLift is one of the largest on the Gulf Coast and allows for efficient launch of new vessels as well as quick repair projects.
USS Coronado Completes Final Contract Trials
USS Coronado (LCS 4) successfully completed final contract trials (FCT) June 6. The trial, administered by the U.S. Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey, is part of a series of post-delivery test and trial events through which the ship and its major systems are exercised. The four-day FCT began with pre-underway and material condition checks, followed by at-sea demonstrations. Trial highlights included combat systems air and surface detect-to-engage scenarios…
A Step Forward for Warship USVs
Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs), or seagoing drones, have come a step closer to reality following successful tests of a recovery system. Global navies want to use Unmanned Surface Vehicles. They will keep boat crews out of high risk environments and extend the outreach of surface vessels. There are already forty prototype USVs on the market globally, ranging from 1-10 metric tons in weight. But most research and development in this area is focused on the USV itself.
Egypt Puts Sinai's Al-Arish Port under Military Control
Egypt has transferred the assets of the Al-Arish port in the Sinai Peninsula from a civilian-run agency to the armed forces, citing national security reasons in…
Webinar to Address VGP EAL Requirements
The U.S. EPA’s 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP) requirements are now in place, requiring the use of environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) in oil to water interfaces for vessels over 79 feet. The VGP revision also requires any above water line hull cleaning or deck washdowns resulting in discharge to be conducted with appropriate cleaners and detergents. A webinar, Complying with New EPA Lubricant…
Brazil Exports 2.65m 60-kg Bags Green Coffee in May
Brazil exported 2.65 million 60-kg bags of green coffee in May, less than the 2.73 million bags shipped in April, the Council of Green Coffee Exporters said Monday.
W&O Appoints Duffy Regional Manager
W&O, a global supplier to the marine and upstream oil and gas markets for pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation and engineered solutions, announced new leadership in its Northeast region with the promotion of longtime employee Bill Duffy to Northeast regional manager. In this new role, Duffy will serve as W&O’s market leader in the Northeast, working closely with customers, pursuing new business opportunities and actively engaging with industry organizations.
Completion Of 2D Seismic Acquisition Programme - Somalia
Soma Oil & Gas Exploration Limited, the Somalia focused oil and gas exploration company, announced the completion of its offshore seismic acquisition programme which commenced in February 2014. The seismic acquisition programme was carried out by SeaBird Exploration (“SeaBird”) and concluded in June 2014 with over 20,500 km lines of 2D seismic data having been acquired across a 122,000 sq km offshore evaluation area.
Shantanu Bhadkamkar Takes Over As Chairman Of IFCBA
Shantanu Bhadkamkar, Immediate Past Chairman of Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations In India (FFFAI) was unanimously elected as Chairman of International Federation of Customs Brokers Association (IFCBA) at the Board of Directors Meeting of IFCBA held in Seoul, Korea recently. Bhadkamkar is the Managing Director (Group CEO) of ATC Group,a leading Customs Broker & International Freight Forwarder in India.
Australia's AWE, PPP, NZOG To Drill 2nd Oil Well Off NZ Coast
Australia's AWE Limited, Pan Pacific Petroleum and New Zealand Oil and Gas Ltd will drill a $ 40 million oil exploration well off the coast of New Zealand after…
GD NASSCO Awarded MLP4 Contract Modification
US Department of Defense inform that General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California, is being awarded a not-to-exceed US$64,056,766 modification under a previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-2229) to procure advance material for the Mobile Landing Platform 4 (MLP4) Afloat Forward Staging Base platform. DoD explain that this action allows the procurement of ship sets for the purchase specifications supporting integrated propulsion…
CITIC Resources Says Qingdao Port Probe May Impact Business
CITIC Resources Holdings Ltd said on Tuesday an investigation into the status of certain aluminium and copper products stored at China's Qingdao port may hit the group, signalling a possible broader impact on businesses exposed to the port. News of an investigation into a metal financing fraud at the port, where a third-party company is suspected of using single cargoes of metal multiple times to obtain financing, has rattled banks and trading houses and unsettled markets.
Halcon Provides Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Operational Update
Halcón Resources Corporation (NYSE: HK) ("Halcón"or the "Company") today provided an operational update related to its 314,000 net acre position in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale ("TMS"). The Horseshoe Hill 11-22H-1 (92% WI) well in Wilkinson County, Mississippi, achieved a 24-hour average initial production rate of 1,208 barrels of oil per day and 1.1 million cubic feet per day of 1,551 BTU natural gas on a 19/64 inch choke.
Dorian LPG Appoints Tim Hansen Chartering Manager
Dorian LPG announce that Tim Truels Hansen will join the Company as Chartering Manager, with effect from September 1st, 2014. Dorian explians that Hansen comes to them from AP Moeller Maersk where he began his career at sea, rising to the rank of captain of various sized LPG carriers. He came ashore in 1999, joining the Maersk team with responsibilities in several sectors. In 2002 he began to focus…
BP's First Qtr Interim Dividend For 2014
The Directors of BP p.l.c. announced that the interim dividend for the first quarter 2014 would be US$0.0975 per ordinary share (US$0.585 per ADS). This interim dividend is to be paid on 20 June 2014 to shareholders on the share register on 9 May 2014. The dividend is payable in cash in sterling to holders of ordinary shares and in US dollars to holders of ADSs. A scrip dividend alternative has been…
Mitsubishi Hitachi Agreement With Daewoo E&C
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) has signed a contract with Daewoo Engineering & Construction Ltd. (Daewoo E&C) under which MHPS is to supply two M501J gas turbines, one steam turbine and three generators for the Pocheon Combined Cycle Power Plant, a gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation plant in Korea. The power plant is slated to go on stream in November 2016. The agreement increases the collective number of J-Series gas turbine supply by MHPS to Korea to 13 units.
Berthing Delays At Indian Ports For Heavy Lift & ODC vessels
Because of their longer turnaround time heavy lift and project cargo vessels are not being given preferential berthing at most leading Indian ports creating in a…
UK Yacht, Dredger Collide: One Person Missing
Thames Coastguard is coordinating a search after a yacht was in collision with a dredger approximately 1 mile off Felixstowe on the east coast of England. One person on board the yacht was pulled to safety, however another person is unaccounted for at this time, informs the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency. The Felixstowe Coastguard Rescue Team, three lifeboats - two from Harwich, one from Walton - two pilot boats…
Port Metro Vancouver Release Sustainability, Financial Reports
Port Metro Vancouver informs that it has released its fourth annual Sustainability Report and 2013 Financial Report. Both reports together cover the period of January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013 and provide a summary of Port Metro Vancouver’s overall performance. The report is a Global Reporting Initiative B+ level, independently assured report that provides information on the sustainability topics of greatest significance to Port Metro Vancouver and its stakeholders.
Marine Surveyors at Peril, Unless ...
Having an excellent set of Standard Terms and Conditions (Terms) in your desk drawer or on your website, is all very well, but unless you have incorporated them into your dealings with your client, they will not form part of your legal relationship with your client and you will not be able to rely on the terms should a dispute arise. It is therefore very important that you incorporate your Terms into your dealings, advises intermediaries professional indemnity insurer ITIC.