High Expectations from India's Union Budget - 10th July
India awaits with heightened expectations for the Union Budget to be announced on 10th July, 2014 by the New government headed by Narendra Modi who is considered…
Safety Zone for L'Auberge 4th of July Celebration
The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port New Orleans, under the authority of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, will establish a safety zone on the Lower Mississippi River…
16 Die 17 hurt in Fire at GAIL Pipeline
GAIL (India) Limited deeply mourns the tragic loss of life and property in the unfortunate incident along the natural gas pipeline of the company at Tatipaka in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh yesterday. The company is working closely with district authorities to provide immediate relief and rehabilitation to the affected people. Sixteen people died in the incident and 17 others, who were injured…
6.2 Earthquake Near Iwo Jima, Japan - USGS
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said Sunday in Japan's volcanic archipelago 84 miles east-southeast of Iwo Jima (167 km) of the earthquake, a magnitude of 6.2.
Statoil Awards Mariner Contracts to UK Suppliers
Statoil (U.K.) Limited has awarded the maintenance and modification services contract for the Mariner field to Aker Solutions UK. The offshore services contract has been awarded to Stork Technical Services Limited, also based in the UK. Aker Solutions will perform the services for the Mariner field under a five-year contract, anticipated to start in August this year. Stork will commence services in January 2015, also under a five-year term. Both contracts include two 2-year extension options.
STELLA B1 Well Flow Test Completed
Ithaca Energy Inc. announced completion of flow test operations on the third development well on the Stella field, with the well achieving a flow rate of 12,492 barrels of oil equivalent per day. Well 30/6a-B1Z (“B1”) is the third development well drilled on the Stella field. The well was drilled to a total measured depth subsea of 16,185 feet, with a 2,147 foot gross horizontal reservoir section completed in the Palaeocene Andrew sandstone reservoir.
Gazprom's Alexey Miller and Viktor Zubkov Elected
The annual General Shareholders Meeting of Gazprom was followed by a meeting of the Company's newly elected Board of Directors. The meeting resolved to elect Viktor Zubkov as Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors. Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee was named as Deputy Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors.
30,000th Liebherr Mobile Crane Delivered
After the delivery of an LTM 1500-8.1, Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH can now boast the proud total of 30,000 mobile cranes supplied to customers. The Liebherr 500-tonner was supplied to the Mexican company Grupo DPH, a crane and heavy load contractor. In reaching its decision to buy from Liebherr, one of the major factors for Grupo DPH was the existence of Liebherr Mexico S.de R.L, a sales and service subsidiary founded in 2013.
High-Tech Fincantieri Ferry For Quebec
Fincantieri shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia (Naples) saw the launching today of the "F.-A.-Gauthier", the latest generation ferry that Fincantieri is building for Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ), a Québec Government Corporation that operates in maritime passenger transport. Fincantieri won the order in July 2012, beating the very top international competitors. The ship's name, “F.-A.-Gauthier”…
Indonesian Stevedores' holiday for Election
GAC from Indonesia has informed that TKBM Komura Samarinda has announced a holiday for its stevedores to enable them to participate in Indonesia's Presidential Election on 9 July 2014.
Damen, MTU & SVITZER to Launch World’s 1st RSD CNG Tug
Three leading companies have teamed up to bring the first ever Reverse Stern Drive (RSD) Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) tug to the market. Damen Shipyards of the Netherlands, German engine manufacturer MTU Friedrichshafen, a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, and Denmark’s SVITZER have embarked on the pioneering project with the official launch of the new eco-friendly tug planned for 2016. The new RSD CNG tug combines high power with lower fuel costs and a substantial reduction in emissions.
Martinez Head NSWC Indian Head EOD
Capt. Vincent Martinez relieved Capt. Thomas Smith, II, as commanding officer of Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD) during a change of command ceremony at Indian Head, Md., June 26. Martinez served most recently as the Deputy Director, Navy Staff, Pentagon Washington, D.C. A native of Syracuse, New York, Martinez received his commission from Officer Candidate School in 1988.
Repeat Order from Prestige Cruise for Wärtsilä
Two vessels have been added to the five-year maintenance agreement that was signed between Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider…
USCG Rescues 5 from Boat Following Engine Fire
The Coast Guard rescued five people from a boat following an engine fire near the Indian River Inlet Bridge Sunday. A person aboard the 36-foot Sport Fisher, Outcast, used a VHF-FM radio to call watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia at about 5:30 a.m. Sunday. The man reported an engine fire disabled the boat and they were in need of assistance. A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Indian River arrived on scene…
Saab Acquires Swedish Shipyard TKMS AB
Defence and security company Saab says it has entered into an agreement with ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG regarding the acquisition of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AB (TKMS AB, formerly Kockums). The purchase price is MSEK 340. Saab explains that the acquisition is in line with its ambition to increase its capabilities in the naval domain, and further strengthens Saab’s status as a comprehensive supplier of military systems. The purchase price is MSEK 340.
Maersk Line Awarded Sealift Command Contract Modification
The U.S. Department of Defense informs that Maersk Line, Ltd., Norfolk, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,103,568 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00033-13-C-2505) to exercise a 92-day option for the operation and maintenance of five U.S. Navy ocean surveillance ships and one U.S. Navy missile range instrumentation ship. Work will be performed worldwide and is expected to be completed by September 2014.
S. African Engineers & Metallurgists to Strike from July 1
More than 220,000 members of the union of engineers and workers of South Africa (NUMSA) will drop their tools on July 1, after the failure of talks to avert a strike, their leaders said Sunday.
Navy 3D Spares Printing: 'The Future of Logistics'
The U.S. Navy hosted its first 'Maker Faire', a series of workshops titled, "Print the Fleet," to introduce 3D printing and additive manufacturing to Sailors and other stakeholders attending a two-day event held at Combat Direction Systems Activity (CDSA), Dam Neck, a Navy warfare center. The Navy's event took place on the heels of the first White House Maker Faire, held June 18. The White House event showcased the work of entrepreneurs and forward thinkers from around the country…
Great Lakes Shipyard Now a Damen Licensed Builder
Great Lakes Shipyard (GLS) informed that it has entered into a five-year agreement with B.V. Scheepswerf Damen Gorinchem authorizing the Cleveland shipyard as an official builder of Damen designs. GLS’s Damen Series is designed by Damen, built by Great Lakes Shipyard and made in the U.S.A. The agreement also provides for Damen technical services, including experienced personnel for onsite management and supervision on any and all construction projects.
Philippine Legal 'Garnishment' Heightens Shipowner Concerns
'Garnishment' is the legal term relating to the collection of a monetary judgement on behalf of a claimant from a defendant. In the Philippines, this routinely occurs before the case has concluded and is central to the UK P&I Club Members' many concerns relating to crew claims in this jurisdiction. The International Group Personal Injury Sub-Committee's - Philippine Working Group (on which the UK P&I Club's Tony Nicholson sits)…