Jeff Lantz to Address Upcoming Interferry Annual Conference
The conference organizers inform that In a further response to the sinking of the South Korean ferry 'Sewol' in April, safety issues will be centre stage at Interferrys 39th annual conference, which takes place in Vancouver from October 4-8, 2014. Prompted by the incident, the trade association is already in dialogue with the IMO about assisting in efforts to improve domestic ferry safety. Now these…
U.S., Iran Says Nuclear Talks Big Differences Persist in Vienna
Secretary of State of the United States, John Kerry said Sunday that there are still large differences between Iran and six world powers negotiating over Tehran's nuclear program, comments echoed by the Islamic Republic, while the deadline approaches to reach an agreement. United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia and China want Iran to reduce its ability to produce nuclear fuel for denying any means to produce atomic bombs quickly.
FERC Accepts Kinder Morgan's Application
Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (LNGL) informs that the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has accepted Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline LLC’s (KMLP) application pursuant to Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act for the Lake Charles Expansion Project, establishing 1 August 2014 as the deadline by which interested parties must formally intervene and/or submit comments on the filing. Kinder Morgan, Inc.
Ingalls Shipbuilding Celebrates Apprentice Graduation
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) informs that it has held a graduation ceremony for graduates of Ingalls Shipbuilding's Apprentice School. The ceremony, held at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention Center, celebrated the accomplishments of 72 students representing various crafts at Ingalls. This is the first graduating class that had students who attended classes in the new Haley Reeves Barbour Maritime Training Academy.
Whiting Petroleum To Acquire Kodiak Oil & Gas At $6 Bln
Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL) (“Whiting”) and Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: KOG) (“Kodiak”) today announced a definitive agreement pursuant to which Whiting will acquire Kodiak in an all-stock transaction valued at $6.0 billion, based on the closing price of Whiting on July 11, 2014, and including Kodiak’s net debt of $2.2 billion as of March 31, 2014. The transaction will create the largest Bakken/Three Forks producer with over 107…
Maersk Gallant’s Yard Stay on Local Businesses is Conspicuous
In early May this year, Mærsk Gallant arrived at Lindø Industipark in Odense, where Fayard A/S is in charge of renovating the rig – an undertaking that generates 500 jobs in the community. According to the local tourist agency in Kerteminde, a town nearby Lindø Industripark, the effects of Maersk Gallant’s yard stay on local businesses are conspicuous. One of the most visible impacts is derived from accommodating people working on the rig-upgrade.
OceanLED Appoints Marketing Director & Sales Manager
OceanLED, the global leader in LED marine lighting technology, announces today that it has appointed Nicole Squartino as its new creative Marketing Director and Oscar Socarras as Territory Sales Manager. Both will be working closely with the US General Manager, Don DeMott, to strengthen the Company’s strategy, sales and further develop their growing portfolio of accounts. “Nicole and Oscar’s addition to the OceanLED team signals the Company’s continued growth and investment in hiring leaders…
Missing Yorkshire Yachtsman Found in North Sea
A yachtsman from Yorkshire, reported missing has been found on his yacht in the North Sea, following an extensive search coordinated by Humber Coastguard. His 17ft yacht, Equinox, was approximately 80 miles east of Spurn Point (at the mouth of the Humber) and rescuers found him relatively quickly today, thanks to an emergency positioning beacon aboard his yacht which was activated. The 69-year-old’s family contacted the Coastguard on Thursday as they had become concerned for his safety.
6.8 magnitude Quake in East Japan Tiggers a Minor Tsunami
An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 occurred on Saturday off the eastern coast of Japan, triggering a small tsunami with waves up to 20 inches, but no damage on the northeast…
Terex Port Solutions Delivers 1,000th Straddle Carrier
Landmark machine goes to long-time customer North Sea Terminal Bremerhaven GmbH & Co Würzburg, Germany, 11 July, 2014 – A ceremony today marked the departure of the 1,000th diesel-electric straddle carrier from the Terex Port Solutions (TPS) facility in Würzburg. The celebration was attended by the straddle carrier’s new owner as well as the Terex team members who built the machine. The landmark machine…
Two More PSVs for Vroon
COSCO (Guang Dong) Shipyard Co. Ltd is going to build a further two platform supply vessels of the ULSTEIN PX121 design for Vroon Offshore Services, the Netherlands. Ulstein has entered into an agreement with COSCO on delivering ship design, power & control equipment and on-site follow-up services.The first of totally six vessels in this series, VOS Pace, was launched on 30 June. “The PX121 design…
Vessel Entry/Departure Restricted at Necochea, Argentina
The Argentinean Coast Guard has restricted entry/departure of vessels with LOA over than 80m at the Port of Necochea, due to an extraordinary downstream current…
Igor Sechin Held Negotiations in Venezuela
Rosneft President Igor Sechin held talks with the Minister of Popular Power for Oil and Mining and President of Petróleos de Venezuela, SA (PDVSA ), Rafael Ramirez Carreno. The parties discussed a wide range of issues regarding current cooperation between the companies, Rosneft activities in Venezuela and the outlook of development of new projects. Currently Rosneft and PDVSA cooperate in the realization of 5 Joint Ventures in the upstream sphere in Venezuela.
ST Electronics Establishes Brazilian Subsidiary
Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced that its electronics arm, Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics), has set up a subsidiary…
Rosneft & Cupet to Cooperate at Brownfields, Cuba
On July 11, Head of Rosneft Igor Sechin and General Director of Union CubaPetroleo (CUPET) Juan Torres Naranjo signed in Havana the Agreement on Cooperation in the Area of Enhanced Oil Recovery at Brownfields. The Agreement was signed in the presence of the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the President of the State Council of Cuba Raul Castro. The document provides for the joint activities concerning…
6.8 Magnitude Earthquake in E. Japan Triggers Tsunami Alert
An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 occurred Friday about 165 kilometers east of the city of Iwaki on Honshu, the main island of Japan, prompting the authorities to issue an alert tsunami in the area. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS for its acronym in English) said the quake occurred at 1922 GMT at a depth of 10 kilometers. (Reporting by Sonya Hepinstall. Published in Spanish by Bill Trott)