Costa Concordia almost Ready for Final Voyage
The massive hulk of the Costa Concordia is nearly ready to be towed away from the Italian island where it struck a rock and capsized two-and-a-half years ago, killing 32 people, officials said on Sunday. The rusting prow of the once-gleaming white luxury liner was due to emerge fully from the water for the first time on Sunday, and the ship should be ready to tow on Monday, but the departure has been pushed back a day due to forecasts of rough seas.
ENI Signs Deal to Expand Oil, Gas Exploration in Congo
Italian oil and gas group Eni said it signed a deal to explore for hydrocarbons in the Republic of Congo's coastal basin, expanding its foothold in sub-Saharan Africa's No. 4 oil producer.
BV Opens doors to Their Testing Labs in Germany
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (CPS) have successfully opened the doors to their testing laboratories in Hamburg and Schwerin on the 9th and 10th July.
Eastern Shipbuilding to Launch Another HOS OSV
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. invites interested parties to the launch of the Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) 'HOS Brass Ring' at 3:00 pm C.T. on Friday, August 8, 2014 at Eastern's Allanton Shipyard. 13300 Allanton Road Panama City, FL 32404. The shipbuilders explain that the 'HOS Brass Ring' is a 302’ Diesel Electric Z-Drive Offshore Support Vessel being built for Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC of Covington, Louisiana.
DNV GL Launches Regulatory Requirements Roadmap for Floaters in US
In the first comprehensive overview of its kind, DNV GL has mapped out what is necessary to be in compliance with US Coast Guard (USCG) requirements to operate FOIs, FSOs and FPSOs in US waters. The roadmap document called “Verification for compliance with United States regulations on the outer continental shelf”, follows from the US Coast Guard’s policy letter last year, accepting approval plans and inspections from the class societies DNV GL…
Stanford Marine Charters Out PSV
Dubai headquartered regional offshore marine business, Stanford Marine, says it has secured a 3 year contract with Mexishi for one of its 87m Platform Supply Vessels, 'Stanford Bateleur', in Mexico.
USCG Medevacs Woman South of Atlantic Beach, NC
The Coast Guard medevaced a 57-year-old woman Sunday approximately 14 miles southwest of Atlantic Beach. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington received a call from the operator of the 27-foot vessel Poseydon Dive at approximately12:15 p.m., reporting a woman aboard was suffering from seasickness and losing consciousness. Personnel from Coast Guard Station Fort Macon in Atlantic Beach launched a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat (MLB) crew to assist.
Matson to Release Q2 2014 Financial Results
Leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, Matson, Inc., informs it will release its financial results for the Second Quarter 2014 on Thursday, July 31, 2014. President and Chief Executive Officer Matthew Cox and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Joel Wine will discuss the results for the second quarter through a conference call that will occur after financial results are released. The earnings conference call is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. EDT/1:30 p.m. PDT/10:30 a.m. HST.
Yara 2Q Results Report Improved Margins
Yara International ASA delivered strong second-quarter results, with improved European commodity margins due to lower gas price. The results were impacted by lower nitrate deliveries, but NPK deliveries and value-added premiums remained strong. "Yara reports a strong second-quarter result as margin improvements more than offset the volume impact of an earlier end to the season in Europe," said Jørgen Ole Haslestad, President and Chief Executive Officer in Yara.
Van Oord Consortium Awarded Singapore Port Expansion
Van Oord has in consortium been awarded work associated with the expansion of the Singapore Tuas Mega Port development. Jurong Town Corporation awarded the reclamation…
Petronas pledges RM10m to MH17 fund
PETRONAS today announced the setting up of a seed fund called ‘Care for MH17’. For a start, the national oil company will contribute RM10 million to the fund to assist the government in providing support to the families of the victims. PETRONAS also calls on all business corporations from within and outside the oil and gas industry to pull their resources towards the fund. The company’s management…
Port of Rotterdam Throughput Up by 0.6%
The port of Rotterdam achieved steady results in the first half of the year. Total throughput increased by 0.6% compared to the first half of 2013. The throughput…
SABIC Q2 Profit Rises 7% as Expected
Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC), one of the world's largest petrochemicals groups and the Gulf's largest listed company, reported a 7 percent rise in second-quarter net income on Sunday…
USCG Helps Rescue 2 on Vancouver Island, British Columbia
The U.S. Coast Guard transported two injured hikers from a remote part of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, to Victoria at the south end of the island, Saturday. A Port Angeles-based MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew safely hoisted the two men, both were reportedly suffering from broken ankles and one with additional head trauma, and transported them to the Canadian coast guard base in Victoria where they were successfully delivered to awaiting EMS personnel.
Provision for Lightering Paroles for Joining Crew
The West Gulf Maritime Association (WGMA) has issued a reminder regarding lightering paroles for crewmembers joining vessels in the USA. There have been instances…
China lends Argentina $7.5 bln for Power, Rail Projects
Argentina signed deals on Friday to borrow $7.5 billion from China at a time when the Latin American country cannot tap global capital markets because of disputes over unpaid debt. Among the deals signed, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez and her Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, agreed on a loan for $4.7 billion from the China Development Bank for the construction of two hydroelectric dams in Patagonia.
Iran, Six Powers Agree to Extend Nuclear Talks - Envoys
Iran and six world powers on Friday agreed to a four-month extension of negotiations on a long-term nuclear deal that would gradually end sanctions on Tehran in…
Biogas Plant from Sweden to Denmark
Blue Water Gothenburg has handled an industrial transport project for the Swedish clean-tech company Malmberg which is a market leader in the field of biogas. The items being transported was equipment for a biogas plant in Horsens, Denmark. Four trucks and three special transports were loaded with 32 tons of stainlees steel and columns weighing 9 tons. "Our experience with project transports was very helpfull in loading and transporting the large out-of-gauge items for the plant.
COSCO Guangdong Building 3rd Ship UT771WP Series PSV
supply vessels UT771-WP (N605) was successfully started yesterday. The total length of 85.7 m platform supply vessels, width 18 m, depth 7.8 m, deck area of about 840 square meters, load up to 4400 tons, to meet the requirements DYNPOS AUTR dynamic positioning capabilities. Up to now, a total of Guangdong COSCO Shipyard to undertake four CHELLSEA same type of PSV construction orders.
US see Credible Prospect of Nuclear deal with Iran
The White House said on Friday there was a "credible prospect for a comprehensive deal" with Iran over its nuclear program that made it necessary to extend talks with Western powers another four months. "This extension will allow us to continue the negotiations while ensuring that the progress of Iran's nuclear program remains halted during the negotiations," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a statement.