Police Kill 2 Kenyans Suspected of Planning Ferry Attack
Kenyan police said on Friday they shot and killed two armed men suspected of planning an attack on a ferry in the port city of Mombasa after one of them tried to hurl a grenade at approaching police.
Jones Act Tanker Chartered for Airline Refinery
Delta Air Lines Inc's refining unit has chartered a U.S.-flagged oil tanker for the first time, allowing it to tap directly into cheap Texas shale oil as the company overhauls its supply strategy.
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.
Horizon Delivers 4th 74’ Towboat for Canal Barge Co.
Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, AL, has delivered the fourth in a series of 74’ towboats to Canal Barge Company, Inc. of New Orleans, LA. The Jane Merrick is 74’ long with a 32’6” beam and an 8’6” draft. Designed by Marine Design, Inc. of Gulf Breeze, Florida, the vessel is capable of pushing fully loaded fuel barges at 10 knots. Its 2000 horsepower is provided by Cummins K38M, tier II 12 cylinder marine propulsion engines…
Canal Project Slows Panama Economy Growth
Panama's economy expanded in May at its slowest pace since 2009 as major public works projects, including an expansion of the Panama Canal, slowed or wrapped up, dragging on the construction and mining sector. Panama's economy grew 1.71 percent in May compared to the same period a year earlier, the government said on Friday, well below the 2.74 percent growth posted in April and the slowest pace of expansion since November 2009.
ClassNK Holds LNG Fuel Technologies Seminars
ClassNk held LNG-Fuelled Vessel Technologies seminars in Shanghai and Singapore on 22 July and 24, July 2014, respectively. With the industry looking to adopt cleaner fuels to meet new environmental regulations as well as future economic growth , the demand for LNG as a fuel is rapidly increasing. ClassNK said it organized the seminars to provide the industry with the latest technical information on the use of LNG as a fuel and related technology.
USCG Change of Command in Galveston
A Coast Guard lieutenant commander and graduate of Hastings High School in Houston, took command of Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston during a ceremony in Galveston Thursday. Lt. Cmdr. Steve Morris and his wife are both from Houston and he enlisted in the Coast Guard through the recruiting station here. "When it came time last year for me to make known the units that I desired, there's no doubt that MSST Galveston rose right at the top of the list," said Morris.
Study: An Arctic Oil Well Blowout Could Spread More Than 1,000km
Oil from a spill or oil well blowout in the Arctic waters of Canada's Beaufort Sea could easily become trapped in sea ice and potentially spread more than 1,000 kilometres to the west coast of Alaska…
Miller Rejoins TITAN as Salvage Master
Captain Stuart Miller has rejoined Crowley Maritime Corporation’s TITAN Salvage operations team as salvage master, bringing with him over 30 years of worldwide, hands-on maritime and salvage experience. Capt. Miller will be based in the United States, but will deploy worldwide for salvage, wreck removal and other emergency response operations. “TITAN Salvage is pleased to welcome Capt. Stuart Miller back home to our operations team,” said Chris Peterson, vice president. “Capt. Capt.
Eliminating Cat Fines to Marine Diesel Engines
One can assume that P&I Clubs and shipowners would be very interested in preventing catastrophic Cat Fines damage to diesel engines. Cat Fines have been damaging…
Hamburg Süd to Acquire CCNI Liner Service
Compañía Chilena de Navegación Interoceánica S.A. (CCNI) with headquarters in Valparaiso, Chile, and Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft KG (HSDG) with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, announce that they have signed a preliminary agreement whereby HSDG will acquire the container liner activities of CCNI including the related general agency functions subject to due diligence, execution of a sale and purchase agreement and approval by the competent authorities.
Westermeerwind Wind Farm Construction Begins
Mammoet announced today that Westermeerwind BV has reached financial close on July 25 for the turnkey construction of the Westermeerwind wind farm in Ijsselmeer…
MOL Commended with Quality Ship Awards
MOL Commended for ‘FY2013 Best Quality Ship Award’; MOL president Koichi Muto meets with captain and chief engineer, exchanging views and working to establish a more solid safe operation system. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that four MOL-operated and managed ships were selected for the FY2013 Best Quality Ship Awards by Japan Federation of Pilots’ Associations. MOL Senior Managing Executive Officer Masaaki Nemoto was on hand for the awards ceremony on June 24.
Today in U.S. Naval History: July 25
Today in U.S. 1863 - U.S. Squadron bombards Fort Wagner, N.C. 1866 - Rank of Admiral created. David G. Farragut is appointed the first Admiral in the U.S. 1898 - Landing party from armed yacht Gloucester occupies Guanica, Puerto Rico. 1912 - First specifications for naval aircraft published. 1934 - First President to visit Hawaii, Franklin D. 1941 - Bureau of Ordnance issues first Navy "E"certificates (for excellence) for industry.
Gas Prices Help Offset Statoil's Output Drop
Statoil's second quarter 2014 net operating income was NOK 32 billion, a decrease of NOK 2.3 billion compared to the second quarter of 2013. Adjusted earnings were NOK 32.3 billion. “Statoil delivered solid operational performance in the quarter, with continued high production regularity on the Norwegian continental shelf and project execution according to plan. We have deferred gas production to enhance value, but remain on track for delivering on our production guiding for 2014.
HydroComp to Hold Propeller 'Mini-Workshop'
A special version of HydroComp's intensive Propeller Workshops will be brought to Tampa before the start of IBEX 2014. The Mini-Workshop is a special version of HydroComp’s intensive Propeller Workshops for those involved in design, construction and operation of workboats and pleasure crafts. These two half-day educational seminars will focus on topics of Successful Pre-construction Propeller Selection…
Danos Adds Environmental Services
Danos recently added an Environmental Services Division to the company’s collection of oilfield related services, which includes production workforce, construction…
Asia VLCC Rates Could Nudge Higher on Activity
Rates for very large crude carriers (VLCCs) on key Asian freight routes could hold steady or gain next week as charterers seek to complete their vessel chartering…
Cause of S.Korea Ferry Businessman's Death Remains Unknown
Yoo's body too badly decomposed to determine cause of death; mystery surrounding final days of de-factor owner of doomed ferry deepens. Yoo's son arrested in latest capture of family members.
Danish Bunker Trader Joins GAC in London
GAC Bunker Fuels says it has appointed former GAC Denmark Shipping Assistant Ida Ryberg as a Bunker Trader with its UK team. Ryberg joins Andy Boichat and Resham Rai at the London office and will also work closely with Kenny Petrie in Aberdeen, Murray Bishop in Southampton and Dimitra Maniati focusing on the superyacht sector from the sailing hub. Nicholas Browne, Global Director of GAC Bunker Fuels…