Crews Searching Bahamas Waters for Downed Aircraft
U.S. Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews are responding to a reported downed Cessna aircraft with four people aboard in the vicinity of Freeport Bahamas Airport, Bahamas, Monday morning.
Capesize Rates to Rise Much Higher this Year
According to Commodore Research & Consultancy, capesize rates ended last week at $15,561/day, which marked a week-on-week increase of $6,167 (66%). Capesize rates…
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.
Chief Engineer Medevaced from Cargo Ship off Galveston
A U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced the chief engineer off a cargo ship, Monday, after he began experiencing stroke-like symptoms, 85 miles offshore of Galveston, Texas.
Bergen Group Sells off Shipbuilding Shares
Bergen Group ASA announced it has signed an agreement with Calexco S.a.r.l. regarding sale of the remaining 30 % shares in NorYards AS for a price of $4 million. The completion of the transaction is expected to take place by end of August 2014, thus facilitating the group’s departure from its shipbuilding interests. The sale of the minority ownership in NorYards AS (former Bergen Group's Shipbuilding…
Liebherr 1000 EC-H Tower Cranes in Demand Worldwide
Since its successful launch of the 1000 EC-H at the Bauma 2013 in Munich, the largest standard crane in the EC-H series has been proving its worth in prestigious projects around the world. Several 1000 EC-H cranes are currently operating in countries such as the Netherlands, Great Britain, Mexico, United States of America, Peru and Russia. One of their current sites in Europe is the new-build of the Erasmus Hospital at Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
Apache First Discovery in Australia's Offshore Canning Basin
Apache Corporation today announced an oil discovery at the Phoenix South-1 well - the company's first discovery in Australia's offshore Canning Basin. Wireline and formation pressure tools have confirmed at least four discrete oil columns ranging in thickness between 85 and 151 feet (26 to 46 meters) in the Triassic Lower Keraudren formation, within an overall, sand-rich section between 13,648 and 14,763 feet below sea level (4,160 to 4,500 meters).
Honghua Group Wins Rig Contract from Orion
Chinese rig builder Honghua Group has been awarded a contract by Orion Engineering and Management Ltd to build a semi-submersible drilling rig, with options to build three more. According to a statement released by Honghua, the rig deal worth US$320 million was signed by its offshore outfit Honghua Offshore Oil & Gas Jiangsu Company Ltd. According to the Agreement the order is expected to be executed within 60 days.
Faster Approvals for LNG Export to Non-FTA Countries
Liquefied Natural Gas Limited has advised that the U.S. Department of Energy has revised procedures that could result in faster approval of applications to export LNG to non-Free Trade Agreement (Non-FTA) countries. The company had in October 2013 applied for approval to export 8 million tonnes of LNG per annum from its Magnolia LNG project at Port of Lake Charles, Louisiana, to non-FTA countries.
McDermott Awarded Anadarko GoM Contract
McDermott International, Inc. says that one of its subsidiaries has entered into an agreement with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to provide construction and decommissioning support services employing Derrick Barge 50 (“DB50”) on the Red Hawk project, located in Garden Banks 876. The DB50 will remove mooring lines for the Red Hawk spar and provide accommodation and decommissioning support services. Mobilization is expected during the third quarter 2014.
Rosneft & Statoil to Explore Norwegian Continental Shelf
18th of August, Rosneft together with Norwegian company Statoil Petroleum AS started exploration operations at the Pingvin License PL713prospect in the Norwegian section of the Barents Sea. The first exploration well Pingvin-1 will be drilled by the Transocean Spitsbergen rig. The water depth is 422 meters and the drilling target total vertical depth (TVD) is 1516 meters. The companies expect to analyse the drilling results until the end of 2014.
Rune Olav Pedersen Takes Over Corporate Communications in PGS
PGS' General Counsel Rune Olav Pedersen's role is expanded to also include the following departments from Corporate communications; investor relations (IR), internal and external communications…
Dangerous Goods Restriction in South China Outports
In view of the forthcoming China National Day Holiday from October 1 - 7, 2014 please be informed that operation restrictions will be in place for import shipments to South China (including Guangdong…
'MV Cape Ray' Crew: Chemical Weapons Destruction Applauded
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) says it is proud to support the international effort to destroy Syrian chemical weapons and agents by providing the M/V CAPE RAY and its all-volunteer U.S. Merchant Marine crew to support this critical mission. One of MARAD’s 46 Ready Reserve Force (RRF) ships that stand ready to provide rapid movement of equipment and supplies during times of national and humanitarian emergencies…
Blue Denmark in Focus
Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) has brought out new marketing material depicting their strong and open maritime cluster, focusing on quality shipping, health, safety and the environment. Together with stakeholders from Blue Denmark, the DMA has developed new, English language marketing material on Blue Denmark. It includes a profile brochure, an infographic film and a number of case sheets, all stressing the strengths of the Danish maritime cluster and the favourable Danish framework conditions.
Canadian Ports: Minister Emphasizes Key Role
Transport Canada informs that the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, has spoken of the important role Canada's marine ports play in supporting trade and economic growth in a speech to the 56th annual conference of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities, hosted by the Belledune Port Authority. Building on this year's conference theme of 'Anchors Away', Minister Raitt highlighted the opportunities and challenges in global shipping for Canada's ports…
Marine Site Investigation off Tit Cham Chau, Hong Kong
The works will be carried out by one flat top barge. One tug will provide assistance. A working area of approximately 50 metres around the barge will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barge. The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of work.
New Head of Havyard Ship Technology
Kenneth Pettersen becomes Executive Vice President of Havyard Ship Technology AS, thereby becoming head of the business area and general manager of the company. Pettersen will also continue as COO of the Havyard Group as well as being deputy for CEO Geir Johan Bakke of Havyard Group. Pettersen is 48 years old and was educated as a mechanical engineer with additional qualifications in project management and business management.
USCG Issues Boating Under Influence Citation in Massachusetts Bay
Coast Guard law enforcement crews issued a boating under the influence citation to the operator of a vessel late Sunday night in Massachusetts Bay. Watchstanders at Station Point Allerton received notification of a 12-foot Boston Whaler that was adrift and disabled off of Nantasket Beach, Massachusetts. A crew from Station Point Allerton and the Hull Harbormaster launched to assess the situation. Once on scene the Station's Crew noticed that the operator appeared to be intoxicated.
Clarksons Report Strong First Half Performance
Leading shipping services group Clarkson PLC (Clarksons) has reported its unaudited Interim Results for the six months ended 30, June 2014. "Clarksons' strong performance in the first half of 2014 once again underlines the strength of the company's strategy and business model. Clarksons continues to make positive strides despite the challenges that remain in shipping markets and the weakness in the US dollar. "We have seen some tentative signs of recovery in certain areas of the market.