New Training for Man Overboard Response
Falling overboard is a life-threatening emergency, not only for the person in question but also for those involved in their rescue. Every step in the rescue process has its own associated hazards and in such a fraught and potentially distressing situation a well-structured rescue plan is essential. Since 1 July 2014, the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) has required ships…
Interferry Welcomes IMO Decision on LNG Fuel Tank Placement
Interferry has welcomed a decision at last week’s IMO Maritime Safety Committee meeting (MSC94) setting out rules for the location of fuel tanks on LNG-powered ships…
Egypt Eyes Suez Container Port Renegotiation
Egypt is trying to renegotiate an extension of an agreement worth $1.5 billion with Suez Canal Container Terminal which has a concession to run a port near the entrance to the canal…
China Defies U.S. Plea for Restraint in South China Sea
China on Monday hit back at "irresponsible remarks" from the United States which has called on Beijing to stop a land reclamation project in the disputed South China…
Maersk Drilling gets Extension for Jack-Up
Maersk Drilling, is a unit in shipping and oil conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk. Hess has exercised the four one-well options included in the current contract for the jack-up rig Maersk Resolute. Each of the four additional wells has an estimated duration of around 90 days implying an extension of the current contract by around 1 year. The current seven firm wells programme is expected to end by April 2015.
India Seeks Private Cash for Intermodal Bridge
Rail system needs more tracks and wagons; Not enough coal gets from port to power stations. India is targeting up to $1 billion of private investment by 2017 to…
USCG Medevacs 80 Yr-Old Near Lake Michigan
A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated an 80-year-old man off Beaver Island in Lake Michigan Sunday night. The man’s name is not being released. At 5:40 p.m., emergency medical personnel on Beaver Island contacted a search and rescue coordinator at the Coast Guard Ninth District command center to request assistance with transporting an 80-year-old man, who was suffering from signs of a stroke, to a hospital in Michigan.
Terex Scoops 2 IBJ Awards
Terex® Quaymate M50 mobile harbour crane is Crane of the Year – Dr. Rotterdam/Düsseldorf, 24 November 2014 – Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has been successful in two categories of this year’s awards, presented by the leading international specialist magazine International Bulk Journal (IBJ). In Rotterdam, TPS received the Crane of the Year award for its Terex® Quaymate M50 mobile harbour crane, launched in spring 2014. In addition Dr.
CBP P-3 Disrupts Attempt to Smuggle cocaine
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine P-3 aircrew operating out of National Air Security Operations Center (NASOC)-Jacksonville, Florida, detected a suspicious vessel carrying more than 1,100 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of more than $82.3 million. While patrolling the Pacific Ocean on Nov. 9 during a counter-drug mission, an aircrew aboard a P-3 Airborne…
MacGregor Signs Contract with Shell
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with Shell for a Pusnes permanent mooring system. Contract value is around EUR 20 million. "We are very happy to finalise this large contract," says Jan Martin Grindheim, Vice President, Offshore Mooring Systems at MacGregor. "It is strategically important to maintain our market share in the Gulf of Mexico and to maintain our position as a supplier of high-end offshore mooring systems," notes Mr Grindheim.
Rawicz-12 Well Spuds
San Leon Energy, the AIM listed company focused on oil and gas exploration in Europe and North Africa, announces the spud of the Rawicz-12 appraisal well yesterday on the 742 km2 Rawicz Concession in Poland’s southern Permian Basin. The well, which is operated by Palomar Natural Resources (“PNR”), is targeting the previously-discovered Rawicz gas accumulation in the Permian Rotliegendes sandstones.
BHP Billiton Focus on Operation & Productivity
* BHP Billiton is now targeting US$4 billion of annualised productivity gains in its core portfolio by the end of the 2017 financial year, a US$500 million increase on previous guidance. * Improved capital productivity will allow planned investment to be reduced from US$14.8 billion to US$14.2 billion in the 2015 financial year and to US$13 billion in the 2016 financial year with no change to expected production growth.
Odd Arne Slettebø new CFO of “Noreco”
Norwegian Energy Company ASA has appointed Odd Arne Slettebø as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Odd Arne Slettebø replaces Tommy Sundt who has been appointed new CEO of the Company. Slettebø joined Noreco in August 2012 and was until now Group Finance Manager of Noreco. “I am very pleased to announce that Odd Arne Slettebø will be my successor as CFO. He is highly skilled and knows the Company very well, which will secure continuity in the team,” says Tommy Sundt, CEO of Noreco.
Fincantieri Sign MoUs with Carnival & CSSC
Fincantieri, the world leader in the construction of cruise ships, has signed two memorandums of understanding, respectively with Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise line, and with China CSSC Holdings Limited, controlled by CSSC (China State Shipbuilding Corporation), China’s largest shipbuilding conglomerate, which operates in different sectors. These historic agreements aim to explore the possibility of joint ventures in cruise shipbuilding for the Chinese market.
Dan-Bunkering Opens Office in Aalborg
The global bunker company, A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd., expands its activities with an additional office in Denmark. "We have employed our first trading team in Aalborg and expect to be ready to trade as soon as 1st December, when Dan-Bunkering Aalborg opens. Dan-Bunkering Aalborg will comprise a team of 5 strong and experienced traders and we are immensely proud that they have chosen to become a part of the Dan-Bunkering family", says CEO Henrik Zederkof, A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd.