Barge Industry Hails Phaseout of Single-Hulled Vessels
The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry that represents a large majority of the nation’s tank barge owners, today hailed the January 1, 2015 phaseout of single-hulled tank vessels as a public policy success that has produced significant environmental benefits. As required by the landmark Oil Pollution Act of 1990, all vessels…
GSL Builds Fast Attack Crafts for Mauritius
The keel laying ceremony for first of the series of Two Water Jet Fast Attack Crafts (WJFAC) being built by GSL for Mauritius Police Force was held at GSL on December 18, 2014. Capt. Anish Nair, Warship Production Superintendent (WPS), Goa did the honors in the presence of Rear Adm. Shekhar Mital, NM, IN (Retd) Chairman and Managing Director, GSL. Senior Officials of GSL were also present on the occasion.
US: 'Some' Companies Can Export Treated Condensate
The U.S. Department of Commerce said it gave "some" oil companies on Tuesday permission to export a lightly processed crude oil, taking the first action in several…
Officials Board Ship Carrying Hundreds of Migrants
Italian officials boarded a cargo ship carrying hundreds of migrants on Tuesday after it left Greek waters and headed towards the coast of southern Italy, the navy said.
Panama Canal Board Approves New Port Plans
The Panama Canal board of directors this week formally approved the development and construction of a transshipment port in Panama’s Corozal region. Upon completion, the port will have the capacity to handle more than five million TEUs within a 120-hectare area at the canal’s entrance to the Pacific. The project is now awaiting the final step for approval from Panama’s National Assembly. The project is another example of the canal’s continual commitment to develop new products…
US: Noble Energy Deal Should Move Forward, Boosts Energy Security
The United States supports moving forward with offshore natural gas deals in the Mediterranean involving the U.S. company Noble Energy, a State Department spokesman said on Tuesday. U.S.
Oil Price Crash Claims First US LNG Project Casualty
Excelerate Energy's Texan liquefied natural gas terminal plan has become the first victim of an oil price slump threatening the economics of U.S. LNG export projects.
Migrant Ship with Hundreds Aboard Heads for Italy
An Italian helicopter was flying to intercept a cargo ship believed to be carrying hundreds of migrants after it left Greek waters and headed towards Italy, according…
US Issues First Guidance on Petroleum Exports
The Obama administration released on Tuesday a long-awaited explanation of what petroleum is allowed to be shipped under the contentious 40-year ban on exports of most domestic crude.
New 2015 LADD Connector Selector Available
LADD Distribution has released the latest edition of the LADD Connector Selector for TE Connectivity’s DEUTSCH, AMPSEAL and AMPSEAL 16 connectors. First released in 2003…
Babcock to Support Aircraft Carrier Engineering
Babcock has been awarded a 12-month contract to assist in designing the engineering support solution for the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers. Under the £1.17 million contract the U.K.
Migrant Ship Reports Armed People On Board
A cargo ship believed to be carrying hundreds of migrants near the Greek island of Corfu sent out a distress signal saying armed people were on board on Tuesday, Greek television reported.
Libyan Port Fire Destroys 1.8m Barrels of Crude
A fire raging at an oil storage facility at Libya's Es Sider port has destroyed up to 1.8 million barrels of crude, a top oil official said on Tuesday. Total damage so far…
Christie, Cuomo Veto Proposed Port Agency Overhaul
The governors of New York and New Jersey vetoed sweeping legislation passed by lawmakers in both states intended to reform the embattled bi-state Port Authority…
USCG Proposes New Rules for Maritime Facilities Access
Notice of proposed rulemaking by U.S. On Monday, the U.S. Federal Register published a notice of proposed rulemaking by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to implement…
Ferry Fire Death Toll Could Rise, 2 Killed in Salvage
Two Albanian seamen were killed on Tuesday during the salvage of a multi-deck car ferry that caught fire off Greece's Adriatic Coast two days ago, killing at least 11 people, with dozens more missing. The men were killed when a cable connecting their tugboat to the smouldering hulk of the Norman Atlantic snapped and hit them, an Albanian port authority official and Italy's navy said. As salvage operations continued…
ZPMC Orders MacGregor Subsea Cranes
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a large order from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co Ltd (ZPMC). The contract is for four offshore cranes, including a…
Bodies from Downed Plane Pulled from Sea off Indonesia
Indonesian rescuers searching for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people pulled bodies and wreckage from the sea off the coast of Borneo on Tuesday, prompting relatives…
US Navy Assists in Air Asia Search
U.S. At the request of the Government of Indonesia and as directed by U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. Pacific Fleet has authorized U.S. 7th Fleet to position USS Sampson (DDG 102) in the general search area for missing Air Asia Flight QZ8501 to support search operations. Authorities in the region continue to lead the search and rescue effort. The U.S. Navy is working closely with the government of Indonesia to identify additional surface or airborne capabilities that best assist their search efforts.
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