Enclosed Space Management System Launched
Videotel, in conjunction with Mines Rescue Marine, has launched the Enclosed Space Management System, designed to help assess, audit and manage the safety of enclosed spaces on board ship and combat the number of accidents and fatalities that all too often occur when problem areas are overlooked. Beneficial to crew; contractors; surveyors; port state inspectors and office staff; this is currently the…
Eurotunnel Seeks Buyer for Ferry Business
Groupe Eurotunnel, which runs the undersea rail link between Britain and France, is putting its ferry service between the two countries up for sale after a ban on…
Statoil Evacuates North Sea Platforms Ahead of Storm
Norwegian oil and gas producer Statoil is moving some workers off seven North Sea platforms in anticipation of a weekend storm, but production should not be affect, a spokesman said on Friday. "We are partly unmanning the Statfjord B and C, Troll B, Snorre B, Veslefrikk, Huldra and Heimdal platforms, but production should not be affected," Statoil spokesman Oerjan Heradstveit said. Statoil did not say how many workers would be moved.
Search for Missing Hunter Near South Pass
The Coast Guard, state and local agencies responded to a report of a missing duck hunter in the vicinity of South Pass on the lower Mississippi River, Thursday.
Russia Sets Clear Agenda for Competitive Opportunity
Russia’s renewed focus on the commercial shipbuilding industry was set as a key aim by Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev in his recent discussions on the development of the sector through 2015.
Holland America Line’s 'Zuiderdam' Rescues 8 in the Caribbean
At 2:10 a.m. Jan. 3, 2015, while en route to Oranjestad, Aruba, Holland America Line’s ms Zuiderdam answered a distress call from the Bahamian inter-island vessel Excalibur that was sinking with eight crewmembers onboard. Zuiderdam was approximately 15 miles away and the closest ship in the area. Zuiderdam altered course and was able to successfully execute a nighttime rescue of all eight crewmembers at 3:01 a.m. The ship brought them onboard and provided food and accommodations.
Navy to Christen High Speed Vessel
The Navy will christen the future USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) Jan. 10 during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony in Mobile, Alabama. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Virginia Kamsky, chair and chief executive of Kamsky Associates, Inc., will serve as the ship’s sponsor. “This ship represents the hard-working men and women of New Jersey and the importance of the American cities along the Delaware River.
Triyards Bags Liftboat Orders
TRIYARDS Holdings Limited an offshore vessel fabrication and engineering solutions provider to the oil, gas (O&G) and marine industry, started the year on a promising note…
PSA Marine Expands into Middle East
PSA Marine Qalhat SAOC (PSAMQ), a joint venture company formed between PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd (PSA Marine) and Golden Dunes International LLC (GDI), will commence…
South Korean Shipyard Orders Plunge
As the global shipbuilding orders have declined due to fall in oil prices, the South Korean shipbuilders have also experienced a steep fall in order levels too, says latest data. Industry data by global market researcher Clarkson Research Services released today (Friday) revelealed that the number of orders won by South Korean shipbuilders fell 36 percent last year as global demand for new ships shrank due to a tumble in oil prices.
India: Shipping Firms Should Consider Loan Restructuring
Indian minister for shipping, Nitin Gadkari, says that was a dire need for restructuring of shipping companies’ debt and suggested the finance ministry to talk to banks for more flexibility towards the maritime sector. Nitin Gadkari, the minister for shipping, has requested the finance ministry to consider restructuring of loans for the debt ridden shipping companies and show more flexibility in bank lending towards the shipping and ports sectors.
Is Oil Price Pain, Shipping Industry's Gain?
Tumbling prices and oversupply may be cause for concern in the oil industry, but shipping industry it can represent a window of opportunity. A simple statistical…
Australia: Murray Mouth Dredging Starts
Dredging of the River Murray mouth has begun as the South Australian Government was granted funding from the Murray Darling Basin Authority to keep the channel open over summer.
Angola Places Order for Transport Vessel
Angola has placed an order to Francisco Cardama shipyard in Vigo, Spain for the construction of a cargo and heavy vehicles transport ship to connect Luanda and Cabinda.
German Ship Financier Target Asian Private Equity
Germany’s second biggest financier of ships Norddeutsche Landesbank (NordLB) is tapping Asian investors and private-equity funds to invest in its shipping loans.
World's Largest Crane Ship Arrives in Rotterdam
Pieter Schelte Heerema, one of the largest ships in the world with a length of more than three football fields, arrives at the port of Rotterdam for the last works before it is operational.
Bangladesh Reopens Shela Route
The Bangladesh government has decided to allow vessels to ply through the Shela River in the Sundarbans, defying the recommendations of the UN experts and environmentalists.