Marine Accident on the Saginaw River
The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the cause of an accident in the Saginaw River, Friday afternoon. At 10:30 a.m., a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard…
BP Wins Right to Appeal Gulf Spill Damages Claims
BP Plc deserves the right to have a federal appeals court review some damage claims awarded under the settlement to compensate people and businesses harmed by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a U.S.
Meyer Turku Delivers First Ship Under New Owners
Meyer Turku handed over Mein Schiff 4 to TUI Cruises on Friday May 8, 2015, marking the first delivery from Turku Shipyard under Meyers’ ownership. The Meyer family, operators of the shipbuilding company Meyer Werft in Germany, became the 100 percent owner of Meyer Turku Oy just two days earlier on May 6. Mein Schiff 4 will be named in Kiel on June 5, before sailing on her maiden voyage to the Baltic States on June 6, 2015.
EPA Awards 10th Grader for Work on Marine Oil Spills
Oregon 10th grader Sahil Veeramoney received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 10 President’s Environmental Youth Award for his development of a novel and efficient method to clean up marine oil spills. Veeramoney, a student at Oregon Episcopal School in Portland, Oregon, developed a method to remediate marine oil spills after studying the environmental impact of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico and subsequent oil spills.
Seattle, Tacoma Prepare for Seaport Alliance
A draft of the final agreement between the ports of Tacoma and Seattle has been released, heralding a milestone in the formation of a Seaport Alliance that will unify the two ports’ marine cargo terminal investments, operations, planning and marketing. “We intend to make our organizations stronger and more sustainable to better serve our customers, grow our regional economy and address unprecedented competition facing the shipping industry,” said Don Johnson, Port of Tacoma commission president.
Resolve Hosts 'Damage Control Olympics'
The Resolve Maritime Academy hosted a day of maritime safety training exercises and competitive activities as part of the 13th Damage Control Olympics. Teams consisting of sailors and damage control service men and women competed against one another in a series of hands-on training exercises and shipboard emergency response scenarios, including interaction with live fire, smoke filled environments and a flooded ship chamber.
Zamakona Delivers New Ship to Atlantic Offshore
Norwegian shipping company Atlantic Offshore A.S. took delivery of new offshore multipurpose vessel Ocean Falcon from Zamakona Yards at the builder’s facilities in Pasajes, San Sebastián. Ocean Falcon is the third and final vessels in a series built by Zamakona for Atlantic Offshore A.S., all similarly with Havyard HY820 design, but with a few technical variations between them. Its sisters, Ocean Osprey and Ocean Marlin, were the first and second of the contract, respectively.
Imports Settling Down After Surge to Clear Backlog
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is returning to normal levels as officials prepare to count votes on ratification of a new West Coast labor agreement that ended months of uncertainty, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “Dockworkers and management made a massive push to clear the…
San Diego Harbor Police Boosts International Law Enforcement
The Port of San Diego's Harbor Police Department will assist the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed April 10, 2015. The MOU was signed by Ambassador William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of INL; and Harbor Police Chief Mark Stainbrook as part of the Harbor Police’s efforts to support foreign port security and fight international crime.
Philippines Says Important to Uphold Rights Over South China Sea
Philippine President Benigno Aquino, in remarks that follow Chinese warnings against Philippine flights over the South China Sea, said on Friday it was important…
Tactical Response Vessel Delivered to NYPD
Having delivered its third 61 ft. patrol/rescue boat for the New York City Police Department (NYPD) last year, Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, announced it has delivered the first of two 70 ft. Tactical Response vessels for the department’s Harbor Patrol Unit. Measuring 68.8 feet on deck, with a 19-foot beam and 3.8-foot draft, the new high-speed, Tactical Response Vessel features C.
Tug Company Goes Full Steam with Cloud Computing
Venyu, a company in business continuity, cloud-based virtualization, and battle-tested data recovery, announced that E.N. BISSO has expanded its VenyuCloud, cloud computing and virtualization platform. E.N. BISSO, a provider of harbor and tug towing services for the Gulf Coast, is improving operations with flexible cloud hosting, improved network availability and enhanced IT support, Venyu said. E.N.
Subsea 7 Bags Norwegian North Sea Contract
Subsea 7 S.A. announced it has been awarded a pipeline and construction contract worth approximately $300 million from Wintershall Norge AS for the Maria field development.
essDOCS Wins Tender for BHP Billiton Doc Prep Solution
essDOCS has won a tender to develop and deliver a document preparation (Doc Prep) solution for major mining & trading conglomerate BHP Billiton’s Marketing business.
Sinking of Five Star Highlights Fishing Vessel Safety
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report (M14P0121) into the June 12, 2014, capsizing and sinking of the fishing vessel Five Star in Johnstone Strait…
BSEE Launches Efforts to Reduce Offshore Risk
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Brian Salerno made two announcements during a press conference in Houston Tuesday at the Offshore…
Carnival to Pilot Wärtsilä Optimization Systems
Björn Rosengren, President and CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation and Micky Arison, Chairman of the Board of Carnival Corporation & plc are pleased about deepening the cooperation to support sustainable and environmentally friendly cruises. Wärtsilä and Carnival Corporation & plc have partnered to optimize engine room operations aboard the company's fleet of 101 ships across its nine global brands. Wärtsilä…
ABS Hosts Technical Committee Meetings
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) held its annual Marine Technical Committee and Offshore Technical Committee meetings in Houston May 7-8, 2015, convening a broad cross section of industry stakeholders to review proposed changes to ABS Rules and to discuss the direction of the organization's research and development (R&D) program. "The annual meetings of The Marine Technical Committee (TMTC) and…
SENER Inaugurates Manchester Office
The engineering and technology group SENER has celebrated the inauguration of its facilities in Manchester, the group’s base for engineering and construction in the United Kingdom, which have been fully operational since 2014. The inauguration event was held May 8 and was attended by local authorities, including City Mayor Ian Stewart and representatives from key clients such as BAE Systems and Babcock.
General Maritime, Navig8 Crude Complete Merger
General Maritime Corporation and Navig8 Crude Tankers Inc. General Maritime Corporation and Navig8 Crude Tankers Inc. have completed a merger to create Gener8 Maritime…