Debris Appears to Belong to Cargo Ship Missing in Bahamas
Search and rescue teams on Sunday located debris which appeared to belong to the cargo ship El Faro that went missing in the eye of Hurricane Joaquin with 33 mostly American crew members aboard…
Woman Medevaced from Cruise Ship off SouthWest Pass
The Coast Guard medevaced a 50-year-old woman from a cruise ship 225 miles southeast of Southwest Pass, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard District 8 received a call at approximately 9 a.m., requesting a medevac for a woman who was reportedly suffering from internal bleeding. Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and an Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed-wing aircraft crew.
Demands for Icebreaker Tours Spiral
Plans to terminate commercial tours to the North Pole on the nuclear-powered icebreakers of the Atomflot company in 2016 have surged the demand for these tours. Sergey Shirokiy, the chief of the tourist department of the Russian Arctic national park summed up the results of the tourist season. Over the six years since the opening of the park on the Franz Joseph Land high-latitude archipelago, it was visited by a record number of 1,225 tourists from 41 countries this year.
New Chair for Townsville Port
The Palaszczuk Government has appointed one of Queensland’s most respected businesswomen, Renita Garard as the new Chair of the Port of Townsville. In a statement released earlier today, Acting Premier Curtis Pitt said that Ms Garard was being appointed at a pivotal time in Port of Townsville Limited’s (POTL) 150 year history, as it embarks upon a strategically important phase of growth and expansion.
USS Porter Hosts Career Day
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) hosted a group of 9th and 10th grade students from the International School of Vlore, Albania for a career day and cultural learning event Sept. 26, 2015. The community relations (COMREL) event was intended to strengthen relationships with the nation of Albania and give the Sailors and students an opportunity to interact and learn more about each other’s cultures.
Teekay LNG Partners Declare Distribution
Teekay GP LLC, the general partner of Teekay LNG Partners L.P. has declared a cash distribution of $0.70 per unit for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. The cash distribution is payable on November 13, 2015 to all unitholders of record as at October 13, 2015.
Hempel at 'Danish Maritime Days' in Copenhagen
Hempel will take part in the Danish Maritime Days (DMD) event next week and make presentations at the DMD Technical Conference, which is being held in cooperation with Danish Maritime, on the 7 & 8 October. Fouling Control Marketing Manager, Claes Skat-Roerdam, will discuss “How and why hull coatings can improve your bottom line” on Wednesday 7 October, highlighting Hempel’s latest innovative technology and products.
TMS Cardiff Gas Orders First LPG Carriers
TMS Cardiff Gas Ltd. has signed a contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries of Korea for the construction of two 78,700 cbm LPG carriers with the option to build another two. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in Q2 and Q3 2017, when they will enter into time charter contracts with Shell International Trading and Shipping Company, Limited. The vessels will be able to transit the new and old Panama canal…