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Ten Ships Detained in the UK in May

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that ten foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during May 2014 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. During May, there were four new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in UK ports. Six vessels remained under detention from previous months. Five vessels were released during May. A total of five vessels remain under detention at the end of May. 1. In response to one of the recommendations of Lord Donaldson's Inquiry into the prevention of pollution from merchant shipping and in compliance with the EU Directive on Port State Control (2009/16/EC as amended), the Maritime and Coastguard agency (MCA) publishes details of the foreign flagged vessels detained in UK ports each month.

Transocean Ltd. Provides Fleet Update Summary

ZUG, SWITZERLAND, Mar 16, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) today issued a monthly fleet update summary covering only newly signed contracts, significant changes to existing contracts and changes to estimated out of service time of 60 days or more since our fleet update summary of February 10, 2011 and our quarterly fleet status report dated January 13, 2011. Drilling rig status and contract information on the company's offshore drilling fleet has been condensed into a report titled "Transocean Fleet Status Report…

MMS Publishes Offshore Violations Summary

The Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS) published in the Federal Register a summary of civil penalties paid last year by oil and natural gas companies for violations occurring in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The summary identifies the company name, the specific offshore activity in violation of the law, and the fine paid. The total penalty amount paid in 1998 by 27 companies was $1.3 million. The MMS is responsible for ensuring safe and clean offshore operations in the OCS. The civil penalty process is designed to encourage companies to comply with the statutes and regulations by pursuing, assessing, and collecting penalties. OPA 90 expanded and strengthened MMS' authority to impose penalties for violating its regulations.

Transocean Provides Fleet Update Summary

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) today issued a monthly fleet update summary covering only newly signed contracts, significant changes to existing contracts and changes to estimated out of service time of 60 days or more since our quarterly fleet status report dated April 14, 2011. Drilling rig status and contract information on the company's offshore drilling fleet has been condensed into a report titled "Transocean Fleet Status Report," which is available through the company's Web address at www.deepwater.com.

IEEE Conference to be Held in April

The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) will host their next conference on Technologies for Homeland Security on April 21st and 22nd of 2004. It will be held at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Auditorium on 55 Broadway, in Cambridge, MA. With the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) and the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) as co-organizers for this event, along with top technical, governmental, and industry speakers, conference attendees will gain direct insights into the requirements, technologies, operations and funding for technologies, which protect our critical transportation, aviation and border infrastructures.

Vessels Detained in U.K. Ports: September

The U.K.’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that nine foreign flagged ships were under detention in U.K. ports during September 2013 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. Latest monthly figures show that there were five new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in U.K. ports and four vessels remained under detention from previous months. Only three vessels remained under detention at the end of this month. • Full details of the ship. • The accompanying detention list shows ship’s name, the flag state and the ship’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) number which is unchanging throughout the ship’s life and uniquely identifies it.

Transocean Provides Fleet Update Summary

Transocean Ltd. today issued a monthly fleet update summary which includes newly signed contracts, significant changes to existing contracts, and changes in estimated planned out of service time of 15 days or longer for all rig classifications since the previously issued comprehensive fleet status report or fleet update summary. Deepwater Expedition - Awarded a two-year contract with an undisclosed customer commencing December 2012 at an initial dayrate of $650,000 ($475 million contract backlog). Additionally, the contract includes three priced eight-month option periods. Discoverer Seven Seas - Awarded a three-well contract (approximately 180 days) for work offshore Indonesia at a dayrate of $445,000 ($80 million contract backlog). The rig's prior dayrate was $295,000.

US Pollution Risks: Federal & State Summaries

US Pollution Risks: Image courtesy of UK Club

The US Pollution Risks publication, recently published for its members by the UK P&I Club, compiles summaries of all the Federal and state requirements on liability, COFR requirements and vessel contingency plan requirements. Legal Briefings provide an overview of certain laws and regulations. The UK Club points out that while every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the publication is only a guide and not a substitute for formal legal advice. The Oil Pollution Act of…

UK-Detained Ships: October 2013

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that nine foreign flagged ships were under detention in U.K. ports during October 2013 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. Latest monthly figures show that there were six new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in U.K. ports and three vessels remained under detention from previous months. Only six vessels remain under detention at the end of this month.

IMO Release Summary of MSC Session

The IMO issued a News Release summary the results of the recent session of the Maritime Safety Committee. Among other things, it adopted new regulations on Long-Range Identification and Tracking of ships (LRIT) and adopted amendments to the SOLAS and STCW Conventions. Source: HK Law

UK MAIB Issues Summary of Examination of Crane Collapse

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued a summary of its preliminary examination of an incident involving the collapse of a provisions loading crane on a ship. The crane was being used to load stores from a barge alongside when it suddenly detached from its mountings and fell onto the barge. The bosun working the crane was injured. Investigation revealed that the nuts and bolts on the pedestal mounting ring were severely corroded. The corrosion had not been noticed in any of the examinations and surveys performed on a regular basis over prior years. Both the vessel’s management company and its classification society have been advised of the shortcomings.   Source: HK Law

Transocean Provides New Fleet Update Summary

Transocean Inc. issued a new monthly fleet update summary covering only newly signed contracts, significant changes to existing contracts and changes to estimated out of service time of 60 days or more since our fleet status report dated August 5, 2008. The new monthly fleet update summary is intended to simplify the fleet review and modeling process for those following the company. Going forward, we will issue a comprehensive fleet status report covering Transocean's entire 137-rig fleet shortly after the end of each calendar quarter, and we will update such report during the intervening months by issuing monthly fleet update summaries.

Transocean Provides New Fleet Update Summary

Transocean Inc. issued a new monthly fleet update summary covering only newly signed contracts, significant changes to existing contracts and changes to estimated out of service time of 60 days or more since our fleet status report dated August 5, 2008. Drilling rig status and contract information on the company's offshore drilling fleet has been condensed into a report titled "Transocean Fleet Status Report," which is available through the company's Worldwide Web address at www.deepwater.com. The report can be accessed from the home page of the Web address by clicking on the Fleet Update Report link found in the tool bar.

Transocean's Latest Fleet Update Summary

Image courtesy of Transocean

Offshore contract drilling services provider Transocean Limited's monthly Fleet Update Summary includes new contracts, significant changes to existing contracts, and changes in estimated planned out-of-service time of 15 or more days since November 18, 2013. The total value of new contracts since the November 18, 2013 Fleet Update Summary is approximately US$292-million. Cajun Express - Awarded a six-well contract at a dayrate of $495,000 ($181 million estimated backlog). The rig's prior dayrate was $600,000.

Judge Recognizes MARAD Authority

As a result of the Maritime Administrator’s designation of New Jersey as an adjacent coastal state, pursuant to 33 USC 1508(a)(2), Atlantic Sea Island Group, LLC, (ASIG) a deepwater port applicant, filed suit against the Maritime Administrator and Secretary of Transportation on February 15, 2008. In addition to filing the suit, the plaintiff also sought a preliminary injunction. ASIG alleged that the Maritime Administrator's designation of New Jersey as an "adjacent coastal state" under the Deepwater Ports Act of 1974 as amended, was contrary to law. The Maritime Administration filed a motion to dismiss the suit on March 17, 2008. On Dec. 8, 2008, in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Judge Richard W.

UK Detains 6 Foreign Flagged Ships in October

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that six foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during October 2014 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. During October, there were three new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port. Three vessels remained under detention from previous months, and four vessels were released during October. A total of two vessels remain under detention at the end of October.

Cleaner Energy Policy Makers' 'Travel Guide'

The summary provides some key lessons and recommendations for policy making amidst the uncertainties and hectics that come with the energy transition. ‘Clients usually ask ECN to do quantitative analyses to get a better grip on a dossier’, says Marc Londo, author of the guide together with Michiel Hekkenberg. ‘‘This travel guide sketches the more fundamental and qualitative outlines of our energy challenge: what are current developments in certain themes and what do policy makers need to take into account to effectively steer towards a transition to cleaner energy? The overall report (only available in Dutch) also goes into context factors specific to the Netherlands, but this two-page summary can be of general relevance for other countries as well.

Severn Trent De Nora Launches New Web Site

The new site features more detailed information on Severn Trent De Nora’s product line. In this newly designed, easy-to-navigate site, information is presented in an intuitive fashion, enabling site visitors to find helpful details quickly. Other enhancements include application overview sections, technology summaries, product certification information, literature downloads and product photo galleries.

Transocean Drilling Rig Fleet Update Summary

Transocean Rig: Photo courtesy of  the owners

Transocean Ltd. has issued a monthly Fleet Update Summary which includes new contracts, significant changes to existing contracts, and changes in estimated planned out-of-service time of 15 or more days since January 16, 2014. The total value of new contracts since the January 16, 2014 Fleet Status Report is approximately $66 million. Estimated 2014 out-of-service time increased by a net 150 days, including 91 days primarily associated with customer-requested and substantially reimbursed upgrades on the GSF Galaxy I; and 45 days on the M.G.

UK Detains 8 Foreign Vessels in November

The U.K.’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that eight foreign flagged ships were under detention in U.K. ports during November 2014 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. During November, there were six new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in a U.K. port. Two vessels remained under detention from previous months, and five vessels were released during November. A total of three vessels remain under detention at the end of November. Company: - Omicron Ship Management Inc. This vessel was still detained at November 30, 2014.

Nine Ships Detained in the UK During February

The U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that nine foreign flagged ships were under detention in U.K. ports during February 2014 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. During February, there were four new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in U.K. ports, while five vessels remained under detention from previous months. Three of the detained vessels were released during February, leaving six vessels under detention at the end of the month.

Transocean Latest Offshore Drilling Rig Fleet Summary

Image courtesy of Transocean

Transocean Ltd. has issued its monthly Fleet Update Summary which includes new contracts, significant changes to existing contracts, and changes in estimated planned out-of-service time of 15 or more days since February 18, 2014. The total value of new contracts since the February 18, 2014 Fleet Update Summary is approximately $14 million. GSF Galaxy III - Awarded an approximate two and one-half month contract extension for use as an accommodation unit in the U.K. sector of the North Sea at a dayrate of $180,000 ($14 million estimated backlog). The rig's prior dayrate was $226,000.

Zion Oil & Gas Presents Updated Project Summary

Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (Amex: ZN), of Dallas, Texas and Caesarea, Israel, released a summary of the current status of its oil and gas exploration related activities in Israel. The summary, which presents developments that have transpired during the past several months, is set out below and will be posted on Zion's website - www.zionoil.com. The Company intends to update the summary from time to time to reflect new developments as they occur. Zion has named its project to explore for oil and gas in Israel, the "Joseph Project".

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