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NASA Satellites Capture Three Hurricanes Marching Across Pacific

NASA satellites this week captured images of three simultaneous hurricanes over the Pacific Over near Hawaii, the first time in recorded history that three Category 4 storms march across the central and eastern Pacific Ocean at the same exact time. NASA says that at around the time of the first image, acquired between 9:30 and […]




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Ship Photos of the Day – Giant Gantry Cranes Arrive in Los Angeles

The heavy-lift vessel Zen Hua 19 arrived in Los Angeles carrying two new gantry cranes for the West Basin Container Terminal at the Port of Los Angeles. According to the Port of LA, the cranes cleared the Vincent Thomas Bridge by just six feet as the vessel was guided in by the Los Angeles Port […]

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Sembcorp Bags Even Bigger Culzean Field Contract

  Another huge contract handed out today by Maersk Oil one day after the company and its partners won UK approval for the multi-billion development of the giant Culzean gas field in the North Sea. Earlier today we reported that Subsea 7 won a $150 million subsea, umbilical, riser and flowline (SURF) contract for the […]

The medium icebreaker USCGC Healy cruises through the Arctic Ocean Aug. 19, 2015, in support of the Geotraces mission. U.S. Coast Guard Photo

Huntington Ingalls Wants Dibs on Obama’s Icebreakers

  WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc, which builds aircraft carriers and U.S. Navy warships, on Tuesday said it was keen to bid to build new icebreakers for the U.S. Coast Guard, after President Barack Obama pushed for quicker work on the program. The company’s Ingalls shipbuilding unit, based in Pascagoula, Mississippi, […]

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More Bosphorus Trouble: Vessels Collide Near Northern Entrance – INCIDENT PHOTOS

Another incident to report today involving ships in or near Turkey’s Bosphorus Strait. Turkish maritime authorities have confirmed that the tanker Paros Wind and the bulk carrier CS Jaden collided Monday night at about 11:30 p.m. approximately 8 nautical miles from the northern entrance in the Bosphorus Strait. Both vessels were damaged in the collision […]

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Subsea 7 Lands $150 Million Culzean Field Contract from Maersk Oil

  Offshore contractor Subsea 7 says it has been awarded a $150 million subsea, umbilical, riser and flowline (SURF) contract by Maersk Oil for the development of the Culzean field in the UK North Sea. The contract award comes just one day after Maersk Oil won approval from the UK’s Oil & Gas Authority to develop […]

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Egypt Keeping Eni’s Giant Offshore Find for Itself

  By Maher Chmaytelli (Bloomberg) — Egypt plans to keep all the natural gas produced at a giant field Eni SpA found off its Mediterranean coast to itself, heightening competition among gas producers in the Middle East and Africa. “This field is now in competition with the ones in Cyprus, Israel, Mozambique, Tanzania and Iran,” […]