Platform Fire in Gulf of Mexico Off Louisiana

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*+-The U.S. Coast Guard and response vessels are responding to a platform fire and oil sheen near Breton Island in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 2:50 a.m. Friday from the offshore supply vessel MV Miss Katherine reporting a fire on board an oil production […]

Ship Photos of the Day – Port State Control Inspection


*+-Port state control inspections are regularly carried out to ensure that foreign vessels in domestic ports are in compliance with all international conventions, and to ensure ensure a vessel has a suitable structure, correct documentation, proper working equipment and lifesaving equipment and adequate accommodations. In these photos, port state control officers with Coast Guard Sector […]

Ship Photos of the Day – USS Constitution Enters Dry Dock


*+-The USS Constitution on Tuesday entered into dry dock at the Charlestown Navy Yard Boston National Historical Park for a planned multi-year, multi-million dollar restoration. USS Constitution is the world’s oldest commissioned (and undefeated) warship afloat, entering service for the U.S. Navy on October 21, 1797. Since 1907, however, the ship has been on public […]

Maersk to Lay Up Two More Anchor Handlers

*+-Maersk Supply Service has confirmed that it is laying up two more anchor handlers in response to the abysmal offshore oil and gas market. The two vessels to be laid up are the 282 ton bollard pull A-type AHTS’ Maersk Advancer and Maersk Assister, joining the already-laid up Maersk Shipper and Maersk Tackler. “We are laying […]

Chevron’s New LNG Vessels Highlighted in Surprisingly Good Corporate Video


*+-Chevron is in the midst of it’s largest-ever shipbuilding and fleet modernization program, encompassing 13 ships total including six LNG carriers to support its growing LNG operations. The six vessels are being constructed by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea, with the first two already delivered in 2014. The new state-of-the-art vessels have an LNG carrying […]

Crew Evacuated from Fugro Offshore Survey After Fire

*+-Firefighters in Scotland worked overnight to extinguish a blaze aboard a Fugro offshore survey vessel while docked at Peterhead Port, north of Aberdeen. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service says that the fire was reported at about 2:50 a.m. aboard the Fugro Symphony, a purpose built ROV intervention, light construction and survey vessel. The fire […]

Ship Photos of the Day – World’s First All-Electric Ferry

*+-Today’s ship photos are of the ferry Ampere, the world’s first all-electric battery powered ferry car and passenger ferry. The electrically-powered ferry was originally developed as a submission to a Norwegian Ministry of Transport competition where the winner would get a 10-year license to operate the Lavik-Oppedal route beginning in 2015. Obviously, the Ampere design […]

WATCH: Maersk Line Captain On Leadership

*+-This is Captain Kyaw Khaung, Master aboard the 6,478 TEU Maersk Line ship MV Maersk Sebarok. In this video, Captain Khaung humbly describes what it takes to safely navigate his ship from point A to point B. Are Captain Khaung’s points the mark of a good great captain? Let us know sharing your thoughts on social media.

Crowley Acquires MMS To Expand Global Reach

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*+-Crowley Maritime Corporation on Tuesday announced the acquisition of Maritime Management Services, Inc. (MMS), a Seattle-based crew management company specializing in offshore oil and gas vessels in the U.S. Gulf, Singapore and Gulf of Mexico. Crowley says the acquisition expands its global reach in the ship management industry and allows the company to service a wide variety […]

Ship Photo of the Day – World’s First Battery-Powered Retrofit-To-Be

*+-This is Eidesvik Offshore’s LNG-powered Viking Queen, which has just been signed on to become the world’s first offshore vessel to be retrofitted with shipboard battery power. The 2008-built Viking Queen will be fitted with an Energy Storage System from ZEM AS with a capacity of 650kWH that can supply up to 1600kW. The hybrid system […]

Bulk Carrier Grounding Shuts Saint Lawrence Seaway

*+-A section of the Saint Lawrence Seaway was shut down this weekend following the grounding of a Canadian-flagged bulk carrier. The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) reported that the gearless bulk carrier MV Algoma Spirit, carrying a cargo of grain, ran aground Saturday at approximately 4:00 p.m. in Canadian waters east of the Seaway […]