Thursday, January 13, 2011
Bow Of A British Warship
Navy

Brazil Refuses Entry Of British Warship

Brazil has refused to allow Royal Navy ship HMS Clyde dock in Rio de Janeiro, it has emerged. The Foreign Office has confirmed that HMS Clyde was diverted to Chile...

January 13, 2011
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News

FutureShip’s hull design optimization results in significant fuel savings

12. Jan. 2011 | Hamburg – A series of 9,000 TEU container ships were significantly improved by simple hull design adjustments made by the joint venture between the Chinese design...

January 13, 2011
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News

First certificate of compliance issued for MLC 2006 requirements

Lloyd’s Register has issued the first ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) certificate of compliance “pre-convention”, or ahead of entry into force, to Marshall Islands-flagged tanker Kraslava, operated by the...

January 13, 2011
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Incidents

Coast Guard releases report on sinking of Alaska Ranger

Photo: A crew member of the Alaska Ranger is taken on board the Coast Guard Cutter Munro. The Alaska Ranger began taking on water 120 miles west of Dutch Harbor...

January 13, 2011
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
News

OGX hits hydrocarbon accumulations in Campos Basin

RIO DE JANEIRO– OGX Petróleo e Gás Participações S.A. (“OGX”) (Bovespa: OGXP3, OTC: OGXPY), the Brazilian oil and gas company responsible for the largest private sector exploratory campaign in Brazil,...

January 12, 2011
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Defense

US Coast Guard Extends Recognized Authority Capabilities of ABS

First Class Society Authorized by USCG to issue Certificate of Fitness for OSVs handling Noxious Liquid Substances (Houston, TX—) The US Coast Guard (USCG) has granted ABS the authority to...

January 12, 2011
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News

Bureau Veritas issues guidance for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

International classification society Bureau Veritas has issued guidelines for the Classification and Certification of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines. The guidelines specify the environmental conditions under which floating offshore wind turbines...

January 12, 2011
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News

STX France receives order for luxury cruise ship from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

STX France has received an order to build a luxury cruise ship, the “EUROPA 2”.  The new ship is being acquired by a third-party proprietary company outside the TUI group...

January 12, 2011
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News

API response to Deepwater Horizon report: ‘We’ve made progress to improve safety’

Editor’s Note:  The following is a statement issued today by the The American Petroleum Institute in response to the National Commission on BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling...

January 12, 2011
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011
deepwater horizon oil spill
News

Halliburton releases statement on Deepwater Horizon Final Report

HOUSTON (Jan. 11, 2011) – In response to the findings of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling released earlier today, Halliburton released the...

January 11, 2011
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News

Drewry: Old habits die hard for carriers

Drewry’s latest Container Forecaster analysis questions carriers financial prudence as they go back to their old modus operandi of chasing market share irrespective of revenue. London, 10 January 2011 –...

January 11, 2011
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Defense

National Commission releases final report on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Today, The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling release its final report on its investigation into the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill. The Commission was...

January 11, 2011
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News

Crowley Acquires Jarvis International Freight, Inc.

Expands Logistics Capabilities to Include Energy, Oilfield and Mining Industries (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; January 11, 2011) – Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that it has acquired Jarvis International Freight, Inc., a...

January 11, 2011
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Monday, January 10, 2011
Defense

USCG sets 2011 minimum random drug testing rate at 50%

The Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2011 minimum random drug testing rate at 50 percent of covered crewmembers. The testing rate for calendar year 2010 was 50 percent....

January 10, 2011
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Maritime Security Incidents

BAE Systems Develops Non-Lethal Laser to Defend Against Pirate Attacks on Commercial Ships

Bristol, UK: BAE Systems has successfully demonstrated a prototype device that will serve as an effective non-lethal deterrent against pirate attacks on commercial vessels such as oil tankers and container...

January 10, 2011
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News

First VLCC with electrolysis ballast water treatment system delivered

Hyundai Heavy Industries today handed over a 317,000 DWT VLCC to Oman Shipping Company (OSC). The ship, measuring 333 meters in length, 60 meters in height and 30.4 meters in...

January 10, 2011
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Sunday, January 9, 2011
Chinese Navy Ceremony
Navy

China To Build 1st Carrier & Launches 2 Surveillance Ships To Counter Growing US Presence

Amid reports that China is building its first aircraft carrier to counter growing US presence in the neighbourhood, Chinese navy has added two large sea surveillance ships to its fleet...

January 9, 2011
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Saturday, January 8, 2011
Navy

Secretary of Defense To Navy: Less Admirals, More Ships

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today a series of what the Pentagon calls “efficiencies decisions” designed to save the Department of Defense more than $150 billion over the...

January 8, 2011
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Friday, January 7, 2011
News

Brazil’s Santos Basin field development continues with the addition of two more FPSOs

BG Group and partners today announced a tender process for the charter of two further Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels to be used in the full field development...

January 7, 2011
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News

KCA DEUTAG wins flagship six-rig contract in Caspian region for BP

KCA DEUTAG wins flagship six-rig contract in Caspian region for BP – Friday 7th January 2011 KCA DEUTAG, the leading international drilling and engineering contractor, has been awarded a flagship...

January 7, 2011
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