Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Defense

USCG exercises option to overhaul USCGC Polar Star at Todd Shipyards

SEATTLE — Todd Shipyards Corporation (NYSE:TOD) announced today that the U.S. Coast Guard has awarded to its wholly owned subsidiary, Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation (“Todd Pacific”), a $16,008,228 modification to...

January 5, 2011
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News

OGX, Maersk Oil announce hydrocarbon find 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, announced...

January 5, 2011
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News

Operators of Cosco Busan agree to pay local fisherman $3.6m in damages

The owners and operators of the Cosco Busan, Fleet Management Ltd. and Regal Stone Ltd., have agreed to pay San Francisco’s local commercial fishermen approximately $3.65 million in damages as...

January 5, 2011
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Engineering News

Two Jensen-Designed Tugboats Commissioned at WorkBoat Show in New Orleans

(NEW ORLEANS; Jan. 5, 2011) – Two Jensen Maritime-designed tugboats, the Elizabeth B and Beverly B, were commissioned into the E.N. Bisso & Son Inc. fleet during last month’s WorkBoat...

January 5, 2011
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Defense

Animal fat closes section of Houston Ship Channel

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard and the Texas General Land Office are responding to a tallow spill in the Houston Ship Channel early Tuesday evening. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received...

January 5, 2011
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News

STX Finland delivers largest car-passenger ferry to operate in the English Channel

On Wednesday 5 January 2011, car-passenger ferry NB 1367 the Spirit of Britain, was delivered by STX Europe’s Rauma shipyard to P&O ferries. Her sister ship, the Spirit of France,...

January 5, 2011
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News

IALA Update – The New International Buoyage System

Despite the availability of satellite navigation systems, and ships that are awash with electronics, maritime buoyage still matters, particularly in pilotage waters where visual aids provide the best possible way...

January 5, 2011
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News

Dryships Launches First Newbuild Drillship – Ocean Rig Corcovado

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services, announced today that its 78% owned subsidiary Ocean Rig UDW...

January 5, 2011
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Defense

USFF Relieves USS Enterprise Commanding Officer

From U.S. Fleet Forces Command Public Affairs NORFOLK (NNS) — Adm. John C. Harvey Jr., Commander, United States Fleet Forces Command (USFFC), has permanently relieved Capt. Owen Honors of his...

January 5, 2011
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011
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News

Port of Rotterdam sees record cargo throughput in 2010

In 2010, cargo throughput in the port of Rotterdam rose to 430 million tonnes. This is 11.1 % more than in 2009 and 2.1% more than in the previous record...

January 4, 2011
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News

BOEMRE Provides Additional Clarity for Certain Activities Suspended under the Deepwater Moratorium

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today notified 13 companies whose deepwater drilling activities were suspended by last year’s deepwater drilling moratorium that they may...

January 4, 2011
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Monday, January 3, 2011
News

Marathon Oil Co. Terminates ‘Noble Jim Day’ Contract

ZUG, Switzerland, Jan. 3, 2011: Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported that Marathon Oil Company (“Marathon”) has provided notice that it is terminating the drilling contract for the ultradeepwater semisubmersible...

January 3, 2011
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News

Diamond Offshore Announces Order for Ultra-Deepwater Drillship

HOUSTON, Jan 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) —  Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) today announced that a subsidiary, Diamond Offshore Drilling Limited, has entered into a turnkey contract with Hyundai Heavy...

January 3, 2011
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Seadragon Seadrill Semi-Submersible Oil Rig
News

Seadrill acquires two semi-submersible ultra-deepwater rigs under construction

Hamilton, Bermuda, January 3, 2011 – Seadrill has entered into an agreement to acquire the two ultra-deepwater semi-submersible drilling rigs, Seadragon I and Seadragon II. The total project price for...

January 3, 2011
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News

FPSO installation deal to Aker Solutions

3 January 2011 – MODEC Offshore Production Systems (Singapore) Pte Ltd. has awarded Aker Solutions’ wholly-owned subsidiary Aker Marine Contractors a mooring installation contract for hook-up of the Bourgogne FPSO...

January 3, 2011
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Lifesaving Incidents

Ice-locked in the Sea of Okhotsk, 500 are awaiting rescue by Russian icebreaker

Just in from the Associated Press… MOSCOW – A Russian icebreaker labored Monday through howling winds and heavy snow as it tried to reach icebound ships in the Sea of...

January 3, 2011
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Friday, December 31, 2010
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News

Red Flares Are For Emergencies Only – Reminds The Coast Guard

The Coast Guard reminds mariners that red and orange flares are recognized as marine and aviation emergency signals, and are to be used only during emergency situations. If a flare...

December 31, 2010
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Thursday, December 30, 2010
News

HMC names new Deepwater Construction Vessel

Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) has announced it’s new Deep Water Construction Vessel, currently being built in Korea, will be called Aegir, after the Norse god of the sea, also referred...

December 30, 2010
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Defense

Military Sealift Command delivers patrol boat for Iraqi navy

Military Sealift Command-chartered heavy lift crane ship MV Ocean Titan delivered the second of a new class of U.S.-built patrol boats to Manama, Bahrain, today. The 115-foot boat is destined...

December 30, 2010
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News

MARAD’s Great Lakes Shipping Revitalization Study

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) is undertaking a wide-ranging study of U.S.-Flag shipping in the Great Lakes region calling for a comprehensive look at the issues affecting the regions U.S. shipping...

December 30, 2010
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