Wednesday, January 5, 2011
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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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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News

STEP Offshore wins mud mixing equipment contract with STX Offshore & Shipbuilding

STEP Offshore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aker Solutions, has won a contract from South Korea’s STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co., LTD (“STX”) to supply equipment for a new, dynamically positioned...

December 30, 2010
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Engineering News

Wärtsilä introduces new more powerful version of its Wärtsilä 32 engine

Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, has introduced a more powerful version for marine applications of its popular Wärtsilä 32 engine. First introduced in the 1980s, and with more...

December 30, 2010
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Defense

Littoral Combat Ship Contract Award Announced

WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. and Austal USA each a fixed-price incentive contract for the design and construction of a 10 ship block-buy, for a...

December 30, 2010
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Engineering News

ABS Releases Guide for Offshore Wind Turbine Installations

(Houston, TX—) Classification society ABS announces the release of a Guide for Building and Classing Offshore Wind Turbine Installations, the first Guide to address design considerations for the bottom founded...

December 30, 2010
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News

Maersk Oil expands in Brazil with acquisition

The fully owned subsidiary of A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S, Maersk Olie og Gas A/S (“Maersk Oil”), has agreed with SK Energy Co., Ltd. to acquire SK do Brasil Ltda. for...

December 30, 2010
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Blog

Fire On The Horizon – Dedicated To The 11, And Their Loved Ones.

As you might be aware, the frequency of my blog posts have slowed down in the past few months. The reason; I have been busy finishing the writing of my...

December 28, 2010
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Thursday, November 25, 2010
Engineering News

Edda Fides, Accommodation Vessel – Interesting Ship Of The Week

The Edda Fides is a type of vessel that goes by many names. Officially designated as an Accommodation Vessel these Floating Hotels are often reffered to as Flotels for their...

November 25, 2010
Total Views: 98

Thursday, July 16, 2009
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Engineering News

Interesting Ship – Austal’s Auto Express 102 High-Speed Trimaran

Austal, the world’s largest builder of fast ferries and makers of the revolutionary trimaran Benchijiqua Express that inspired the design for the USS Independence (LCS 2), brings us the Auto...

July 16, 2009
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