Monday, November 19, 2007
Fire Incidents

gCaptain Tip Line – PEMEX Oil Rig Fire

gCaptain received the above photo via our gCaptain Tip Line. Here is the official news on the incident from PEMEX; MEXICO:  PEMEX confirmed that a fire occurred on the Kab...

November 19, 2007
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Sunday, November 4, 2007

how not to land a helicopter on deck – video

November 4, 2007
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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Incident Photo of the Week – Pemex Oil Rig Disaster

Cargo Law brings us photos of the deadliest Gulf of Mexico offshore accident in the last 43 years; last week’s Collision of the Usumacinta MODU and the Kab 101 Light-Production...

October 30, 2007
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Friday, October 26, 2007

Are Rising Salaries Enough To Retain Mariners?

In another excellent article, Maritime Executive‘s managing editor Joseph Keefe is dead on with his assessment of salary (find the article HERE) and working condition improvements in this tight labor...

October 26, 2007
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Monday, October 22, 2007

What is it?

This photograph was taken last year in a U.S. port… but what is it? UPDATE: The answer can be found within the pages of the excellent website from The Colton...

October 22, 2007
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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Development Driller III (aka DD3) – ship model of the week

Maybe it’s just because we have fans aboard the DD1,2&3 but more likely just because this is an amazing model. It shows the Global SantaFe’s (soon to be Transocean?) Development...

October 16, 2007
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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

fatalities aboard north sea workboat

Shipping Times tells us of a tragic incident in the North Sea; he Viking Islay, a 53 metre emergency response and rescue vessel, was supporting the Ensco 92 drilling rig...

September 26, 2007
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Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Offshore News

The BOEM’s New “Drilling Safety Rule”

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), formerly known as the MMS, released two new directives today under an “emergency rule-making process”.  Their new “Drilling Safety Rule” and the “Workplace...

September 11, 2007
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Monday, July 23, 2007

News Flash – Two Largest US Drilling Contractors Merge

In surprising news today Transocean and GlobalSantaFe have announced a merger. tells us… Transocean and GlobalSantaFe agreed to merge, creating an oil driller with an enterprise value of $53...

July 23, 2007
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Monday, July 9, 2007

Offshore Inspection of Shipping Containers

Fred Fry focused our attention on Popular Science Magazine which has a story on a new concept to scan containers before they reach our ports. The idea is that of...

July 9, 2007
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Sunday, July 8, 2007

Offshore Rig Disaster Links

We covered this link in our post “Piper Alpha Disaster – 19 Year Anniversary of Tragedy” but I think the site is good enough to warrant its own post. Here’s...

July 8, 2007
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