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Great Lakes Dry Cargo Residue Discharge Rule in Effect

The U.S. Coast Guard published a final rule to the Federal Register announcing that it has received approval from the Office of Management and Budget for an information

Seamen’s Church Interviews MV Iceberg 1 Piracy Survivors

The Seamen’s Church Institute’s (SCI) Douglas B. Stevenson, Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights, recently sat down with former hostages from the MV Iceberg 1 in Accra, Ghana to hear about their experiences and how they find...Show More Summary

Mexican Navy Chooses Damen for New Patrol Vessels

Damen Shipyards continues to see success in their naval shipbuilding business as the Mexican Navy has elected to build a seventh Stan Patrol 4207 design at the Astimar 1 naval [...] The post Mexican Navy Chooses Damen for New Patrol Vessels appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Knightsbridge Closes Vessel Acquisition Transaction

Bermuda-based Knightsbridge Tankers Limited announced that it has closed the first stage of its vessel acquisition transaction. Knightsbridge has issued 31 million

Majority of Global Tanker Fleet Yet to Adopt ECDIS

UKHO calls on tanker owners and operators to ensure compliance with SOLAS rules on ECDIS carriage from July 1, 2015 The majority of ships in the global tanker fleet have yet to adopt ECDIS,

Survey Vessel Delivered to Fugro N.V.

Fugro Pioneer is the second of three vessels to be delivered to Fugro in 2014. Fugro has taken delivery of the second of the three Fugro Offshore Coastal Survey

Video: Former Captives Discuss Iceberg 1 Hijacking

Piracy: Not a Thing of the Past Think Somali piracy is a thing of the past? That “past” haunts thousands of seafarers today; but the reports from

Mexican Navy Contracts Damen for Two Vessels

Secretaria de Marina orders seventh patrol vessel and a fast crew supplier In August 2014 the Mexican Navy (Secretaría de Marina) and the Netherlands’

Ferus Smit Building LNG Powered Cement Carrier

The first unique LNG powered ship that Ferus Smit has on order for Erik Thun A.B. will be built and equipped as a dedicated cement carrier. The ship will be delivered to the joint venture JT cement,

The Switch to Deliver Full-Power Converter for Floating Power Plant

Vancouver-based Water Wall Turbine Inc. (WWT) has selected The Switch to provide a 500 kW full-power converter for its self-floating power plant. This new system

Maersk Sells Ven Drilling Barges

Danish shipping conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk said on Tuesday its offshore oil and gas drilling unit has sold its Venezuelan barge activities. Maersk Drilling

After Standoff, Vale and China’s COSCO Both Claim Shipping Victory

n the end, the answer to Brazilian miner Vale's Chinese shipping problem turned out to be in the problem itself. The post After Standoff, Vale and China’s COSCO Both Claim Shipping Victory appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

SPOTD: FPSO Cidade de Ilhabela Departs Brasa

The FPSO Cidade de Ilhabela sailed away from the Niteroi-Rio based Brasa shipyard yesterday, enroute to block BM-S-9 at the Sapinhoá Field offshore Brazil to fulfill a 20-year contract for Petrobras (45%), [...] The post SPOTD: FPSO Cidade de Ilhabela Departs Brasa appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Backed by New Contract with QP, Gulf Drilling Heads to Keppel Once More

With a 5-year charter in-hand with Qatar Petroleum, Qatari drilling firm Gulf Drilling International has placed its fifth newbuild order with Keppel FELS for their high-specification KFELS B Class jack-up [...] The post Backed by New Contract with QP, Gulf Drilling Heads to Keppel Once More appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Deadliest Weekend Ever in the Mediterranean: UNHCR

More than 700 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East may have drowned in shipwrecks in the Mediterranean over the last week, bringing the death toll this year to almost 3,

BAE Systems Awarded 'USS Hopper' Repair Contract

US Department of Defense informs BAE Systems Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $22,905,907 undefinitized contract action to a previously

Trelleborg Report Optimistic for Port Investment

The latest 'Barometer Report' from Trelleborg's marine operations business sector, discusses the issues impacting ports and terminals around the globe, and reveals

Upcoming Winter Tanker Market Same as Last Year?

Will the 2014/15 winter tanker market be a repeat of the previous one? Poten & Partners consider the question in their latest 'Poten Tanker Opinion'. As

Technip Further Optimizes its Subsea Assets

  Technip signed today an agreement to sell 100% of its North American diving assets to Ranger Offshore Inc.(1). Technip’s strategy focuses on high

Fourth National Security Cutter Delivered to USCG

  The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the fourth National Security Cutter, Hamilton, in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Monday. Hamilton will be the first of two NSCs to be homeported in Charleston,

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