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G-7 Speaks Out On Chinese Maritime

 Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven major nations have warned against “any attempt to assert territorial or maritime claims through the use of intimidation,

Thomson Cruises Names New Ship

 Thomson Cruises’ newly acquired Splendour of the Seas will be renamed Thomson Discovery when it joins the company’s fleet in summer 2016 and it will homeport in Palma.

China Constructing Sea Outposts, US Warns

 The U.S. military commander for Asia warned that, China could eventually deploy radar and missile systems on outposts it is building in the South China Sea

Murmansk Region Head for Zoning Arctic Territories

  Murmansk Governor Marina Kovtun, at the first meeting of the State Commission for the development of the Arctic has proposed a change to the system of energy

Capt. Ang Chin Eng New Technical Director of SSA

 The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) has appointed a full time Technical Director who will be responsible for ensuring the Association maintains its pledge

Georgia Port Increases Container Traffic

 The Georgia Ports Authority increased containerized cargo in March by 27.8 percent compared to the same month a year ago, for an additional 72,499 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs).

Tanker Blast Kills Four at Belawan Port

 An explosion occurred on a tanker belonging to state-owned oil and gas company PT Pertamina on Monday evening while the ship was under repair at Belawan Port in North Sumatra,

Australia: Submarines Excluded from Shipbuild Review

 The Australian Navy’s future submarine project has been excluded from the country's shipbuilding review on advice from the Abbott government that the new fleet would be built offshore.

FUSION Debuts Marine-Specific Amplifiers

  FUSION announced today the release of its line of hardened marine-specific stereo amplifiers. Purpose-built for installations on boats of all sizes, the

LNG Emergency, Incident Response Study

  Safety around Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is a hot topic, now that LNG is more and more becoming the fuel of the future. The results of a recent LNG emergency

The Boom Continues at Antwerp Port

  The port of Antwerp handled a freight volume of 51,023,670 tonnes in the first three months of this year, 5.9% more than in the same period last year. The

Mission ‘Row Around Singapore Island’ 2015

  With only 7 days to go to the big Singapore charity row, Row Around Singapore Island (RASI) the intrepid volunteer rowers from the maritime community of

First Steel Cutting for Seabourn Encore

  The plate-cutting ceremony was held today at the Marghera shipyard for the "Seabourn Encore", the first of two ultra-luxury cruise ships that Fincantieri will build for Seabourn,

Teekay Sees Continued Strength in the Tanker Market

Christian Waldegrave, Teekay’s Manager of Research believes the tanker market, at least in the short term, looks to stay strong due to low oil prices and the high margins that [...] The post Teekay Sees Continued Strength in the Tanker Market appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Technip Wins CNOOC Tension Leg Platform FEED Project

Liuhua, China’s largest offshore oil field with an estimated 1 billion barrels of oil in place, will be developed via a pair of tensioned leg platforms (TLPs), floating structures that [...] The post Technip Wins CNOOC Tension Leg Platform FEED Project appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Asian Crude Buyers Realize Mexican Oil May Not Have Been Such a Bargain

A few months after snapping up the most heavily discounted Mexican oil in 20 years, Asian refiners are discovering some of these bargains may have been tainted. The post Asian Crude Buyers Realize Mexican Oil May Not Have Been Such a Bargain appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

EMAS AMC Signs New Subsea IRM Contracts

Global subsea EPCIC contractor EMAS AMC, a subsidiary of Ezra Holdings, reports today new contracts worth upwards of $55 million to support the inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR), subsea removal work [...] The post EMAS AMC Signs New Subsea IRM Contracts appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Oil Trades Near 2015 High on Signs U.S. Shale Boom Is Easing

Oil traded near the highest price this year amid speculation a slowdown in the U.S. shale boom will ease the biggest supply glut since 1930. The post Oil Trades Near 2015 High on Signs U.S. Shale Boom Is Easing appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Norwegian Investigators Release Report on Accidental Lifeboat Launch

Norway’s Petroleum and Safety Authority (PSA) says a faulty maintenance was to blame for an incident mid-January aboard the jackup rig Maersk Giant where one of the rig’s lifeboats was [...] The post Norwegian Investigators Release Report on Accidental Lifeboat Launch appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Navy League Honors Retired Ingalls President

Irwin F. Edenzon, the retired president of Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division, accepted the Navy League of the United States' Fleet Admiral Chester W.

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