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The Coast Guard has announced the publication of a policy letter that exempts a number of mariners from the requirement to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential when renewing or obtaining a Coast Guard-issued merchant…
Italian shipowner Marnavi confirmed yesterday that its tanker Enrico Ievoli had been hijacked in position 18.3N - 57.6E.Marnavi said the M/T Enrico Ievoli was hijacked offshorethe Oman coastline while it was heading towards the randevouz…
Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) is to provide technological support for the construction of commercial vessels to L&T Shipbuilding Limited (LTSB), the shipbuilding arm of India's Larsen & Toubro Limited.MHI will initially provide support…
China's COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Co., Ltd. has secured a contract to convert the VLCC Sunrise Jewel to a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel for a Japanese shipowner. The FPSO is designed to operate…
Houma, La., based SEACOR Marine LCC reports that it has invested in Windcat Workboats Holdings Ltd, a European operator of wind farm utility vessels. SEACOR Marine, a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CKH -…
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) recently completed an unannounced oil spill drill to assess Stone Energy Corporation's ability to respond to a hypothetical blowout experienced by one of its deepwater exploratory wells…
December 26, 2011

New CEO at Maersk Line

Søren Skou was recently appointed the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Maersk Line. The appointment will be effective January 16, 2012.Previously, Skou has been the CEO of Maersk Tankers for the last 10 years.…
Shipping lines should be in full compliance with the Manila amendments to International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers on January 1, 2012 or face stiff penalties, warns the International Chamber…
STX OSV Holdings Limited reports that it has secured a new contract for the construction of what is describes as a "Forage Carrier" for Eidsvaag AS. The forage in question is fish feed. The LNG-fueled…
The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command has awarded an $8.23 million fixed-price contract to Austal Hull 130 Chartering, L.L.C., Mobile, Ala., to charter the 101-meter Westpac Express to support the Marine Corps Third Marine Expeditionary…
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