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Hercules Offshore (NASDAQ: HERO) reports that the Mako, a 175ft class liftboat operating in Nigeria, was engulfed by a fire that originated on a third-party rig, the KS Endeavor, during the early morning hours on…
Lewis S. "Mike" Eidson, partner in South Florida trial law firm Colson Hicks Eidson and former president of the American Association for Justice, the world's largest association of trial lawyers,  believes "punitive damages will be…
Oslo-headquartered chemical tanker operator Eitzen Chemical ASA has commenced a process to evaluate its various options to ensure adequate, longer term financial strength and liquidity. The company, a leading carrier of petrochemical and related cargos…
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration last week cited Basic Marine Inc., a shipyard and boat fabricating facility in Escanaba, Mich., for 32 violations of safety and health standards. OSHA says…
Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio, has completed construction of a 60-foot work boat for the Port of Milwaukee. The vessel sailed from Cleveland and was delivered to the port last week .Great Lakes Shipyard was…
Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp. of Salisbury, Md. reports that it signed another new contract on December 29, 2011 with Vane Brothers of Baltimore, MD, to build an eighth ocean going tug. This is the second new…
The Balpure ballast water treatment system from Severn Trent De Nora has been selected for use on two oceangoing heavy deck cargo barges being constructed for Norwegian-based Greenway Shipping by Dalian Shipyard, at its shipyard…
Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino was detained on Saturday for questioning by prosecutors, along with First Officer Ciro Ambrosio. Prosecutors reportedly are considering charges that could include manslaughter, abandoning ship before all others, and causing…
The grounding of a cruise ship Costa Concordia should serve as a wake-up call to the shipping industry, says maritime professional union Nautilus International. As we reported earlier, the ship, carrying some 4,234 passengers and…
Three people are confirmed dead after the cruise ship Costa Concordia grounded off Italy Friday evening. Up to 70 were reported missing as of Saturday morning, though a cabin search of the ship was continuing.The…
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