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US Coast Guard Travelling Inspectors' Centenary

CG Travelling Inspector: Photo USCG/Marc Cruder

July 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the traveling inspection staff, originally created under the Steamboat Inspection Service. These travelers are highly experienced marine inspectors and investigators

Pumps Reach Sinking Shrimper Just in Time

Shrimp boat salvage: Photo USCG

A commercial fishing vessel from Brownsville is slowly making its way back to port, thanks to some quick actions by its crew and Coast Guard units, informs the US Coastguard, Sector Corpus Christi as

CARAT Naval Exercises Kick Off in Singapore

CARAT Exercise meeting: Photo USN

The 20th annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore commenced with an opening ceremony at Changi Naval Base, says US Navy Task Force 73 Public Affairs. In its 20th year,

Shipbuilding

Bollinger Fourchon: 13 Years Without a Lost Time Accident

The Bollinger Fourchon shipyard services the nation’s busiest oil and gas support terminals in the United States.

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announced that their Bollinger Fourchon, L.L.C. facility has worked 13

Regulations Threaten Superyacht Innovation

A Yacht's Naval Design (Credit: Yachtingpages)

To increase innovation within the superyacht industry, designers need to work with flag states

News Flash! Greek Shipowners Prefer Bulkers

BIMCO Greek Bulkers (Eric Haun).jpg

The buying interest from Greek ship owners is focused on bulkers to an increasing extent

Contracts

Brent Hovers Near US$107.50

* U.S., EU impose more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine * Libya says oil output stays at 500,000 bpd * U.S. crude stocks fall 4.4 million barrels last week -API * Coming up: EIA

Tullow Oil in Red but Committed to Africa Strateg

* Oil and gas explorer reports $95 million loss * Write-offs of $402 million on dry holes in Africa, Norway * Revenues, production fall Tullow Oil Plc drifted into the red after

General Dynamics gets $25 mi GPS Contract from Lockheed Martin

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded a $25.4 million full-production contract from Lockheed Martin to support the U.S.

Technology

Roboboat Competition: Embry-Liddle Boat Wins

Winning Roboboat team: Photo Velodyne

Navigating a floating obstacle course with aplomb, an autonomous LiDAR-equipped boat from

Simrad MX Now GLONASS Compatible

GNSS satellite: File photo

Simrad says that its new MX Series MX521B Smart Antenna, and HS80A and MX575D DGNSS Compasses are

Resolve Maritime Academy's New Wet Trainer Facility

On site of new wet trainer: Photo courtesy of Resolve Maritime Academy

Resolve Maritime Academy says it has started on the construction of a new, two-story wet trainer

Legal

Orica Fined Heavily for Australian Pollution Incidents

Oil pollution: File photo

Orica Australia Pty Ltd has been convicted and penalised $768,250 in relation to charges brought

Canaveral Shipwreck Search Permit Granted to Seafarer's Quest

Anchor found at Juno: Photo Seafarer

Research and recovery of historic shipwrecks experts Seafarer Exploration Corporation says that

Maritime Attorney Named Partner by New Orleans Law Firm

 Cayce C. Peterson: Photo Lambert Firm

The Lambert Firm in New Orleans says that Emily C. Jeffcott, Cayce C. Peterson, and Jeremy Z.

People & Company News

NYK Line Hosts Fleet Safety Conference

Engine Room Fire: File photo CCL 3

NYK says it has hosted a safety promotion conference for shipowners and ship-management companies

PIRA's Latest Analysis of Oil Market Fundamentals

Crude Oil: File photo

NYC-based PIRA Energy Group believes that the global economy will expand at above trend pace in

Anadarko Profit Drops 76% on Settlement

Anadarko Petroleum Corp on Tuesday posted a 76 percent drop in profit due in part to a $5.15 billion payout to settle environmental pollution charges, though oil and natural gas