DECEMBER 21, 2014 — Tanker operator Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE MKT:OSGB) announced several key management changes Friday as it continues to execute its strategy following emergence from bankruptcy in August 2014.
Douglas Wheat has been appointed Chairman of the Board. He has served as a Director of the company since August 2014, and currently also serves as Chairman of AMN Healthcare Services Inc. and as Vice Chairman of Dex Media, Inc. He previously served as
DECEMBER 21, 2014—The Panama Can Authority reports that the first steel rolling gate has been installed on the new locks on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal Expansion Program, marking another milestone in the massive project. The accompanying video shows the installation of the massive gate.
“This year, the Expansion Program completed several milestones towards the completion of the project,” says Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano. “I am proud of the progress we
DECEMBER 21, 2014—Dutch shipyard Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam, part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, was recently awarded an EPC contract by Petrojarl I LLC to upgrade the FPSO Petrojarl I for redeployment to the Atlanta field offshore Brazil.
Built in 1986, the Petrojarl I is a Teekay Petrojarl managed Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading Vessel (FPSO) had been operating in the North Sea.
The Petrojarl I is contracted by Queiroz Galvão Exploração e Produção (QGEP) for
DECEMBER 19, 2014 — Following two employees being critically injured, when two cranes collapsed at the VT Halter Marine shipyard in Pascagoula on June 25, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the shipbuilder with five safety violations.
"Moving large, heavy loads is crucial to today's manufacturing and construction industries. There are significant safety issues to be considered, both for the operators of the equipment and for workers in proximity
DECEMBER 19, 2014 — Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) today reported placing orders for two new cruise ships with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. Two Carnival brands — Carnival Cruise Line and Holland America Line — will get the ships
.Carnival Cruise Line's as-yet-unnamed 3,954-passenger vessel, which is the 26th ship in the line's fleet, will offer many of the newest and most popular features from Carnival's current ships, along with several innovations that will be exclusive
DECEMBER 19, 2014 — L-3 SAM reports that it has successfully completed the supply and installation of an extensive range of electrical and electronic equipment aboard two new sister vessels, RollDock Star and RollDock Storm, for the Dutch shipping concern RollDock BV.
Built by German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), the two 8,000-dwt multifunction vessels are designed to carry demanding cargo and heavy project loads, mainly for offshore applications.
L-3 SAM Electronics' equipment consists of a NACOS
DECEMBER 19, 2014 — China's Honghua Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment Company has used the giant gantry crane at its Jiangsu Shipyard to launch the yard's first vessel, an 83.2 m LOA platform supply vessel.
The launch was the first time the crane has been used. Rated at 22,000 SWL and called the Honghai Crane, the unit is said to be the world's largest moving gantry crane.
Commenting on the successful launch, Mr. Zhang Mi, Chairman
DECEMBER 19, 2014 — The U.S. Navy reports that USS Tortuga's (LSD 46) Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Thomas Goudreau and Executive Officer, Cmdr. John Fleming, were relieved of their duties December 16, "due to loss of confidence in their ability to safely operate and navigate the ship and their credibility to lead the crew."
At approximately 7:30 a.m. October 6, USS Tortuga made contact with Thimble Shoals buoy (1TS) while enroute to her scheduled anchorage off the
DECEMBER 18, 2014 — Scania USA continues to expand its service network in North America and has appointed Woburn, MA, headquartered Kraft Power as its newest marine distributor.
Kraft Power is now a Scania marine distributor for the following areas: Florida, Georgia, Bermuda and the Bahamas.
Kraft Power represents Scania's latest marine engine platform: 9-, 13-, and 16- liter engines used for propulsion and auxiliary applications. The company is also a distributor for Scania industrial engines