APRIL 24, 2004 — From January 1, 2017, it will be mandatory for bunker suppliers in the Port of Singapore to use the Mass Flow Metering (MFM) system for bunker delivery of Marine Fuel Oil (MFO). All existing bunker tankers operating in port must be fitted with an approved MFM system by December 31, 2016. All new bunker tankers applying for Harbour Craft (Bunker Tanker) license after December 31, 2014 will be required to be fitted
APRIL 24, 2004 — Buoyed by strong first quarter results from its North Sea operations, GulfMark Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:GLF) has ordered another Arctic Class PSV from Norwegian shipbuilder Simek. To be delivered in late 2015, the vessel will be built to Skipstekisk's ST-216 Arctic design.
The PSV will be GulfMark's third Simek-built vessel of this design.The sister vessels North Pomor and North Cruys have been in operation for nine and three months respectively.
APRIL 24, 2004 — John Fredriksen is rearranging the place settings on the dry bulk market table. The move involves two companies that once were tanker operations before going dry.
Knightsbridge Tankers Limited (Nasdaq:VLCCF) and Frontline 2012 Ltd. ("Frontline 2012") today announced that they have agreed to combine Frontline 2012's remaining fleet of 25 fuel efficient vessels with Knightsbridge. The newbuildings have expected deliveries between September 2014 and September 2016, with five vessels delivering in 2014,
APRIL 24, 2004 — In an announcement made at Chantier Davie Canada, Lévis, Québec, earlier this month, Bernard Trottier, Parliamentary Secretary to Canada's Minister of Public Works and Government Services said that the Government of Canada has awarded a $6.5 million contract to Babcock Canada Inc. for critical refit work for Canadian Coast Guard ship CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent. This contract was awarded as the result of an open and competitive procurement process. The shipyard portion
APRIL 24, 2004 — Three crew members are missing following the theft of 2,500 tonnes of marine diesel oil from the 4,999 dwt products tanker Naniwa Maru No.1 near Port Klang, Malaysia.
According to a report by the ReCAAP ISC (Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia Information Sharing Center), on April 21 at about 6.20 a.m. local time the ship departed Singapore for the port of Yangon, Myanmar with
APRIL 23, 2014 — The death toll in the Korea's Sewol ferry disaster has passed a grim turning point, with the number of deaths now exceeding the number of those missing. As of 5.00 p.m. New York time, Arirang News was reporting 159 dead, 143 missing and 174 rescued.
Meantime, the story behind the disaster that is emerging from Korean media reports is one with few heroes — least of all among the Sewol's crew.
APRIL 23, 2014 — General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME, has been awarded Navy contracts for fleet maintenance support and for LCS class design services.
BIW was awarded a $28,716,385 delivery order under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00024-12-G-4330) for the accomplishment of fleet maintenance sustainment support for fiscal 2014. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by September 2014. Fiscal 2013 and 2014 operations and
APRIL 23, 2014 — Azerbaijan's Baku Shipyard LLC has secured a contract worth US$378 million from BP Exploration (Shah Deniz) Ltd, the operator of the Shah Deniz gas field development, to design and build a Subsea Construction Vessel (SCV).
The SCV is the first major contract secured by Baku Shipyard since its inauguration in September 2013. State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), , Azerbaijan Investment Company (AIC) and Keppel O&M own 65%, 25% and 10% shares
APRIL 23, 2014 — Marcon International, Inc., Coupeville, WA, reports that Pacific Coast Maritime, Inc., Seattle, a subsidiary of Harley Marine Services, has concluded the sale of its 240' ABS ocean deck barge "HML 240-2" (ex-Aqua 242, MK-242, Foss 242) to Island Tug & Barge Co. also of Seattle.
The 240' x 60'x 16' flat deck barge was originally built by Todd Shipyards Corp. of Houston for Foss Maritime in 1967, and acquired by Pacific Coast