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Braemar Appoints New Director

Braemar Technical Services (Incorporating The Salvage Association) announced the appointment of Graeme Temple to the role of Regional Director for its Far East region.   Graeme will take responsibility

Pinsent Masons Appoints Global Head of Energy

International law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed Bob Ruddiman as Global Head of Energy and Natural Resources, in a move which underlines the firm’s energy industry commitment.   Mr Ruddiman was previously

Entirely New Propulsion Concept by Australian Company

Gamma Light & Heavy Industries draw attention to their new method of propulsion The company provides the following information on its web-site: Comprising a series of diesel electric units, strategically located completely inboard down both sides of the vessel,

Tankship Collides with Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit

Coast Guard responds to offshore drilling unit, tanker collision in Gulf of Mexico The Coast Guard is responding to a collision between a mobile offshore drilling unit and a tanker vessel , near Port Aransas.

NTSB Findings on 2010 Staten Island Ferry Accident Published

National Transportation Safety Board publishes its findings on 2010 Staten Island ferry accident  On May 8, 2010, the 310-foot-long passenger ferry Andrew J. Barberi lost propulsion control of one its two cycloidal propellers as the vessel approached St.

Royston Appoints New Operations Manager

Simon Richardson has been appointed as operations manager for diesel engineering specialists Royston Ltd. The appointment follows the retirement of Peter Millen after 30 years with the company.    Simon

EnerMech Target US Oil and Gas Market

Mechanical engineering group, EnerMech, has ring fenced more than $65 million (£40 million) to launch a major expansion in to the USA, as it seeks to replicate  growth in Europe and the eastern hemisphere.

Aker Solutions Wins Major Contract in Malaysia

Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract by Murphy Sabah Oil for the delivery of a subsea production system for the Siakap North - Petai deepwater development. Contract value is undisclosed. The scope of work includes 13 subsea trees,

Austal Opens W.Australian Marine Facility

Austal opens Marine Support Base in Henderson, Western Australia.   To meet the growing demand for its marine services and facilities, Austal has officially announced the opening of its Marine Support Base in Henderson, Western Australia.

BSEE's Watson Weighs in at OTC

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director James A. Watson delivered remarks today at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas. Director Watson discussed recent recruitment incentives, BSEE's offshore safety focus and regulatory priorities.

BIMCO's Current Views on Topical Issues

Updates of BIMCO's viewpoint on topical issues from recent Singapore meeting At a recent BIMCO Executive Committee and Board of Directors Meeting in Singapore a number of new elements in BIMCO’s viewpoint and positions on topical and critical issues were agreed.

U.S. Seeks Death Penalty for Three Somali Yacht Hijackers

Somali pirates charged with murder of four Americans aboard their yacht last year face trial Federal prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against three Somalis charged with murder in the fatal shooting of four Americans aboard a hijacked yacht last year.