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Chemical Tanker Marida Marguerite Hijacked

Early on the afternoon of May 8, a Marshal Island flagged, German owned, Chemical tanker the Marida Marguerite, of 13000 tonnes, was hijacked 120 miles south of Salalah (Oman). The ship was approached

GOM Oil Spill, Multiple Companies Implicated

According to a May 8 report from the New York Times, Congress is preparing to hold hearings on the April 20 explosion that sank the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. Implicated are BP, the British company that leased the deepwater rig,

This Day in Coast Guard History – May 10

1800-Congress forbade citizens to own an interest in vessels engaged in the slave trade or to serve on such vessels. 1956-The President signed Public Law 519, which brought all previously uninspected vessels on navigable waters carrying more than six passengers for hire under inspection laws.

This Day in Naval History – May 10

1775 - Force under Ethan Allan and Benedict Arnold cross Lake Champlain and capture British fort at Ticonderoga, New York. 1800 - USS Constitution captures Letter of Marque Sandwich. 1862 - Confederates destroy Norfolk and Pensacola Navy Yards.

MOL Bulker Bright Century Sinks

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. reported that the MOL-owned bulker Bright Century collided with a freighter in foggy conditions while under way on the high seas approximately 23 miles east of the Shangdong Peninsula (37°38”N 123°07”E), China.

Clark Managing Director, BMT Marine & Offshore Surveys

BMT Marine & Offshore Surveys Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, announced the appointment of Nigel Clark as Managing Director with former Managing Director Dr.

Australian Dual-Fuel Project Nears Completion

MAN Diesel & Turbo Australia’s 33-MW Owen Springs Project, featuring the new 51/60DF dual-fuel engine, has taken a significant step with the arrival of the first of three generator sets at the new power plant.

SENER Takeover of Mexican Firm III, S.A. de C.V.

In 2007, SENER President, Jorge Sendagorta, signed with III General Manager, Eduardo Bosque, the purchase agreement of the 40% of III, with the compromise of acquiring 100% of the Mexican engineering company in 2010.

BRAtt, Green Training Tugs

Robert Allan Ltd., Western Maritime Institute, and Corvus Energy Limited announced that a contract will be signed for the design and construction of the world's first "green" training tugs at the International Tug & Salvage (ITS 2010) Conference, to be held in Vancouver in May 2010.

J. Ray McDermott on the Gorgon Project

J. Ray McDermott, S.A. (J. Ray) announced that its subsidiary P.T. McDermott Indonesia (PTMI) has been awarded a contract by the Kellogg Joint Venture-Gorgon on behalf of Chevron Australia Pty. Ltd, operator of the Gorgon Project.

Viking’s New Small Chute Evacuation System

Viking Life-Saving Equipment introduced a new chute-based automatic evacuation system. Viking's new Evacuation MiniChute System has four times the reach in each container. Aimed at small and medium-sized,

New USACE Contracts

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., LLC, Oak Brook, Ill., was awarded on April 30 a $10,248,000 firm-fixed-price contract for 2010 north coast dredging, including the mouth of the Columbia River.  Work is to be performed along the Columbia River in Washington State and Oregon,