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Gulf Oil Spill – Conservationists Sue for Dispersant Harm

Lawsuits filed by conservation groups against EPA, USCG, for authorizing toxic oil spill dispersants two years after the Deepwater Horizon spill Conservation groups have sued the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.

STATS Group Add Directors to Boost International Expansion

Pipeline isolation specialist STATS Group has appointed two new directors, as it gears up for major international expansion, following a £7.8 million equity investment. Former Expro executive chairman

Seebald Wins Port Authority Bid for Security Officer Training

Buffalo, N.Y. – Seebald and Associates International announced that they have been awarded a two- year contract with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) to provide Facility Security

Ocean Deep Viewing Online Courtesy of NOAA

NOAA releases new online views of Earth's ocean floor NOAA has made sea floor maps and other data on the world’s coasts, continental shelves and deep ocean available for easy viewing online. Anyone

Maritime Industry, Marine Insurance, Difficult Year Ahead Says Willis

Insurance market, P&I, in flux in the aftermath of 'Costa Concordia' disaster After an inauspicious start, 2012 will be another difficult and uncertain year for the maritime industry faced with the aftermath of the Costa Concordia,

This Day in Naval History - April 18

From the Navy News Service   1848 - A Navy expedition to explore the Dead Sea and the River Jordan, commanded by Lt. William F. Lynch, reaches the Dead Sea. 1906 - The Navy assists in relief operations during the San Francisco earthquake and fire.

Port Terminals Risk Millions with Lame Grant Strategies

Forget 2012; work on the funds already awarded. Port terminals risk losing their one last shot at millions in FEMA/DHS Port Security Grant Funds if they don’t act decisively before Sept. 2012.   As of Jan.

Hydrex Repairs Save Time

Hydrex diver/technicians carried out three separate repairs on a 118-meter general cargo vessel while the ship was at anchorage off the coast of Port Gentil, Gabon. These on-site repairs allowed the customer to save precious time and money.

Tidewater CEO Taylor to Retire

Tidewater Inc. (NYSE:TDW) announced today that Dean Taylor, its President and CEO since March 2002, will retire as an executive officer of the company effective May 31, 2012, after a 34-year career with Tidewater.

Coast Guard Taps Landry for New Post

Rear Admiral Mary E. Landry, USCG retired, has been named the Director, Incident Management and Preparedness Policy, U.S. Coast Guard.   In this capacity, Ms. Landry will establish, develop, and implement policies,

Ship Scrapper Plead Guilty to Environmental Crimes

Steven E. Avery, 56, of Bohannon, VA, Billy J. Avery, 81, of Virginia Beach, VA, and the corporation Sea Solutions, Inc., all pleaded guilty yesterday in Norfolk federal court to various environmental crimes stemming from their activities in the ship scrapping business.

Maritime Labour Standards – EU Commission Adopts New Proposals

European Commission adopts two new proposals on maritime labour standards Two new proposals adopted by the European Commission are set to bring the European Union into line with enforcements and compliance rules foreseen by the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006.