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Unmanned Surface Vessel – Second by Textron Systems

Textron Systems successfully demonstrate its second Fleet-class Common Unmanned Surface Vessel (CUSV) Textron Systems Advanced Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company,

CNOOC Confirms Oilfield Find

CNOOC Limited (NYSE: CEO, SEHK: 00883) announced that the Company has successfully appraised the Penglai(PL)9-1 hydrocarbon bearing structure following the discovery made in 2010. The appraisal confirmed that PL9-1 is a large oilfield.

Container Ship 'Rena' Wreck Update

Owners of  wrecked 'Rena' held accountable by Maritime New Zealand, bulkhead down, wreck disintegrating Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) has charged the owner of the cargo vessel Rena, following the ship's grounding on Astrolabe Reef off Tauranga on 5 October.

First Repair Order for Damen Shiprepair Brest

On April 11, 2012, Director André Hollander and Sales Manager Theo Kloosterman announced the first shiprepair order of Damen Shiprepair Brest (France) by sounding the bell in the traditional way. It is

Seaspan Signs Contract with STX Offshore & Shipbuilding

Seaspan Marine entered into a technology support agreement with STX Offshore and Shipbuilding Company Ltd. This partnership will optimize Vancouver Shipyard’s planned facilities upgrades for the Federal

L-3 Westwood: $6.5m Order for DDG 114, DDG 116

L-3 Westwood received orders totaling over $6.5m from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding and General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (GDBIW) to provide power distribution equipment  for the U.

Exmar Profits from LPG Carrier Sale

Exmar confirmed the sale of the LPG/C CHACONIA  (28,070 m³ - built 1990) and  the LPG/C ELVERSELE (37,511 m³ - built 1996). The vessels will be delivered to their new owners in April and July 2012, respectively.

ACL Adds Eight Tank Barges

American Commercial Lines Expands Liquid Cargo Fleet With Purchase of Eight 20,000 Barrel Capacity Tank Barges.   American Commercial Lines (ACL) today announced the purchase of eight 20,000 barrel capacity tank barges from SeaRiver Maritime Inc.

CEO of IMCA to Stand Down

The Chief Executive of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), Hugh Williams, 59, has announced his intention to stand down at the end of 2012 after 10 years in post. IMCA is the international trade association for offshore,

BOEM Will Hold Public Meetings

BOEM Will Hold Public Meetings on Draft EIS for Proposed G&G Activities in Mid- and South Atlantic Planning Areas.   The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will hold a series of public meetings to gather

DOE, EPA, DOI to Partner on Oil & Gas Research

Obama Administration Announces New Partnership on Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil Research.   Today, three federal agencies announced a formal partnership to coordinate and align all research associated with development of our nation’s abundant unconventional natural gas and oil resources.

BSEE Issues Safety Alert

Recommends Safe Practices to Prevent Falls.   The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) today issued recommendations for safety measures developed from the investigation of an offshore accident which resulted in a fatality.