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2009 St. Lawrence Seaway Traffic Report

The St. Lawrence Seaway Traffic Report 2009 Navigation Season report has been published on the Greatl Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway website. http://www.greatlakes-seaway.com/en/seaway/facts/traffic/index.html  

Sabine Surveyors Buy World Marine Associates

Sabine Surveyors, Ltd. recently purchased marine surveying company World Marine Associates, headquartered in Houston, Texas.  Sabine Surveyors, Ltd. is a regional marine surveying company serving the Gulf and East coasts of the United States,

Samson Quantum-12 Equips the BRAtt

Samson, provider of performance cordage announced that the prototype BRAtt, is equipped with Quantum-12, one of Samson’s most popular towing lines. BRAtt, which is the acronym for Burchett Robert Allen training tug,

Sale of Two New AHT Supply Vessels

Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Wash. is pleased to announce the delivery of two new DP-1, 5,150 BHP, 1,350 mt dw anchor handling tug supply vessels to Nigerian buyers. Opu Tamuno 1 and Ibi Teme were constructed at Zhanjiang Haibin Shipyard in China.

Bulgarian Chemical Tanker Hijacked

On the afternoon of May 11, a Bulgaria flagged ship, M/V Pangea, was hijacked in the Gulf of Aden approximately 100 nautical miles east of Aden (Yemen). The ship was on route from the Red Sea to India when she was attacked by pirates.

Hornbeck Offshore Q1 2010 Results

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010.  First quarter 2010 revenues decreased 21.4% to $86.2 million compared to $109.6 million for the first quarter of 2009 and decreased 2.

EIVA NaviCat Software for Catenary Simulation

EIVA announced the release of NaviCat software featuring catenary simulations related to anchor handling tug operations through integration with EIVA NaviPac including 3D visualization option. By utilizing predefined cable,

Senate Bills Introduced Re Oil Spill Liability

Senator Menendez (D-NJ) introduced two bills relating to oil spill liability. The Big Oil Bailout Prevention Liability Act of 2010 (S. 3305) would raise the limit of liability for oil spills from offshore facilities for costs other than removal costs from $75m to $10b.

Staten Island Ferry Strikes St. George Terminal

A team of Coast Guard investigators and inspectors was on scene at the Staten Island Ferry terminal after a ferry struck the pier around 9:30 a.m. on May 8. The ferry boat Andrew J. Barberi reportedly lost propulsion and struck the pier,

Mid-Atlantic Region Maritime Jobs Fair

The Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy will host the third Annual Mid-Atlantic Region Maritime Jobs Fair on Thursday, May 20th from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 5705 Thurston Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23455. Some

PlanetSolar Solar Powered Ship

Imtech N.V. (technical services provider in Europe) is acting as technology partner of PlanetSolar, a solar energy powered ship. In 2011, PlanetSolar will set sail on a world cruise of approximately 50,

Liberian Registry, VOC Management Plan Review

The Liberian Registry is offering tanker owners and operators a VOC Management Plan Review and Approval Service to help them achieve compliance with impending IMO legislation governing air pollution. By July 1,