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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Rates hit lowest levels ever, GRIs reach for record highs – go figure

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on October 10, 2013

Here's the story so far ... European demand for containerized imports from China vanished as the continent melted down into a steaming pile of sovereign debt. Meanwhile, the ever-optimistic and market share protecting shipping lines continued to place orders for new ships.

Akash Dredging & Marine Services acquire cutter suction dredger

Posted to Akash Dredging & Marine Services acquire cutter suction dredger (by Joseph Fonseca) on February 15, 2012

With the inauguration of their first cutter suction dredger (CSD), AKASH-1 this morning at ABG SHIPYARD, Dahej, Akash Dredging & Marine Services (P) Ltd, Visakhapatnam (ADAMS) has become the new entrant into the dredging arena. The company,…

Nikumaroro

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 21, 2010

Nikumaroro (previously known as Gardner Island) is a small coral atoll in the central Pacific Ocean situated just south of the Equator and just west of the 180th meridian. It lies in the Phoenix Island Chain and is part of the Republic of Kiribati.

WHO SHOULD BE THE DESIGNATED DRIVER?

Posted to BoatbuildConsult.com (by Phil Friedman) on December 16, 2009

Just about every boatyard uses the expression, “On time and on budget.” But in reality, how many major build or refit projects meet those criteria? Very, very few, if any. There is a plethora of factors working to prevent a project from coming in on time and on budget.

IRS set for a big leap forward

Posted to IRS set for a big leap forward (by Joseph Fonseca) on July 12, 2010

‘We came! We saw! But it was a long wait before we could conquer’. This has been the refrain of those who have been with the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) which has now achieved a full fledged membership of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) Council.

St. Lawrence Seaway

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on May 14, 2010

The St. Lawrence Seaway is a system of locks, canals, and channels providing a connection for ocean-going ships between the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. Small vessels had historically traveled this route, although portage was often required around rapids…

Red-Headed Stepchild Rant

Posted to MarineNews Notes (by Raina Clark) on December 24, 2009

Do you ever feel like the red-headed stepchild? After Sean Connaughton resigned last January/February due to the change in administration in Washinton D.C., the position of Administrator for the Maritime Administation (MARAD) was left unfilled for nearly a year.

Marine Mammals Protect Washington State Naval Base

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on December 1, 2009

The U.S. Navy will install a swimmer interdiction security system at Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) Bangor, Washington, that will employ teams of security personnel and specially-trained marine mammals to protect waterside assets and sailors. This…

Fiber Optics Solutions for Sub-Salt Deep water Subsea Systems

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on December 1, 2009

Fiber optics continues to provide a flexible enabling technology for many areas of future subsea oilfield development. The increasing demand on new sources of O&G, with most shallow water fields being mature, has driven the O&G industry into deep water and ultradeep water fields.

NOAA research ship Okeanos Explorer

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on November 9, 2009

The Okeanos is the only U.S. government ship dedicated solely to exploring unknown parts of the ocean. It is a former Navy surveillance ship that was obtained by NOAA in 2005 and converted at a shipyard in Seattle into a deep-sea research vessel.

Prime meridian

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 27, 2009

The parallels of latitude are fixed by the rotation of the Earth. The only human involvement is the use of a 360 degree circle, starting at the equator. The degrees of longitude, although using the same 360 framework, could be commenced from…

Where to find the blog.

Posted to BitterEndBlog.com (by Richard Rodriguez) on November 12, 2009

BG Group considers potencial in Brazilian pre-salt to be high

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on November 10, 2009

In September 2009, BG Group announced that the Guara discovery (BM-S-9), in the Santos basin, where BG Group has 30% is estimated to contain recoverable volumes of 1.1 to 2.0 billion BOE. To speed up the necessary developments at Guará, all…