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Monday, October 14, 2019

The power play starts at Los Angeles

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on November 26, 2013

When a minor cog in a political machine starts asking whether jobs will be lost at a port because of the drive for greater efficiency, you know there are real problems ahead. That in essence is the situation facing Los Angeles following the…

Georg Wilhelm Steller

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on August 5, 2011

Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709-1746) was a naturalist and zoologist, noted for being the first European to set foot in what is now Alaska and for describing and documenting some of the unique animal life of the region. He was born in Windsheim, Bavaria and studied at the University of Wittenberg.

Irano Hind may weather US/EU ban

Posted to Irano Hind may weather US/EU ban (by Joseph Fonseca) on August 2, 2010

The sanctions imposed by the US and the European Union on Iran because of its nuclear ambitions are likely to see the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines and a number of entities with which it is associated becoming prime targets. For Irano…

USCG Districts

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on April 6, 2010

The US Coast Guard adopted the concept of geographic districts when it absorbed the US Lighthouse Service in 1939. Previously, it had no formal segmentation of its chain of command based on geography. Rather, the chain of command was grouped around function.

Aker Solutions Showing High Subsea Product Diversity in Brazil

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on January 7, 2010

In November 2009, Aker Solutions do Brasil signed two contracts to supply subsea connection systems for the P-55 platform, which will operate at the Roncador field offshore Brazil. The contracts were signed with Petrobras and Subsea 7. For Petrobras…

Massive drugs haul off Spanish coast

Posted to On the waterfront (by Emma-Jane Batey) on December 24, 2009

The streets of London may have got just a little bit cleaner and safer thanks to a massive drugs haul off the coast of Northern Spain. Cocaine with a street value of £375million was seized from a large ship, a 150ft former coastguard vessel…

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…

Two Mid-East Cos start manning operations in India

Posted to Two Mid-East Cos start manning operations in India (by Joseph Fonseca) on November 4, 2009

Close on the heels of Qatar Shipping, it is Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM) PJSC to dock in for undertaking their manning operations. Both secured their Recruitment & Placement of Seafarers licence (RPSL) from the Directorate General of Shipping…

Market town welcomes subsea investment

Posted to On the waterfront (by Emma-Jane Batey) on October 20, 2009

A small town in north Somerset is fast becoming major name in the European subsea oil and gas industry. Although Nailsea is not yet tripping as easily off the tongue as Aberdeen or Great Yarmouth, this little town that’s seven miles to the south…

News Moves Quickly

Posted to On the waterfront (by Emma-Jane Batey) on October 15, 2009

Oh the crazy world of Twitter! As soon as the hashtag #Trafigura became a trending topic on Tuesday, it disappeared within twenty four hours, having done its job like a glorious mayfly. It just goes to show how immediate our news is now. It’s…

Women on Tugs

Posted to MarineNews Notes (by Raina Clark) on October 14, 2009

I'll start this inaugural blog post of MarineNews Notes with what I'm working on for the November edition of MarineNews - women on tugs. I don’t do many stories that get too deep into social and cultural debates, and I didn't think I'd run into…