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Shell: Bonga Oil Leak Largely Dispersed

Dec 27, 2011

SNEPCo confirmed the oil leak from the Bonga facility off the coast of Nigeria has largely dispersed. The news comes five days after less than 40,000 barrels of oil leaked during a routine operation to transfer of oil from Bonga’s floating production…

Wrecked Ship MV Ikan Sepat Refloated

Dec 19, 2011

Fairmount Marine’s tug Fairmount Alpine has successfully assisted in the refloating of the grounded MV Ikan Sepat just offshore Puerto Cortés, Honduras. The salvage operation was directed by T&T Bisso Salvage. The MV Ikan Sepat is a 180m long…

U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Alert

Dec 14, 2011

United States Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship Marine Safety Alert 07-11 December 14, 2011 Washington, DC. Listen & Live / Develop & Follow Smart Safety Procedures.This alert reminds all maritime…

Cracks Reported in Vale Beijing Ballast Tanks

Dec 07, 2011

Reuters is reporting that the damaged Vale Beijing, the world's largest iron-ore carrier, was moved from its berth in Brazil for repairs. Tugs reportedly moved the ship from the dock in the port in Sao Luis in northeastern Brazil and will tow it to a location outside the shipping channel…

Inland Salvage Battles to Salvage Coal Barge

Nov 18, 2011

Inland Salvage Inc. Salvage Team members recently fought with high current Mississippi River conditions to refloat a sunken coal barge near Lake Providence, LA. The barge was fully loaded and headed south when it went down in March of this year…

Seafarer Heroism Honored at AOTOS Event

Nov 10, 2011

Five separate episodes of heroism and bravery on the high seas were recognized at the 42nd annual United Seamen's Service Admiral of the Ocean Sea (AOTOS) dinner. The AOTOS event itself honored James L. Henry, Chairman and President of the Transportation Institute…

NTSB Marine Accident Investigation Course

Nov 02, 2011

The National Transportation Safety Board is holding its Marine Accident Investigation course on December 5-9, 2011. The course, held at NTSB's Training Center in Ashburn, Virginia, focuses on the fundamentals of marine accident investigation including fracture analysis…

ClassNK and NMRI Convene Workshop on Damage Stability

Oct 19, 2011

Leading Classification Society ClassNK and Japan’s National Maritime Research Institute (NMRI) brought some of the world’s leading specialists on structural safety to Tokyo for an international workshop on risk-based assessment of ship safety…

ICS Report Advises on Action to Reduce Accidents

Oct 19, 2011

Navigation safety and environmental protection in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore could further improve following a detailed investigation into accident reports by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). ICS (as part of a wider initiative…

MOL Drill Tests Disaster Response

Oct 17, 2011

MOL Table Top Drill Tests Response to Possible Product Tanker Collision, Fire in Tokyo Bay. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL, President: Koichi Muto) announced the completion of a table top drill based on a scenario in which the MOL Group…

New Orleans: Right Venue at the Right Time for IMCA

Oct 14, 2011

Delegates from all over the world will be gathering in New Orleans in a matter of weeks for the 19th Annual Seminar of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA). With its theme ‘The Future of Marine & Subsea Operations’, the…

Tugboat Capsizes in Hudson River

Oct 13, 2011

According to a report on www.cliffviewpilot.com a tugboat capsized Thursday, October 13 in the Hudson River off New York City after hitting into a vessel off Pier 90 near the Intrepid, and according to the report citing witness reports, at least one occupants was pulled out of the water…

Transocean: No Oil Leaking From Sunken Rig or Riser

Oct 12, 2011

A two-day underwater examination conducted by Transocean (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) and the US Coast Guard (USCG) on October 4th and 5th confirmed that there are no hydrocarbons leaking from of the sunken Deepwater Horizon or the riser, the pipe…

London Club Warns Against Inflated Claims, Legal Delays

Oct 05, 2011

THE London P&I Club has warned that shipowners face a significant increase in exposure to claims and fines levied against them in jurisdictions which suffer from a combination of high interest rates and a reputation for protracted legal proceedings…

Bad Vibrations Lead to Costly Dispute for Shipmanager

Sep 29, 2011

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has emphasised the importance of shipmanagers using the right contracts and having appropriate insurance in place to cover the legal costs of defending even weak claims. In the latest edition of its Claims Review…

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