2013 Maritime News

Antarctic Expedition Vessel Passengers to be Airlifted

Dec 31, 2013

The latest news update from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA) Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia) informs that the Australian icebreaker

Subsea Production, Arctic Shelf Oil, Gazprom 2013 Milestones

Dec 31, 2013

Gazprom lists amongst its 2013 achievements: the first subsea gas production facility by any Russian company, and secondly, extraction of the first oil from the Russian Arctic Shelf.

Siem Offshore Order Duel-Fuelled PSV's

Dec 31, 2013

Norway-based Siem Offshore has contracted Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. in Poland to build four dual-fuelled Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs). The vessels are to be of VS 4411 DF design,

JW Fishers' Side Scan Sonars Key in Somali Port Mine Clearance

Dec 31, 2013

JW Fishers inform that Bancroft Global Development is using its side scan sonars to locate and make safe Somalia's harbor in the capital city, Mogadishu, which

Austal Launches JACKSON (LCS 6)

Dec 31, 2013

First of Austal’s ten-ship Littoral Combat Ship contract. On December 14, 2013, Austal USA successfully completed the launch of the future USS Jackson (LCS 6).

Marine Response Alliance Relocates to Houston

Dec 31, 2013

Marine Response Alliance (MRA), an association of U.S. emergency responders providing OPA 90 Salvage Marine Firefighting (SMFF), has relocated from Pompano, Fla.

Attention on Deck!

Dec 31, 2013

U.S. Coast Guard Safety Alert for Commercial Fishing Vessels.   According to U. S. Bureau of Labor statistics, in 2012 commercial fishing was the second most dangerous occupation in the country,

Berkshire Hathaway to Acquire Business from Phillips 66

Dec 31, 2013

Berkshire Hathaway is acquiring Phillips Specialty Products Inc. (PSPI), a flow improver business, from Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX). In exchange for the share capital of the wholly owned subsidiary,

Seaspan Extends, Refinances Credit Facility

Dec 31, 2013

Company says that move further strengthens Capital Structure. Seaspan Corporation ("Seaspan") announced that it has entered into an agreement to extend and refinance its $1.

Steamship Mutual: US Vessel Response Plans – Contingency Plans

Dec 31, 2013

Washington State – Alaska – Non tank final rule & Washington State – Contingency Plan requirements. We refer to our circular no. B.613. As stated in that circular,

Navy's Unmanned Plane Take-Off a Seminal 2013 Navy Event

Dec 31, 2013

The first-ever launch of an unmanned aircraft from a modern aircraft carrier, the USS George H.W. Bush, was described by Rear Adm. Mat Winter 
Program Executive

New British Warship Enters Service Early

Dec 31, 2013

HMS Duncan, the Royal Navy’s sixth Type 45 Destroyer, has entered into service from BAE four months ahead of schedule. The 7,500 tonne vessel will now embark

FPSO Wins Korea Government Award for HHI

Dec 31, 2013

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) which claims to be the world’s largest shipbuilder, says it has gained an additional ‘World Class Product’ certificate from the Ministry of Trade,

China Shipyard Refunds Algoma Tankship Newbuilds Cancellation

Dec 31, 2013

Algoma Central Corporation says it has received payments totalling $41.7 million from two Chinese banks on refund guarantees related to the cancellation of three

Job Openings at American Cruise Lines

Dec 31, 2013

American Cruise Lines, which claims to be the largest cruise company in the United States, says it is hiring an additional 52 people to fill positions throughout various departments.

Korea Shipbuilding Orders Back to Pre-Financial Crisis Level

Dec 31, 2013

The nation's top three shipbuilders have seen their combined orders rise again to the US$50-billion mark, six years after they first soared past this level in 2007 when the industry was flourishing,

Rotterdam Subsea Cable Centre Set Up by NKT

Dec 31, 2013

NKT Cables has established a submarine cable Logistics Centre, with a 9.000 and 4,600 tonne turntable capacity at Rotterdam’s deep-water port in the Netherlands.

Korea Warship Order Helps DSME Best 2013 Target

Dec 31, 2013

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has clinched a 322.6 billion won (US$305.8 million) deal to build a frigate that will help it exceed its 2013 order target of $13 billion,

‘Jump It’ in mPower Technologies' NY Boat Show Debut

Dec 31, 2013

mPower Technologies the consumer products division of mPhase Technologies is to show their battery jump start product at the upcoming show in New York, 1 - 5, January 2014.

Record Freight Throughput Year at Port of Antwerp

Dec 31, 2013

Freight volume was up by 3.5% to 190.6 million tonnes which represents an increase of 3.5% compared with 2012 when the volume came to 184.1 million tonnes, making


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