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Politics of response

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on June 29, 2010

I work hard to avoid engaging in what might seem partisan politics (viewing much, but not all politics, as similar to street theater - entertaining and harmless but not to be taken seriously). After reflection, though, I have come to the conclusion…

Subsea Power Grid to Enable Large-Scale Subsea Processing

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on June 16, 2010

Large-scale seabed processing facilities will require a subsea power grid system that is able to operate for long step-outs with total reliability withstanding extreme pressure and temperatures. As technology leader on land-based power grids…

New Discovery in Caratinga Field and Confirmation of Barracuda Field Potential

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on May 27, 2010

Petrobras has announced the discovery of two new light oil accumulations (29o API) in reservoirs in the Campos Basin's post- and pre-salt areas. The discovery was made by means of the drilling of well 6-CRT-43-RJS, known as Carimbé, located in Caratinga Field…

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…

Magic Pipe Murkiness Surfaces Again

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on May 6, 2010

Masters of foreign carriers have lost a couple of their worry lines following a "not guilty" verdict in Houston for the master of the Georgios M. He was nabbed under the "magic pipe" law, but the jury disbelieved the crewmembers who claimed to have seen the master use the pipe.

Indian shipping tonnage at record level

Posted to Indian shipping tonnage at record level (by Joseph Fonseca) on May 5, 2010

After a two-year slump, the Indian shipping tonnage registered a robust growth to touch the all time high of 9.71 million GT as of 30 April 2010. This buoyancy is expected to continue and the tonnage could well cross the 10 million mark soon…

Solar assisted power

Posted to Marine Propulsion Report (by Keith Henderson) on April 23, 2010

Now more than half way through a two-year experiment, the solar-power assisted vessel Auriga Leader  is a Pure Car Truck Carrier of  60,213 GT., jointly developed by NYK and Nippon Oil Corporation. For main propulsion there is a two-stroke Mitsubishi…

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.

DP World pitches for Cabotage Law relaxation

Posted to DP World pitches for Cabotage Law relaxation (by Joseph Fonseca) on March 24, 2010

Following sentry of American Eagle Tankers’ vessel in the Indian coastal trade despite stiff opposition from Indian shipping companies, another foreign maritime operator - this time the international terminal operator D.P. World - is enmeshed with Indian ship owners. D.P.

Two Discoveries in One Well Raise Potential for the Campos Basin Pre-salt

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on March 2, 2010

The Campos Basin pre-salt shows its potential even if volumes are less than at the Santos Basin, as various factors related to logistics, production timeline and development costs make this possibility very attractive to players and specially to Petrobras.

AIS

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on January 25, 2010

The Automatic Identification System (AIS) was developed as a collision avoidance tool. It incorporates data from various onboard sensors, showing position, course, speed, etc. as well as the identity of the vessel, and transmits that information automatically and repeatedly in the VHF-FM bandwidth.

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…

Gulf Shipbuilders Could Ride ‘Green’ Wave in Future

Posted to Gulf Coast Maritime (by Matt Gresham) on December 3, 2009

The head of a national shipbuilding association said their industry’s future could rest with innovative new green initiatives. Matthew Paxton, president of the Shipbuilders Council of America, spoke this week at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans…