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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Chinese Trying to Buy Stakes of an OGX Play at the Santos Basin

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

These negotiations are the most recent effort of Chinese oil companies in Latin America. Normally Chinese oil investments are driven to Asia, the Middle East and Africa, regions that historically concentrate the majority of Chinese imports in energy sources and raw material.

Limitation of Liability Act of 1851

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

The Limitation of Liability Act, now located at 46 U.S. Code sections 30501-30512, was adopted to provide shipowners a measure of protection if their ships were to cause injury or damage to others in cases where the shipowners have no privity or knowledge relative to the cause of the incident.

Boatswain

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on July 2, 2010

Nowadays, the boatswain or bosun is a term referring to the senior unlicensed member of the deck department of a ship. It is derived from the Old English word “batswegen”, meaning servant of the ship. The term was first documented in the Royal…

Quasi-War with France (1796-1800)

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on April 30, 2010

While France was a major, and vital, ally of the United States during the Revolutionary War, circumstances changed drastically after the conflict ended. In 1794, France had its own revolution and the government that had supported the United States was toppled.

Beijing busy securing its bulk supply chain

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on March 25, 2010

Chinese steel giant Baoshan Iron & Steel Co (Baosteel) this week announced the launching of its first very large ore carrier. The 230,000 dwt Renda slid out of CSSC Guangzhou Longxue Shipbuilding, a new yard in Guangdong’s provincial capital.