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Monday, October 15, 2018

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…

No ports in new plan, just people, property and prices

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on October 28, 2010

Fifty-seven years ago, China’s first Five-Year Plan was implemented to map out the economic and social development of what was then one of the world’s poorest countries. At the end of this year the 11 Five-Year Plan expires and the 12 will come into action…

OGX Strikes Oil again at the Campos Basin and Discloses a Major Gas Discovery at the Onshore Parnaiba Basin.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on August 17, 2010

OGX Petróleo e Gás announced that, through its subsidiary OGX Maranhão, has identified presence of gas in the Devonian section of well 1-OGX-16-MA, in the block PN-T-68, in the onshore basin of Parnaiba. OGX Maranhão, an entity formed by OGX S.A. (66.6%) and MPX Energia S.A.

No frills container carrier lining up for launch

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on February 11, 2010

Neptune Orient Lines just reported a loss of US$741 million for 2009. China Shipping Container Lines is expected to soon announce a loss of US$1 billion. Other results will begin to trickle in but no carrier handling containers will have done well last year.

Piracy approach a failure, say Hong Kong shipowners

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on January 19, 2010

The Hong Kong Shipowners’ Association (HKSOA) has called for governments to throw out the current response to pirates menacing ships off the Horn of Africa, accusing the international community of tolerating piracy instead of eliminating attacks.

Marine protected areas

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on January 8, 2010

Marine protected area (MPA) is a fluid term with a range of possible meanings. For the most part, it is an area of the marine environment where human activity is regulated for the purpose of conserving and managing natural and cultural marine resources.

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…

WHO SHOULD BE THE DESIGNATED DRIVER?

Posted to BoatbuildConsult.com (by Phil Friedman) on December 16, 2009

Just about every boatyard uses the expression, “On time and on budget.” But in reality, how many major build or refit projects meet those criteria? Very, very few, if any. There is a plethora of factors working to prevent a project from coming in on time and on budget.

Schlumberger Solutions Tailored for Deepwater Subsalt Well Intervention

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on December 10, 2009

The challenges facing the exploration and subsequent production phase in the deepwater subsalt fields are extensive. The cost involved in deepwater E&P can get to a point where it isn´t financially atractive in terms of profit margins. One of…

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT, WARREN?

Posted to THE BUSINESS OF SUPERYACHTS - BRANSOM BEAN (by bransom bean) on December 5, 2009

It’s been an ironic couple of weeks for superyachts and frankly, I don’t quite know what to make of it all. First Warren Buffett bought BNSF www.bnsf.com , then Nordhavn www.nordhavn.com finally sold it’s first 120 foot long, er, “trawler” joining…

Naval Research Sea Glider Applications

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on November 26, 2009

A Sea Glider unmanned underwater vehicle with an underwater microphone began patrolling the coast of Hawaii in late October and will finish up its initial mission in mid-November. By then, it will have collected half a terabyte of data. By applying…

Law of the Sea - Continental Shelf Updates

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on November 23, 2009

Mexico and Ireland are the first two coastal States to implement Article 76 paragraph 9 of the Convention on the Law of the Sea by depositing with the UN-Secretary General charts and relevant information, including geodetic data, permanently describing the outer limits of their continental shelves.

BG Group considers potencial in Brazilian pre-salt to be high

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on November 10, 2009

In September 2009, BG Group announced that the Guara discovery (BM-S-9), in the Santos basin, where BG Group has 30% is estimated to contain recoverable volumes of 1.1 to 2.0 billion BOE. To speed up the necessary developments at Guará, all…

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…