Coast Guard News

July 28, 2014
The notarial deed establishing the transfer of ownership of the Concordia from Costa Crociere to the Saipem/San Giorgio del Porto consortium was signed on Sunday, July 27, at 3.40 pm.   The deed rules that the sale is carried out for the specific purpose of demolishing and recycling the wreck as agreed and in accordance with... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) has disclosed the order of nine Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers (LNGC) which will be built by the Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).   Six new ships will be owned jointly by TEEKAY & CLNG and the three others will be owned jointly by MOL & CSLNG. These large vessels […]... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
Dorian LPG Ltd., has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with HNA Logistics Group Co. Ltd. to explore opportunities in the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) logistics market.   Director and Vice President of HNA Logistics, Ximen Chen, said: “We will jointly engage in the development of green energy logistics which includes LPG vessel investment, gas […]... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft KG (HSDG) with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, and Compañía Chilena de Navegación Interoceánica S.A. (CCNI) with headquarters in Valparaiso, Chile have signed a preliminary agreement by which HSDG will acquire the container liner activities of CCNI.   This acquisition, reportedly worth around USD 160 million, is scheduled to be executed by the latest […]... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
International speakers highlighted concerns about the safety of Chevron operations at a public meeting attended by over 300 people in Perth, Western Australia.   The forum, hosted by the Maritime Union of Australia (WA Branch) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation, featured Mike Smith, a union official from the United Steelworkers’ Union Local 5 in […]... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
An improved sentiment prevails in trans-Atlantic Panamax freight rates as demand tightens for tonnage capacity.   Several routes saw freight rise, according to Platts’ data, those being Virginia-Rotterdam coal route (improved to $9.25/mt on Friday, up from $9/mt), Alabama-Rotterdam coal route,  also increased and was assessed at $12.75/mt, up from $12.5/mt, Baltic-UK Continent runs with […]... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
Oil spill response exercises were conducted July 17-18 at exploration well No 3 of North-Dolginskoye oil field drilled by semi-submersible jackup drilling rig GSP Saturn on the continental shelf of Russia in the Pechora Sea, Russian Marine Emergency Rescue Service (Gosmorspassluzhba) said.   The oil spill response team was membered among others by multipurpose salvage […]... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
The Sri Lanka Government has identified Colombo Port Expansion Project (CPEP) as a way to cater to the increasing demand for services in the international shipping industry.   The project consists of two phases, the first being harbour infrastructure works such as construction of breakwaters, dredging for new harbour basin and navigation channel and rerouting […]... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
A crew aboard a United States Coast Guard rescue helicopter medically evacuated a passenger Thursday night from the cruise ship Carnival Fantasy, approximately 40 miles east of Charleston.   Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center were notified via satellite phone call of the situation at approximately 8 p.m. The report stated a […]... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
The Port of Corpus Christi has reported that their statistics for June, 2014 show the continuing upward trend of outbound shipments.   Measured in barrels per day (b/d), crude and condensate is up at 551,934 b/d in June of 2014 compared to 341,824 b/d for June of 2013. June shipments also rose 5% month on month, […]... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
The Coast Guard and Pasadena Fire and Rescue crews responded to an anhydrous ammonia leak on the Houston Ship Channel west of the Beltway 8 bridge on Friday, July 25, temporarily ordering a shelter in place and closing the Beltway 8 bridge, Interstate 610 bridge and the Houston Ship Channel.   Coast Guard watchstanders at […]... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
SOHAR Port and Freezone, a deep-sea port and the adjacent free zone, located in Sohar, Oman, is undergoing a major expansion and has set very ambitious goals on a global scale, all with the goal of attracting major shipping players to the port.   The Port has invested USD 15 billion in building up its infrastructure […]... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
In view of an increasing demand for security of merchant ships and maritime trade, Raytheon Anschütz, a German-based manufacturer of Integrated Bridge Systems, has developed ShipGuard, a shipborne security solution. ShipGuard will be presented for the first time ever at SMM 2014 in Hamburg.   ShipGuard integrates the vessels existing navigation systems such as AIS […]... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
The United States Coast Guard repatriated 97 Cuban migrants that were rescued during a busy week of illegal migration attempts from Cuba.   The repatriation was the result of 10 separate groups attempting to illegally enter the United States aboard rustic vessels in the Florida Straits dating back to July 14, 2014. “Our main concern […]... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
Star Bulk Carriers Corp., a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, has taken delivery of M/V Peloreus, a 182,000 dwt Capesize built by Japan Marine United (JMU).   The vessel is the first of six similar vessels ordered at JMU, with expected deliveries until the 3rd quarter of 2015. Following […]... [Read More]
July 27, 2014
VIDEO: Float-On and Transport of Costa Concordia Onboard Dockwise Vanguard Following the successful parbuckling of Costa Concordia, and in anticipation of the pending refloat, Dockwise, a wholly-owned subsidiary …Read more Dockwise Vanguard to Transport Costa Concordia Wreck? Dockwise Vanguard may be the solution for the transportation of Costa Concordia wreck to the scrapyard, since the […]... [Read More]
July 27, 2014
After little more than four days of navigation Costa Concordia has entered the Port of Genoa.   In the final stages of the journey the convoy travelled at a speed of about 1 knot per hour. That speed was further reduced to allow the arrival in the port, as expected, during the night between Saturday and Sunday, […]... [Read More]
July 25, 2014
Extra tonnage seems to be in demand pulling containerships from their idleness and bringing the idle fleet levels to a record low this week.   According to the latest figures from Lloyd’s List Intelligence,  the capacity of the inactive box fleet decreased to 216,396 teu this week, compared with 238,679 teu a week ago. In terms […]... [Read More]
July 25, 2014
Three people died, with eight still missing, when an overcrowded boat carrying Indonesian migrant workers heading home for the coming Eid-ul Fitr, sank in the Malacca Strait off southern Malaysia, the Malaysian Insider reports.   Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency managed to save ten passengers from the capsized boat off Johor, Malaysia. “An intense sea and air search […]... [Read More]
July 25, 2014
Chemical tanker operator Ardmore Shipping Corporation announced that it has signed agreements to upsize its existing senior loan facility with ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Nordea Bank Finland Plc, and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB.   The total amount available under the facility has been increased by $53 million to $225 million. The proceeds from the expanded […]... [Read More]

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