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  • 17 February 2016

    A major collision was avoided in Valencia as four tugs rushed to the scene on Tuesday to separate two boxships HH Johanna and Cosco Europe from clashing due to strong winds that battered the entire country for days. Namely, Liberia-flagged HH Johanna, which was docked at the Costa wharf, at the port of Valencia, Spain broke off its […]

  • 26 September 2012

    In July this year, Aberdeen Harbour awarded a £5.2 million contract to widen and deepen the navigation channel into the city’s harbour. Westminster Dredging Company hope to complete the work by early October. They will deepen the first third of the entrance channel to eight metres, after which it will slope up to the existing […]

  • 27 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    MSC FLAMINIA and its accompanying group of tugs are approaching the coast of the UK. Due to damaged cargo and extinguishing water, the vessel is listing by 11 degrees. After the prevailing fog of the last days lifted, a team of firefighting experts was able to board MSC FLAMINIA on Wednesday. However, a closer inspection […]

  • 4 July 2011

      Representatives in Tripoli are hoping to revive the city’s old port, arguing that this could have tremendous economic potential for an area… (dailystar) [mappress] Source: dailystar, July 4, 2011;

  • 19 July 2011

      China has almost completed remodeling work on the Varyag, a defunct Soviet-era carrier it purchased from Ukraine in 1998 for a reported US$20 million, leading to media speculation that the test voyage of the country’s first aircraft carrier is imminent. “The remodeling work on the aircraft carrier is almost finished and a test voyage […]

  • 17 May 2011

      India is expected to invest nearly $50 billion to strengthen its naval forces over the next 20 years, adding 101 new warships, ranging from destroyers to… Jason Overdorf (globalpost) [mappress] Source: globalpost, May 17, 2011

  • 22 July 2005

    It’s far from over, but the possibility arose Thursday that the oldest boat in the Centennial Transpacific Yacht Race to Hawaii could finish within minutes of the fastest boat Sunday.

  • 20 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    At Royal Niestern Sander in Delfzijl, the Ice-Breaking Multipurpose Support Vessel Sanaborg for Wagenborg Offshore is being finished. Delivery is scheduled in early August. The Sanaborg and the forthcoming Serkeborg (launched June 28 with delivery early September) are the first of a series of icebreakers suitable for shallow waters, that are deployed in the Caspian […]

  • 25 August 2014

    Hibiscus Petroleum has skipped another hurdle towards acquiring a stake in the Kitan oil field, located in the Timor Sea, from Talisman Energy.

  • 18 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    Eni Norge has informed that the final preparation of the largest cylindrical FPSO, Goliat platform, is well under way in the Barents Sea. With more than 600 people now working offshore at the Goliat field, the company has reported high levels of activity in order to prepare for production start-up later in the summer. While the FPSO […]

  • 8 October 2012

    Dredging project at the Berth Number 2 of the oil port of Kozmino (LLC Spetsmornefteport Kozmino) is scheduled for completion on October 22, according to This dredging project will enable access for 120,000 DWT tankers to the Berth Number 2. “Increasing capacity of Spetsmornefteport is conducted in accordance with the Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean (ESPO) […]

  • 2 October 2013

    Flood protection of Carnarvon’s valuable horticultural industry is on track with the bulk of earthworks for the first two major levees nearing completion. Water Minister Terry Redman said the $60million Stage 2 Carnarvon flood mitigation project had progressed well since work began last November and was due to be finished by mid-2014. The Carnarvon horticultural […]

  • 19 March 2014

    Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 120, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 34/8-17 S. The well was drilled on the northeast flank of the Visund field, in the northern part of the North Sea. The well’s primary exploration target was to prove petroleum on the east flank of the Visund field in Lower […]

  • 19 July 2013

    June saw more enquiries than May, and more were converted into fixtures, but Drewry’s LNG freight index was stubbornly unchanged according to the latest LNG Insight. However, market sentiment remains positive as Cheniere took three vessels on mid-term charter, plus options. One vessel from Dynacom was also added to the first of the two ME-GI […]

  • 14 February 2012
    Business & Finance

    From the first Alicat appearing at Seaworks 2010, Alicat Workboats have gone from strength to strength with boat number 9 nearing completion and boat 14 going into production. The state of the art luxury crew transfer vessel produced by Alicat Workboats are now working around the UK Coast and are well received by contractors, the […]

  • 26 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Somerset County Council’s flood prevention works at Beer Wall should be complete before the end of July, Somerset County Council said. The works, which are the second phase of a key scheme to protect the A372 and increase the capacity of the River Sowy, started in April and were due to be finished at the […]

  • 5 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    The first of two IMT949 Offshore Anchor Handling Tugs “AHT VALIANT” for POET Shipbuilding & Engineering Pte. Ltd., Singapore, is nearing completion at Jiangsu Suyang Marine Company Shipyard, China. These very compact 49.66 metre length overall Anchor Handling Tugs were required to be under 50 metres overall length, comply fully with requirements of the 2008 […]

  • 2 March 2011

    Lundin Petroleum has received a permit for a new Norway exploration well in the PL338 licence area near the Greater Luno field. The new well, 16/3-4 is just six kilometres (3.75 miles) the southeast of the huge Avaldsnes discovery made last year which is currently estimated to contain between 100 and 400 million barrels of […]

  • 15 November 2012

    The majority of the Whitefish River dredging program should be complete by the end of November. According to Jennifer Chergo with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “It’s 95 percent complete on everything.” During this year, around 14,800 cubic yards of material was expected to be dredged from the Whitefish River, reports This cleanup project […]

  • 7 April 2014

    Construction of the Santos GLNG gas transmission pipeline is in its final stages, with the pipeline now being pushed through the under-sea tunnel at The Narrows just north of Gladstone. The tunnel, which links the pipeline route with Curtis Island, has been filled with sea water to buoy the 42- inch diameter pipe as it […]

  • 30 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Maersk Line yesterday confirmed that their 6,802 TEU containership Maersk Kampala had caught fire near the Suez Canal. The vessel is fully maneuverable but drifting south of the Suez Canal, said Maersk in a press release. All crew are accounted for and no injuries reported and communication with the vessel is ongoing. Tug boats with fire-fighting […]

  • 26 July 2011

    Replenishment work along the beach in Ventnor is mostly complete, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday…  (pressofatlanticcity) [mappress] Source: pressofatlanticcity, July 26, 2011;