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Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA) is asking the Obama administration for five more years to explore for oil off Alaska’s coast, saying setbacks and legal delays may push the start of drilling past expiration of some leases, according to Bloomberg.
A report on the U.S. Natural Gas Industry by Black & Veatch finds that demand from power generators, exports and the transportation/natural gas vehicle sectors is expected to rise for the foreseeable future.
Willard Marine, manufacturer of composite and aluminum boats for 57 years, has appointed Bob Beck Jr. and Renée St. Lawrence to its sales team.
Noise Control Engineering has opened a new office in Mobile, Ala. The office will be staffed by Nathan Jones (pictured in the photograph), a senior engineer with over 10 years of experience at NCE.
LNG America has hired Capt. George “Joe” Paitl as the Houston-based company’s Vice President, Marine Operations and HSSE Compliance.
Seattle, Wash.-based Kvichak Marine Industries has been awarded a U.S. Navy contract for 12 Rapid Response Skimmers (RRS) for delivery over the next 18 months, with options for up to 30 additional skimmers to be delivered through 2019.
Suderman & Young Towing Company and Bay Houston Towing Company each exercised their option for one additional Z-drive tug to be constructed with Eastern Shipbuilding Group. Florida Marine Transporters also signed an option contract with Eastern for an additional inland towboat.
Rain has delayed the harvest during October and has lessened any new demand for barge services, according to the USDA.
A maintenance and fuel barge for the Catalina Express ferry began taking on water last night. Crews are working to prevent it sinking in Long Beach Harbor.
ASA Electronics has hired Jannie Slone as their new public relations and digital marketing specialist.
Shipyard gets back to its survey vessel roots
On Monday, I bopped over to Gulfport, Miss., about 90 minutes from New Orleans, for the commissioning of a new 82' survey vessel built by Geo Shipyard in New Iberia, La.
Author: David Krapf
October 30, 2014
Breakaway barge likely to winter on ice
The owner of a barge drifting in the Beaufort Sea hasn't been able to find any nearby tugs to rescue the vessel so it is likely to become locked-in by sea ice.
Author: Leslie Taylor
October 30, 2014
Vessel operators and foreign corrupt practices
It can be easy to view corruption as just part of the cost of doing business. There is even a view that corruption is business friendly since it sometimes greases the wheels of obstructive bureaucracy.
Author: Capt. Max Hardberger
October 28, 2014