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The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Thursday announced the publication of its final rule to extend time requirements for submitting a Site Assessment Plan (SAP) or a General Activities Plan (GAP) for renewable energy development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).
In the interest of safety, about four years ago the U.S. Coast Guard decided it needed to make revisions to the rules governing STCW.
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement will host two public workshops to discuss the voluntary confidential near-miss reporting system.
Yesterday’s oil and gas lease sales for federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico garnered over $872 million in high bids on 329 tracts covering 1,707,358 acres.
Four of Crowley Maritime’s ocean class tugboats recently completed the successful delivery of the offshore oil production and drilling platform, Olympus, to the Gulf of Mexico.
The U.S. Coast Guard announced last week the publication of an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to publicize regulations requiring vessels engaged in outer continental shelf activities to develop, implement and maintain a vessel-specific safety and environmental management system.
Harvey Gulf International Marine said it will purchase most of Abdon Callais Offshore's assets and business, including 48 offshore supply vessels.
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director James Watson and Acting Assistant Secretary for Lands and Minerals Management Tommy Beaudreau convened a meeting today in Houston, Texas, with senior executives from the offshore oil and gas industry to continue the dialogue on improving safety in offshore operations, particularly in shallow water in the Gulf of Mexico.
Final 750 class ATB delivered to Crowley.
With back-to-back ceremonial splashes of champagne at VT Halter Marine’s Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard in May, Crowley Maritime Corp. christened the articulated tug-barge Liberty/750-3 and completed an 11-year $1 billion newbuild program that produced 17 ATBs.
Florida State University takes delivery of new research vessel.
Geo Shipyard Inc., New Iberia, La., recently delivered the 64'6"×21'6"×9'3" aluminum catamaran research vessel Apalachee to the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory, St. Teresa, Fla.
Not so fast on LNG
It's too early to predict LNG's fate in the U.S. workboat market.
Author: David Krapf
April 24, 2014
Hurricane season looms ahead
Just the threat of a hurricane can cost Gulf of Mexico oil and gas interests a lot of money.
Author: Ken Hocke
April 24, 2014
Captains to the lifeboats
“Abandon ship!” is an order we all hope to never give or hear.
Author: Capt. Peter Squicciarini
April 22, 2014
Crude oil hub in Albany?
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange is reportedly considering revisions that would specify Albany, N.Y., about 100 miles up the Hudson River from New York City, as a hub for deliveries of crude oil.
Author: Barry Parker
April 22, 2014