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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Cape Cod Canal

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on July 15, 2014

The Cape Cod Canal is a seven-mile long sea level canal connecting Cape Cod Bay to the north with Buzzards Bay to the south. Maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), it has a minimum channel width of 480 feet and an authorized depth of 32 feet at mean low water.

Southern California ports start agitating over the Panama Canal

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on December 31, 2011

A sudden mood of desperation is enveloping corporate head honchos and port boosters in Southern California. A coalition called the Jobs 1 Alliance has formed to counteract the post-2014 Panama Canal, which is seen as a huge threat that could send LA-Long Beach reeling.

Job Shadowing: its Suitability as a Training and Familiarization Technique

Posted to Maritime Training Issues with Murray Goldberg (by Murray Goldberg) on October 19, 2011

Blog Notifications: For the latest maritime training articles, visit our company blog here. You can receive notifications of new articles on our company blog by following the blog.Share this blog post.Follow me on Twitter.Job Shadowing: its…

High Speed Misery: for Both Superferries & U.S. Taxpayers Alike

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on July 6, 2011

As Marad closes the book on the Hawaii Superferry debacle and limps along in autopilot – hoping no one asks them the hard questions – I reflect back to the previous administration’s version and frankly yearn for the spirited give-and-take of…

Private security guards allowed on Indian ships

Posted to Private security guards allowed on Indian ships (by Joseph Fonseca) on May 25, 2011

With the International Maritime Organization (IMO) having approved a Maritime Safety Committee (MCA) circular providing interim guidance on the use of privately contracted armed security guards on board ships in the high risk piracy area, Dr. S. B.

Petrobras Expands CENPES Research Center

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on October 12, 2010

With the expansion the complex on Fundão Island will occupy more than 300 thousand m² making it one of the largest centers of applied research in the world. There will be various laboratories designed to meet the technological demands of Petrobras’ business areas…

DOF Clinches Major Vessel Charter Contracts with Petrobras

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on August 11, 2010

Norskan Offshore do Brazil, a subsidiary of DOF ASA has been awarded four, 8 years contracts with Petrobras for large AHTS vessels. Two of the charter contracts are for new build numbers 26 and 27 to be built at the STX Promar yard in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

US Short Sea Shipping

Posted to US Short Sea Shipping (by Bruce L. Perri) on March 18, 2010

US highway traffic continues to increase particularly in the urban areas of the northeast, eastern central, gulf and the LA to Seattle corridor. In addition to greatly increased risks in everyday commuting, the impact on the environment continues to rise.

Expansion of Offshore Lease Sales Could Be Delayed by Obama Administration

Posted to Gulf Coast Maritime (by Matt Gresham) on January 28, 2010

In a closed door meeting last week in Houston, Texas, Lars Herbst, the Minerals Management Service director for the Gulf of Mexico, told industry leaders there would be delays in plans to expand offshore drilling off the Atlantic coastline, specifically Virginia.

Issues associated with the use of low viscosity distillates

Posted to Issues associated with the use of low viscosity distillates (by Gregory Trauthwein) on January 14, 2010

1.  Lubricity issues of distillates versus residual fuels. 2.  Suitability of existing equipment for use with distillate fuels. 3.  Operational safety when using distillates in large marine auxiliary and propulsion boilers. Lubricity concerns…