Equinor breaks ground on offshore wind hub at South Brooklyn Marine Terminal

Equinor has begun construction works at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) in New York, facilitating the rebuilding of the port facility into a hub for offshore wind on the US East Coast. Following reconstruction, SBMT will support Equinor’s first US offshore wind project, Empire Wind 1....

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/shipping/ports/equinor-breaks-ground-on-offshore-wind-hub-at-south-brooklyn-marine-terminal/

COLUMN | The demise of Diamond Offshore: Lessons for the future [Offshore Accounts]

Last week saw Noble Corporation cement its place as the great consolidator in the offshore drilling industry recovery. Seven days ago, Noble announced that it was buying Diamond Offshore Drilling in a stock plus cash transaction valuing the company at around US$1.6 billion, a deal unanimously...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/offshore/column-the-demise-of-diamond-offshore-lessons-for-the-future-offshore-accounts/

Crew safely evacuated from bulk carrier hit by Houthi attack

The rescued Filipino crew of the Liberian-flagged coal carrier Tutor in Bahrain just prior to their flight to Manila, June 16, 2024

The Philippine Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) has confirmed that the 21 Filipino crewmembers of a commercial vessel that suffered damage in an attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebel group last week have been safely evacuated. The sailors of the Liberia-flagged, Greek-owned coal carrier Tutor were...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/shipping/dry-cargo/bulkers/crew-safely-evacuated-from-bulk-carrier-hit-by-houthi-attack/

Maritime Security Vessel News Roundup | June 14 – Norwegian Coast Guard patrol vessel, Brazilian and Indonesian frigates and more

The Norwegian Coast Guard christens the newest addition to its patrol fleet as construction is underway on frigates for the Brazilian and Indonesian Navies and a new class of US Army landing craft. A Turkish firm secures a contract for the build and delivery of surface combatants to the Royal...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/security/naval/naval-ships/maritime-security-vessel-news-roundup-june-14-norwegian-coast-guard-patrol-vessel-brazilian-and-indonesian-frigates-and-more/

Oil tanker skipper pleads guilty to obstruction, violating ship pollution prevention laws

The oil tanker PS Dream

The captain of a commercial oil tanker has pleaded guilty to a two-count information charging him with violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and for obstructing proceedings, the US Department of Justice confirmed via a press statement on Tuesday, June 11. Abdurrahman Korkmaz, a...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/shipping/tankers/oil-tanker-skipper-pleads-guilty-to-obstruction-violating-ship-pollution-prevention-laws/

Dutch defence ministry calls out China for fighter jets’ “unsafe” flying near navy vessel

A Chinese People's Liberation Army JH-7 jet fighter-bomber making a low-level pass near the Royal Netherlands Navy frigate HNLMS Tromp in the East China Sea, date unknown

The Dutch Ministry of Defence has issued a statement describing an “unsafe” close approach by Chinese military aircraft near a Royal Netherlands Navy warship in international waters off China earlier this month. The incident involving the frigate HNLMS Tromp occurred as the ship was operating in...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/security/naval/naval-ships/dutch-defence-ministry-calls-out-china-for-fighter-jets-unsafe-flying-near-navy-vessel/

VESSEL REVIEW | Gripper – Fast crewboat to serve US East Coast offshore wind clients

Gripper, a new crewboat acquired by American Offshore Services

American Offshore Services (AOS), an offshore crewboat operating company based in Providence, Rhode Island, has taken delivery of a new crewboat built by Blount Boats in nearby Warren. Gripper is a Jones Act-compliant aluminium catamaran built to support Ørsted and Eversource’s growing portfolio of...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/offshore/vessels-rigs/crewboats/vessel-review-gripper-fast-crewboat-to-serve-us-east-coast-offshore-wind-clients/

Hornblower receives court approval for financial restructuring plan

Hornblower ferry in New York Harbor

The US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas has confirmed the plan of reorganisation submitted by San Francisco, California-based transport conglomerate the Hornblower Group. The company expects to successfully complete its financial restructuring and emerge from the court-supervised...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/passenger/ferry/hornblower-receives-court-approval-for-financial-restructuring-plan/

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