Maritime Safety News


Survitec Wraps Hansen Protection Buy

May 06, 2021

Maritime survival equipment specialist Survitec has completed the acquisition of Hansen Protection, a provider of personal protective equipment. Ron Krisanda, Executive Chairman at Survitec, commented: 'The addition of Hansen Protection, and its leading portfolio in personal protective equipment…

C-Innovation Invests in Covid-19 Mitigation on its Offshore Construction Vessels

Feb 26, 2021

Mako Industries signed an agreement with C-Innovation to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 on its offshore construction vessels, beginning with the 168-m Island Venture. Mako uses Puradigm to combat air and surface contaminants safely in populated environments 24/7…

COVID-19 Mitigation on Rigs & Ships

Feb 24, 2021

Steve Lykins, President, Mako Industries, discusses the case for investing in Puradigm COVID-19 mitigation and monitoring technology onboard offshore rigs and ships.The creation of Mako Industries, a subsidiary of Mako Oilfield Services, is proof that every storm cloud has a silver lining…

Petronas: Baram Oil Production to Resume in Q3, after Ship Accident

Jan 06, 2021

Malaysia’s state energy firm Petronas said on Monday it expects to resume full production at its Baram facilities, off the state of Sarawak on Borneo island, in the third quarter after halting output in October following an accident.Petronas…

Venezuela: PDVSA Starts Oil Transfer from Troubled Offshore Facility to Barge

Dec 16, 2020

Venezuelan state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela has begun transferring crude off of an offshore oil facility where governments in two neighboring countries have voiced concerns about a potential spill, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday…

U.S. Tells Eni Repairs to Venezuela Floating Oil Facility Not Barred by Sanctions

Nov 03, 2020

The United States has assured Italian oil company Eni SpA that efforts to prevent a spill at a floating crude facility in Venezuela would not run afoul of sanctions, the company, and the U.S. State Department said on Monday.Images in recent…

PDVSA Plans to Offload Oil from Tilting FSO Offshore Venezuela

Oct 20, 2020

Venezuelan state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) plans to offload crude from the Nabarima floating oil facility via ship-to-ship (STS) transfer amid environmental concerns, two people familiar with the matter said on Monday.The Nabarima…

Gulf of Guinea Kidnappings by Pirates Rise 40%

Oct 15, 2020

Kidnappings rose by 40% in the Gulf of Guinea in the first nine months of this year, and the region off West Africa's coast now accounts for 95% of global maritime kidnappings, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said on Wednesday.Eighty seafarers were taken in the Gulf of Guinea…

Australia Joins U.S. Ships in South China Sea Amid Rising Tension

Apr 22, 2020

An Australian frigate has joined three U.S. warships in the South China Sea near an area where a Chinese vessel is suspected to be exploring for oil, near waters also claimed by Vietnam and Malaysia, officials said on Wednesday.The warships…

Cleaning Liquid Proves Deadly for Brazilian Crew

Jan 09, 2020

One person died, and five others became seriously ill after reportedly drinking cleaning liquid earlier this week aboard a floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) being transported by Boskalis' Vanguard heavy-transport vessel…

Crew of Pacific Warden Released

Dec 25, 2019

Offshore vessel operator Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) has informed that seven of its crew members of the Pacific Warden,  abducted in a pirate attack offshore Equatorial Guinea in November, have now been released.According to a press release…

Survitec Unveils Halo

Sep 04, 2019

Safety and survival partner Survitec has introduced a completely new lifejacket designed to provide helicopter transfer passengers with a level of safety, comfort and in-water performance not currently available in the energy aviation sector…

Trelleborg Wins Elastopipe Contract

Jul 10, 2019

Swedish global engineering group Trelleborg's  offshore operation has been awarded a major multi-million USD contract by Mexican state-owned petroleum company, Pemex, for Elastopipe.Elastopipe, a patented flexible piping system developed for transporting a variety of fluids…

NHV Joins HeliOffshore

May 15, 2019

Belgium-based offshore helicopter operator NHV Group has joined HeliOffshore, a global organization safety-focused association for the offshore helicopter industry.Through collaboration with members, HeliOffshore is delivering an industry-wide safety program that is enhancing safety worldwide…

Survitec Restructures Offshore Division

May 13, 2019

Survitec Group, a manufacturer of marine safety and survival equipment, has restructured its offshore division to better serve customers with assets operating in the oil, gas and wind (renewable) energy sectors, it said.The reorganization of…

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