August 19, 2013—A Galveston-based firefighting team dispatched to an oil platform fire by T&T Salvage has returned safely after dealing with the incident. According to the Coast Guard, the unmanned platform was believed to be the casualty of a lightning strike in the early morning hours of August 18. The T&T firefighting team arrived on board a 95 ft fast response vessel and the salvage support barge Curtis T, armed with portable high capacity fire pumps and a cache of firefighting foam. The fire was quickly controlled with no significant reports of pollution. Additionally, no injuries were reported as a result of the fire.
Insurer launches new Inland Marine division
Fidelis Group Holdings, LLC is a provider of primary and excess marine insurance for hull and maritime liability coverage (P&I) for vessel owners, shipbuilders, terminal and fleet operators, stevedores, cargo handlers, marine contractors and other maritime insurance products.
Polarcus says more about WesternGeco suit
WesternGeco has alleged that the two Polarcus entities have willfully infringed the U.S. patents by making, offering for sale, selling, supplying and/or causing to be supplied in or from the United States products and services incorporating the DigiFin technology—or components thereof—and inducing or contributing to such conduct.
GSA auctioning off survey ship
The ship is currently located at the Naval Inactive Ships On-Site Maintenance Office at 93051 Waipio Point Access Road, Waipahu, HI 96797-3272 and the successful bidder is required to remove the vessel from the Navy facility within 30 days after contact award.
Clarksons: “trading in line with expectations”
“In these difficult times we have remained focused on the key elements of our strategy by developing our full service client offering, taking advantage of opportunities to strengthen our core broking teams with new hires and enhancing both our research product portfolio and support infrastructure.”