Underprepared for Maritime Accidents
The UNH/NOAA said that the existing infrastructure for responding to maritime accidents in the Arctic is limited and more needs to be done to enhance emergency response capacity as Arctic sea ice declines and ship traffic in the region increases, according to new report released on Jan. 29 by the University of New Hampshire and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The report details findings from a panel of experts and decision-makers from Arctic nation governments…
Lilley & Gillie, DPM Launch BridgeDirect!
Lilley & Gillie and DPM (UK), international Admiralty Chart agents, have launched BridgeDirect!, a new, fully automated onboard chart management system. BridgeDirect! provides mariners with a weekly transmission of Notices to Mariners and tracings to enable onboard charts to be updated. BridgeDirect! fully integrates with chart management systems and ensures that both ship and shore records are synchronized.
Marine Products 2008 Q4 Results
Marine Products Corporation (NYSE:MPX) announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended December 31, 2008. Marine Products is a manufacturer of fiberglass boats…
Piracy Pushing Up Marine Premiums
According to a Jan 28 Reuters report, Munich Re expects insurance premiums against high sea piracy to rise, as well as the risk of piracy in the world. (Source: Reuters)
Northwest Ports Grants for Environmental Program
The ports of Tacoma and Seattle, and the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency announced a combined match of $318k in additional funding for the Clean Air Agency’s Puget…
Gladding-Hearn to Build Pilot Boat for Bahamas
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has begun construction of a new St. Johns class pilot boat for Freeport Harbour Company in the Grand Bahamas. Freeport…
NCE Receives ABS Certification
Noise Control Engineering Inc. of Billerica, MA has received external specialist certification in Ambient Environmental Testing from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).
Keppel Completes 5 Scorpion Jackups
Keppel AmFELS Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M) in the US Gulf of Mexico, has delivered the jackup drilling rig, Offshore Intrepid, to Scorpion Intrepid Ltd. a subsidiary of Scorpion Offshore Ltd. (Scorpion) on time. With this delivery, Keppel AmFELS has completed the series of five LeTourneau Super 116 jackup rigs commissioned by Scorpion in 2005 without delay. Offshore Intrepid was named by Mrs. Drucie Cole, spouse of Mr.
Launching the OSV Hos Iron Horse
In April 2007, IHC Merwede Offshore & Marine was granted the order to design and build the new Multi Purpose Offshore Support Vessel for Hornbeck Offshore Services. The vessel’s keel was laid on 23 July 2008 and will bear the name Hos Iron Horse. The naming of the vessel will take place upon delivery in the third quarter of 2009. Hornbeck Offshore Services intends to use the vessel in first instance in the shallow waters of the Mexican Gulf.
SEAaT Emissions Trading Seminar
SEAaT, the association promoting abatement technology and emissions trading for ships, is to host the Shipping Emissions Trading Seminar on 2nd April at the IMO in London…
Northrop Grumman Grants to Gulf Coast Schools
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has awarded five gulf coast school districts grants of $5k each to use for specific science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) projects. Each district will select a middle school within their district to implement and improve necessary STEM resources. "We are investing in a workforce and a community that has supported us for generations," Irwin F. Edenzon…
Globe Wireless GlobeSwift Yacht Product Line
Globe Wireless has introduced GlobeSwift, a line of communications equipment, airtime, applications and IT services for the yacht market. Globe Wireless provides…
This Day in Naval History – Jan. 30
1862 - Launching of first turreted warship, USS Monitor 1968 - Tet Offensive begins in Vietnam (Source: Navy News Service)
MOL Revises Forecast Downward
To view updated figures, visit: http://www.mol.co.jp/ir-e/financial/financial_r.html
Grounding, Unsubmerged Propeller
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued the report of its investigation into the grounding of a bulk carrier at Grassy Harbour, King Island, Tasmania on 10 May 2007.
USCG, Commercial Tugs Respond to Tanker
The Coast Guard, along with commercial tug vessels, and the California Department of Fish and Game responded to a vessel, which lost propulsion on Jan. 27, just outside the Golden Gate Bridge.
Risk of Accidents in the Aleutian Islands
The Transportation Research Board of the National Academies issued a notice stating that its Special Report 293 – “Risk of Vessels Accidents and Spills in the Aleutian…
USS Mahan Counterpiracy Ops
As part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) is cooperating with approximately 14 nations also operating in the Gulf of Aden…
FERC Tech Conference with LNG Company
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice stating that on February 4 it will convene an engineering design and technical conference in Astoria…
Decommissioning for Nuclear Ship
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a notice stating that it is seeking comments on the Post Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report (PSDAR) for the Nuclear Ship Savannah.