SaveOurSeafarers Campaign Responds to Piracy Threat
62 seafarers have died in the past four years as a direct result of piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, through deliberate murder by pirates, suicide during the period of captivity, death from malnutrition and disease, death by drowning, or heart failure just after the hijacking. This figure has prompted the shipping industry’s SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign to give even greater emphasis to its worldwide call for government action to tackle the issue.
TEN Enters Four-Year Time Charter
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. ("TEN") (NYSE: TNP) has announced a four-year time charter for the 2007-built 150,000 m3 LNG carrier Neo Energy to a major international energy concern.
Maritime Foundation to Offer STCW Training
Renee Marazon, CEO of The Maritime Academy of Toledo Foundation, has announced that The Maritime Foundation has been approved by the U.S. Coast Guard to offer Standards of Training…
Successful Opening Weekend for Ulstein Expo
ULSTEIN’s new company exhibition, ULSTEIN EXPO, opened its doors to the public this past Friday, June 17. The opening was a success, with hundreds of visitors during Friday night and Saturday. Additionally, several groups have already booked guided tours of the exhibition in the coming months. “We are very happy with the turnout at the opening weekend, and we hope that the exhibition will become a popular attraction for people in and visitors to Ulstein and the region…
STX France to Build Helicopter Carriers for Russia
The signature of a contract for two Mistral class helicopter carriers (LHDs), and associated services, between DCNS and the Russian defence export agency Rosoboronexport took place in St.
OSD-IMT Wins Two New Contracts
OSD-IMT, the UK arm of IJmuiden-based Offshore Ship Designers, has been chosen by Samsung and Boskalis-SMIT Engineering to develop the basic design, detailed design and production drawings for a 99 m cable laying vessel. The vessel will combine a large, obstruction free main deck with ample accommodation facilities, allowing for multiple future configuration possibilities. In the current cable laying configuration, the deck has a cable loading capacity of 5,000 tons.
Hippo Marine to Supply Buoyancy Modules
Fendercare subsidiary Hippo Marine has recently been awarded a contract by Subsea 7 for the supply of 80 pipelaying buoyancy modules, each with a net buoyancy of 2100kg and an operational depth rating of 40m. These are destined for use on phase 3B of the Escravos Gas Project being conducted offshore Onne (Nigeria). The order is the culmination of a detailed joint engineering project, which took place within compressed timescales…
Bureau Veritas Augments Fleet
The Bureau Veritas classed fleet has grown strongly during 2011 and in June passed 80 m gt. Today, 9,663 sea-going vessels and 1,853 inland navigation ships are classed by Bureau Veritas.
Faststream Warns of LNG Staff Shortages
Shipping recruiter Faststream warns that shipowners taking part in the LNG vessel order spree could face serious difficulties in finding experienced superintendents…
Keppel FELS to Deliver Semisubmersible Rigs
Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) is on track to deliver ENSCO 8504, the fifth of seven ENSCO 8500 Series® ultra-deepwater semisubmersible drilling rigs being built…
MPS Squadron One Welcomes New Commander
Military Sealift Command Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron One changed leadership June 16 when Navy Capt. Ricks W. Polk relieved Navy Capt. Michael F. Ott in…
Navy Approves International Paint's Newest Antifouling Product
International Paint’s copper free antifouling has received U.S. Navy approval to MIL-PRF-24647 Type I Classes 1 & 2, Grades A & B, Applications 1 & 4. This approval…
Volvo Penta Tier 3 Heavy-Duty Engine
The new Volvo Penta D13 MH for medium- and heavy-duty marine commercial applications is a powerful and fuel-efficient Tier 3 engine. This 13-liter diesel engine…
Navios Maritime Acquires Employed MR2 Product Tankers
Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation, an owner and operator of tanker vessels, announced today that it has agreed to acquire two 50,000 dwt MR2 product tankers built in 2009.
Tesoro Recognizes Crowley for Zero Spills, Incidents
Zero spills and zero incidents is good news for Crowley, its customers and the citizens who rely on responsible companies to keep Alaska's waterways clean. In an informal presentation…
WCI Calls for Emergency Funding
Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) received the House Appropriations Committee’s approval yesterday of its version of the FY 2012 Energy and Water Appropriations bill.
ESS Appoints Four New Board Members
Electronic Shipping Solutions, a provider of electronic shipping documents, announces four senior appointments to its main Board. These new members bring experience from the shipping…
TEN-T Contributes to MonaLisa Project
The “MonaLisa” project, an action in the Baltic Sea region aimed at improving the quality of maritime transport, will benefit from €11.23 million (nearly $16 million)…
Fantasea Cruises to Take Delivery of Catamaran Ferry
Incat Crowther and Aluminium Marine have confirmed the sale of a 24m catamaran ferry nearing completion in Brisbane. The vessel has been sold to the prominent Great Barrier Reef operator Fantasea Cruises, who will take delivery of the vessel immediately upon completion of sea trials. When construction of the vessel began in September 2010, it was anticipated that the vessel could be used for either commuter or tour operations.
Scheldepoort Secures Order for Conversion of Drill Rig
Scheldepoort Repair & Conversion Yard in Vlissingen has signed a contract for the conversion of jack up drill rig "GFS Labrador" into an accommodation rig. The project will commence when the rig arrives in Vlissingen at the end of June and will take approximately 4 months. Among other things the main scope of work is the removal of the complete drilling installation from the rig, such as the 80 meter drilling tower…