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Seemann Composites Awarded Sub Contract

Seemann Composites Inc., Gulfport, Miss., is being awarded a $9,399,284 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for engineering and fabrication services in support of the Composite Advanced Sail for Virginia-class submarines. Work will be performed in Gulfport, Miss., and is expected to be completed in April 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, West Bethesda, Md., is the contracting activity


Ferry Passengers to be Screened for Explosives

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the U.S. Coast Guard, in partnership with Golden Gate Ferry will begin testing advanced explosives detection technology today as part of the Secure Automated Inspection Lanes (SAIL) project. The 30-day pilot program will conduct explosives screening on passengers boarding ferries at the Golden Gate Ferry terminals in Larkspur, Calif., and will move to the San Francisco terminal in September


World's Largest Drillship Departs Ingalls

Discoverer Enterprise, the world's largest and most advanced drillship, sails from Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton Industries, Pascagoula, Miss., into the Gulf of Mexico proceeding a major outfitting effort by Ingalls. Owned by Transocean Offshore, based in Houston, Texas, the Spanish-built drillship is leased to BP Amoco for drilling duty off the Louisiana Coast. The 420 ft. (128 m) tall ship can drill in waters up to 10,000 ft. (3,048 m) deep and put down wells to 35,000 ft


Yell Appointed to Zenith Maritime Faculty

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Zenith Maritime announced that Capt. David Yell has joined its faculty of 17 instructors across the country.  Captain Yell will specialize in teaching those seeking advanced licenses, above the 100 ton Master level.  Educated at HMS Conway nautical college in the UK, Yell graduated with honors and received the annual prize for the proficiency in the management of boats. He followed a 24 year career path of Cadet through Master (14 years as Captain) in the merchant service


Wärtsilä LNGPac and Compact Silencer System added to scope of supply for new Viking Line ferry

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This extension to the delivery contract awarded to Wärtsilä further contributes to the vessel being the industry’s most environmentally sound and energy efficient large passenger vessel to date. Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, has been awarded a contract by shipbuilding company STX Finland Oy to supply additional equipment for the world’s biggest LNG fuelled passenger ferry


Carnival Donates $2.5m to Nature Conservancy

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To Celebrate World Oceans Day, World's Largest Cruise Company Announces Gift to Support Ecologically Important Lands and Waters.   To help celebrate World Environment Day today and in advance of World Oceans Day on June 8, Carnival Foundation in partnership with Carnival Corporation & plc is providing a $2.5 million gift over five years to support The Nature Conservancy’s global marine protection priorities.  


Audacia: Innovation at Great Depths

The offshore vessel, the Audacia, is set to sail soon. With a length of 738 ft. (225 m), the Audacia is a deep-sea pipelay vessel that can be qualified as large to gigantic. It is the first vessel that lays out the pipeline over the bow. Two years of conversion preceded its May 8 christening. During that time, Imtech Marine & Offshore among others converted a huge bulk carrier into an advanced offshore vessel: a superb performance in terms of the time it took to complete the project and


Captain Nanartowich Joins Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy

Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy’s President and CEO, Arthur Goldman, announced that Unlimited Master Ed Nanartowich will be the Chief Operating Officer of the school.   Captain Nanartowich joined Mid-Atlantic Maritime as an advanced course instructor following his retirement as a Senior Master with the Navy’s Military Sealift Command.   Captain Nanartowich sailed as Master from 1981 to 2008 with 24 commands within the diversified MSC fleet


BIO Responds to Navy's 'Green Fleet' Criticisms

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) supports Navy's demonstration of advanced biofuels during RIMPAC maneuvers Brent Erickson, executive vice president of the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO) Industrial & Environmental Section, made the following remarks to confirm his organization's position: “The criticisms of the Navy’s upcoming demonstration of advanced biofuels leveled by the oil refinery industry have no real merit


Danelec to Show VDR Technology at Posidonia

The new IMO Standard for VDRs comes into force July 1. After that date, all VDR installations must fully comply with the new requirements. This includes newbuilds and retrofits. Danelec Marine will showcase its new-generation VDR at Posidnoia on the SRH Marine Electronics Stand (#1.113). The Danelec DM100 is the first VDR designed specifically to meet the new IMO Standard. The new Danelec DM100 also features a totally fresh approach to simplifying shipboard service for marine electronics


Maersk: Rate Hike Under Pressure on Low Demand

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Container shipping firm Maersk Line said a fresh attempt made on Monday to raise freight rates on main routes from ports in Asia to those in northern Europe was already under pressure due to weak demand from shippers. Maersk Line, a unit of Danish conglomerate A.P


Duffy Named President of Carnival Cruise Line

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Christine Duffy has been named president of Carnival Cruise Line, Carnival Corporation & plc. announced today.   Duffy, currently president and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), will assume the new role on February 1, reporting to Arnold Donald


Damen Responds to Evolving Fishing Practices

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Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam meets fishing sector’s growing needs by performing electric pulse fishing conversions   As European fishing policies evolve, so fishing techniques advance. One of the latest technologies available is electric pulse fishing


Boxco Moves Longest Column through Mumbai Port

With the completion of this project, Boxco Logistics broken another record and has enriched the company’s heavy lifts operations and engineering profile, opening doors for larger and more challenging turnkey projects

  Boxco Logistics has set the bar high yet again, by moving the LONGEST COLUMN EVER that was transported in and out of Mumbai Port. It all started in the industrial township of Dahej in the state of Gujarat at ISGEC Heavy Engineering’s manufacturing plant


USCG Welcomes Cutter Hamilton to Fleet

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Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, the first national security cutter homeported on the East Coast, entered into active service today at Union Pier Terminal in downtown Charleston.   The commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard’s largest and newest 418-foot cutter was presided by Vice Adm


ABB Wins Milestone Contract with WSIC

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Offshore construction vessel order is the first to include ABB’s integrated power and automation solution consisting of ABB’s advanced power, propulsion and 800xA control and safety system.   ABB will deliver a cutting-edge solution which includes electrical propulsion, power


USCG Credentialing and Mariner Medical Evaluations

MarineNews contributor (Captain) Jeff Cowan handicaps the current system of medical evaluations and credentialing by the U.S. Coast Guard. It’s not all smooth sailing.    “While the U.S. Coast Guard regrets any hardship merchant mariners may experience to maintain their


IMO adopts Polar Code Safety Requirements

On November 21, the International Maritime Organization, or IMO, finalized the Polar Code and adopted amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, or the SOLAS, which will create mandatory safety requirements for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters.  


ShipConstructor 2015 R2 & Enhanced Communication

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A major determinant of shipbuilding productivity is clear communication. The SSI's ShipConstructor 2015 R2 distinguishes this with modified improvements focused on how information is conveyed. Improve the Welding Processes SSI continues to make advancements in regard to how ShipConstructor


Hytorc Aid Testing of Large Turbines

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  Clemson University has recently taken the lead for making strides in large-scale wind turbine energy testing and construction, as the organization is in the process of completing their revolutionary new testing facility, the Clemson University Restoration Institute (CURI)


Rolls-Royce, VTT Unveil Futuristic Bridge Concept

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Rolls-Royce, together with VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, unveiled its latest vision of Ship Intelligence, a bridge concept which it said could become reality by 2025.   Rolls-Royce has worked together with VTT’s researchers and Aalto University to develop the new bridge


Damen Performs Cruise Ship Maintenance

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Astor and Marco Polo receive refurbishment and class survey work   Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has recently carried out a number of cruise ship repair and refurbishment projects in the Netherlands, including Astor and Marco Polo, both operated by Cruise & Maritime Voyages


Northrop Grumman Sponsors Jubilee Sailing Trust

  Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is among the sponsors of  the Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST), a registered charity whose mission is to promote the integration of people of all physical abilities, including injured and recovering servicemen and women


BAE Systems to Upgrade UK Navy Torpedoes

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BAE Systems has been awarded a £270 million contract from the U.K.’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) to upgrade the Spearfish Heavyweight Torpedo for the Royal Navy’s submarines. Following the completion of the design phase, existing torpedoes will be upgraded by BAE Systems at its


Captain, Officer of Containership Detained after Deadly Collision

The captain and first officer of a Kuwaiti container ship have been detained for four days after their ship collided with a fishing vessel in the Red Sea, killing 13 Egyptians, a public prosecutor said on Tuesday.   The prosecutor said on Monday that initial enquiries showed the fishing






 
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