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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

Norsepower’s Rotor Sail Solution Successfully Tested

Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution was installed on the 9,700 DWT Ro-Ro carrier MS Estraden

  Norsepower’s Rotor Sail technology confirms fuel-saving potential in two independent trials by NAPA and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Norsepower Oy Ltd. and Bore Ltd today carried out successful sea trial of Norsepower’s Rotor Sail Solution, a new wind propulsion technology for ships. The sea trials, verified by NAPA and supported by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, confirm fuel savings of 2

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

Yell Appointed to Zenith Maritime Faculty


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

Carnival Donates $2.5m to Nature Conservancy

Photo courtesy of The Nature Conservancy

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.  

Newport Unveils Education Series for this year’s Boat Show

Photo Newport

 Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today the 2016 Education Series for this year’s Boat Show. Greatly expanding on past offerings, the Newport International Boat Show will host  on-water courses, seminars and demonstrations, giving showgoers plenty to look forward to beyond the excitement of new boat debuts and boating gear. This year’s education opportunities include Confident Captain’s At The Helm

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

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


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

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

Production of First EnergySail Begins

Impression of EnergySail Array on Naval Vessel or Survey Ship Image courtesy EMP

Automated rigid sail set to bring back wind-assisted propulsion for shipping. Onomichi, Japan – 8th April 2016 – In another important step towards bringing its rigid sail technology onto ships Eco Marine Power (EMP) has commenced work on the production of an EnergySail in Onomichi, Japan. This first ever factory produced EnergySail is being manufactured by EMP's strategic partner - Teramoto Iron Works.

Excess Tonnage Weighs on Asia Dry Bulk-Capesize Rates

File image: a so-called ValeMax bulk carrier (Credit: Vale)

Capesize market "absolutely dead" on Thursday - broker. Vale says no new cargoes but owners sail empty vessels to Brazil. Freight rates for large capesize dry cargo ships on key Asian routes will continue to fall next week as too many ships chase available cargoes

Container Shippers Enhance Asia-Australia Network

In order to offer shippers a more comprehensive service on Asia-Australia trade, Evergreen Line, OOCL, MOL, "K" Line and YML are teaming up to offer a new joint North East Asia - Australia Express (NEAX).   This weekly service will utilize six ships of between 3,500 and 3

Russia to Lease Second Submarine to India

Photo: Weapons Systems

 Russia has agreed to lease a second nuclear attack submarine (SSN) to  to the Indian Navy, as part of enhanced bilateral defence cooperation, in a deal which will cost around $2 billion.   A transfer agreement had been signed to lease a second nuclear submarine of project 971

Egypt Seeks a New Suez Canal Toll System

Photo: Suez Canal Authority

Egypt is in talks with global shipping firms to change the way it charges vessels to pass through the Suez Canal, offering discounts for advance payments as it seeks to raise much-needed hard currency from a struggling industry. Denmark's A.P

World's First LNG-Powered Cruise Ships: Shell to Supply Fuel

(Photo: Shell)

Shell Western LNG B.V. (Shell) signed a supply agreement with Carnival Corporation & plc (Carnival) to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel two of the world’s largest passenger cruise ships. Under the agreement, Shell will supply LNG for the world’s first LNG-powered cruise

Evergreen Line Expands Adriatic-Israel Service

Photo: Evergreen Shipping Singapore

 Evergreen Line is to partner with COSCO in operating a joint Adriatic - Israel (AIS) Service. The new initiative opens up the corridor between North Adriatic ports, Piraeus and Israel, and provide direct and speedy service to customers.  

Future USS Zumwalt Heads for Baltimore

File photo: Zumwalt departs from Naval Station Newport, R.I. September 12, 2016 following its maiden voyage from Bath Iron Works Shipyard in Bath, Maine. (U.S. Navy photo by Haley Nace)

The U.S. Navy's newest warship, the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), has left Naval Station Norfolk for Baltimore, Md., where it will be commissioned into active service on October 15 during Fleet Week Maryland.   Originally slated to sail from Norfolk on October 9

Europa 2 Set for Maiden Voyage to New Orleans

An aerial view of the Europa 2 at sea (Photo: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises)

More than 500 cruise passengers aboard Europa 2 will spend a few days in New Orleans next week, as the luxury cruise ship makes her maiden voyage to the Port of New Orleans Julia Street Cruise Terminal Monday, where port officials will host an onboard ceremonial plaque exchange with the

North Korean Ships Reflag in Tanzania

 Around 50 ships owned by or related to North Korea have reflagged in Tanzania since the United Nations Security Council adopted its strongest-ever resolution on the country in March, in an apparent attempt to circumvent the sanctions.  

Damen Debuts Expedition Cruise Ship Design

Image: Damen

Damen Shipyards Group has unveiled its recently completed Expedition Cruise Vessel design, which resulted from its partnership with Expedition Voyage Consultants Ltd and the Danish Naval Architect firm Knud E. Hansen.   From the outset of this project

Arctic Shipping a Reality for Asia

Image by The Arctic Institute

 As Western firms wait to for Arctic shipping to show its worth, Asian countries are already betting on the emergence of an Arctic economic rim, reports The Arctic Journal.   For centuries, a harsh climate and ice-choked seas dashed the dreams of sailors attempting to cross the

Norwegian to Build New Ship for Alaska Cruising

Image: Port of Seattle

Norwegian Cruise Line will commence a new era of Alaska cruising beginning June 2018, as the company announced today that its next new vessel, Norwegian Bliss, will be custom-built with features and amenities for Alaska cruising. Norwegian Bliss will cruise to America’s Last Frontier from

USN to Commission Destroyer Zumwalt

Destroyer Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Photo USN

The Navy will commission the destroyer Zumwalt (DDG 1000), Saturday, Oct. 15, during a 5 p.m. EDT ceremony in Baltimore, Maryland. The ship is named in honor of Adm. Elmo R. "Bud" Zumwalt Jr., former chief of naval operations (CNO) from 1970 to 1974

Sir David Attenborough Lays Keel for New Polar Research Ship

(Photo: Cammell Laird)

U.K. shipbuilder Cammell Laird held one of the largest ceremonies in its history when Sir David Attenborough joined more than 1,000 people for the keel laying of the new £150 million polar research vessel.   Construction was officially started by the world-renowned naturalist and

MSC’s Exclusive Maple Service to Include Vancouver

Photo: Mediterranean Shipping Company

 Service introduced in wake of Hanjin announcement and continues from Yantian.   MSC’s Maple service is to resume on Friday 28th October, sailing from Yantian and including Vancouver in its full rotation.   The service was first introduced in September on the Transpacific

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