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Australian Navy Visits Timor-Leste for Maritime Training

Timor-Leste Defense Force (F-FDTL) members try out HMAS Diamantinas firing fighting equipment during the Minehunters visit to Timor Leste. (Photo: Ben Catterall)

Royal Australian Navy Minehunter, HMAS Diamantina, is visiting Timor-Leste for four days, to engage with the Timor-Leste Defense Force (F FDTL) Naval Component in a new phase of Australia’s close Defense relationship with the country. As part of Australia’s Defense Cooperation Program with Timor-Leste, Diamantina’s crew took members of the F-FDTL to sea to share expertise in navigation, seamanship, damage control and engineering training skills. Diamantina’s Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Iain Hutchins, said the ship’s company enjoyed working with their Timorese counterparts: “As regional partners, it is important that we share expertise. The sea time gave the F-FDTL Naval Component personnel a firsthand look at how we do ship control, deal with ship emergencies such as fires, boat handling and the operation and maintenance of machinery. “We provided both demonstrations and an opportunity to practice mariner skills common to naval forces throughout the region. “In addition to working closely with the F-FDTL Naval Component, our port visit to Dili has given us an opportunity to explore Timor-Leste and experience the local culture. “We hope we have the opportunity to visit again to further enhance our friendship with our near neighbor, with whom we share many interests.


ANSYS Speeds International Yacht Race Winner

Emirates Team NZ: Photo courtesy of Americas Cup

Powered by ANSYS solutions to maximize yacht aerodynamics, 'Emirates Team New Zealand' has captured the Louis Vuitton Cup and won the right to compete in the 34th America's Cup. Faced with the challenge of making fast design improvements to its yacht to stay hyper-competitive, Emirates Team New Zealand used a 100 percent simulation-driven development process — eliminating the need for physical prototypes. Team engineers used ANSYS® computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solutions to


Feature: Cianbro Earns Maritime Stripes

When Cianbro Corporation approached Petrodrill, an international rig-owning company with Brazilian and American shareholders, about completing two partially-built oil rigs in 2002, some thought Cianbro President and CEO Peter Vigue was out of his mind. "What they didn't understand is that Cianbro has a secret:our people," said Vigue. "Our people were ready, willing, and able to take on this challenge. And, with two completed rigs to their credit, they were right."


Oldendorff, United Bulk Offer Demurrage Free Top-Off Service

United Bulk Terminals USA Inc. and Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co. KG announced a cooperative agreement to market combined loading and shipping of coal and petroleum coke in capesize vessels from the U.S. Gulf Coast to India and East Asia. The new service includes United Bulk Terminals export terminal in Davant, Louisiana and Oldendorff’s top-off installation in Trinidad. For the first time customers are able to book fully loaded capesize vessels from the U.S


Workshop to Cover Infrastructure Development Challenges

Kurt Nagle, AAPAs president and CEO

Sponsored by the American Association of Port Authorities and hosted by the Unified Port of San Diego, a workshop examining port-related economic development programs, analyzing solutions to development/funding challenges and quantifying results will be held Feb. 20-21, 2014 (Day 1, 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.; Day 2, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 noon) at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, Calif. Among the key topics on the minds of Western Hemisphere port development






 
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