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Offshore-Inland Completes Hull Restoration on USS Alabama

Mobile-Alabama based Offshore-Inland Marine & Oilfield Services has completed hull repairs on the battleship USS Alabama, the state of Alabama's most popular tourist attraction. The 680-ft. battleship was in need of extensive hull repairs after spending 38 years in the muddy waters of Mobile Bay. The USS Alabama sits in about 10 feet of water while her hull rests in another 20 feet of mud. To get to the corroded portions of the hull, a cofferdam was built around the ship and the water pumped out. Approximately 4 feet of mud was excavated from both the port and starboard sides of the vessel. Workers used platforms made from wood mats to cross the gumbo like mud and perform the needed repairs on the vessel. Offshore-Inland Marine & Oilfield Services removed 10,000 square feet of corroded steel from the battleship's hull. The corroded steel was replaced with ¼ inch thick steel inserts, and then 18,000 square feet of ½ inch thick steel plating was installed over the battleship's hull at and below the waterline. Finally, the battleship was primed and painted to its original color. Other contractors involved in the hull restoration project included Jordan Pile Driving, Damrich Coatings and USI, Inc. of Mobile.


IHC Merwede Acquires Sea Steel

IHC Merwede acquired 100 percent shares of Sea Steel Ltd. and its subsidiaries on April 4, 2008. The company is based in Dorset (UK) and has an extensive track record of developing innovative sub-sea piling solutions for the oil and gas industries. The company will operate under the name IHC Sea Steel. SEA STEEL is responsible for a number of “everyday” innovative piling tools including the patented “Fast Frame” that has been developed to substantially reduce offshore


New Seafarer ID Regs Enter Force

An international treaty aimed at preventing terrorists from infiltrating shipping crews will enter into force in February 2005, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said. The pact, Reuters reported, is aimed at eventually requiring the world's 1.2 million seafarers to carry new identity cards. It will first apply to shipping crews from France and Jordan, the first two countries to ratify it, the United Nations agency said.


Fugro Seacore Jacket Installation Works for Australia’s Largest Platform

Fugro Seacore (FSCL) has just completed drilling on the jacket installation works on the North Rankin B platform in Australia.    Fugro Seacore designed, built and operated two large pile top drills for Heerema Marine Contractors for jacket installation work of the platform substructure. The North Rankin B platform is the Australia’s largest offshore platform, measuring 100m long by 50m wide weighing 25


Survivor’s Mom Sends Cookies to USCG

Clearwater, rescue crew and Jordan Hanssen (Photo: ACR)

Jordan Hanssen, recently rescued OAR Northwest transatlantic rower, sponsored by the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) made great efforts to visit his rescuers at two USCG stations for Military Appreciation Month last week. Both the Clearwater and Miami Coast Guard Air Stations involved in the early April rescue received a gratitude visit from Jordan, who also presented them with a thank you plaque. But what really resonated with the Miami and Clearwater rescue crews were the homemade


Jordan Cove Approved for LNG Export

Terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon authorized to export Liquefied Natural Gas to non-free trade agreement countries The U.S. Energy Department announced that it has conditionally authorized Jordan Cove Energy Project, L.P. (Jordan Cove) to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States, from the Jordan Cove LNG Terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon


Yacht Sinks in Barge Incident

A sport fishing yacht sank in the Wicomico River about five miles west of Salisbury, Md., after a diesel barge knocked a piling into it early this morning. The Coast Guard received a report from the master of the Tug Merrimac that his diesel barge had hit the piling about half a mile from the Quantico Wharf and struck the port bow of the 46-foot sport fisher Snoopy II. No one was hurt, and the diesel barge did not rupture.


Turkish MV Horizon 1 Released by Pirates

The Turkish flagged ship with 23 Turkish crewmembers was hijacked July 08 in the Gulf of Aden on the way from Saudi Arabia to Jordan. NATO TF 508 Turkish warship TCG GEDIZ is escorting the ship which is processing north away from the anchorage.


This Day in U.S. Naval History - March 28

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1800 - Essex becomes first U.S. Navy vessel to pass Cape of Good Hope 1814 - HMS Phoebe and Cherub capture USS Essex off Valparaiso, Chile. Before capture, Essex had captured 24 British prizes during the War of 1812. 1848 - USS Supply reaches the Bay of Acre, anchoring under Mount Carmel near the village of Haifa, during expedition to explore the Dead Sea and the River Jordan.   Source: http://www.history.navy


This Day in U.S. Naval History - April 18

1848 - U.S. Navy expedition to explore the Dead Sea and the River Jordan, commanded by LT William F. Lynch, reaches the Dead Sea.   1906 - Navy assists in relief operations during San Francisco earthquake and fire   1942 - USS Hornet launches Doolittle's Army bombers for first attack on Japan   1988 - Navy destroys 2 Iranian surveillance platforms, sinks one frigate and one patrol ships, and severely damages a second frigate in retaliation for attack on USS Samuel B


Middle East Grain Buyers Avoid Ukraine, Import Bills Could Rise

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Reuters Turmoil in Ukraine is driving Middle Eastern grain buyers to shy away from striking new deals there and to consider rival suppliers, a shift that is likely to push up import bills. The Black Sea region, mostly Ukraine and Russia


Middle East Grain Buyers Avoid Ukraine, Import Bills Could Rise

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Reuters Turmoil in Ukraine is driving Middle Eastern grain buyers to shy away from striking new deals there and to consider rival suppliers, a shift that is likely to push up import bills. The Black Sea region, mostly Ukraine and Russia


VULKAN Offers Special Coupling for Offshore Drives

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The focus of this year's product and performance presentation by VULKAN Couplings at the Sea Japan in Tokyo are the specially integrated marine drive solutions for offshore ships. The coupling manufacturer based in Herne, Germany, has been supplying in particular the growing Asian and


Today in U.S. Naval History: March 28

USS Essex, Artist: Joseph Howard (Courtesy U.S. Naval Academy Museum Collection)

Today in U.S. Naval History - March 28 1800 - Essex becomes first U.S. Navy vessel to pass Cape of Good Hope 1814 - HMS Phoebe and Cherub capture USS Essex off Valparaiso, Chile. Before capture, Essex had captured 24 British prizes during the War of 1812.


John Deere Tier 3 Engine Line Up

Photo: John Deere Power Systems

John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) said it will meet U.S. EPA Marine Tier 3 emissions regulations with a lineup of diesel engines from 74-559 kW (99-750 hp). New PowerTech 9.0L and 13.5L Tier 3 propulsion and generator-drive engines join the previously announced 4.5L and 6.8L Tier 3 models


Transas Upgrades Training Center in Jordan

Transas Middle East has won a contract to re-equip and expand Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies (JAMS) with new maritime simulators. The project includes relocation of existing navigational simulator NTPRO 5000 and Transas GMDSS Simulator 4000 (TGS 4000) Classroom and installation of the


LDD Gets Liverpool New Container Terminal Drilling Order

Subsea service: Image courtesy of Acteon

Large Diameter Drilling (LDD), an Acteon company, say they have won a contract to supply drilling equipment and personnel for the delivery of foundation installation services at the UK's new Liverpool 2 container terminal. The contract is part of a major initiative to expand Liverpool’s


Middle East, Jordan, Navigation Simulator Upgraded by Transas

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Transas Middle East say they have won a contract to re-equip and expand Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies (JAMS) with new maritime simulators. The project includes relocation of existing navigational simulator NTPRO 5000 and Transas GMDSS Simulator 4000 (TGS 4000) Classroom and installation of


LDD Awarded Liverpool 2 Terminal Work

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Large Diameter Drilling (LDD), an Acteon company, has won a contract to supply drilling equipment and personnel for the delivery of foundation installation services at Liverpool 2, the new deepwater container terminal for the U.K. port. The contract is part of a major initiative to expand


Barge Smashes Bridge Piling

A barge struck a piling of Nara Singa Bridge, also known as Bridge Two — one of the Batam-Rempang-Galang (Barelang) series of bridges — at 3 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Jakata Post. The incident remains under investigation by the Batam Free Trade Zone Management Agency (BP FTZ)


Fugro’s Offshore Wind Farm Drill Ready

The new T120 drill on top of the Conductor (framework that lifts it above the waves) all in yellow, and also showing the down hole equipment in blue. It will be configured as shown here and attached to the orange steel frame which is fixed to the deck of the transport installation vessel (TIV).

Fugro Seacore is building a pile top drill, the T120, for the offshore wind farm market to assist with monopole installations of up to eight meters diameter. The development represents a significant step forward in capacity, as Its current big drill has 90 metric tons of rotational torque; the


Cargo Ship Sinks in Anchorage

At around 5:50 a.m. on January 19, Philippine Coast Guard Station (CGS) Iloilo received a distress call from MV Sportivo, which was anchored at Iloilo Strait between Iloilo City and Guimaras, that the cargo vessel was sinking after it was drifted from her anchored position and collided with


New Corpus Christi Oil Loading Dock Sees First Tankship

Tankship: Photo courtesy David Hawgood

NuStar Energy says it has completed construction of a private marine loading dock at its North Beach Terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas, and has its first ship at the dock to be loaded with crude oil. Originally scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of this year


New Jack-up Vessel Propelled by SCHOTTEL

Photo: HOCHTIEF

Since December 2013 the fleet of HOCHTIEF has a new member. The offshore jack-up vessel VIDAR was developed especially for construction and servicing of offshore wind farms as well as offshore oil and gas plants. The propulsion system consists of four SCHOTTEL Combi Drives electric azimuth


ABB PLC-Drives Propel Specialized PSVs

PLC-Drive-Motor package from ABB used in PSVs

Modular liquid-cooled drives and PLCs from ABB have been included in VARD ELECTRO’s innovative, application-specific propulsion and thruster power solutions for offshore supply vessels. The electric motor propulsion technology designed by VARD ELECTRO is used on a series of six


 
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