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US Marine Diesel Engineers Sign Strategic Partnership

Trans Marine Propulsion Systems, Inc. (TMPS) join with Seattle Marine Consulting LLC to support marine diesel repair volume. "This partnership is a win win for all," said Herbert Roeser, TMPS Chairman. Vessel owners and diesel engine operators worldwide will now have streamlined access to the expertise, knowledge base and service teams of both companies. In todays diesel world, it is hard to find the engineering experience needed to spot failures before they happen, expertise that can only be obtained from decades of hands-on experience. TMPS and Seattle Marine Consulting LLC are some of the few in the world that have this experience first-hand, from the top down." "Together, these two companies can utilize our more than 60 years of joint engine experience on 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines and their related equipment to serve our customers the best possible way, and help them ensure proper performance of their equipment," added Jesper Th. Petersen, owner of Seattle Marine Consulting. "One of the keys to our 28 years of success has been the ability to provide our customers with conclusive data as to why an engine or its components have failed, or are not operating to 100% of their potential," said Mr. Roeser. "This information is crucial to vessel owners and can save them millions in repairs, fuel and down time."

MOLMC Gains NK Certification for Education & Training

First company in Japan to achieve full conformity with IMO model course of BRM training Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) today announced that its group company MOL Marine Consulting, Ltd. (MOLMC) has acquired certification for its Bridge Resource Management (BRM) training program from Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK), effective May 30. MOLMC is the first company in Japan to upgrade its BRM training program to meet all the requirements of the model course 1

BAE Systems Starts Construction on GulfMark PSV

BAE Systems’ shipyard in Alabama has begun construction on the first of two platform supply vessels (PSVs) for GulfMark Americas, Inc. Executives and employees from both companies gathered recently at the BAE Systems’ facility in Mobile to oversee the initial cutting of steel for the vessel’s first module, which is expected to be delivered in the second half of 2014. The BAE Systems-built 300-Class Green DP2 vessels are designed by MMC Ship Design & Marine Consulting

Marine Security Announces Joint Venture

Marine Security Services, a division of York-Mahar, Inc., announced a partnership with MARSAF, Marine Safety Consulting. Now offering a full range of professional consulting services including maritime security, environmental safety, preparedness training, including NIMS ICS, and contingency planning; our staff of subject matter experts is uniquely positioned to assist our customers with their regulatory mandates. York-Mahar, Inc. has been certified as a participant in the U.S

KPMG To Provide Program Management Support To NAVSEA

KPMG Consulting, Inc., announced that it will provide long term program management support to the Naval Sea Systems Command's (NAVSEA) Undersea Weapons Program Office. KPMG Consulting teamed with Anteon Corporation, a leading information technology and engineering solution company, to win the delivery order, which was competed under a multiple award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract. KPMG Consulting will be paid $5.7 million for the first year and could receive up to $48

Seacor Smit Announces 4Q Results

Seacor Smit Inc. announced net earnings for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 1998 of $29,246,000 on revenues of $92,791,000. For the 12 months ended December 31, 1998, net earnings were $125,927,000. Seacor Smit and its subsidiaries engage in two primary activities: operation of a diversified fleet of marine vessels primarily dedicated to supporting offshore oil and gas exploration and development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, offshore West Africa, the North Sea, Mexico

Seacor Smit Announces 4Q Results

Seacor Smit Inc. announced net earnings for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 1998 of $29,246,000 on revenues of $92,791,000. For the 12 months ended December 31, 1998, net earnings were $125,927,000. Seacor Smit and its subsidiaries engage in two primary activities: operation of a diversified fleet of marine vessels primarily dedicated to supporting offshore oil and gas exploration and development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, offshore West Africa, the North Sea, Mexico

Spinnaker Reports Buoyant Job Market

Maritime recruitment specialist Spinnaker Consulting has reported that despite general reports of a slowdown in the world economy, recruitment in the shipping, offshore and transport markets remains buoyant. Writing in the latest issue of Changing Course, Spinnaker's monthly e-mail newsletter, managing director Phil Parry says, "Contrary to most industry forecasts, 2002 does not look like being such a bad year for the shipping, offshore and transport job markets

Tug Automation Control System Helps Eliminate False Alarms

When operators of properly equipped tugboats receive a system alarm, they know there is a real problem. They also know that they're not going to get any help from an on-board engineer because the operator is the only one on board. But Quebec-based Techsol, Inc.'s helps reduce the alarm, thanks to new Marine Automation Control System (MAX) installed in several harbor tugboats designed by Robert Allan Ltd. This state-of-the-art alarm, control

Seaway Pilots Train at MSI Newport

Saint Lawrence Seaway Pilots completed a High Speed Craft Bridge Resource Management course on Jan. 20 at MarineSafety's Newport Center. The course included a detailed review of high speed operations, including the subjects of wake effects, evacuation requirements, watchstanding requirements, ARPA optimization, and vulnerabilities of HSC design. The course was facilitated and instructed by Captain Fred Bronaugh, MSI Newport Business Development Director, Captain Grant Parker

D’Appolonia Takes Majority Stake in SeaTech

Photo courtesy of RINA Group

D’Appolonia, the independent engineering consulting company of RINA Group, headquartered in Italy, announced it has acquired a majority stake in Fano-based SeaTech Srl. According to D’Appolonia, the acquisition aims to strengthen its position in the marine offshore oil and gas sector

OSK-ShipTech Puts Polar Operations in Focus

Tackling the risks of polar operations and new challenges for future ship design   Citing an increase of cruise operations in polar waters, naval architects and marine engineers OSK-ShipTech A/S has ventured into new strategic business areas addressing the challenges and needs of ship

Cosco's Ambitious $1.5Bln Megaship Plan

MV Cosco China. Photo: COSCO

Chinese shipping behemoth Cosco Holdings has confirmed it will order 11 container megaships for $1.5 billion, despite an estimated 30 percent overcapacity in container shipping having sent freight rates to levels that at times don't even cover the fuel cost of moving containers across oceans

Irving Begins Building Canada's First Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship

Kevin McCoy, President of Irving Shipbuilding and hundreds of employees at the Halifax Shipyard mark the start of production of the first Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship today (CNW Group/J.D. Irving, Limited)

Hundreds of employees gathered in Irving Shipbuilding’s new Assembly Hall at the Halifax Shipyard to celebrate the start of production of Canada’s first Arctic Offshore Patrol ship (AOPS). “Today is a milestone we have all been anticipating

Glosten Acquires Noise Control Engineering

Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy Glosten, Inc. has acquired Noise Control Engineering LLC (NCE), a consulting firm specializing in ship noise and vibration control. NCE, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Glosten, will continue to operate from its Billerica, Mass

MN 100: Baker Marine Solutions, LLC

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The Company: Baker Marine Solutions (BMS) is an industry leader providing marine assurance and consulting services, performing DP assurance, OCIMF- OVID inspections, IMCA CMID inspections, and marine warranty surveys as well as on board marine representation

Renewable Energy Battery Solutions Ready for Ships

FC38-12 Battery (Photo: EMP)

A range of marine battery solutions has received approval for use on-board ships or marine related applications such as offshore platforms and renewable energy projects.   Now available from Eco Marine Power (EMP), a developer of renewable energy solutions for ships

Marine Claims & Casualty Investigation Conference

  HINODE Maritime Events is conducting the "Conference on Handling Marine Claims and Investigating Marine Casualties". According to the organisers, the program which is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at the Vivanta by Taj - President, Cuffe Parade

The Lowdown on Ocean Acidification

The two globes illustrate the changes in ocean acidification that are expected as the ocean continually absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Green areas are sufficiently saturated with aragonite to support shell formation; areas colored yellowish-brown are under-saturated, and shell dissolution occurs. The climate model shows the change in ocean aragonite saturation from 1885 to what is expected in 2094. (Image: NOAA)

Scientists say that the world’s oceans are acidifying.  This term is correct, but somewhat misleading.  Until recently, the oceans have had (so far as can be determined) a pH level of about 8.4 for millennia.  A pH of 7.0 is neutral

Sainty Marine Tells Stock Exchange of Only 4 of its 29 Lost Orders

Image: Sainty Marine

 Shenzhen-listed shipbuilder Sainty Marine withheld news of 29 lost orders from said exchange, Caixin reported, citing data from industry research firms and information from a shipbuilding executive.    The firm told the stock market that buyers had canceled four orders in May

Shift to Contract Labor in U.S. Maritime, Offshore Sectors Underway

Faststream US Managing Director Eric Peters

Maritime and Offshore recruiter Faststream has reported a shift in attitude towards temporary, project and consulting work following a recent survey to over 1,000 candidates in North America. While employees have been reluctant to look at moving from permanent to contract work in the past

Zamakona Builds Tuna Vessel for Echebastar

Photo: Zamakona Yards

 Zamakona Yards informs its Astilleros Zamakona shipyard will deliver new build EuskadiI Alai, the third tuna freezer vessel ordered by the Echebastar Group to the Bermeo Group Echebastar on Saturday at the maritime cruise station in Getxo, Port of Bilbao.  

Preventing Loss of Propulsion After Fuel Switch to Low Sulfur Distillate Fuel

Capt. Jeff Cowan

The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) ANNEX VI Regulation 14 requires ships with Marine Compression-Ignition Engines at or Above 30 Liters per Cylinder use fuel with sulfur content less than 0.1%, after 01 January 2015 within the Baltic Sea area –

Webb Institute Picks Crowley Scholarship Recipients

Tom Crowley with Nicholas Ratinaud (left) and Andrew Ko (right). (Photo: Crowley)

Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in naval architecture and marine engineering, announced the 2015-2016 recipients of Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Thomas B. Crowley, Sr. Memorial Scholarships. Nicholas Ratinaud, of West Bloomfield, Mich

Injured Fisherman Medevaced off Alaska

Screenshot from USCG video

An injured mariner was medevaced by U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) personnel near Sand Point, Wednesday, the USCG reported. Watchstanders at USCG District 17 command center received a report that a mariner aboard 48-foot fishing vessel Capt-Jay was suffering from a head injury

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