NSRP/SNAME Ship Production Panels are co-sponsoring a free workshop and presentations on Shipbuilding Accuracy Control to be held Aug. 21-23 at the Washington Athletic Club in downtown Seattle. Speakers from the NSRP Accuracy Control Implementation Manual project will lead the workshop and speakers from Boeing and Kenworth will join others from the shipbuilding industry to present information related to accuracy control. In addition, plant tours of Boeing and Genie Industries are planned to give participants insight into production practices at Boeing and lean implementations at Genie. Hotel and agenda information are posted on the Shipyard Production Process Technologies Panel and Systems Technologies Panel pages at www.USAshipbuilding.com. The Advanced Fabrication Technology Workhops The NSRP/SNAME Ship Production Welding Panel is sponsoring workshops on Advanced Fabrication Technology to be held Aug. 21-22 at the Caterpillar Technical Center near Peoria, Ill. Agenda and hotel information are posted on the Welding Panel pages at www.USAshipbuilding.com.
New service allows users free access to details of over 1,200 trawlers, cruisers & fishing boats 27' to 80' in length American Marine Publishing has announced that it is making the 2012 PowerBoat Guide freely available online. Aimed at building product recognition among new users, visitors are invited to browse the PowerBoat Guide’s vast collection of boating information without setting up a user account or disclosing an email address.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced on May 8 that the St. Francisville/New Roads ferry service has resumed operations with a 35-car vessel. The ferry service had previously been running with a 17-car vessel until crews completed repairs to the fuel tank of the main St. Francisville/New Roads ferry, and the U.S. Coast Guard approved the ferry to return to service. The ferry will maintain its normal hours of operation from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m
ClassNK released the 2013 edition of the Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships. ClassNK continuously reviews, updates and amends its technical rules and guidance as part of its ongoing efforts to improve the safety of life and property at sea, and to protect the marine environment. This year’s edition of the rules and guidance contains a number of amendments made in 2012, reflecting its latest research outcomes
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice announcing the Vessel General Permit (VGP) program as part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA). A federal court previously ruled that the long-standing exemption from the NPDES permitting requirement was invalid and directed that the exemption be vacated as of December 19, 2008. The VGP program has been developed in response to that ruling
(Photo: U.S. Coast Guard. CLICK PICTURE to go to the 27-page Report) The U.S. Coast Guard released its report on Port State Control in the United States. In addition to its usual analysis of boardings of foreign vessels calling in U.S. ports, this year’s report introduces the application of marine security principles into the port state control regime. Owners, operators, flag administrations, and recognized security organizations should take heed. (HK Law)
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has published the first issue of Container Ship Focus magazine. The publication contains 12 pages of information and news relevant to the container ship sector. The magazine will be distributed at the Boxship 2005 conference on September 20-21, 2005 in Hamburg, Germany and will also be available later in the year in a German-language edition.
Ashland Specialty Chemical Company's Drew Marine announced the release of the 6th edition of its Welding and Refrigeration Products catalog. The 41-page illustrated English-language catalog contains nearly 600 specialty products. Products comprise gas and arc welding and cutting equipment, including new AMERARCTM MSTW and GTSW arc welding machines, brazing consumables, and plasma cutting. The catalog also features innovative developments in Central Gas Installation Systems,
The U.S. Coast Guard has begun posting redacted versions of its Civil Penalty Appeal Decisions on its Coast Guard Legal page on the Internet located at http://www.uscg.mil/legal . Clicking on "Civil Penalty Appeals" will they lead you to a menu of cases involving bridges, COLREGS, commercial vessel violations, marine casualties, negligence, pollution, recreational vessels, and uninspected passenger vessels. Source: HK Law
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) jointly issued guidance for Best Management Practices for Preparing Vessels Intended to Create Artificial Reefs. The 77-page guidance document addresses the cleaning of obsolete ships and identifies materials or categories of materials that may be onboard ships. Source: HK Law
ClassNK announced the release of the latest versions of its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships. These versions include all amendments dated May 17, 2013. Among the amendments made to the Rules and Guidance this time is the establishment of the “Rules for the
DuraPoly Boats delivered a 10'x32', 100% plastic powerhouse workboat to Back Bay Marine Service. It features a tunnel hull design, a 5,000 crane, is powered by twin 200 Yamaha motors, attains a top speed of 40mph and can run in 12 inches of water.
The OMEGA iTHX-SD transmitter lets you monitor and record Temperature, Relative Humidity and Dew Point over an Ethernet network or the Internet with no special software except a Web browser. It serves Active Web Pages to display real time readings
I tend to be a glass half full kind of guy, as even in the worst of times there tends to lie opportunity. I would not be remiss in saying there are more than a handful in the shipping community that could label conditions today “the worst of times” – simply put
Nils S. Andersen, Maersk Group CEO in Q & A session with members of Chinese social media network Sina Weibo. During the CEO's recent visit to China, he engaged with Maersk employees, industry professionals, students, and general public in a new way - through Sina Weibo
The United Kingdom (UKHO) Hydrographic Office announced its plans for a series of ECDIS Workshops during the Sea Asia 2013 Conference in Singapore. These free-to-attend workshops will present the “Admiralty Guide to policy and procedures for the operational use of ECDIS” which will
The SOS 2013 program will take on the issues that are challenging access to ocean areas and resources by responsible industry operators. Click here to see the program. This global gathering of the diverse ocean business community is not a conference to discuss the issues
A new 36-page, color handbook—the Aegis Shaft Grounding Ring Motor Repair Handbook—describes best practices for protecting motor bearings from electrical damage. Available from Electro Static Technology, manufacturer of Aegis shaft grounding rings
The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has released stunning images from a survey of the underwater remains of an artificial harbor used in World War II that was used to facilitate rapid offloading of cargo onto the beaches during the Allied landings in Normandy
Guidance Regarding Inspection and Certification of Vessels Under the Maritime Security Program; A Notice by the Coast Guard on 02/28/2013. Publication Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013 Agencies: Coast Guard / Department of Homeland Security
2012 presented a number of interesting challenges for the Transas ship modeling and hydrodynamics department, not least of which was the high fidelity modeling of more than ten vessels successfully completed for various high-profile members of the global Cruise Industry.
Germany's Hamburg Süd Group has recently published its first Responsibility Report titled 'Making it our Business'. The report documents not only the ecological but also the social and societal responsibility the company exercises. At the same time it presents in a detailed and vivid way
It Just Comes Home for New Life. The late W.C. “Bill” Markey, President of Markey Machinery for over 40 years (1948 to 1988) coined a simple phrase for the company’s design philosophy, “Built Hell For Stout”. As a result
Having sat in this chair for more than two decades, I must admit that I have become somewhat jaded in the sense that there are few developments which actually give me cause to pause. Of course there are the spectacular casualties that will never cease to amaze
Please join us April 23-25, 2013 in Charleston, SC for the next NSRP All Panel Meeting. The All Panel Meeting brings together NSRP’s eleven Ship Production Panels to share strategies, discuss new technologies and report results in reducing the cost of building and repairing Navy