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This Week at ASNE Day 2012

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) will present many of its most prestigious awards this week at ASNE Day 2012.  In addition to the notable guest presenters listed below, the ASNE Day Honors Gala will feature remarks by The Honorable Rob Wittman (VA-1), Co-Chair of the Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus. ASNE Day 2012 wraps up on Friday with remarks by guest speaker The Honorable Sean J. Stackley , Assistant Secretary of the Navy (RDA) at the Annual Awards Luncheon.   The following award will be presented on February 8, 2012 at the ASNE Leadership Dinner: - Frank G. Law Award for long-time dedication and service to ASNE Presented by Mr. Ronald K. Kiss to Dr. E. Michael Golda   The following awards will be presented on February 9, 2012 at the ASNE Honors Gala: - Gold Medal Award for a singular achievement in naval engineering Presented by RADM Thomas J. Eccles, USN to Dr. Douglass Post    - Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award Presented by VADM John T. Blake, USN to Mr. John C. Hootman    - Clifford G. Geiger Award for naval logistics  Presented by RADM Ronald J. Rábago, USCG to Mr. Jeffery G. Orner   The following awards will be presented on February 10, 2012 at the Annual Awards Luncheon: - Solberg Award for naval engineering research Presented by RDML Thomas G. Wears, USN to Mr. Jeffrey E. Boisvert  - Claud A. Jones Award for Fleet Engineer


HiPer Craft 2012 Set for June 26-27

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Less than one week remains before the High Performance Craft Expo (HiPer Craft) 2012 on June 26-27, 2012 at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center, proudly hosted by the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE). This special event is free for military and government to attend and ASNE offers reduced rates (see below) for industry and other attendess.   HiPer Craft 2012 has something for everyone, whether you're a supplier, operator


Industry Icon Lester Rosenblatt Leaves an Indelible Mark

On June 15, 2003, Lester Rosenblatt passed away at the age of 83. MR/EN remembers this industry icon, who through his ambition and wealth of industry knowledge founded what would become one of the world's most successful naval architecture and marine engineering firms. Lester Rosenblatt, (along with his father, Mandell) founded M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc. in 1947, where he served as Chairman, CEO and Naval Architect. Through his unending drive


More Navy Ships For Less Dollars?

As it becomes abundantly clear that a major injection of dollars is not imminent for the U.S. Naval shipbuilding sector, industry leaders met last week to mull ideas on getting more for less. Several hundred people gathered at a recent Plenary Session of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) to hear shipbuilding industry executives and Navy brass discuss how to produce more ships for the same dollar. Both agreed they must work together to achieve this goal.


ASNE FMMS 2011 Call for Papers

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium (FMMS) is an annual event alternating between Norfolk and San Diego. The Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium 2011, "Current & Future Maintenance Strategies," will occur August 30-31, 2011 at the Town and Country Resort & Conference Center in San Diego, Calif. FMMS 2011 will include guest speakers, panelists and paper presentations from the Navy, Coast Guard


Mississippi Hosts Fourth Annual National SeaPerch Challenge

108 teams of 451 students from 19 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as a team from New Zealand  competed in the Fourth National SeaPerch Challenge

The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS, and the Mississippi Regional SeaPerch Committee in mid-May hosted the Fourth National SeaPerch Challenge on the campus of Southern Miss. It was here that 108 teams of 451 middle and high school students – students from 19 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and for a first time ever, and international team from New Zealand – convened at the University’s Payne Center and Johnson Natatorium for a weekend of


Diana Shipping Inc. Announces New Short Term Charter Contract

Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping transportation company specializing in dry bulk cargoes, announced that it has entered one of its Panamax dry bulk carriers, the Oceanis, into a time-charter contract with J.B. Ugland Dry Bulk A/S for a period of approximately 24 days, estimated to begin on August 22, 2005, at a gross rate of $12,500 per day plus a $198,000 one-time payment. Applying the above mentioned one-time payment to this fixture, and based on the estimated duration of 24 days


Long-range Clean Tanker Markets Rally on Higher Bookings

Cape Endurance (Courtesy Taurus Tankers)

Long-range clean tanker rates rallied on Wednesday as buoyant demand for cargoes reduced vessel availability with expectations of further gains. Long Range 1 tankers, carrying 55,000 tonne loads from the Middle East Gulf (MEG) to Japan, reached W111.64 in the Worldscale measure, or $9,721 a day when translated into average earnings, its highest since mid December last year. That compared with W109.28 or $8,920 a day on Tuesday and W102.86 or $6,779 a day last Wednesday.


Mideast Crude Tanker Rates Near 3-month Low

Crude oil tanker earnings on the major Middle East route fell to their lowest in nearly three months as a slowdown in business in recent days battered rate sentiment. The world's benchmark VLCC export route from the Middle East Gulf (MEG) to Japan <DFRT-ME-JAP> on Monday reached W37.93 in the worldscale measure of freight rates, or $8,142 a day when translated into average earnings - its lowest since June 23.


Rowan's Fleet Status Update

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Rowan Companies plc informed today that its monthly report of drilling rig status and contract details have been updated as of November 20, 2014.  Notable events in the current report include: Rowan Louisiana: As previously indicated, awarded a one-well contract with an estimated minimum duration of 45 days with EnVen in the Gulf of Mexico at $85,000 per day, which commenced in mid-November 2014. Rowan Resolute: As previously indicated, commenced operations on October 16


US Shippers, West Coast Dockworkers Union Resume Contract Talks

Photo: Port of Long Beach

Negotiators for shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports resumed contract talks with the union for dockworkers on Thursday, as cargo backups continued at the ports, a representative for the labor group said.  


Polarcus Awarded 3D Project Off West Africa

Polarcus Nadia (Photo: Polarcus)

Polarcus Limited has signed a letter of intent with Perenco Oil & Gas Gabon S.A. for a 3D marine seismic acquisition project offshore West Africa.   The project, to be acquired by Polarcus Nadia and subject to the execution of a service contract


Costa Rica Approves APM Terminals Project

Port operator APM Terminals, a unit of Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk, said on Friday Costa Rica's environment agency had approved the construction of its Moin Container Terminal project.   APM Terminals said in a statement Costa Rica's National Concession Council had also issued a


Keeping to the Schedule in the Pacific Northwest

Photo courtesy of Cummins and Hansen Shipyard

When a tightly scheduled repower for the Kodiak-based trawler Sea Mac in early December took a very bad turn, Mike Fourtner used his 25 years of fishing experience and leadership to pull together a team at Cummins Northwest to solve the problem


Capital Product Partners Announces New Charters

International diversified shipping company Capital Product Partners L.P. announced that it has secured time charter employment for the M/T Aias and M/T Arionas.   The M/T Aias (150,393 dwt, Crude Oil Carrier, built 2008, Universal Shipyard, Japan) will be employed with Repsol Trading S.A


Eni Performs Production Test in Offshore Congo

Photo: Eni

Italian oil and gas group Eni estimated the potential of the Minsala Marine discovery offshore Congo Brazzaville at about 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent, after successfully completing the production test of an exploration well.  


Slow Progress in US West Coast Port Talks

The union for 20,000 dockworkers and a group of their employers at 29 U.S. West Coast ports say they are making slow but steady progress in months-long contract talks seen by the shipping industry as a contributing factor in chronic cargo backups.  


ABB Tromsø Service Point a Boon

Tromsø Service Point

  Launching its most northerly Service Point in Tromsø, Norway, ABB Turbocharging reduces customer overhaul turn-around time from as much as one week down to a day. The launch of this Service Point on December 11, 2014 has allowed ABB Turbocharging to further meet customer


INTERTANKO Launches ECA Bunker Surcharge Clauses

Photo: Teekay Tankers

INTERTANKO’s documentary committee has launched bunker surcharge clauses for Emission Control Areas (ECA).   Rising bunker prices due to rising oil prices and volatility in global politics can have a dramatic effect on trade as they fluctuate not just day to day, but also port to port


Liberia is the Flag of Choice for Greek Operators

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Liberia has become the flag of choice for Greek ship owners and operators, securing the leading position for the first time in more than forty years since the early seventies. Figures produced by the Greek publication Shipping & Finance


Wärtsilä's Desalination Systems for 7 Cruise Ships

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  The Meyer Werft Germany, Meyer Turku, STX France, and Fincantieri shipyards have all placed orders with Wärtsilä for the supply of fresh water generators to a total of seven cruise ships. The orders were placed between September and November 2014


Rosneft Achieve Commercial Production in Irkutsk Region Blocks

Rosneft acquired commercial inflows of hydrocarbons on the licensed blocks of Irkutsk Region

  Commercial inflows of oil, gas and condensate have been acquired in four exploration wells on Rosneft’s licensed blocks, which were handed over to Verkhnechonskneftegaz for operational activities on geologic survey, exploration and production of hydrocarbon crude


Mermaid Wins Subsea Contract in Gulf of Thailand

  Mermaid has secured a 2-year contract for its dive support vessel, ‘Mermaid Commander’, to provide subsea construction support in the Gulf of Thailand for a repeat international fabrication and installation contractor whose end customer is a major international upstream oil and


Wrecked Bulker’s Bow Refloated, Scuttled off S.Africa

Photo: TITAN Salvage

TITAN Salvage, Crowley Maritime Corp.'s Houston-based marine salvage, emergency response and wreck removal company, has refloated and scuttled the largest section of the wrecked bulk carrier, Smart. The vessel was carrying a load of coal when it went aground in August 2013 in heavy seas in


Wärtsilä Bags Seawater Desalination System Orders

The Wärtsilä Serck Como fresh water generators produce high quality fresh water needed onboard cruise ships (Image: Wärtsilä)

The Meyer Werft Germany, Meyer Turku, STX France and Fincantieri shipyards have all placed orders with Wärtsilä for the supply of fresh water generators to a total of seven cruise ships. The orders were placed between September and November 2014






 
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