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TOS Ship Delivery “Project Cargo” to South-America

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A special ship delivery project left TOS’ homeport of Waalhaven in Rotterdam as a German coaster and a Belgian inland pusher guided "Project Cargo" for its delivery destination in South-America, a voyage that will last approximately four weeks. Ronald van der Kolk, Manager Division Ship Management at TOS, described it as “An extraordinary project, which demonstrates our total service package at TOS.” Van der Kolk said, “This job combines our services in the field of Ship Management, Ship Delivery and Crewing together and fits us like a glove. All nautical and technical preparations were conducted together with the related divisions and the project cargo departed for South-America as planned at the end of December.” Even for TOS a Project Cargo ship delivery is a challenging job. First of all TOS picked up a coaster for the client in Papenburg (Germany). The TOS crew started up the vessel from dead ship. The coaster had been out of services for half a year. TOS has changed the class through the classification offices, organized the flag-changing of the vessel and took care of the certificates for ISM, ISPS and MLC. At the same time, the barge pusher was sailed from Antwerp to Rotterdam. The pusher was prepared for transport at the Waalhaven. The windows of the pusher were covered with wood to protect the pusher during transport


Peter Döhle Purchases S-VDR 5000 Upgrades

Offshore Systems Ltd. announced the sale of five S-VDR 5000 systems to Peter Döhle Schiffahrts – KG shipping group, Hamburg, Germany. Five vessels (Alexandria, Aida, Attika, Aurelia and Ariga) will get S-VDR 5000 upgrades to their ECPINS (ECDIS) systems. Three additional S-VDR 5000 systems will be purchased in the near future. Peter Döhle is an existing Offshore Systems commercial grade navigation system customer with ECPINS 4000 on order or installed on eight multipurpose vessels


MAIB – Investigation of Fatal Accident

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued its report of the investigation of the fatal accident on board the UK combi-coaster NORDSTRAND in Seville, Spain on 20 September 2004. A crewmember was killed and the chief officer was injured when a portable hold bulkhead fell while being relocated. Investigation revealed the bulkhead fell because the locking pins were not properly secured. There was no established procedure for checking to determine whether the locking pins were


Millman Steps Down From Grand Bahama Shipyard

Freeport’s Grand Bahama Shipyard (GBS) has announced that current President & CEO, Chris Millman has decided to step down from his position and is to leave the Company. Chris has been with the Shipyard for over four years and in that short time he has overseen its growth from a construction site into one of the region’s foremost ship repair centres. Citing personal reasons for his decision, Chris said that he was leaving GBS to return to the UK with his family


North Korean M/V Rim Hijacked, Gulf of Aden

The General Cargo vessel, M/V Rim is reported to have been hijacked the morning of Feb. 3 in the Gulf of Aden to the north of the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC). M/V Rim is not registered with MSC HOA and has had no communications with UKMTO. The Rim was in the North West area of the Gulf of Aden just south of the Yemeni coast. The Coaster is a general cargo ship of 4,800 tonnes, North Korean flagged and owned by White Sea Shipping of Libya


Maersk Line CEO Cautiously Optimistic

Tim Smith, Maersk Line’s North Asia CEO, reflects on 2012 being quite a volatile year, but sees an increase in the Asia-Europe container trade. The biggest challenge for the entire industry is overcapacity, said Smith. “In these volatile markets we have seen a lot more capacity coming into the market the last couple of years than is needed by the lower levels of demand. ” 

Last year that overcapacity was managed tolerably well by taking out ships, scrapping them


UK - Ship Owner Pleads Guilty

UK - Ship Owner Pleads Guilty At a hearing yesterday in Folkestone Magistrates Court, the owner of a coaster pleaded guilty to three Merchant Shipping safety offences following a collision with the East Goodwin Light Vessel on 27th February 2007. The Antigua and Barbuda registered coaster, Jerome H, was on passage from Dagenham in Essex to Belfast in Northern Ireland. In the early hours of the 27th February 2007, the vessel struck the East Goodwin Light Vessel


Container Transport By Rail Remains Stable

According to the annual report of the Dutch organization of rail operators container transport by rail was constant in 2001. Within the Netherlands it declined with 2 percent to 225,000 TEU. On the one hand the bankruptcy of operator Deltalogic played a role, on the other hand the start of the Shortline shuttle Rotterdam-Eindhoven had a positive effect. International transport was practically constant: 560,000 TEU. Volume especially rose on the destinations far away such as Italy


Disney Dream Nears Completion at Meyer Werft Shipyard

After 20 months of construction, the Disney Dream cruise ship floated out of the enclosed building dock at the Meyer Werft shipyard Oct. 30, completing a major construction milestone.  The ship was greeted by thousands of visitors lining the shore to see the newest Disney Cruise Line ship, which features the first water coaster at sea and other cruise industry firsts.   The “float out” is a special maritime event that celebrates the ship’s final stages of


Oil Price Rebounds From Fall

Roller coaster oil prices' latest rebound moved up a gear on Oct. 12 as buyers gradually purged memories of the spectacular sell-off a week before. Benchmark North Sea Brent crude for November delivery was trading 49 cents higher at $21.72 a barrel, building on the day before's gains of more than 50 cents. The renewed upswing has repaired damage sustained last week when heavy selling from speculative funds took Brent four dollars down from recent 33-month peaks at $24.30 a barrel.


Nonlethal Equipment Prevents Robbery at Sea

The P-Trap installation releases lines in the water on both sides of the fishing vessel. Propellers of hostile vessels tangle in the lines, engines stall as a result of this and the intruder remains at a safe distance, meaning that pirates cannot climb aboard.

Multilayered approach deters criminals and prevents unwanted boarding Westmark BV has recently performed a test in which passive nonlethal equipment served in a multilayered strategy to protect fishing crews from the threat of robbery at sea


Operator Fined for Crashing into Farne Islands

MV Danio grounded (Photo: U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency)

The operator of a coaster ship which grounded in an environmentally sensitive area off the Northumberland coast has been ordered to pay nearly £73,000 in fines and costs after its crew failed to keep a proper lookout. On the evening of March 15, 2013, the MV Danio left Perth, in Scotland


Ingalls Awards Nearly $108,000 in School Grants

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Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has awarded nearly $108,000 in grants for 25 different projects from schools and educational organizations in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. The grants, which were requested by all of the organizations


MARIN Debuts Tug Simulators

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MARIN has upgraded two part task simulators into full tug simulators, which have  been used in training & studies for TOTAL, Port of Rotterdam, Meyer Werft and OLT Toscana, amongst others. For years MARIN’s Nautical Center has made extensive use of full mission bridge simulators


Rethinking Shroud Technology

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MPT’s prop shroud solves WBV and RS Issues and increases performance. The Idea: Terry Smith and William Schultz, an aeronautical engineer with lineage to the original Kort nozzle invention, were both dedicated to offering solutions to known critical vessel issues


Nv Charts Launches New ‘Virtual Chart Shop’ Web Site

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Nv Charts announced the launch of nvcharts.com, a new interactive web site and e-commerce site for all of the company’s charting and navigation products, customer service, and all things Nv. The new website features an improved homepage design, cleaner layout of page content


Atlas Enterprises Moves Heaviest Object Yet: A Superyacht

After a trek that often involved steering with only inches of clearance and a complex 90-degree turn, Chris Holland, president of HMR Supplies, moves this new 215-foot, 480-ton superyacht out of the fabrication facility and to the barge for its initial launch and sea trials.

Atlas Enterprises recently moved the heaviest object employees have transported since it was founded as Ron Holland Housemoving in the early 70s. The superyacht, a 215-foot and 480-ton structure, is equipped with a swimming pool on deck that doubles as a helicopter pad when the pool cover closes


ABC: Powering Up for the Next 100 Years

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Belgian power maker celebrates 100-year anniversary and jumps into a higher power class with a new diesel engine On the occasion of its centenary, a new engine type, the DL36, has being launched to meet the future emission directives of 2016


Scania Extends High Speed Engine Range

The New Scania DI 16 Litre V8-Diesel Engine is now able to supply impressive 735 kW (1.000HP) at the flywheel. (Photo: PPM News Service).

New High-Speed SCANIA Marine Engine Range with Outputs from 294 to 735 kW (400 to 1.000 HP).   SCANIA is a tradition rich, 120-year old Swedish industrial company which traces its marine roots all the way back to 1902, when it produced its first engines for marine applications


New High-Speed SCANIA Marine Engine Range

The latest New Scania DI 16 Litre V8-Diesel Engine is now able to supply impressive 735 kW (1.000HP) at the flywheel.   (Photo: PPM News Service)

With Outputs from 294 to 735 kW (400 to 1.000 HP) SCANIA, a tradition rich Swedish industrial company celebrated in 2011 its 120-year existence. Very early, in 1902, the first engines for marine applications have been pro-duced. In fact, the market was considered so promising that the companies


Marine Insurance: Spring Cleaning Should Include Evaluating Insurance Strategy

An essential part of spring cleaning is sorting through what you have, deciding what needs to be kept, and throwing out what can safely be eliminated. The tidy end result lets you move forward in the best shape possible. An annual “spring cleaning” of insurance coverage is equally


PPG Publishes White Paper

PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) protective and marine coatings (PMC) business has published a white paper comparing the performance of polysiloxane coatings to that of traditional epoxy/urethane and epoxy/silicone-alkyd coatings. The four-page white paper summarizes polysiloxane coatings


Northrop Grumman Maintenance Contract, Peter Döhle Ships

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Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded a one-year contract by Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG (PDS-KG) and HAMMONIA Reederei (a joint venture between PDS-KG, HCI Capital AG and GE Transportation Finance, Inc


Meyer Werft Delivers Disney Dream

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Disney Cruise Line took possession of its newest ship – Disney Dream – from the Meyer Werft shipyard in a traditional maritime ceremony aboard the ship in Bremerhaven, Germany. The Meyer Werft flag was lowered, while the Disney Cruise Line flag was raised


Multraship Rescues Coaster Holed by Fishing Vessel

The Janina under tow by Multraship tugs, July 2010 (Photo credit: Sky Pictures)

Dutch Towage and salvage specialist Multraship has successfully brought the 1,258 dwt, St Vincent & Grenadine-flag general cargo vessel Janina to safety after it was holed by a fishing vessel while at anchor at Buitenbanken, near Rotterdam.


 
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