Sonsub's newest cable burial and maintenance system, SEDNA, has successfully completed system tests and sea trials off the Louisiana coast at depths exceeding 9,900 ft. The system has been delivered to the CRABSS - Craft for Repair and Burial of Submarine Systems - Maintenance Authorities in Portland, Ore., where it will be on 24-hour callout service to perform cable survey, cable repairs, deburial/burial and maintenance for a period of six years. In-house designed and manufactured, the 500 shp free flying trenching system was built on INNOVATOR technology with ease of maintenance and high system reliability in mind. The ROV Trenching System is capable of constant operations in six knots of current and trenching at speeds of 800 m/hr. in soils with shear strength of up to 80kPa. Additional burial and de-burial tasks can be carried out in soils up to 150kPa. During sea trials, maximum trenching speeds of 1,200 m/hr. per hour were recorded.
Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc., has completed its previously announced acquisition of 20 offshore supply vessels (OSVs) and their related business from certain affiliates of Nabors Industries Ltd. for cash consideration of $186m, plus the cost of the fuel inventory on such vessels. The Sea Mar Fleet is comprised of ten 200 class DP-1 new generation OSVs and ten conventional OSVs. The company also acquired one 285-ft
USS New Orleans (LPD 18) entered a dry dock in Bahrain April 25 to continue repair work on the ship's hull. The Navy signed a firm fixed-price contract with Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard (ASRY) Shipyards in Manama, Bahrain to repair New Orleans. The repair contract includes planning efforts, material procurement, pre-fabrication and dry dock repair work and is expected to be completed in 10 to 14 days. The amphibious transport dock was damaged in a collision with USS Hartford (SSN
Incat Crowther announced the launch of Vėjūnas, a 24m Catamaran Scientific Research Vessel built by Baltic Workboats in Estonia. Classed by DNV, Vėjūnas has completed sea trials and has been delivered to Lithuania’s Ministry of Environment for operation in the Baltic Sea. The vessel will monitor the Baltic Sea nearshore area and the Curonian Lagoon. The aft deck features lower platform access, hydraulic A-Frame, 6,4tm Fassi deck crane and moon pool
GE LM500 Gas Turbine-Powered PK(X) Patrol Boats Successfully Complete Sea Trials. GE Marine reports successful performance of its LM500 aeroderivative gas turbines during sea trials on the eighth and ninth PK(X) patrol boats in the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy’s fleet. Each of the PK(X) patrol boats use LM500 gas turbines, rated at approximately 5,600 shaft horsepower, in a combined diesel and gas turbine arrangement, with diesel engines
The second of three stealth frigates, the 'Tarkash', is handed over to the Indian Navy by the Yantar Shipyard, Kaliningrad. Russia and India signed a $1.6 billion contract on construction of three modified Krivak III class (also known as Talwar class) guided missile frigates for India in 2006. The first frigate, INS Teg, joined the Indian Navy on April 27. The last in the series of three frigates, Trikand, currently undergoes dock trials and after it completes sea trials in the Baltic
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James R. Evans, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) wrapped up two weeks of training and certification with a scheduled port visit to Naval Air Station North Island July 22-24. Lincoln’s crew enjoyed two full days of liberty in the San Diego area while the ship took on personnel and equipment from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 in preparation for the next phase of operations.
General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), recently laid the keel for the seventh dry cargo-ammunition ship in the U.S. Navy’s T-AKE program and started construction of the eighth ship this week. Both ships will be delivered to the Navy in 2009. The keel of T-AKE 7 was laid on November 2, while construction of T-AKE 8 began on October 31. Recently, NASSCO launched USNS Robert E
Joining a long list of successful craft from this well-established south China shipyard, the 40-meter Putrajaya Singosari completed sea trials in mid-November of this year. With an 11.8-meter beam and 4.6-meter molded depth, the offshore utility support vessel was built to a design by Khiam Chuan Marine P.L. of Singapore. Classed by BV and meeting IMO/SOLAS for life saving and firefighting the vessel will be registered in Kota Kinabalu in Sabah Malaysia.
Support ship for deep ocean dive byJames Cameron expedition fitted with Acutec advanced communications equipment The historic expedition to the Mariana Trench’s lowest point, the Challenger Deep, which lies 6.83 miles (10.99 kilometers) below the ocean surface, is the first extensive scientific exploration in a manned submersible of the deepest spot on Earth. Piloting the Deepsea Challenger, which is outfitted for scientific exploration, James Cameron will conduct tests
GE Marine said it will provide Austal USA, Mobile, Ala., with four LM2500 marine aeroderivative gas turbines to power the United States Navy’s 14th and 16th Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). GE is providing 20 LM2500 gas turbines for the Austal USA LCS program
The first electrical LNG carrier to be ordered by Maran Gas incorporating induction-based electric propulsion motor technology from GE’s Power Conversion business is expected to enter commercial service in July. The Woodside Rogers, built by one of the major Korean shipbuilders
Incat Crowther announced a first of type 70m Catamaran Fast Crew Boat (FCB), compliant with IMO HSC code and complete with a crew transfer system consisting of dynamic positioning equipment class (DP2) coupled with a stabilized access platform
Imtech Marine introduces the new multifunctional SeaPilot 76. The variety of standard options in the SeaPilot 76 results in a very complete sea pilot. The SeaPilot 76 can be turned into a fully approved combined sea and river pilot and can be connected to both proportional and on/off valves
The German-based navigation specialist Raytheon Anschütz is now offering an integrated weather chart overlay for the Synapsis ECDIS. Taking the special needs of navigation into consideration, the layer was developed in close cooperation with meteorological experts of the German sea weather
American Cruise Lines announced that, on March 18, the Queen of the Mississippi left the pier at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland, for its first sea trial. The vessel performed perfectly, as the huge paddlewheel churned the water and onlookers lined the riverbanks to watch.
Nation's Third Littoral Combat Ship Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials. The nation's third Littoral Combat Ship, USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), successfully completed its U.S. Navy acceptance trials and will be delivered to the Navy this summer.
Incat Crowther announced the launch of the 24m Catamaran Ro-Pax Ferry, Runö. The vessel was recently launched by Baltic Workboats in Estonia and successfully completed sea trials. Runö is the second Incat Crowther-designed vessel to be built by Baltic Workboats
Incat Crowther announced the delivery of two 35m Catamaran Passenger Ferries built by Afai Southern Shipyard in China. Hai Ju and Hai Yao were commissioned by Zhuhai High Speed Ferry Co, following a competitive tender process. Incat Crowther is proud of its partnership with Afai
The icebreaker 'Xuelong' made the Arctic Ocean passage from China through to Norwegian waters. The Chinese icebreaker completed the Arctic North-East Passage marking the first such voyage by a Chinese vessel and opening an Arctic route connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic for future Chinese
General Dynamics NASSCO completed the complex float out operation for the first Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) ship, USNS Montford Point. Construction of the USNS Montford Point is progressing ahead of schedule, with the ship currently at 91% complete
PM Coast Maritime Pte. Ltd. completed sea trials of PMS 1386, the first of two RAstar 3200 tugs to be built by its own shipyard in Singapore. The RAstar class of tugs is intended for operations in exposed areas such as many new LNG terminals where a high standard of sea-keeping is required
The pan-European SuSy (Surfacing System for Ship Recovery) consortium has recently completed a set of sea trials at Chalkis shipyard in Greece. Led by BMT Group Ltd, the international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, the SuSy project has developed a rescue system to be used for
'MSC Preziosa' successfully completes sea trials with its GE Power Conversion electrical power & propulsion system. Built from the STX yard in Saint-Nazaire, France, MSC Preziosa is the latest ship in MSC’s Fantasia-class and the 12th in the MSC fleet
Designers, builders & propellor suppliers employ latest technologies to achieve good results in sea trials of the latest 'Seahorse 35000' bulk carrier. The combined efforts of Stone Marine Propulsion, the NPT propellers designers and manufacturers