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Cougar Ace Salvage Nearly Completed

The Unified Command issued a situation report stating that the Cougar Ace is now stable. The ship’s emergency generator is on line and plans call for the service generator to be brought back on line when the salvor releases the ship back to the owner. Most decks suffered some vehicle damage and the vehicles must be re-secured. Currently, the water and sewage systems, fire main, and low pressure CO2 systems are inoperable. Source: HK Law


Titan Redelivers Salvaged Car Carrier

Titan worldwide salvage company and subsidiary of Crowley Maritime Corporation, redelivered the car carrier Cougar Ace to owners yesterday in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. The vessel was delivered safely afloat in a condition acceptable to the vessel owners. The vessel still has a small list to port to contain the small pockets of water still onboard, but is well within the vessel's normal operating parameters. The ship, operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd


Cougar Ace Crew Rescued

A Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter and crew from Air Station Kodiak, worked with two Air National Guard Pavehawk helicopters and rescue crews from Kulis Air National Guard Base, to successfully hoist the 23 crewmembers of the Cougar Ace to safety. The operation began at 9:05 p.m, on July 24. By 9:30 p.m., the first seven crewmembers were hoisted from the vessel by a Pavehawk helicopter. At 9:43 p.m., the Coast Guard helicopter and crew had hoisted the next eight


Inmarsat Accelerates into Hand-held Satphone Market

Inmarsat and ACeS International Limited (ACeS) announced a collaboration to offer low-cost hand-held and fixed voice services, initially in the Asian market with extended coverage expected in early 2007 by combining satellite resources. Under the agreement, Inmarsat will assume responsibility for satellite and network operations, wholesale service provision, as well as product and service development. ACeS will focus on distribution of MSS products in the Asian land and maritime markets


Car Carrier Escapes Pirate Attack

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) reported that its operated car carrier Jasmine Ace was fired on by pirates in two high-speed boats about 480 miles (about 900km) east of Somalia around at 22:10 JST on Sunday, March 22 (local time: 16:10 on March 22). The ship sustained some damage to the hull, but quickly accelerated and took evasive action such as zigzagging. After about 40 minutes, the pirates gave up chasing her at 22:50 on Sunday, March 22.


Car Carriers Have All-electric Cargo Equipment

MacGregor electrically-driven stern quarter ramp on Cattleya Ace NB 3643; Shin-Kurushima Toyohashi shipyard

MOL’s new generation of ‘eco-friendly’ efficient PCTCs are entering service; they feature MacGregor RoRo access outfits from Cargotec and are the world’s first car carriers to have all of their RoRo equipment electrically-driven.   Cargotec’s growing electric-drive RoRo reference portfolio now includes the first vessel to have all-electrically-driven RoRo access equipment entering service


Shipping Company Banned from U.S. for 3 Years

The Sun Ace Shipping Company, based in Seoul, South Korea, has pleaded guilty to a one-count information for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, in relation to the operation of a bulk carrier vessel the M/V Sun New, the Justice Department announced today. Sun Ace, which was the operator and manager of a fleet of five ships, is charged with failing to maintain an accurate Oil Record Book that fully recorded the disposal of oil residue and bilge into the ocean and then


North Sea Ship Collision: 4 Dead 8 Missing

RoRo Baltic Ace: Photo credit Wiki CCL 2

MOL's RoRo 'Baltic Ace' sinks in shallow water after colliding with container ship 'Corvus J' off the coast of Holland. The 148-metre (485-foot) car carrier Baltic Ace, sailing under the Bahamas flag, carrying cars from Zeebrugge in Belgium to Kotka in Finland, took water after the collision and the 24 crew took to the liferafts, reports BBC News. Several helicopters and two navy patrol ships continue searching for the missing sailors.


New RoRo Added to SC Line Fleet

RoRo MV Mosel Ace: Photo credit SC Line

SC Line announces the addition of another 1/4 ramp RoRo vessel into its fleet, MV 'Mosel Ace'. In line with its strategic and strengthening position in the Americas, SC Line introduces Mosel Ace to serve initially the US East coast from Baltimore to Zarate where it would reposition in the short term to call specific ports between Colombia, Argentina and Brazil. The new ship is 176m in lenght, 31m breadth, and of 12,743 dwt, equipped with a 120 mt 1/4 ramp.


DP-capable Crew Boat Delivered by Gulf Craft

SEACOR Lynx: Photo courtesy of Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther designed 'CrewZer Class' 58m Catamaran Crew boat, 'SEACOR Lynx', is the first of two to be constructed in the Louisiana shipyard. SEACOR Marine pioneered the use of large, fast catamarans in the offshore industry with the commissioning of the innovative SEACOR Cheetah in January 2008, and SEACOR Cougar in April 2009. The operator takes this evolution further with the SEACOR Lynx, and sister ship SEACOR Leopard, currently nearing completion at Gulf Craft.


Today in U.S. Naval History: January 3

Today in U.S. Naval History - January 3 1904 - The cruiser USS Detroit (C 10) lands a Marine detachment at Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, to protect American interests during an insurrection. 1944 - Top Marine ace Maj. Gregory Boyington captured after shooting down 28 aircraft


Bibby Offshore Makes £30M Fleet Investment

Bibby engineers working on an ROV on-board one of its subsea support vessels

Aberdeen-based subsea installation contractor Bibby Offshore has invested close to £30million in the past six months increasing its international fleet of subsea support vessels by 40%. Most recently, the company signed a contract to charter EDT Jane


Sunken Car Carrier to be Salvaged by Boskalis Partnership

Baltic Ace: Photo Wiki CCL

Boskalis inform that the Dutch Department of Public Works intends to award the contract for the salvage of the wreck of the car carrier 'Baltic Ace' to Boskalis and its partner Mammoet Salvage. Boskalis explain that the wreck and its cargo need to be removed because they pose a threat to the


Boskalis Expects Baltic Ace Salvage Contract

Image courtesy Boskalis

The Dutch Department of Public Works intends to award the contract for the salvage of the wreck of the car carrier Baltic Ace to Boskalis and its partner Mammoet Salvage, Boskalis announced in a press release late last week. The wreck and its cargo need to be removed because they pose a threat


Marinette Marine to Build More Coast Guard RB-M's

Response Boat Medium: Photo credit USCG

Marinette Marine Corporation a Fincantieri Company contracted to build an additional 4 Response Boats – Medium (RB-Ms) by the U.S. Coast Guard. With an approximate value of $9,400,000, the new boats are part of a multi-year, Coast Guard contract requiring the construction and delivery of up


Ace Winches Sets its Sights on Southeast Asia

Ace Winches, the deck machinery specialists, is coming to Malaysia’s capital as part of next month’s Oil and Gas Asia exhibition at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. The company will be exhibiting as part of the Scottish Development International Scottish Pavilion in Hall 6 on Stand


OSM Maritime Awarded Three Ship Management Contracts

Bulk Carrier Christina Victory: Photo courtesy of OSM Maritime

Norway-based OSM Maritime has recently been awarded ship management contracts for a new bulk carrier, a DP-2 Dive-support vessel, and a Kamsarmax bulk carrier as follows: Laurel Ace is a new bulk carrier, built in 2013 at the I-S shipyard in Japan


Today in U.S. Naval History: July 12

Commander Rosemary Mariner assuming command of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ-34) at Naval Air Station, Point Mugu, California in 1990. She was the first Navy woman to assume command of an aviation squadron. In 1993, Mariner became one of the first woman aviators to be promoted to Captain. (Collection of Captain Rosemary Mariner, USN, [Retired]. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.)

Today in U.S. Naval History - July 12 1836 - Commissioning of Charles H. Haswell as first regularly appointed Engineer Officer. 1916 - North Carolina is first Navy ship to carry and operate aircraft 1921 - Congress creates Bureau of Aeronautics to be in charge of all matter pertaining to


Sunken RoRo 'Baltic Ace' to be Salvaged

Baltic Ace: Photo credit Wiki CCL

Rijkswaterstaat (Netherlands Government) say they will shortly be inviting tenders for salvaging the wreck of the car carrier the 'Baltic Ace' from a busy North Sea traffic route in the approaches to the Port of Rotterdam. Given that the sunken ship constitutes a threat to safe and swift


New Counter-Piracy Force Flagship on Station

HNLMS Johan de Witt: Photo credit EUNAVFOR

The Dutch Landing Platform Dock 'HNLMS Johan de Witt' has joined the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia – Operation Atalanta. For the next 4 months, Johan de Witt will be the EU Naval Force flagship, hosting the Force Commander, Commodore Peter Lenselink, and his multinational staff on board


Ace Winch Academy Receives City & Guilds Accreditation

City a& Guilds Regional Manager for Scotland, Robert Bruce, ACE Winches COO, Graham Thomson and ACE Winch Academy Manager, David Moxey.

The Ace Winch Academy has received accreditation for the delivery of its training programs from the internationally recognized training authority, City & Guilds. The accreditation is a major milestone for the Ace Winch Academy in achieving its aims to be the global leader in the provision


Today in U.S. Naval History: September 24

Enterprise (CVAN-65) was christened on Saturday, 24 September 1960. (Photo: Ron Reeves)

Today in U.S. Naval History - September 24 1918 - Ensign David S. Ingalls, USNR, in a Sopwith Camel, shoots down his fifth enemy aircraft, becoming the first U.S. Navy ace while flying with the British Royal Air Force. 1944 - 5th Fleet carrier aircraft attack Japanese in Visayas


EU, Seychelles Complete Search and Rescue Exercise

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On 26 September, the Seychelles Peoples Defense Force, Coast Guard and Air Force, together with the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta and EUCAP Nestor, carried out a search and rescue exercise in Seychelles waters. The operation was coordinated centrally by the Seychelles


British Navy Looking to Preserve 'Illustrious' Legacy

HMS Illustrious: Photo courtesy of MOD

The Ministry of Defence is looking for ideas on how best to preserve the legacy of the Royal Navy's Invincible-Class aircraft carriers.The last of the ships, 'HMS Illustrious', is due to retire in late 2014 after 32 years of distinguished service that has seen her involved in operations around the


Maiden Call of "Glovis Condor" at the Haropa Ro-Ro Terminal

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GLOVIS, a Korean company and a newcomer as a shipping line, was at first expert in global automotive logistics. As a result of a tonnage agreement with Hoegh Autoliners, the latter market this shipping service on the Middle East trade with one vessel per month and GLOVIS manages the operations


 
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