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ZF Donate Gearbox, Engine Controls for 'Chauncy Maples'

Photo credit Chauncy Maples Trust

ZF donate to the 'Chauncy Maples' project which aims to bring health care to Lake Malawi's poor by renovating Africa's oldest motor ship Malawi in Central Africa is a quiet, peaceful country of immense beauty. However, it is one of the ten poorest nations in the world, with a life expectancy of only 50 years. For much of the thousand miles of shoreline of Lake Malawi, there are no roads and no access to health services. The only means of travel is by dug-out canoe, risking the dangerous currents, storms and crocodiles. The Chauncy Maples project on Lake Malawi combines:     •    health service delivery     •    preservation of Malawi's marine heritage     •    green engineering by recycling a 19th century vessel     •    marine and engineering training     •    national symbol of pride for Malawi Major gifts push the  project forward

: leading marine lawyers Holman Fenwick Willan have donated £60,00 in cash and £40,000 in pro bono work.  ZF, one of the world’s leading makers of gearboxes, has generously donated the gearbox and engine controls worth £25,000.
  


Hoyer Motors Gains ABS Approval of Motors

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Hoyer Motors has received the first design approval from ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) of IE2 motors. More approvals are expected.   Hoyer Motors has acquired the first approval of their IE2 marine motors. The design approval from ABS opens up for many new business areas and is an essential step forward for Hoyer Motors."The marine Industry is a key area for Hoyer Motors, and it is our belief that our marine customers can see the benefit of switching to more energy friendly IE2


AMSC Completes Factory Acceptance Testing of Propulsion Motor for Navy

American Superconductor Corporation and its partner, Northrop Grumman announced the completion of factory acceptance testing for the world's first 36.5 megawatt (49,000 horsepower) high temperature superconductor (HTS) ship propulsion motor at Northrop Grumman's facility at the Philadelphia Naval Business Center. This is the final milestone before the Navy takes possession of the motor. The motor was designed, developed and manufactured under a contract from the U.S


Rotor B.V. Gets Chinese Order

The Dutch company Rotor B.V. has a contract with Chinese OEM’s for the delivery of rotor nl electric motors. The electric motors will be provided for the construction of nine ships, with an option of another seven ships The ships will be built in Dalian, at the Dalian New Shipyard, this is the largest and modernist shipbuilder that is represent in the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIS). The Dalian New Shipyard is an export base for shipbuilding granted by the state.


UK Support Team Checks Africa's Oldest Motor Ship Refit

Chancy Maples: Photo credit Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust

The 'Chauncy Maples' is being renovated to bring health care to one of the poorest communites in the world, Malawi. Members of the Chauncy Maples team recently took a trip to Malawi and visited remote villages, watched welders at work on the ship in Monkey Bay and made a pilgrimage to the final resting place of Bishop Chauncy Maples, in Nkhotakota. Moored on Lake Malawi, the steamer Chauncy Maples, was built in Glasgow in 1899


Marine Engine Exchange Offers Grants for Motor Upgrades

Photo: The Port of Los Angeles

In an ongoing effort to improve the air and water quality of San Pedro Bay, the Port of Los Angeles has made additional funding available for its Marina Engine Exchange Program, incentivizing boat owners to replace their older, high-polluting outboard motors with California Air Resources Board (CARB)-certified, “three star”/ultra-low emission-rated engines (up to 10 horsepower). The Port of Los Angeles is offering boat owners 75 percent of the total cost (up to $2


Metal Craft Marine, MIL Systems Get Contract

MetalCraft Marine and its joint venture partner MIL systems of Ottawa was awarded an option contract for four additional 47-ft. motor lifeboats. These self righting vessels are in addition to the original contract of seven, part of the Canadian Coast Guard Motor Life Boat program. The proprietary design is being built under a cooperation agreement between the U.S. Coast Guard and the Canadian Coast Guard. The U.S 40-ft


Ship Collision in Caribbean – USCG Responds

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Coast Guard responds to a vessel collision in the Caribbean Sea The 557-foot United Kingdom-flagged motor vessel Seagate collided with the 492-foot Liberia-flagged motor vessel Timor Stream approximately 60 miles northeast of Isle de Tortue, Haiti. It was reported the motor vessel Seagate was taking on water, and had 21 crewmembers aboard, 18 of whom boarded life rafts, while the remaining three crew members remained aboard to assess the damage


ABB Expands Australian Motor & Generator Services

ABB, power and automation technology group, will acquire Bob White Electrix and L.E Jarvis to broaden its motor and generator repair and service business in Australia ABB Australia is acquiring the business of the Victoria- and Perth-based, privately owned companies for an undisclosed amount. The proposed acquisition is expected to close in July 2012. Bob White Electrix has been established in the Australian marketplace since 1946


CGSS Aroroy Rescues 62 from Distressed Boat off Masbate

DOTC-PCG: A total of 54 passengers and eight crew members including the boat captain were safe after they were rescued by the personnel of Coast Guard Sub Station (CGSS) Aroroy Deployable Response Group (DRG) when their motor banca Sikaran-3 encountered engine trouble and went dead on water at the shoreline of San Miguel, Monreal Masbate yesterday, September 3 around 7 a.m. Investigation revealed that Sikaran-3 went dead on water while navigating from Pilar, Sorsogon bound for Aroroy Port


Jet Edge System Cuts Precise 3D Parts of Almost Any Material

EDGE X-5: Photo Jet Edge

American manufacturer Jet Edge informs that its EDGE X-5 5-axis waterjet system with AquaVision Di Controller cuts precise taper-free parts from virtually any material.  The EDGE X-5’s sturdy design separates the motion system from the catcher tank


Eastern Launches another Hornbeck Offshore Vessel

Photo: Eastern Shipbuillding

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. announced the launching of the HOS BLACK ROCK (Hull 207) on Friday March 28, 2014 for Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC. The HOS BLACK ROCK is Eastern’s third vessel in Hornbeck Offshore’s HOSMAX 310 class series


Tug Spills 2,000 Gallons of Diesel Fuel

U.S. Coast Guard crewmembers are responding to a report of a fuel spill in the vicinity of Government Cut, Fla., Tuesday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report from the motor vessel Neptune that a fuel tank holding approximately 7


GE Gas Turbines Power USS America

Image courtesy GE Marine

GE Marine reports that the United States Navy’s future USS America (LHA 6) amphibious assault ship recently completed successful acceptance sea trials powered by two GE LM2500+ marine gas turbines. Acceptance sea trials were conducted in the Gulf of Mexico by Huntington Ingalls Industries


ABB PLC-Drives Propel Specialized PSVs

PLC-Drive-Motor package from ABB used in PSVs

Modular liquid-cooled drives and PLCs from ABB have been included in VARD ELECTRO’s innovative, application-specific propulsion and thruster power solutions for offshore supply vessels. The electric motor propulsion technology designed by VARD ELECTRO is used on a series of six


Several Companies Shortlisted for Heyerdahl Award

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Solstad Offshore ASA, Rolls Royce Marine, Norled AS and Maersk Line have been shortlisted for the prestigious Thor Heyerdahl International Maritime Environmental Award 2014. The prize recognizes candidates from the shipping industry that have made an outstanding contribution to the environment


USCG Medevacs Injured Crewmember

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) medically evacuated an injured crewmember from a fishing vessel 30 miles west of Grays Harbor, Wash., Wednesday. Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor in Westport, Wash., received a medevac request on VHF-FM Channel 16 at approximately 7:13 p


Checchi Named VP at MOL America

MOL (America) Inc. said that Michael Checchi will enter the position of vice president, area operations, where he will lead MOL’s equipment, intermodal services, contract management, and operations administration groups for the United States and Canada


Diesel-Electric Propulsion for Offshore

Photo courtesy of Eastern Shipbuilding

Images of the Bravante courtesy of Eastern Shipbuilding, the genet on truck is courtesy of Cummins Mid-South Long reserved for specialized applications such as icebreakers, diesel electric has enjoyed a rapid growth for marine propulsion in the past decade


VULKAN Offers Special Coupling for Offshore Drives

Image: VULKAN

The focus of this year's product and performance presentation by VULKAN Couplings at the Sea Japan in Tokyo are the specially integrated marine drive solutions for offshore ships. The coupling manufacturer based in Herne, Germany, has been supplying in particular the growing Asian and


Ship, Kirby Tug/Barge Collide in Houston Ship Channel

A barge loaded with marine fuel oil sits partially submerged in the Houston Ship Channel, March 22, 2014.

The Coast Guard along with state and local partners are responding to a collision near Texas City, in the Houston Ship Channel, Saturday, March 22, 2014. At approximately 12:35 p.m., watch standers at Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston received a call from the captain of the 585-ft


Konecranes Appoints Flynn as Executive VP

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Ryan Flynn is returning to Konecranes Plc and he has been appointed Executive Vice President and Head of Business Area Equipment. Flynn will be a member of the Konecranes Group Executive Board and will report to Pekka Lundmark, President & CEO


Sick Crew Member Airlifted Off Crowley Tankship

M/V Pennsylvania: Image courtesy of Crowley

The Coast Guard informs it has medevaced a 54-year-old crewmember from the Crowley Maritime's US-flagged motor tanker 'Pennsylvania' approximately 20 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. The master of the 576-foot Pennsylvania notified Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders that


Rolls-Royce Wins Substantial Volstad OCV Equipment Order

Flightbridge image courtesy of Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce informs it has won a contract worth approximately £13.5 million to deliver a unique package of advanced ship equipment for a new offshore construction vessel (OCV) currently being built in Turkey for the Norwegian ship owner Volstad Shipping AS.


Tanker Repels Attack in Strait of Hormuz

According to a report by GAC, mariners are advised that the master of the motor tanker Album reported being approached and fired upon by a skiff in position: Lat 26-24.4N, Long 056-41.8E in the Strait of Hormuz between Iran and Oman, Sunday, March 30.


 
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