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Ocean Craft Introduces New Multi-Mission Hull

new high-performance Vessel Interdiction and Boarding-Team Delivery Craft (VI-BTD)

Ocean Craft Marine Unveils a New High–Performance, Vessel Interdiction and Boarding Team Delivery Craft. Ocean Craft Marine unveiled their new brand of boats and new high-performance Vessel Interdiction and Boarding-Team Delivery Craft (VI-BTD) last week at the High-Performance Craft Expo (HiPer Craft) 2012 in Norfolk, Virginia.  These unique high-performance boats were specially designed for elite law-enforcement and military mariners.  “We saw unique opportunities to partner with fellow marine Industry leaders and collaborate on constructing a new range of high-performance boats pairing the latest advances in maritime shock-mitigation and communication systems with the Ocean Craft Marine superior performing concave-chine hull designs,” said Todd Salus, Ocean Craft Marine Vice President.   “We decided to introduce our new product range starting with this very unique, high-endurance, 9.5 meter, rigid hull inflatable boat (RIB) specifically defined for high-speed vessel interdiction and boarding team delivery.”   Ocean Craft Marine partnered with the design team at Professional Components Ltd., makers of Shockwave Seats®, to highly customize and adapt a three-axis, and fully shock-mitigated operator console known as the Integrated Control Environment or ICE2™


Foss Tug Conversions Boost Power and Maneuverability

Two Foss Maritime conventional twin-screw harbor service tugs have been repowered and converted into azimuthal stern drive (ASD) vessels. The projects, involving 96 ft. sister ships, increase horsepower by 46 percent, and bollard pull by 63 percent. Vessel manueverability and pilot visibility are also dramatically enhanced. Work on Seattle-based Daniel Foss is complete with the Los Angeles-based Peter Foss scheduled to return to service in March 1999


New High-Speed Ferries For NY Waterway

NY Waterway has ordered four new high-speed ferries from Allen Marine of Sitka, Alaska, and anticipates to have some of the new boats in service this year on new routes, including the East River, according to NY Waterway president Arthur Imperatore, Jr. Known as the Sea Otter class, each of the new ferries will carry 97 passengers at speeds of more than 30 knots, approximately 35 mph. The single hull boats house three water jet engines


Incat Crowther to Develop 37.5m Catamaran Motor Yacht

Incat Crowther has been commissioned to develop a new high speed catamaran motor yacht for an international businessman. The vessel will be capable of cruising at 25 knots and will have long range capabilities in excess of 3500nm. The stylish new catamaran will be 123 ft. in length, and with a 34-ft.beam will provide deck space on a vessel that will be designed for long range cruising. The vessel will be powered by a pair of MTU 12V4000 M71 main engines driving fixed pitch propellers through


Dolphin's New 3D Seismic Vessel, Polar Duchess, Employed

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Dolphin Geophysical accepted a Letter of Award from TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA for a six-months charter of the new high-capacity 3D seismic vessel, M/V Polar Duchess. The contract is expected to begin during first half of April and continue through a full 2012 summer season in Europe. Atle Jacobsen, CEO said, "We experience positive development in demand for high capacity 3D seismic vessels and this large contract for our second new 3D vessel is an important milestone in the fast


New Master Catalog from Gems

At more than 336 pages the new Gems Sensors, Controls and Fluidic Systems catalog features fluid level, flow & pressure sensors, miniature solenoid valves and proximity switches. This desktop resource features sensors and controls not offered in previous catalog editions. These include new electro-optic level switches, ultrasonic level sensors, float type level sensors, Warrick conductivity level and solid-state controls, new high-accuracy pressure transducers


NY Waterway Christens New Ferry

Gloria Bennis, wife of the late Coast Guard Admiral Richard E. Bennis, USCG Captain Craig Bone and NY Waterway President Arthur E. Imperatore, Jr., christen The Admiral Richard E. Bennis, NY Waterway’s newest high-speed ferry, tomorrow at the Coast Guard Building next to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. After the traditional champagne christening, Mrs. Bennis will take the helm of the new ferry for a 10-minute cruise past the Statue of Liberty


Northrop Grumman Names Klein VP of M&TS

Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed Robert W. Klein vice president of Maritime and Tactical Systems (M&TS). He manages both the diverse range of current products in the M&TS portfolio and the development of new products for this domestic and international market segment. Klein leads a team that integrates sensors, systems, platforms, weapons, and networks into unique products. It is developing and producing several systems that detect or destroy mines at sea or on the


Whale Watcher Delivered to Aquarium

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding has delivered a new high-speed whale watcher for the New England Aquarium. The 112-ft. Voyager III, designed by Incat Designs, Sydney, Australia, carries 325 passengers, and is powered by two Detroit Diesel 12V2000 engines, turning Hamilton HM461 waterjets via Twin Disc gears. Each engine produces 965 bhp @ 2,100 rpm, reaching speeds of 30 knots when fully loaded. Passengers can view whales from the vessel's three decks and bow pulpits. Voyager III's 30 ft


Wärtsilä Engines to Power Viking Line Ferry

The new high-speed RoPax ferry by Viking Line will be equipped with Wärtsilä main engines and generating sets. Wärtsilä Corporation was awarded a contract in March 2006 to deliver the power plant for the new ferry contracted by the Mariehamn, Finland, based shipping company Viking Line Abp at the Helsinki shipyard of Aker Yards. The ferry will be delivered in January 2008. For this ferry, Wärtsilä will deliver four eight-cylinder Wärtsilä 46F main engines, each of 10,000 kW output at 600 rpm


2 Cruise Season Records at Lerwick Harbor

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  The arrival of the cruise ship Norwegian Star at Lerwick Harbour today (Thursday 25 September) marks the end of the Shetland port's best season yet, with two records achieved. Passenger numbers reached a new high at 43,056, topping the previous record of 37,572 in 2012


Aberdeen Harbour Installs Siklu Security Network

Aberdeen Harbour: Photo City of Aberdeen

Aberdeen Harbour has extended its security solutions coverage using high-capacity backhaul from Siklu, the market leader in millimeter wave backhaul informs the Israel-based tech firm. The next generation security network is used to carry segregated traffic from a number of sources


Canada’s New Patrol Vessel Christened

CCGS Caporal Kaeble V.C. (Source: Canadian Coast Guard)

Entry into service of Canadian Coast Guard's new mid-shore patrol vessel, the CCGS Caporal Kaeble V.C., was inaugurated by The Honorable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of


Fifth Jackup Contract for Keppel from Gulf Drilling

KFELS jackup rig

  Keppel FELS Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine, has secured a contract from Gulf Drilling International Ltd. of Qatar to build a repeat high-specification KFELS B Class jackup rig worth US$227 million. As part of the contract


Statoil’s Fast-tracks Oil & Gas Production

Svalin C template

  Statoil’s fast-track development projects are increasing the company’s and partners’ oil and gas production through a combination of standardised subsea development solutions and utilisation of infrastructure in a manner which helps extend the lifetime of existing fields


MAN Diesel & Turbo Introduces New High-Speed Engine

With the MAN 12V175D, MAN Diesel & Turbo will be presenting the first cylinder version of its new high-speed engine family at this year's maritime trade fair SMM in Hamburg. The twelve-cylinder model, developed especially for use in the shipping industry


Bestobell Secures Valves Contract with DSME

Photo courtesy of Bestobell Marine

Bestobell Marine has recently secured its first order to supply its brand new range of cryogenic high pressure Globe valves to DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd) in South Korea.     The innovative new valves have been developed over the past two years


USACE Gets Bird’s-eye View of Houston Ship Channel Growth

Lt. Gen. Bostick prepares for liftoff in a city of Houston helicopter used in patrols over the Houston Ship Channel Security District, which includes PHAs terminal facilities.

The 53rd U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, visited the Port of Houston Authority last week and was given an aerial tour of the Houston Ship Channel as part of a briefing that highlighted economic growth along the


RS Class New Ships for the Caspian Sea

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has signed a contract with Baku Shipyard LLC for the construction of three 38М high speed crewboats (designer - SHIPTECH, Singapore) for Azerbaijan State Caspian Sea Shipping Company. Construction is set to begin in August 2014 and the boats are


New Subsea Fiber-optic Cable to Link N. America & UK

CEO Bjarni Thorvardarson fronts survey vessel: Photo (2011) Hibernia Express

TE SubCom has announced the commencement of the new Hibernia Express submarine cable system.  The 4,600 km cable will provide the lowest-latency fiber-optic path between New York and London, connecting Halifax, Nova Scotia and Brean, UK


Japan's First Post-Panamax PCC Delivered

Aries Leader: Image NYK

NYK says it has taken delivery of the new high-tech pure car carrier (PCC), 'Aries Leader', built by Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co. Ltd. With a capacity of 7,000 units, the new carrier includes the latest energy-saving technology including a hull air-lubrication system and a hybrid turbocharger


Port of Houston’s New ERV Homeport Bound

Houston ERV: Photo Port of Houston Authority

A two-week voyage through four Great Lakes and the Mississippi River will bring to the Port of Houston Authority (ETA May 28, 2014) the third of its three new high-performance emergency response vessels (ERVs). "The Port of Houston is one of the nation's busiest ports


Pacific Drilling Revenue Up Again in Q1 2014

Image courtesy of Pacific Drilling

In its First-Quarter 2014 results Pacific Drilling announces revenue of $225.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014, as compared to revenue of $200.5 million for fourth-quarter 2013 and $175.0 million for first-quarter 2013. Highlights


Transocean to Create New Offshore Drilling Company

Image courtesy of Transocean

Transocean Ltd. says that it intends to pursue the creation of an entity comprising 8 of its UK North Sea midwater drilling rigs.  The new entity, Caledonia Offshore Drilling Company (Caledonia) is expected to be established during the second half of 2014.


PwC: Transport, Logistics Starts 2014 Subdued

First quarter deal activity matches lowest level in nine quarters; trucking and shipping lead transaction activity Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the transportation and logistics industry began 2014 on a soft note, with the total volume of deals matching the lowest level seen






 
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