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Harvey Gulf Makes Software Investment

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Harvey Gulf International Marine recently deployed Advanced Logistics’ marine management system SAMM and preventative maintenance module Preventer on its fleet of marine transportation vessels. The software allows a vessel to generate operational reports onboard and transmit the data to shore in real time. The technology includes electronic logs, safety and crew management, commodity tracking, fuel and lube management, GPS mapping, preventative maintenance and more, coupled with an interactive web based interface for easy access to data. “We realize the importance of technology in our business and value the efficiencies it provides to our operations and clients,” said Barry Autin, executive vice president and chief administrative officer, Harvey Gulf.   Jeffery Svendson, Advanced Logistics president and CEO, said “We are seeing additional clients gravitate toward our marine applications and we expect more industry leaders to do the same. Our real time technology will enable Harvey Gulf to improve the way they manage their billing, crew, safety, equipment maintenance and regulatory compliance.”  

Laborde, Diesel Power Equipment Team Up

Laborde Products teams up with Diesel Power Equipment, LLC, a sister company to Diesel Propulsion Company, a longtime Laborde marine dealer.  Diesel Power Equipment, LLC will support Diesel America, Mitsubishi and Yanmar products in industrial applications in the Southwest. Diesel Power Equipment is locally owned and has over 30 years experience in the industrial diesel engine field.  The company provides diesel engine repairs and preventative maintenance

Lloyd's Register Designs Software to Monitor Instrumentation

Lloyd’s Register has designed the industry’s first reliability-based mechanical integrity (RBMI) software designed to address the maintenance needs of rotating and instrumentation equipment.   The new modules integrate with the components of Capstone RBMI, allowing companies to combine the maintenance schedules for these types of assets into one program, driving greater efficiency into their processes.  

Handbook on Mast, Rigging & Sails Published Soon

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'Rig Basics' will be launched on15 September, 2012,  at the Southampton Boat Show (Kelvin Hughes stand J001, Solent Hale). Rig Basics - How to Look After Your Mast, Rigging and Sails provides a concise, informative and clearly-written outline of what every yacht or sailboat owner or operator must take into account when looking after the mast, rigging and sails. It is also a highly useful guide to what a surveyor should be looking at when surveying a rig.

London P&I Club Urges Maintenance of Hold Pipework


The London P&I Club has urged shipowners to ensure proper maintenance of cargo hold pipework in order to prevent wet damage to cargo, which has become a regular source of claims. In the latest issue of its StopLoss Bulletin, the club notes, “Leakage from pipework within holds continues to be a common cause of cargo wetting. Of particular concern are leaking top-side tank drain pipes and wells when located near or below the load water line

Matson Monitors Cylinder Liner Wear

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The cylinder liner is a crucial part of a ship’s engine, as monitoring wear not only extends operational life but also prevents unexpected and costly repairs, with the average cost for a replacement liner at over $150,000. Matson has installed Parker Kittiwake’s LinerSCAN onto several of its vessels as part of a range of condition monitoring tools. Payback proved immediate, as on the first voyage after installation

Underwater Inspection System for Port of Long Beach

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Long Beach Police Department takes delivery of Coda Octopus Underwater Inspection System (UIS™) system. The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest seaport in the United States and is a major gateway for trade with Asia, handling over six million containers annually. The UIS™ which includes Echoscope® real-time 3D sonar technology will be used primarily for underwater inspections of the port's 10 piers and eighty berths and other critical infrastructure

Keeping Maritime and Offshore Cranes Ship Shape

Robin Thomas, VP, ALATAS Americas

ALATAS Americas is a global company with strong roots in maritime and fast growing branches in the offshore sector. MR visited Robin Thomas, VP, for his take on emerging trends in both sectors.   ALATAS is a global company with roots in the maritime sector, but there has been a decided move toward offshore oil and gas business. Why?     Historically, our business has been predominantly fueled by the maritime industry

Libya Oil Exports Stutter, Major Eastern Ports Await Restart

Libya will not be able to export oil through its two largest eastern ports before August, due to safety checks after a near year-long closure, a senior oil official said on Wednesday. The latest twist in a spiral of violence also casts a shadow over the vital deal two weeks ago to end the eastern blockade by federalist protesters of the last two facilities they held. Until April, the rebels were holding four out of five eastern ports, cutting off over half of Libya's export capacity.

LCS MCM MP Puts Navy Closer to Fleet Implementation

It’s All in the Package the Littoral Combat Ship’s Mission Modules

NSWC Panama City hosted a two-week demonstration in July that verified Sailors' ability to conduct maintenance on the Littoral Combat Ship's Mine Countermeasure Mission Package without the assistance of civilian scientists or engineers.   The Littoral Combat Ship Mine Countermeasure Mission Package (LCS MCM MP) Sustainment Demonstration (S-Demo) puts the Navy a step closer to transitioning mine countermeasure mission modules to the fleet

Making Data a Priority is Key

During a conference in Oslo, KVH CEO Martin Kits van Heyningen urged maritime operators to utilize big data in order to remain competitive. The future competitiveness of the maritime industry will be affected by how rapidly shipping operators take advantage of big data

PSC Inspection Workshop by IRS

The workshop, inaugurated by the Director General of Shipping, Deepak Shetty

IRClass (Indian Register of Shipping) has conducted an executive workshop, in coordination with India’s Directorate General of Shipping and the Indian National Shipowners’ Association (INSA), on Port State Control (PSC) inspections.  

Papal Visit to Impact Marine Transportation System

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  The Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay, is notifying mariners that vessel traffic transiting the Delaware River and Schuylkill River, in vicinity of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from September 25, 2015 to September 28, 2015 will likely experience delays.

Risk Intelligence Launches PortRisk

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Denmark-based security risk intelligence company Risk Intelligence has launched PortRisk, a service that aims to deliver comprehensive and reliable intelligence on risk in ports. PortRisk provides on-demand security information and threat, vulnerability and risk assessment covering countries

ClassNK to Research on Brittle Crack Arrest Design

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  ClassNK announced that it will carry out a joint research project aimed at improving safety standards for ultra-large container ships.   As container ships increase in size, so too does the thickness of the steel that is used. The preventative measures for brittle fracture become

ClassNK, Makita Expand Engine Monitoring

ClassNK and Makita have agreed to bring the condition-based engine monitoring system ClassNK CMAXS e-GICSX to Mitsui-Makita MAN B&W main engines. The system assists in the early detection of abnormalities in electrically controlled diesel engines and is being developed in collaboration with

Quality Comes First In Safety

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Benchmarked, standardized and customizable – Rapp Marine’s array of crane options safely cover the full gamut of workboat needs.   In the marine industry, one of the most potentially dangerous pieces of deck equipment on a vessel is the crane

In Safety, Quality Comes First


Benchmarked, standardized and customizable – Rapp Marine’s array of crane options safely cover the full gamut of workboat needs. In the marine industry, one of the most potentially dangerous pieces of deck equipment on a vessel is the crane

Magnolia Fleet Signs on with Helm CONNECT

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  Helm Operations announced today that it has signed on barge fleeting and marine transportation company, Magnolia Fleet LLC to Helm CONNECT Preventive Maintenance. Magnolia Fleet operates 11 push boats, 2 fleets, and midstream fuel operations in New Orleans and Lake Charles.

USCG Marine Safety Alert

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a marine safety alert while it conducts an ongoing investigation into a engine room fire that killed three aboard the Insignia cruise ship in St. Lucia in December.   The USCG reminded shipowners to maintain machinery, establish escape routes

TT Club Warns Baltic Ports to Protect Against Reputational Damage

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Speaking during Baltic Transport Week in Gdansk this week Andrew Huxley, Development Director at freight transport insurance specialist TT Club, warned port and terminal operators to be aware of the reputational damage that can be a serious consequence of uninsured incidents resulting from

Maritime Training Academy Announces Diploma in Maritime Security

  The Maritime Training Academy announced the launch of its new diploma in maritime security today.   The Surrey, UK-based distance learning center said the diploma in maritime security will commence April 1st, 2015 and will consist of 11 modules including ISPS code

Oil Leak Contained at MV Miner Site

MV Miner off Scaterie Island. Photo: The Nova Scotia government

 On-site workers acted quickly to contain an oil leak during the final stages of removing the wreck of the MV Miner off Scaterie Island, says the government of Canada’s Nova Scotia province.   About 800 litres of oil was collected after a leak occurred during demolition of the

Design & Operation: Wind Farm Support Vessels

Pictured is Alicat, South Boats IOW 26m Wind Farm Support Vessel operated by Seacat Services.

Offshore wind farm development has been led globally by the UK, followed by Germany. Both countries have governments with long term commitments to renewable energy. Denmark, Belgium and The Netherlands are building wind farms, but they are a long way behind the leaders in offshore wind

Using Key Data to Remain Competitive

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During a conference in Oslo, KVH CEO Martin Kits van Heyningen urged maritime operators to utilize big data in order to remain competitive The future competitiveness of the maritime industry will be affected by how rapidly shipping operators take advantage of big data

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