New multi-purpose rescue vessel for Northern Fleet under construction by Admiralty Shipyard in St Petersberg The "Igor Belousov" will significantly strengthen the Northern Fleet's ability to engage in search and rescue operations, 14 years after the disaster with the Kursk submarine in the Barents Sea, reports the 'Barents Observer'. Russia’s new rescue vessel will be able to help out wrecked submarines, engage in complex search operations, and take part in military action. Currently under construction by the Admiralty Shipyards in Sankt Petersburg, the vessel will be able to connect with any wrecked submarine and take on board 60 submariners for decompression. It will have a landing pad for helicopters, vacuum chambers, under-water equipment able to operate on 700 meter depths and an advanced deepwater diving complex. In addition, the vessel will reportedly be equipped with advanced weaponry. The vessel will be put on the water in October 2012 and handed over to the Russian Northern Fleet in November 2014. The vessel will be the first search and rescue vessel built in Russia for almost 30 years. It is expected that all Russian fleets will get the ship, the next in line is believed to be destined for the Pacific Fleet.
The go-ahead for six new search and rescue vessels for the Philippine Coast Guard confirms Tenix Defence as Australia’s leading patrol boat constructor, Tenix Group Managing Director Paul Salteri said today. Tenix Defence will build two 56-metre search and rescue vessels and four 35-metre high-speed search and rescue vessels for the Coast Guard, with an option for 10 more 35-metre vessels, under a contract worth up to US$150m.
Scania has appointed Mack Boring & Parts Co. as distributor for its commercial marine diesel engines in the eastern United States. For the last year, Mack Boring has been a Scania distributor in the Great Lakes region. Scania engines are used in a variety of applications, including ferries fishing boats, tugboats, pilot boats and rescue vessels.
Tidewater Inc. will sell its North Sea safety-standby boats to BUE Marine Limited of Edinburgh, Scotland. The $40 million all-cash deal is expected to close by late June. The 28 safety-standby boats were obtained by Tidewater as part of earlier acquisitions. This type of rescue vessel is required for oil and gas entities operating in the North Sea.
Launch of an S-class Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) at Balenciaga Shipyard in Northern Spain for the Craig Group. The Craig Group has committed £50-million to the construction of the vessel, Grampian Sovereign, and its sister ship, Grampian Sceptre. Managed by The Craig Group division North Star Shipping, the two IMT-982 designed vessels will also create 50 new jobs for the Aberdeen based company. Going on long term charter in 2013 in the North Sea
The 98-meter freighter sent out a distress call as the ship began to founder in strong winds off the mouth of the Yangtze River. The freighter was loaded with a cargo of water-absorbing mineral sands, and the crew of 15 was taken off shortly before the ship foundered in darkness. The Ministry of Transport's Donghai Rescue Bureau and the Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration dispatched four rescue vessels as soon as the call was received
A Russian Navy search and rescue vessel will be equipped with two unique deepwater submersibles The Igor Belousov, currently under construction, will have two ARS-600 two-seat submersibles, designed to perform an array of functions, including search, rescue and salvage of submarines in distress. The Russian Defense Ministry decided in 2011 to equip the ship with a deep-sea diving system produced by Scottish firm DIVEX, which will be delivered, installed
According to a CNN report a rescue vessel is attempting to drag a disabled mini-submarine with seven sailors onboard to shallower waters off Russia's Pacific coast. Accoding to the CNN report, Interfax news agency quoted Adm. Victor Federov, the commander of Russia's Pacific Fleet, as saying the vessel was trying to raise the submarine as it was being towed in about 190 meters (600 feet) of water. However, although Federov said some sort of object was secured and was being towed
Asia Pulse said in a bid to develop doctrines and procedures in inter-operability collaborations with foreign counterparts, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) held a joint actual/practical exercise with the Japan Coast Guard (JCG). The exercise area covered 15 square miles and has a range of 7.5 west of Manila, according the report. On the other hand, Coyme said for air and sea inspection, the elite force will be supported by PCG Helo
The Da Nang-based Song Thu Co laid the keels for four 5,000 hp tugboats at a ceremony on Saturday. The 24-metre long, 11-metre wide vessels, known as ASD (Azimuth stern driver) 2411, will be built by the State-owned company for the Netherlands-based Damen group under a $18.75m contract signed last year. The Dutch group will supply the design, technologies, and equipment for building the vessels. Colonel Ha Son Hai, the company’s managing director
Coastal Fast Rescue Vessel “BEI HAI JIU 203” has been delivered by China's Afai Southern Shipyard. The new vessel is for operation by Beihai Rescue Bureau, and its details were not disclosed. Mr. Yang Xiaoren, the Deputy Director General of China Rescue & Salvage Bureau of
Ulstein Group announced that it will donate approximately $3.4 million to Norwegian Sea Rescue (Redningsselskapet) to fund 60% of the cost of a high-speed search and rescue (SAR) boat. The 20- meter SAR craft - to be delivered in 2015 - will be named RS Idar Ulstein in memory of
Family owned shipping firm The Craig Group launched its latest Platform Supply Vessel (PSV), the Grampian Sceptre this week at the Balenciaga Shipyard in Northern Spain. The vessel was officially christened by Mrs. Frances Murray, wife of Alistair Murray
Multi-role Rescue Vessel (MRV) and Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) specialist Atlantic Offshore recently took its active fleet number to 19 vessels (six newbuilds are also under construction), with the delivery of the Ocean Response (pictured).
Aberdeen-based standby vessel operator Atlantic Offshore Rescue said it has commissioned what will be the U.K.’s most powerful emergency response and rescue vessel (ERRV). The Ocean Troll – which recently completed a long term charter with Statoil – has undergone a £2
ST Engineering unveiled a suite of total naval solutions offered by its Electronics and Marine arms at IMDEX Asia 2013, designed to provide users with comprehensive maritime awareness, command, control and advanced communications systems.
Afai Southern Shipyard awarded contracts to build 4 coastal fast rescue vessels for a Chinese Government agency. The contracts were signed between Afai and the Salvage Bureau of Ministry of Transport in the South China port city of Guangzhou.
Vroon Offshore Services contracted by BP for emergency response and rescue vessel (ERRV) services on the UK continental shelf. Netherlands' Vroon say that these services will be undertaken by A- and B-Class field-support vessels and a platform-supply vessel
North Star Shipping, a division of the family-owned global shipping and energy services firm The Craig Group, entered a £63million contract with BP. The multi-service contract is for five years with a possible extension of five years and includes tanker assist
Sentinel Marine orders four multi-role offshore support Emergency Response and Rescue Vessels ERRV’s from Nam Cheong. The new vessels will feature Dynamic Positioning systems, redundancy of propulsion and thruster systems, cargo carrying capabilities and advanced rescue and recovery
Rescuers have retrieved 11 bodies and are searching for two missing crew members after a container ship sank off east China. The Beihai Rescue Bureau of the Ministry of Transport dispatched two rescue vessels and a helicopter to the seawater area 40 nautical miles northeast of Longkou
NEVA 2013, which convenes in Russia’s ‘maritime capital’ St Petersburg between September 24 and 27, will offer delegates and exhibitors the opportunity to scrutinise the significant developments in the structure and operation of Russia’s maritime industries and the
The agreement between the government and BP allows HM Coasguard to call on a BP-chartered vessel in the event of a pollution incident. An operational and commercial model has been brokered with the oil industry allowing HM Coastguard to call on a BP-chartered vessel, the Grampian Frontier
Moose Boats, a boat designer and manufacturer in the San Francisco Bay Area, delivered a M2-37 Catamaran Fire Rescue Boat to West Pierce Fire and Rescue in University Place, WA. The new 2,000 Gallon Per Minute rated 37 foot vessel is the most powerful M2 Series fire fighting boat that Moose Boats
Immediately after the naming ceremony, Atlantic Offshore's 'MRV Ocean Response' heads to North Sea on Statoil charter. This is the third Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel (ERRV) newbuilding delivered to Atlantic Offshore during the past year