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Bulk Carrier Listing in Rough Seas

According to the New Zealand Press, the Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) says it is closely tracking the progress of the bulk carrier Taharoa Express, which is listing after its load shifted in heavy swells. The vessel reported to Maritime New Zealand that it had a problem after its load of iron sand shifted while in rough sea about 42 nautical miles south west of Cape Egmont. The vessel is intact and not taking on any water, and all 25 crew are safe, Maritime New Zealand said. Maritime New Zealand said it was concerned and is keeping a close eye on the situation, at this point there are no reports of the vessel being in danger or distress. The Port of Taharoa pilot and loading master is on board the carrier and is overseeing its progress as it heads for Nelson. Source: New Zealand Press


Lockheed Martin Wins $25M Crewboat Contract

Lockheed Martin won a contract valued at more than $25 million to perform detailed design, construction, test and delivery of two Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) crew transport vessels that will provide service to Mexico’s national oil company, PEMEX. The Lockheed Martin design is based on its SLICE Small Waterplane Area hull form. The contract, awarded to Lockheed Martin by Hoteleria y Servicios Petroleros, S. A. de C.V


COMSAT Mobile Honored For Maritime Safety

COMSAT Mobile Communications (CMC) was honored with the Maritime Safety Award at the Seaman's Church Institute's 24th Annual Silver Bell Awards Dinner in New York City on June 14. The plaque, mounted on a large life ring, cites CMC and vigilant earth station operators, "For an abiding commitment to professionalism and innovative approaches to maritime safety." In addition to noting CMC's variety of data, high-speed data and voice mobile satellite communications services


'Little Ships' Sail To Denmark

A fleet of "Little Ships" left the famous white cliffs of Dover behind them and set off across the Channel on Friday to mark the 1940 Dunkirk evacuation of 340,000 Allied soldiers from France. The 58-strong flotilla had been due Thursday, but rough seas forced them to postpone 24 hours. Sixty years ago, a rag-tag British flotilla plucked 340,000 Allied soldiers from certain death or capture at Dunkirk. Dubbed the "great tide of small vessels" by British wartime leader Winston Churchill


Falmouth Coastguard Searches for Missing Crew

Falmouth Coastguard is coordinating a major air and sea search and rescue operation following the capsize and sinking of a French fishing vessel today, 14 miles South by West of Lizard Point in Cornwall. At 12.40pm this afternoon, Falmouth Coastguard received a distress alert from the fishing vessel ERIDAN reporting that they had seen another fishing vessel capsize and sink and subsequently Falmouth Coastguard received a distress alert from an Emergency Positioning Beacon (EPIRB).


Storm Rips Off Part of 'Rena' Fore Section

Rena in Breaking Waves: Photo credit Maritime NZ

Earlier this week rough weather damaged the bow of the container ship stranded in New Zealand waters off Tauranga. In their latest update Salvors, Resolve Marine, report as follows: High wind and rough seas early this week resulted in approximately 25m of the fore section, weighing around 250 tonnes, being ripped free from the aft portside and falling to the sea bed. This section included the boat landing platform and access ladder, with gas cutting equipment also going overboard.


Tateyama

Type Malaccamax Oil Tanker Owner Aquamarine Ship Holding Maritime Builder NKK Corp. NKK Corp. delivered a 300,000-dwt., Panamanian-flagged, Malacca-max oil tanker to Aquamarine Ship-holding Maritime S.A., a Panamanian subsidiary of NYK Line in September 2002. Built at NKK's Tsu Works, the tanker, which is now in regular service for Nippon Oil Corp., is the first in the Malacca-max VLCC (very large crude carrier) class that NKK has developed in response to owners' requirements for


Oil Slick Threatens Danish Coast

Massive oil slicks threatened to pollute the Danish coast on Thursday after a tanker collided with a freighter in the Baltic Sea, creating one of the biggest oil leaks ever to foul Danish waters. "The leak is one of the biggest we have seen. We are preparing to prevent oil pollution hitting the Danish coast," a coastguard spokesman said. Six ships from Denmark, Germany and Sweden were on their way to try to contain the oil, coastguards said


Tidal Transit Grows as Wind Energy Soars

Eden Rose

Leo Hambro, Commercial Director of Tidal Transit, has announced that the company has just placed an order for the manufacture of the third, in its potential fleet of ten, innovative wind farm crew transfer vessels. To be named Tia Elizabeth, this new vessel will be built to exactly the same high specification as its two sister craft, Ginny Louise and Eden Rose , apart from the fitment of a rear crane which can be used for the deployment of a rescue craft, such as an inflatable rib.


Standed Bulk Carrier on S. Africa Coast Leaking Bunkers

Kiani Satu aground: Photo courtesy of NSRI

Oil is leaking from an abandoned bulk carrier, 'MV Kiani Satu', which ran aground off Buffels Bay on the the Knysna coast not far from a nature reserve. In its latest report, South Aftrica's National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said that all 19 crew members were safely ashore having been airlifted off the ship by a helicopter working in relays. Graeme Harding, NSRI Knysna station commander, said: “The rescue helicopter hoisted NSRI helicopter rescue swimmers onto the ships deck


Master Fined After Wind Farm Collision

The master of a wind farm support vessel has today been made to pay £3,000 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to breaches of maritime collision regulations. Geoffrey Whinfrey was in charge of the Island Panther when it collided with a wind turbine in the Sheringham Shoal wind farm


OSV Master Fined Following Wind Turbine Allision

Island Panther: Photo courtesy of the owners

The master of a wind farm support boat has been made to pay £3,000 in fines and costs after breaching maritime collision regulations, informs the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Geoffrey Whinfrey was in charge of the Island Panther when it collided with a wind turbine in the


OCTOPUS-Onboard Wave Monitoring: SMM Demonstration

OSWF service: Photo Amarcon

Amarcon, a part of the ABB group, and OceanWaveS GmbH, a fully owned subsidiary of Rutter Inc., inform they will  demonstrate an OCTOPUS-Onboard advisory suite including Wave and Surface Current Monitoring System set-up during the SMM in Hamburg, from 9 – 12 September 2014


US Navy Orders Demonstration Craft from Willard Marine

Photo courtesy of Willard Marine, Inc.

Willard Marine, Inc. (WMI) announced it has been selected through a solicitation process to supply a demonstration model of a new, advanced combatant craft for the U.S. Navy under an SBIR contract modification awarded to Structural Composites, Inc.


New USCG Response Boat Delivered in Ohio

A new 45-foot response boat (right) is moored at Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, after the stations crew accepted it May 1, 2014. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Phillip Null)

The crew of U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Station Marblehead, Ohio, officially accepted delivery Thursday of the station’s second 45-foot response boat, doubling the rescue capability of Ohio-based Coast Guard station, the USCG said. The response boat, uilt by Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wis


COSCO Selects Rolls-Royce Package

Rolls Royce COSCO (Eric Haun) WEB.jpg

Rolls-Royce won an order to provide an integrated design and equipment package for two offshore supply vessels to be built at COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard Co., Ltd in China for Singapore based Chellsea Group.  The two Rolls-Royce UT 771 WP platform supply vessels features the striking wave


Winch Malfunction Leaves Parasailors aloft for Three Hours

Two passengers were successfully launched from a parasail vessel for a ride aloft. As they were being winched in the winds picked up, and the parasail towline winch became inoperable and 800 feet of towline payed out stranding the passengers aloft


"Walking" Offshore Platform Wins Innovation Award

Wavewalker

The innovative walking jack-up platform WaveWalker 1 was presented with the Product and Equipment Innovation Award at the prestigious Ground Engineering (GE) Awards ceremony in London earlier this week. WaveWalker 1, developed by Fugro and Van Oord, is an innovative


CWind in Ex-Royal Marines Boat-Share Deal

left to right: Bruce Clements, CWind; Lee Price, Matthew Lane, Matt Woodley

Offshore wind solutions provider CWind’s successful boat share scheme has to date attracted investment from different groups within the maritime community, with commercial fishermen and superyacht skippers among current partners.  


ABB RoboScreens for Royal Caribbean's Quantum Class

Six ABB RoboScreens attached to six industrial robots help Royal Caribbean boost onboard entertainment capacity (Photo: ABB)

Six 100” video screens attached to six industrial robots help cruise ship operator expand onboard entertainment and amenities possibilities As Royal Caribbean designed its new Quantum Class cruise ships, a key initiative was to enhance onboard entertainment and amenities


Furuno Debuts Remote Controller and Software

Image: Furuno

When Furuno added its Black Box system to their NavNet TZtouch family, it provided flexibility for captains that wanted a TZtouch system on larger displays. Shortly after that, Furuno introduced its new line of Multi-touch Marine Monitors that ranged in size from 17-24 inches


Costa Concordia almost Ready for Final Voyage

Costa Concordia

  The massive hulk of the Costa Concordia is nearly ready to be towed away from the Italian island where it struck a rock and capsized two-and-a-half years ago, killing 32 people, officials said on Sunday. The rusting prow of the once-gleaming white luxury liner was due to emerge fully from


Engine Performs in Roll Over Test

The rescue vessel Nh 1816 is rolled over during a recent test with KNRM.

Engines customized for new Dutch search-and-rescue lifeboat vessels keep running after full rotation on axis. In thrashing, unforgiving seas, a capsized rescue vessel used to be a symbol of defeat. To withstand harsh conditions, sea vessels are designed to right themselves when overturned


Piracy Activity Drifts Towards Southeast Asia

Since 2010, there has been a steadily increasing trend of piracy attacks in Southeast Asia, according to a report released by UNITAR (UN Institute for Training and Research), with 150 separate incidents just from last year alone. After significant strides in reducing the number of hijackings near


DNV GL to Class ALP's Ocean-Going Tugs

“ALP Future Class” ocean-going tugs

  DNV GL congratulates ALP Maritime Services on the development of its next-generation “ALP Future Class” ocean going tugs. The vessels, developed by Ulstein Design & Solutions in close cooperation with ALP Maritime Services (ALP)






 
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