In an efficient near-assembly-line process at Far East Shipyard in Sibu a series of 29-meter tugs are being built and delivered to an Indonesian owner, Pte. Arpeni Pratama Ocean Line Tbk.. The first of these boats, Cigading, was delivered in mid-January. By late March, the second boat, Paiton, was ready for delivery. A third was taking shape on the yard’s ways while the steel for the fourth vessel was being cut nearby. The United Ship Design hulls, with their 9-meter beams 4.267-meter molded depth (29.53x14), feature the double-chined hulls common to many boats built in Sarawak. The shafts are encased in skeg-like pieces that serve both as shaft struts and protection when working in shallow water. A raised fo’c’sle and bilge keels contribute to good sea-keeping abilities. For an extended cruising range, the boats’ have 227 m3 of fuel tankage as well as 42 m3 of fresh water. Main engines are a pair of Cummins KTA38 M2 engines each rated for 1200 hp at 1800 RPM and turning into Twin Disc MG5321 gears with 5.95:1 ratios. On deck the Paiton is fitted with a single drum towing winch and a towing hook manufactured locally by Siong Ping Engineering. Both the Cigading and the Paition are named for Indonesian ports.
“I started in the shipyard 50 years ago with pick on the end of a broom stick cleaning up,” recalls Raymond Viguerie, before adding, “Later the old man taught me how to do fitting.” These days, Raymond is still at his Intracoastal Iron Works yard full time, but his son Peter is doing a lot of the day-to-day management. With three boats under construction in March there was plenty to keep them both busy
Considerable effort, particularly following the oil embargo of the 1970s, has been placed on reducing the fuel oil consumption of ships, a task readily handled by a series of improvements in hull shapes, the fitting of energy savings devices, and improvements to the performance of main engines. A group of engineers from the Tsu Research Laboratories — Koichiro Matsumoto, Kazuyoshi Hirota and Kenji Takagishi - however, noted that while performance in still water was gaining, other factors
Wynn Marine has introduced new screen sizes for the Touch Screen Series 3000 wiper control network. As the most advanced system of its kind, the Series 3000 offers flexibility through modular design, programmable interfaces and now a choice in physical size, if the touch screen option is chosen. The 7”, 9” and 12” screen options all offer the same functionality, with Wynn taking the measure of offering the choice due to the varying designs
The Italian Company Costa Cruises and Fincantieri have together set record: for the first time ever, two ships have been launched the same day – the Costa Luminosa and Costa Pacifica, respectively the 13th and 14th members of the Costa fleet, which will both enter service next year. The Costa Luminosa, which will be able to accommodate 2,828 Guests and is 92,700 gross tonnage, was launched at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Marghera () in the presence of the Honorable Renato
Aker Solutions has been awarded a FEED (Front-End Engineering and Design) contract from Statoil to design the world's largest Spar platform for the Aasta Hansteen field development in the Norwegian Sea. With a total hull length of 193 meters and a draught of 170 meters, the Aasta Hansteen (formerly named Luva) Spar platform will be the largest of its kind. A Spar platform is a cylinder shaped floating offshore installation
"We've pretty much kept everything the same," says Mark Connally of Island Packers in reference to the sister ship to their two-year-old catamaran Islander. The new boat, as yet un-named, will have a few interior modifications such as more tables for the passengers and it will be a little beefier in the framing in recognition of the rugged waters and full loads that the Islander has experienced. Mark Connally and his partner Alex Brodie's company
The Empress of the North lost a lot of weight on March 25, but the stubborn sternwheeler refused to budge from her perch on a Columbia River sandbar. Rescuers had a simple plan to save the 360-foot ship, which grounded near Washougal, Wash., on the morning of March 24. They would drain most of the ship's diesel fuel, then hope the reduced weight and a rising afternoon tide would lift the Empress enough to maneuver downstream
Hydrodynamics theory establishes that wave making resistance of displacement hulls originate from their body shape, especially from shoulders, midbody, and rear quarter curvatures of their waterplane at the water-air interface. These curvatures create bow waves, midbody troughs, and stern waves, which set the “hull speed” limit when the distance between bow and stern wave equal the boat’s length (speed/length ratio 1.34)
Research ship 'Yantar' has left covered workshop of JSC Yantar Shipyard and has beeb moved to open slipway Research ship Yantar is the lead Project 22010 oceanographic vessel developed by Almaz Central Design Bureau. The ship was laid down on July 8, 2010 on the 65-th anniversary of Yantar Shipyard and named after it. The orderer was obtained from the Russian Defense Ministry. According to the contract, the ship is to be delivered in 2013.
The US Coast Guard Cutter 'Maple' helps the U.S. Geological Survey to deploy 12 seismic sensors along the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault, northwest of Craig, Alaska. The team placed the ocean-bottom seismometers along a 28-mile section of the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault to improve
Rickmers-Linie added a 10th vessel on its eastbound Round-the-World Pearl String Service as part of its continuing program of investment in its services. The global breakbulk, heavylift and project specialist has taken the Rickmers Savannah on long-term charter to help it meet customer demand
Huntington Ingalls Industries made two appointments to its government and customer relations leadership team. Carolyn E. Apostolou has been named vice president for legislative affairs (Senate), and Vice Adm. John "Jay" Donnelly (U.S. Navy, Ret
Metrol Technology disclosed that it developed a subsea tool from the technology of Miko pipe magnets. The company said it is currently gaining cost and time benefits through having perfected the use of powerful permanent magnets when positioning instrumentation on seabed structures.
The hull is complete, the steelwork concluded, the building of the deckhouse has begun – in the dock of Sietas shipyard the first jack-up vessel for offshore wind farms developed and constructed in Germany is currently taking shape. Construction started in April 2012; the handover of the
Port of Seattle has signed-on as a participant in Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry in North America. Port of Seattle state that it is the first U.S. port outside of the Great Lakes region to join Green Marine.
Eastern Shipbuilding Group contracted by O’Hara Corporation to construct a 194-ft freezer stern-trawler. The new vessel is a ST-115 design by Skipsteknisk, AS of Aalesund, Norway, and will be built to DNV classification rules: +1A1, Stern Trawler, E0 Notation for hull
Three scenarios shaping the future of the world’s maritime industries. Report issued at events in Singapore and London indicates strong growth for the maritime sector in the years up to 2030 and an even bigger role for China in the maritime world
Huntington Ingalls Industries announced its Ingalls Shipbuilding division achieved a milestone in the construction process of the composite hangar that will be used on the U.S. Navy's second Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer, Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001).
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) announced it has developed a high performance Hyundai Membrane LNG Cargo Containment System. The shipbuilding giant’s new membrane type containment system for liquefied natural gas received Design Approval from classification societies including ABS
U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp announced Monday that the service has reactivated High Year Tenure to address delayed opportunities for enlisted advancement. The decision to reactivate High Year Tenure was motivated by personnel retention rates of more than 94%
Catherwood Towing's owner, Ernie Catherwood, adds another tugboat to his 14-boat fleet that operates in and around Canada's Fraser River. The 39-year old boat was at a shipyard undergoing a scheduled Canadian Steamship Inspection. Ernie had marine surveyor Mark McAllister and his port engineer
The Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) renewed its service agreement with Miko Marine for the emergency provision of magnetic and fabric patches for damaged vessels. Under the new 2013 agreement, Oslo-based Miko Marine undertakes to provide 24-hour technical support for the use of the
Project Launched to Size-Up Offshore Workers Research to measure offshore workers’ body size with 3D scanners to inform the future design of safety equipment, survival clothing and space requirements on offshore installations has been launched in Aberdeen.
For enhancing the draft in ports or undertaking major dredging projects, India still relies on foreign dredging giants, a situation not likely to change unless the government comes out with a policy encouraging investment in the dredging industry.