The U.S. Navy has certified three vessels to navigate without paper charts using Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems-Navy (ECDIS-N) supplied by Northrop Grumman Corporation. The three vessels â€“ USS Antietam (CG 54), USS Stethem (DDG 63) and USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) â€“ join USS Cape St. George (CG 71), which was the first U.S. Navy ship to be approved for paperless navigation. The ECDIS-N systems were supplied by Northrop Grummanâ€™s Sperry Marine business unit under a fleet-wide program to upgrade the Navyâ€™s surface ships and submarines with ECDIS-N in support of a Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) directive to institute paperless navigation across the entire fleet.
North Florida Shipyards completed its contract for the fabrication and installation of a spar deck on RoRo vessel Cape Rise owned by the U.S. Maritime Administration. Completed one week ahead of schedule, this is the third of a three-vessel contract - completed on schedule. The first two of the vessel series, Cape Race and Cape Ray owned by MarAd and operated by Intrepid Ship Management, were also outfitted with a spar deck measuring 42,000 sq. ft
ABB has been awarded contracts worth $140 million to supply its Azipod® propulsion systems for three vessels and electrical power systems for 11 vessels and two semi-submersible drilling rigs. The orders, all booked during November 2005, include: Six 10 Megawatt (MW) Azipod propulsion units for three Arctic shuttle tankers being built for Russia’s Sovcomflot at Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea for delivery between 2007-2009
CMB confirms that its subsidiary Bocimar International has acquired three capesize newbuilding vessels for a total purchase price of $188 million. The first vessel, SWS 1028 (Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard) - for which Bocimar concluded a three-year time charter contract in April 2005 - is obtained from Teh Hu (Hong Kong). It concerns a 175,000 dwt newbuilding that will be delivered in the third quarter of 2006. The other two vessels, SWS 1048 and SWS 1049, have been bought from
Danaos Corporation announced that it has ordered three 10,100 TEU containerships. All three Post Panamax containerships will be built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and are expected to be delivered to Danaos in January, February and March of 2011. Danaos has also arranged for a large international liner company to charter all these vessels for 12 years each, at accretive rates. This deal increases Danaos' contracted fleet of newbuildings to 34 vessels with a total carrying capacity of
Crude Carriers Corp. (NYSE: CRU) announced that on March 26 it took delivery of the M/T Alexander the Great, a very large crude carrier (VLCC) with carrying capacity of 297,958 mt, from Universal Shipbuilding Corporation at the Ariake Shipyard in Japan. The M/T Alexander the Great is the first of the three vessels comprising the company's initial fleet and was acquired at a purchase price of $96.5m. The remaining two vessels, the M/T Miltiadis M II
The Ships Equipment Division of ship service specialist Unitor has won the contract to supply fire protection systems to four 93,450-grt, 138,000-cu.-m. LNG carriers building at Spain's Izar for transportation of natural gas been the Caribbean and Spain and Egypt and Spain. Under the terms of the deal, Unitor will deliver its advanced HotFoam, water mist and CO2 engineroom fire protection systems to the four LNG newbuildings under construction at Izar's Bilbao and Sestao shipyards.
About 72 passengers are still missing from a ferry that sank in waters off Kupang in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province, China View reported. Search and rescue teams are still trying to find the 72 missing passenger. Most of the passengers on the ferry are presumed to have drowned. Rescue teams found 34 bodies and 125 other passengers floating in the sea. Most of the passengers had life jackets. Search and rescue team would continue searching for the missing people until February 7-- a
According to Financial Mirror, Ocean Tankers Holdings Public Co. will be the first ocean-going shipping company to go public on the Cyprus Stock Exchange later this summer, after the Nicosia bourse failed to attract the flotations of three other Cypriot-owned shipping companies. Stelios Haji-Ioannou’s Stelmar, Charalambos Mylonas’ Transmed and the Mouskas family’s Zela Shipping were all companies that took a stab at the island’s exchange and gave up as the CSE authorities
The EU NAVFOR reported that over a period of 15 days, piracy of three merchant vessels was prevented through the use of Best Management Practices, proving the value of such self-protection measures. On 10 October, the MV Kavo Portland, transiting approximately 1,000 nautical miles from the coast in the Somali Basin and the MV Anuket Jade, transiting close to the Tanzanian coast, both reported they were attacked by groups of pirates using rocket propelled grenades or firing.
Wärtsilä is to supply inert gas systems for a Floating Storage Unit (FSU) on Norway's Heidrun offshore oil & gas field, and for two supporting shuttle tankers. The FSU is owned by Statoil, the Norwegian state owned energy company, and the tankers by AET Tanker Holdings
MOL (America) Inc. announce intermodal transit on-time performance results for January-March 2013. MOL’s overall intermodal transit on-time performance was 71% for January-March 2013, for the three origin ports in Asia, to the six inland destinations in the United States.
Several rudders recently were coated with Ecospeed in China and Latvia. In China the rudder of a 294-meter container vessel was treated in Shangai and a 125-meter LPG tanker had its rudder coated in Guangzhou. Around the same time Ecospeed was applied on both rudders of a 186-meter roro vessel in
Robert Allan Ltd. was awarded a contract for two new designs of icebreaking OSVs for use in the North Caspian Sea. The contract was awarded to the Vancouver naval architects by the Turkish-based Palmali Group of Companies, and the vessels will be built by Besiktas Shipyard of Altinova, Turkey
Operationally sound first quarter for combined Group. Dockwise Ltd. has published results for the three month period ended 30 September 2012. As from 1 July 2012, results of Fairstar Heavy Transport N.V. are fully consolidated within the financial statements for Dockwise Ltd.
APL introduce a new weekly service to enhance its network coverage in East Asia, with connections to APLs global network. The new Japan Thailand 2 (JT2) service is operated through a vessel sharing agreement with Hanjin Shipping with three vessels of 1700 TEU nominal capacity each.
Nam Cheong, Malaysia’s largest Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) builder, ends year with record number of sales. Sales of the Platform Support Vessel (PSV) and the two Anchor Handling Towing Supply Vessels (AHTS) are worth a total of US$ 56
Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, has announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with Cargill International S.A., Geneva, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary
Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, has announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with Augustea Bunge Maritime Limited, Malta, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary
STX OSV Holdings Limited say Tidewater Inc. has acquired contracts for 3 Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) under construction at STX OSV in Norway. STX OSV had originally secured the contracts for the design and construction of three vessels for STX Pan Ocean Co. Ltd
IHC Merwede is building three 550t pipelaying vessels simultaneously at its Krimpen aan den IJssel yard in The Netherlands. The keel-laying ceremony for the first of two identical 550t pipelaying vessels for TL Offshore, a subsidiary of SapuraKencana, took place on Tuesday 15 January
Nordic American Tankers Ltd. is considering expanding its fleet by ordering new vessels or buying second-hand. The company's Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $0.16 for the fourth quarter of 2012. They are assessing expansion plans including ordering of new vessels from
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) detained 9 ships in UK ports during December 2012 after they failed Port State Control (PSC) inspection. Latest monthly figures show that there were five new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in UK ports during December 2012 and four vessels remained
During the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2013, held February 16 - 19, in Jacksonville, FL, members of the Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) elected Carolyn Horgan, Blue & Gold Fleet, San Francisco, CA, as PVA President for 2013.
Diana Shipping Inc. signs up to buy the 'M/V Tamou', a 2005 built Capesize dry bulk carrier of 177,243 dwt. The purchase price is US$27,020,202, less one percent address commission to the buyers. The vessel, to be renamed "Baltimore