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Speed Boat Entrapment Device on Show

(Photo: BCB International)

At the Home Office Security Exhibition which is currently underway in Farnborough (12-14 March), survival and protective equipment specialists, BCB International, will unveil a device which enables security teams to intercept, entrap and disable fast vessels used in narcotics trafficking, piracy or terrorist acts without using deadly force.   Cardiff-based military equipment manufacturer, BCB International Ltd, has developed the Buccaneer Lightweight Interceptor (BUC LWI) – a system which uses compressed air and interchangeable barrels to project floating entanglement lines and other vessel disabling projectiles.     www.bcbin.com  


Polychem’s Dispersit for Oil Spills

Photo courtesy U.S. Polychemical

U.S. Polychemical Corp said that currently the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is being contained by the use of a chemical solvent that is potentially harmful to wild life. According to Polychem, its product, Dispersit, a water-based surfactant product used to clean up oil spills, has shown a significant reduction in the harm caused to both human and aquatic life. Dispersant products formulated with petroleum mineral spirits used as dilutents can be potentially harmful, the company claims


HDW purchases Topgallant

As part of the implementation of SAP R/3 at the Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft in Kiel, Germany, Atlantec Enterprise Solutions has been chosen to develop the link from the Tribon Hull shipbuilding software to R/3. The link is to be developed in close cooperation with HDW’s own software house, NIS Norddeutsche Informations-Systeme GmbH. Using information extracted from Tribon, the Topgallant software supplied by Atlantec Enterprise Solutions will prepare data for the ERP system.


ShipConstructor: Sentinel Class Cutters

Image Courtesy of Bollinger Shipyards

Bollinger Shipyards is relying on ShipConstructor 3D marine production software to build the U.S. Coast Guard’s Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutters (FRC). The Sentinel Class is a new generation of USCG patrol boat that is a replacement for the Island Class Cutters Bollinger built almost a quarter century ago. The contract for up to 34 vessels is expected to last ten years. These cutters are based on a Damen 4708 hull form modified by Bollinger using ShipConstructor to meet the US


Cathelco, UMC Complete 1st Project

Photo courtesy Cathelco Ltd

The first joint venture project between Cathelco and UMC International has been completed at the Yonderberry fuelling jetty at Torpoint in Plymouth. Earlier this year, the two companies created an alliance enabling the specialist diving services of UMC International to be used for the installation and maintenance of corrosion protection systems supplied by Cathelco. The Yonderberry jetty project, commissioned by Babcock


Ingall Shipbuilding Awards Grants to Local Schools

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII)  announced that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has awarded $70,500 in grants to 19 school districts and organizations in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. The grants will be used by the districts for various science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) projects. "These STEM grants provide school districts with resources that math and science teachers can use to get students excited about solving hard problems," said Irwin F


SeaWave Launches New Communications Station

SeaWave, a wireless communications company serving the maritime industry, has completed a new, state-of-the-art SeaWave Communications Station. The facility is located in Rhode Island and is used to provide SeaWave subscribers Internet e-mail and NOAA weather data using high frequency radio and advanced signal processing. The new station, which consists of multiple antenna arrays that provide worldwide coverage for SeaWave customers


USCG – GPS testing off North Carolina

The USCG Navigation Center (NAVCEN) has issued a special notice stating that, from 3 through 10 February daily from 1600 EST to 2145 EST, the GPS navigation signal in waters off Wilmington, North Carolina may be unreliable due to testing of GPS signals used by shipboard, aviation, and handheld navigation devices.   From Feb 03 through Feb 10, 2012, daily from 1600 EST to 2145 EST, the GPS navigation signal may be unreliable due to testing on GPS frequencies used by shipboard navigation


Northern Sea Route Clicks Up Record Transits

Photo credit Rotatomflot

46 vessels have transited through Northern Sea Route as this year's navigation season comes to an end. Never before have so many vessels used the Northern Sea Route for cargo transport between Europe and Asia. and never before has so much cargo been transported along the route, reports the 'Barents Observer'. Although the season is not yet completely over – there are still two Finnish icebreakers in westbound transit from Alaska to Denmark –  there has been a tenfold


EPA Revises Hydraulic Fracturing Guidance

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released revised underground injection control (UIC) program permitting guidance for wells that use diesel fuels during hydraulic fracturing activities. EPA developed the guidance to clarify how companies can comply with a law passed by Congress in 2005, which exempted hydraulic fracturing operations from the requirement to obtain a UIC permit, except in cases where diesel fuel is used as a fracturing fluid.


Burger Boat to Build New Passenger Vessel

Image courtesy of Burger Boat Company

Burger Boat Company announced that it has received a contract for the construction of an 89-foot (27-meter) steel passenger vessel for Wendella Sightseeing Company, Chicago, Ill. Styled after other vessels in Wendella's fleet, this vessel will be used for their signature Combined Lake and River


USACE Gets Bird’s-eye View of Houston Ship Channel Growth

Lt. Gen. Bostick prepares for liftoff in a city of Houston helicopter used in patrols over the Houston Ship Channel Security District, which includes PHAs terminal facilities.

The 53rd U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, visited the Port of Houston Authority last week and was given an aerial tour of the Houston Ship Channel as part of a briefing that highlighted economic growth along the


China Evacuates Workers in Libya to Malta

China has evacuated several hundred workers from Libya and is taking them by ship to Malta, the head of the Malta Civil Service, Mario Cutajar, said on Wednesday. He said the Maltese government was arranging temporary accommodation for the workers and was preparing for the eventuality of a


Scottish Sea Farms Takes New Vessel Delivery

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Scottish Salmon Farms has taken delivery of its latest vessel – powered by twin Doosan V158TIH main engines supplied by WaterMota.   Designed by consultant naval architects AG Salmon as a multi-role vessel, Sally Ann was built by Arklow Marine Services in Ireland for Scottish Sea


Prelude By the Numbers

Prelude will consume more than 260,000 tons of steel, more than 5 times the steel used on the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and 3 times the steel used on the Golden Gate Bridge.

Out at sea, look! It’s a ship! It’s a floating rig! It’s SuperFLNG! While not “faster than a speeding bullet,” Shell’s shipzilla Prelude is certainly more powerful than a speeding locomotive, and will be able to leapfrog in size


LiveCom Selects iDirect Evolution to Enable Global Expansion

  iDirect Asia Pte Ltd today announced that LiveCom Limited (“LiveCom”), a Hong Kong based ISP, has selected Evolution as the platform to help enterprise and government customers expand their reach beyond the Asia-Pacific market


Business is Brisk at Posidonia in Athens

Wärtsilä’s New Aframax Tanker Design  emphasizes energy efficiency. It features an optimized hull form to minimize resistance, and an optimized propulsion train with energy saving devices (ESDs) for greater efficiency. Fuel savings have been the primary focus during the development of this design..

In early June, the shipping community met in Athens, Greece for Posidonia 2014. While the focus in Athens tends to be skewed more toward the night life and after hour parties, Maritime Reporter was able to dig out some relevant product and service news from the exhibition center.


Hyde Marine, Goltens Enter Engineering Agreement

Hyde Marine, Inc., announced today it has launched an agreement with Goltens Green Technologies division to help shipowners determine how to best fit the chemical free Hyde GUARDIAN Gold Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) onto its existing vessels.


Combat Cold Corrosion via Condition Monitoring

Cold Corrosion Test Kit

Parker Kittiwake explains why frequent condition monitoring is the most effective measure in combating the recent cold corrosion phenomenon The recent trend in favoring newer generation engines which offer improved fuel consumption by using a longer stroke reflects the marine industry’s


Voith to Exhibit High Efficiency and DP Systems at SMM

Voith Inline Thruster

At this year’s SMM in Hamburg, Voith will showcase propulsion systems and vessel concepts focusing on high efficiency and dynamic positioning even under challenging conditions. In hall A4, booth 203, a Voith Schneider Propeller as well as the Voith Inline Thruster 850


Resolve Maritime Academy's New Wet Trainer Facility

Pictured: David Boldt, Simulator Group Manager; Denise Johnston, Director of Resolve Maritime Academy, and Clifford Charlock, Fire School Manager, at the site of Resolve Maritime Academy’s new wet trainer in Port Everglades( Photo courtesy of Resolve Maritime Academy)

Resolve Maritime Academy informed it has started building a new, two-story wet trainer, larger and more expansive than its original, the L/V Gray Manatee. “We are incredibly proud to offer a course that combines stability and damage control using our new two-story wet trainer


Canaveral Shipwreck Search Permit Granted to Seafarer's Quest

Anchor found at Juno: Photo Seafarer

Research and recovery of historic shipwrecks experts Seafarer Exploration Corporation says that Seafarer's Quest, LLC has successfully been granted a three year research permit for the shipwreck site south of Cape Canaveral from the Florida Bureau of Archaeology Research.


Hamburg Süd Opens Office in Nanjing

Cap San Nicolas in the South China Sea (Photo courtesy of Hamburg Süd)

On August 1, Hamburg Süd will open an office in Nanjing, China, to be headed by general manager Steven Pu. Hamburg Süd now operates from 20 locations in Greater China. All tasks previously carried out by the Ben Line agency will be taken over by the new Hamburg Süd office


New AVEVA ISM Bridges the Gap

AVEVA launches a new application for governing asset information using a standards-based methodology. AVEVA announced the launch of AVEVA Information Standards Manager (AVEVA ISM), a software product that enables both EPC contractors and asset Owner Operators to achieve greater control over


Total E&P is First to Use FROG-XT4

Image courtesy of Reflex Marine

Total E&P is the first to use Reflex Marine’s newly developed FROG-XT4 on the Odudu field in Nigeria. The French operator purchased the crew transfer device primarily for carrying out inter-field transfers. They have already found the device to be an invaluable backup method for when






 
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