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Zentech to Perform ZAIMS Work on Brazilian Aircraft Carrier

Aircraft Carrier São Paulo at sea (Image: Zentech)

Zentech’s President Ramesh Maini announced that the company has been awarded a contract to perform an inspection and evaluation of the hull steel for the Naval Aircraft Carrier São Paulo, as part of the Brazilian Navy’s upgrade of this flagship vessel.   Zentech will perform the work using the patented methodology of its ZAIMS (Zentech’s Asset Integrity Management Solution) system to assist the Brazilian Navy in assessing the sea-worthiness of the vessel’s hull. The initial work involves corrosion inspection, condition evaluation and detailed analysis of the carrier’s hull integrity, including the creation of 3D models to accurately map the results of the vessel’s hull gauging for further detailed analytical work, and ultimately providing recommendations regarding steel replacement. Beyond Phase One, Zentech will provide ongoing assistance to the Navy through a five-year maintenance support contract.   James Cook, Managing Director of Zentech do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro, said the work will be primarily performed by personnel from the Rio facility, augmented by other Zentech offices as needed. Zentech is currently performing similar work for Life Enhancement on a number of offshore drilling rigs for major drilling contractors, and has recently completed similar work for 63 PEMEX production platforms

Port Weller Christens Two Ships in One Day

For the first time in the shipyard’s five-decade history, two ships were christened on the same day at Port Weller Dry Docks in St. Catharines. The vessels, Hull 79 and Hull 516, were renamed and welcomed at a ceremony at the yard on March 3. The third of three CSL vessels to have forebody replacements at Port Weller, Hull 79, which was sponsored by Kimberley Pauley, wife of Capt. Steve Pauley, is the last part of a $100 million contract with Canadian Shipbuilding & Engineering.

Unicom Signs for LR’s Hull Integrity Service

Unicom Management Services (Cyprus) Ltd., the ship management arm of Russian national shipowner Sovcomflot, became the first tanker operator to sign up multiple ships to Lloyd’s Register’s new Hull Integrity service. Unicom has enrolled 17 of its tankers in Hull Integrity, from its Bridge class and Sea class fleets. Both series of ships are 47,000 dwt product and chemical carriers. The deal was sealed following the launch of Hull Integrity at the Posidonia exhibition in Piraeus, Greece in June

Japanese Sub Collides with Vessel

Forbes reported that a Japanese military submarine collided with a civilian vessel during exercises in waters off southern Japan . The Maritime Self-Defense Forces submarine grazed against an unidentified civilian cargo ship during surfacing exercises about 30 miles off the southeastern coast of Miyazaki on Japan's southern island of Kyushu, according to the repot. No injuries were reported among crew members of the submarine Asashio, but officials have found a dent in the vessel's topside

Flexible Membrane Covers and Seals Damages

The Gulf Responder is a 45-ft. aluminum catamaran designed to operate in oil and hazardous chemical spills. Currently under construction at Scully's Fabricating in Louisiana, the vessel's expected delivery date will be either late January or early February. The 15-ton vessel is powered by twin turbo diesel engines with water jet propulsion and equipped with two 1,000 lb. MagnaPatch devices. The MagnaPatch is a patented pollution abatement device

Todd Shipyard Gives Klickitat Early Drydock for Repair

Washington State Ferries Director of Marine Operations Traci Brewer-Rogstad announced that M/V Klickitat went into Todd Shipyard’s drydock this afternoon, ahead of schedule. The Klickitat was removed from service on the Port Townsend-Keystone route on Monday after a crack in the hull plating was detected. The ferry run is temporarily closed until the vessel can be repaired. “Todd Shipyard was able to slip us in between two other drydock customers, which we really appreciate,” says Ms

Incat Crowther Design 10-Boat IUV Order

Inshore Utility Vessel: Photo courtesy of Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther say they supported Strategic Marine in their winning technical proposal for the construction of ten 42m Infield Utility Vessels (IUV) for Brunei's PTAS Marine, and the first boat has now been delivered. Details as follows: Strategic Marine called in Incat to assist in their technical proposal for the project, committing to a timeframe of just 15 months from contract signing to the delivery of the ninth vessel

Costa Concordia Salvage to Take a Year

Photo credit Wiki CCL 3.O (Rvongher)

Costa Cruises salvagers Titan-Micoperi plan to float Costa Concordia, tow it away, expected to take a full year's work Titan Salvage, a U.S. company owned by Crowley Maritime Group, with Micoperi, an Italian company specializing in underwater construction and engineering have been contracted to refloat the wrecked Costa Condordia and tow it away. The plan, which will re-float the vessel’s hull, places the highest priority for ensuring the lowest possible environmental impact as well as

Passenger Ferry Aground Off U.S. Virgin Islands

Photo Credit: USCG The Coast Guard continues to coordinate the response to Saturday's grounding of the passenger ferry American Pride on Triangle Reef, just off the Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas Harbour, U.S. Virgin Islands. Fifteen passengers and three crewmembers aboard the American Pride were rescued from the vessel by Sea Tow Saint Thomas, Saturday morning, and were reported to have suffered no injuries. The vessel had just departed the Saint Thomas Harbour and was headed to Tortola

LNG Bulker Cements Thordon's Green Future

JT Cements LNG-fuelled cement carried Greenland undergoing sea trials (Photo: Thordon Bearings)

Sea trials aboard Greenland, the world’s first LNG-fuelled short-sea dry bulk vessel, have validated the performance of Thordon Bearings COMPAC propeller shaft solution, indicating that seawater-lubricated bearing systems are applicable to all ship types and are definitely here to stay. "Erik Thun has truly raised the standard in sustainable shipping with this vessel, pushing the boundaries of environmental possibilities to a completely new level," said Tommy Holmgren

Polaris: World´s First LNG-Powered Icebreaker Delivered

(Photo: Arctech Helsinki Shipyard)

Arctech Helsinki Shipyard delivered the most powerful newcomer in the Finnish Icebreaker fleet, icebreaker Polaris, to the Finnish Transport Agency on September 28th, 2016. The Finnish Transport Agency handed the vessel over to Arctia Icebreaking Oy

Antifouling Copper Approval Ensures Savings, Performance

Photo: Jotun

Jotun believes the European Union’s decision to approve the use of copper in marine antifoulings will ensure continued delivery of powerful benefits for both the shipping industry and environment. Copper is a key ingredient of most antifouling coatings

Wartsila Wins Deal for Four LNG Tankers

Wärtsilä will deliver a comprehensive scope of marine solutions from its own portfolio to four new LNG fuelled tankers for Swedish owners

Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract covering four newbuild tanker vessels. The ships are to be built at the Avic Dingheng shipyard in China, on behalf of three Swedish owners; Furetank (two vessels), Älvtank, and Thun Tankers, a fully owned subsidiary of Thunbolagen

Euroseas Cancels Ultramax Newbuild Order

Euroseas Ltd., an owner and operator of dry bulk and container carrier vessels, has cancelled its order for an Ultramax dry bulk vessel under construction at Dayang yard due to excessive construction delays.   The vessel, Hull Number DY 161

Passenger Vessel Allides with Pier in Baltimore

Damage sustained to the pier after the passenger vessel Spirit of Baltimore allided with the pier Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. (U.S Coast Guard photo by Tom Davan)

Passenger vessel Spirit of Baltimore struck the pier at Henderson Wharf Marina in Baltimore, Sunday morning, causing 60 feet of damage to the pier and cosmetic damage to the vessel’s hull. There were 447 people aboard at the time of the incident.  

Euroseas Reports Loss

Photo: Euroseas Ltd

 Euroseas Ltd has announced its results for the three and six month period ended June 30, 2016 as well as certain fleet updates.    Total net revenues of $7.3 million. Net loss of $19.2 million; net loss attributable to common shareholders (after a $0

Euroseas Newbuilding Program Update

Photo Euroseas

Euroseas Ltd.announced that it has signed an addendum to its shipbuilding contract with YJZ yard for the construction of Kamsarmax vessel Hull Number YZJ 1153 scheduled to be delivered during the first quarter of 2018. According to the addendum, the Company acquired the option until December 31

Euroseas Signs an Addendum Shipbuilding Contract with YJZ Yard

Photo: Euroseas Ltd

 Euroseas Ltd., an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes, has announced  certain developments related to its newbuilding program.  

Vard Reports High Order Intake from Non-offshore Markets

5 Module Carrier Vessels for Topaz Energy and Marine Photo Vard (for illustration only)

New order intake of NOK 6.2 billion from contract wins for 19 vessels. Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”, and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialised vessels

US Flagged Crew Supply Vessel Delivered for BGOS

M/V Glenn Autry (Photo: Incat Crowther)

M/V Glenn Autry, a U.S. flagged 205-foot aluminum monohull crew supply vessel has been delivered for Barry Graham Oil Service (BGOS) of Bayou La Batre, Ala.   Designed by Incat Crowther and built by Halimar Shipyard in Morgan City, La

Tidewater Christens 2 New Towboats

Photo: Tidewater Transportation and Terminals

The two newest inland river towboats in Tidewater Transportation and Terminals’ fleet, Granite Point and Ryan Point, were christened during a late afternoon ceremony Saturday, June 11 at Vancouver Landing in Vancouver, Wash.   After Deacon Tim Dooley from Portland’s Holy Family

Meercat Workboat for Briggs Marine

Image: Meercat Workboats

U.K.-based Meercat Workboats has sold a custom built monohull workboat to Briggs Marine.     The vessel (Hull no. 28) is 15.5m LOA, and 6m beam.  Fabrication is well under way at Meercat’s Portchester facility in Portsmouth, Hampshire

IRClass Releases IR-HULL Software

Image: IRClass

Indian classification society IRClass has released its new technical software, IR-HULL, which evaluates strength and scantling compliance for seagoing steel ships.   IRClass said it specifically developed IR-HULL to verify all aspects of ship design compliance to its established rules and

IRClass Unveils IR-HULL Software

IR Hull Courtesy IRClass

New software evaluates strength and scantling compliance for sea-going steel ships IRClass, the Indian classification society, today announced the release of its new technical software, IR-HULL. IR-HULL was developed by IRClass specifically to verify all aspects of ship design compliance to

Fines Imposed for Dolphin-watching Boat Mishap

A dolphin-watching charter vessel company and several company representatives have incurred fines totaling more than $16,000 after the vessel Dreamweaver became damaged by heavy seas on Auckland Harbour in February 2014, and more than 30 passengers had to be transferred to rescue boats.  

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