Thursday, November 17, 2011 Maritime News

Technology Can Cause Costly Distractions

Nov 17, 2011

THE London P&I Club has warned that improvements in telecommunications technology on board ships can create unwelcome distractions, leading to casualties.  In its StopLoss Bulletin,

BOEM Calls for Public Input on Proposed 2012-2017 Eastern GOM Lease Sales

Nov 17, 2011

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is seeking information from interested parties regarding proposed oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico Eastern Planning Areas.

Safebridge Releases ECDIS E-Learning Course

Nov 17, 2011

Safebridge Announces First Release of New Online E-Learning Courses for Type-Specific ECDIS Training and Certification.   Safebridge GmbH, an e-learning company

Mercator Announces H1 Results

Nov 17, 2011

  For the half year period ended 30th September, 2011, Mercator Lines Ltd. registered 25% growth in Total Income which stood at Rs.1584 crores (Rs.1268 crores).

World's Largest Heavy Lift Vessel Gets DNV Class

Nov 17, 2011

With its width of nearly 80 metres and length of 275 metres, this is the first semisubmersible heavy lift vessel to be built in accordance with DNV’s new class rules for this type of ship.

Diana Shipping: Time Charter for M/V Nirefs

Nov 17, 2011

Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX) announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc., for one of its Panamax dry bulk carriers,

Port Authority NY/NJ to Rehabilitate Greenville Yard

Nov 17, 2011

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has hired HDR to rehabilitate the Greenville Yard in Greenville, N.J., to improve ongoing rail-to-barge-to-rail freight movements across New York Harbor.

G&C: New Agreement with BAE Systems Ship Repair

Nov 17, 2011

  Gibbs & Cox won a Professional Services Agreement (PSA) with BAE Systems Ship Repair. The new PSA will allow any of the BAE Systems shipyards to contract directly

Intermanager Urges Care for Crew

Nov 17, 2011

Modern corporate social responsibility should include measures to care for crew as well as the environment, says InterManager Secretary General Captain Kuba Szymanski.

10,000dwt Ocean Deck Barge Sold

Nov 17, 2011

The 10,000dwt, Vanuatu flagged ocean flat deck barge "DRC/Blake 1" (ex- Eide Barge 35, Pacific Horizon, MB-100, SLB-1 and SLB-2) was sold to private South American buyers,

Krishnapatnam Now India's Deepest Port

Nov 17, 2011

Krishnapatnam Port in its quest to be the best port in India has increased its draft to 17.5 meters. With this measure, the port now shares the honor of being the

Tape Level Indicator Requires No Electricity

Nov 17, 2011

Liquid Level Indication with Madison’s Tape Level Indicator Requires No Electricity. Madison Company’s TL Series Tape Level Indicators are designed for simple

Hamworthy Lands IG Contract at Hyundai

Nov 17, 2011

Hamworthy has won a contract from South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries to supply its inert gas generator (IGG) package for the QUAD 204 FPSO project.   The

NY Canals to Temporarily Reopen

Nov 17, 2011

Open from Oswego to Waterford to Allow Stranded Boats to Reach Destinations. Sections of the Erie Canal and the Oswego Canal will temporarily reopen for a two-week period that begins Sunday,

Resolve Refloats San Juan Dry Dock

Nov 17, 2011

RESOLVE Marine Group, Inc. successfully refloated the Perseverance dry dock in San Juan, Puerto Rico on October 27.   The dry dock sank on September 29 during maintenance/refit operations.

New Ownership at Charleston/Carolina’s Rigging

Nov 17, 2011

Established in 1988 by Rick and Valerie Sawin as Charleston’s Rigging and Marine Hardware, firm has played significant roles in supplying products to support the

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