Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Maritime News

Vessel Design with the Crew in Mind

Feb 22, 2012

Before any keel is ever laid, naval architects spend considerable time in determining how exactly the vessel must come together. All great marine craft still need

Australia to be Largest Gas Exporter?

Feb 22, 2012

Oil and gas professionals tip Australia to become world’s largest gas exporter by 2030.     Delegates at the 2012 Australasian Oil and Gas Conference forecast

ISS Launches Operations in Saudi Arabia

Feb 22, 2012

Joint venture with Al Bakri Group set to create leading maritime and cargo services business in the region. Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider,

Lloyd's Register Safety Alert

Feb 22, 2012

Safety alert: Steering gear control wheel potentiometer failure resulting in vessel grounding.   Applicabilty: All shipowners and operators.   Following

Mack Manufacturing Self-Contained Scrap Handlers

Feb 22, 2012

Mack Manufacturing developed the original five-tine orange peel grab to help scrap handlers and steel processors to hold and retain larger loads more efficiently.

New Foundry Wheels Reduce Shipyard Grinding Time

Feb 22, 2012

New Norton Abrasives BlueFire Portable Foundry Wheels Reduce Grind Time More Than 40%.   Norton, an abrasives manufacturer and provider of metal fabrication abrasive products,

WRSystems Wins MSC Equipment Contract

Feb 22, 2012

W R Systems, Ltd., Awarded Contract for Military Sealift Command N00033-12-C-8011 for USS PONCE (LPD 15) Bridge.   W R Systems, Ltd., (WRSystems), of Norfolk,

This Day in Naval History - Feb. 22

Feb 22, 2012

From the Navy News Service:   1865 - A Union squadron under the command of Rear Adm. David Dixon Porter bombards and captures Wilmington, N.C. 1870 - After arriving on USS Nipsic,

Breakthrough order for DC technology

Feb 22, 2012

ABB wins order to install the first ever DC-based electric solution for a vessel. The Onboard DC Grid will allow vessels to cut fuel consumption and emissions by up to 20 percent.

ROV Training Graduates Secure Employment

Feb 22, 2012

Half of ROV class find employment within a week of completing training.   A subsea training centre has reported an increase in employment of their students, with

Statement from SOS SaveOurSeafarers

Feb 22, 2012

Following Tuesday’s conference on Somali piracy organised by the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office and held at the IMO’s London headquarters, Giles Heimann, Chair

Roundtable Associations: Timing Not Right for MBM

Feb 22, 2012

The RT fully supports the adoption at IMO of mandatory Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for new ships and the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) for all ships.

Raytheon Anschütz Expands to the U.S.

Feb 22, 2012

While the rest of the world is seemingly in contraction mode, and positive forecasts regarding the maritime industry are few and far between, one marine electronics major is in expansion mode,

The War Against Fatigue

Feb 22, 2012

Data show that more than 75 % of marine casualties are the result of human error.  Fatigue is documented as the primary cause of 16% of maritime casualties and

Excel Maritime Signs New Bulk Charters

Feb 22, 2012

 Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. (NYSE: EXM), an owner and operator of dry bulk carriers and an international provider of worldwide seaborne transportation services for dry bulk cargoes,

Quantum Wins Coast Guard Ship Stability Contract

Feb 22, 2012

Quantum Stabilizers wont the contract for the refit and upgrade of the hydraulic stabilizer systems for the USCG’s next four WMEC 270 medium endurance cutters.

Greeces's Danaos Reports 2011 Results

Feb 22, 2012

Greek-based containership owner Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC) reported unaudited results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011.  Highlights for

International Bunkering Opens Singapore Office

Feb 22, 2012

International Bunkering Middle East, headqurtered in Dubai, has opened an office in Singapore. Internatonal Bunkering Pte. Ltd. is headed by newly appointed MD Felix Teo.

Gulf O&G Tech Collaboration Debated

Feb 22, 2012

 More than 30 oil and gas organisztions in the Middle East will gather to discuss the opportunities and challenges of collaborating on technology development in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council).

MAN Wins Power Contract for Spanish Ships

Feb 22, 2012

Spains's Empresa Naviera Elcano, S.A., aninternational shipping group, placed an order for two medium-speed MAN L27/38 engines as part of a propulsion package for a new vessel.

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