Thursday, March 08, 2012 Maritime News

Japan Shipyard Launches Ship, Shuts Shop

Mar 08, 2012

MHI Kobe shipyard delivers ship then bows out of commercial shipbuilding The christening and launch of a car carrier, named the EMERALD ACE, took place today

Ship on Fire – Send the Robot In

Mar 08, 2012

US NRL developing humanoid fire-fighting robot To help further improve future shipboard firefighting capability, scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory have

NCL Awards Maintenance Contract to MAN

Mar 08, 2012

MAN Diesel & Turbo gets 4-year $30 million contract from US-based Norwegian Cruise Line MAN Diesel & Turbo has received an order from the US-based cruise liner

Drilling Rig Strikes Oil Again in Barents Sea

Mar 08, 2012

ENI drills deep appraisal well in Barents Sea, encounters gas & oil columns ENI has successfully drilled the appraisal well 7220/5-1 in the Skrugard discovery

RPG Installs 3 Mak GenSets for Navy

Mar 08, 2012

Resource Power Group successfully completed the installation, commissioning, and warranty for three (3) MaK 12V32C medium speed diesel generator sets on board the USNS Howard O Lorenzen TAG-M 25 ship,

Maintenance and Repair Complete on Sea Fighter

Mar 08, 2012

Austal USA, in conjunction with prime contractor, BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Alabama, has completed a four-month drydock and shipyard availability for the Sea Fighter (FSF-1),

On This Day in U.S. Navy Service - March 8th

Mar 08, 2012

From the Navy News Service:   1854 - Commodore Matthew Perry opens treaty negotiations with Japan. 1862 - Ironclad ram CSS Virginia destroys USS Cumberland and USS Congress.

Sanctions May Cut Oil Flow as Ships Cancel Voyages

Mar 08, 2012

U.S. and European sanctions designed to pressure Iran over its nuclear program may be cutting the Persian Gulf nation’s oil exports, as vessels cancel trips to the country.

Daewoo Wins $2 Billion FPSO Order From Inpex

Mar 08, 2012

SEOUL - South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering said on Thursday that it had received an order worth $2 billion to build a Floating Production Storage

Alcoa’s Shipbuilding Techniques Expected to Save Costs

Mar 08, 2012

NEW YORK -- Aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. will see its advanced shipbuilding techniques paying off in an initial $2.1 million U.S. Navy contract. Alcoa has been

Experts to Present Findings at 2012 SNAME Symposium

Mar 08, 2012

Collisions between powered and non-powered personal watercraft (PWC) and sail or powered craft (SPC) are a serious concern for professional mariners and recreational boaters alike.

Drydocks World to Build World’s Largest Turret

Mar 08, 2012

Dubai - Drydocks World, international player in ship repair and rig upgrade, conversion and new building, announced today that it will build the world’s largest turret,

ERMA First BWTS Receives IMO Final Approval

Mar 08, 2012

The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee, having considered the recommendations contained in the GESAMP reports of MEPC 63/2/11, granted final approval to

Market Entry Beckons for ME-GI Engine

Mar 08, 2012

In separate announcements at MAN Diesel & Turbo’s second ME-GI test demonstration for customers in Copenhagen on 6 March, HHI-EMD – the Engine and Machinery Division

Navy Modifies Huntington Ingalls Materials Contract

Mar 08, 2012

Huntington Ingalls, Inc., Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., is being awarded $11,069,510 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-08-C-2110)

Strong Response to New Sub-Sea Pipeline Leak Detection System

Mar 08, 2012

Chelsea Technologies Group announced this week a significant increase in both sale and rental contracts for the 2011 Model Sub-Sea Pipeline Leak Detection System.

Navy Modifies BAE Contract for Dry Dock, Ship Alterations

Mar 08, 2012

BAE Systems is being awarded a $22,130,130 modification to previously awarded contract (N40024-10-C-4406) to perform dry dock, ship alterations, maintenance and

Braemar Issues Second Edition of Guide to Hull and Machinery

Mar 08, 2012

Marine survey reports frequently contain engineering terminology, which can often be unfamiliar to the non engineers in the wider spectrum of the shipping industry.

Kvaerner Opens Office in Trondheim, Norway

Mar 08, 2012

Kvaerner has established an engineering office in Trondheim. The establishment will increase Kvaerner's capacity and competence to meet the future activities, and

Navy Awards Contract for Energy and Structural Repairs

Mar 08, 2012

Environmental Chemical Corp. is being awarded a $38,228,490 firm-fixed-price contract for energy and structural repairs to the consolidated submarine operations,


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