Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Maritime News

Warship Delivered to Moroccan Navy

Mar 14, 2012

Second Sigma-class frigate transferred to Royal Moroccan Navy by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding. The delivery of the second of three frigates was achieved within

Austal and General Dynamics Extend Agreement

Mar 14, 2012

Shipbuilders Austal link with advanced information system provider General Dynamis, seek naval orders.   The agreement between the two companies is aimed to combine Austal’s shipbuilding,

Cruise Line Takes Over Partly Completed Ship

Mar 14, 2012

MSC Cruises takes over cruise liner MSC Preziosa from STX France yard Rapid expansion of cruise ship owners MSC comes with the announcement that they have

Marine Diesel Engine – MAN Uprates Genset

Mar 14, 2012

MAN Diesel & Turbo to uprate its L23/30H generator set The company reports that it will uprate the unit by, crucially, just under 10% of current values. This

Shipbuilder Observes Market Turndown, Turns Profit

Mar 14, 2012

Despite shipbuilding market downturn Fincantieri made net profit of euro 10 million Annual financial statement showed Fincantieri closed last year's accounts with approximately euro 2.

USN to Decommission 11 Ships

Mar 14, 2012

Frigates, cruisers and an aircraft carrier will be decommissioned by US Navy US warships, eleven in number comprising six frigates, four cruisers and an aircraft

Ships Vie With Japan Utilities as Fuel Supplies Dwindle

Mar 14, 2012

Oil refiners’ investment in more-efficient refinery facilities is leaving shipping lines competing with Japanese power producers for a fuel no one wants to make.

EU Considers Allowing Insurance for Tankers Sailing to Iran

Mar 14, 2012

The European Union may allow insurance against risks, such as collisions and spills, for tankers carrying Iranian oil, a proposal which would ease curbs on Iran’s crude exports.

India LNG Terminal to Receive LNG Cargo

Mar 14, 2012

India’s third liquefied natural gas import terminal will receive its first shipment this month from Norway, two people with knowledge of the transaction said. The so-called commissioning cargo,

CA Air National Guard Rescues Injured Fishermen

Mar 14, 2012

California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing have successfully completed the rescue of two injured fishermen from a Chinese fishing vessel about 700 miles off the coast of Acapulco,

Sonardyne Retrieves Pressure Inverted Echo Sounder

Mar 14, 2012

Sonardyne International has retrieved its first Pressure Inverted Echo Sounder (PIES) off the coast of Hawaii.   This new sensor logging node is designed to accurately

EPA Approves New Formulation for Invasive Mussel Control

Mar 14, 2012

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (MBI),  a global provider of natural products for the agricultural and water treatment markets, announced that the U.S. Environmental

First Oil Drawn From Caesar Tonga Field in Gulf of Mexico

Mar 14, 2012

Statoil’s operations in North America got another boost when operator Anadarko Petroleum and co-owners Shell and Chevron today announced the beginning of first

Kongsberg Seatex Introduces Two New Motion Reference Units

Mar 14, 2012

Kongsberg Seatex, Kongsberg Maritime’s position reference specialist division, is launching two new Motion Reference Units (MRU). Both products have been designed

Aker Solutions Wins Multiple Drilling Equipment Contract

Mar 14, 2012

Aker Solutions has won a contract with a subsidiary of Honghua Holding Ltd. of China to deliver high specification drilling equipment components for seven new onshore drilling rigs.

Danelec Marine Appoints MSG to Provide ECDIS Training Worldwide

Mar 14, 2012

MSG MarineServe GmbH announced that it has been appointed as official training agent by Danelec Marine to provide ECDIS training services locally and worldwide.

MCO Receives Order for Six Compressor Packages

Mar 14, 2012

Tokyo - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation (MCO), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has received an order for six compressor packages,

Aker Solutions Designs World's Largest Spar Platform

Mar 14, 2012

Aker Solutions has been awarded a FEED (Front-End Engineering and Design) contract from Statoil to design the world's largest Spar platform for the Aasta Hansteen

EIVA and AML Oceanographic Sign Cooperation Agreement

Mar 14, 2012

EIVA and AML Oceanographic (formerly Applied Microsystems) have signed a distributor agreement with the aim of EIVA reselling the AML Oceanographic product line.

2012 Ship Production Symposium Issues Call for Papers

Mar 14, 2012

The Ship Production Symposium, in conjunction with SNAME’s 2012 Annual Meeting, has released a “Call for Papers.” The SNAME 2012 Annual Meeting/Ship Production


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