April, 2012 Maritime News

US Boatbuilders File Voluntary Bankruptcy Petition

Apr 30, 2012

Luhrs Marine Group announces the commencement of proceedings under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code Morgan Industries Corporation, the parent company of Hunter

Ship Suppliers, Buyers, Forum in Copenhagen Booked Out

Apr 30, 2012

Organizers, Copeland Events, report strong participant interest in forthcoming  MTB Marine Europe - Copenhagen forum Copland Events report that the 6th MTB Marine

This Day in Naval History - April 30

Apr 30, 2012

From the Navy News Service:   1798 - Congress establishes Department of the Navy. 1975 - Saigon falls to North Vietnamese forces.   For more information about naval history,

Lloyd's Register acquires WEST Engineering Services

Apr 30, 2012

Lloyd's Register acquires WEST Engineering Services to become the top independent provider of technical services to the offshore drilling sector.     Acquisition of WEST,

Nordic Shipholding Sells Chemical Tanker Activities

Apr 30, 2012

Nordic Shipholding A/S completes sale of chemical tanker activities. In continuation of company announcement no. 1/2012 published via NASDAQ OMX on 27 March 2012,

Union Officers: Reduced Manning Increases Risk

Apr 30, 2012

Insufficient Shipboard Manning Fuels Fatigue, Boosts Risks; U.S. Maritime Officers Call on Congress to Take Action.   Cuts in manning levels and burgeoning paperwork

Cummins Announces High HP Dual Fuel Product

Apr 30, 2012

Oil And Gas Dual Fuel Products In Production Midyear 2013. Cummins Inc. announced today its plans to produce dual fuel engines from 800 hp to 3500 hp (597-2610 kW) for high-horsepower markets.

Statoil Agreement to Divest Norwegian Shelf Assets Closed

Apr 30, 2012

Statoil’s agreement to divest Norwegian Continental Shelf Assets to Centrica is closed. The transaction following Statoil’s divestment and exit from several

NSRP Conference: R&D Proposal Submission

Apr 30, 2012

National Shipbuilding Research Program - 2012 Proposers Conference - Post-Meeting Information. The National Shipbuilding Research Program held the 2012 Proposers Conference on Tuesday,

Naming Ceremony for Tugboat HANDY-THREE

Apr 30, 2012

A newly constructed tugboat, HANDY-THREE, is to be ceremoniously named at Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio, on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.  The tugboat has been sold to Puerto Rico Towing & Barge Co.

Idar Ulstein Passes Away

Apr 30, 2012

Idar Ulstein, that was CEO and Chairman of the board of ULSTEIN for many years, passed away Sunday night. He has played a huge role for the maritime industry and

Stork Announces Two New Appointments

Apr 30, 2012

Stork Technical Services has appointed Dave Workman to the new position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Erik-Jan Bijvank as Senior Vice President (SVP) UK and Africa.

Totem Plus Remote Maintenance System

Apr 30, 2012

Totem Plus announces the launch of a new tool that will further reduce maintenance costs on Totem Plus systems:   Remote Maintenance with Totem Cellular Router (TCR).

ESAB Introduces Plasma VBA Global PRO Bevel Cutting System

Apr 30, 2012

ESAB Cutting Systems updates its line of CNC Plasma Bevel Cutting Systems with the new VBA Global PRO bevel head for high accuracy plasma bevel cutting on steel plate.

Petrotechnics Launches Enterprise Solution

Apr 30, 2012

With stakeholder expectations of operational performance in hazardous industries ever increasing, operational risk management is a board level challenge.    Petrotechnics

Nautronix Opens New Office in Norway

Apr 30, 2012

Nautronix announces the opening of a new office in Norway and the appointment of Jørn Berg as Vice President of Sales for Norway.   Jørn Berg comments: ‘It is

French Shipyard Bernard Delivers Second Pilot Boat

Apr 30, 2012

On May 3, 2012, Fresena, an 18 meter pilot boat will be delivered to Lotsenversetzboote Technische Fachstelle Nordwest pilots.   After delivery, this unit is

Cargotec Opens Offshore Service Center in Houston, TX

Apr 30, 2012

To further expand its offshore service capabilities, Cargotec has established a new offshore service center in Houston, Texas, which provides repair, upgrades and systems modernisations for rigs,

U.K. Government revises Finance Bill 2012 to favor UK Shipowning Companies

Apr 30, 2012

International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens has welcomed the UK government’s decision to minimize the effect of new rules in Finance Bill 2012

Horizon Lines Supports Jones Act

Apr 30, 2012

Horizon Lines, Inc. issued the following statement from interim President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen H. Fraser:   Horizon Lines is, and always has been,

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