June, 2012 Maritime News

GAPS Act now heads to the Senate

Jun 29, 2012

Congresswoman Hahn’s Port Security Bill Passes the House.   Congresswoman Janice Hahn’s port security legislation has passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 411 to 9.

Safe Transfer of Wind Farm Personnel

Jun 29, 2012

James Fisher and Sons plc announces the launch of two new exciting products to assist in the safe transfer of personnel during offshore wind farm operations.   • Vessel

DnV Awards Type Approval Renewal to Marine Planned Maintenance

Jun 29, 2012

Following a successful Type Approval renewal by DnV, U.K based Marine Software Ltd is pleased to announce that Marine Planned Maintenance complies to DnV requirements

General Dynamics to Acquire Earl Industries’ Ship Repair Division

Jun 29, 2012

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has entered an agreement to acquire the Ship Repair and Coatings Division of Earl Industries, a leading East Coast ship repair company that supports the U.

Silver Ships Delivers Patrol Boats to NC Sheriffs

Jun 29, 2012

Silver Ships, Inc. recently delivered two 27’ Patrol Boats to the New Hanover and Brunswick County Sheriff’s Departments.   The vessels will be tasked with patrolling the Intracoastal Waterways,

AWO Applauds TWIC Reform Legislation

Jun 29, 2012

Waterways Operators Applaud House Passage of Bill to Streamline Worker Certification, Call on Senate to Act Quickly So Legislation Can Become Law.   Thomas Allegretti,

Ace Winches Announces Rise in Profits

Jun 29, 2012

ACE Winches announced profits of £4.8 million (after tax) based on a 30 per cent year-on-year increase in turnover.   The Aberdeenshire-based company reported

Clay Maitland Named to Board of Glacier Society

Jun 29, 2012

Clay Maitland, managing partner of International Registries LLC (which administers the Marshall Islands ship registry), Founding Chairman of  the North American

NY Port to Install Shore Power Technology

Jun 29, 2012

Construction of the East Coast’s first shore power port facility will move forward toward a 2014 completion following today’s action by the Port Authority’s Board of Commissioners.

Pre-Engineered Fire Systems; Safe and Unique

Jun 29, 2012

Enclosed compartments containing flammable materials require fire extinguishing technology that activates instantly and safely.  Sea-Fire's pre-engineered NFD and

Crisis Communications Network for Shipping

Jun 29, 2012

Navigate Response launched at London’s Baltic Exchange.   The company’s round-the-clock services are tailored specifically for the global shipping industry and

Industrial Strength Patrol Boat

Jun 29, 2012

At a time when the nations of the world are struggling to provide marine security in an era of fiscal responsibility, Thailand’s Marsun Company Ltd. has come up with an industrial strength response.

MOL, Kansai Electric Power Sign Deals to Build, Charter LNG Carriers

Jun 29, 2012

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. signed a long-term contract for two new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers with Kansai Electric Power Inc. (President: Makoto Yagi).

ABB Wins $80 million Order From Samsung Heavy Industries

Jun 29, 2012

ABB recently won an order worth $80 million from Samsung Heavy Industries to supply energy efficient drives, motors and electrical power systems for five drilling

World’s First Hybrid Car Carrier Completed

Jun 29, 2012

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) announced the completion of the hybrid car carrier Emerald Ace, designed to generate zero emissions while berthed,

Wärtsilä to Power Six New Pipe-laying Vessels

Jun 29, 2012

Wärtsilä power and positioning systems have been selected for ships being built for use by the Brazilian energy company Petrobras Wärtsilä has been contracted

Shell Sub-sea Installation Contract for Technip

Jun 29, 2012

Technip awarded subsea contract for Shell’s Prelude FLNG development off the NW coast of Australia Technip gets a large subsea installation contract by Shell Development

New-generation LNG Carrier Order for MHI

Jun 29, 2012

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) receives order for "Sayaendo" new-generation LNG Carrier from Mitsui O.S.K. Lines The ship offers significantly improved fuel

If Portsmouth, UK, Shipyard Closes, 4,000 Jobless

Jun 29, 2012

Almost 4,000 jobs would be lost if shipbuilding were to be axed at Portsmouth dockyard, according to a new report published The study, reported in 'The News' by Chris Broom,

Swire Orders Six PSV's

Jun 29, 2012

Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) confirms it has ordered six high-specification 3,700 dwt PSVs from Universal Shipbuilding Corp in Japan The vessels will be built


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