Tuesday, July 03, 2012 Maritime News

This Day in Naval History - July 03

Jul 03, 2012

From the Navy News Service:   1898 - At Battle of Santiago, Cuba, Rear Adm. Sampson's squadron destroys Spanish fleet. 1950 - USS Valley Forge (CV

Successful New Design ROV Testing in Atlantic Ocean

Jul 03, 2012

The first pressure-tolerant ROV successfully tested in the deep Atlantic.   In early May 2012, a new pressure-tolerant ROV named Erno2, designed by Enitech GmbH (Rostock,

Thales, ASV Develop Unmanned Minewarfare Vehicle

Jul 03, 2012

Thales UK has signed a contract with Autonomous Surface Vehicles Ltd (ASV Ltd) to develop a re-configurable Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) to meet the challenges

Fairmount Delivers drillship Peregrine 1 to Singapore

Jul 03, 2012

Fairmount Marine’s tug Fairmount Sherpa has delivered drillship Peregrine 1 safely in Singapore. The Peregrine 1 was towed to from Salvador in Brazil to Singapore.

Ocean Craft Introduces New Multi-Mission Hull

Jul 03, 2012

Ocean Craft Marine Unveils a New High–Performance, Vessel Interdiction and Boarding Team Delivery Craft. Ocean Craft Marine unveiled their new brand of boats

Bureau Veritas Launches Wind Farm Service Ships Guidance

Jul 03, 2012

International classification society Bureau Veritas has published guidance for designers and builders of Wind Farm Service Ships. Maxime Pachot, offshore service vessel manager at Bureau Veritas,

BMT ARGOSS Secures DNV Accreditation for PC REMBRANDT

Jul 03, 2012

BMT ARGOSS has announced that its marine manoeuvring simulator, PC REMBRANDT has been granted DNV accreditation in accordance with Class S- Standard for Certification of Maritime Simulators No.

OW Bunker Strengthens Presence in Taiwan

Jul 03, 2012

OW Bunker, a supplier and trader of marine fuel, announced on July 3, 2012 that it has opened a new representative office in Taiwan. OW Bunker's new office in Taipei will be managed by Mr.

Egyptian MTC Selects Paramarine Design Software

Jul 03, 2012

Paramarine advanced marine design software, developed by QinetiQ GRC, has been selected by the Egyptian Military Technical College (MTC) to support the teaching of ship and submarine design.

Phil Cowan Returns to Moore Stephens

Jul 03, 2012

Corporate finance specialist Phil Cowan has returned to shipping accountant and consultant Moore Stephens as Head of Corporate Finance. Formerly Group CFO of V.

Arctech Starts Arctic Offshore Vessel Assembly

Jul 03, 2012

The hull assembly of arctic offshore vessel NB 507 was started at the Keel Laying Ceremony at Helsinki Shipyard 3 July 2012.   The ship is the sister vessel

Wing Inflatables Receives DLA Excellence Award

Jul 03, 2012

Wing Inflatables has received a gold-level award for quality and performance from the Defense and Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime for 2011. Gold is the highest level achievable.

U.S. Transport Command Issues Multiple Awards

Jul 03, 2012

-  Maersk Line, Ltd., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $2,100,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity fixed-price contract for international ocean and intermodal distribution services.

Noreq Cranes for Offshore Wind Farms

Jul 03, 2012

Noreq’s Danish subsidiary, NoreqActa, has been awarded the contract for 108 pieces WTPC’s (Wind Turbine Platform Cranes) to be placed on the West of Duddon Sands (WODS) offshore wind farm.

The Hearsay Portal: part 1 of 2

Jul 03, 2012

Dr. Jim Giermanski (Chairman, Powers Global Holdings, Inc.) and Chris Giermanski (Director of International Operations, Transportation Services, Inc.) weigh in

CA Ocean-Going Vessel Fuel Regulation Marine Notice (2012-1)

Jul 03, 2012

The California Air Resources Board staff has issued an advisory (Marine Notice 2012-1) regarding upcoming changes in the vessel fuel sulfur requirements beginning August 1, 2012.

First Contracts for Innovative Bulk Carrier Design

Jul 03, 2012

Deltamarin said that it entered into a contract with CSSC/Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard Co. Ltd. (China) for the design of B.Delta25 bulk carriers, the first contract for the 28,000 dwt bulk carrier.

Drewry’s: Container Freight Rates Headed Higher

Jul 03, 2012

The recent successful implementation of significant rate restoration initiatives by carriers in the core east-west trade lanes means that most are now operating above break-even.

Hyundai Heavy Wins US$ 1.2-billion Order

Jul 03, 2012

Hyundai Heavy Industries wins a USD 1.2 billion order to build ten 13,800 TEU containerships for a Greek shipowner The containerships, measuring 368 m in length, 51 m in width, and 29.

Thailand Port Expansion Opposed by Residents

Jul 03, 2012

Residents oppose construction of the third phase of the Laem Chabang deep-sea port, demand a halt in the project The move comes after the Transport Ministry proposed a 120-billion-baht (US$ 3.

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