Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Maritime News

This Day in Naval History - July 25

Jul 25, 2012

From the Naval News Service:   1779 - Amphibious expedition against British in Penobscot Bay, Me. 1863 - U.S. Squadron bombards Fort Wagner, N.

TY Offshore Launches First of Ten Tank Barges

Jul 25, 2012

  TY Offshore and FMT Industries Christen and Launch FMT 3242, the First of Ten 30,000 Barrel Tank Barges   Trinity Offshore, LLC and FMT Industries, LLC are

Vigor Industrial: A Rising Star in Shipbuilding in the Pacific Northwest & Alaska Arctic

Jul 25, 2012

“There is a resurgence of the marine industry in the Pacific Northwest we haven’t seen for 20 to 30 years now,” said Vince Piscitello, Vice President of Business Development for Vigor Industrial LLC.

Law of the Sea Treaty Heads Arctic Challenges for U.S.

Jul 25, 2012

The melting polar icecap is presenting both opportunities and challenges for the United States and other Arctic nations, as well as other nations with interests in the region.

Quad Propeller Propulsion

Jul 25, 2012

A New Option for Catamaran Workboats.   In 2011, Teknicraft Design of New Zealand designed and engineered what is believed to be one of the first quad propeller

Shell Signs New Deals with CNOOC, CNPC

Jul 25, 2012

Shell signed two offshore oil and gas Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) with CNOOC, and a PSC amendment with CNPC for a new development phase for the Changbei gas field in China.

U.S. Coast Guard Opens Arctic Base of Operations

Jul 25, 2012

The Coast Guard opened its seasonal forward operating location in Barrow Monday in preparation for the anticipated increase of maritime activities in the Arctic.

WSS Japan to manage Harmony Cruise port calls

Jul 25, 2012

Harmony Cruise, Korea’s newest cruise operator, has chosen Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) to provide ships agency services at ports on its Japan itinerary. Harmony

IHC Merwede Launches Pair of Dredges

Jul 25, 2012

Successful launch ceremonies for DOHUK and KARBALA by IHC Merwede. IHC Merwede has successfully launched the 500m3 grab hopper dredger, DOHUK, and the 3,500m3 trailing suction hopper dredger,

New secretary for Platform Broadband@Sea

Jul 25, 2012

HME has outsourced the executing activities of Platform Broadband@Sea to Ron Vollenga of  Outsource-IT Management. HME remains the owner of the Platform, Ron Vollenga

Stranded GOM Drill Barge Refloated

Jul 25, 2012

Inland Salvage Inc. Successfully Refloats Stranded Drill Barge from the Caillou Island Oilfield in the Gulf of Mexico.   Inland Salvage Inc. (ISI) recently demonstrated

OCENS Upgrades its 'WeatherNet' Weather on Demand Service

Jul 25, 2012

OCENS announces version 3 of its award-winning WeatherNet Weather-on-Demand service. The manufacturers explain that WeatherNet 3 transforms the product selection

Wärtsilä Contracted to Supply PSV Ship Designs, Propulsion Systems

Jul 25, 2012

Wärtsilä ship designs and propulsion systems chosen for three new platform supply vessels to be operated by Statoil Wärtsilä  has been contracted to supply the

Braemar Howells Perform 'Rena' Cargo Recycling Coup

Jul 25, 2012

The Braemar recovery team recovered 167 tonnes of butterfat from the wrecked containership 'Rena' –  now  repackaged for recycling into biodiesel fuel. Braemar

Rolls-Royce to Power High-tech Drillships

Jul 25, 2012

Rolls-Royce awarded contracts worth over £70-million to supply large thrusters for offshore drilling vessels. These latest orders, which include options for additional thrusters,

'MSC Flaminia' Fire Under Control

Jul 25, 2012

Salvage experts on site report the fire is now under control & tow continues towards the UK coast The tugboat ANGLIAN SOVEREIGN is constantly monitoring temperatures

China Shipyard Contracted to Build Four Bulk Carriers

Jul 25, 2012

China's CSC Jinling Shipyard inks contract with Singapore's Asia Pacific Shipping Enterprises for four 64,000-dwt bulk carriers Asia Pacific Shipping Enterprises,

Way Clear for First Wind Farm in U.S. Waters

Jul 25, 2012

Fishermen’s Energy receives final construction permit for demonstration wind farm off Atlantic City Fishermen’s Energy announce that it has received approval from the U.

Shipping Company Lays-off Seafarers, Re-flags Ships

Jul 25, 2012

Rederi AB TransAtlantic announces cost-cutting plan to turn around last quarter's financial loss As part of this and in agreement with the Maritime Officers' Association,

ICS Tells IMF Time Not Ripe for Industry Fuel Charges

Jul 25, 2012

International Chamber of Shipping chairma responds in a letter to International Monetary Fund's fuel-tax proposal International Chamber of Shipping chairman, Masamichi Mooroka,


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