October, 2012 Maritime News

South Boats Bought out of Administration

Oct 29, 2012

The business of major British work boat company South Boats Special Projects Limited has been sold out of administration – saving a significant number of jobs on the Isle of Wight.

The Great Lakes Towing Company Completes Contract

Oct 29, 2012

The Great Lakes Towing Company has completed a contract with American International Line to deliver six FRP tanks to Alpena, Michigan.    The tanks were shipped

Subsea UK and OPITO Awarded Vital Funding

Oct 29, 2012

Subsea UK and OPITO have each been awarded part of a £2million fund aimed at attracting vital new entrants into the industry and helping people to diversify their skills.

World's First Ultrasound Port for Marine Enviroments

Oct 29, 2012

To complete its suite of inspection windows for maintenance engineers in the marine industry IRISS has introduced the world’s first ultrasound port, the IRISS VP12.

Captain of the Port sets Port Condition ZULU, Closing Ports

Oct 29, 2012

 The Captain of the Port for New York and New Jersey set port condition ZULU for all commercial waterways, effective 7 a.m., Monday,  in preparation for Hurricane Sandy.

Newport News Shipbuilding Christens 10th VA-Class Submarine

Oct 29, 2012

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) christened the 10th Virginia-class submarine, Minnesota (SSN 783), at the company's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division.

GE Delivers LM2500 Gas Turbines to Austal USA

Oct 29, 2012

GE Marine announces it has delivered two LM2500 marine aeroderivative gas turbines to Austal USA’s Mobile, Alabama, shipyard. These units will power the United

New Liferaft Station in Suez, Egypt

Oct 29, 2012

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has opened a new liferaft service station in Suez, Egypt, which will service vessels transiting the Suez Canal and Egypt’s main ports.

Broom Boats Chooses Raymarine

Oct 29, 2012

Broom Boats chooses Raymarine as preferred supplier  for its extensive range of inland and offshore boats.   One of the longest established boat builders in the UK,

Seagull Steps Up to High Voltage Demands

Oct 29, 2012

Maritime training specialist Seagull has plugged a growing gap in shipboard expertise by launching new CBT titles targeted at High Voltage electrical systems operation and maintenance.

SKB's New Vessel, M/S Sigrid, Launched

Oct 29, 2012

On Thursday October 25th, SKB's new vessel, M/S Sigrid, was launched at the shipyard in Galati, Romania where she was built. Sigrid should arrive to her home port in Oskarshamn by summer 2013.

DNV Assists Belgium Towards LNG Bunkering

Oct 29, 2012

The Flemish government and the port authorities of Antwerp, Zeebrugge, Ghent and Fluxys have published a feasibility study on LNG bunkering. DNV provided a market forecasting study,

FSL Trust Improves Operational Profile

Oct 29, 2012

Deploys all redelivered vessels on longer term employment. • Revenue stability enhanced; two product tankers time chartered to Petrobras and three chemical

LR CEO on UK's Reckless Attitude Towards Its Shipping Industry

Oct 29, 2012

Keynote speech by Richard Sadler, CEO Lloyd’s Register, at the annual Donaldson Lecture to the Lloyd’s Market Association. Extracts from the speech follow: "I

Dr. Steven Cargill Receives MTS Award

Oct 29, 2012

GL Noble Denton expert receives distinguished achievement award for contribution to the DP Industry. In Houston, TexasThe Marine Technology Society (MTS) Dynamic

South Korean Shipbuilders' Order Book Shrinks

Oct 29, 2012

South Korean shipbuilding orders drop 58.6 percent through September 2012. South Korean shipbuilding orders dropped 58.6 percent for the first nine months of

China Shipyard Delivers Panamax Bulker to SCI

Oct 29, 2012

The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. (SCI) accepts bulk carrier 'Vishva Vijay' from STX Shipbuilding, Dalian, China. The vessel is the third in a series of

Move Cautiously in Far North Says Safety Agency

Oct 29, 2012

Working in the Barents Sea must be as safe as elsewhere Norway's Petroleum Safety Agency (PSA) makes clear. The petroleum sector faces special challenges as it moves northwards,

Russian Navy Receives New Harbor Tugboat

Oct 29, 2012

JSC Astrakhan Ship Repair Plant have built and delivered a new harbor hug to the Caspian Flotilla. Project 705B harbor tug was deigned specially for the Caspian

IMCA Advisory on Use of Equipment Controlled by PLC's

Oct 29, 2012

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) advises on safe use of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's). Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) are


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