Tuesday, October 09, 2012 Maritime News

Alang Ship-Scrapping Fire Kills Five

Oct 09, 2012

Fire broke out in tankship 'Union Brave' while being cut up for scrap in the Alang, India, ship-breaking yard. Five migrant workers were burnt alive, while two

USS Ponce Crew Honored, Command Pins Unveiled

Oct 09, 2012

Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, commander, Military Sealift Command, honored 89 members of USS Ponce's crew, presents new in-command pins. The ceremony held aboard Ponce,

Ingalls Delivers 'Zumwalt' Core-Composite Deckhouse Module

Oct 09, 2012

Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipbuilding delivers the 900-ton deckhouse structure to house the ship's bridge, radars, antennas & intake/exhaust systems. The

LNG Containment System Upgrade DNV Qualified

Oct 09, 2012

GTT’s Mark III LNG cargo containment system reduces the boil-off rate from LNG carriers by one third. Mark III is GTT’s well-established containment system.

Puerto Rico Beach Salvage Operation Complete

Oct 09, 2012

Coast Guard, Unified Command response crews complete grounded freighter 'Jireh' removal from Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The Jireh ran aground on Mona Island June 21,

Chinese Ship Recyclers Attend GL Seminar

Oct 09, 2012

Chinese National Ship Recycling Association (CNSA) delegates attend Germanischer Lloyd’s (GL) workshop in Hamburg. Participants met for a workshop which focussed on standards,

Fugro Brazil, Scaldis and Holland Offshore Join MirTac and Star

Oct 09, 2012

Recently, MirTac added three offshore contractors to its Star user group: the Fugro Marine Services BV business unit in Brazil, Scaldis Antwerp and Holland Offshore.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Recognized for Hiring Veterans

Oct 09, 2012

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) was recognized  by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services for its efforts to hire and retain veterans. HII President

Firemaster blanket Provides 30 PCT Weight Savings

Oct 09, 2012

Morgan Thermal Ceramics’ new FireMaster Marine Plus Blanket fire insulation provides up to 30 percent weight savings. Morgan Thermal Ceramics announces its new FireMaster Marine Plus Blanket,

Holiday Demand Drives Increased Container Traffic

Oct 09, 2012

Retail Container Imports to Increase 9.9 Percent in October as Stores Stock Up for Holiday Season.   Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 9.

Austal Appoints Regional Service Manager

Oct 09, 2012

Austal has announced that Michael Little has joined Austal as Regional Service Manager - Asia. Based in Singapore, Mr. Little will be responsible for Austal’s support offering in Singapore,

Handheld Launches the Algiz 10X

Oct 09, 2012

Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers and smartphones, today announced the launch of its new rugged mobile device for field professionals: the Algiz 10X rugged tablet PC.

Ice Class Firefighter Tug Boat Given Ecospeed Protection

Oct 09, 2012

Last August, the 31-meter tug boat Ocean Raymond Lemay was coated with Ecospeed on the  Isle-aux-Coudres in Quebec, Canada. The vessel is owned by Ocean Group Inc.

New Appointments at Keppel Strengthen Growth

Oct 09, 2012

The Board and Management of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) wish to announce several new appointments as part of ongoing efforts to put in place a strong

World's Largest Rotor Operates

Oct 09, 2012

Wind turbine with the world's largest rotor goes into operation On October 6 2012, Siemens began field testing of its new 154-meter rotor for the six-megawatt

Leaking Tanker Not Permitted to Enter Ports

Oct 09, 2012

Underwater repair allows vessel to continue its schedule.   When the fore as well as the aft stern tube seals of a 247-meter tanker were leaking, the vessel was

IMCA Provides Notes to Offshore Renewable Sector

Oct 09, 2012

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has produced two information notes – ‘Diving on Offshore Renewable Energy Projects: Regulations and Guidance’,

Annual Event Honors Coast Guard Heroes

Oct 09, 2012

Award To Be Presented At The 32nd Annual Salute To The Coast Guard   The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare

Devin International Names Bearb as Manager

Oct 09, 2012

Devin International, a division of Greene’s Energy Group, has named Donald Bearb as Assets and Maintenance Manager, announced Joe Miller, Vice President and General Manager.

CLIA Announces New Director

Oct 09, 2012

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that Charlotte Breide has joined the association as Director of Technical and Regulatory Affairs, Environmental and Health as of October 1.

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