Thursday, March 21, 2013 Maritime News

Bow Riding in Heavy Weather: Coast Guard Safety Alert

Mar 21, 2013

Several passengers in the bow pulpit of a 106-ft whale-watching vessel were injured when a large wave was struck & threw them backwards. Injuries ranged from cuts

IMO Pledge to Support African Piracy Code

Mar 21, 2013

The organisation will help implement the West and Central Africa piracy code adopted at a recent ministerial meeting. IMO has pledged its support to assist in

Guardian Salvage SUPSALV Masterminded

Mar 21, 2013

Naval Sea System Command's (NAVSEA) Supervisor of Salvage & Diving (SUPSALV) continues to support the removal of the wreck. Guardian ran aground on the coral reef Jan.

VesselVanguard Raises Boat Service Bar

Mar 21, 2013

VesselVanguard announce its new Platinum Level Service for owners of vessels over 80-ft in length.  VesselVanguard, a web-based subscription service that organizes manuals,

CFOA Welcome 2013 Canadian Budget Provisions

Mar 21, 2013

The Canadian Ferry Operators Association (CFOA) expresses approval of industry-related budget measures. “This government continues to demonstrate its commitment to transportation infrastructure,

Scots Ferry Operator Wins Training Award

Mar 21, 2013

Ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) wins award for its support of trade union-led training in the workplace. The award, from Scottish Union Learning in the Highlands and Islands,

Who Dat Field Subsea Order for FMC

Mar 21, 2013

FMC Technologies wins a subsea equipment order from LLOG Exploration for the curiously named Gulf of Mexico field. The project is located in the Gulf of Mexico

Jones Act Seems Beneficial to Puerto Ricans Finds GAO

Mar 21, 2013

American Maritime Partnership (AMP) member, Crowley Maritime Corp. distributes the following announcement: The long-awaited General Accountability Office (GAO)

Advancing Climate Change Research and Hydrocarbon Leak Detection

Mar 21, 2013

By Combining Dissolved Carbon Dioxide and Methane Measurements with ADCP Data. With the emergence of large-scale, comprehensive environmental monitoring projects,

Dominion Diving

Mar 21, 2013

It started as a basic, grassroots, two-man operation by two friends with an ear for music and a passion for diving. Today, after 43 years of hard work, determination and innovation,

Advances in Bollard Pull Testing Technology

Mar 21, 2013

Many arguments about the capabilities of a tug can be quickly settled when you can conduct a full-ahead power, bollard pull test. “Many captains will argue about horsepower,

FKAB Designs Large Dredger with Nupas-Cadmatic

Mar 21, 2013

FKAB has secured a contract for the design of a 2,400m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD). The concept design was developed by the Ministry of Transportation

Mass Maritime’s Manned Model Shiphandling Program

Mar 21, 2013

Nothing Beats Reality   As advances in computing power have made marine training via simulator more mainstream, the majority would contend that the most effective training is on the water,

Risk Breakers: Craig Perciavalle President, Austal USA

Mar 21, 2013

The recently announced promotion of Craig Perciavalle to President, Austal USA was a logical one. At Austal since 2007, he moves up after serving as Senior Vice President of Operations.

Vessel Specific Training Via Adaptive Learning Experience

Mar 21, 2013

It is difficult and expensive to do vessel-specific training well. This is probably why, unlike certification training, it is under specified, and in many cases

BAE Systems Starts Construction on GulfMark PSV

Mar 21, 2013

BAE Systems’ shipyard in Alabama has begun construction on the first of two platform supply vessels (PSVs) for GulfMark Americas, Inc. Executives and employees

Engineers Gather for Aveva World User Meeting Brazil 2013

Mar 21, 2013

Event showcases advanced design, construction and operations solutions for the energy, mining and shipbuilding industries.   Aveva   holds its Aveva World User Meeting Brazil 2013 in Rio de Janeiro.

Springfield Marine Appoints Walker

Mar 21, 2013

Springfield Marine Company appointed Bill Walker as Upper Midwest Regional Sales Manager.   With more than 15 years experience in the marine industry, Smith

Seagull Releases Revised ISF Electronic Training Record Books

Mar 21, 2013

Seagull released revised versions of the four International Shipping Federation (ISF) Training Record Books.   Seagull and the ISF signed a landmark agreement

UK Budget is Good News for Shipping Sector

Mar 21, 2013

International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says the UK Budget 2013 contains generally good news for the shipping sector. Measures which will


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