August, 2013 Maritime News

“Multiple Factors” Cause Sinking of Lady Mary, USCG Reports

Aug 30, 2013

The U.S. Coast Guard Friday released the report on the investigation into the March 24, 2009, sinking of the fishing vessel Lady Mary approximately 65 miles southeast of Cape May, N.

New CSR Structural Assessment Software Released

Aug 30, 2013

Classification society ClassNK announced the release of the latest versions of IACS Common Structural Rules (CSR) structural assessment software.   The following

New Fireboats Headed to Port of Long Beach

Aug 30, 2013

Robert Allan Ltd. announced that it was selected to be the Owner’s Naval Architect for the design and construction of two new fireboats for the Port of Long Beach.

McDonough Launches New Ocean-going Barge

Aug 30, 2013

McDonough Marine Service announced the launching of another new barge MARMAC 304 (300’ x 100’ x 20’), the third in a series of new ABS ocean classed deck barges

Ports of Indiana Names New Public Affairs Manager

Aug 30, 2013

Heather Bunning has joined the Ports of Indiana as the new Public Affairs Manager, and will serve as the primary contact for media inquiries related to all three

ZIM Introduces CGX Service in New Orleans

Aug 30, 2013

ZIM Integrated Shipping Ltd. formally introduced a new weekly container shipping service to the Port of New Orleans' Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal. The Caribbean Gulf Express,

Kvichak Delivers L.A. Sheriff Response Boat

Aug 30, 2013

Kvichak Marine Industries, of Seattle, Wash., recently delivered a Response Boat Medium – C to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). The 45’ x 14’

Interschalt Teams up with New VSAT Partner MTN Communications

Aug 30, 2013

The shipping software and service provider Interschalt maritime systems AG has chosen MTN Communications (MTN) to deliver VSAT communications services enabling

Johns Hopkins University Orders Second Iver2 Research AUV

Aug 30, 2013

OceanServer Technology announced that the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has agreed to purchase another Iver2 AUV for delivery this summer.

Two Safety Updates from USCG

Aug 30, 2013

Confined Space Entry Dangers:   The Coast Guard issued a safety alert to personnel and the maritime community warning of the potential dangers of confined space entries.

CARIS HIPS and SIPS 8.1 Feature New SIPS Engine

Aug 30, 2013

CARIS announced the release of CARIS HIPS and SIPS 8.1. The latest release of the leading hydrographic data processing system, which offers a single solution for bathymetry,

UASC Orders 10 Boxships from Hyundai Heavy

Aug 30, 2013

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) announced that it won a $1.4 billion order to build five 18,000 TEU class and five 14,000 TEU class containerships from the United

McCullough Takes Helm of Surface Navy Association

Aug 30, 2013

Retired Vice Adm. Barry McCullough has been named to succeed retired Vice Adm. Ron Route as president of the Surface Navy Association. Route will become the president

Marinelec Presents Phoenix Fire Detection Panel

Aug 30, 2013

Phoenix makes the addressable technology available to all ships and a safer solution as soon as you exceed ten detectors. Indeed, Marinelec has developed a single and compact panel,

Aquatec Delivers Equipment for Tanzania Gas Project Metocean Survey

Aug 30, 2013

Aquatec Group have recently supplied a significant number of their deep water AQUAlogger 210 data loggers for measurement of turbidity, temperature and depth. The

Australian Navy Recruit School Graduates First Shipp Division

Aug 30, 2013

For the first time in the history of the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School, a recruit division named after a sailor, rather than an officer, graduated today.

Crew Transfer Safety Seminar in Aberdeen

Aug 30, 2013

A seminar focusing on crew transfer contingency planning is to be held in Aberdeen on Monday (September 2) organized by specialist transfer and lifting companies Reflex Marine and EnerMech.

Groundings - Shallow Waters, Deep Trouble

Aug 30, 2013

The Managers have recently completed production work on the Club’s latest Loss Prevention DVD  -“ Groundings – Shallow Waters, Deep Trouble”.   The consequences

Liberia Storms Ahead on MLC Certification

Aug 30, 2013

Ninety-four percent of qualifying Liberian-flag ships have achieved successful Maritime Labour Convention 2006 compliance, just one week after the convention entered force,

Northrop Grumman Upgrades Navigation Equipment on Stena Line Ferries

Aug 30, 2013

Northrop Grumman Corporation has completed an integrated bridge system retrofit for several RoPax ferries operated by Stena Line. Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine


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