Thursday, December 26, 2013 Maritime News

China's Biggest Shipbuilder Floats Billion HK$ Bourse Offering

Dec 26, 2013

China Rongsheng Heavy Industries to offer HK$1,000,000,000 worth of 7% convertible bonds due 2016. The estimated net proceeds from the issue of the Convertible Bonds,

Coast Guard Takes Steps to Allay STCW Anxieties

Dec 26, 2013

Following publication of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW) 'Final Rule' in the Federal Register', the US Coast

USS Carter Hall Drydocking Contract for GD NASSCO

Dec 26, 2013

In the latest listing of US Department of Defense, Navy contracts, General Dynamics, NASSCO, Norfolk, Va., (formerly Metro Machine Corp.) has been awarded a  $171,

NMMA Estimates 2013 Powerboat Sales Up 5%

Dec 26, 2013

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) expects that as 2013 comes to a close, the U.S. recreational boating industry will continue its post-recession

All American Marine to Build Two Seattle Catamaran Ferries

Dec 26, 2013

The King County Ferry District, whose ferries link the communities that ring Lake Washington and Puget Sound, has contracted with Bellingham-based All American

New Inertia-Engaged Turbine Air Starter

Dec 26, 2013

TDI introduced a new, inertia-engaged turbine air starter designed to improve the reliability of mid size engines (up to 4,882 CID/80 Liters) on marine vessels, as well as engines in other industries.

SUPREME Athmos Zero-Pollution Seal

Dec 26, 2013

IHC Sealing Solutions launched the zero-pollution SUPREME Athmos seal, a seal designed to enable ships with limited draft up to five meters to prevent oil from being emitted into the environment.

VIKING Expands Training

Dec 26, 2013

Saatsea, now renamed as VIKING Saatsea, addresses the need of shipowners and operators to continuously train their crew by offering a combined solution that manages

New PowerShark Tool Eats through Biofouling

Dec 26, 2013

The PowerShark WB3000, a new rechargeable submersible handheld tool from Waveblade, removes unwanted growth in seconds. Oscillating at a 3,000 rpm frequency with additional harmonics,

Wahoo Goes Digital with Raymarine

Dec 26, 2013

Wahoo RIBs has chosen Raymarine to supply a complete navigation and control system for its luxurious new flagship, the Wahoo LX600. Based on a race-winning design

Home Study Programs

Dec 26, 2013

If there’s anything Capt. Guy Sorensen learned in his decades of working with professional mariners it’s that they learn in a variety of ways, times and places.

New Brakes from Wichita Clutch

Dec 26, 2013

Wichita Clutch added the air cooled, spring-set, air released AirMaKKs SSB high torque brakes to its AquaMaKKs family of clutches and brakes. The AirMaKKs SSB is

EU to Lead International Counter Piracy Efforts in 2014

Dec 26, 2013

From the January 1, 2014 the European Union will assume for one year the chairmanship of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) with Maciej Popowski,

Robotic Tube Cutting

Dec 26, 2013

SMT Systemtechnik GmbH offers a novel robotic tube cutting system. A computer controlled machining system was delivered mid-year to the Polish shipyard Energomontaz Polnoc Gdynia (EPG).

Boatracs’ BTConnect AIS

Dec 26, 2013

Boatracs BTConnect AIS extends the functionality of BTConnect by integrating real time messaging and vessel tracking with AIS data on a single display. The AIS

Ecospeed Fuel Savings Calculator

Dec 26, 2013

Ecospeed displayed the “CLEAN SHIP – EFFICIENT SHIP – GREEN SHIP – PARTNERSHIP” concept during Europort. CLEAN SHIP – Ecospeed can be cleaned rapidly and will only

GE Dynamic Positioning System

Dec 26, 2013

New software from GE’s Power Conversion business that enables its Dynamic Positioning (DP) systems to save fuel and put less wear and tear on vessel propulsion

Cobham Touchscreen Navtex

Dec 26, 2013

The new SAILOR 6390/91 Navtex System from Cobham SATCOM is now available to order. As a black box system, with separate touchscreen user-interface, the SAILOR 6390/91

TNKC Fleet & BASS Software

Dec 26, 2013

BASS won a contract for a fleet-wide system upgrade for the subsidiary of the K-Line group Taiyo Nippon Kisen Co., Ltd. (TNKC). With this upgrade, 107 TNKC vessels will operate on the BASSnet 2.

Uruguayan Citrus Cleared for U.S. Delivery

Dec 26, 2013

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Miami-based subsidiary Customized Brokers recently cleared the first shipment of Uruguayan citrus to enter the U.S. in nearly 20 years,


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