Gulf Region Turning into Hub for Ship Repair Services
The Gulf region is fast turning into a major hub for ship repair services and conversion projects, with Dubai Drydocks in the UAE and the Arab Ship Repair Yard (ASRY)…
This Day in Naval History - March 27
1794 - Congress authorizes the construction of six frigates, including Constitution. 1799 - USS Constitution recaptures American sloop Neutrality from . 1880 - USS…
Secretary of the Navy Visits Israel
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (AW) Kevin S. Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter, arrived on March 23 for a three-day visit in…
Blaney Joins Mack Boring Marine Transmission Center
Jim Blaney, formerly president of Aquadrive Systems, Inc., has joined Mack Boring & Parts Company of . The announcement was made by Mack Boring Co-Presidents Ned and Steve McGovern.
ABS Awards First Containership Parametric Roll Notation
ABS has awarded three ships in the Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd. (HMM) fleet with what is believed to be the first class notation specific to parametric roll issued to industry.
APM Terminals and Port of Rotterdam to Cooperate On R&D
Five year, global agreement to work toward improved productivity and efficiency, land utilization, environmental sensitivity and public awareness…
STX Shipbuilding Wins $594m Ship Deal
STX Shipbuilding Co., the world’s fifth-largest shipyard, said Wednesday (Mar. 26) that it has won an order valued at $594m to build four ships, Korea.net reported.
Rolls-Royce Wins $73M Petrobras Contract
Rolls-Royce announced a new order from the Brazilian state oil company, Petrobras, for an additional four gas turbine power generation packages valued at $73m for use on a new offshore platform.
North Cape Simulator Opens in Norway
The official opening of the Transas full mission bridge simulator in the took place recently. Installed at the North Cape Maritime School (NMS) overlooking the town of , the 15mil.
Crowley Has Supporting Role in New James Bond film
Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group was recently contracted to play a behind-the-scenes role in the upcoming James Bond flick Quantum of Solace.
56,000 DWT Bulk Carrier Delivered
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. completed and delivered a 56,000 dwt type bulk carrier M.V. Windsor Adventure (MES Hull NO. 1666) at its Tamano Works on March 26…
KDB Starts Sale of Daewoo Shipbuilding
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, one of 's "big three" takeover targets, has been put up for sale. The other two prime takeover targets are Hyundai Engineering…
Maritime Strategy Port Call at University of Denver
The diplomats of tomorrow met with Deputy Chief of Naval Operations Vice Adm. John Morgan and naval strategist Capt. Dan Cloyd at the , March 26 to discuss the new…
Transocean Announces Contract Extension for Deepwater Nautilus
Transocean announced that the ultra-deepwater semisubmersible Deepwater Nautilus has been awarded a minimum three-year contract extension commencing in December…
Cruise Calls Add Fuel to Energy-Based Arctic Shipping Challenges
Arctic shipping operations are set for dramatic growth due to vast energy resources and a rise in cruise ship calls – but to maximise opportunities, the industry…
Wärtsilä Wins Retrofit Order for Oily Water Separators
Wärtsilä has received a major order from Swedish shipowner Laurin The contract, signed in March 2008, calls for six Wärtsilä Senitec M1000 oily water separation…
Bids Opened for Ferry Contract
WSDOT Ferries Division announced the apparent low bidder for a contract to construct a new 50-car vessel based on the Steilacoom II design. The formal bid opening was held March 27.
This Day in Naval History - March 28
1800 - Essex becomes the first U.S. Navy vessel to pass the . 1814 - HMS Phoebe and Cherub capture USS Essex off . Before capture, had captured 24 British prizes during the War of 1812.
Crewboat from Grandweld
With twin Cummins KTA50 M2 engines each producing 1800 HP at 1900 RPM the crewboat Umm Al Rous has the power to move 12 off-shore personnel in comfort and safety…
J. Ray McDermott Wins Chevron Platong Gas II Project
J. Ray McDermott S. A. said that subsidiaries of the company were recently awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract by Chevron…