Sealink to Expand Fleet
Sealink plans to expand its fleet size of 29 vessels to more than 40 vessels over the next three years, mostly tugboats and barges for chartering, Sinchew reported.
This Day in Naval History - Aug. 14
1813 - HMS Pelican captures USS Argus. 1886 - Secretary of the Navy establishes Naval Gun Factory at Washington Navy Yard. 1945 - agrees to surrender; last Japanese ships sunk during World War II…
Utility Support Vessel Launched
Launched at the Guangzhou Panyu Lingshan Shipyard, the 36-meter Swissco Super underwent yard trials on June 3 and full sea trails and delivery were completed June 10. With a 9.8-meter beam and 4.3-meter molded depth the BV-classed boat has tankage for 250 cubic meters of fuel and 100 cubic meters of water. The Singapore registered vessel, the third in a ten-boat series, meets the IMO/SOLAS standards for life saving and fire fighting.
Keppel FELS to Build ENSCO Rig
Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has won the contract to build the seventh ENSCO 8500 Series deepwater semisubmersible (semi) worth $560m. This sum includes equipment specified by the owner. To be delivered in the second half of 2012, the ENSCO 8506 will be the seventh consecutive semi that Keppel FELS is constructing for ENSCO International Incorporated (ENSCO). The contract follows shortly after the award of the sixth semi, ENSCO 8505, that was announced on 1 June 2008.
Portland Ferry Passengers Safely Evacuated
Ninety-six passengers were evacuated from a Portland-based ferry that ran aground about half a mile southeast of Basket Island, off the coast of Maine last week..
Eco-Friendly Flagship Vessel Arrives in Pittsburgh
August 13 after a 1,600 mile journey through nine states. board programs. the coming months after local United States Coast Guard inspections are completed. one…
This Day in Naval History - Aug. 13
1777 - American explosive device made by David Bushnell explodes near British vessel off New London, Conn. 1846 - Joint expedition led by Cmdr. Robert Stockton seizes Los Angeles, Calif.
Utility Support Vessel from Guangzhou Area Shipyard
Launched at the Guangzhou Panyu Lingshan Shipyard, the 36-meter Swissco Super underwent yard trials on June 3 and full sea trails and delivery were completed June 10.
Bosch Rexroth acquires Hägglunds Drives
Ratos has agreed on the sale of Hägglunds Drives to the German company Bosch Rexroth. ” Focused efforts in recent years to accelerate growth through investment in the sales and marketing organisation…
Dockwise Awarded Contract
Dockwise Ltd. has been awarded to their subsidiary Dockwise Shipping for the transportation from China to New Caledonia of 18 onshore modules including an extended…
Fairstar Awarded Multiple Voyage Contracts by KBR
Fairstar Heavy Transport (FAIR) has been awarded a multiple voyage contract by KBR of Houston. Fairstar’s semi-submersible heavy transport vessel ‘Fjord’ will deliver…
UCF Students Win Autonomous Surface Vehicle Competition
A team of students from the University of Central Florida (UCF) Robotics Laboratory took first prize at AUVSI and the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR)’s First…
Bay-Houston Towing Takes Delivery of Lexie M
Bay-Houston Towing Co. has taken delivery of another of their innovative Z-Tech 7500 tugs. The Z-Tech 7500 design is the largest of the Robert Allan line of Z-Tech tugboats. The Lexie M was delivered to Bay-Houston on July 8, 2008.
OceanFreight Reports 2Q Results
OceanFreight Inc. a global provider of marine transportation services, announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2008. For the second quarter…
Olivier Named Broadpoint COO
Broadpoint, a full-service telecommunications and network solutions company, has announced Bryan Olivier as its chief operating officer. Bryan Olivier has more than 27 years of experience in management, engineering and network operations at leading companies in the telecommunications and energy industries. Along with other initiatives, Bryan Olivier will focus on expanding Broadpoint’s reliable, cost-effective wireless communication solutions…
Agreement Creates Training Opportunities for Students
Maritime Administrator Sean T. Connaughton and John M. Murray, president and chief executive officer of , LLC, recently signed an agreement for cadets from the U.S.
Harris Awarded $62.1m Contract Modification
The Harris Corp., , is being awarded a $62.1m modification to a previously awarded contract (N66001-07-D-0054). The modification (#P00003) will include additional…
Watts-Healy Tibbitts Awarded Contract
Watts-Healy Tibbitts, (joint venture), , , is being awarded an $84.8m firm-fixed-price contract for construction of a submarine drive-in magnetic silencing facility at Beckoning Point…
This Day in Naval History - Aug. 12
1812 - USS Constitution captures and destroys brig Adeona. 1918 - Secretary of the Navy approves acceptance of women as yeoman in U.S. Navy. 1942 - USS Cleveland…
TBS Takes Delivery of Handymax
TBS International Limited has taken delivery of the M.V. Tupi Maiden, formerly known as the M.V. Ken Blossom, an acquisition it announced in June 2008. The M.V.