This Day in Naval History – Nov. 1
1941 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt places Coast Guard under jurisdiction of Department of the Navy for duration of national emergency. 1979 - Beginning of retirement…
4400bhp Multi-Purpose ASD Tugs
Two Cummins QSK60-powered 4400 HP Z-drive tugs are nearly complete at the South China Shipyard in province . They are destined for harbor operation, standby (towing, pushing, berthing, anti-pollution, salvage, pilotage & fire-fighting) to Offshore Oil drilling platform & FPSO/Large LPG CARRIER, ocean-going towage, etc.
3200-HP Tug from China
A five-meter moulded depth on a 34.5-foot (10.5-meter) beam allows for a spacious engine room to accommodate the tug’s twin Cummins KTA50-M2 main engines. The V…
Bollinger Sells OSV’s to Odyssea
The spec vessels are 193-ft. x 40-ft. x 15- built at Bollinger's facility, with the first vessel going to work in the US Gulf on delivery. The second vessel will be delivered in mid December 2008.
Breivik Acting Exec VP - StatoilHydro
Mr. Breivik will succeed Hilde Merete Aasheim who will leave StatoilHydro on the same date to take up her new position as executive vice president of Aluminium Metal in Norsk Hydro.
Rio Negro Christened in Korea
The sponsor of the Rio Negro is Daniela Oetker, wife of Alexander Oetker, Managing Director of the shipping company A.O. Schiffahrt GmbH & Co. KG. The Rio Negro…
Hyundai Heavy Q3 Profit Drops
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd 009540.KS reported on Oct 30 that its quarterly net profit fell by a third, hit by rising raw materials costs and losses from the weaker won.
VOTE: Northrop Grumman Labor Contract
After nearly two months of waiting since negotiations began between the company and United Steelworkers of America Local 8888, hundreds of workers turned out at…
K-Sea 1Q Report
The Company also announced that its distribution to unitholders for the first quarter will remain at $.77 per unit, or $3.08 per unit annualized. The distribution will be payable on November 14…
Oceansaver BWMS Approval
OceanSaver’s ballast water management system was granted final approval from the IMO at the latest meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 58) in this month. The Ballast Water Working Group of the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environment Protection, which advises the MEPC, had carefully studied OceanSaver's application for final approval in July this year, and recommended that the MEPC grant this approval at its meeting in October.
Jo-Kell Appoints Marchi COO
Jo-Kell Inc., an electrical distribution and engineering company has named Adrian Marchi as their Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Marchi, who had been Sr. Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Agilquest, will be responsible for overall company performance and ensuring the future growth of Jo-Kell Inc. Mr. Marchi is a senior business executive with a background in operations and strategic planning, while developing and executing market penetration initiatives. He has a Ph.D.
Guidelines - YP47 Steel for Hull Structures
The first large sized container carrier in the world to use a new grade of higher tensile steel in its hull structure with a specified yield point of 47 kgf/mm (460N/mm)…
Shell Orders from Survival Craft
Shell UK Ltd placed an order for two new 72 seat lifeboats from Survival Craft Inspectorate Ltd in Aberdeen. The lifeboats will replace two 56 seat lifeboats aboard the Anasuria FPSO operating in the North Sea. The new lifeboats will use the vessel’s existing davits but due to their design, will enable an increase in crew carrying capacity. The two lifeboats will be fitted with Survival Craft’s patented Safelaunch on-load release hook mechanism.
Sea Tel Branding Change
The Sea Tel brand has changed with the addition of Cobham’s name to the new Sea Tel logo. Sea Tel’s products and service will remain the same, the only difference…
Cruise West – New River Itinerary
Cruise West, now the only cruise operator on the river, is extending the Columbia & Snake Rivers cruise season through the summer with a new itinerary on the Spirit of '98.
This Day in Naval History – Oct. 31
1943 - LT Hugh D. O'Neill of VF(N)-75 destroys a Japanese aircraft during night attack off Vella Lavella in first kill by a radar-equipped night fighter of the Pacific Fleet.
STX Europe ASA 3Q Report
While the revenues grew with 14.2 percent and new order intake amounted to NOK 7 344 million, an ongoing project within Offshore & Specialized Vessels for A.P. Moller…
Wärtsilä Powers Largest Dry Bulk Carriers
The RT-flex common-rail technology brings benefits to ship owners in terms of great flexibility in engine setting for lower fuel consumption, lower minimum running speeds…
First VLCC Built to CSR
Global tanker shipping entered a new era of vessel construction Oct 28, when Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard (SWS) delivered to ’s Ocean Tankers (Pte) Ltd the first very large crude carrier (VLCC) built to Common Structural Rules (CSR). The 318,000-dwt Hua San, the first of 11 VLCCs confirmed to Lloyd’s Register class at Shanghai Waigaoqiao, was delivered to the owners five months ahead of schedule. The…
NOL 3Q Results
Group EBIT for 3Q08 of $52m was down 75% from 3Q07, while third-quarter revenue was up 16% year-on-year to $2.4b. Announcing the results, NOL Group President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr.