Norway -Salvage Contract for U-864
The Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) has decided to award the contract for the possible salvage of the U-864 submarine and its cargo of mercury to Mammoet Salvage B.V. Two options have been proposed to deal with the environmental hazard formed by the mercury in the U-864 submarine: (a) to encase the wreck and cover the seabed to prevent the spread of the pollution, and (b) to recover the wreck (salvage) and remove all the pollutants from the marine environment.
Queen Elizabeth 2 Grouding
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) surveyors from the Southampton Marine Office have completed a full inspection of the Queen Elizabeth 2 liner after its Nov. 11 grounding near the Brambles sand bank in the Solent, and they have given the all clear for the ship to continue on its final journey. At 05.30 on Nov. 11 the crew of the 70,000 gross tons ship reported to Solent Coastguard that they…
Wesmar to Attend WorkBoat Show
Photo Caption: A large Wesmar commercial stainless steel counter rotating dual prop bow thruster similar to what Wesmar will be showing at the WorkBoat Show Dec 3-5. This year, at the International Workboat Show, Wesmar will be displaying their ABS design approved DP 1 Model V2-20 NS Vortex dual prop all stainless steel bow thrusters and their Model V2-24 as well as Active Gyro Stabilizers at booth number #1441 in New Orleans Dec. 3-5.
Dijkstra Wins HISWA Award
Gerard Dijkstra of Dijkstra & Partners Naval Architects is the winner of this year’s HISWA Excellence Award. The naval architect received the award from the Dutch…
ABS - 60 Yrs in Brazilian Market
ABS has marked the 60th anniversary of its activities providing classification services to the Brazilian shipping and offshore industries with a dinner in Rio de…
SAIC Wins SSC-Pacific Contract
Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE:SAI) announced it won a contract from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) - Pacific to evaluate…
Ports America Appoints Khan
Ports America has appointed Nasir Khan as its new chief development officer who will be responsible for leading the company’s future investments and expansion in marine terminals.
Queen Mary 2 Undocking
After having been docked for 20 days in dry dock ELBE 17 of Blohm + Voss Repair, a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, the Queen Mary 2 is planned to be undocked on November 13, 2008 as scheduled.
Singapore – Notice/Confirmation of Arrival
The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a circular revising the reporting procedures for notification of and confirmation of a vessel’s arrival in Singapore. Port Marine Circular No.
Progress on EU LRIT Data Center
On 6 November 2008, at the European Maritime Safety Agency(EMSA) headquarters in Lisbon, contracts were signed for thedevelopment of the European Union Long Range…
Tug Runs Aground - Buzzards Bay
U.S. Coast Guard crews helped a Boston-based tug crew on Nov. 9 after they grounded their vessel near Buzzards Bay, Mass., around 1 p.m. No injuries were reported of the three crewmembers aboard the tug Southern Cross. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a radio call from the tug reporting that the engine room was flooding and could not be controlled. The crew said they planned to beach the vessel to keep it from sinking.
Cargo Vessel Operator Pleads Guilty
On Nov. 10, Hiong Guan Navegacion Japan Co. Ltd., operator of the commercial cargo ship Balsa 62, agreed to plead guilty in U.S. District Court in Tampa, Fla., to…
Skipsteknisk Design for Volstad
According to a report from Offshore Shipping Online, naval architect company, Skipteksnisk, has confirmed that Volstad Maritime in Aalesund, Norway ordered another…
Horizon Restructuring Plan
Horizon Lines, Inc. (NYSE: HRZ) announced a non-union workforce restructuring initiative targeted at reducing annualized labor-related costs by an estimated $7m to $10m.
ION – Polarcus Contract
ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE:IO) announced that its Marine Imaging Systems group was awarded a fleet-wide contract by The Polarcus Group of Companies (Polarcus)…
CGGVeritas to Acquire Wavefield
CGGVeritas (ISIN: 0000120164 - NYSE: CGV) announced today it will make a voluntary exchange tender offer for 100% of the shares of Wavefield Inseis ASA ("Wavefield") (OSE: WAVE).
Wesmar Roll Fin Stabilizers
When fisherman Bill Hammer installed Wesmar’s Roll Fin Stabilizers on his 56-foot Longliner, it was the first known installation of an active fin stabilization system on a fishing vessel anywhere in the world. Hammer estimates that the stabilizers saves him 10-15% in fuel costs, saying with the stabilizers he can back off the throttle by about 100-150 RPM and still maintain his original speed, therefore increasing efficiency.
ST Engineering $200m Contract
Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) announced that its marine arm, Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), has secured a contract in a…
Abu Dhabi, Bahrain Navy Contract
Abu Dhabi Ship Building has been awarded a contract to build four landing craft for the Bahrain Naval Forces. The multi-million dollar contract was won in the face of competition from international shipyards. This is the second Bahraini order for Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), the only dedicated naval shipbuilding and repair facility in the Arabian Gulf. The new contract, awarded by the Kingdom of Bahrain Defense Force…
Shipping Leaders Debated Economic Impact
The impact of the current financial crisis topped the agenda at the inaugural Seoul International Maritime and Shipbuilding conference held during the week of Nov.