Cole Hersee Smart Battery Isolator
Cole Hersee Company, a manufacturer of heavy-duty electrical, electronic, and digital products for the vehicle industry, introduces its new Smart Battery Isolator 48525 and 48530. The smart battery isolator prevents loads on the auxiliary battery from draining the starting battery. The smart battery isolator provides a more flexible solution than traditional isolators, as it is not specific to an alternator type.
MV Fairlane Completes Heavy Lift Project
In the Exmouth sub-basin, offshore Northwest Australia, Apache Energy ltd. is developing the Van Gogh oilfield on behalf of a joint venture of the same name. As part of the Vincent field, it lies in water depths of 1,115.5 to 1,214 ft. An FPSO will be used for production and storage of the oil. The FPSO will be moored to a disconnectable turret-mooring (DTM) buoy, moored to the seabed with nine anchors.
Harley Marine Becomes Corporate Sponsor
Over the past 21 years Harley Marine’s charitable contributions have benefited the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Seattle Children’s Home…
Warnings of Off Spec Fuel Deliveries at Riga
Fuel testing agency Lintec Testing Services has warned that three fuel oil samples taken recently from vessels that have bunkered in Riga, Latvia, have shown the presence of Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD)…
Myanmar Signs Gas Deal with China
According to a report from the Associated Press, Myanmar's government and four foreign companies have signed an agreement to sell natural gas from offshore fields to neighboring China…
Grimaldi Lines: First Departure from Hamburg
As the first vessel to be used in the new Euro-Aegean service of the Grimaldi Lines shipping company, the RoRo ship Grande Sicilia was dispatched at Hamburg's Unikai Terminal on 27 December 2008. Together with its sister ship the Grande Italia, the Grande Sicilia forms part of a new service offering fortnightly departures from Hamburg in the first instance. The ports of call are Setubal, Valencia, Leghorn…
Evergreen Line Launches Express Service
Evergreen Line has announced the launch of its new combined weekly service with Sea Consortium Pte LTd. on the Arabian Express Service (ASX) that commenced December 27, 2008.
CG GMDSS Task Force Meets
The U.S. Coast Guard's Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Implementation Task Force will meet Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 9:30 am at RTCM in Arlington, VA.
MARAD, Anti-Piracy Website
The US Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a compilation of information relating to piracy in waters off the Horn of Africa, including maritime advisories, piracy statistics…
CG Monitoring LNG Vessel Repairs
The Coast Guard is monitoring and assisting a Liquefied Natural Gas tanker that temporarily lost propulsion about 45 miles east of Boston today. The 920 ft tanker Suez Matthew…
Tank Level or Pressure Monitoring Devices
The US Coast Guard issued a final rule removing its regulations for tank level or pressure monitoring devices on single-hull tank vessels carrying oil or oil residue as cargo.
Great Lakes Dry Cargo Residue Discharges EIS
The US Coast Guard announced its intent to prepare a new Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) relating to the discharge of dry cargo residue in waters of the Great Lakes.
EPA: NPDES VGP program
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice announcing the Vessel General Permit (VGP) program as part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination…
FMC Tech to Acquire 45% of Schilling Robotics
FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FTI) and Schilling Robotics announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby FMC Technologies will acquire a 45%…
Ten Years: Van der Velden’s Oceangoing Div
It is now a full decade since Van der Velden Barkemeyer (formerly Barkemeyer Schiffstechnik GmbH) joined Van der Velden Marine Systems and formed the group’s dedicated Oceangoing vessels division. One of Van der Velden’s key products is the original Barke rudder, a high-lift design for minimal wear on the linkage and reduction of noise and vibration. More than 1,300 oceangoing vessels, varying from dredgers to multi-purpose vessels, have already installed the Barke rudder.
This Day in Naval History – Dec. 30
1941 - Admiral Ernest J. King assumes duty as Commander in Chief, United States Fleet. 1959 - Commissioning of first fleet ballistic missile submarine, USS George Washington (SSB(N)-598)…