Costa Cruises China - Awards
Costa Cruises, the first international company to open the cruise market in China in July 2006, received three international in November: the “China Award 2008"…
This Day in Naval History – Dec. 3
1775 - LT John Paul Jones raises the Grand Union flag on Alfred. First American flag raised over American naval vessel. 1940 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt embarks…
2008 IMO Award to Brazilian Seafarer
The 2008 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea has been presented to a Brazilian seafarer who saved fellow crew members from a dangerous fire on a ship. Mr. Rodolpho Fonseca da Silva Rigueira…
New ferry for Port Townsend/Keystone
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Ferries Division announced on Dec. 1 that it is awarding a contract to Todd Pacific Shipyards to build one 64-auto ferry. Todd Shipyards submitted a $65.5m bid last month to build one 64-auto ferry. With the contract award, the new ferry is on an 18-month construction timeline. "Our economy and the people who depend upon this ferry route will greatly benefit from this contract. This award is expected to generate nearly 200 jobs," said Gov.
Schottel Expands in N America
Over the last years Schottel has enjoyed a strong growth in North America as well as in Latin and Central America. The “Schottel Fleet“ is growing rapidly and new facilities are needed. Schottel Inc.’s main office in Louisiana has recently moved from Harahan to James Business Park in St. Rose where larger facilities can store more spare parts and overhauls being performed more efficiently. The new address: Schottel Inc., 190 James Drive East, Suite 100, St. Rose LA. 70087. USA.
TENC-CA UK North Sea Sale & Transfer
Shell U.K. Limited (Shell),Esso Exploration and Production UK Limited, (ExxonMobil), Mobil North Sea LLC (ExxonMobil) and Enterprise Oil U.K. Limited (Shell) completed…
Colloton-Kellogg Marine Supply Rep of 2008
At their recent annual meeting and show, Kellogg Marine Supply named Andy Colloton from Awlgrip their 2008 Representative of the Year. Kellogg Marine Supply services…
STX Europe Laid Cruise Vessel Keel
The keel of Allure of the Seas, the second in the series of two of the world's largest cruise ships was laid on Dec. 2 at the Turku yards of STX Europe. The keel laying ceremony marked the placement of the very first block of Allure of the Seas in the dry dock where the ship will begin to take shape. The event also included the coin laying ceremony, with representatives of the Owner, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Crowley Organizational Changes
Crowley announced changes in leadership and company organization involving its logistics, technical services and marine salvage business lines. Rinus Schepen, Crowley's senior vice president and general manager of logistics, has announced his retirement effective in June 2009. Schepen, a 20-year Crowley veteran, has been a significant contributor to the company's success and will continue to work for Crowley on special assignments in retirement.
Marcon Sells 11th Ocean Tank Barge This Year
The single skin, ocean tank barge, B. No. 105, was sold to West African buyers after sellers took delivery of their newbuilding double-hull replacement. The barge, re-named Heyden-Lamissa, was built by Gretna Machine & Iron Works, Gretna, LA in 1971. Principal dimensions are 340 ft by 70 ft by 27.5 ft hull depth. Cargo capacity is 12,889 tons or abt. 102,000 bbls in 10 coiled cargo tanks. Special features include a 12 million BTU self-heating system and crew accommodations for four persons.
ST Engineering-Contract for Survey Vessel
Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) announced that its marine arm, Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), has secured a S$30m contract to provide detailed design…
Log-Net Offers Directing Filing on 10+2
Log-Net, Inc., provider of web-based supply chain execution solutions announced that its web-based portal services allows importers, or their agents, to file the…
General Maritime-Genmar Defiance Update
General Maritime Corporation (NYSE:GMR) announced that a jury in the Southern District of Texas federal court returned guilty verdicts against two vessel officers of the Genmar Defiance…
W&O Races from Gulf to Atlantic
Twelve employees of W&O, including the CEO and members of senior leadership, participated in the Ragnar Relay Race from Nov. 14-15 between Clearwater and Daytona Beach, Fla. W&O is a supplier of marine valves, pipe, fittings, engineered products and valve automation systems. “As a company, we’ve always been focused on fitness and overall wellness by providing our employees with opportunities to take part in company-sponsored physical activities and fitness programs…
Asean’s 1st Submarine Support Vessel
Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), the marine arm of ST Engineering, successfully launched Swift Rescue, Asean’s first Submarine Support and Rescue Vessel (SSRV) on Saturday, 29 November 2008 at its main yard in Benoi. ST Marine had conceptualized, designed and built Swift Rescue to enable it with the primary capability of submarine rescue as well as fulfill other secondary roles. This 279 ft by 59 ft vessel is highly maneuverable with excellent sea-keeping capabilities.
Newbold Wins Entrepreneur Award
Strategic Marine chairman and founder Mark Newbold has won an Ernst & Young Australian Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Mr. Newbold, whose shipbuilding company has its headquarters at Henderson in Western Australia, took out the national Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Products Category at a black tie event on Nov. 27 in Sydney. Mr. Newbold founded Strategic Marine in 2001 with the goal of building a shipbuilding company with manufacturing operations across the world.
Keppel, Seadrill, Scorpion, Lewek in Talks
Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M) has received indications from Seadrill Limited, Scorpion Offshore Ltd, and Lewek Shipping Pte Ltd that they are reviewing…
Seaarland and Motia Act on Piracy
Seaarland group of companies and Motia Compagnia di Navigazione have acted to ensure the safety of their crews, ships and cargoes until the escalating piracy situation off East Africa and in the Gulf of Aden is brought under control. Antonio Zacchello, managing director of Seaarland group of companies and Motia, says, “We at Seaarland and Motia feel we have to act to protect our crews from piracy attack.
UK’s Royal Navy Launches HMS Dragon
The Royal Navy’s latest addition to the Type 45 destroyer fleet, to be called HMS Dragon, pulled into the Clyde from BVT’s shipyard at Govan on Nov. 17, 2008. As well as providing air defense over a wide area, including for the future aircraft carriers, the Type 45s will be able to conduct a variety of operations. They will be able to carry up to sixty Royal Marines Commandos and their equipment and operate a Chinook sized helicopter from the flight deck.
Indian Navy Accused of Sinking Trawler
According to a report from BBC News, the owner of a Thai fishing trawler has said the Indian navy sank it off Somalia's coast last week after wrongly assuming it was a pirate "mother ship".