PFI Marine Electric, Eltech Electric Partnership
Pacific Fishermen Shipyard and Electric LLC announced that it has agreed to sell its marine electrical operation, PFI Marine Electric, to a new company owned by the manager of the business…
New MAN Engine with High Power Density
MAN Diesel has broadened its product portfolio with the development of its new, Type K80ME-C9 two-stroke, low-speed engine. The ME-C9 engine recently passed the final milestone on its way to commercial applications in the marine sector with a successful Type Approval Test (TAT). The first production version of the MAN B&W-branded engine successfully completed its TAT programme at Hyundai’s (HHI-EMD) works in Ulsan, Korea.
Indonesian Offshore Contract for Veripos
Aberdeen-based Veripos has been awarded a major contract by PT Pageo Utama of Jakarta for provision of GNSS precise positioning facilities in support of two three…
Moffatt & Nichol New Terminal Plan
Moffatt & Nichol announced that it has been selected by the Montreal Port Authority to prepare the detailed development plan, complete preliminary engineering and…
Type Approval, Sperry Marine Chart Display
Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded type approval for its electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS) by the U.K.
Caterpillar Marine Customer Chat
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems (CMPS) has launched a new online forum designed to share product experience. The forum (www.Marine.Cat.com) will provide a unique…
Jay Kiley Joins GMT Composites
GMT Composites announced the appointment of Jay Kiley as Director of Sales and Marketing. Kiley comes to GMT after seven years selling superyacht rigging to vessels 79 ft and larger throughout the world for both Global BSI Rigging Service, Inc and OYS Service. Kiley has spent his entire career in the marine industry: prior to his rigging experience he has run a ship chandlery, sold boats and managed…
Globe Wireless Iridium OpenPort
Globe Wireless announced that it has concluded a testing program for the new Iridium OpenPort maritime satcom system and is delivering units to customers. As the…
Linescape’s Ocean Container Search Engine
Linescape announced the launch of its free, independent search engine for finding and comparing routes and schedules for shipping ocean containers (www.linescape.com).
First Oil from the Tahiti Field
On Wednesday, 6 May, StatoilHydro received first oil from the Chevron-operated Tahiti field in the US Gulf of Mexico. Tahiti is expected to produce 125,000 barrels of oil and two million cubic metres of natural gas a day, reaching plateau production later this year. With Tahiti on stream, StatoilHydro will more than double its production from the US Gulf of Mexico. StatoilHydro's interest in the Tahiti field was acquired through the EnCana Gulf of Mexico acreage acquisition in 2005…
GE Oil & Gas Awarded Statoilhydro Contract
GE Oil & Gas announced that it has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver Subsea Operations Services (SOS) to StatoilHydro, the Norwegian based oil and gas company.
CG Issues Final Rule, Crewmember ID Docs
The Coast Guard issued a final rule on April 28, 2009 that requires each crewmember on a foreign flag commercial vessel en route to the U.S., or on a U.S. flag commercial…
Lubmarine Biodegradable Range for Shipping
International marine lubricants supplier Total Lubmarine has developed a range of biodegradable products which will enable companies in the shipping industry to…
Nordic Seaarland Names New Carriers
Nordic Seaarland Tankers BV has named two new 37,500 dwt product/chemical tankers building at Korea's Hyundai Mipo yard. Mt Nordic Agnetha was delivered on 8th May 2009, while Mt Amy will be delivered in July. Both vessels will be managed by Netherlands-based Seaarland Shipping Management, and will be entered into the Handytankers pool. The two vessels bring the fleet of the Nordic Seaarland joint venture to five modern product/chemical carriers.
This Day in Naval History – May 12
1846 - U.S. 1975 - SS Mayaguez seized by Khmer Rouge and escorted to Koh Tang Island. 1986 - Destroyer USS David R. Ray deters an Iranian Navy attempt to board a U.S. merchant ship.