ConocoPhillips Senior Management Changes
ConocoPhillips [NYSE:COP] announced that Jim Gallogly, executive vice president, Exploration & Production, has elected to retire from the company to become the Chief…
Cat Marine Engines Re-Power US Army Dredge
The US Army Corps of Engineers operates two hopper dredges on the west coast of the U.S. to keep shipping channels open. The largest and most modern of them is the Essayons, built by Bath Iron works in Bath, Maine in 1982. Its aging power plant has been replaced by eight state-of-the-art Cat marine engines totaling more than 15,000 kW. The 350 ft long Essayons is based in Portland, Oregon. Its annual schedule includes work in harbours between Alaska and California, as well as Hawaii.
First RAstar 3200 Tugs from Robert Allan Ltd.
In late February, 2009, the RAstar 3200 Class tug Monterrey was delivered to the Owners Servicios Marítimos de Baja California, S. de R.L de C.V. of Mexico by the builders Union Naval Valencia (UNV) of Valencia, Spain. Servicios Marítimos de Baja California, S. de R.L de C.V. is a joint venture between Moran Towing of the USA and Grupo Boluda of Spain. This tug is the first of four expressly designed to work at the Costa Azul LNG terminal on the north-west coast of Mexico…
TUI Cruises' Mein Schiff Sets Sail
Mein Schiff (My Ship), the first ship in the new TUI Cruises fleet, was named on May 15 in Hamburg, Germany, in a celebration that marked a significant step for the joint venture between Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd and TUI AG. The new brand is designed to serve the German cruise market, where some 906,000 Germans took cruises in 2008, and where that number is forecast to increase by 11 percent in 2009.
Dubai Maritime City & Arab Sea Ports MOU
Dubai Maritime City Authority recently held a meeting in Cairo with the Arab Sea Ports Federation (ASPF) to activate the memorandum of understanding signed by both parties earlier this year, which aims at identifying and capitalizing on joint opportunities for cooperation and mutual growth between the two parties. One of the most important steps approved during the meeting was the establishment of…
LRAD Assisting in Fight Against Piracy
American Technology Corporation (ATC) (NASDAQ:ATCO), a provider of directed sound products and technologies, announced that its LRAD systems are being used in increasing numbers as domestic and international military and maritime security forces escalate their efforts to combat 21st century piracy in the Gulf of Aden and off the Horn of Africa. American Technology created the Long Range Acoustic Device over eight years ago in response to the attack on the USS Cole.
Trial of Atlantis Artificial Seabed System
Atlantis Deepwater Orient Limited (ADOL) announced that a full scale trial of the Atlantis Artificial Seabed System was successfully completed on April 27, 2009.
Noble Denton Moves to Larger Facility, Brazil
Noble Denton, global offshore engineering and marine services company, announced its move into a new office facility in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The new 850 square…
MOL Offers Direct Service, Vietnam to USWC
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has announced plans to offer direct service from Vietnam to the US West Coast. The company’s Pacific Southwest Express (PSX) service…
Raytheon Anschütz Opens in Singapore
Raytheon Anschütz announced the establishment of the new subsidiary Raytheon Anschuetz Singapore Pte Ltd. With the new company, Raytheon Anschütz expands its sales and service activities in Southeast Asia. It started operation on March 1, 2009. “The new service center is an important step to secure best possible customer support in this region,” says Jan-Christoph Lötzsch, Managing Director of Raytheon Anschuetz Singapore.
ABS Repositions UK Country Management
ABS has relocated the center of the class society’s survey and administrative activities for the United Kingdom from London to Newcastle. ABS Country Manager for the UK…
Dryships Agreement with HSH on Waiver Terms
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS) announced that it has reached agreement with HSH Nordbank as agents on waiver terms for $654m of its outstanding debt.
Soini Managing Dir, Hogia Ferry Systems
Hogia Ferry Systems have appointed Ari-Pekka Soini to the position as Managing Director with effect from the 1st of June. Mr Soini has been the Customer Services Director at Hogia Ferry Systems since 2007, and has a long career within the ferry business behind him. During his 20 years within the ferry business, he has held leading positions both on board and ashore. His latest position before joining Hogia was Managing Director of Sea Containers Finland.
Austal JHSV Initial Critical Design Review
On April 28, 2009, Austal completed the Initial Critical Design Review (ICDR) in its contract with the U.S. Navy for the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV). During the ICDR…
This Day in Naval History – May 18
1969 - Launch of Apollo 10, dress rehearsal for first lunar landing mission. CDR John W. Young, USN, was the Command Module Pilot and CDR Eugene A. Cernan, USN, was the Lunar Module Pilot.
ABS Nautical Systems Donates Software to Panama University
ABS Nautical Systems (ABS NS) donated its NS5 Fleet Management Software to the International Maritime University of Panama (UMIP). The donation includes the Maintenance & Repair…
TEN Announces 1Q Results
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) reported unaudited 1Q results (first quarter ended March 31, 2009) which showed that while revenues dropped, profits remained.