Dubai Tanker Escapes Pirates
According to a May 19 report from Arabian Business, Somali pirates were foiled from hijacking a Dubai-based oil tanker over the weekend. The attack on the Dubai…
Georgia Ports Authority Welcomes COSCO
The Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Doug J. Marchand announced at its board meeting that China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) now has vessels calling on the Port of Savannah. “We appreciate COSCO’s confidence in our ability to handle its container volume now and in the future,” said GPA’s Executive Director Doug J. Marchand. “The Port of Savannah offers a logistically friendly location with two on-terminal rail providers and immediate access to two interstate highways…
MISC Withdraws from Far East Services
The shipping line MISC Berhad (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) has informed the partners in the Grand Alliance that it will withdraw from services between Europe (incl.
Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, Ship Management
The trend towards outsourcing of ship management services over the past 20 years has created a knowledge gap in shipping companies which once operated a top-to-bottom system to support their fleet.
Drydocks World-Dubai New FPSO Quay
Drydocks World - Dubai, the ship repair, conversion and building subsidiary of Drydocks World, has added two new berths to its facility, significantly increasing its conversion capacity. Completed recently, Berths 9 and 10 are now fully operational and have recently accommodated the 380-metre long TI Asia, Abuzar and Spring Bow for conversion works. The announcement comes ahead of Drydocks World’s participation at Nor-Shipping 09…
Great Lakes Education Conference Wrap Up
The Bayfront Center for Maritime Studies (BCMS) hosted the first ever Great Lakes Region Primary and Secondary Maritime Education Conference. The conference was held at the BCMS waterfront campus on May 11th and 12th, 2009, in Erie, Pennsylvania. There has been a growing movement nationally to encourage the development of maritime career opportunity awareness and K-12 maritime education. BCMS specializes…
Draka’s New Arctic Grade Offshore Cables
Draka announced the new Arctic Grade cable which meets all cold bend and cold impact certifications required to operate in extremely cold climates. “With more than…
GE to Build Plant for Batteries
The new battery business will be a part of GE Transportation and will serve customers in the rail, marine, mining, telecommunications and utility sectors. GE has…
Inmarsat Launches Fleetbroadband 150
Inmarsat plc (LSE: ISAT), provider of global mobile satellite communications services, announced the launch of its new FleetBroadband 150 service. FleetBroadband 150 (FB150) was developed for the leisure, fishing, coastal merchant and small defense vessel markets. For the leisure market, FB150 offers a simple and cost-effective way to stay connected by phone, SMS or email when sailing. It offers a voice connection at landline quality…
Sogreah Invests $1.4m in Port Revel Center
On Thursday 30 April, Sogreah, a firm of consulting engineers working in the fields of water, energy and the environment, launched the Otello, a 1:25 scale model of one of the largest French container carriers. This event was part of the celebrations to mark the extension of its Port Revel shiphandling training centre. Representing an investment of over $1.39m, the new facilities consolidate the center's worldwide leadership in training pilots in shiphandling operations.
Otto Marine 1Q 2009 Results
Otto Marine Limited1, an offshore marine specialist, announced results for the first quarter of financial year ending 31 December 2009. Revenue for the Group increased…
Cosco Delivers Italian ATB
Early in May the COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard will deliver one of two articulated tug barge units on order from their Italian customer Ilva Servizi Marittimi S.p.A. The Italian-flagged tug, named Corona Australe, is fitted with a three-point Matsui Corp coupling system. Designed by Shanghai Bestway Marine Engineering Design Co. Ltd, the 146 ft by 55 ft vessel is powered by a pair of 4080 kW Wartsila engines. Each engine will also drive a three-phase shaft generator.
Emerson Wins Contract with Golar LNG
Emerson Process Management has won a contract from Golar LNG to supply PlantWeb digital automation architecture for basic process control and safety systems on the Golar Freeze, a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) vessel. Currently an LNG carrier, the Golar Freeze will be converted into a floating terminal, and docked at a purpose-built jetty in the Jebel Ali Port near Dubai, UAE. Golar will operate the vessel.
New Ship Design Courses for U.S. Shipbuilding
The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Modern Shipbuilding Design project team has completed and delivered five continuing education marine design courses…
PC Maritime, Shipowners Can Control Costs
With freight rates in the doldrums and many vessels laid up, shipowners worldwide are looking to reduce expenditure. However, mandatory installation of ECDIS is being phased in from 2012 on board newbuildings and from 2014 on board existing ships. Anne Edmonds, PC Maritime’s marketing director says the company is exploring ways in which it can provide its customers with more convenient, cost-effective ways of carrying out the required ECDIS Type Training.
Bisso Lays Pipe from Dive Support Vessel
Bisso Marine, provider of energy and maritime support services, recently completed a pipelay project off the Southeast Louisiana coast. Dive crews aboard the DSV Joseph Bisso laid 900 ft of six-inch pipe at a water depth of 66 ft about 20 miles south of Grand Isle in the Gulf of Mexico. The pipeline was laid using a portable lay system and the vessel’s 30-ton hydraulic crane. The month-long project…
This Day in Naval History – May 25 & 26
May 26 1944 - USS England sinks fifth Japanese submarine in one week 1952 - Tests from 26-29 May demonstrate feasibility of the angled-deck concept conducted on simulated angled deck on USS Midway