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
Guilty Plea, Conspiring to Defraud U.S. Navy
A U.S. Navy subcontractor from Virginia has pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the Navy in connection with contracts for fabricated metal to be used for the…
Bisso Lufesa Performs Platform Inspection
Bisso Lufesa, a full-service marine contractor, successfully performed a platform inspection for BPZ Energy off the coast of Northwest Peru. The Bisso Lufesa crew spent about a month aboard the dive support vessel DSV Caballo de Trabajo inspecting the four-pile production platform in 208 ft of water about five miles off the coast. Divers performing the Level II inspection checked for excessive marine growth…
Omega Navigation Joint Venture for Omega Duke
Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONAV) (SGX: ONAV50), a provider of global marine transportation services focusing on product tankers, announced it has…
ClassNK Environmental Awareness Notation
Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, also known as ClassNK, has introduced a new notation for ships that meet the standards described in the Society’s just recently published Environmental Guideline.
Logistics & Forwarding at IBC Global Academy
Understanding the mechanics of the logistics chain has never been more critical than at a time when pressure on cost and efficiency is at a premium. Managing freight transport on a global basis…
Noble Energy Wins Offshore SAFE Award
Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) announced that the Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS) awarded the company the 2009 Safety Award for Excellence…
Launching of 62 ft Catamaran Ferry, Mararoa
The 62 ft Catamaran Ferry, Mararoa was recently launched. The vessel was built at Q West in New Zealand for Meridian Energy to ferry their workforce to a remote power station in the South Island. Length o.a. Length w.l. Beam o.a.
Incat’s High Speed Ferry Anti-Piracy Plan
Incat’s new 367.5 ft ferry for LD Lines, the Norman Arrow, currently runs to the United Kingdom from Tasmania. In order to be prepared for the unlikely event of a boarding attempt by pirates, one of two Masters on board, Captain Guy South comments, “We locked every door and padlocked all the void spaces and access to the cabin was restricted to the port aft door only. We also posted an extra lookout aft throughout the high risk area.
Tanker Lay-Up Report from McQuilling Services
One year ago we witnessed one of the highest tanker market earnings in the history of tanker shipping. Today the TD 1 trade returns about $500 / day in TCE earnings…
Anagnostopoulos Appointed to Seanergy Board
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP; SHIP.W) announced that Dimitris Anagnostopoulos has been appointed as member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee.