OSIL Uses Sontek ADCP
Ocean Scientific International Limited (OSIL) has designed a system for testing deployments by surrounding SonTek’s Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) with its own deployment frame. The ADCP is a 3-axis water current profiler with an intended range of 180 m that uses transducers and electronics designed to reduce side-lobe interference problems. The frame also contains a double failsafe recovery system using two Sonardyne acoustic releases per frame.
Alnmaritec Delivers “Wave Train”
Alnmaritec, an aluminum boat builder based in Northumberland, UK, recently announced the delivery of a new general purpose line handling and harbor support work boat to Western Australia. The “Wave Train” was built for South Sea Logistics Ltd., based in Geraldton, Western Australia. She is a customized version of the “Wave Angler” class of vessels from Alnmaritec and is the first boat that the company has ever sold to Australia.
Navy Partners with Evolution Robotics
Evolution Robotics Inc. has won a federal contract from the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research valued at nearly $1 million for research on scaling visual recognition for maritime domain awareness.
CNOOC LNG Terminal Approved
Reuters reports that China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has won approval from the National Development and Reform Commission to build its fourth liquefied…
ACP Announces “Best Value”
After months of technical review, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has determined the “best value” proposal for the new locks expansion contract. Consortium Grupo…
IASB Discussion Paper
International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens has reminded the shipping industry that it has until July 17 this year to respond to an International…
New Tug, Multratug 18
Salvage and towage company Multraship has taken delivery of its new multi-purpose Azimuth Stern Drive tug, Multratug 18, from the Vega Shipyard in Bandirma, Turkey.
Awarded: $17.1m in U.S. Shipyard Grants
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration today announced $17.1 million in grants to 14 small shipyards in 10 states. The grants are part of…
Evergreen Partners in Greenhouse Gas Project
An Evergreen Marine Corp. container ship set sail last Saturday as part of a project to measure and monitor the distribution of greenhouse gases in the Pacific Ocean.
New Bunker Fuel Measurement System
Nautical Control Solutions (NCS) announced that Buffalo Marine Service of Houston is rolling out an advanced bunker fuel measurement system to support customers along the Texas and Louisiana coasts.
N.S. Savannah Celebrates 50th Anniversary
When the first nuclear-powered merchant ship N.S. Savannah was christened and launched on July 21, 1959, First Lady Mamie Eisenhower served as the sponsor. Plans are being made to replicate those events this year on Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19. The 50th anniversary events will occur at N.S. Savannah's layberth at Canton Marine Terminal Pier 13, Baltimore, Maryland. This will be the first time the 596-ft.