Korean Version, MARPOL Standards Training
A Korean Language version of Meeting MARPOL Standards (MMS), Waste Management Best Practices (WMBP) and NPDES Training for Vessels (NTV) software packages has been…
Acceptance of LOF in U.S. Waters
There is growing acceptance of Lloyd’s Open Form as the optimum contract for response to serious marine emergencies in US waters according to SMIT Salvage. A number of cases over the past few years have provided demonstration of the efficacy of LOF when responding to vessels with a potential to cause significant environmental damage. The effectiveness of the LOF system relates to the fact that the contract, once agreed, gives a set of very clear responsibilities to the salvor.
New Book, Rescue Warriors
Every day on average the U.S. Coast Guard responds to 123 distress calls and saves 14 lives. With the unofficial start of Hurricane Season August 1st those numbers may rise dramatically.
Autoship Produces the Galatea
Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) of Vancouver, Canada is pleased to announce the launching of M/V Galatea. Built for the ARPA (Environmental Protection Agency for the Sicily Region), this 78.7 ft research vessel was designed and built using ASC’s entire CAD/CAM software suite. The ASC CAD/CAM suite includes a number of integrated programs, each of which performs specific functions for vessel design and construction.
Ultra-Deepwater Cajun Express Contract
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) announced that the Board of Directors of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) has approved the award of a three-year contract for the…
New Navy Contract
3PSC LLC, Cape Canaveral, Fla., is being awarded a $19,216,896 firm-fixed-price contract for the operation and maintenance of six Military Sealift Command (MSC) oceanographic survey ships worldwide.
Drydocks World, BP Renew Partnership
Drydocks World – Dubai, the flagship ship repair, conversion and new building yard of Drydocks World, has renewed its long-standing association with BP Shipping with the signing of a new Alliance Agreement. According to the Agreement, signed by Nawal Saigal, Managing Director of Drydocks World – Dubai, and Dave Williamson, VP Fleet Operations of BP Shipping, the two companies will work closely to achieve optimum production levels based on mutually agreed terms…
High Pressure CO2 Fire Extinguisher Alert
The US Coast Guard issued a safety alert advising of a potential problem involving certain ANSUL – High Pressure Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishing Systems. There…
Ross & Baruzzini Appoints Transportation Director
Allan Shapiro has joined Ross & Baruzzini as Vice President and Director of the Transportation Group. In this role, he is responsible for managing the firm’s aviation…
Tsakos Time Charter for Aframax Product Tanker
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (NYSE:TNP) announced a fixed rate time charter starting this week for the 2006-built double hull Aframax product tanker Promitheas for up to six months.
Genco Takes Delivery of Capesize Newbuild
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited (NYSE:GNK) announced that it has taken delivery of the Genco Commodus, a 170,500 dwt Capesize newbuilding. The Genco Commodus is…
Integral Systems Europe Serves Navies
Integral Systems Europe (ISE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Integral Systems, Inc., (NASDAQ: ISYS) has been chosen to provide advanced network monitoring and management…
New USACE Contracts
RLB Contracting, Inc, Port Lavaca, Texas was awarded on July, 17, 2009 a $ 9,670,148 firm-fixed-price contract to Freeport Harbor, Texas, Inner Harbor and turning basin in Brazoria County…
Panama Canal Hosts MarSim ‘09
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced that it will host the 2009 International Conference on Marine Simulation and Ship Maneuverability (MARSIM) in Panama City, Panama August 17-20.
This Day in Naval History – July 23
1947 - First Navy all jet squadron (VF-17A) receives its first aircraft (FH). 1948 - USS Putnum (DD-757) evacuates U.N. team from Haifa, Israel and becomes first U.S. Navy ship to fly the U.N. flag.