EC Attempts to Improve Shipping
The European Commission has heeded industry concerns about the poor image of shipping and launched a $4.2 million program it hopes will boost seafarer recruitment…
Hope Delivers Vessel to J.F. Brennan
On June 19, 2009,the M/V Roger Binsfeld departed from Hope Services Inc.’s Dulac, LA shipyard to join J.F. Brennan’s tug fleet in La Crosse, WI. The new towboat was built ahead of schedule - a common practice for Hope Service’s shipyard that is averaging delivery of six new hulls a year. The 72 ft x 30 ft push tug has a 10 ft depth and 29 ft eye height and is outfitted with two new Tier 2 type engines carrying a vessel rating of 2000 HP.
Multraship Recovers Sunken Fishing Vessel
Netherlands-based towage and salvage specialist Multraship and Croatia-based diving specialist Hidroinžinjering have recovered the fishing vessel Marinero 1, which sank in January 2009 off Komiža, Vis Island, Croatia. The 31.75 m-long vessel sunk in a water depth of . An ROV inspection revealed that, although the vessel has suffered stern, rudder and propeller damage, there was no other visible damage to the hull.
Continued Support for GLSLS
Fifty years after the official opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Canadian and U.S. Seaway…
Technip Awards Drydocks World – Singapore
To celebrate the docking of VENTURER at the Drydocks World – Singapore yard, the vessel owners, Technip UK Limited, awarded the shipyard a check for nearly $16,000.
Rickmers-Linie Appoints New Agent Greenport
Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie. KG has appointed Greenport Shipping Agency LLC, Dubai as its new agent in the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain effective October 1, 2009.
Sevan Driller Completed
On June 28, the Sevan Driller, first circular drilling rig prepared for drilling at a water depth of almost 4,200 m was named at COSCO Shipyard Group's Qidong Shipyard.
Jumbo Shipping and Volgo-Baltic Logistic
LC Volgo-Baltic Logistic (VBL), one of Russia’s biggest freight agencies, has signed an exclusive agreement with Dutch Heavy Lift shipping company Jumbo Shipping. Jumbo Shipping has appointed VBL as its exclusive commercial agent for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
Polemis Elected to Stevens Board of Trustees
Spyros M. Polemis, an international business leader who has spent more than 45 years in the shipping industry, has been elected to serve on the Stevens Institute of Technology Board of Trustees. Mr. Polemis was named to the board during its spring meeting, May 20-21, 2009. Polemis is a Class of 1961 graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology, where he served as president of Pi Lambda Phi and belonged to the Interfraternity Council and the Yacht Club.
Yemeni Forces Protect Tanker from Piracy
Yemeni marine forces have thwarted an attempt by pirates to attack a national oil tanker in the Red Sea, days after the forces foiled an attack against two oil tankers…
Trelleborg Offshore Companies Renamed
The five companies which make up Trelleborg Offshore have recently been renamed to promote consistency within the larger group. CRP, OCP, Emerson & Cuming, and Viking…
ZGPT Delivers first License-built MAN Diesel Engine
Hangzhou ZhongGao Engine Co. (ZGPT) recently held a ceremony to celebrate both the delivery of its first license-built MAN Diesel 9L32/40 engine and the inauguration…
German Marine Industry: Preparing for Lean 2010
“2008 was generally still a very good year with impressive 8.4% growth. In autumn, however, gloom also spread to our sector, which has been so used to success in the last five years,” reports Dr. Alexander Nürnberg, chairman of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) – Marine and Offshore Equipment Industries at the association’s press conference in Hamburg. “We had expected a consolidation of the shipbuilding markets, which had been very overheated up to mid-2008.
SeaZone Announces Business Opportunity
The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) invites organizations to assist in the future development of its marine geographic information business, SeaZone Solutions Limited (“SeaZone”).
ShipConstructor Expands Presence in South Asia
ShipConstructor Software Inc. (SSI) is expanding its presence in Korea, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan with the appointment of new dealers Nova Solution…
USS Carl Vinson Completes Sea Trials
Six New Subs for Turkey
On July 2, 2009, a contract was signed in Ankara by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH (HDW), a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AG (TKMS), and MarineForce International LLP (MFI) for the construction of six submarines within the Turkish “New Type Submarine” program. The contract comprises the delivery of six material packages for the construction of submarines based on Class 214. The contract was concluded between the HDW/MFI Consortium and the Turkish defense procurement authority.
Resolve Helps to Restore Jamaican Fuel
Resolve Marine Group worked to restore a pipeline which carried almost all of Jamaica's fuel supply after it was damaged in a tanker accident. On June 3, Resolve was contacted by PetroJam…
IMO Awards Rescuers for Bravery
The Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has endorsed the decision of a Panel of Judges that the 2009 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea should go to three nominees. U.S.
2010: The "Year of the Seafarer"
In its recent 102 session in London, The Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed that next year's theme for World Maritime Day will be "2010: Year of the Seafarer…