Guilty Plea, Concealing Vessel Pollution
Panagiotis Stamatakis, the chief engineer on the Cyprus-flagged M/V Myron N, and the second engineer, Dimitrios Papadakis, both citizens of Greece, pleaded guilty in U.S.
Turbocharger Cut-off System
To meet the growing demand for running large container vessels on varying loads, MAN Diesel has developed a turbocharger cut-out system that improves main-engine performance during low-load operation.
Another Conversion for Keppel Shipyard
Keppel Shipyard Ltd is close to completing the conversion of FPSO Armada Perdana for repeat customer Bumi Armada Berhad (Bumi Armada). A ceremony for the naming of the Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO) prior to its deployment in the Oyo field, 70km off the coast of Nigeria was held at the shipyard. The vessel is expected to deliver first oil in fourth Quarter 2009. The Secretary to The Government Federation of Nigeria, Mr.
Panama Canal New Locks Announcement
Reporters crowded around Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta after the ACP announced Grupo Unidos por el Canal as the “best value” consortium to design and build the Canal’s new set of locks July 8. Grupo Unidos por el Canal, composed of Sacyr Vallehermoso S.A., Impregilo S.p.A., Jan De Nul n.v. and Constructora Urbana, S.A., was one of three consortia vying for the contract and determined the winner through a fair…
Ellicott Dredges Receives Four Awards
Ellicott Dredges, LLC-a unit of Ellicott Dredge Enterprises, LLC-and its management have recently received multiple awards from international and national organizations for its technical innovations, leadership in the dredging industry, organizational growth, and community contributions. Ernst & Young, one of the "Big Four" accounting firms, has announced that Ellicott Dredges' President Peter Bowe…
Vessel Departs James River Reserve Fleet
The Ortolan departed the James River Reserve Fleet at 9:50 a.m. on July 20 in transit to Esco Marine, Inc., in Brownsville, Texas for recycling. The approximate travel time to Texas is 14 days. The Ortolan is the 80th ship to leave the James River Reserve Fleet since January 1, 2001.
Spain Approves Acquistion of Iberocruceros
The Spanish Antitrust Authority has granted official approval to the acquisition of sole control by Costa Crociere S.p.A. of Iberocruceros, a brand operating in the Spanish market.
Tune South Starts Production
StatoilHydro started production from the Tune South satellite well on Saturday 18 July. The satellite is tied back to the Oseberg field centre via the Tune subsea template.
SpecTec Russia, Kazmortransflot Sign Contract
Kazmortransflot is a shipping subsidiary of KazMunaiGaz - a national Oil & Gas company of Kazkhastan. Kazmortransflot has a fleet of tankers, barges, and tugboats.
Handling Declines 5% at Port of Kiel
The Port of Kiel handled 2.36 million tons of cargo in the first half of this year, 5% less than in the same period of 2008. The above-average decline was recorded in the breakbulk sector…
ASNE will Remember Geiger, Naval Leader
ASNE Naval Logistics Symposium will include a memorial tribute to Clifford G. Geiger, Jr. Geiger was a former ASNE Vice President, longtime leader of the ASNE Logistics…
This Day in Naval History – July 21
1823 - After pirate attack, LT David G. Farragut leads landing party to destroy pirate stronghold in Cuba. 1944 - Invasion and recapture of Guam begins. 1946 - In first U.S.
New Gas Find in the Norwegian Sea
Gas has been proven by StatoilHydro in exploration well 6507/3-7 Idun North in the Norwegian Sea. Currently being completed, the well is located two kilometres northwest…
MAN Diesel chooses Marseille
To further its long-term relations with local clients and partners, MAN Diesel inaugurated its new hub in Marseille, on Thursday 9 July. Dr. Timmermann, Member of the Executive Board of MAN Diesel SE and Rémi Leport, Site Manager of this new hub, cut the red ribbon together. The Group’s French site, MAN Diesel SAS, based in Villepinte and Saint-Nazaire, has been developing an after sales service activity over the last 50 years for the S.E.M.T.
SBS Strengthens Management Team
SBS Worldwide Group has appointed Geoff Gillo as a non-executive director and Doug Overett as its first UK Country Manager. Chairman Steve Walker said the company, headquartered in Dartford, UK, is strengthening its management team as part of its strategic global development plan. Launched in 1983 and with offices in the UK and North America, SBS is now targeting new areas for growth, including Asia.
Laborde Delivers Engines to Tugboat
An expert in ocean and coastal towing, Smith Maritime, needed dependable diesel power when its 90 ft Elsbeth III was in need of repowering prior to towing the 520 ft USS Hoyt S. Vandenberg to the Florida Keys. The Vandenberg was sunk six miles offshore, becoming Florida's largest artificial reef. The company turned to Laborde Products, who had previously supplied Smith Maritime with Mitsubishi heavy-duty marine propulsion engines and ordered three new 1,180 hp Mitsubishi S12R-Y1MPTA engines.
Chloé Candies, 500k Hour Without Incident
Saipem America, a worldwide provider of construction and subsea engineering services to the offshore oil and gas industry, announced that the Chloé Candies, a multi-purpose support vessel…
Keel Laid for USS America, LHA 6
A keel laying ceremony for the future USS America (LHA 6) was held July 17 at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding's Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. The keel was…
IMO Environment Committee Issues Measures
The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed to circulate, via MEPC circulars, a package of interim…
NYKCooL Selects Jeppesen Marine
Jeppesen Marine has signed a contract agreement with NYKCool AB to install its Vessel and Voyage Optimization Solution (VVOS) aboard a class of refrigeration carriers…