Gladding-Hearn Third Vessel for Circle Line
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has completed construction of the last of three new sightseeing vessels for Circle Line Sightseeing Yachts, Inc., in New York City. A staple of harbor cruises on the lower Hudson and East Rivers, Circle Line Sightseeing’s three new vessels are the first in more than 60 years, according to Costas Markou, director of marine operations. The company’s fleet of eight steel…
Half-Year Results on Budget, Aberdeen Harbour
Aberdeen Harbour has reported a healthy start to 2009, remaining on budget for the first half of the year. Passenger figures have seen an increase, with more than 63…
This Day in Naval History – August 27
1917 - Squadron of minesweepers departs U.S. 1944 - USS Stingray (SS-186) lands men and supplies on Luzon, Philippines to support guerilla operations against the Japanese.
NASSCO Lays Keel, USNS Washington Chambers
General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), laid the keel for USNS Washington Chambers, the eleventh ship of the Lewis and…
Graig Ship Management Appoints Callender
Cardiff-based Graig Ship Management has appointed Matt Callender as Operations Director. He joined GSM as General Manager in March and is responsible for the day to day running of GSM's fleet. Callender has thirty-five years experience in shipping, beginning as a sea-going engineer, rising to Chief Engineer, then building a career in management, including a period as Joint Managing Director of Reederei NORD Klaus Oldendorff and General Manager - Technical for OSG Ship Management.
New Heavy Lift Record for Jumbo Jubilee
On Saturday the 22nd of August 2009, a new tandem heavy lift record was set by MV Jumbo Jubilee. During the crane tests of Jumbo’s latest J-class vessel at the Huisman yard in Schiedam, a ballasted pontoon was lifted out of the water in tandem by the two 900t mast cranes. A load of 1,980 tonnes, 10% on top of the combined safe working load (SWL) of the cranes, was required to obtain a Lloyds Certificate of Compliance.
Crowley Adds Sesok to Alaska River Tug Fleet
The Sesok, Crowley's newest triple-screw diesel powered tug joined the fleet of Alaska river tugs this month, when it called St. Mary's on the Yukon River to pick up its first barge.
Dewey & New York Delivered to U.S. Navy
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) delivered two ships to the U.S. Navy this week at its Gulf Coast shipyards in Pascagoula, Miss. and Avondale, La. Company and Navy officials signed documents officially transferring custody of the Aegis guided missile destroyer Dewey (DDG 105) in Pascagoula on Monday, Aug. 17 and the amphibious transport dock ship New York (LPD 21) at the New Orleans facility on Friday, Aug. 21.
Keel Laying for P&O Ferries
The keel of a ferry to be built for P&O Ferries was laid at STX Europe, Rauma on 25 August, 2009. The vessel is the first of the two ferries scheduled for delivery…
ChartCo Adds Email Delivery
Following comprehensive trials Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt (NRS) of Hamburg has confirmed that it will proceed with the installation of ChartCo services via email for its complete fleet. The order from NRS is the culmination of many months of development. For over 10 years ChartCo has been delivering data direct to ships at sea using ChartCo Broadcast and more recently ChartCo Select via Internet.
Aker Solutions, IHI Partnership on LNG Terminal
The Aker Solutions and IHI partnership has received a signed Notice of Substantial Completion for Sempra LNG's Cameron LNG liquefied natural gas (LNG) receipt terminal near Lake Charles, La.
German Wind Power Further Out to Sea
According to an August 25 report from Reuters, a German wind power plant's new high-tech equipment is moving further offshore to capture higher winds for longer periods.
Contract for Ultra-Deepwater Rig Sedco Express
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) announced that a subsidiary of Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) has awarded a 455-day contract for the ultra-deepwater semisubmersible rig Sedco Express.
Jabsco Electric Alternative to Manual Toilet
Jabsco introduced the new Lite Flush electric toilet. Lite Flush is a new low power-consuming marine electric toilet, designed specifically to replace the existing Jabsco Manual Toilet. The marine head features the same footprint, fixing points, and hose attachments as the Manual Toilet making installation quick and easy. The Lite Flush electric toilet is compact and light weight (no heavier than the manual toilet at 21 lbs.)…
This Day in Naval History – August 26
1775 - Rhode Island Resolve: Rhode Island delegates to Continental Congress press for creation of Continental Navy to protect the colonies 1839 - Brig Washington seizes Spanish slaver, Amistad near
EBDG New SNAME Fellows
Elliott Bay Design Group LLC (EBDG) announced that Douglas Wolff and James Cole have been named Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Fellows.
J. Ray Awarded Guntong B Contract in Malaysia
J. Ray McDermott, S.A. announced that its Malaysian affiliate Barmada McDermott Sdn. Bhd. has been awarded a transportation and installation contract by ExxonMobil…
CG Final Report, Lady D Accident
On August 24, the U.S. Coast Guard released the final report of investigation into the March 2004 capsizing of the passenger vessel Lady D in the northwest harbor of the Patapsco River, Baltimore.
Shipment Delivers to Gulf Energy Maritime
Dubai-based shipowner, Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM), operators of oil and chemical tankers, have completed the implementation of ShipNet’s Safety Management System…
MOL Announces GRI on Europe –S. Africa
MOL (Mitsui O.S.K. Line) announced a general rate increase (GRI) on its Europe – Southern Africa trade. “We are committed to maintaining high service levels even during these difficult economic times…