ShipConstructor in Portugal, Spain & Africa
ShipConstructor Software Inc. (SSI) has increased its presence in Portugal, Spain and Africa with the addition of a new dealer, Vera Navis. Vera Navis (www.veranavis.com)…
Georgios M Engineers Indicted
A federal grand jury in Houston has returned an indictment charging two crewmembers of the oil tanker Georgios M with making false statements, violating federal…
KVH Broadband Service in Australia & NZ
KVH Industries (Nasdaq: KVHI) announced the activation of its mini-VSAT Broadband service in Australian and New Zealand waters following the successful completion of satellite testing.
Pirate Skiff Disarmed
In the morning of 22 august, a Japanese maritime patrol aircraft detected and reported a suspect skiff in the Gulf of Aden, some 80 nm east of Aden. The aircraft observed seven persons on board…
Burger Boat’s Sycara IV Sea Trial
Sycara IV, a classically-styled custom 151 ft Fantail Motor Yacht, underwent an extensive sea trial on Lake Michigan where all systems were tested. Her owners, being particularly concerned about the environment, wanted this yacht to have low fuel consumption and a small wake that would not cause damage to the shoreline. The sea trials confirmed that while cruising effortlessly at 12 ½ knots with a very small wake Sycara IV burned only 27 gallons per hour, generator included.
Malaysian Contract for Kongsberg
Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded a contract by HJS Maritime SDN. BHD, Malaysia to deliver two Polaris Ship's Bridge Simulators for use in a new centre of excellence being built for the Malaysian Marine Department. This key contract follows the recent installation of the world's largest 360° marine navigation simulator at the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP), Philippines and reflects Kongsberg Maritime's leading marine simulation position in Asia.
Category 3 Marine Diesel Engines
EPA’s proposed rule to adopt new emission standards for Category 3 marine diesel engines will be published on August 28, 2009. The comment period was set to close on September 5th…
GE Marine, Ingeteam Marine Partnership
GE Marine, a unit of GE Transportation, signed a business cooperation agreement with the Marine division of Ingeteam, a company headquartered in Spain that specializes…
This Day in Naval History – August 24
1942 - U.S. carrier aircraft begin 2-day Battle of Eastern Solomons where Japanese task force defeated and one Japanese carrier sunk. Japanese recall expedition to recapture Guadalcanal.
McClendon Family Celebrates 50 Years
Zach McClendon, Jr. of Monticello, Ark. will celebrate being in the boat building business for 50 consecutive years this September. McClendon, along with his father, Zach McClendon, Sr. and another local businessman, Norris Judkins started MonArk Boat Company in May of 1958 building small aluminum jon boats using a shear and break press provided by Judkins. The company incorporated the next year, in August of 1959.
Lloyds Type Approval for AMOS2 EMS
The new AMOS2 Enterprise Management Suite (AMOS2EMS Maintenance Module) version 5.1 has been type approved by Lloyd's Register following successful completion of…
FMC Supplies Separation System for Petrobras
FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FTI) announced that it has been awarded a contract by Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) (NYSE:PBRA) to supply a subsea separation system for the Marlim field…
NATO Counter-Piracy Enhanced Mandate
NATO’s contribution to international efforts to combat piracy off the Horn of Africa and in the Gulf of Aden entered a new phase on 17 August after the North Atlantic Council (NAC) approved Operation Ocean Shield. This new mission builds on the experience gained during Operation Allied Protector, NATO’s previous counter-piracy mission, and develops a distinctive NATO role based on the broad strength of the Alliance by adopting a more comprehensive approach to counter-piracy efforts.
Operation to Liberate the MV Arctic Sea
According to Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, eight people of Estonian, Latvian and Russian nationality were arrested during the operation to liberate the Arctic Sea.
Cruisers Yachts Customer Satisfaction Award
Cruisers Yachts received the CSI Award, the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) highest customer satisfaction recognition. 2009 marks the eighth year…
SNAME Annual Meeting & Expo
The Society of Naval Architects and Engineers (SNAME) hosts its 2009 Annual Meeting and Expo October 21-23 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I.
Drydocks World Delivers 5 Vessels
Drydocks World – Southeast Asia Pte. Limited (DDW-SEA), the Southeast Asian subsidiary of Drydocks World, announced the deliveries of vessels Endeavor, Greatship Ahalya, Mermaid Vision and Ark Dartmoor from their Drydocks World – Nanindah yard and Armada Tuah 104 from their Drydocks World – Pertama yard. The Endeavor, a fully pneumatic self discharge cement carrier designed by Shiptech Pte. Ltd. was delivered to Endeavor S.N.C.…
Horizon Earns Quest for Quality Award
Horizon Lines, Inc., (NYSE:HRZ), the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, has earned a 2009 Quest for Quality Award in the…
Braemar Shipping Launches Braemar Marine
Braemar Shipping Services plc has launched a new subsidiary called Braemar Marine, which will provide diverse marine surveying and adjusting services to the global maritime…
Mini-Cruise Ships Sold
Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Wa. reported that the sales of the two U.S. flag mini-cruise ships Wilderness Discoverer (ex- Mayan Prince) and Wilderness Adventurer (ex- Spirit of Adventure, Caribbean Prince) have concluded. Both vessels were sold by creditors JPMorgan Chase to private Pacific Northwest interests for Alaskan operations to begin in May 2011. The vessels will be operated under a new small ship adventure brand called InnerSea Discoveries…