Italian Minehunters Sonar Upgraded
Thales has signed a significant contract with Intermarine to supply its Sonar 2093 system to the Italian Navy’s (Marina Militare Italiana) Gaeta-class minehunting fleet.
ASA Member Responds to Grounded Bulk Carrier
A member of the American Salvage Association (ASA) responded to a grounded bulk carrier, CSL Assiniboine, which occurred on November 16 in the St. Lawrence Seaway near Cardinal, Ontario, Canada.
Drydocks World Regasification Terminal Project
Drydocks World - Dubai, a ship repair, conversion and new building yard and the flagship company of Drydocks World, announced that work is underway on its first ever Floating Storage Re-gasification Unit (FSRU) conversion project, known as the FSRU LIVORNO Project. The conversion of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carrier, Golar Frost into an FSRU, is being handled by the Main Contractor, Saipem, a…
Jumbo Shipping Completes Pearl GTL Project
Jumbo Shipping has completed a two-year project for the Pearl GTL project of Qatar Shell GTL Ltd. From 2007 to November 2009, 24 reactors of 1,200 tonnes each have been transported to the Port of Ras Laffan. With 28,800 tonnes of heavy metal, Jumbo Logistics and Jumbo Shipping made a solid contribution to the Pearl GTL project. Jumbo’s HLV Fairpartner transported 12, German-built, reactors from Rotterdam.
Siemens Supplies UASC Newbuilds
The United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), U.A.E., commissioned the Siemens Industry Solutions Division to equip nine of its new-building container ships each with…
Statfjord Celebrates 30 Years on Stream
Thirty years after the Statfjord field started production, one of the largest oil fields in the North Sea has now become a gas field. “On 24 November 1979 we brought one of the North Sea’s largest oil fields on stream,” said Øystein Michelsen, executive vice president for Statoil’s Exploration & Production Norway business area. “Today we operate a field where 65% of the total output is gas. Through the Statfjord late life project…
Iberdrola Renovables, SENER Agreement
The Spanish company Iberdrola Renovables and SENER, Ingenieria y Sistemas, have signed an agreement for the active participation of SENER in the R&D concerning floating…
Melkøya Start-Up Postponed
The Snøhvit facilities at Melkøya have been shut down this autumn for planned upgrading and maintenance. Running-in after the completion of the turnaround began on 7 November.
New Navy Contact
Propulsion Controls Engineering, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded an $11,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the maintenance and Class…
This Day in Naval History – Nov. 25
1775 - Continental Congress authorizes privateering. 1943 - In Battle of Cape St. George, 5 destroyers of Destroyer Squadron 23 (Captain Arleigh Burke) intercept…
New USACE Contract
Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co., Inc., Oak Brook, Ill., was awarded on Nov. 18, 2009, a $5,559,750 firm-fixed-price contract for the maintenance dredging, Wilmington Harbor Outer Ocean Bar…
This Day in Coast Guard History – Nov. 25
1968-M/V Triple Crown foundered off the coast of Southern California with a loss of nine lives while retrieving the anchor and chain of a large offshore drilling rig.
Shipnet Supplies K Line LNG Shipping
ShipNet has been selected by K Line LNG Shipping (UK) Ltd to replace their Safety and Document Management solutions, sub-sections of ShipNet’s Marine ERP, onboard their eight LNG carriers and ashore.
Offshore Rig Survey Covers More NPT Factors
Athens Group and ModuSpec announced their co-sponsorship of the industry survey The State of Non-Productive Time on Highly-Automated Offshore Rigs: Second Annual Benchmarking Study.
Kelvin Hughes Launched ETD for Radar
Kelvin Hughes has recently launched "Enhanced Target Detection" (ETD) as an enhancement to its MantaDigital range of wide-screen radars. This new facility enhances…
Keppel to Upgrade, Repair Noble Drillships
Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), through its subsidiary, Keppel FELS Brasil, has secured contracts from Noble Corporation (Noble) to upgrade and repair two of Noble's Brazil-based drillships for $304m. The scope of work covers the fabrication, repair and replacement of components, including the stern section, accommodation blocks, sponsons and heliport. Work on the drillships, Noble Leo Segerius and Noble Roger Eason…
Eye on the Navy
(Nov. 21, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) transits through the Pacific Ocean with Mt. Fuji in the background. George Washington, the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, is underway supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Adam K. Thomas/Released)
Resolve Completes Black Rose Fuel Removal
Salvage crews from international salvage company Resolve Marine Group, Inc. have completed recovery work (11/15/2009) on the Black Rose, an iron ore carrying vessel which sank two months ago in the Bay of Bengal, India. Initially awarding the job to Resolve, the Paradip Port Trust has since issued Resolve a certificate of completion stating that, following the removal of well over 900 tonnes of contaminated fuel oil, the vessel has been cleared to their satisfaction.
Mediterranean Shipping General Rate Increase
Mediterranean Shipping Company announced a General Rate Increase that will affect westbound freight moving from the USA to Asia effective January 1, 2010.
Bill Amended to Address PVA Concerns
On Tuesday, November 17, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2009, sponsored by Representative Doris Matsui of California (H.R. 3360).