MacArtney Offshore Relocates and Scales Up
MacArtney Offshore, the Houston operation of the MacArtney Underwater Technology Group, has moved into larger premises, from 4500 sq ft to 11,000 sq ft. The increased…
Schat-Harding Strengthens Shanghai Service
High and increasing demand from international shipowners and local shipyards has led lifeboat and davit manufacturer Schat-Harding to invest in a state-of-the-art…
Snøhvit LNG Traffic Returned to Full Speed
The third LNG cargo dispatched since the planned maintenance shutdown last autumn left Melkøya January 4. Production from Snøhvit resumed one week before Christmas, and the LNG vessels are back in regular operation. The plant was closed for a four month period for upgrading and maintenance. The maintenance shutdown was completed in early November, but start-up was delayed by problems affecting the facility’s large electrical motors, which form a central part of the refrigeration process.
Brude MES for Special Purpose Ships
A Marine Evacuation System (MES), consisting of a slide or chute where passengers can evacuate straight into waiting life rafts, can often be found on modern high speed crafts and passenger ships, where weight, space and evacuation times must be kept to a minimum. For the first time, a similar system has now also been developed for Special Purpose Ships (SPS). A close relationship between Norwegian-based Brude Safety AS and Ulstein Design has lead to this new type of space saving MES…
Hijacked Asian Glory Arrives Off Somalia
In the late afternoon of 1 January, UK Flagged M/V Asian Glory (a vehicle carrier) owned by Zodiac Maritime Agency, was hijacked in the Somali Basin approximately…
Oceaneering Announces New Diving Vessel
Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE:OII) announced it has commissioned the construction of a dive support vessel (DSV) with an estimated capital cost of $17m.
Aegean to Acquire Verbeke Bunkering N.V.
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE:ANW) announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Verbeke Bunkering N.V., a physical supplier of marine fuel…
This Day in Naval History – Jan. 7
1960 - Launch of first fully-guided flight of Polaris missile at Cape Canaveral (flew 900 miles) 1967 - Mobile Riverine Force begins arriving at Vung Tau, Vietnam (Source: Navy News Service)
This Day in Coast Guard History – Jan. 7
1877- The French steamer Amerique grounded off Sea Bright, New Jersey. 189 persons were rescued by the USLSS crew, three died. 1947- During Operation HIGHJUMP, Coast…
Bellingham Marine Replaces Fuel Dock
The transient fuel dock at Morningstar Marinas Mayport has recently been replaced. Located at the Mayport Inlet just East of Jacksonville, Fla., the fuel dock replacement was part of the complete redevelopment of the marina waterfront. “The basin was in-operable and the fuel dock had been destroyed in a collision,” reported Matt Shapiro, Assistant Vice President of Morningstar Properties. Morningstar Properties hired Bellingham Marine to replace the 14-ft by 229-ft fuel dock.
BISSO Marine Attains ISO 9001:2008 Cert
BISSO Marine has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification of its Quality Management System. BISSO Marine received the ISO 9001:2008 certification after being assessed by ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc.
MMS Study of Loop Current in Eastern GOM
A study released by the Minerals Management Service examines the circulation in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) and sheds new light on the behavior of the Loop…
Aegis Fuel Offers Fixed Price Fuel Options
Aegis Fuel Solutions announced the availability of the Aegis price stability product. The Aegis price stability product allows organizations of all sizes to lock…
Colle Shipyard Contract, New ASD Tug
John H. Colle, Jr., President of Colle Towing Company, Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., announced that Signet Maritime Corporation has awarded a new-build contract to Colle Shipyard for construction of Signet Weatherly, a Robert Allan designed RAmparts 3200 105-ft x 38-ft by 17.7-ft ASD tug. The vessel will be built and classed to ABS Maltese Cross, AMS, Ocean Towing Service standards. She will be employed in Signet’s expanding US Gulf and overseas harbor, ship assist and ocean rig transport businesses.
NASA Tools Could Cross Over to Shipbuilding
HyperSizer is a structural sizing and design optimization software tool that works in a feedback loop with finite element analysis (FEA) to automatically search for solutions that minimize weight and maximize manufacturability. Although it can also be used on metallic structures, HyperSizer is particularly applicable to complex composite materials, providing the capability to optimize the architecture of large structures—like space vehicles…
Cardone Named C-PORT Executive Director
C-PORT, Conference of Professional Operators for Response Towing, the national association for the Marine Assistance Industry, announced the hiring of Tina Cardone as Executive Director. Formerly the Director of Government Affairs at C-PORT, Cardone will consolidate that position into her newly assigned role. “The Association was designed to have one position fulfilling both responsibilities,” commented Terry Hill, C-PORT Chairman.
Streeter U.S. VP for Lloyd’s Register N America
Bud Streeter is the new Vice President and Marine Manager for the United States, including responsibility for Panama, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Previously he was Lloyd’s Register’s Marine Manager Canada and, for the immediate future, he will retain his Canadian responsibilities. Bud has more than 40 years of experience in marine engineering, maritime security, and industry legislative affairs. He takes over from Graham Brown who retired at the end of November 2009 after 28 years of service.
NOIA Hopeful Cape Wind Project Proceeds
"When it comes to the fate of the complex and long-planned Cape Wind project in Nantucket Sound, the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) agrees that after…
Danfoss Sees Opportunities After COP15
Although the delegates to the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) Dec. 7 - 18 in Copenhagen failed to agree on a legally binding replacement of the Kyoto Protocol…
Naisby to Lead Caterpillar Marine in Asia
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems appointed Alan Naisby as MaK Asia Managing Director based in Shanghai, China. Naisby brings 30 years of business development, sales, marketing, and management experience in the diesel engine industry. Prior to joining Caterpillar, he was with Rostra Precision Controls and Lucas Industries, including management experiences in the UK, USA, and Korea. After joining Caterpillar in 1998…