Donjon-SMIT Provides Emergency Assistance
On Monday, January 18, 2010, Donjon-SMIT, LLC, an OPA-90 Alliance, was notified by QI Gallagher Marine Services that a vessel required emergency towing assistance. The Tavricheski Bridge, managed by UNICOM Ship Management, had broken a main engine camshaft and lost main propulsion 160 miles Southeast of Nantucket in the North Atlantic. The Tavricheski Bridge, a 50,300 GT tanker, was carrying 32,500 MTs of Naptha.
PCT Acceptance for Miratech’s V-CAT Catalyst
Miratech Corporation, designer and manufacturer of emission control products, has been notified that the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) application submitted for its V-CAT catalyst has been accepted. Acceptance of the PCT opens the door to and simplifies the process for subsequent international patent filings. Under the PCT, Miratech, by filing a single international patent application in one language with one patent office…
Hornbeck Offshore Exchange Offer
Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) announced the commencement, on Monday, January 25, 2010, of its offer to exchange any and all of the $250m aggregate…
Some 2000 exhibitors and more than 50,000 trade visitors are expected to attend the 24th shipbuilding, machinery & marine technology, international trade fair hamburg (SMM 2010)…
DHS Awards $200K Grant to Cal Maritime
The California Maritime Academy Department of Sponsored Projects and Extended Learning (SPEL) has received a federal Homeland Security grant of $200,000 from the U.S.
ShipConstructor Targets Enterprise Clients
The latest release of ShipConstructor, a 3D CAD/CAM software toolset for the shipbuilding and offshore industries, is specifically targeted for use on large-scale projects.
NACE Corrosion 2010 Workshop, Selling to DOD
NACE International, the corrosion society, will offer a special workshop free to all attendees at Corrosion 2010 that is specifically designed to help private industry sell to the U.S.
MAN Diesel Pre-empts Recycling Regs
For reasons of cost, the final scrapping of ships and the recycling of materials has gravitated to developing countries and attracts considerable criticism regarding…
Wärtsilä Sales Success, RT-flex82 Engines
Wärtsilä reports sales success with its newly introduced Wärtsilä RT-flex82T low-speed engine. - Six engines for VLCCs to be built by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. - Two engines for VLCCs to be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co.Ltd. The engines have been contracted by the licensees of Wärtsilä Corporation. Wärtsilä enjoys a global market share of approximately 50 percent in electronically-controlled low-speed engines.
Castle Shipboard Security Program at University
The Castle Shipboard Security Program is now affiliated with Nova Southeastern University providing university certificates and continuing education units in Vessel Defense and Shipboard Security.
Athens Group Third Year of Growth
Athens Group announced a 64% increase in year-over-year revenue for 2009 as well as a 225% increase in booked business for 2010. Athens Group is experiencing a growing…
Isle of Man Ship Registry, Toko Maruraku MOU
The Isle of Man Ship Registry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Toko Maruraku Transportation Co. Ltd in Tokyo in order to facilitate the registration…
Wilhelmsen Supports Major Port Construction
Wilhelmsen Ships Service has secured a contract to provide ships agency services to Van Oord at Maasvlakte 2, the major port expansion project in Rotterdam. Land reclamation in the North Sea and dredging of the port basins will expand the existing port and industrial zone on the west side of Maasvlakte with 1000 hectares new land for port activities and industry. Up to 14 vessels operated by van Oord…
Conn. Marine Pilot License Solicitation
As authorized by the Connecticut General Statute Sec 15-13, the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Transportation is soliciting applications from qualified…
Severn Trent to Use Electrocoagulation Reactor
Severn Trent De Nora has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with The Vinson Gavrel Group to use the company’s patented Ecolotron electrocoagulation (EC) reactor in the Omnipure Series 55 marine sanitation system design. The Omnipure Series 55 systems produce a sodium hypochlorite disinfection solution from seawater in the presence of sewage to effectively treat all sewage. Accommodating…
This Day in Naval History – Jan. 27
1942 - USS Gudgeon is first US sub to sink enemy submarine in action, Japanese I-173. 1945 - Commissioning of USS Higbee (DD-806), first U.S. Navy ship named after women member of U.S. Navy.
This Day in Coast Guard History – Jan. 27
1909-The schooner Nelson Y. McFarland issued a distress call after dropping anchor near the White Head, Maine, Life-Saving Service station. Although anchored against the tide…
Cape Wind Energy Project Open for Comment
As part of Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar's commitment to issue a decision on the application for the Cape Wind Energy Project, the Minerals Management Service…
Panama Canal PAC-4 Work Begins
Work on the second largest contract of the Panama Canal Expansion Program has begun. The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued consortium FCC-ICA-Meco the Notice to…
Smit, Boskalis Merger Protocol
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) and Smit Internationale N.V. (Smit) announced that they have signed a merger protocol for a full merger of the two companies.