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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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)…
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…
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…
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.
This Day in Naval History – Jan. 28
1778 - Second New Providence Expedition raised the flag with thirteen stripes over Fort Nassau. 1960 - Navy demonstrates value of moon communication relay, used in fleet broadcasts.
This Day in Coast Guard History – Jan. 28
1885-Keeper Marcus Hanna of the Cape Elizabeth Light Station saved two men from the wrecked schooner Australia. For this rescue Hanna was awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal.
Universal Silencer Now Universal
On December 8, 2009 at the International Power Generation Conference, Universal Silencer announced changing its name to Universal. Universal’s President, Randy Eppli…
Wilhelmsen Middle East Wins WCA Award
Wilhelmsen Ships Service is proud to announce that it has won the WCA (World Cargo Alliance) Best Partner Award - Middle East 2009. Wilhelmsen Ships Service has been a member of the WCA, a global network of independent international freight forwarders, since 2003. The company participated with representatives from their Middle East, India, Norway, Thailand and China branches in the Bangkok WCA partner conference in January.
ASA Member Responds in Gwadar, Pakistan
On January 20, a member of the American Salvage Association (ASA) successfully refloated a bulk carrier that ran aground near Gwadar Port in Pakistan. Led by their Salvage Master, ASA’s member mobilized a salvage team that included a naval architect and dive team, along with a high-horsepower tug, to refloat the grounded vessel carrying 50,000 metric tons of urea fertilizer. The crew safely refloated the 623 ft bulk carrier during high tide without having to lighter bunkers or cargo.
NACE, WCO Establish Corrosion Awareness Day
NACE International is assisting the World Corrosion Organization (WCO) in its establishment of a Corrosion Awareness Day. The WCO has selected April 24, 2010 as the first Corrosion Awareness Day.
Ayala Promoted to Director, Labor Relations
Jose Ayala has been promoted to director of labor relations for Crowley Maritime Corporation. Ayala will remain domiciled in Jacksonville and continue reporting to Steve Demeroutis…
First MLC 2006 Certificate to Thenamaris
Established in 2006, the primary goal of the MLC is to be a pillar in the international maritime regulatory framework, establishing a level playing field for seafarers’ working and living conditions.
Ibercisa Winches for Icelandic Fishing Vessels
The fishing Icelandic company, Uthafsskip, operator of two trawlers freezer vessels, received its second pair of trawler winches from the Spanish manufacturer, Ibercisa, for installation on the Glorya. Previously, Ibercisa delivered an identical pair of electrical trawler winches for Uthafsskip’s Victory. Both principal trawler winches are independent and electrically driven, with frequency converter and controlled by an automatic trawling system.
Harrington Hoists in Haiti Relief Effort
Harrington Hoists, Inc., is participating in the Haiti Relief Effort to help the victims of the recent devastating earthquake that rocked the island. “Goods that…