Post-Piracy Care for Seafarers
The Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) has published Preliminary Guidelines: Post-Piracy Care for Seafarers, outlining preliminary strategies on caring for seafarers…
MV Al Khaliq Released After Ransom Paid
On Feb. 9 2010, the Panama flagged bulk carrier MV Al Khaliq, with a crew of 26 (24 Indians and 2 Burmese), was released after payment of a ransom. The MV Al Khaliq…
Bristol Harbor Group Designed Deck Barge
Argosy Transportation Group, Inc., Bellaire, Texas, has signed a contract with Trinity Marine Products, Inc., Madisonville, La., to build the Jean-M 2501, a 250-ft by 54-ft by 12-ft inland deck barge. The vessel, designed by Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI), will have a 3,000 pound per square foot (PSF) maximum allowable deck load, and will primarily service the inland project cargo market. Argosy has chosen BHGI’s Houston affiliate, Bristol Harbor Group South, Inc.
Fuel Ops Resume at Haiti’s Main Terminal
On Feb. 9, WIN Group, the Haitian enterprise that owns and operates Terminal Varreux in Port-au-Prince, and Seacor Holdings Inc. announced that emergency repairs…
STX Europe Q4 2009 Results
In the fourth quarter 2009 STX Europe reported an EBITDA of NOK -44 million compared with NOK -728 million in the fourth quarter of 2008. The 2009 preliminary EBITDA…
Washburn & Doughty 80-ft Z-Drive Tug
Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc. of East Boothbay, Maine is pleased to unveil its new 80-ft by 33.8-ft Z-Drive Tug design. The vessel is designed for ship handling and harbor work. It admeasures less than 150 gross tons allowing it to operate without a load line assignment. The tug is designed to exceed ABS standards and customers can choose to specify ABS class. The vessel—designed by Washburn & Doughty’s Executive Vice President and Naval Architect…
100th Voyage of MV Stadt Rendsburg
On Feb. 5, Port Everglades and SeaFreight Line celebrated the 100th voyage of the MV Stadt Rendsburg from the South Florida seaport. Built in 2004, the 1,100-TEU containerized cargo vessel has spent its entire working career home-ported at Port Everglades and sailing every three weeks to Jamaica, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Venezuela, Panama, Trinidad and Jacksonville, Fla. “We congratulate SeaFreight…
OceanView Technologies’ HD Thermal Imaging
OceanView Technologies, Inc. announced it now will offer optional HD thermal imaging on its entire line of night vision cameras, including its Poseidon, Zeus, Atlas and Triton models. They are available in a variety of configurations to suit any need, including dual and three-camera systems, high zoom cameras and precise fiber-optic stabilization. (www.nightboating.com)
Environmental Intelligence in Shipping Seminar
Founding Chairman of NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association Clay Maitland unveiled plans to debut NAMEPA’s 2010 Seminar Series in San Francisco…
$5M Support Vessel Refit Contract
Ferguson Modular, a supplier and manufacturer of offshore accommodation solutions for the energy industry around the world, has awarded a $5m contract for refit and refurbishment work on its new accommodation support vessel. The company, a division of the Ferguson Group, is investing $39.2m in its accommodation support vessel which arrived from South East Asia into Port Glasgow in December 2009, and anticipates the work by Ferguson Shipbuilders Ltd at Port Glasgow being completed by June 2010.
Photo Release: CG Terminates LORAN-C
Vice Adm. Robert J. Papp speaks at a ceremony to mark the shutting down of the LORAN-C signal at the Navigation Center in Alexandria, Va., Feb. 8. Both the maritime and aviation communities have used LORAN-C signals for navigation for more than 67 years. (U.S. The U.S. Coast Guard terminated broadcast of the North American Long Range Navigation-C signal at 3 p.m. Feb. 8 with the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center in Alexandria, Va., coordinating the shutdown.
Mackay Marine Expands: Texas, Panama
Mackay Marine, a division of Mackay Communications, Inc., has expanded its operations with the opening of two new marine-electronics service locations in Corpus Christi, Texas and Panama City, Panama.
Int’l Superyacht Society 2010/2012 Board
The International Superyacht Society (ISS) announced its 2010-2012 Board of Directors and Past Presidents Council. ISS elections are held annually by peer selection.
This Day in Coast Guard History – Feb. 10
1840- A House resolution was introduced to inquire into transferring the Revenue Marine to the Navy. 1992- Retired Coast Guard Chief Journalist Alex Haley, internationally…
This Day in Naval History – Feb. 10
PPG Coatings Earns George Campbell Award
PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) protective and marine coatings (PMC) business has been selected as a recipient of The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) George Campbell Award for 2009-2010.
Hirschmann Regional Training Courses
Hirschmann Automation and Control, Inc. (PAT), a supplier of crane operator aids, including load moment indicators (LMI), has released their 2010 training schedule.
Sealub Alliance Network Opens U.S. Market
On 15 February 2010, Sealub Alliance Americas, Inc., a part of the Gulf Oil Marine group, headquartered in Hong Kong, announced a fully operational manufacturing…
Sener, 6th FORAN Users Meeting
Sener announced the next FORAN users meeting will take place in May 2010, from the 12th to the 14th. The VI Forum (FORAN Users Meeting) will be held at Hotel Hacienda La Boticaria located in Seville…
Ciane Returns to Çiçek for Second Vessel
The Italian shipowner Ciane Spa has purchased a second double-hull bunker tanker from the Turkish shipbuilder Çiçek Shipyard. The vessel is due to be handed over to the Italians at the beginning of February and will start bunkering operations immediately. In May 2009, Çiçek delivered Chem Flower, the first of a series of four 3,100dwt IMO II chemical tankers it had had under construction for its associated shipowning company White Tulip Shipping, to Ciane.