This Day in Naval History – Feb. 10
1862 - Union gunboats destroy Confederate ships at Elizabeth City, NC 1900 - Appointment of first naval governor of Guam, Commodore Seaton Schroder 1960 - USS Sargo (SSN-583) surfaces at North P
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
Port of Hamburg Expects Moderate Growth
With 110 million tons of sea-borne cargo handled in 2009, a year impacted by the global economic and financial markets crisis, Germany’s biggest universal port fell…
Rolls-Royce Supplies Netherlands Navy
Rolls-Royce announced an order to supply Bergen diesel engines for the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Joint Support Ship (JSS). The contract for the engineering, building…
Seanergy, Termination of Agreement
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP) (NASDAQ: SHIPW) announced that, due to market conditions, the company's Board of Directors has determined to terminate…
One More in Series for Waxler
Waxler Transportation Co. has taken delivery of the final towboat in a series of five 99 by 35-ft, 3200 hp pushboats. The latest sister, the M/V Helen Merrill, made her maiden voyage for Secors inland transport subsidiary in mid-January 2010. Each of the vessels has a pair of Cummins KTA50 M2 diesels individually rated for 1600 HP linked to Haley HRV Series gears providing main engine power. Electrical requirements are met by a pair of 99 kW Cummins Onan generator sets.
Keppel Clinches Shipbuilding Contracts
Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd’s (Keppel O&M) specialized shipbuilding arm, Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine) has clinched three newbuilding contracts totaling about $98.5m. The first contract was awarded to Keppel Singmarine by Dutch dredging and marine contractor, Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) for the construction of a 159-metre long rock dumping fall pipe vessel to be completed in late 2011.
Tanker Companies Mull Fleet Expansion
According to a Feb. 8 report from Bloomberg, Tanker companies including General Maritime Corp. and Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. may expand their fleets after the…
China Launches Three Models LNG Vessels
According to a Feb. 7 report from Chinese news agency, Xinhua, China State Shipbuilding Co. (CSSC), the nation's biggest shipyard, launched three self-developed…
Bureau Veritas, Maritime Labor Convention
International classification society Bureau Veritas has moved ahead of the Maritime Labor Convention 2006 and set up a system to audit and certify manning agencies for seafarers.
This Day in Coast Guard History – Feb. 9
1965-A commercial DC-7 with 84 persons on board exploded in midair off Jones Beach, Long Island. Despite an extensive search by seven Coast Guard cutters, six Coast Guard aircraft…
Nakilat, Damen Shipyards Join Forces
Qatar Gas Transport Company Ltd. (NAKILAT) has signed a joint venture agreement with Damen Shipyards Qatar Holding B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Damen Shipyards Group, to jointly operate a shipbuilding facility in the Port of Ras Laffan, Qatar. His Excellency Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Industry, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nakilat…
HMT Trust Fund Coalition, 2011 Budget
The Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Fairness Coalition expressed disappointment in President Obama's budget proposal for the 2011 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Civil Works Program.
Aegean’s New Bunkering Tanker
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE:ANW) announced that it has taken delivery of the Zakynthos, a 6,272 dwt double-hull bunkering tanker newbuild from Qingdao Hyundai Shipyard in China.
Deltamarin, New Ferry Design Contracts
Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd and Société des Traversiers du Québec have both ordered new passenger ferry designs from Deltamarin. Both companies named sustainable…
Rolls-Royce for Offshore Vessel Upgrade
Rolls-Royce has received an order worth over $20m to supply diesel generator sets and thrusters to Houston-based offshore engineering and construction company J. Ray McDermott.