G&G Shipping Orders 190-ft Landing Craft
G&G Shipping announces that it has signed and awarded a contract for new construction of a shallow draft 190’ roll-on, roll-off, landing craft to be built by St. Johns Shipbuilding in Palatka, Florida. Construction of the yet-to-be-named vessel will be performed at St. Johns Shipbuilding’s 90 acre, state-of-the-art facility located near Jacksonville, Florida. Delivery of the vessel is expected November 2010.
Bisso Marine Loads Umbilical Reel
Bisso Marine successfully loaded a 281-ton umbilical reel onto an offshore installation vessel. Using the 700-ton D/B Cappy Bisso, the crew loaded the 281-ton umbilical reel from shore to the installation vessel for transport to a deepwater location 190 miles south of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico. Since 1890, Bisso Marine has provided quality services to the marine and energy industries, offering marine construction, pipe laying, salvage, heavy-lift and diving services.
Wilhelmsen Major Safety System Service
Wilhelmsen Ships Service has completed a major safety system service for the Chevron FSO (Floating Storage and Off-loading unit) Escarvos in South Africa. At the same time…
NOIA, Virginia Support Offshore Development
The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Tom Fry issued the following statement on Feb. “The National Ocean Industries Association applauds yesterday’s…
Inauguration of the Costa Deliziosa
Feb. 23 saw the staging in Dubai of the inauguration ceremony for the Costa Deliziosa, the new diamond of the Costa Cruises fleet. The Costa Deliziosa has a 92,600 gross tonnage and a total guest capacity of 2,826. She was built at Fincantieri’s Venice-Marghera yard in Italy with the labor of around 3,000 people, comprising both the shipyard’s own employees and those of about 500 contracted suppliers, most of which are Italian firms, with a total investment worth $609m.
STX Emergency Gen-Sets
Relative to the huge MAN B&W ship engines manufactured at the STX Engine Company factory on the southern coast of South Korea, their emergency generators are small in size. But in the event of a crisis on a deep-sea container, bulker or tank ship, they can literally be lifesavers. This is, of course, the reason that the IMO has mandated their installation in the upper decks of all new ships. On the first of February this year…
Pemberton General Manager – Austal Service
Austal announced the appointment of Chris Pemberton to the position of General Manager - Austal Service. Pemberton previously held senior positions within Austal’s Sales and Marketing team and brings to the role more than 15 years experience in the aluminium vessel industry. The appointment comes during a period of significant growth for Austal Service.
Boskalis Launches Public Offer for Smit
Boskalis Holding B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Boskalis and Smit announced that the Boskalis is making a public cash offer for all the issued and outstanding…
Transocean Ltd. Q4 & Full-Year 2009 Results
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) reported net income attributable to controlling interest for the three months ended December 31, 2009 of $723 million, or $2.24 per diluted share…
This Day in Coast Guard History – Feb. 25
1799- President Adams authorized by Congress to place revenue cutters in the naval establishment. 1825- Congress empowered the Revenue Marine to enforce state quarantine laws.
This Day in Naval History – Feb. 25
1861 - Saratoga, member of U.S.
Air Bubbles to Reduce CO2 Emissions
NYK and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. are to begin experiments on an air-lubrication system to reduce CO2 emissions during marine transport. Jointly developed by the two companies…
Management Change at Davie Yards
Davie Yards Inc. (TSX:DAV) announced that Alain Tanguay has tendered his resignation as Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation, effective February 26, 2010, to pursue other career opportunities.
MOL Carriers Rescue Students
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that its woodchip carriers Hokuetsu Delight and Crystal Pioneer searched for survivors of a training ship 550 km southeast of Rio de Janeiro in the South Atlantic…
Offshore Wind Demo Project
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued a notice stating that it intends to prepare a draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Duke Energy Carolinas…
Great Lakes 2010 Pilotage Rates
The U.S. Coast Guard issued a final rule establishing the rates for pilotage services on the Great Lakes. With effect from August 1, the rates will increase by an average of 5.07%. 75 Fed. Reg.
Star Bulk Q4 & Year End Results
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (Nasdaq: SBLK), a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, announced its unaudited financial and operating…
Incat Crowther Monohull Crewboat
Incat Crowther announced construction of a 118 ft Monohull Crewboat for the Brazilian oil giant, Petrobras. This vessel is one of the first projects to take advantage of Incat Crowther’s new USA office. The vessel, under construction by ETP Engenharia Ltda in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil complies with the Petrobras specifications for the P2 type crew boat. The main cabin contains seating for 60 passengers in large reclining seats, some at tables.
New Navy Contract
Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc., Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $19,400,942 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-08-C-2100) for planned…
NewLead Holdings Buys Vessels
NewLead Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:NEWL) announced that it has signed a Stock Purchase Agreement providing for the purchase of two Kamsarmaxes for an aggregate purchase…