Deep-Sea Robot Lost at Sea
A deep-sea exploration robot — one of the first successful submersible vehicles that was both unmanned and untethered to surface ships — was lost at sea Friday, March 5, on a research expedition off the coast of Chile. The 15-year-old Autonomous Benthic Explorer, affectionately nicknamed ABE, was launched late on the night of Thursday, March 4, and had reached the seafloor to begin its 222nd research dive when…
T&T Marine Salvage Responds to Oil Spill
T&T Marine Salvage helped clean up an oil spill after a collision between an oil tanker and a barge spilled 450,000 gallons of crude oil into the Sabine-Neches Waterway. T&T Marine Salvage responded to the oil spill by mobilizing 50 personnel. 20,000 ft of spill boom, a 1,500-bbl skimming vessel, response vessels, portable skimmers, eight portable fire pumps and other equipment. “T&T Marine cleanup operations were performed around the clock,” said Vice President Kevin Teichman.
MarineCFO Nominated, Tech Co. of the Year
MarineCFO has been nominated for the Louisiana Governor’s Technology Company of the Year Award. The Governor’s Technology Award honors organizations for their innovation and progress in the past year.
Ocean Carriers, Others Pay Penalties
The Federal Maritime Commission announced four compromise agreements in which an ocean carrier and intermediaries agreed to pay a total of $625,000 in civil penalties…
Hijacked UBT Ocean Arrives off Somalia
On March 8, the chemical tanker Marshall Island flagged UBT Ocean hijacked on March 5, was reported to be in the vicinity off the pirate stronghold east of Haradere.
Chemical Carrier Modified to FPSO
Major modifications have been completed on the first floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) conversion in Mexico. The ECO III, classed by ABS, originally…
Seaspan Accepts Delivery of Two New Vessels
Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) announced the delivery of its 44th and 45th vessels, the Guayaquil Bridge and the COSCO Japan. The Guayaquil Bridge, a 2500 TEU vessel delivered on March 5…
Marlink's Sealink (TM) for Hellespont Tankers
Marlink, the global provider of satellite communications to the maritime industry, has recently signed a new five year agreement with Hellespont Hammonia GmbH & Co. KG. The contract includes the delivery and installation of Marlink's Sealink(TM) C-band services onboard four new build chemical tankers, which are managed by Hellespont Hammonia. In addition, Marlink will provide a range of services including…
Ultrajet Power Three High-Speed Catamarans
Ultra Dynamics supplied three sets of twin UltraJet UJ377 Waterjet installations to South Boats for their New Mk II GRP 43/12m WFSV RRV Catamarans RRV Audrey, Offshore Response 1, and Spike Islander. The GRP catamarans have all been tailored to meet specific code and operational requirements of Wind Farm operations operators Turbine Transfers (Holyhead Towing) and Offshore Wind Power Marine Services:Limited (OWPMS) and Waddentaxi in the Netherlands respectively.
Stave Sales Manager at Ulstein Verft
Håvard Stave has been appointed the new sales manager at Ulstein Verft. For the past five years he was design manager at Ulstein Design, which became part of Ulstein Design & Solutions at the turn of the year. Before joining Ulstein Design, Stave worked nine years at Rolls-Royce Marine’s Propulsion department at Ulsteinvik, the last years as technical manager. Before that, he worked in Kongsberg Group.
Jotun Reports Record Results
Jotun reported an operating profit of NOK 1.1 billion in 2009 as compared with NOK 0.9 billion for the previous year. Operating income increased from NOK 10.4 to NOK 11.2 billion.
This Day in Coast Guard History – March 11
1941- The Lend-Lease Program was inaugurated. All 10 of the Coast Guard's Lake-class cutters were transferred to the Royal Navy under the program. Two were lost in action against German forces.
This Day in Naval History – March 11
1941 - President Franklin D.