Cinterion, Telenor Collaborate
Cinterion Wireless Modules, specialist in cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, and Telenor Connexion announced their collaboration on an M2M tracking…
Cargo Vessel Frigia Hijacked
On the morning of 23 of March, the Malta flagged Turkish owned (Garanti Finansal Kiralama) cargo ship MV Frigia, deadweight 35,000 tonnes, was reported hijacked in the Indian Ocean. The hijacking took place approximately 1000 Nautical miles east of the northern coast of Somalia. This position is closer to India than Somalia and is approximately 400 N Miles outside the normal EU NAVFOR operation area. The ship was heading from Port Said to Kaousichang in Thailand.
GPA Contract, Panama Canal Authority Tugs
In late 2009, the Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) was awarded a contract by Servicios Industriales de la Marina (SIMA) PERU S.A.
Thornhill Science Advisor, MMS Director
The Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) announced the appointment of Alan Thornhill as Science Advisor to MMS Director Liz Birnbaum. In this capacity…
New Dealers for Trac Ecological Marine
TRAC Ecological Products, manufacturer of environment-friendly products for onboard equipment cleaning and maintenance, has appointed 16 new U.S. and international…
This Day in Naval History – March 26
1942 - ADM King becomes both Chief of Naval Operations and Commander, U.S.
This Day in Coast Guard History – March 26
1938- On 26 March 1938 the US Coast Guard motor lifeboat Triumph departed from the Point Adams Station, located near Hammond, Oregon at the mouth of the Columbia River.
Keppel German Offshore Wind Newbuild
Keppel Verolme BV (Keppel Verolme) and consortium partner AREVA Energietechnik GmbH, a German subsidiary of French energy company AREVA, have secured an $82.5m contract from Wetfeet Offshore Windenergy GmbH (Wetfeet Offshore) to build a Mobile Offshore Application Barge (MOAB) for a new offshore wind farm in the German Exclusive Economic Zone in the North Sea. This self-erecting floating platform will…
Sartor Offshore Rescue, $52M in New Business
Aberdeen-based Sartor Offshore Rescue Ltd has won work with a total value of $52m in the first two months of the year to provide emergency rescue and recovery services in the North Sea. Among several new contracts is one to supply Total E&P UK Ltd with the Ocean Ness for up to 10 years, securing at least 30 jobs. The field support vessel will depart Aberdeen at the end of March for its 130 nautical miles (240 km) to Total’s Elgin and Franklin fields in the Central North Sea.
ACL GE Energy New Product Introduction Award
American Commercial Lines Inc. (NASDAQ: ACLI) (ACL) announced that it has received the 2010 GE Energy New Product Introduction Award. The award is provided to the…
Bollinger Re-Delivers ATB to Bouchard
Bollinger Algiers, L.L.C., and Bollinger Amelia Repair, L.L.C., two Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. companies, have redelivered the double hull asphalt Barge B. No. 235, a 133,000 barrel (BBL) Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA’90) compliant tank barge and accompanying tug, J. George Betz, a 6140 horsepower oceangoing tug, back into service for Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Melville, NY as an Articulated Tug/Barge (ATB) unit.
Strategic Marine’s Singapore Success
Strategic Marine’s Singapore shipyard is currently implementing an infrastructure development plan to be completed by 2011. Strategic Marine Singapore recently signed a contract to build four electric powered water taxis for Singapore tourism company Russell Rocks Pte Ltd. With a seating capacity of 24 passengers, the vessels have been designed specifically for the client’s scenic taxi service operations.
T&T Bisso, Foss Maritime Agreement
T&T Bisso, provider of vessel emergency response, salvage and marine firefighting services, announced an exclusive cooperative services agreement with Foss Maritime Company.
Sea Star Line Expands Puerto Rico Service
Sea Star Line, LLC has announced that they are adding the Port of Philadelphia to its rotation. Sea Star Line vessels will service the port weekly, making calls…
World Wide Metric Launches New Website
World Wide Metric's new website offers a robust search feature and intensive technical data on all of our products, allowing users to search easily and effectively through 50,000 line items.
Aker Solutions Power Cable Installation Contract
Aker Solution' marine operations unit has entered into a long-term agreement with ABB regarding installation of power cables and related services. ABB will charter…
MTU Engines for Turkish Landing Ships
The Tognum subsidiary MTU Turkey will supply, from June 2010, a total of 16 MTU Series 4000 engines to power eight Turkish landing ships for transporting tanks and vehicles. The supply scope of the order placed by SSM, the Turkish government authority, with MTU Turkey also includes the gearboxes and Bluevision, MTU ship automation systems for propulsion control. Turkey fully directed development of the landing ships…
Bermuda Flagged Cargo Ship Hijacked
The afternoon of March 23, the Bermuda flagged British Virgin Islands owned cargo ship MV Talca was reported hijacked. The hijacking took place approximately 120…
Zim Security Team Turns Back Pirates
Israeli security guards on board the Zim Africa Star repelled an attack by Somali pirates on the ship. The ship was en route from Mombasa, Kenya, to Djibouti, when 350 miles from the Somali coast…
NMEA Agreement with South Korea's MEIPA
The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) and the Marine Electronics Industry Promotion Association (MEIPA) of South Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding…