Pan United Tugboat Goes Missing
According to an April 21 report from ChannelNewsAsia.com, Pan United tugboat, P-U 2007, went missing in waters off Kuantan in Malaysia the night of April 19. Nine…
Towing Safety Committee Members Sought
The US Coast Guard is soliciting applications for membership on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). Applications should be received by May 21. 75 Fed. Reg. 20856 (April 21, 2010).
Bill Could Authorize Vessel Loan Guarantees
Representative Wittman (R-VA) introduced the National Shipbuilding Budget Policy Act (H.R. 5035) to authorize appropriations for the construction of vessels for…
Provision of Harbor Tugs, Port of Mesaieed
Nakilat, on behalf of Nakilat–Damen Shipyards Qatar (N-DSQ) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Qatar Petroleum for the provision of 19 vessels including harbor tugs…
N-DSQ to Construct Qatar Naval Patrol Boats
Nakilat – Damen Shipyards Qatar (N-DSQ) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement with the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) for the construction and…
BIW Awarded $16M in Advanced Materials
The U. S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) , a $15.9m modification to a previously awarded contract for procurement of long-lead material and engineering…
Update on Deepwater Horizon Catastrophe
At a press conference on the afternoon of April 22, the Deepwater Horizon was confirmed sunk following an explosion on the MODU at approximately 10:00 p.m. April 20. RADM Landry, Commander of the 8th Coast Guard District said the 11 missing persons may have been in the vicinity of the explosion and as time goes on the probability of finding them decreases. However, she said, current conditions are favorable for water survival.
This Day in Naval History – April 23
1945 - In only U.S.
This Day in Coast Guard History – April 23
1880-Captain Jerome G. Kiah and his crew of six surfmen from the Point Aux Barques Life-Saving Station responded to a distress signal from a stranded scow in Lake Huron.
Egan to Strengthen IBIA’s Social Network
The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has appointed a new event manager with a specific brief to strengthen the association's outreach on social networks and e-platforms. Charlotte Egan has joined IBIA's Southampton-based team. Egan has six years experience in events management and marketing, commencing with working on cruise vessels for the Carnival Group, then working for the Royal Automobile Club…
KTK Takes Delivery of its First Stan Tug 4011
On Friday, April 2, 2010, R.J. Lopez Ramirez (Managing Director CPA/CPT) accepted on behalf of Kompania di Tou Korsou (KTK) the delivery of the Damen Stan Tug 4011, Orca VI, in the port of Tanjung Perak, Surabaya, Indonesia. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Alexis Daou (Chairman of the Supervisory Board of CPA/CPT). After the ceremony the vessel demonstrated some of her great capacities in the impressive port of Tanjung Perak.
Solstad Offshore Converted by Gibdock
Solstad Offshore is redeploying two platform supply vessels as potable water and fuel oil carriers to service Brazil’s offshore rig market for Petrobras, after completion of a major conversion project at Gibdock. The four week project saw the 2006-built Normand Trym (3,326 dwt) in drydock and the 2008-built Normand Vibran (3,376 dwt) alongside at the Gibraltar yard, in order that mud tanks on each vessel could be converted to store 1500m3 of fresh water storage…
Basic Approval, Bal Pure Ballast Water Treatment
The Bal Pure ballast water treatment system from Severn Trent De Nora received basic approval from the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) 60th session, March 22-26, 2010. As a result, Severn Trent De Nora has submitted its dossier for final approval of the system at an upcoming MEPC session. Severn Trent De Nora is also scheduled to conduct shipboard…
Seroka Named New APL President, Americas
APL, a container shipping line, named Gene Seroka its new President in the Americas. Seroka, a 21-year-veteran of the company, replaces John Bowe who is leaving in June.
Keppel Q1 Results
1. Net profit improved 13% to S$322 million compared to 1Q09. 2. Earnings per share of 20.2 cents, up 13% from 1Q09’s 17.9 cents. 3. Annualised ROE remained above 20%.
MES Delivers Nord Bright Bulk Carrier
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 56,000 dwt type bulk carrier M.V. Nord Bright (MES Hull No. 1783) at its Chiba Works on April 22…
USMMA Seeks Marine Transport Professors
The US Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point, New York posted a job announcement stating that it is seeking applicants for five positions as assistant professors of marine transportation.
KVH Industries Q1 2010 Results
KVH Industries, Inc., (NASDAQ:KVHI) reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010. Revenue for the first quarter of 2010 was $28.0 million…
FMC Technologies, BG Norge Agreement
FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FTI) announced that it has signed a multi-year frame agreement with BG Norge, a subsidiary of BG Group, to provide subsea systems for offshore projects.
Marinette Marine Awarded More CG RB-Ms
Marinette Marine Corporation a Fincantieri Company, announced that, as the Prime Contractor and Program Manager, it has been awarded an additional 30 Response Boats – Medium (RB-Ms) by the U.S.