2009 St. Lawrence Seaway Traffic Report
The St. Lawrence Seaway Traffic Report 2009 Navigation Season report has been published on the Greatl Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway website.
Sabine Surveyors Buy World Marine Associates
Sabine Surveyors, Ltd. recently purchased marine surveying company World Marine Associates, headquartered in Houston, Texas. Sabine Surveyors, Ltd. is a regional…
Samson Quantum-12 Equips the BRAtt
Samson, provider of performance cordage announced that the prototype BRAtt, is equipped with Quantum-12, one of Samson’s most popular towing lines. BRAtt, which…
Sale of Two New AHT Supply Vessels
Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Wash. is pleased to announce the delivery of two new DP-1, 5,150 BHP, 1,350 mt dw anchor handling tug supply vessels to Nigerian buyers. Opu Tamuno 1 and Ibi Teme were constructed at Zhanjiang Haibin Shipyard in China. Initially the units were commissioned on speculation by the shipyard, and the buyers secured the vessels with over six months of work remaining on each. The sister vessels measure 58.7m x 14.6m x 5.5m depth and have a design draft 4.75m.
Bulgarian Chemical Tanker Hijacked
On the afternoon of May 11, a Bulgaria flagged ship, M/V Pangea, was hijacked in the Gulf of Aden approximately 100 nautical miles east of Aden (Yemen). The ship was on route from the Red Sea to India when she was attacked by pirates. MV Pangea with a dead weight of 5,848 tonnes, has a crew of 15 all Bulgarian. EU NAVFOR will continue to monitor the situation.
Hornbeck Offshore Q1 2010 Results
Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010. First quarter 2010 revenues decreased 21.4% to $86.2 million…
EIVA NaviCat Software for Catenary Simulation
EIVA announced the release of NaviCat software featuring catenary simulations related to anchor handling tug operations through integration with EIVA NaviPac including 3D visualization option. By utilizing predefined cable, MLB and anchor libraries NaviCat makes creation, modification and display of catenaries extremely easy and intuitive. Each library allows for maintenance and extension by the user.
Senate Bills Introduced Re Oil Spill Liability
Senator Menendez (D-NJ) introduced two bills relating to oil spill liability. The Big Oil Bailout Prevention Liability Act of 2010 (S. 3305) would raise the limit…
Staten Island Ferry Strikes St. George Terminal
A team of Coast Guard investigators and inspectors was on scene at the Staten Island Ferry terminal after a ferry struck the pier around 9:30 a.m. on May 8. The ferry boat Andrew J.
Mid-Atlantic Region Maritime Jobs Fair
The Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy will host the third Annual Mid-Atlantic Region Maritime Jobs Fair on Thursday, May 20th from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 5705 Thurston Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23455.
PlanetSolar Solar Powered Ship
Imtech N.V. (technical services provider in Europe) is acting as technology partner of PlanetSolar, a solar energy powered ship. In 2011, PlanetSolar will set sail on a world cruise of approximately 50,000 km, with the aim of promoting solar energy and the use of environmentally-conscious alternative fuel for sailing. PlanetSolar is a high-tech 85 ton, 31 meters (101.7 ft) long and 15 meters (49.2 ft) wide catamaran, covered by 537 m2 of solar panels.
Liberian Registry, VOC Management Plan Review
The Liberian Registry is offering tanker owners and operators a VOC Management Plan Review and Approval Service to help them achieve compliance with impending IMO legislation governing air pollution.
This Day in Coast Guard History – May 12
1906-In part due to the lobbying efforts of the Maritime Association of the Port of New York, Congress authorized the construction of a cutter "equipped to cruise…
This Day in Naval History – May 12
1846 - U.S. 1975 - SS Mayaguez seized by Khmer Rouge and escorted to Koh Tang Island. 1986 - Destroyer USS David R. Ray deters an Iranian Navy attempt to board a U.S. merchant ship.
Crew of Spratly Islands Hijacked Tug Alive
The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre issued an Incident Update stating that the crew of the tug boat Atlantic 3 have been found alive. Contact was lost with the…
Recovery Effort, Halifax Shipyards Repair Dock
According to a May 10 report from The Canadian Press, Naval architects have been brought in to help recover a large floating repair dock that sank at the Irving-owned Halifax Shipyards on May 8.
Future USS San Diego (LPD 22) Launched
The future USS San Diego (LPD 22) was launched May 7 from Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding's Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. The launch of the 684-ft ship into…
Cruise Ship Building at SMM 2010: September 2010
Cruise ship building will again be a prominent at SMM 2010, the 24th international shipbuilding fair at Hamburg Fair site from 7 to 10 September 2010. The big exhibitors…
New USACE Contract
Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc., Houma, La., was awarded on May 6 a $9,410,156 firm-fixed-price contract to obtain marine services to modify the dredge Potter. The…
Marinette Marine Certified ISO 9001:2008
Marinette Marine Corporation, announced certification of their Quality Management System to the ISO 9001:2008 International Standard by Det Norske Veritas Certification, Inc.