Seither Tapped to Lead SNAME
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers named Erik Seither as its next Executive Director of the Society, according to a press release posted on the organization’s website. Seither will become the 12th person to serve in the capacity since the organization’s founding in 1893. He will assume the helm of SNAME HQ on July 6, succeeding Phil Kimball, who has held the position since 1998. “I…
Five Minutes with Richard Marler, Chairman, President & CEO, Signal International
In the June 2010 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News (www.marinelink.com), we had the opportunity to meet with Richard Marler, Chairman, President and CEO of Signal International, on the sidelines of OTC to discuss his company’s rapid growth and promising future. What is the primary focus of Signal International? RM Our principal focus is offshore drilling rig and ship overhaul, repair, upgrade and conversion.
GE’s Wind Demo Projects with Statoil & Lyse
GE announced plans to install up to five offshore demonstration wind turbines through two separate partnerships. Both initiatives will feature the largest wind turbine in GE's fleet…
Golden Blessing Hijacked in the Gulf of Aden
In the early hours of 28 June, pirates took control of the MV Golden Blessing approximately 90 nautical miles off the northern Somali coast. On notification from…
Piranha Waste Water Systems Receives Approval
ACT2 Technologies, a Fla. based company specializing in Sewage Treatment, Water Purification , Oil to Water and many other Waste to Water Systems, announced that they have received U.S.
Kvichak Constructs Skimmers for Gulf Spill
Kvichak Marine Industries is currently constructing a run of approximately 30 rapid response oil skimmers fitted with Marco Pollution Control CL-1 Filterbelt oil recovery modules for customers responding to the Gulf oil spill. The Kvichak/Marco Filterbelt is suited for high volume recovery of the oil types encountered in this spill. Kvichak is expecting over 100 skimming vessels utilizing the Filterbelt to be in operation on this spill in the coming weeks.
RINA Tops Paris MOU Performance List
International classification society RINA has been recognized by the Paris MOU as the best performing Recognised Organisation in 2009. At its 43rd meeting the Paris…
Aker Solutions Three-Yr Extension with Nexen
Aker Solutions secured a three-year contract extension for engineering and construction work with client Nexen Petroleum UK Limited in the UK sector of the North Sea.
Crowley Trains Kuwaiti Navy on the Z-Drive Technology
A Crowley Maritime Corporation team recently trained seven Kuwaiti Navy mariners in operations aboard the first of two newly built Z-Drive harbor tugs the navy will take delivery of this year. The 30-day training session was designed to help the mariners learn how to operate the new boat safely while maximizing its features and performance. The two 67-ft Z-Drive tugs were ordered by Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and are being built by Rozema Boat Works, Inc., of Mt. Vernon, Wash.
J. Ray McDermott Contract for Wellhead Platform
Houston-based J. Ray McDermott (J. Ray), a subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc., announced the award of a contract by PEMEX Exploración y Producción for completion engineering…
Wilhelmsen Large Project Loading at Huangpu
The logistics department of Wilhelmsen Ships Service in Shanghai recently completed a large project loading an air-filter system for shipment to India. Wilhelmsen…
Chiarello President American Shipping Group
American Shipping Group announced the appointment of Anthony Chiarello as President of American Shipping Group (ASG), effective August 1. Chiarello joins ASG from NYK Logistics (Americas) where he served as COO and Executive Vice President. He brings to the position over 30 years of maritime experience, including stevedoring and terminal operations, and liner and 3PL logistics. He also held the position of Deputy Executive Director of the Maryland Port Administration.
Vocational Training Options Grow
Vocational training options continue to expand since the STCW 1995 rules put a crimp in the hawsepipe. The Pacific Maritime Institute’s (PMI) Workboat Academy has graduated its third class of mates. The State University New York (SUNY) Maritime College has opened a new two-year engineers program. Finally, Kirby’s training school continues to provide company employees with an in-house route to the wheelhouse.
Transas Eco-Driving Simulator for Rørvik Safety Center
Transas has developed and delivered a new simulator for monitoring fuel consumption and emissions. The customer, Rörvik Safety Center (Norway) has designed a training…
This Day in Coast Guard History – June 30
1932-The Steamboat Inspection Service and Bureau of Navigation were combined to form the Bureau of Navigation and Steamboat Inspection (47 Stat. L., 415). The new…
This Day in Naval History – June 30
1815 - USS Peacock takes HMS Nautilus, last action of the War of 1812 1943 - Third Fleet Amphibious Force lands troops on Rendova Island while naval gunfire silences Japanese artillery 1951 - Na
Task Force Opposes Repeal of Jones Act
The Maritime Cabotage Task Force stated that it opposes legislation to repeal the Jones Act, saying that all the McCain bill would do is put more Americans out of work.
Centennial of the Canadian Navy
The Canadian Navy was established as a separate force in 1910. In celebration of the 100th year of the Canadian Navy, the Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) is hosting…
Rolls-Royce Powers Six New Tugs
Offshore Wind Contractor Aims for New Vessels
At the Offshore Wind Conference 2010 in Liverpool, Scottish based SeaEnergy PLC signed a Letter of Intent with Ulstein Group to co-develop new service vessels for the offshore wind industry. As the offshore wind industry moves further from the coastline, new strategies are required to make these far offshore windfarms more cost effective. “The currently available units in this industry have shortcomings with respect to mobility…