Obama’s Statement on Latest Spill Containment Efforts
“Today, I’ve spoken with National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen, as well as Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson…
Fairstar Contracts For Gorgon LNG Project
Fairstar Heavy Transport NV (FAIR) has been awarded two transportation contracts by Chevron Australia Pty Ltd and Kellogg Joint Venture - Gorgon. The contracts were…
Stena Bulk Orders Another Suezmax Tanker
Stena Bulk, which recently confirmed an order at Samsung Shipyard for six in-house designed Suezmax tankers for delivery in 2011/2012, has now placed further one…
Brown Heads Int’l Marine Business for W R Systems
W R Systems, Ltd. (WRSystems) appointed Simon Brown as Director of International Marine Business. Brown will expand and develop an international distributor base for current WRSystems navigation and marine IT-based products, as well as direct business development to increase the profile of the company in the global marine industry. Brown is a resident of Manchester, United Kingdom. Brown has extensive experience in the commercial maritime industry…
Cat C32 Marine Engines Cruise Down Under
Bass & Flinders Cruise’s first charter boat was (65 ft) was powered by Cat 3208 marine engines and has since logged over 20,000 hours. When it came time to select…
Comark Corp. Pilothouse Computer
Comark Corporation expanded its portfolio of display products by announcing the Comark Pilothouse Computer. The Pilothouse Computer is an integration of the Comark Pilothouse Display with a powerful general-purpose computer. It is designed for marine environments where space is limited. Enclosed in an aluminum chassis, the system includes a heavy-duty base that can be hard mounted to the wheelhouse console or hung from the ceiling, if required.
Wind Industry Faces Tough Times
According to a June 1 report from The Michigan Messenger, as Michigan continues to consider whether to support offshore wind turbine development, the wind power…
NOBIS-FAC60, Fast Attack Craft from Nobiskrug
Nobiskrug has developed a new design for a Fast Attack Craft, the NOBIS-FAC60. The vessel is designed for easy operation, high performance, long endurance and cost efficient maintenance. A state-of-the-art combat system enables the NOBIS-FAC60 for anti-air- and anti-surface warfare. An ESM and a Decoy system provide the capability for self-defense. The vessel is designed for the operation in littoral waters for maritime border surveillance, anti-piracy and combat operations in military roles.
ABS Nautical Systems NS5 Update
ABS Nautical Systems, provider of integrated fleet management software, announced the release of 5.5, an upgraded version of the NS5 suite of fleet management software modules.
U.S. Seeks Foreign Help for Spill Cleanup Vessels
According to a June 1 report from the AFP, the U.S. Coast Guard said the government lacks key equipment it needs to battle the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico…
Danaos Corp Adds Another Newbuild to its Fleet
Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC) announced that on May 27, 2010 it took delivery of one more newly built containership, the Hanjin Buenos Aires, expanding its operational…
Bids Submitted for Panama Canal Dredging
Six companies submitted bids June 1 to dredge an area of the Panama Canal’s manmade body of water, Gatun Lake. The ACP will now analyze the technical and financial…
This Day in Naval History – June 2
1941 - First aircraft escort vessel, USS Long Island (ACG-1), commissioned, then reclassified as an auxiliary aircraft carrier (AVC-1) on 20 August and finally reclassified…
Pirates Disrupted by EU NAVFOR, Seychelles
On Saturday evening, 29 of May, the Seychelles Coast Guard disrupted a Pirate Action Group, including a mother ship with nine suspected pirates on board and two fast attack skiffs…
Japan Shipbuilder Sees Increase in Demand
According to a May 31 report from Bloomberg, Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Japan's largest shipbuilder, will boost production this fiscal year as Chinese imports of commodities spurs demand for vessels.
Wärtsilä Supplies Chinese Semi-Submersible
Wärtsilä has signed a contract to deliver a ship power system for a 38,000 tonnage semi-submersible heavy-lift vessel for Chinese customer Zhejiang Share-ever Business Co., Ltd.
Iran Orders Six LNG Tankers from China
According to a May 30 report from www.PressTV.ir, Iran has ordered six tankers worth $1.2b from China for exporting the liquefied natural gas (LNG) it produces in the country's gas fields.
AIDA Christens 9th Ship
AIDA Cruises christened its ninth ship on 12 May 2012, marking the 823rd anniversary of the Port of Hamburg. The new vessel was christened on the Elbe in the Port of Hamburg.
LNG a Key to Cleaner Shipping
DNV has carried out a study of 59 ship segments representing the major ship types and sizes of international shipping, identifying 25 different measures that can contribute to reduced emissions.
New Data Service, Baron QuikLink
Baron Services announced the availability of Baron QuikLink, a subscription-based global weather data service. Supplying graphical weather information in small, targeted downloads over a data connection, QuikLink features the World Marine data package, which provides a 23-region coverage area. QuikLink provides weather information calculated based on advanced meteorological modeling techniques particularly valuable in areas where no radars exist.