US Accepts EU Support on GOM Spill
The Federal On-Site Coordinator in US has accepted yesterday night an oil cleaning device to combat the environmental consequences of the oil spill that is polluting…
Jeppesen, Brazil Forge Marine Data Agreement
Jeppesen and ’s Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation (DHN) have reached an agreement giving Jeppesen access to all of the nautical charts and data published by DHN for ’s sovereign waters.
M.V. “AQUA ATLANTIC”, 56,000 DWT Type Bulk Carrier
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 56,000 dwt type bulk carrier M.V. “AQUA ATLANTIC” (MES Hull No. 1746) at its Chiba Works on 28th June…
Navy Accepts Fifth USS Arizona Memorial Ferry
The Navy officially accepted delivery of the fifth USS Arizona Memorial passenger ferry boat from Modutech Marine Inc. of , June 25. This vessel is one of six boats…
BV Introduces Green Rating
Bureau Veritas introduced a Green Rating Composite Index which will provide charterers and regulators with a tool to compare the environmental performance of ships…
DP World Antwerp Commissions Liebherr Crane
In March 2010 DP World Antwerp officially commissioned its first Liebherr Mobile Harbour Crane on a portal (LPS 500) for service. The Liebherr Portal Slewing Crane (LPS) is an efficient combination of a space-saving portal (mounted on rails) and the proven mobile harbour crane concept. Particularly on narrow quays, individual portal solutions permit (railway) trains and (road) trucks to travel below the portal. “We are very pleased to be working with Liebherr on this project.
CMA CGM FIGARO Makes Maiden call in LA
The largest CMA CGM containership ever to call at a U.S. port, the 8,500-TEU* CMA CGM FIGARO, arrived today in Los Angeles on its maiden voyage in the Bohai Rim service linking China and the U.S.
USCG/ASME Workshop on Marine Technology Standards
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), in coordination with the United States Coast Guard (USCG), is sponsoring a two-day public workshop on marine…
$52m for Maintenance Work on USS New Mexico
General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $51.8 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to plan and perform the post-shakedown availability (PSA)…
Trinity Launches Deck Barge Jean-M 2501
Designed by Bristol Harbor Group, Inc., (BHGI), , , under contract by Argosy Transportation Group, Inc., , the Jean-M 2501, a very built inland deck barge, was launched this week and is set to enter service next week. The 250 x 54 x 12-ft. barge is designed to transport large, over-dimensional cargo on the inland waterways. A 3/4" thick deck and substantial longitudinal stiffeners will allow her to not only carry a 3,000 lbs / sq. ft. deck load, but to do so anywhere along her length.
Electric Boat Wins Navy Deal
Electric Boat Corp., , is being awarded a $171,856,353 contract for lead yard services, development studies and design efforts related to Virginia Class submarines.
Drydocks World Builds Second 3-D Seismic Vessel
Drydocks World – has built the seismic vessel NB65 for its client WesternGeco. A naming ceremony for the vessel, now called ‘WG Cook’ was held at the yard on July 1, 2010. The ultra modern high capacity 12-streamer 3-D seismic vessel is the second built at the yard for WesternGeco, a business segment of Schlumberger and one of the world's leading geophysical services company. The first vessel, WG Tasman was handed over in the first quarter of 2010.
Topaz Acquires MSV
Topaz Marine recently confirmed the acquisition of the Multipurpose Support Vessel (MPSV) Ocean Commander in . The vessel has been renamed Topaz Commander and joins Topaz Marines’ fleet of around 100 vessels. Built in 1999 in Myklebust as a 84 m UT 745 Platform Supply Vessel (PSV), the addition of a 50t knuckle boom crane makes the Topaz Commander a highly competent MPSV. She is classed as a DP2 vessel and features twin thrusters aft, a tunnel thruster and drop azimuth forward.
Odfjell Orders Ships
Odfjell signed an agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd (DSME) to build one fully IMO II 75,000 dwt chemical tanker with 31 coated tanks…