West Coast Maritime Action
While maritime activity showing renewed signs of life along the entire Pacific Coast, from Prince Rupert to San Diego, shipbuilding is becoming ever-more dependant on the US Navy and Jones Act ships, while ship-repair yards are focused on a broad spectrum of boats and ships. In California, some of that work has focused on re-powering harbor craft to meet the state’s stringent environmental regulations.
Brazil Shipbuilding: A Forecast
The rise and fall of the Brazilian shipbuilding market is well-known, having plummeted from the top of the world list in the early 1980s to the bottom by 1999. Today, Brazil is storming back, an amazing revival of the nearly defunct shipbuilding industry driven by the sudden influx of orders from major offshore oil & gas players, namely Petrobras. Today the shipbuilding market in Brazil has in excess of 100 firm orders for ships in a variety of shapes and sizes…
Liability Caps and Tax Increases ... Not the Answer
NOIA and its members welcome a thoughtful and rational discussion of our Nation’s energy needs and energy supply; however, such a discussion should not be an emotional…
Kleven Maritime Enters Deal with Meling Supply AS
Kleven Maritime has entered into contract with Meling Supply AS for the building of one multifunctional platform supply vessel, design VS 485, designed by Wärtsilä Ship Design Norway. The company Meling Supply AS is a wholly owned subsidiary of the shipowner O. H. Meling & Co. AS in Stavanger, Norway. The vessel will be outfitted at Myklebust Verft in Gursken, Norway, delivery date is February 28, 2011.
Swedish Coast Guard Selects Volvo Penta
The Swedish Coast Guard is to install Volvo Penta’s Inboard Performance System (IPS) in a new type of vessel for sea rescue and border control. Using the IPS system, the Coast Guard is targeting to reduce the fuel consumption of the new vessels by about 30%. The drives were chose for the five new KBV 312 vessels that will be used for surveillance, border control, fishing control, sea rescue and safety at sea activities. The order to Volvo Penta consists of a total of 15 complete IPS systems.
New Barge Speeds Le Havre Bunker Options
TOTAL Marine Fuels has increased its bunkering capacity at the port of Le Havre and at the Port 2000 container facilities with the delivery of its new bunkering barge, Cimil.
BIW: $105m Contract Modification
General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, is being awarded a $105,353,508 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-2303) for long-lead time construction for DDG 1001…
HitecVision Acquires Tampnet from Statoil
Statoil and HitecVision have signed an agreement under which HitecVision will acquire Statoil’s subsidiary Tampnet AS. Tampnet operates a large high capacity communication…
U.S. Barge Delivers for Harley Marine
U.S. Barge recently delivered another high capacity petroleum barge to Harley Marine Services. Barge Sixty-Five Roses is a unique design from Elliott Bay Design Group.
Hydrex: Underwater Stern Tube Seal Replacement in Mississippi
To stop oil from leaking from the stern tube seal assembly of a general cargo vessel, a Hydrex diver-technician team was mobilized to perform permanent repairs on the vessel during its scheduled stop in Gulfport, Miss., last month. The team together with the diving equipment was mobilized from the Hydrex office in Tampa to set up a diving station at the berthing location. By the time all necessary preparations had been made…
Danaos Adds New Ship to its Fleet
Danaos Corp. recently took delivery of one newly built containership, the CMA CGM RABELAIS, expanding its operational fleet to a total of 46 containerships aggregating 200,129 TEU.
Main One Cable Goes Live
Main One announced that its 1,920 Gbps, 7,000 km long, submarine fibre optic cable system linking West Africa to Europe has been completed and commissioned. With…
MARIS on the Move
VANOS S.A in Greece has teamed up with Maritime Information System AS (MARIS) of Norway to extend its product range to include Wheelmark (EU) certified Electronic…
R.W. Fernstrum Comments on Gridcooler Use in the GOM
In response to concerns, R.W. Fernstrum recently reassured its customers that Fernstrum Gridcooler Keel Coolers are designed specifically to keep pollutants such…
Damen Shipyards Sells First Stan Tug 1205
British company Red7Marine has become the owner of Damen’s new Stan Tug 1205, the first in a new ship series which was only just unveiled to the market. Damen Shipyards had decided to show its new tug series at the Seawork Show held in Southampton in mid-June. But already on the second day of the international show the first Stan Tug 1205 was sold. “It is rare to sell a vessel directly at a show so we are delighted…
Consilium Oil Spill Radar Tested
During three days of extensive testing, the advanced capability of Consilium’s oil spill radar to detect oil slicks has been successfully verified. The sea trials were part of an exercise in order to certify satisfactory safety and efficiency in oil spill response operations. The operation was conducted by the Norwegian Clean Seas Association For Operating Companies (NOFO), from June 8 – 10, 2010.
Hellespont Strengthens German Base
The Hellespont Group strengthened its global base in Hamburg, Germany, by buying out the two minority partners in its Hamburg-based shipmanagement company and reshaping its corporate organization. The 25 percent each minority interests held by HCI Capital AG and Peter Doehle Schiffahrts KG in Hellespont Hammonia GmbH & Co KG have been bought out. Hellespont Hammonia has been renamed Hellespont Ship Management GmbH & Co KG…