ZF Marine opens Technical Training Center
ZF Marine LLC, the North American subsidiary of ZF Marine Group in Padova, opened its new , located at ZF Marine's new North American headquarters facility in Miramar, FL.
Eight Contracts for New STX Shipyard in Brazil
On July 9, 2010 Estaleiro Promar S.A. signed eight contracts to build LPG Carriers for Transpetro, the shipping arm of the Brazilian oil giant Petrobras. The contracts amounts $536m…
Torm to Install Veson Nautical’s IMOS6
Veson Nautical, provider of Maritime Enterprise Resource Planning (Maritime-ERP) solutions and services, announced that Copenhagen based Torm A/S, ranked by Tanker…
Oil and Garbage Skimmer Vessel for Charter, Sale
Year and place of built – 1979, Japan. Rebuilt – 2009. Breadth – 10.4 m. Draught – 3.1 m. Speed 13.4 knots. Screw – 2 x IHI, diameter 2 meters. Two MMASS type AZIPOD with remote control. Consumption – 8,5 m3 (10 knots), oil – 0,01 m3. Auxiliary engines - 2 x TWY 30F 150 kW /225 V. The vessel power by boom defence spool which can be mounted of necessity. A deck square – 187 m2. A technologic equipment (separation) for emergency elimination of floods of an oil mounted.
Gulf Oil Spill Awareness Workshop, July 21
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk in conjunction with the Connecticut Maritime Association and supported by The Connecticut Audubon Society and Mystic Aquarium will…
Cummins to Expand Product Line, Add 200 Jobs
Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced that it is expanding its High-Horsepower Technical Center and high-horsepower engine product line at its manufacturing facility in Seymour.
U.S. Flagged Chloe Candies
Saipem America's Chloe Candies vessel spread will be available for work in August 2010. The Chloe Candies is a U.S. Flagged, 280-ft Class II DP vessel with 8,000 sq.-ft. deck area, a 20-ft x 25-ft moon pool and a 75 ton offshore rated crane. The vessel is outfitted with two Innovator ROVs, (one 150 Hp system and one 250 Hp system), surface positioning and HiPAP 500 USBL system and a deployment winch with 11…
JRC Delivers ECDIS Pre-Filled with AVCS
UKHO and JRC have announced that shipping companies fitting a JRC ECDIS now have the additional benefit of instant access to the entire range of official global Admiralty ENCs.
Underwater Reinstallation of Bow Thruster
Due to a malfunctioning bow thruster, a 334 metre container vessel had to use the services of a tug boat for port maneuvering, so its owners requested Hydrex to take care of the removal, transportation and reinstallation of the unit. The operation was performed in stages in several locations to allow the vessel to keep to its sailing schedule. Together with all the necessary equipment, the team travelled…
Gladding-Hearn New Launch for the Bahamas
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has delivered a new “St. Johns” Class pilot boat for Freeport Harbour Company on Grand Bahamas. Freeport Harbour Company is a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings Group, which operates the Freeport Container Port, Grand Bahamas Airport and provides pilot services. The all-aluminum high-speed launch, designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, measures 52.6 ft overall, with an 17-ft beam and 4.8-ft draft, and has a top speed of 27 knots.
Irika Shipping $4M Penalty for Concealing Pollution
Irika Shipping S.A., a ship management corporation registered in Panama and doing business in Greece, pleaded guilty on July 8, 2010 before Maryland U.S. District Court Judge Frederick J.
New Navy Contract
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd., Gyeongnam, Korea, is being awarded a $9,577,300 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract…
T&T Marine Provides Gulf Cleanup Response
T&T Marine Salvage, a leading provider of maritime support services, has responded with manpower and equipment to help clean the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “Our crews have been working 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist in the Gulf of Mexico cleanup effort,” said T&T Marine Salvage Vice President Kevin Teichman. “We have flown in personnel and equipment from our response bases around the world for this ongoing project.
Bid to Reinstate Deepwater Drilling Moratorium Fails
According to a July 9 report from The New York Times, a federal appeals court has refused to reinstate the Obama administration's six-month moratorium on new deepwater…
BP in Talks to Sell Stake in Alaska Oil Field
According to a July 11 report from companiesandmarkets.com, BP is in talks with Apache Corporation concerning the divestment of $12b of assets. The asset sale would…
This Day in Coast Guard History – July 12
1953- Coast Guard aircraft and surface craft of the Search and Rescue Group at Wake Island joined with a large naval task unit in conducting an intensive search…
This Day in Naval History – July 12
1944 - Four U.S. Carrier Groups (15 carriers) begin attack on Japanese positions in the Marianas. 1948 - The Women's Armed Forces Integration Act provides for enlistment…