Incat Crowther Launches 59 ft Cat Passenger Ferry
Incat Crowther launched a 59 ft Catamaran Passenger Ferry for Victorian operator Inter Island Ferries. MV James Grant is the fourth vessel Incat Crowther has designed for the operator. This vessel is the first passenger ferry to feature Incat Crowther’s latest hull form, implemented on recent successful work boats. Performance is excellent with a top speed of 27 knots at full load with only 339kW. The vessel will carry 100 passengers, with boarding via side gates aft.
VSE Awarded Support Contract for Iraqi Navy
VSE Corporation reported that the Global Division of its International Group has been awarded a $10m delivery order to provide material and technical support for the Iraqi Navy at Umm Quasar, Iraq.
China Shipbuilding Winning More Orders
According to a report from Bloomberg, China State Shipbuilding Corp.'s orders improved significantly from a year ago as the global economy and shipping business recovered, a company executive said.
China’s Oil Pollution Laws Worth Watching
The UK P&I Club offered the following briefing on Chinese marine pollution law. Ship owners and operators trading in Chinese waters face an extensive set of new…
Lake Ontario Tests New Spyder Patrol Boat
The tri-hulled ReflexTM 850 Spyder underwent assessment and evaluation trials on Lake Ontario off Port Credit and Burlington’s LaSalle Park by with federal provincial and municipal police marine units from July 20 to 23. Completely designed locally and manufactured in Maine, U.S., the 28-ft craft comes to Canadian waters after considerable testing in the United States by various police agencies. The U.S.
Thölin General Manager for Alfa Laval Marine & Diesel
Joakim Thölin has been appointed General Manager, Segment Marine & Diesel at Alfa Laval AB, effective as of April 1, 2010. He will be based in Tumba, Sweden, and he replaces Peter Carlberg who has taken up the position as Managing Director of Alfa Laval KK, Seoul Korea. Joakim Thölin joined Alfa Laval in 1993 and has since held international management positions in Peru, U.S., Korea and most recently…
U.S. Army Orders Fireboat from Gladding-Hearn
On the heels of a 12-boat order for the U.S. Navy, Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has received an order from the U.S. Army for a new high-speed fireboat. Delivery is scheduled for 2011. The all-aluminum vessel, designed jointly by the Somerset, Mass., shipyard and C. Raymond Hunt Associates, measures 75.8 ft overall, with a 20.6-ft beam and a shallow 4.2-ft draft. Designed to meet the Army’s primary mission of fire protection for its munitions terminal in Sunny Point…
Kvichak Delivers Dutch Pilotage Organization
Kvichak Marine Industries has recently delivered three 72 ft all weather fast pilot boats designed by Camarc Design Ltd., UK for the Dutch Pilotage Organization, Loodswezen. P/V Aquila, P/V Draco and P/V Orion are being shipped to Europe with delivery expected in late July. The vessels will be in full operation in the ports along the Dutch coast after crew member training. These environmentally friendly…
Fugawi X-Traverse Compatible with the iPad
Software manufacturer Northport Systems Inc. announced that its Fugawi X-Traverse online map collection is now compatible with the iNavX Version 3 app for the Apple iPad.
Dockwise $45M in Heavy Marine Transport Awards
Dockwise Ltd. announced four awards for Heavy Marine Transport (HMT) Projects that include an FPSO, two jack-up rigs and a power barge. Total revenues for these various commitments are almost $45m.
Two Finalist Proposals for New Port of Philadelphia Terminal
Less than three months after seeking proposals from interested parties to design, operate and maintain a major new marine terminal in South Philadelphia, Governor Edward G.
ShipConstructor Chosen by Kromav Engeharia
Kromav Engeharia, a Brazil marine engineering firms, chose ShipConstructor’s AutoCAD-based CAD/CAM software for use on shipbuilding and offshore projects. “ShipConstructor will be an important tool…
PACSHIP Offers Precision Water Jet Cutting
Pacific Ship Repair & Fabrication (PACSHIP) is now offering precision water jet cutting services at its San Diego shipyard and fabrication shop. The ship repair and fabrication contractor is capable of processing complex parts from virtually any material with its new 60,000 psi Jet Edge Mid Rail Gantry water jet cutting system, which features an eight-ft by 13-ft work envelope and is capable of maintaining…
This Day in Coast Guard History – July 27
1793- President ordered full complements for cutters and increased monthly pay to $40 for Captains, $26 for 1st mates, $20 for 2nd mates, and $18 for 3rd mates.
This Day in Naval History – July 27
1953 - Koean War armistice signed at Panmunjon, Korea and Korean cease-fire went into effect at 10:00 PM. (Source: Navy News Service)
ZF Marine Mourns the Passing of Tom Katica
It is with sadness that the ZF Marine Group recognizes the passing of Thomas P. “Tom” Katica, our colleague and long time Account Manager for the Western Region.
CMA CGM Group Takes Delivery of the Amerigo Vespucci
CMA CGM Group took delivery on July 22, in South Korea, of the CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci (13,830 teu) built by DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering). The second of a series of eight vessels named after the great explorers, the vessel is the sister ship of the CMA CGM Christophe Colomb and has the following dimensions: 1,197.5 ft long, 168 ft large and 50.8 ft draught. The CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci sails under the French flag.
NAVSEA Warfare Center Personnel Recognized
Four Naval Sea System Command (NAVSEA) warfare center scientists and engineers were among those recognized, July 23, at the annual Top Navy Scientists and Engineers…
Advertising Campaign To Fight Drilling Ban
A new organization composed of Louisiana businesses, organizations and individuals -- Gulf Citizens United (GCU) -- has been formed to raise a unified voice against…
GLMRI Awarded $750,000 Clean Diesel Grant
The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI) has been awarded a $750,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative…