New Telestacker Conveyor from Superior Industries
Superior Industries, a manufacturer of conveyor systems and components, offers a range of barge and ship loading/unloading solutions with its TeleStacker Conveyor systems, which are custom-configured to meet the requirements of specific marine handling applications. While delivering the advantages of a lower capital investment, shorter lead times and quick onsite assembly, Superior TeleStacker Conveyor…
First Lady Christens Newest National Security Cutter
First Lady Michelle Obama christened the Northrop Grumman-built (NYSE:NOC) U.S. Stratton is the third of eight planned National Security Cutters being built at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Pascagoula for the U.S. Coast Guard. With its 418-ft length and 4,700 ton full load displacement and state-of-the-art command and control systems, the NSC is the largest and most technologically advanced of the new multi-mission cutters.
Bristol Harbor Designs for New York Power Authority
Bristol Harbor Group, Inc., (BHGI), has reached the final design phase for an 80-ft x 34-ft x 5-ft Pedestal Crane Barge design for The New York Power Authority, (NYPA).
Bisso Marine Performs Heavy Lift Jobs
Bisso Marine performed two heavy lift jobs involving a 200-ton vessel and a 560-ton hull. Using the D/B Cappy Bisso, the crew launched a 200-ton crew boat from shore to the Harvey Canal. The project took place at Midship Marine, Inc. In Moss Point, Miss., the D/B Cappy Bisso lifted a 560-ton hull from the Pascagoula River and set it ashore at a fabrication yard. The crew had to ballast down the 700…
Alaska Seeks Proposals for Ocean Ranger Program
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Water, is soliciting detailed proposals for assistance with the implementation of the Ocean Ranger…
Keppel Delivers Seadrill’s Fifth KFELS B Class Jackup
Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) is on track towards an on-budget and on time delivery of the KFELS B Class jackup rig, West Callisto, to Seadrill Limited (Seadrill) before the end of July 2010. To date, the project has clocked a safety record of 2.2 million man-hours without incidents. This rig was named at Keppel FELS by Lady Sponsor Mrs. Poespawardhani Priyono, spouse of R. Priyono, Chairman of BPMIGAS, Indonesia’s upstream oil and gas supervisory agency.
BP Resumes Efforts to Drill Relief Well
According to a July 25 report from Bloomberg, BP Plc’s vessels are back at the well site in the Gulf of Mexico, working to permanently plug the source of the oil spill after a storm threat passed.
New TCS 650, High Accuracy Dry Block Calibrator
The New TCS 650, High Accuracy Dry Block Calibrator is an accurate and portable dry block calibrator. It is designed to verify and calibrate sensors, thermometers, and process transmitters both in the field and in the laboratory.
This Day in Coast Guard History – July 26
1886- An Act of Congress (24 Stat. L., 148) authorized an increase in the number of lighthouse districts to 16 within the Lighthouse Establishment. 1846- Revenue…
This Day in Naval History – July 26
1946 - CAPT Joy Bright Hancock appointed Director, Women's Naval Reserve. 1948 - President Harry S. Truman orders desegregation of the Armed Services. 1954 - 3 aircraft…
NG: Maritime Laser Demo System Proves Capabilities
Northrop Grumman announced that it recently completed a series of tests of the Maritime Laser Demonstration (MLD) system, moving high-energy lasers a step closer to deployment aboard U.S. Navy ships.
General Maritime May Buy More Tankers
According to a July 22 report from Bloomberg, General Maritime Corp., which just bought five supertankers, may buy more vessels amid low ship prices. Prices of five-year-old very-large crude carriers…
Singapore's Neptune Orient Orders 10 Ships Valued At $1.2B
Container company Neptune Orient Lines Ltd. (NPTOY, N03.SG) on Wednesday said that it has ordered 10 new ships valued at $1.2b. (Source: The Wall Street Journal)
Companies Brace for Gulf of Mexico Storm
According to a July 22 report from Reuters, energy companies in the Gulf of Mexico were closely monitoring a tropical depression that could become a storm as it crosses the region…
Keel Laying Ceremony for Spearhead (JHSV 1)
Just over six months after the official opening of Austal’s new Module Manufacturing Facility (MMF) in November 2009, Austal USA hosted a keel-laying ceremony at its shipyard in Mobile, Alabama on July 22, to signify the erection of the first modules on the U.S. Department of Defense’s next generation multi-use platform, the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV). This is part of a 10-ship program potentially worth over $1.6b.
Air Supported Monohull with Pod Propulsion
Effect Ships International AS, Sandefjord, Norway has just launched their first Air Supported Vessel (ASV) monohull with pod propulsion. The patented ASV technology is the result of more than eight years of R&D, resulting in a full scale 65.6 ft x 17.7 ft test-vessel for demonstration and proof of concept. Up to 80% of the vessel’s operational weight is supported on a cushion of pressurized air. Wetted surface area and friction between hull and water is reduced significantly.
DEME Group Belgium Uses Wilhelmsen Ships Service
Belgian company DEME Group, which operates a fleet of over 80 dredging vessels, another 200 auxiliary vessels and specialized equipment, has appointed Wilhelmsen…
Major Dalian VLCC Contract for OceanSaver
OceanSaver announced that Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) has ordered ballast water management (BWM) systems for six VLCCs thus lifting the company’s order book to approximately $45m.
Training Course Certified to Ice Navigation Standard
The Ship Maneuvering Simulator Centre of Trondheim, Norway is the first training centre to have its navigation course certified to DNV’s ice navigation standard.
Navios Maritime Appoints Loizos to Board
Navios Maritime Holdings Inc., a vertically integrated seaborne shipping and logistics company, announced the appointment of Efstathios Loizos to its Board of Directors.