Salazar Announces Regs to Strengthen Drilling Safety
The Department of the Interior announced on Sept. 30 two new rules that will help improve drilling safety by strengthening requirements for safety equipment, well control systems…
ABA Launches First International Vessel
Aluminum Boats Australia’s (ABA) latest vessel, for Chinese Owners, was launched at a ceremony at the shipyard on Thursday 23 September. The vessel was named Carrie by Miss Madeline Whitewood, daughter of ABA’s Roy and Karen Whitewood. Also present for the traditional breaking of a champagne bottle on the bow of the vessel was Pan Hengli, Vice President, Ramu NiCo Management (MCC) Ltd, the Hon. Paul Lucas…
Largest Mobile Harbor Crane on U.S. East Coast
In August Liebherr, supplier of port equipment, delivered a Mobile Harbour Crane, type LHM 500S to Rukert Terminals. The Rukert Terminals is located at the Port of Baltimore and specializes in the handling of metals, ores, salt, alloys, and other dry bulk and break-bulk cargoes and containers. The growth in the region over the past decades in terms of global trade, and the associated demand of freight and handling capacity has increased the importance of efficient infrastructure.
Alnmaritec Reaches Landmark with Endurance
Alnmaritec, an aluminum boat builder based in Northumberland, launched the 100th vessel built by the company. The company offers boats for a broad range of different roles from line handling and oil spill response to fish farming support and harbor patrol. It exports all over the world from the Antarctic to Africa and started building aluminum boats in the late 1980’s. Endurance was launched in August…
Donjon-SMIT Lowers Retainer Fee Structure
Donjon-SMIT, an OPA-90 Alliance, announced it is lowering its retainer fee structure supporting salvage and marine firefighting response services under the new 2011 OPA-90 regulations.
DEP Awards Port Everglades Emissions Reduction Grant
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded a $750,000 grant to Broward County’s Port Everglades for diesel emissions reduction through the U.S.
Four New Tugboats for Burrard Inlet
According to a Sept. 29 report from BIV Business Today, a new set of state-of-the-art tugboats will ply the waters of Burrard Inlet next year, Seaspan International Ltd. announced.
MV Asphalt Venture Pirated in Somali Basin
The Panama-flagged MV Asphalt Venture is confirmed to be pirated in the Somali Basin, approximately 100 nautical miles South-East of Dar es Salaam in the Somali Basin.
Cummings on Coast Guard Authorization Bill
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, was pleased with the passage of H.Res. 1665…
Sonardyne Sentinel Diver Detection System for Megayacht
A Sonardyne Sentinel diver detection sonar is to be supplied as part of an integrated security package for one of the world’s largest megayachts currently under construction in a European shipyard. Sonardyne is working with MarineGuard Systems Ltd, the yacht’s security systems integrator, to provide a Sentinel Intruder Detection Sonar and an electro-hydraulic through-hull deployment system. This will consist of gate valves…
Low Sulphur Fuels Cause Pump Deterioration
Due to new regulations, the shipping community is faced with new challenges on a large scale, especially those ships that operate both inside and outside environmental…
Report of First Drop in Ship Operating Costs Since 2002
International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens reports an average fall of 2.0 per cent in total annual operating costs in OpCost 2010, its unique…
New Superyacht Refit Facility Near Completion in Turkey
Aganlar Boatyard is close to completing a major extension of their boat building and re-fit yard in Bodrum and is working with Marine Trade Centre to implement an integrated PR and marketing campaign.
This Day in Coast Guard History – September 30
1899-First Navy wireless message was sent via the Lighthouse Service Station at Highlands of Navesink, New Jersey. 1943-CGC E.M. Wilcox foundered off Nags Head, NC. One crewman was lost.
Golar 2010 AGM Results
Golar LNG Limited advised that the 2010 Annual General Meeting of the company was held on September 24, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the Elbow Beach Hotel, 60 South Shore Road, Paget PG04, Bermuda.
GOGL, Knightsbridge Tankers Sells Vessel
Golden Ocean Group Limited advised that the company has entered into an agreement with Knightsbridge Tankers Limited to sell the capesize vessel Golden Zhejiang at a sales price of $65.5m.
Knightsbridge Tankers 2010 AGM Results
Knightsbridge Tankers Limited advised that the 2010 Annual General Meeting of the Company was held on September 24, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at the Elbow Beach Hotel, 60 South Shore Road…
Carbon Trust Launches Global Tech Competition
The Carbon Trust is today launching a global competition to find world-leading solutions to the problem of transferring engineers and equipment safely from boats…
Alfa Laval Celebrates 125 Years
During 2010, Alfa Laval has been celebrating a milestone – creating better everyday conditions for people in over 20 industries with a broad product portfolio focused…
This Day in Naval History – September 30
1800 - U.S. concludes treaty of peace with France, ending Quasi War with France. 1944 - USS Nautilus (SS-168) lands supplies and evacuates some people from Panay, Philipppine Islands. 1946 - U.S.