Germanischer Lloyd’s Technology Center for U.S. Gulf Coast
According to Germanischer Lloyd (GL), Offshore service vessels (OSV) are becoming larger, more specialized and technically sophisticated as a result of the rising…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – December 13
1965-The Treasury Department received "official word" to commence a project to build a number of LORAN stations throughout Southeast Asia in support of the escalating U.S. efforts in the Vietnam War.
This Day in U.S. Navy History – December 13
1941 - Commander William A. Sullivan designated the first Supervisor of Salvage with office in New York City.
Retlif Announces West Coast Strategic Alliance
Retlif Testing Laboratories, an independent leader in EMC and Environmental testing since 1978, has announced a strategic alliance with Acme Testing (Acme, Washington).
New ASD Tug: Brazil Designed & Built
The Brazilian Port of Recife/Pernambuco is served by a powerful new ship-handling tug. The owners, Navemar Transportes e Comércio Marítimo, took delivery of the vessel, named Navemar XIII, this past September 2010. The 98.4-ft azimuthing stern drive tug carries a 32.1-ft beam with a depth of 15.2 ft. The Z-drives are a pair of HRP-Series 7000, each drive is powered by a 2200 HP (1641 kW) at 1800-RPM Cummins QSK60 engines.
MV Renuar Pirated in Indian Ocean
In the early hours of 11 December, the MV Renuar was pirated in the Indian Ocean, approximately 1050 nautical miles east of the Somali coastal village of Eyl and a distance of 550 nautical miles from the coast of India. The attack was launched from two attack skiffs, supported by a mother ship, with pirates firing small arms and rocket propelled grenades at the merchant vessel. Since the attack, the…
Pirated MV Eleni P Released
On 11 December 2010, the Liberian-flagged MV ELENI P was released from pirate control. The MV Eleni P, a Greek-owned bulk carrier, deadweight 72,119 tons, was pirated on 12 May 2010 approximately 250 nautical miles off the Omani coast. The MV Eleni P has a crew of 23, of which 19 are Filipinos, two are Greek, one Ukrainian and one Romanian.
Austal Unveils Its Largest Ever Catamaran
On Dec. 10, Austal unveiled its largest ever catamaran to date. The vessel, measuring 370.7 ft in length, was towed out of the shed at its shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia. At around 20 metres longer than a standard soccer pitch and weighing around 1000 tonnes, the vessel will be able to hold up to 1,400 passengers and 357 cars when complete and travel at speeds of up to 40 knots. The vessel…
MV Panama Pirated far South of Somali Basin
On the afternoon of 10 December, the MV Panama was pirated by two armed skiffs with a total of five pirates on board. A rocket propelled grenade was used during…
Skipperliner Wins Cassville Ferry $1.7m Contract
Wisconsin’s oldest operating ferry service is getting a new boat. By July 9, 2011, the Cassville ferry service will have a new tug and barge to make its Mississippi River crossing. On December 3, 2010, Skipperliner won a $1.7m contract to deliver a new 78-ft. barge – able can carry about 12 typical vehicles – as well as a 45-ft. tugboat to push it. The new Cassville ferry will replace the existing Charlie D, which carries up to nine cars.
Rolls-Royce MT30 Genset Achieves Full Power Ops with Navy
Rolls-Royce has achieved full power operation of its first production MT30 powered main turbine generator set delivered to the U.S. Navy. The MT30, delivered to the U.S. Navy for the DDG-1000, USS Zumwalt program, achieved full power operation at 36 MW during testing at the US Navy’s land based test site in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The selection by the US Navy for the DDG-1000 program marks the first large gas turbine engine ordered by the U.S.
Northrop Grumman $323M Contract, CVN 79 Modifications
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) received a $323.6m, cost plus incentive fee contract extension for continuation of work on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier CVN 79. The company's Shipbuilding sector in Newport News, Va. is the prime contractor. Work performed under this contract includes the continuation of ship design activities, procurement of long-lead-time materials to support construction and advanced construction work on select parts of the ship.
Vietnam Minister, Vinashin Should Make Its Own Payment
According to a report from Bloomberg, A Vietnamese minister said state- owned Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group, Vinashin, should make a $60m debt payment on its…
Daewoo Shipbuilding $1.05B Order
According to a Dec. 8 report from Reuters Dec 8 South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering said it won a $1.05b order to build one drillship and one semi-submersible drilling rig.
Singapore Cruise Terminal Gets TEAM Boarding Bridges
TEAM was recently contracted by Singapore Tourism Board (STB) to design, manufacture and deliver three Passenger Boarding Bridges for the International Cruise Terminal in Singapore, currently in construction. The contract is a result of a competitive tender process for which TEAM partnered up with leading services specialist Singapore Technologies Synthesis Pte Ltd. (ST Synthesis). The contract calls…
Ecospeed Coating in Excellent Condition After 1.5 Years
Recently, tow boat M/V Salvation came into drydock one and a half years after the underwater hull of the vessel was coated in Bayou La Batre, Alabama. The Ecospeed…
M/Y Islander’s Transformation
In the early evening hours twenty years ago in a shipyard in Brisbane, Australia the sleek hull of the 192 foot motor sailing yacht The Other Woman effortlessly slid down the launch ways into the Brisbane River. The Owner, Ed Cantor, told his guests as he watched his "Other Woman" hit the water "she looks so beautiful without the masts, do we really have to put them on?”. The evening and festivities went on with the question looming, was Ed Cantor serious? That question is now at rest.
Industry Expert: Offshore Drilling Criticisms Off Base
Engineering professor and petroleum industry veteran Michael J. Economides expressed concern over comments made by President Obama's national oil spill commission co-chair, William K.
Second Research Vessel at Great Lakes Shipyard
Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio, will perform repairs, haul out and drydocking, as necessary, to the U.S. Geological Survey Research Vessel Sturgeon under a fleet maintenance contract with the Great Lakes Science Center, Ann Arbor, Mich. of the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior. The 105 ft. long Sturgeon was built in 1974 and is home-ported in Cheboygan, Mich. The Sturgeon is the Center's second largest vessel with great geographic range and advanced scientific abilities.
Kvichak Builds Second Long Beach Transit Water Taxi
The brightly painted Aqualink built by Kvichak Marine Industries (KMI) and designed by Incat Crowther of Australia, has been in operation by Long Beach Transit (LBT) shuttling visitors and commuters between the Long Beach downtown/waterfront area to Alamitos Bay Landing since 2001. This water taxi has lead LBT back to Kvichak to build a second boat to add to their fleet and route expansion. Aqualink II an all-aluminum…