Korea to Get First Int’l Cruise Ships
According to a Dec. 13 report from Korea JoongAng Daily, the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs said it has approved the country’s first operation of international cruise ships…
Bangladesh Labs Developed to Test Shipbuilding
According to a Dec. 13 report from The Financial Express, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) laboratories is being developed in a bid to set…
Signal International Completes Mobile Yard Renovations
Signal International Inc. recently completed a $9m yard and drydock renovation on its ship repair facility in Mobile, Alabama. Signal Ship Repair (SSR), the company’s most recent acquisition, is the flagship vessel repair and new construction division for ships, workboats, and tugs in the Signal family of yards. The facility upgrade project was completed ahead of schedule and ready for the Transocean Deepwater Navigator.
CMA CGM Figaro Returns to Savannah
The CMA CGM Figaro made its second call on the Port of Savannah on Dec. 10. The 8,500-TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) capacity vessel covers the U.S. West Coast, Far East and U.S. East Coast trade via the Suez Canal. As one of the larger vessels calling on the U.S. East Coast, the Figaro allows American companies to better compete on a global scale by loading more exports and transporting them overseas quicker.
Cummins IMO Tier II Mechanical Product Offering
Ahead of IMO Tier II implementation in January 2011, Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced their complete IMO Tier II product offering which will includes products…
Wärtsilä to Power Advanced UK Research Vessel
Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply the propulsion equipment for a new, state-of-the-art, research vessel. The vessel will be operated by the UK's Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and is to be built at the C.N.P. Freire S.A. shipyard in Spain. The NERC is the UK's main agency for funding and managing world-class research, training and knowledge exchange in the environmental sciences.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Rocked in Heavy Seas
According to a Dec. 13 report from CBS, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship carrying about 1,000 Americans was jolted by high seas in the Mediterranean over the weekend…
Incat Crowther to Design Cat Ferry for Yankee Fleet
Incat Crowther announced a contract to design a 110-ft Catamaran Ferry for operation in Florida. The vessel will be built by Gladding-Hearn for Yankee Fleet. To be named Yankee Freedom III, the vessel will replace Yankee Freedom II, designed and built by the same partnership in 1999. She will operate on the company’s daily run from Key West to Dry Tortugas national Park and Fort Jefferson. Whilst Incat Crowther has expanded into new marine sectors of late…
Hapag-Lloyd Orders Four 13,200-TEU Ships
Following a record result in the first nine months of 2010 and its successful refinancing on the capital market, Hapag-Lloyd is again investing in future growth.
This Day in U.S. Naval History – December 14
1814 - British squadron captures U.S. gunboats in Battle of Lake Borgne, LA. 1944 - Rank of Fleet Admiral, U.S. Navy (five star admiral) is established. 1945 - Captain Sue S.
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – December 14
1846-Revenue Captain Alexander Fraser protested in a report to Congress against "unjust imputations" made against the Service for its involvement in the failure of the first steam cutters.
MSC’s Watson on Port Logistics & Competitiveness
William H. The goal of this year's Congress is to provide practitioners in the critical infrastructure security community with solutions, best practices and information so that they can resist…
Deepwater Drillers: Complying with New BOEMRE Standards
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today issued additional guidance regarding the steps required of operators to resume deepwater activity.
Milgem Frigates Equipped with COMPAC
Istanbul Naval Shipyards has installed Thordon COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings on the new Turkish Navy Milgem Frigates. The keel was laid for the first vessel, TCG Heybeliada (F-511), in July 2005. Launched in September 2008, the vessel is scheduled to commission in early 2011. The second vessel in class, TCG Büyükada (F-512), was laid in September 2008. It is scheduled to be launched in 2010 and commissioned in 2013.
USCG: First Woman Superintendent of Military Service Academy
The Coast Guard will have the first woman superintendent of a military service academy at the helm of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy when classes convene next summer.
Hodson CEO of Electronic Navigation Ltd
The board of directors of Electronic Navigation Limited (ENL) have announced the appointment of Gareth Hodson as Chief Executive Officer of the company effective from 10 December 2010. Hodson’s career with ENL has spanned nearly 20-years, with his most recent position being General Manager, New Zealand Sales and Service. ENL is a New Zealand distributor of marine electronics including advanced navigation and communication equipment for small pleasure craft through to super yachts…
Irish Offshore Training Capability Launched
SEFtec NMCI Offshore Ltd (SNO), a public / private joint venture between SEFtec Global Training Ltd and The National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI), will be…
Vietnam Shipbuilder Can't Make Debt Payment
According to a Dec. 14 report from NPR, Vietnam's beleaguered state-run shipbuilding company does not have enough money to make a $6 loan payment next week, and…
Good Times Coming for Indian Shipyards
According to a Dec. 14 report from Daily News & Analysis, the Indian shipbuilding industry could witness good times once again following a significant rise in offshore…
NGV Tech to Build Malaysian Navy Training Vessels
According to a Dec. 14 report from the Malaysian National News Agency, Shipbuilder NGV Tech Sdn Bhd is collaborating with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering…