AWS Revises Specification for Underwater Welding Code
A revised edition of the American Welding Society’s AWS D3.6M Underwater Welding Code, has been published. The standard known as D3.6M:2010 supersedes the 1999 edition.
Structural Integrity NDT Test for Deepwater Fiber Rope Connectors
First Subsea is using innovative non-destructive testing (NDT) technology to inspect the quality of forgings used in the new range of LankoFirst fiber rope connectors for deepwater moorings. Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) undertaken by Vibrant NDT Ltd is reportedly the only NDT technology to correlate to the structural integrity of the inspected component. The LankoFirst fiber rope mooring…
U.S. Shipyard Conference Draws Welding Experts to Seattle
When it comes to shipbuilding, welding is a vital and fundamental manufacturing process in the construction of ships and metal hull boats. At the American Welding…
BV Issues Rules for Offshore Floating Gas Units
Bureau Veritas has issued Rules for the classification of Offshore Floating Gas Units. The Rules cover structure design principles, hydrodynamic analysis, design loads…
This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 18
1911 - First aircraft landing on board a ship, USS Pennsylvania by Eugene Ely. 1962 - After a flash fire in the Persian Gulf on Danish tanker, Prima Maersk, burned a crewman…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – January 18
1953- A Coast Guard PBM seaplane crashed during takeoff after having rescued 11 survivors from a ditched U .S. Navy aircraft shot down off the coast of mainland China.
New York Shipping Conference: The New Normal
Examining key industry drivers is the focus of the 17th annual Hellenic-American and Norwegian-American Chambers of Commerce annual conference, often called the New York Shipping Conference.
SEAaT Welcomes Associate Member International Paint
SEAaT (Shipping Emissions Abatement and Trading), the industry association dedicated to shipping emissions abatement and trading, announced that International Paint Ltd.
Juettner Ops Manager, Alaska, Global Diving & Salvage
Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. announced the advancement of John Juettner to Operations Manager, Alaska Region. Juettner has been in the Commercial Diving industry, in Alaska for the past 17 years. He has been working in operational support, and as a Dive Supervisor, for the past seven years. As Operations Manager, Juettner’s responsibilities will include asset management, estimating, logistical support, and project planning for the Alaska Region.
Sister for Successful Argentine Trawler
No doubt the truest testament to the success of a vessel is the building of a sister ship. That has recently been demonstrated by the owners of the Porto Belo I that was launched in May of 2008. The company, Maritima MDQ S.A., returned to the same builder, Astillero Naval Federico Contessi y Cia, SA, for a sister ship which was launched January 8, 2011. Both vessels were built to a design owned by the shipyard.
FLAGSHIP-HCA for Hull Condition Forecasting
FLAGSHIP, the Pan-European maritime transport project part funded by the EU, has successfully developed software that can forecast the condition of a ship’s hull over time to help improve the efficacy of surveys and reduce the amount of time a ship is out of service. FLAGSHIP-HCA (Hull Condition Assessment) is designed to accurately predict the condition of a vessel’s structure, coating and components…
ABG Shipyard Book Profits
According to a Jan 17 report from Business Daily from The Hindu group of publications, valuations of the ABG Shipyard stock have moved up sooner than expected, owing…
The New World Alliance to Reduce Ocean Capacity
The New World Alliance said it will temporarily reduce capacity on selected Trans-Pacific Trade services to coincide with Lunar New Year factory shutdowns in Asia.
S. Korea Pledges to Protect Ships from Piracy
According to a Jan. 17 report from Yonhap, South Korea condemned piracy and pledged to take better measures to protect its ships from the "unacceptable" act after…
Rustibus Rebrands Itself
For more than 30 years Rustibus went under the name Dalseide Shipping Services and provided the shipping industry with its patented chain drum de-scalers. As part of their rebranding…
Lloyd’s Register Significant Year in China, Korea
Lloyd's Register’s teams in China and Korea have established a strong position in terms of ships ordered in 2010 which will be built to Lloyd’s Register class. Lloyd’s…
Williams New VP at Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Karen Williams vice president and general manager of the Defense Technologies Division, one of four divisions within its Information Systems sector. The sector recently realigned its defense business to form the Defense Technologies Division, focused on end-to-end support systems and services for defense customers. Williams reports to Linda A. Mills, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Information Systems.
BOEMRE Responds to Report of Natural Gas Leak
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) is responding to a report that Apache Corp. has experienced a potential natural gas leak…
SpecTec USA: New Contract with Prestige Cruise Holdings
The 2010 good influence keeps on giving positive results for SpecTec Business in 2011 with a significant order that came in late December. The important news came from SpecTec USA…
SeaKits Releases V3.0 for Fleet Maintenance Support
SeaKits, the developer and provider of the Marine Maintenance System (MMS), has released Version 3.0 of MMS Fleet Solutions providing expanded functionality for workboat fleets…