FV Tai Yuan 227 Released by Pirates
Although exact details surrounding the situation are not known at this time, there are indications that the Taiwanese flagged fishing vessel Tai Juan 227 has been released from pirate control. The vessel, which had a crew of 28 (Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipinos, Kenyans and Mozambicans) at the time of the attack, was pirated on 6 May 2010 whilst operating 700 Nm North East of The Seychelles. Although direct contact with the crew has not been possible…
Construction Components of Jones Act Tankers at Auction
Hilco Industrial, LLC, and partners Myron Bowling Auctioneers, Maynards Industries, and PPL Group, will conduct a public auction sale of the assets of Keet Seel Tankships…
MAN B&W Gas New Liquid ME-GI Engine
MAN Diesel & Turbo introduced its Liquid ME-GI (Liquid Gas Injection) engine. The Liquid ME-GI is powered by LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas), a smaller market than LNG but of significance in certain segments such as the small tankers that ply river traffic and coastal shipping routes. The Liquid ME-GI is a variant of MAN Diesel & Turbo‘s ME-GI engine, whose control and safety system is based on the experience gathered since the mid-1990s at working gas plants…
Great Lakes Shipyard Receives Safety Award
Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio, has received the 2009 – 2010 Industry Leader Safety Award from the Signal Mutual Indemnity Association. This is the second…
WSDOT: Three Mukilteo Terminal Closings in Spring
The Mukilteo ferry terminal will temporarily close for three extended weekends this spring for extensive preservation work. Riders of the Mukilteo/Clinton ferry…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – January 28
1885-Keeper Marcus Hanna of the Cape Elizabeth Light Station saved two men from the wrecked schooner Australia. For this rescue Hanna was awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal.
This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 28
1778 - Second New Providence Expedition raised the flag with thirteen stripes over Fort Nassau. 1960 - Navy demonstrates value of moon communication relay, used in fleet broadcasts.
Wärtsilä's President, CEO Johansson to Retire
The President and CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation, Ole Johansson, has decided to retire after turning 60 years of age in June, using the right stipulated in his executive contract.
Update: BOEMRE Response to Natural Gas Leak in GOM
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) is continuing to oversee Apache Corp.’s source control efforts for a natural gas leak near East Cameron Block 278 Platform B.
2011 Annual SNAME Meeting CALL for Papers
SNAME announced its call for papers for its 2011 annual meeting November 16 – 18, 2011, in Houston , Texas.
Kvichak Marine Delivers M/V Defender V
Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. recently launched and completed sea trials for M/V Defender V, a new design all-aluminum foil assisted catamaran. Designed by Kvichak Marine, this 57.8-ft vessel can be used as a fast response patrol boat, survey boat, crew boat or general work boat. The Defender V is powered by twin Scania DI12 69M marine diesel engines rated for 691 BHP at 2300 RPM. The engines are coupled to ZF 360A transmissions that drive Michigan propellers.
ABS Nautical Systems Grows
ABS Nautical Systems, one of the leading providers of integrated fleet management software for the maritime industry, announced another year of record growth in 2010.
Seagull's IMSBC Code Training Module
Seagull AS, provider of computer based training (CBT) for seafarers, has introduced a new module that incorporates the regulatory changes made through the International…
Paxocean Orders Two Rolls-Royce Designed Vessels
Rolls-Royce announced an order from Singapore-based offshore company, PaxOcean, to provide the ship design, propulsion systems and deck machinery for two platform supply vessels.
Schat-Harding Calls for Consensus on Lifeboat Hooks
Lifeboat manufacturer and service provider Schat-Harding says IMO and some parts of the shipping industry need to move more quickly to a consensus on vital lifeboat safety issues which have important consequences for the safety of seafarers. David Bradley, vice president operations, Schat-Harding Service says, “Good things are worth waiting for. But there is such a thing as waiting too long. The IMO debate over lifeboat hooks has gone on for too long. Seafarers deserve better.
ClassNK Sets New Record for Class Entries
ClassNK announced its final register statistics for 2010, revealing that nearly 20 million gross tons were added to the class society’s register this past year.
Keppel to Build Harsh Environment Jackups Worth $416M
Keppel FELS Limited has secured a contract worth about $416m from Discovery Offshore S.A. to construct two harsh environment jackup rigs based on the proprietary KFELS Super A Class design.
Sibu-Built Geotech Vessel
Sapor Shipbuilding Industries Sdn Bnd. kept busy though 2010 delivering a range of new vessels including the geotechnical vessel, Teknik Wira, from the boards of Wartsila Ship Design Singapore Pte Ltd. With her raised fo’c’sle and well-proportioned housework she presents a powerful presence that is supported by her particulars. With a 52.5-ft beam carried on an overall length of 201 ft, the vessel has impressive capabilities.
SUNY Maritime Free Conference: Cutting-Edge Issues in Shipping
At 8:00 am, on Groundhog Day, Wednesday, February 2, 2011, Maritime College will kick-off the 6th annual Groundhog Day Event, Conference on Cutting Edge Issues in Shipping.
Survival Craft Inspectorate Expands North Sea Ops
Aberdeen-based marine safety specialist Survival Craft Inspectorate is expanding its UK operations to meet demand from oil and gas clients operating in the Southern North Sea sector.