FGS Hamburg Evacuates Casualty, Indian Ocean
Late on the evening of 23 February, EUNAVFOR warships in the Arabian Sea were alerted that an incident had occurred on board a German owned container vessel, 155 Nautical miles South East of the island of Socotra, resulting in burns to one of the crew. A request for immediate assistance and possible medical evacuation was received soon after. EUNAVFOR warship FGS Hamburg, which was on Counter-Piracy patrol in the area, immediately launched its helicopter and evacuated the injured sailor.
Drydocks World Sees a ‘Fruitful Year’ Ahead
According to a report from the Khaleej Times, Drydocks World, Dubai World’s shipbuilding unit, sees a ‘fruitful year’ ahead after a tough 2010 and will deliver good…
Vietnam Police Arrest Vinashin Exec
According to a report from the Associated Press, state media say Vietnamese police have arrested a senior executive of the beleaguered state-owned shipbuilding company…
China Plans to Retain 40% of Shipbuilding Market
According to a report from People’s Daily Online, China plans to maintain its current global market share of 40% in the shipbuilding industry during the next five years…
Northrop Grumman Delivers William P. Lawrence (DDG 110)
On Feb. 24, the U.S. Navy accepted Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) latest Aegis guided missile destroyer in a ceremony held on the fantail of the Navy's newest ship. William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) is the 28th DDG 51 Class destroyer built at the company's shipbuilding operations in Pascagoula. "We are here today celebrating the culmination of 175 weeks of hard work and dedication from thousands of shipbuilders…
Rolls-Royce $80.2M Deep Water Anchor Handling Contract
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has been awarded a contract by STX OSV Trading to supply technologically advanced anchor handling systems. The equipment…
Wilhelmsen Ships Services Supports Gorgon Project
Wilhelmsen Ships Service is providing a range of support services to the Gorgon project, Australia’s largest ever oil and gas project. Services include the importation…
New Training Program on Vessel General Permit
A new training program is available for vessels mandated to comply with a set of EPA discharge requirements: the Vessel General Permit or VGP. It was recently announced…
JRC Receives Samsung-Q Mark Gold Award
Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), a shipbuilding company from Korea, has awarded Japan Radio Company (JRC), the Samsung-Q Mark Gold award. In 2011 JRC was chosen as a manufacturer of radio & navigation equipment of the highest quality. In 2002 SHI started this program to achieve the highest rate of customer satisfaction. Since the start of the program, JRC has received consecutively in 2002, 2005 and 2008 the Samsung-Q Mark Silver award and this year received the highest Samsung-Q Mark Gold award.
E.R. Schiffahrt Goes Global with Viking
Viking Life-Saving Equipment and E.R. Schiffahrt have teamed up to design a fully customized, global servicing arrangement based on Viking’s Shipowner Agreements. The contract covers liferafts, lifeboats, immersion suits, lifejackets and marine fire systems and equipment such as fire extinguishers on more than 30 vessels of the shipowner’s fleet. The plan is for Viking to manage not just service notifications, but also the coordination of all servicing.
Containerships Take on Guest Travelers for Cargo Cruises
With this original means of transport, passengers can immerse themselves in life on board and discover the world of merchant shipping. In 2010, 690 people chose…
Cleanup Ops After Spill in Port of Long Beach
Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach and California Fish and Game personnel are investigating the cause of an unintentional discharge of 710 gallons of diesel…
Incat Crowther Launches 118-ft Monohull Crewboa
Incat Crowther announced the launch of the 118-ft Monohull Crewboat Siem Piata. The vessel was recently launched by ETP Engenharia Ltda in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, successfully completed sea trials and was delivered to Siem Consub for service to Petrobras. Developed primarily at Incat Crowther’s USA office in Morgan City Louisiana, Siem Piata will perform the role of a P2 crew boat in the Siem Consub fleet. The vessel is certified to Bureau Veritas and Brazilian Maritime standards.
Maritime Cabotage Task Force is now American Maritime Partnership
American Maritime Partnership (AMP) is the new name for the Maritime Cabotage Task Force, the largest coalition of maritime interests in the United States, which has been in operation since 1995.
Three Cruise Lines Plug into Shore Power, Port of LA
The Port of Los Angeles this month became the first port worldwide to provide Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) to three separate cruise lines. In recent weeks, ships from Disney Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line have all taken advantage of unique “AMP Mobile” technology developed specifically for the World Cruise Center. “The use of AMP at our World Cruise Center reduces emissions not just at the Port but improves the quality of air throughout the Los Angeles region…
Tsakos Time Charter Extension, Panamax Tankers
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (NYSE:TNP) announced two-year time charter extensions for two of its 2009 Korean-built panamax tankers, Chantal and World Harmony.
This Day in U.S. Naval History - February 25
1861 - Saratoga, member of U.S.
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - February 25
1799- President Adams authorized by Congress to place revenue cutters in the naval establishment. 1825- Congress empowered the Revenue Marine to enforce state quarantine laws.
Raw Material Inflation, Shortages Force Hempel to Increase Prices
Leading protective coatings supplier Hempel announces general product price increases. These price changes are driven by raw materials suppliers increasing prices…
Art On Board: Costa Cruises Travelling Collection
Costa Cruises, the largest Italian travel group, presents Art on board, published by Skira, a book dealing with the fine art “traveling” collection housed on board…