Colombo Dockyard’s Revenues Rise
According to a report from the Sunday Times, Colombo Dockyard, of which Japan's Onomichi Dockyard has a 51% stake, has released its financials for the twelve months to end-December 2010…
National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia Signs Shipbuilding Contracts
According to a March 6 report from AMEinfo.com, the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA) will sign four shipbuilding contracts and two additional optional contracts on March 6…
CIANBRO’S TOP EXECUTIVE, MMA ALUMNUS TO SPEAK AT MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY COMMENCEMENT
CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) President, Dr. William J. Brennan, has announced that Peter G. Vigue, chairman and chief executive officer of The Cianbro Companies will address the graduating class at the college’s 68th Commencement on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at 11 a.m., in Alexander Fieldhouse. Vigue, a 1969 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy, will receive an honorary doctorate from the college.
Multraship Utilises Floating Sheerlegs To Salvage Fishing Trawler Off Dunkirk
LEADING towage and salvage specialist Multraship has salvaged the fishing trawler Nieuwpoort 28 (N28) which capsized off Dunkirk on March 1, using its recently upgraded floating sheerlegs Cormorant to successfully complete a challenging operation. The trawler capsized twenty miles off the French/Belgian coast. It was upside-down in the water and the French and Belgian Coastguards mobilised a Search…
Kelvin Hughes and Zener Marine Expand Operations in Dubai
Kelvin Hughes and Zener Marine are proud to announce the signing of a new distribution agreement which will include a full range of paper and digital charts and publications. • Paper and digital hydrographic charts and publications from Japan to the Baltic and Eastern USA along Panama with a concentration on Middle East coverage. • Technical Publications from the UKHO, IMO, ITU, Witherbys, Seamanship and more.
MERIDIAN GYROS APPROVED BY RUSSIANS
Teledyne TSS has been granted type approval by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping for its Meridian Standard and Meridian Surveyor gyrocompasses. The certification follows a detailed appraisal of the products and the manufacturing processes carried out at the modern Teledyne TSS factory in Croxley Green, UK. Customers in the important Russian shipbuilding market can now be assured that the Teledyne TSS gyrocompasses meet the highest standards of performance and manufacturing quality.
Maersk’s New Latin American Service Calls on Port of Savannah
Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced that Maersk has added the Port of Savannah to its newest all-water service, Spondylus. Named for the seashell that once was used as currency for trade by Andeans in Ecuador, the new service will call on Savannah weekly. “We appreciate Maersk’s confidence in our ability to handle its container volume now and in the future,” said Foltz. The service first called on Garden City Terminal on February 23, 2011.
Panama Flag accepts GL’s Extended Dry Docking Programme
The Panama Maritime Authority has authorized Germanischer Lloyd (GL) to offer its extended dry docking (EDD) programme for vessels under the flag of Panama. The…
EU NAVFOR Disrupts Suspected Pirate Group
On March 5, an EU NAVFOR aircraft and the EU NAVFOR French warship FS Nivose disrupted a suspected pirate whaler off the Somali coast. The whaler was suspected of leading a Pirate Action Group (PAG) at the time of the incident. On the morning of March 4, a merchant vessel reported being chased by one skiff about 350 Nautical Miles south of Mogadishu. In response, the EU NAVFOR warship FS Nivose was immediately ordered to locate and disrupt the suspected PAG responsible for the incident.
IDGA’s 9th Annual Maritime Homeland Security Summit
Defining priorities, building partnerships, and modernizing capabilities have recently been at the forefront of the Maritime Community’s agenda. The U.S. Coast Guard’s…
Total to Buy $4B Stake in Novatek, Join Arctic LNG Project
According to a March 3 report from Bloomberg, Total SA (FP), Europe’s third-biggest oil company, agreed to buy 12% of OAO Novatek and join the Yamal LNG project…
Burger Boat Returns to Commercial Boat Building
Burger Boat Company is pleased to announce the upcoming delivery of a 60’ Fisheries Research Vessel, R/V Coregonus, to the Wisconsin Department of Resources in April 2011. This commercial vessel marks the reinstatement of commercial boat building for Burger Boat Company. Length, o.a. Designer SeaCraft Design LLC, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.
MTU to Showcase Tier 4i-Compliant Engines at OTC
The Tognum Group will be showcasing its new-generation, MTU-branded EPA Tier 4i-compliant Series 2000 and Series 4000 diesel engines for oil and gas applications at OTC, the offshore industry trade show taking place May 2-5, 2011 in Houston, Texas (booth 5563). Both engines are able to meet EPA Tier 4 interim emissions requirements solely through the use of in-engine technology. No aftertreatment is necessary.
O’Hern Joins Donjon Shipbuilding Team
Patrick J. O’Hern has joined Donjon Marine Co., Inc.’s Shipbuilding and Repair as a consultant. He brings more than 35 years of shipyard experience in the Great…
Hope Shipyard Delivers the M/V Trinity Bay
Hope Services Shipyard of Dulac, La. delivered the M/V Trinity Bay on March 4 to Higman Marine Services of Houston, Texas. The delivery marks the 35th vessel Hope has constructed for Higman. The M/V Trinity Bay is the second 78-ft by 34-ft by 10-ft inland towing vessel Hope has manufactured for Higman. The first vessel of this size, the M/V Baffin Bay was delivered in November 2010. It is powered by a pair of Cummins KTA‐38M diesel engines providing 2,000 horsepower.
Harrington Hoists Launches Kito Americas in S America
Harrington Hoists, Inc. has expanded into South America under the Kito brand. In doing so, Harrington has launched the newly created Kito Americas; a Kito brand to support these markets.
Hatteland Display Agreement with Transas Marine
Transas Marine has selected Hatteland Display AS as a supplier of the dedicated hardware for the new generation of the Transas ECDIS system. Hatteland Display will…
This Day in Coast Guard History - March 7
1883- A dramatic rescue was performed by the crew of Assateague Life-Saving Station in Virginia using a surfboat through a howling storm to save the ten persons…
This Day in U.S. Naval History - March 7
1958 - Commissioning of USS Grayback, first submarine built from keel up with guided missile capability, to fire Regulus II missile. 1960 - USS Kearsarge (CVS-33)…
NAPA Software Solutions Applied For The P&O Ferries Newbuilding The Spirit Of Britain
STX Finland Rauma shipyard has successfully appliead NAPA for finding the optimum subdivision design for the P&O Ferries 49.000 GT newbuildings. These ships are the largest ferries ever to operate in the English Channel. The stability of the vessels complies with the Stockholm Agreement and naturally also with the SOLAS 2009 requirements. After applying the optimising features implemented into NAPA…