McDermott forms Strategic Alliance with SOCAR, Azerbaijan’s State Oil Company
McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE:MDR) (“McDermott”), announced today that one of its subsidiaries, McDermott Caspian Contractors, Inc., and the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (“SOCAR”) have formed a strategic alliance to implement a major pipelay and diving services contract in the Caspian region. The contract was recently awarded to McDermott in Azerbaijan as part of further development of the Azeri…
APACHE ENERGY TO UTILISE MOBILARM VHF DSC LOCATOR BEACONS TO SAFEGUARD OFFSHORE PLATFORM WORKERS
Perth, Western Australia: Mobilarm's VHF DSC locator beacon technology has been chosen by Apache Energy to provide man overboard alerting and location for workers carrying out scheduled maintenance aboard the Reindeer Wellhead Platform, Northwest Australia. The 35 VHF DSC locator beacons ordered by Apache will be carried by maintenance crew, providing improved probability of rescue and survival should an emergency evacuation or man overboard (MOB) occur.
Hapag-Lloyd and Regional Container Lines announce service cooperation connecting China and Subcontinent
Hapag-Lloyd and Regional Container Lines (RCL) will start a new weekly service from China and Korea to Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan to be operated under the name CIS (Hapag-Lloyd) and RCI (Regional Container Lines) respectively. Hapag-Lloyd and Regional Container Lines (RCL) will start a new weekly service from China and Korea to Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan to be operated under the name CIS (Hapag-Lloyd) and RCI (Regional Container Lines) respectively.
Transas Global ECDIS Training Network GET-Net: triple win concept for ECDIS market
Transas Marine joins forces between its Simulation and On-board systems customers by launching the unique concept of the Transas Global ECDIS Training Network GET-Net. With ECDIS mandation on its way and the new STCW ECDIS Training requirements in force from 1st January 2012, the shipping industry is facing a challenging environment. Since most of the crews are truly international from various places worldwide…
MAERSK LINE ZERO SOX PROGRAMME PROMPTS NEW FUEL SWITCH SOLUTION
As part of Maersk Line's drive to cut sulphur emissions from its fleet towards zero, the shipping line continues to expand on its fuel-switch implementations. Today the programme is implemented in New Zealand. Switching from bunker to low-sulphur fuel in New Zealand reduces sulphur to the air by 80-95% in port. The reduction is in this case nine-fold. As a first in the industry, Maersk Line applies its fuel switch programme to a country.
Major Shipping Line Orders MAN B&W-Powered, Multi-Role Vessels
DFDS, the Danish shipping company and one of the world's largest ferry operators, recently signed a contract for the construction of two identical RoRo vessels, each to be powered by two MAN B&W 8S40ME-B9 engines with many extra MAN Diesel & Turbo specifications. Scheduled for delivery in 2012, the ships’ design is tailored towards operation on DFDS’ commercial network, but will also meet parameters laid down by the Danish-German ARK military project for the deployment of military material.
Soundview Maritime Announces Engagement Of Dr. Moritz Mittelbach As Strategic Advisor
Soundview Maritime, LLC, an owner and operator of mid-sized container ships for charter to leading global ocean and intermodal transportation companies, today announced it has engaged Dr.
CAPITAL PRODUCT PARTNERS L.P. ANNOUNCES THE SUCCESSFUL CHARTERING OF THE M/T AXIOS TO PETROBRAS FOR 12 MONTHS
ATHENS, Greece, March 8, 2011 -- Capital Product Partners L.P. (the "Partnership") (Nasdaq: CPLP), an international owner of modern double-hull tankers, today announced…
This Day in U.S. Naval History - March 8
1958 - Battleship USS Wisconsin (BB-64) is decommissioned, leaving the Navy without an active battleship for the first time since 1895.
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - March 8
1942- Coast Guard plane located the lifeboats of SS Arubutan, which had been sunk by a Nazi submarine off the North Carolina coast, and directed USS Calypso, CG, to them.
Marinette Marine Breaks Ground on New Facility
Marinette Marine Corporation, a member of the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-led Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) industry team, broke ground for a new panel-line fabrication…
Ship Rechristened to Honor Former Congressman Oberstar
In his 47-year Congressional career, former Congressman Jim Oberstar has received many honors. But few are as big – literally – as the announcement that The Interlake Steamship Company will rename and rechristen one of its massive ships the MV Hon. James L. Oberstar this spring. The vessel will sail from layup in March as the MV Hon. James L. Oberstar, and will be rechristened in a ceremony at Duluth later this spring.
GAC Helps Deliver Goliath Crane to Rosyth Scottish Dockyard
It took meticulous handling and perfect timing to sail the Goliath crane beneath theForth Bridge on its way to Rosyth shipyard in late February/early March. With careful coordination by GAC Shipping UK’s Leith office acting as port agent with all the parties involved, the massive load arrived safe and sound. Carrying it was the Zhen Hua 13 vessel, built by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co Ltd (ZPMC), the world’s largest heavy-duty equipment manufacturer.
BOEMRE Awards $1.3M in Grants for Louisiana
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) has awarded four Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) grants totaling $1,309,365.91…
BOEMRE to Hold Industry Workshop on Plan Processing
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) will host a one-day workshop in New Orleans to discuss standards and requirements for exploration and development plans…
USCG Special Statement for Yachts, Somalia Piracy
The International Superyacht Society (ISS) received the following communication from CDR David G. McClellan, Chief, Prevention Operations Department, USCG Sector Miami.
CMF’s USS Bulkeley Frees Ship from Pirates
A request for assistance from a Japanese-owned merchant vessel in the Somali Basin led to Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) warship USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) securing the release of the vessel and its 24 crew members from four suspected pirates, Mar. At approximately 3.00pm local time, Mar. 5, the oil tanker MV Guanabara reported it was under attack when it was 328 nautical miles south east of Duqm, Oman.
Funding Plan for Port of Miami Dredging Project
Governor Rick Scott announced plans to fully fund the $77m shortfall for the port dredging project so that larger ships can enter the port. “Today I directed the…
Marine Pressure Transducer Model: PX2471
The Model PX2471 Marine Pressure Transducer has been designed to meet the stringent requirements of military standard MIL-T-24742(SH) and when invoked ASTM specification F2070-00. This product is directly interchangeable with other existing pressure transducers designed to MIL-P-24212C(SH) when used with mounting plate assembly A019852. The Model PX2471 marine pressure transducer is a light weight 18 oz (510 gm) transducer, available in pressure ranges from 15 to 10,000 psi.
Seoul Shares Gain on Shipyards, Financials
According to a report from Reuters, Seoul shares edged up in volatile trade on March 8 lifted by shipbuilders and financials, but memory chip manufacturers like…