Goa’s Casino Royale at Three Years
In 2011 Goa’s most elaborate floating casino will celebrate three years of successful operation on the Indian province’s Mandovi River. The M/V Casino Royale was designed by AMC Marcon of Mumbai and her builder Water Ways Shipyard with the lines of a small cruise ship. The ship has capacity for up to 400 passengers, 35 operational crew and seven professional mariners. The Casino Royale is out-fitted to meet international safety standards for a passenger vessel.
Marinette Marine Workers Get $500K Training Grant
According to a report from the Green Bay Press Gazetter, Wisconsin’s Bay Area Workforce Development Board will receive a $500,000 state grant to train new and existing Marinette Marine Corp.
HamiltonJets for Offshore Catamaran Range
HamiltonJet have been selected as the propulsion partners in three recent catamarans, all working in the offshore industry. In each case the combination of wide operating envelope, enhanced manoeuvrability and proven durable design were contributing factors to the selection of the propulsion and control package. The first of these vessels to be built was Windcat 21, constructed by A.F. Theriault & Son for the UK/Netherlands based Windcat Workboats.
BCGP Delivers Boston Whaler 350 Challenger to Ohio
Brunswick Commercial and Government Products (BCGP) delivered a 350 Challenger to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Department in Ohio, where it will be used to patrol the border between the U.S. and Canada on Lake Erie. The Sheriff’s Department is part of a 58-agency task force known as the Northern Border Initiative (NBI). This task force is funded through federal security grant funds administered by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security.
Helac Corp. Launches Website for Rotary Actuator Parts
Helac Corporation, provider of helical, hydraulic rotary actuators and construction attachments, launched a new e-commerce website. The new site (www.helac.com/store) allows customers to buy seals…
Varna Products Distributor in Bahrain/Qatar
Varna Products, manufacturer of industrial/marine oil & fuel oil pumps, turnkey control solutions and valves, announced the appointment of Sencitec Bahrain (W.L.L.)…
Utility Boat Sarina Sold to East Coast Operator
Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington reported the purchase by a private East Coast operator of the U.S. flag utility boat Sarina (ex-Tern) from Olympic Tug and Barge, Inc. of Seattle, Wash. The vessel was originally built as a U.S. Coast Guard WLI class inland buoy tender in 1969 at CG shipyard in Curtis Bay, Baltimore, Md. and rebuilt in 1994 and 1996 to her present configuration.
Captain Nanartowich Joins Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy
Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy’s President and CEO, Arthur Goldman, announced that Unlimited Master Ed Nanartowich will be the Chief Operating Officer of the school.
Oil Tanker Crewman Lost at Sea
According to a report from Agence France-Presse, an employee of Finnish refining company Neste Oil went missing from an oil tanker during a routine trip in the North Sea and is presumed dead…
Dometic Marine Compact Chilled Water Systems
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) specialist Dometic Marine will launch the Marine Air Chiller Compact to the commercial, work boat and military markets…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - March 9
1928-On 9 March 1928 a pulling surfboat with nine men aboard, under the command of Boatswain's Mate First Class William Cashman, got underway from the Manomet Life…
This Day in U.S. Naval History - March 9
1798 - Appointment of first surgeon U.S.
KONGSBERG MARITIME COMPLETES SIMULATOR INSTALLATION AT GREAT BARRIER REEF INTERNATIONAL MARINE COLLEGE
The installation of a new suite of navigation simulators has been completed at the all-new Great Barrier Reef International Marine College (GBRIMC) in Cairns, Australia. Installation took place in January 2011 and consisted of a 270 degree DNV Class A full mission bridge simulator, a 180 degree tug bridge, 8 destktop navlab stations with part task simulators for ECDIS training and an instructor station. The simulator delivery features exercise area databases of Australia's busiest ports.
Saipem Wins New E&C Offshore Contracts Worth In Excess of $2.2 Billion
San Donato Milanese (Milan), 9 March 2011 – Saipem has been awarded new E&C Offshore contracts worth in excess of $2.2 billion. In Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco awarded the EPIC contract, in the framework of the Al Wasit Gas Program, encompassing the offshore development of the Arabiyah and Hasbah fields, located approximately 150 kilometres northeast of Jubail industrial city, in the Arabian Gulf. The complete development of the two fields encompasses the engineering…
Buss Data to Receive Complete Broadband Communications Solution from Vizada and Telemar
Hamburg, 9 March 2011 – Vizada, the leading independent satellite communications provider and Telemar, the leading integrated service and maintenance provider, have just signed a 3-party deal with the German IT company Buss Data GmbH, a part of Hermann Buss Group, to provide a high-performance broadband communications solution for the company’s fleet of vessels. The Hermann Buss Group shipping company based in Leer, Germany specializes in commercial shipping and runs a fleet of over 85 vessels.
GL Garrad Hassan at EWEA 2011: Measuring Wind Turbine Reliability - Results of the Reliawind Project
Hamburg/Germany, Bristol/UK, 9 March 2011 - Over the last three years, the EU funded Reliawind Project has been conducting research to improve the reliability of wind turbines. In his presentation at EWEA 2011 in Brussels, Michael Wilkinson, GL Garrad Hassan, gives insights to the results of the Reliawind Project. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, 16.03.2010, from 9:00 - 10:30 at EWEA. One…
ROLLS-ROYCE AND DAIMLER ANNOUNCE JOINT VENTURE COMPANY AND INTENT TO LAUNCH A PUBLIC TENDER OFFER FOR TOGNUM AG
* Attractive offer price of €24 per share for Tognum shareholders. (Stuttgart/London) – Daimler AG, the global automotive company and Rolls-Royce Group plc, the global power systems company, announced today that they intend to launch a public tender offer for 100 per cent of the share capital of Tognum AG. The public tender offer is intended to be carried out by a 50:50 joint venture company.
Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc. Announces a Change in the Composition of tts Board of Directors
Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONAV), a leading provider of Global Marine Transportation services specializing in product tankers, announces that Matthew W. McCleery has stepped down from its Board of Directors and Audit Committee and Compensation Committee effective as of March 1, 2011. Mr. McCleery has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Company since April, 2006. His resignation…
Juliet Marine Systems, Inc. Announces Anti-piracy Sea-based Security Platform, GHOST
Juliet Marine Systems, Inc. announced today that they have developed and built a revolutionary marine platform called GHOST specifically designed to deal with international problems of piracy. International piracy has been consistently growing. In Somalia alone, pirates today hold 33 hijacked ships and 711 hostages, according to ICC IMB figures. Piracy is growing at about 10% per year and the heaviest activity is centered in Somalia.
L-3 MPRI’s Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator Accredited for Use in the Delivery of TOTS Training Courses and Assessment Exercises for the Italian Maritime Academy Philippines
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 08, 2011 – L-3 MPRI, a global provider of integrated training solutions, which includes simulation-based training systems, services and turnkey training facilities…