This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - March 17
1863- The cutter Agassiz defended the Union-held Fort Anderson at New Bern, North Carolina, from a Confederate attack. 1902- All but one of the members of the crew…
This Day in U.S. Naval History - March 17
1898 - USS Holland, first practical submarine, launched 1942 - United States Naval Forces Europe established to plan joint operations with British 1958 - Navy Vanguard rocket launches 3.25 pou
KPI Bridge Oil Appoints Marine Fuel and Lubricants Trader
London, 18 March 2011 – KPI Bridge Oil, a leading global bunker broker and trader has appointed Mr George Belekos as Marine Fuel and Lubricants Trader in its New York office. George Belekos has obtained a Bachelor degree in Maritime Studies from the University of Piraeus. He has several years professional experience in sales and marine lubricants trading and has spent 3 years working for a well known lubricant trader in Greece.
First FPSO Approved for Gulf of Mexico
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today provided the final approval necessary for Petrobras America, Inc. to begin oil and natural gas production at its Chinook-Cascade project using a Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) facility. This will be the first time this technology is used in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. BOEMRE approved the project’s Production Safety System permit and Supplemental Deepwater Operating Plan (DWOP)…
Kongsberg Offshore Vessel Simulator Instructor System Wins Award
Kongsberg Maritime's New Offshore Vessel Simulator Instructor System has received a prestigious Award for Design Excellence from the Norwegian Design Council (NDC). The award was presented to Kongsberg Maritime during the NDC's Design Day, which took place in Oslo on Wednesday 16th March 2011. The Award for Design Excellence is a leading award for design in Norway and is given to both manufacturers and designers that have cooperated on the development of new products.
KPI Bridge Oil Appoints Admin Executive for Singapore
London, 16 March 2011 – KPI Bridge Oil, a leading global bunker broker and trader has appointed Miss Fion Chia as Administration Executive in its Singapore office. Fion Chia has extensive admin and secretarial experience from various trading companies. Fion, 30, is Singaporean and fluent in English, Chinese and Cantonese. The appointment follows recent expansion of the trading department in KPI Bridge Oil Singapore.
Lankhorst Ropes Invests Euro 2M in Fibre Rope Test Machine
Leading deepwater rope manufacturer, Lankhorst Ropes Offshore Division has invested Euro 2M in a synthetic fibre rope test machine that, for the first time, will…
Lankhorst Ropes opens first Arabian Sales Office in Dubai
Leading maritime ropes supplier, Lankhorst Ropes is opening its first branch office in the Arabian Peninsula at Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, at the beginning of April. The new office will provide sales and technical support to the growing number of Lankhorst customers in the region. The Dubai office brings to eight the number of Lankhorst Ropes sales offices globally. Lankhorst Ropes supplies both synthetic and steelwire rope to maritime companies.
Sinopacific Shipbuilding Kicks Off Construction
(By Ding Xiaobing) Yangzhou Dayang Shipyard, an affiliated yard of Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group, started building two lead ships in March. One of them is the bulk carrier Crown 63 (63,500DWT), classified under BV register and self designed by Sinopacific; Another is the LPG vessel Tiger 12000 (12000m3) built for an Iranian ship owner, which is classified under Norway’s DNV register and China’s CCS register.
Aker Solutions Enters Into an Agreement With Intergraph
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 17, 2011 – Aker Solutions has entered into a contract with Intergraph using Intergraph’s Smart 3D technology. A multiyear contract, which includes SmartMarine® 3D, was signed in Oslo, Norway, yesterday with the first project deployment expected during the second half of 2011. “Intergraph’s Smart 3D Technology will help Aker Solutions to continuously work to improve productivity and quality through standardization and knowledge-based engineering.
Bourbon Annual Results 2010
Despite challenging conditions, the resilience shown by a 2010 EBITDA of 240.9 million euros, validates the pertinence of BOURBON’s strategy Net income, group share…
New Rig For Statoil’s Fast-Track Portfolio
Statoil has awarded Songa Offshore a contract for hire of the semi-submersible rig Songa Delta, for use in the fast-track portfolio on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The contract value is approximately USD 400 million. The rig will carry out production drilling for Statoil’s fast-track portfolio on the NCS. It will be used for drilling and completing wells, and will quickly be able to contribute to the production of the fields.
Oceansaver Launches Second Generation To Combat The Ballast Water Problem
17 MARCH, 2011, OSLO, NORWAY: OceanSaver today announced plans to launch revolutionary next generation ballast water management technology. OceanSaver’s Mark II ballast water treatment system is a specifically tailored version of its type-approved Mark I model, but with the most ‘energy demanding’ features of the original removed. The Mark II model introduces better performing filtration technology for the customer.
MV Sinar Kudus Pirated and Used as Mothership
At approximately 0730Z on 16 March, the Bulk Cargo Carrier MV Sinar Kudus was pirated approximately 320 nautical miles North East of the island of Socotra in the Somali Basin. Within 24 hours of being taken, it was used to launch an unsuccessful attack on the MV Emperor. The MV Sinar Kudus, which is Indonesian flagged and owned, was on its way to Suez (Egypt) from Singapore when it was attacked. Details…
Warship Nivôse Assists Released Vessel
On the morning of 14 March, the EU NAVFOR French frigate FS Nivôse provided assistance to the MV Jahan Moni after she was released from pirate control. The French warship provided fresh water, food and medical assistance to the crew after a request from the vessel’s owner was received. The merchant vessel and the 26 Bangladeshi crew members had been pirated on 5 December 2010, in the Somali Basin, approximately 1300 nautical miles East of Eyl (Somalia).
Sauter Carbon Offset Design presents the Champion of Green Power
Faster and far greener than any Megayacht in her class, a Carbon Neutral Emax Megayacht that maximizes ecology, energy, efficiency and economy to achieve a 50 to 100% reduction in fuel consumption and GHG emissions. Employing the Daimler EPA “on road” turbo compound engines, the solar hybrid Ark Angel LSV delivers the cleanest marine propulsion system in the world. At 28knots fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are reduced by 50%.
MV Hzannibal II Released from Pirate Control
The Chemical Tanker MV Hannibal II, was released from pirate control on 17 March 2011. The Panamanian flagged vessel was hijacked on 11 November 2010, approximately 860 nautical miles East of the Horn of Africa. The vessel and her crew of 30 are believed to be making for a safe port. The crew members are from Tunisia, Philippines, Croatia, Georgia, Russia and Morocco. The vessel had 31 crew members on board when she was taken but…
Shipping Industry Embraces Scanjet Anti-piracy Solution
Against a backdrop of rising piracy on the high seas, particularly from Somali-based attackers, marine equipment specialist Scanjet says its SCR 360 APR water cannon…
Excel Maritime Enters into a Year TC for the Panamax Bulk Carrier M/V First Endeavour
ATHENS, GREECE – March 16, 2011 – Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. (NYSE: EXM), an owner and operator of dry bulk carriers and an international provider of worldwide seaborne transportation services for dry bulk cargoes, announced today that it has entered into a one year time charter agreement for M/V First Endeavour, a 1994 built Panamax bulk carrier with 69,111 dwt carrying capacity, at a gross daily rate of $17,500 with a reputable charterer.
Transocean Ltd. Provides Fleet Update Summary
ZUG, SWITZERLAND, Mar 16, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) today issued a monthly fleet update summary covering only newly signed contracts, significant changes to existing contracts and changes to estimated out of service time of 60 days or more since our fleet update summary of February 10, 2011 and our quarterly fleet status report dated January 13, 2011. Drilling…