BOEMRE Approves Third Deepwater Drilling Permit
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today approved a third additional deepwater drilling permit that complies with all of the new safety standards…
SOCP’s Exhaust Gas Cleaning System Selection Guide
The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) announced the release of a recently completed study on Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS). SOCP conducted the study…
Post-quake Update on MOL-operated Vessels: Bulker C.S. Victory Safe after Grounding During Tsunami
ROTTERDAM, 18 March 2011 – Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) reported that all the crew have returned to the MOL-chartered bulker C.S. Victory, which was carried toward a breakwater by the tsunami and grounded in the shallow harbor at Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, on Friday, March 11. The Panamanian-flagged, 20,212gt vessel was able to leave the area under its own power and is now safely anchored nearby. Source: MOL
Reduced Environmental Impact and Costs for Norwegian Cruise Line
Felling, U.K. March 17th 2011 – Norwegian Cruise Line, based in Miami, is one of the most innovative companies operating in the cruise industry. As part of their commitment to the environment, Norwegian Cruise Line applied biocide free, Intersleek® foul release coatings to the 78,309 GRT Norwegian Sun when it was built in Germany in 2001. Ten years later, the Intersleek® system has only needed touch-up repairs, significantly reducing overall paint volume, packaging, waste and VOC emissions.
Arrest Order Forces Cruise Ship Owner To Settle Outstanding Ship Agency Bill
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has warned that failure to pay ship agents promptly in accordance with contractual agreements can have serious consequences for shipowners, and can potentially involve them in costs which far exceed any unpaid invoices. In the latest issue of its Claims Review, ITIC cites the case of a South American ship agent which was owed $25,000 by the owners of a cruise ship in respect of crew costs and supplies.
MOL upgrades North Europe - West Africa Service
ROTTERDAM, 18 March 2011 – MOL is upgrading its current ARN product to a fixed day weekly service between Europe and West Africa, with excellent connections via Antwerp for Asian and North American cargo. The new service will launch from Hamburg on 6 April, calling Thamesport, Antwerp, Dakar (Senegal), Tin Can (Nigeria), Tema (Ghana), Antwerp, Hamburg. Abidjan will also be included in the schedule when the political situation in the Ivory Coast allows.
Strategic Marine Wins Contract To Provide High-Speed Patrol Vessels
Western Australian owned international shipbuilding company Strategic Marine has been contracted to provide high-speed patrol vessels for the Australian Federal Police. The three 16 metre vessels will be manufactured for use by Indonesian authorities. Minister for Home Affairs Brendan O'Connor says the construction of three high-speed patrol boats for the Indonesian National Police is well underway, as part of support from the Gillard Government to help tackle people smuggling in the region.
Naming Ceremony For Seven Havila Held In Stavanger
Subsea 7, a leading seabed-to-surface engineering and construction services contractor, Havila Shipping and Havyard Design & Engineering held an official naming ceremony for the new-build diving support vessel, Seven Havila, in Stavanger on Thursday 17 March 2011. The vessel, one of the most sophisticated of its kind, is 120 metres long with 1050 m2 of deck space and is capable of travelling at a fast transit speed of 17 knots.
Bay Wins NOAA RV Deal
Bay Electronics Inc. announced they have been awarded a subcontract from Fincantieri's Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Wisconsin. The company will provide design services…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - March 18
1909- Stations Holly Beach, and Hereford Inlet, New Jersey: the schooner C.B. parted its chain while weighing anchor. She set a distress signal which was discovered by the lookouts at both stations.
This Day in U.S. Naval History - March 18
1945 - Carriers begin 3 month Okinawa Campaign by destroying aircraft on Kyushu, Japan 1974 - Navy sent to sweep mines from Suez Canal (Source: Navy News Service)
Lockheed Martin Awarded $376m for LCS
The U.S. Navy awarded a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-led industry team $376m to build the seventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The fixed-price-incentive-fee contract…
Teekay Tankers Continues Downward Trend
SmarTrend identified a downtrend for Teekay Tankers (NYSE: TNK) on January 24, 2011 at $11.22. In approximately two months, Teekay Tankers has returned 14.1% as of the recent price of $9.64.
MARAD Advisory Re Japanese Power Plant
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued an Advisory stating that, due to radiation leaks from the damaged nuclear power plant near Fukushima, Japan, vessels are…
Fugro Survey Limited Presentation To The RNLI Aberdeen
In order to reduce its impact on the environment, Fugro Survey Limited has been sending out electronic Christmas cards to its friends across the industry over the last few years. Not only does this reduce resources of paper and emissions, it also reduces costs. As a result of the above exercise Fugro Survey Limited was pleased to donate £500 to the Royal National Lifeboat Institute in Aberdeen for the fifth consecutive year.
Crescent City, Calif. Tsunami Damage Report
In a fact sheet released by the U.S. Coast Guard, it was reported that the tsunami from the earthquake in Japan resulted in the sinking of 16 vessels in the Port of Crescent City, Calif. In addition, 47 vessels incurred some damage and there was significant damage to moorings and docks. • Harbor closed to all personnel at night, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. until further notice.
U.S. Navy Supports Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Spin-Off
The Department of the Navy announced that it is now in a position to support Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NGC) spin-off of its shipbuilding business. The Navy…
Northrop Grumman $25M for Submarine Maintenance
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a fixed price contract valued at $25m from the U.S. Navy for the preparation and completion of a dry dock continuous maintenance availability of USS Albany (SSN 753). The company's Shipbuilding sector in Newport News is the prime contractor and will provide advance planning, design, engineering, procurement, ship-checks, fabrication and preliminary shipyard work as well as all necessary alterations…
Marine Travelift Gains Exposure in S America
Marine Travelift Inc. recognized Ribeca Equipment Inc. as its newest dealership in South America. Created by Roberto Rizo Benedetto, along with his wife and two sons, the new company seeks to advance the Marine Travelift products throughout Venezuela, Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica. Rizo worked with Marine Travelift products for twelve years as the special projects manager with a South American machinery and equipment company.
Tsakos Energy Navigation Reports Q4, Full Year Results
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited ("TEN" or the "Company") (NYSE: TNP) reported results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010. -- Voyage revenues of $408.0 million. $3.1 million.