vSHIP - New Ship Simulator For The Offshore Industry
Morehead City, North Carolina, March 28, 2011 - Marine Simulation is pleased to announce the release of their latest product. vSHIP is specifically designed to train and prepare ship-board personnel for the ever growing roles and responsibilities they face in support of the offshore industry. Flexible scalability, unmatched visual realism, and compliance to a wide range of industry standard interfaces are all integral to the simulator's design.
U.S. Navy Disrupts Pirate Attempt In Arabian Sea
U.S. Naval forces disrupted a pirate attack on M/V Falcon Trader II, a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel, after it reported it had been attacked by pirates March 24. All 20 Filipino crew members of the Falcon Trader II are safe and in control of the vessel. At approximately 10:30 a.m. (local), aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and guided missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), conducting operations supporting Operation Enduring Freedom…
JMS Develops iPhone Application for the Marine Industry
JMS is proud to announce new features added to our popular iPhone application based on the U.S. Navy Salvor’s Handbook. Past customers f the original app will receive the update for free. • An in-app ”Calculator” has been added to the application called “Estimate Bollard Pull”. The app now allows you to perform this calculation (as found in the Salvor’s Handbook on page 4-9) directly within the app! • This is a Universal app that is now optimized for both the iPhone4 and iPad2.
Australian Ships Help in Japanese Recovery
The tragic events in Japan have evoked a large scale international relief effort as the nation continues to deal with the enormity of the disaster. World-wide, maritime nations have been quick to respond and ships of all types have been deployed off the coast of Japan, providing humanitarian assistance to victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami. Australian-built ships are among this number, playing their own part in the relief effort.
Port of Indiana Welcomes First Ship of The Season
PORTAGE, Ind. – The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor welcomes the first ship of the 2011 international shipping season with a ceremony on Tuesday, March 29, at noon, local time. A small group of invited guests and media will board the M/V Avonborg for a brief ceremony and a presentation of gifts to the ship’s captain. The Avonborg was the first ship through the St. Lambert lock in Québec, Canada, as the St. Lawrence Seaway opened its 53rd shipping season on March 22.
Incat Crowther Redefines Wind Farm Service Craft
Incat Crowther announced the launch of the 57.4-ft catamaran, Santa Ana, and the completion of extensive sea trials. The Santa Ana is specificaly designed for the wind farm service industry. Built by Lyme Boats in the UK, Santa Ana features Incat Crowther’s hull form. Operator P&O Maritime Services saw the platform’s potential for wind farm service and worked with Lyme Boats and Incat Crowther to develop the vessel’s design.
Aker Philadelphia Shipyard announces new CEO
Kristian Røkke has been appointed President and CEO of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA (AKPS). He replaces Jim Miller who has been appointed Executive Vice President…
Vietnamese Gov’t Acknowledges Shortcomings in Managing Shipbuilder
According to a report from Bloomberg and AFP, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and other leaders acknowledge “shortcomings” in managing the nation’s top shipbuilding company…
DMG Ups Otto Marine to Neutral
According to a report from Reuters, DMG & Partners has upgraded Singapore's offshore marine firm Otto Marine to neutral from sell following a sharp selldown in the…
Wilhelmsen Ships Service Invests in India
Wilhelmsen Ships Service is investing in people and offices to position itself in parallel with the steady signs of economic growth that the company is witnessing in India. Nakul Malhotra, Area Director for Wilhelmsen Ships Service in the Sub Continent explained, “The company sees the Indian market as a dynamic and growing market for the foreseeable future. “Many Indian customers are increasingly taking on global trade patterns…
The Coast Guard Foundation Hosts Guardian Of The Heartland Awards Dinner In New Orleans
Stonington, Conn. – The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that its Annual Tribute to the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Eighth District, The Guardian of the Heartland Dinner, will take place on Friday, April 15, 2011. The event will honor several aircrews from Air Station New Orleans…
EURONAV NV Announces Final Year Results 2010
The time charter party of the Cap Victor (2007 -158,853 dwt) with BP and the time charter party of the Fraternity (2009 – 157,714 dwt) with Vitol have been extended with 24 and 12 months respectively. On 10 February 2010, the company took delivery of the newbuilding Suezmax Eugenie (2010 – 157,677 dwt) from Samsung Heavy Industries, Koje Island, South Korea. The vessel, which is owned 50%-50% in joint venture with JM Maritime, is being operated on the spot market.
SpecTec Group is Proud To Announce Partnership with Mercy Ships
SpecTec continues its 15-year partnership with the Mercy Ships Organisation with the recent donation of AMOS Shipdex Interface (ASI). Shipdex is the International Business Rules (The Shipdex Protocol) developed to standardise the production and the exchange of technical and logistic data within the shipping community (for more info, please, visit www.shipdex.com). AMOS Shipdex Interface is the SpecTec module designed to take the best advantage from Shipdex Protocol datasets.
Mukilteo Terminal Work Completed Ahead of Schedule
MUKILTEO - A third weekend closure of the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal April 1-3 won't be necessary, as originally planned, because major preservation work was completed ahead of schedule on Sunday. Additional preservation work will continue for the next month during the evenings, but will not disrupt service. "I greatly appreciate the patience and flexibility of our Whidbey Island and Mukilteo customers," said David Moseley, assistant secretary for Washington State Ferries (WSF).
Transpetro Receives Proposals For The Construction of Eight Product Ships
This Friday, March 25, Transpetro received the technical and commercial proposals concerning the bidding for eight ships to be used in the transportation of oil by-products under the Fleet Modernization and Expansion Program (Promef). Proposals were received from Estaleiro Ilha S.A. (Eisa) and Estaleiro Mauá, both established in Rio de Janeiro. Initially, the Bid Committee will review the technical proposals, according to the requirements in the bid notice.
This Day in U.S. Naval History - March 28
1800 - Essex becomes first U.S. Navy vessel to pass Cape of Good Hope 1814 - HMS Phoebe and Cherub capture USS Essex off Valparaiso, Chile. Before capture, Essex had captured 24 British prizes during the War of 1812. 1848 - USS Supply reaches the Bay of Acre, anchoring under Mount Carmel near the village of Haifa, during expedition to explore the Dead Sea and the River Jordan. Source: http://www.history.navy.mil
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - March 28
* 1968- The Secretary of Transportation released his Report on Recreational Boat Safety. The report contained a detailed explanation of the proposed legislation…
Renowned Piracy Negotiator Calls On Maritime Industry To Educate The Public On Piracy Threat
March 21 2011—Stamford, CT. In recognition of the International Maritime Organization’s “Year of Piracy”, WISTA USA hosted world renowned piracy negotiator, Suzanne Williams QPM, as their keynote speaker at its sixth annual WISTA USA luncheon on Monday, kicking off the Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping 2011 conference. The luncheon was attended by nearly 250 industry professionals and maritime cadets. Ms.
Wärtsilä And Aker Solutions To Jointly Develop Turbine Installation Vessel
Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading solutions provider, and Aker Solutions, the international oil and gas services company, have agreed to combine their fields of expertise to develop a new and environmentally sound concept for offshore wind farm installation vessels. According to the contract, which was signed earlier this year, Wärtsilä will provide the new installation vessels with the ship design…
Optimism In The Multipurpose Sectors, will it last?
Drewry Maritime Research’s latest Annual Multipurpose Market Review & Forecast details the state of the multipurpose fleet, the demand for the cargo space on those vessels and the outlook for the market they trade in. Project carriers and heavy lift are covered in detail to reflect the anticipate growth in demand. London, UK, 29th March 2011 - The multipurpose sector and in particular the project cargo arena…