Irene SL Release by Somali Pirates
INTERTANKO is delighted that the Irene SL has been released by the Somali pirates who hijacked this tanker and her 2m barrel oil cargo in February, and that Master, officers and crew are in good health after 58 days in captivity – especially after 12 days being used as a pirate mothership. At the time INTERTANKO’s Managing Director Joe Angelo remarked that the Irene SL hijacking marked a significant shift in Somali piracy…
Marinette Marine Awarded More CG RB-Ms
Marinette Marine Corporation announced that, as prime contractor and program manager, it has been awarded an additional 10 Response Boat – Mediums (RB-Ms), and other Program management work, by the U.S. Coast Guard. With an approximate value of $21,850,000, the new boats are part of a multi-year, Coast Guard contract requiring the construction and delivery of up to 250 RB-Ms at a total contract value of up to $600 million.
MOL Receives Permission to Call at Hong Kong
ROTTERDAM, 8 April 2011 – Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today reported that the MOL-operated containership MOL PRESENCE arrived in Hong Kong…
Shipping’s Clean Technology Sector Revealed
LONDON: April 7th: Over 130 companies are currently providing over sixty emission-reduction “clean” technologies to the international shipping industry, according to ‘The Guide’: the first comprehensive guide to ship efficiency and technology measures, launched today. ‘The Guide’, launched today by Fathom, a leading provider of market intelligence products and services for the marine and energy industries…
ClassNK Announces New Head of European Operations
Dr. April 7 (London) - ClassNK officially announced the appointment of Dr. M. Abdul Rahim to the role of Regional Manager in charge of the Society’s European and…
ClassNK 2011 Edition of Class Rules
April 7 (Tokyo) - ClassNK is pleased to announce the release of the 2011 edition of the ClassNK Rules. As part of its ongoing efforts to improve the safety of life and property at sea and protect the marine environment, ClassNK constantly updates and amends its rules to reflect results of its latest independent research, damage analysis, amendments to international conventions and regulations, and requests from the maritime industry.
MV Susan K Pirated 35nm from Oman
In the early morning of April 8, the General Cargo ship MV Susan K was pirated approximately 200 nautical miles North-East of Salalah, Oman; a location only 35 nautical miles from the Omani coastline. The vessel was attacked and boarded by at least 10 pirates although exact details of the attack are not known at this time. The Antigua & Barbuda flagged and German owned vessel was on its way to Port Sudan (Sudan) from Mumbai (India) when it was attacked.
Cargol Joins Global Diving in Gulf of Mexico
Global Diving and Salvage, Inc., announced the hiring of Mike Cargol as general manager for its Gulf of Mexico region, based in Houston, Texas. In this position, Cargol will be responsible for the day-to-day operations as well as the development of business opportunities. Cargol was previously employed by Houston based Wild Well Control, Inc.
SWATH Crew Boat Design for Offshore Industry
Ad Hoc Marine Designs Ltd has released details of their 41m SWATH specifically designed for the offshore industry, namely the transportation of crew to oil platforms and servicing large Wind Turbines in offshore windfarms. Servicing and supplying crew to offshore oil platforms requires safe and comfortable operation year round in all sea states. The sea states experienced at these offshore oil platform locations are of the same magnitude as those at offshore windfarms.
Captain Borup Retires from Galveston-Texas City Pilots
The smell of the ocean air, the cool breeze coming off the water and the responsibility of a large vessel can easily capture one’s heart. This may be why the maritime industry can become a family tradition. As a fifth generation mariner, Captain James R. Borup recently retired from the Galveston-Texas City Pilots after 30 years of impeccable service. The tradition began with his great-great grandfather who was an engineer on various British & Pan Am ships.
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - April 8
1909- Race Point, Massachusetts-The sloop Keewaydin IV’s mast was carried away and the sloop anchored 2 miles SW of station, but dragged ashore. Station crew was…
This Day in U.S. Naval History - April 8
ClassNK Issues Approval for Cargo Oil Tank Coating Testing System
April 5 (Tokyo) - ClassNK announced today that it had provided the world’s first class approval for a coating testing system in line with the IMO’s new performance standard for the protective coatings of crude oil tanks to the Japanese Paint Inspection and Testing Association (JPIA). The approval certifies that JPIA’s new gas chamber corrosion testing system fulfills the testing requirements of the new IMO performance standard…
BOEMRE Approves Operations for Ninth Deepwater Well
NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today approved a deepwater permit for the drilling of a ninth well that complies with rigorous new safety standards implemented in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and resulting oil spill. This includes satisfying the requirement to demonstrate the capacity to contain a subsea blowout. The approved permit…
KPI Bridge Oil Appoints Bunker Trader
London, 08 April 2011 – KPI Bridge Oil, a leading global bunker broker and trader has appointed Mr Leonardo Galione as Bunker Trader in its London office. Leonardo is of Anglo Italian background and has previously worked in sales and brokerage. Jan Obel, CEO KPI Bridge Oil Group says: “Leonardo was selected from our recent competitive recruitment drive designed to bring fresh talent to our industry.
Costa Favolosa To Be Named In Trieste On July 2
Costa Cruises set to return to Trieste in 2012 with 28 calls and an estimated 65,000 passenger movements. Trieste – April 8, 2011 – Trieste will be hosting the naming ceremony on July 2 for the Costa Favolosa, the new flagship of Costa Cruises, which is the largest Italian travel group, Europe’s no.1 cruise company and also the only cruise operator whose fleet flies the Italian flag. The Costa Favolosa…
STX Finland Rauma Shipyard Signs Double Ended Ferry Order
On 8 April 2011, STX Finland Oy and Finferries signed a contract for the construction of a Double Ended Ferry to operate in Finland, Turku Archipelago. The ship will be built on STX Rauma shipyard and it will be delivered at the end of 2012. The ship will be 65 metres in length and 12.8 metres in breadth. The construction of the environmentally friendly ferry will bring some 100 man-years of work to STX Rauma shipyard personnel and the personnel of its supplier network.
Mathieu FRIEDBERG appointed General Manager of DELMAS
CMA CGM is pleased to announce the appointment of Mathieu FRIEDBERG to the position of General Manager of DELMAS, effective July, 1st, 2011. * Financial Auditor with Coopers & Lybrand. * Administrative Director for DELMAS. Mathieu Friedberg will report to Rodolphe Saadé, Executive Officer of CMA CGM Group and Chairman of DELMAS.
Star Bulk Enters Into New Time Charter Agreements
ATHENS, GREECE, April 7, 2011- Star Bulk Carriers Corp. The Company entered into a time charter agreement with SK Shipping for the vessel Star Cosmo for a period of 11-13 months, at a gross daily rate of $16,500. The new contract will contribute minimum $5.5 million to maximum $6.8 million in gross revenue. The Star Cosmo is a Supramax vessel of 52,247 dwt built in 2005. The Company entered into a time charter agreement with STX Pan Ocean for the vessel Star Ypsilon for a period of 7-9 months…