RSL Fiber Systems to Provide Remote Source Lighting for Italian Navy Warships
EAST HARTFORD, CT (April 11, 2011) – RSL Fiber Systems, LLC has added yet another major distinction to its rapidly-increasing portfolio of achievements, securing its first international defense contract, with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, to supply fiber optic remote source lighting systems for the Italian Navy’s new FREMM class frigates, currently under construction. The contract, for the first…
ABS Elects New Council and Committee Members
• Angeliki N. • Michael Wyllie, Offshore Energy Development Corporation/SBM Offshore N.V. • William T. • Capt. • Dr. Bo Cerup-Simonsen, A.P. • Joseph J. • Soli Engineer, Executive Director, Great Offshore Ltd. • RADM Philip H. Greene, Jr., Superintendent, U.S. • Hiroshi Kato, President, Toyo Shipping Line Co., Ltd. • Naresh Kumar, Chairman & Managing Director, Deepwater Drilling & Industries Ltd. • Lee, Jai-Seong, President & CEO, Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. • VADM H.
Damen “Twin Axe” Cat to Serve Offshore Wind
Damen is putting the finishing touches on an innovative “Twin Axe” High Speed Support Vessel 2610, a vessel design which is believed to be one of the most innovative design concepts developed by Damen in the last decade, and which will serve the burgeoning offshore wind farm market. Compared to conventional catamarans with the same displacement the new concept offers reduced peak accelerations upto 75%…
Keppel Bags Offshore & Marine Jobs
Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), through its wholly-owned subsidiaries in Singapore, has clinched new contracts totaling S$240 million from international customers. These entail building a new multi-purpose dive support construction vessel for SBM Offshore as well as modifying and upgrading a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel for Petrofac. Mr Nelson Yeo, Managing Director (Marine) of Keppel O&M…
New IMC Ferry Designs by Wärtsilä and Deltamarin
In October 2010, Wärtsilä and Deltamarin announced that the two companies were co-operating to develop a series of innovative ferry designs. The Integrated Modular Customized, IMC designs are now ready for introduction to the ferry market. Deltamarin, the foremost design company in the cruise and ferry market and Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading solutions provider, have developed a series of new IMC ferry designs which will undergo extensive model testing.
MLL Wins U.S. Navy Prepositioning Operation And Maintenance Contract
NORFOLK, Va., April 8, 2011 – Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) has been awarded a contract for the operation and maintenance of two ships in the U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) Maritime Prepositioning Force, the USNS WHEAT and the USNS STOCKHAM. MLL will provide personnel and mariners, operational and technical support ashore and afloat, as well as all the equipment, tools, provisions and supplies necessary to operate these vessels worldwide.
Safe Bulkers Announces Public Offering
Athens, Greece, April 11, 2011 – Safe Bulkers, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: SB), an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced today that it plans to offer 5,000,000 shares of its common stock to the public (the “Public Offering”). In connection with the Public Offering, the Company intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 750,000 additional shares of common stock.
K-Sea Achieves ABS HSQE Certification
(East Brunswick, NJ) K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P. announced today that it has successfully completed the ABS HSQE certification process for all of its locations and operating divisions. K-Sea is the first U.S. flag tug and barge operator to achieve ABS HSQE certification, according to ABS. The company's management system meets the standards of the ISM Code, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. In addition, K-Sea continues to maintain its AWO Responsible Carrier Program certification.
Isle of Man Boosts Appoints of Surveyor
The Isle of Man ship Registry has significantly boosted its presence in Asia with the appointment of Geoff Hutcheon (pictured) as its Surveyor in Singapore to serve shipowners in the growing Asia Pacific markets. Geoff Hutcheon will be based in Singapore to cover the statutory requirements for ISM/ISPS/ILO and Flag State Inspections (FSI) on merchant vessels predominantly in the Asia Pacific region, but may also cover other geographical areas as and when required.
Transocean Sets World Water-Depth Drilling Record
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) today announced that the ultra-deepwater drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2 has set what the company believes is a world record for the deepest water depth by an offshore drilling rig of 10,194 feet of water while working for Reliance Industries offshore India. The rig, which is owned by a joint venture with Quantum Pacific Group, surpassed Transocean's prior record of 10…
U.S. Navy Photo: Replenishment at Sea
In this photo, an SA-330 Puma helicopter lifts a pallet of supplies from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) during a replenishment at sea with the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is operating in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawn J. Stewart/Released)
USCG Photo: Bertholf Visits Juneau
In this photo, the crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf prepares to navigate through the Gastineau Channel prior to mooring in Juneau April 10, 2011. The Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf is beginning the cutter’s second patrol and first patrol in Alaskan waters. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn.
Vinashin Gradually Stabilizes
According to the VOV News, some members of the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group Vinashin have recovered from the economic crisis and stabilized their production…
Halifax Shipyard to Bid on Two Contracts
Irving Shipbuilding Inc. plans to submit bids for two massive federal shipbuilding contracts, an ambitious move that could land the company $35b in shipbuilding work, enough to span three decades.
Trinidad Looking for New Border Patrol Vessels
According to a report from Trinidad Express Newspapers, the government is currently in talks with the U.S., Italy and Spain to secure vessels to patrol local waters…
Qatargas Ready to Meet Rise in Japan LNG Requirements
According to a report from Gulf Times, Qatargas is willing to extend support to Japanese LNG buyers and people after the massive earthquake and tsunami, Qatargas…
ADNL, NPCC Ink $110m Vessel Deal
The Abu Dhabi National Leasing Company (ADNL) has signed a $110m deal with the National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) for financing the construction and lease of its new vessel.
Bath Iron Works Selects WRSystems
Norfolk, VA: W R Systems, Ltd. (WRSystems), a systems engineering firm in Norfolk, Virginia, has won a nearly $2 million contract from Bath Iron Works to provide speed log systems and services for U.S. Navy ships. Based in Bath, Maine and a General Dynamics subsidiary, Bath Iron Works is a major American shipyard that manufactures vessels for the military, commercial and private sectors. The company has ordered the speed log systems for the restart of the Arleigh Burke destroyer class…
Three Southeast Asian Tugs Sold to Latin America
Marcon International of Coupeville, Wash. announced the sale of three twin screw, ocean-going tugs from Malaysian based, International Bulk Trade Pte. Ltd., to a private Central American buyer.
First Jones-Act Purpose-Built Shuttle-Tanker
The next MTS Houston Section luncheon will be held on April 28, 2011 and will feature a presentation by Carlos Ferraz Mastrangelo with Petrobras America. Mr. Mastrangelo…