Metal Shark FPB-L Training Boats for U.S. Navy
Metal Shark Boats has completed delivery of two 38 Defiant training craft to the U.S. Navy as a Force Protection Boat-Large (FPB-L) Training platform. Designed for global deployment as a force/asset protection vessel, the 38 Defiant fleet will be based out of Little Creek Training Center in Virginia. With 19 Force Protection Boat-Small (FPB-S) vessels - based on the Metal Shark 27 Defiant platform - currently deployed to Bahrain for Naval asset protection…
ABS Milestone For Fleet Size & Total Gross Tonnage
Class society ABS achieved another record performance in fleet size during 2010, reported Chairman Robert D. Somerville at the annual meeting. An eight percent increase…
Specialized Somali Courts for Pirates Considered
Recognizing the need for further steps to boost anti-piracy efforts, the Security Council decided to urgently consider the establishment of specialized Somali courts…
MV Irene SL Released by Pirates
The Very Large Crude Carrier MV Irene SL was released from pirate control on 7 April 2011. The Greek flagged and owned vessel was pirated on the 9 February, approximately 350 nautical miles South East of Muscat in the North Arabian Sea. The vessel and her crew of 25 are believed to be making for a safe port. The crew members are from Greek, Georgia and Philippines. According to the owner all the crew members are safe and in good health.
Noncompetitive Wind Lease Offshore Deleware
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) issued a notice stating that it has determined that no competitive interest exists in…
Rail Access for Port of Vancouver
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that work can begin on the West Vancouver freight access project in Washington State now that an agreement has been signed between the U.S.
Aegean Marine Gets New Bunkering Tanker
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) announced that it has taken delivery of the Tilos, a 5,500 dwt double-hull bunkering tanker newbuild from Qingdao Hyundai Shipyard in China.
China Shipbuilding Jumps on Torpedo, Telescope-Makers Deal
According to a report from Bloomberg, China Shipbuilding Industry Co., the country’s biggest maker of vessel equipment, jumped in Shanghai trading after agreeing to buy seven affiliates…
Hammond AC ISO Registration
Hammond Air Conditioning Ltd., the leading developer of factory-style mobile air conditioning systems, is now registered to the ISO 9001:2008 quality standard, following…
Star Bulk Announces Settlement With OLDENDORFF
ATHENS, GREECE, April 13, 2011- Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (the "Company" or "Star Bulk") (NASDAQ: SBLK), today announced that the dispute that had arisen back in October 2008 between the Company's subsidiary Star Beta LLC ("Star Beta") and OLDENDORFF GmbH and Co. KG ("Oldendorff"), sub charterers of the STAR BETA ("the Vessel") concerning the assignment to Star Beta of the charterparty between Oldendorff and Industrial Carriers Inc.
NORTH P&I Club Improves Access To Staff Via Smart-Phone Application
The ‘A’ rated, 150 million GT North of England P&I club has improved access to its worldwide claims handling and support staff through a freely available smart-phone application or ‘app’. It is the first in a series of initiatives to make the club’s services and information more accessible to members and intermediaries via mobile communications as well as the first to be undertaken by a P&I club. According to head of loss prevention Tony Baker…
ClassNK: Increased Class Leadership on GHG Emissions Needed
ClassNK Chairman and President Noboru Ueda called for class societies to play a more central role in the maritime industry’s ongoing efforts to reduce maritime GHG emission during a speech at Sea Asia 2011 in Singapore today. “Classification societies must take a leading role in addressing the challenges of Green House Gas emissions and protecting the environment,” said Mr. Ueda, who is currently serving as the Chairman of IACS, the International Association of Classification Societies.
Dryships Announces Pricing Of Private Offering by Ocean Rig
ATHENS, GREECE – April 13, 2011 - DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) (the “Company” or “DryShips”), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services, announced today the pricing of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 9.5% Senior Unsecured Bonds Due 2016 (the “Bonds”) offered by its majority-owned subsidiary Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (“Ocean Rig”) in a private placement.
Cargotec Receives Cargo Access Equipment Order
In March this year, Cargotec received an order for MacGregor RoRo cargo access equipment for two multi role vessels under construction at the German yard P+S Werften in Stralsund for ferry operator DFDS Seaways. Both vessels are due to be delivered in the first half of 2012. The 3,000 lane-metre capacity newbuildings will also have room for 342 TEU on the weather deck, a special requirement of the Danish-German ARK project for the transport of military vehicles and containers.
North East Asia Geared for Growth
The new role of Harald Lundestad as General Manager for Wilhelmsen Ships Service in Taiwan, will give impetus to the expansion of the company’s business in the region…
Maersk: Partnership on Low-Sulfur fuel In Singapore
Maersk Line welcomes the Maritime Singapore Green Initiative and actively supports a joint industry approach to cleaner fuels in Singapore. Copenhagen, Singapore: April 13, 2011 - Today, Maersk Line announced its active participation in the Maritime Singapore Green Initiative by committing to switching to low-sulphur fuel in Singapore. The announced fuel switch backs up the Maritime and Port Authority…
Huisman Transports, Installs 5,000mt Crane
In March, Huisman, a Dutch-based specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, installed what it calls the world’s largest Offshore Mast Crane onboard the Seven Borealis. This crane installation is considered as the heaviest and logistically most complex conducted by Huisman to date. After final load testing, Seven Borealis will depart for the Huisman production facility in Schiedam where a complete 600mt S-lay system will be finalized.
Larry Rigdon Joins Terresolve Technologies Ltd.’s Board of Directors
Mentor, OH, March 31, 2011 – Terresolve Technologies, Ltd. today announced that Larry Rigdon, founder and former CEO of the Rigdon Marine Corporation, has joined the company’s board of directors. Rigdon, a former executive vice president of Tidewater, Inc., also sits on the board of the National Ocean Industries Association. “Larry’s very broad business experience will be a real asset to Terresolve,” said Mark Miller, the company’s CEO.
Terresolve’s EnviroLogic 3068 Wins Blohm + Voss Approval
Terresolve Technologies announced the company’s readily biodegradable hydraulic fluid, EnviroLogic 3068, has passed the stringent requirements of the Blohm + Voss…
Rigdon Joins Terresolve Board of Directors
Terresolve Technologies, Ltd. announced that Larry Rigdon, founder and former CEO of the Rigdon Marine Corporation, has joined the company’s board of directors.