Bollinger Receives Safety Award from SCA
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. was awarded the 2010 Award for Excellence in Safety by the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA). The award was presented during the association’s April 5, 2011 general membership meeting held in Washington, D.C. The Award for Excellence in Safety is given to member companies who have an end-of-year Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) that is below the average SCA rate.
Bollinger Appoints Bowen to Head Patrol Boat Program
Bollinger Shipyards appointed Charles "Skip" Bowen as Program Manager for the FRC “Sentinel” Class Patrol Boat building program at Bollinger’s Lockport facility. Bowen joins Bollinger following a 32 year career with the United States Coast Guard, culminating with the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, from 2006 to 2010. As the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Skip served as a senior advisor to the Commandant of the Coast Guard.
Frosch Hires Marine/Offshore Specialty Team
Frosch is ranked as the #6 Travel Management Company in the US, with dual headquarters in Houston and New York. To continue its growth, Frosch recently created and…
Maersk Expects to Opt for 10 More Mega Ships
According to a report from Reuters, Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk (MAERSKb.CO) expects to exercise its option in June to order 10 more huge container ships to be…
Fatigue to Blame for Barrier Reef Grounding
According to a report from ABS News, the final investigation into the grounding of a Chinese coal carrier on the Great Barrier Reef last year has found fatigue was…
L-3 GAI Appoints Schwiering as Sales Manager
L-3 G.A International (L-3 GAI) announced that it has appointed John Schwiering as the sales manager of its Seattle, Wash. office.Schwiering was formerly a regional sales manager for Japan Radio Company and has over 20 years of experience in the maritime industry. Having also served in the same sales capacity for Radio Holland USA for 17 years, Schwiering is experienced in marine electronics and well-versed in both national and international sales. A division of L-3 Marine & Power Systems, Ft.
New WSDOT Ferry Salish in Sea Trials
The new Washington State ferry Salish is completing builder’s sea trials in Puget Sound. The vessel is expected to begin serving the Port Townsend-Coupeville route this summer, restoring full two-boat service to the route for the first time since 2007. Contractor Todd Pacific Shipyards is conducting sea trials to demonstrate the vessel to U.S. Coast Guard and WSDOT Ferries Division (WSF) inspectors before WSF accepts delivery of the vessel.
Resolve Marine Group Adds Suhaili Ocean Tug to Fleet
Resolve Marine Group, a leading marine salvage and emergency response company with worldwide operations, has acquired the Tug Resolve Suhaili, 102 TBP. Previously owned by ITC, the ocean towage and salvage tug is presently located in Freeport, Bahamas. Damian Allan, Resolve Director of Business Development announced the acquisition, stating “Resolve Suhaili is a great asset for our fleet worldwide.
MACSEA Measures Hull Paint Performance
Hull fouling causes drag-related speed loss and increased fuel consumption when more power is delivered in order to maintain ship schedules. Hull fouling is also…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - April 14
1876- An Act of Congress (19 Stat. 1912- At around 11:40 p.m. on the night of 14 April, RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg off Newfoundland while sailing on her…
This Day in U.S. Naval History - April 14
1988 - USS Samuel B.
Sea Asia 2011 Ends - Record breaking 12,167 Participants
Sea Asia 2011 ended on a high note this evening with a clutch of records broken at what is now confirmed as Asia’s leading maritime conference and exhibition. As Sea Asia closed at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore, it was revealed by the organisers that 12,167 people attended the three-day event this week. Over 90% of visitors surveyed agreed that Sea Asia 2011 is a leading and prestigious industry event.
New Solution for Measuring Hull Paint Performance
MACSEA offers an independent hull monitoring service designed to save fuel and reduce emissions by detecting hull fouling as early as possible. The new service, called Hull Medic…
Diana Containerships Acquires Three Panamax Container Vessels
ATHENS, GREECE, April 14, 2011 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of containers, today announced that it has signed three Memoranda of Agreement (one with Maersk Line UK Ltd., and two with A.P. Moller Singapore Pte. Ltd.) for the purchase of three Panamax container vessels, MV “Maersk Madrid”, MV “Maersk Malacca”, and MV “Maersk Merlion”. The MV “Maersk Madrid” is a 1989-built vessel of 4,206 TEU capacity.
Nautilus Forms Strategic Partnership, Secures Vessel
Toronto, Ontario, April 13, 2011 - Nautilus Minerals’ plan to open a new frontier of seafloor resource production has taken a major step forward, with the formation of a strategic partnership with German shipping company Harren & Partner (“Harren”). A joint venture company (the “Vessel JV”) is to be formed to own and operate a production support vessel which will serve as the operational base for Nautilus to produce high grade copper and gold ore at its first development project…
Northern Offshore Receives Major Industry Health and Safety Accolade
Northern Offshore, Ltd (“Northern Offshore”), operator of production and drilling vessels for the global offshore oil and gas industry, will be presented with a major safety accolade at the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards, later this year. The company’s Energy Enhancer – a jack up rig designed specifically for harsh environments like those found in the North Sea – has been recognised with…
Sembawang Signed Memorandum Of Agreement With Ecospec
Singapore, April 14, 2011: Sembawang Shipyard, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Ecospec Global Technology to provide customized and greener environmental solutions to the marine and offshore industry. In anticipation of the huge demand for green environmental solutions to meet international and local regulations, this MOA will provide both…