World’s Largest Civilian Hospital Ship Back In Action
With four new GenSets from MAN Diesel & Turbo, the civilian hospital ship Africa Mercy is back in action off the coasts of Africa helping to provide free medical care to people in need. The Augsburg-based manufacturer of large-bore diesel engines and turbomachinery had provided the aid organisation Mercy Ships with four engines of type 5L21/31 at special cost, and these have now been installed in Durban, South Africa.
KONGSBERG System Suppresses Superfluous Alarms
The Flagship maritime transport project has developed software that enables comprehensive suppression of audible warnings in order to avoid large cascades of alarms on the bridge and in the engine room. Known as iCAS (intelligent central alarm system), the system is designed to provide a precise overview of the situation on board as it develops while freeing up staff to address the situation. This…
4th Annual Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference
Wednesday April 27, Industry Development Day there will be reports and discussion about current research on MHK advancement from Sandia National Laboratories, National Renewable Energy Laboratory…
NORTH P&I CLUB Publishes Guidance On Sanctions For Shipowners
The ‘A’ rated, 150 million GT North of England P&I club has published new guidance for shipowners on how to avoid being caught out by the increasingly complex ‘patchwork’ of international trade sanctions currently in force worldwide. Writing in the club’s newsletter ‘Signals’, head of loss prevention Tony Baker says, ‘Trade sanctions are at the forefront of modern diplomacy and can be imposed by individual countries or supranational bodies such as the UN and EU.
Dryships Announces Signing Of $800 Million Loan Facility
ATHENS, GREECE – April 18, 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 the signing, by its majority-owned subsidiary Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (“Ocean Rig”), of the $800 million syndicated secured term loan facility to partially finance the construction costs of the Ocean Rig Corcovado and Olympia.
SINANJU Partners with SpecTec
SINANJU joins the list of SpecTec’s ever growing distinguished customers by committing to AMOS2 Enterprise Suite. The project includes interfacing to third party accounting system; database construction, training and implementation. SINANJU was incorporated in 1992 and primary business is providing barging and shipping services in Singapore’s waters. The company commenced its business with a modest start and has since diversified into owning and operating steel bunker tankers.
Signed Contracts for Acquisition of Two Resale Supramax Bulk Carriers
The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. (SCI) has signed contracts for acquisition of two resale Supramax bulk carriers with M/s Grand Yard. Investments Ltd., China on 15th April, 2011. These vessels have been acquired through a competitive global tendering process and SCI has selected the vessels of M/s Grand Yard Investments based on the technical suitability and commercial competitiveness. These vessels are presently under construction at M/s Guoyu Shipyard…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - April 18
1820-Landing parties from the cutters Louisiana and Alabama destroyed a pirate base on Breton Island. 1908- Congress authorized the creation of the Office of Captain-Commandant and Engineer in Chief.
This Day in U.S. Naval History - April 18
1848 - U.S. Navy expedition to explore the Dead Sea and the River Jordan, commanded by LT William F. Lynch, reaches the Dead Sea. 1988 - Navy destroys 2 Iranian surveillance platforms…
MTU 4000 Engines Power New LNG Terminal Tugs
Boston Harbor has been an important shipping center for more than 300 years, from its influx of European immigrants to the wide variety of cargo it handles today. Since the early 1970s, the area has become a major center for unloading the liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers that supply natural gas to much of the Northeast. Getting those tankers safely to their terminals is the job of ship-assist tugboats such as those operated by Boston Towing and Transportation (BT&T).
Crowley Equipment Fleet Expansion to Add 500 New Containers in 2011
(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; April 18, 2011) - Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group is adding 500 new containers to its already robust equipment fleet in order to better serve the growing needs of its customers in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and throughout Central America. Once received, the company's equipment fleet will include over 46,000 pieces. This recent acquisition represents growth of…
Tankers Crass off China’s Southern Coast
According to a report from INDOlink.com, two oil tankers crashed today off China's southern coast, spilling about two tonnes of light diesel fuel into the sea, authorities said.
Metalcraft Towboat for U.S. Navy with UltraJet Waterjets
MetalCraft Marine has delivered its first 26-ft US Navy Tow Boat to Cheatham Annex. Metalcraft Marine was recently awarded a contract by the United States Navy for the construction of eight of their 26-ft tow boats. The tow boats will support the US Navy’s spill recovery, support and salvage operations worldwide. Fully loaded the aluminium tow boat can reach speeds of 34 knots with its Single Iveco…
Army Vessels Deploy with New Life-Saving Technology
The U.S. Army has chosen BriarTek to provide the ORCA Man Overboard Indicator (MOBI) system for sailors aboard its Large Tug (LT) MG Winfield Scott and Logistics Support Vessel (LSV) MG Robert Smalls.
Tokyo Electric’s LNG Purchases Rise
According to a report from Bloomberg, Tokyo Electric Power Co. purchased a record amount of liquefied natural gas in March after two of the utility’s nuclear power…
SeaArk Delivers Survey Boats to Corps of Engineers
SeaArk Marine, Inc. recently delivered two 2610 survey boats to the Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District. The vessels are assigned to Pleasant Valley, Iowa and Lock and Dam 18 in Gladstone, Ill. The vessels are powered by twin Mercury Optimax, 225 hp outboard engines with side mounted dual controls and hydraulic trim tabs. These vessels can easily attain a top speed in excess of 34kts fully manned. All enclosed cabin spaces are fully insulated, air conditioned and heated.
Keppel & Seafox Group’s MPSEP SEAFOX 5 Secures First Job
The KFELS MPSEP vessel will be deployed for foundation works at DanTysk in the German Sector of the North Sea, starting 4Q2012. Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS)…
Shipping Bodies Raise Alarm as Pirates Take Ransom
The International Chamber of Shipping, ITF, Indian National Shipowners’ Association, NUSI, MUI, IMEC, InterManager, Intertanko and BIMCO deplore the latest development…
SMM India - CLOSING REPORT
With some 3,000 delegates and visitors from all parts of the world, SMM India, shipbuilding, machinery & marine technology international trade fair, closed after the three scheduled days of the exhibition and accompanying conference, held in Mumbai from 7 to 9 April. This second event established SMM India as one of the most important maritime trade fairs on the subcontinent. The state-of-the-art products…
Burger Launches 60′ Research Vessel “Coregonus”
Manitowoc, Wisconsin, U.S.A. – April 8, 2011 Burger Boat Company launches the R/V Coregonus, a 60’ Research Vessel for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. R/V Coregonus is replacing the R/V Barney Devine, a steel Fishing Tug built by Burger in 1937. SeaCraft Design in Sturgeon Bay, WI designed the R/V Coregonus for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to meet the demanding requirements of the department.