Alewijnse signs contract with AMELS
Alewijnse Marine Systems, the leading systems integrator based in Nijmegen in the Netherlands, has signed an agreement with top Dutch superyacht builder AMELS, to undertake the complete electrical outfitting on six new superyachts at AMELS’ yard in Vlissingen. Of the six yachts, one will be the first of the innovative new LIMITED EDITIONS 199 series designed by Tim Heywood with a distinctive scimitar bow…
Konecranes Receives Container Handling Crane Order
In March 2011 Konecranes received its first container handling crane order from South Africa. Transnet Capital Projects, a specialist unit of South African rail, port and pipeline company Transnet Limited, ordered three RMG (rail mounted gantry) cranes to be used for intermodal operation in Johannesburg. The RMG cranes will be delivered to the City Deep Container Terminal in Johannesburg in 2012. “We are extremely proud of this first RMG order to South Africa and to Transnet…
Public Meeting on the Investment Environment In Yangzhou
Yangzhou, April 26, 2011 —— A public meeting on the investment environment of the Hanjiang Shipbuilding (and Heavy Industry) Industrial Park and Sinopacific Shipbuilding Affiliated Industrial Base was held in Yangzhou today. Attending this public meeting were city government leaders such as Yangzhou City People’s Government Deputy Mayor Wen Daocai, district government leaders such as Hanjiang District Party Committee Secretary Cheng Yusong…
GPA Expands into Brazil
Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) opened a subsidiary in Brazil to offer local support to operators and shipyards during the execution of newly developing projects. GPA recently received several contracts from various Brazilian operators for different types of offshore vessels destined to serve Petrobras’ oilfields. Brazilian native José Lescaut Liguori was appointed General Manager of GPA do Brasil.
Greenpeace Drilling Protest on ArcticBound Rig
According to a report from PennEnergy, on April 21, a group of 11 Greenpeace protesters climbed the Leiv Eiriksson semisubmersible drilling rig to stop its mobilization.
NAMEPA Celebrates Over 100 Members Strong
April 22, 2011- While Earth Day was being celebrated around the world, a young maritime industry led agency added to the festivities by announcing it now has over 100 members. The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) was officially launched in 2007 under the watchful eyes of IMO Secretary-General Efthimios Mitropoulos and USCG Vice Commandant Vivien Crea . In keeping with the mission of MEPAs worldwide…
ZF Marine Transmissions for Ilmor Marine
ZF Marine announced that they have partnered with Ilmor Marine, LLC as the exclusive supplier of transmissions for recently announced Ilmor powered MasterCraft products. “We’re proud of our longstanding relationship with MasterCraft Boat Company,” said ZF Marine’s AJ Halavacs, Segment Manager - Pleasurecraft. “Ilmor will be supplying MasterCraft with a terrific engine, and we’re proud to have our transmission mated to it.” Halavacs continued…
ZF Marine N American Distributor for Velox Plus
ZF Marine announced that they are now the North American distributor for Velox Plus antifouling paint. Well known by mariners worldwide, Velox Plus is an antifouling…
Evans Cooling Systems, Strategic alliance with Hydra Tech
Evans Cooling Systems, Inc. announced a strategic alliance with Hydra Technologies Limited (Hydratech), to manufacture and market Evans unique range of waterless engine coolants in the UK and Ireland.
Keel-laying for R/V Sikuliaq
The University of Alaska Fairbanks and Marinette Marine Corporation held a keel-laying ceremony in April for the R/V Sikuliaq at Marinette Marine Corporation in Marinette, Wis. The 261-ft oceanographic research ship, formerly known as the Alaska Region Research Vessel, will be owned by the National Science Foundation and operated by UAF. The launch of the ship is scheduled for mid-2012 and the ship will be ready for full science operations in 2014.
This Day in U.S. Naval History - April 26
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This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - April 26
1898- During the Spanish-American War, Morrill, Hudson, and Hamilton, formerly Revenue Cutters and recently armed for service in the so-called "Mosquito Fleet,"…
Grand Princess Latest Propeller Shaft bearing wear Data
On May 26, 1998, then the largest cruise ship in the world, 109,000 GT Grand Princess, made her inaugural voyage with a 12 night cruise from Barcelona to Istanbul. Unlike contemporary cruise vessels at the time, she was fitted with seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings. Due to her size, risk studies completed by the technical team at Princess Cruises/P&O, in conjunction with the shipbuilder, Fincantieri, indicated that few drydocks could take a vessel of this size.
Kongsberg Delivers HOSS Camera to the US Navy
Following extensive product development and factory and sea trials, Kongsberg Maritime have successfully delivered the first of its new generation of innovative ultra low light cameras to the US Navy, via Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), for use within the existing Kongsberg supplied Helicopter Operations Surveillance System (HOSS) for amphibious class ships. The new high resolution camera is a drop-in replacement for the previous generation HOSS camera…
Belgian Employment Service Chooses Kongsberg's Bridge Simulators
Kongsberg Maritime has been selected to supply eight bridge Polaris Ship's Bridge Simulator to Vlaamse Dienst Voor Arbeidsbemiddeling en Beroepsopleiding (VDAB) in Zeebrugge, Belgium.
MTN and ERZIA Announce Completion of Santander Teleport
MIRAMAR, Fla. – April 26, 2011 – MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), the global provider of communications, connectivity and content services to remote locations around the world, and ERZIA, the leading provider of VSAT maritime communications in Spain, today announced that their joint venture to develop a teleport in Santander Spain has been completed and is officially open. It now serves as a centralized gateway for MTN’s VSAT communications with coverage over the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
Seagull Extends MLC Training Package
Following keen interest in its first two computer-based training (CBT) modules addressing the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006), training specialist Seagull AS has launched four new MLC-orientated CBT modules to cover the key areas of management, leadership, lifestyle and physical health training. Seagull now offers a comprehensive package of CBT modules, designed to allow shipping companies, ship managers…
North P&I Publishes 3rd Edition Of Bunker Claims Prevention Guide
The ‘A’ rated, 150 million GT North of England P&I club has published a third edition of its popular loss-prevention guide ‘Bunker Claims Prevention’, which aims to help shipowners avoid potentially large losses arising from loading unsuitable or insufficient marine fuel oil. The new edition reflects recent changes to international marine fuel specifications introduced in ISO 8217:2010. Head of loss prevention Tony Baker says…
Kvichak’s New Facility, Flashmark Tech
Kvichak Marine Industries, a Seattle workboat builder, was a recipient of an ARRA small shipyard grant awarded in August 2009. One of the improvements to Kvichak funded by this grant is a new state of the art cutting table and brake which the company has located into a newly leased facility located in the South Park area of Seattle. Flashmark Tech, a division of Kvichak Marine, is now in full production.
HamiltonJets for Offshore Wind Farm Catamarans
HamiltonJet has been selected as the propulsion partner in three recent catamarans working in the offshore industry. In each case the combination of wide operating envelope, enhanced maneuverability and proven durable design were contributing factors in the selection of the propulsion and control package. The first of these vessels to be built was Windcat 21, constructed by A.F. Theriault & Son for the UK/Netherlands based Windcat Workboats.