O’Connell Joins Edoc as Regional Sales Manager
Edoc Systems Group Ltd., developers of Helm Marine Operations software, announced that Ged O’Connell will be joining the company as its new Regional Sales Manager. O’Connell, formerly the North American Sales Manager with Jeppesen, a Boeing Company, will manage sales operations for Edoc in the Eastern USA. “We’re very pleased to bring Ged aboard,” said Bill Reid, President of Edoc. “His depth of experience…
BOEMRE Calls for Public Comment, New Deepwater EA
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today announced that public comment is invited with respect to an Environmental Assessment (EA) for an Exploration Plan (EP).
Ingalls Shipbuilding to Build 10th Amphibious Transport Dock
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) announced a U.S. Navy contract awarded to its Ingalls Shipbuilding division for the construction of the 10th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock. The contract, worth $1.5 billion, will be used to build John P. Murtha (LPD 26), with construction expected to start in May. Huntington Ingalls Industries, America's largest military shipbuilder, was previously a business sector of Northrop Grumman Corp.
Spanish Warship Disrupts Suspected Pirates
Early on the morning of 28 March, the Seychellois flagged fishing vessel reported that a whaler and a skiff had approached her in a suspicious manner with automatic weapons and a Rocket Propelled Grenade(RPG) clearly visible. The EUNAVFOR warship immediately made her way to the scene and launched her SH-60B helicopter to investigate further. After two attempts by the Whaler to flee the scene, the helicopter was forced to fire warning shots in front of the vessel to make it stop.
BOEMRE Approves Operations for Eighth Deepwater Well
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) approved a deepwater permit for the drilling of an eighth well that complies with rigorous…
EU NAVFOR Warship Disrupts Suspected Pirate Whaler
On the afternoon of 3 April 2011, the EU NAVFOR Spanish warship ESPS Infanta Elena, identified and boarded a suspected pirate whaler 89 Nautical miles South-East of Mombasa. The warship had received a short notice tasking to locate a suspected Pirate Action Group (PAG) that had attacked a merchant vessel earlier the same day. On arriving in the area, the Infanta Elena found a whaler-type boat, which together with two attack skiffs, was suspected of being responsible for the earlier attack.
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - April 4
1912- President Taft recommended abolishing Revenue Cutter Service. His actions led to the creation of the Coast Guard by merging the Revenue Cutter Service and…
This Day in U.S. Naval History - April 4
1854 - Sailors and Marines from sailing sloop, Plymouth, protect U.S.
Jebel Ali Deploys Arl-Shipping.Com Berthing Planner And Resource Demand Manager
Jebel Ali, DP World’s UAE flagship terminal, has deployed ARL’s Berthing Planner and Resource Demand Manager for use with their T1 and T2 terminals’ planning functions. HONG KONG, 4th April 2011 – Jebel Ali planning team uses Berthing Planner for graphical planning of vessel calls and quay cranes in space (berths and cable reach) and time while Resource Demand Manager automatically calculates volume of land-side or sea-side resources for executing operation of the upcoming shifts.
Liberia issues first Maritime Labour Convention Certificate
THE Liberian Registry has carried out the first ship inspection for compliance with the ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC), ahead of its entry into force.
Unitor Chemicals Now Wilhelmsen Chemicals
Unitor Chemicals AS, part of Wilhelmsen Ships Service, is changing its name to Wilhelmsen Chemicals AS. Wilhelmsen Ships Service acquired Nalfleet earlier this year. In future, Wilhelmsen Chemicals AS will supply both the Unitor range of chemicals, as well as the new Nalfleet marine chemicals portfolio. Existing company agreements will not be affected by the name change which took place on 1 April, and the company will continue to operate from its Norwegian office in Kjøpmannskjær.
Wärtsilä to Support Crisis Management Initiative as Lead Partner
Wärtsilä, a leading provider of power solutions to marine and energy markets, has entered into co-operation with Crisis Management Initiative, an independent Finnish non-profit organisation, which works to resolve conflicts and to build sustainable peace. As lead partner, Wärtsilä supports the activities of CMI and creates partnership programmes with CMI in selected areas across the globe. CMI Chairman…
New Ownership Structure at SAL
Long-term Partner „K“ Line Acquires 100 Per Cent of Shares New Ownership Structure at SAL Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land With effect from 30th of June 2011, the Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line Group) will acquire another 50 per cent of the SAL Group and with that will become the sole shareholder of the company. Over the past five years, the two companies have developed a successful partnership through their joint venture.
St. Lawrence Seaway Reopens After Ship Grounding
On March 31, tugboats freed the Liberian-registered BBC Steinhoelft that grounded in the St. Lawrence Seaway, shutting down the seaway along the U.S.-Canada border for several hours.
Signal Wins $47M Contract for ATB
Signal International has been awarded a $47M contract by Kirby Ocean Transport Company of Houston, Texas, to build an articulated tug/barge (AT/B) unit with an option for an additional unit.
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - April 1
1897- Federal Civil Service rules were applied to Life-Saving Service (under Executive Order May 6, 1896). 1916-The official birthday of Coast Guard aviation. On this date LT Elmer F.
This Day in U.S. Naval History - April 1
1893 - Navy General Order 409 of 25 February 1893 establishes the rate of Chief Petty Officer as of this date. 1917 - Boatswain's Mate 1/c John I. Eopolucci, a Naval…
New Coatings Technology for Chemical Tankers
International Paint has introduced Interline9001, a new Bimodal Epoxy coating for the cargo tanks of chemical tankers. With enhanced cargo resistance, zero absorption for many cargoes and fewer cycling restrictions, Interline9001 simplifies the carriage of a wide range of liquid cargoes, optimizing vessel earning potential. Modern chemical tankers of IMO Ship type I, II and III are designed and equipped…
Mojaweb, RAstar 3900 Fire-Fighting Tug
When is a fireboat a tug? When is a tug a fireboat? The fitting of fire-fighting capacity on harbour tugs is very common, but typically those installations are limited to up to the capacity of the Class Society Fi-Fi 1 designations with a total pump capacity of 2,400 m3/hour. However when an Owner requires a major terminal support tug with significant towing and ship-handling capabilities, AND a Fire-Fighting II capability of 8…
BOEMRE, Oregon Form Offshore Renewable Energy Task Force
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) is holding its first offshore renewable energy task force meeting with the state of Oregon.