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.
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,"…
This Day in U.S. Naval History - April 26
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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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
Hellespont Opts for Navig8 Pool
Hamburg-based Hellespont Group has agreed with Navig8 Chemicals to enter four IMO2 tankers into the Brizo8 Pool. The ships in question are the Hellespont Centurion, Hellespont Challenger, Hellespont Charger and Hellespont Chieftain. All are 17,000dwt, built in 2009 and 2010 and are managed by Hamburg-based Hellespont Ship Management GmbH & Co KG. Hellespont has also time chartered two 2010-built 17…
European Funding Enables MJC²
Research and development undertaken as part of FLAGSHIP, a part EU-funded maritime transport project is set to directly benefit logistics firms. Powerful vehicle routing and scheduling software called FAST which was developed by MJC², the leading provider of real-time logistics scheduling software, is to be made available to UK SMEs absolutely free of charge. The software was created as a result of…
GL Noble Denton Appoints Dr Vicki Niesen
GL Noble Denton appoints Dr Vicki Niesen to lead Hydraulic and Flow Assurance Consulting Services for Americas Brings more than 25 years of industry leadership in flow assurance to GL Noble Denton's American operations alongside senior colleague, Dr Trent Brown. Houston/Texas, 26 April 2011 - GL Noble Denton, the global independent technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, has appointed Dr Vicki Niesen to lead its Hydraulic and Flow Assurance Consulting Services department in the Americas.
Key Australia Appointment for Wilhelmsen Ships Service
”We have a great opportunity for developing and growing the Wilhelmsen Ships Service business in Western Australia,” commented Michael Connolly as he took up the post of General Manager for Western Australia this month. Wilhelmsen Ships Service made the new appointment at one of its key strategic locations at Freemantle. Michael has many years of experience in the International Maritime Business in…
Marinette Marine Recall of Employees
MARINETTE, Wis. − April 22, 2011 – Marinette Marine Corporation is currently in the process of recalling all of their laid off employees. Work is ramping up on The Alaska Region Research Vessel, the NOAA Fisheries Survey Vessel, along with continued work on the LCS Fort Worth. Work is also starting on LCS-5 the USS Milwaukee. The recall of the remaining laid-off employees marks an important milestone for the Company.
World Record-Breaking AHTS Delivered by Drydocks World
Drydocks World delivered Lewek Fulmar, the world’s first UT788 CD Multi-functional Ultra Deep Water Anchor Handling Tug, Supply and Service vessel (AHTS). The vessel was built at Drydocks World’s Singapore facility. The vessel has reportedly broken the world bollard pull record by an AHTS at 402.4T, surpassing the previous record of 397T. “We have now built four such vessels at our facility in Nanindah and a sixth vessel is under construction in Singapore.
Piriou Ingénierie: The Art of Design
The French have long been noted for their marriage of art and design. The latest design for a Fast Support Intervention Vessel (FSIV) demonstrates this once again. Artist’s renderings of the vessel currently under construction at Piriou’s South East Asia Shipyard (SEAS) show a sleek hull. From the nearly plumb bow to the trim stern the look promises speed and claims beauty. This DP2-capable boat is 53.4-m overall with a slim 10-m beam and a middle-daft of 2.25m.