Incat Crowther Launches 26m Catamaran Ferry
Incat Crowther is pleased to announce the launch of the 26m catamaran, Cat Cocos Isle of La Digue at Richardson Devine Marine in Hobart. The vessel has successfully completed seas trials, where it proved the efficiency of Incat Crowther’s hull form by exceeding fuel consumption predictions. The 26m, 227 passenger vessel is the third Incat Crowther designed vessel for the operator, and was designed with the specific goal of reduced capital expenditure and operating costs.
Rolls-Royce Recognized For Innovative Ship Concept
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has received the "Next Generation Ship Award‟ for its Enviroship Concept. The winning ship design is for a short-sea general cargo vessel which integrates a highly efficient gas power and propulsion system with an innovative hull design to provide a significant reduction in emissions. “We are pleased that our Enviroship Concept has been recognised by the maritime industry for its contribution to the ongoing development of environmentally friendly…
BOEMRE and NOAA Increase Coordination, Collaboration
As the International Oil Spill Conference kicks off in Portland, Ore. today, co-sponsors the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that they have signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to increase their coordination and collaboration to ensure the environmentally sound offshore energy development.
Norway's Prince Officially Opens Peregrino
Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon officially opened the Statoil-operated Peregrino oil field offshore Brazil today in a ceremony aboard the floating production storage and offloading ship (FPSO). The event was attended by relevant authorities and international journalists. Crown Prince Haakon was accompanied by Norwegian petroleum and energy minister Ola Borten Moe, Statoil CEO Helge Lund, Norwegian ambassador to Brazil Turid Eusebio, and Brazilian mines and energy minister Edison Lobão.
Kongsberg Maritime offers Generic ECDIS Training
Training division expands course offering as new requirements approach. Kongsberg Maritime is gearing up to offer a new generic ECDIS training course in order to meet the high demand for navigation officer training prior to the new STCW convention requirements on 1st January 2012. The new five day courses start in August 2011 and have already received preliminary approval from Det Norske Veritas (DNV).
North P&I Club Reserve Advances 30%
Directors of North of England P&I club confirm that the ‘A' rated club emerged substantially stronger from the annual renewal in February 2011, with an underwriting surplus and investment income boosting its free reserve by 30% to US$ 312 million. Chairman Albert Engelsman and fellow board members approved the club's 2010/11 accounts in Cyprus on Friday (20 May 2011). ‘This year has been very successful for North…
Wilhelmsen Hosts Forum at Nor-Shipping
World-leading ships service company Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) will play a significant role in Nor-shipping 2011 this week, as Oslo welcomes the international maritime world to what looks set to be a record-breaking event, with over 1,100 exhibitors and 34,000 visitors expected. As a one of the main sponsors of Nor-shipping, Wilhelmsen Ships Service will use the four day event to spread its knowledge and expertise to visitors…
ABS Provides Guidance For Gas Fuelled Ships
With rising fuel costs and today’s global interest on emission reduction, liquefied natural gas (LNG) is considered a promising alternative fuel for all type of ships. In response to industry’s need for technical guidance for new construction and existing vessel conversion, leading class society ABS announced today the release of its Guide for Propulsion and Auxiliary Systems for Gas Fuelled Ships.
Greatship Group Names “Greatship Rohini”
Today (9.02.2011) for the first time in the history of local shipbuilding industry, Colombo Dockyard named a vessel which will be charted by the owner Greatship Group, for the world renowned Brazilian Oil Company PETROBRAS. The naming ceremony was graced by the Chief Guest Hon. Basil Rajapaksa Minister for Economic Development. The Lady Sponsor of the ceremony was Dr. (Mrs.) Chandrika Yapa. His Excellency Ashok Kantha High Commissioner for India in Sri Lanka, His Excellency K.
Marinevest Shipping Sweden Owned Mt Kirsten
Thome Ship Management, Singapore managed Mt. Kirsten (Dwt 83,631) owned by Marinewest Shipping, Sweden was placed in Colombo for major drydocking and lay up repairs during end January 2011. Colombo was the best option for the owners/ managers given the strategic location placing the vessel closer to her next employment region. The good track record of Colombo specially for speedy turnaround and quality workmanship, coupled with previous referral on successful repairs carried out on MT.
Viking Pump Historical Museum Celebrates 100 Years
In honor of their 100 year anniversary, Viking Pump has created a historical museum highlighting the unique innovations on which the company was founded. The museum…
Weeks Marine to Build Ocean Going Dredges
Investment Based on U.S. Commitment to ‘Private Sector First’ Philosophy Announcement Coincides with Annual National Dredging Meeting in Washington, DC Washington, DC._WEEKS MARINE Inc.
MAN Investigating Irregularities During Handover Of 4-Stroke Marine Diesel Engines
In the light of indications of possible irregularities during the handover of 4-stroke marine diesel engines produced by MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, the management board of MAN SE has launched an investigation, to be carried out by the compliance department of MAN SE together with external consultants. This investigation is still ongoing. The management board of MAN SE was today informed about interim results.
CMA CGM: Giant Of The Seas Christened
The CMA CGM Group, the world’s third largest container shipping company and first in France, is pleased to announce that the CMA CGM TITAN, an 11,400 teu* vessel, was christened at the Dunkirk Terminal in the presence of her godmother, Mrs Laurence Parisot, President of the French employers federation, MEDEF. CMA CGM TITAN’s christening at Dunkirk Port, one of ten ports serviced by CMA CGM on Europe’s Atlantic front…
New Profit Record for Kleven Maritime
2010 was a Gullåren for Kleven Maritime. The Company delivered record results for 2010. Operating profit came to 238.7 million, an increase of 96 million from the record year 2009. The profit before tax was 213.8 million, an increase of 97.3 million from the year before. The country's largest Norwegian-owned shipbuilding group also has good speed control in 2011. The order list is now in 10 new buildings, for a total contract sum of 3.7 billion.
Spectec Inaugurates New Office In Brazil
Following the opening of the legal entity in Brazil last year, SpecTec is happy to announce the official inauguration of its 25th office worldwide, in Rio de Janeiro that took place on 12th May. The office is located in one of the newest and most beautiful areas of Rio, Barra de Tijuca, in the Centro Empresarial Mario Henrique Simonsen, along Avenida das Americas. The inauguration event was attended by SpecTec’s excellent service suppliers in Brazil…
Alewijnse Marine Systems Opens Office In Brazil
Alewijnse Marine Systems has taken another step in confirming its position as a key supplier to the worldwide maritime market by opening an office in Brazil. Alewijnse recognises that Brazil is a vital high-growth market that is emerging as a world economic power, and which hosts a booming shipping and offshore industry. A physical presence in the country is therefore a key part of Alewijnse’s strategy for the region, where it will focus on offshore services and new-build activities.
Euroseas Time Charter Renewals for Two Containerships
M/V Ninos, a 1,169 teu, 1990 built feeder containership, has been extended for about 1 year at a gross daily rate of $11,200. The new rate will apply from the 1st of June 2011. The new rate represnts an increase of about 65% over the vessel's current rate. M/V Kuo Hsiung, a 1,169 teu, 1993 built feeder containership, has been extended for about 1 year at a gross daily rate of $11,200. The new rate will apply from the 15th of June 2011.
Trans Motor Enters Norwegian Market
Trans Power Ltd. is for the first time exhibiting at Nor Shipping in Lillestrøm. Trans Power Ltd., is now ready to supply the Norwegian market. At Trans Motor Ltd.
Buckskin Prospect Gets U.S. Deepwater Drilling Permit
Maersk Oil is participating in a new deepwater well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico after operator Chevron received a drilling permit from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE). The permit marks the restart of the drilling campaigns Maersk Oil has been a part of in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico after deepwater activities were suspended last year as a consequence of the Deepwater Horizon accident.