This Day in U.S. Naval History - May 27
1805 - Naval forces capture Derne, Tripoli; raise U.S.
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - May 27
1919-First Lieutenant Elmer F. Stone, USCG, piloting the Navy's flying boat NC-4 in the first successful trans-Atlantic flight, landed in the Tagus River estuary near Lisbon, Portugal on 27 May 1919.
Crowley Recognized for Environmental Stewardship
Crowley Maritime Corporation was recently recognized for its environmental stewardship by the Port of the Seattle and Seattle Propeller Club, which teamed up to present the company with its second-consecutive honorable mention award for Marine Environmental Business of the Year. The awards ceremony took place at the 60th Annual Maritime Festival Luncheon aboard Holland America's cruise ship Zaandam in Seattle.
Steam Yacht Makes First Erie Canal Voyage
The steam yacht Cangarda this week began her inaugural trip on the Erie Canal, the New York State Canal Corporation announced on May 26. The 126-ft long vessel, built in…
Topaz Expansion to West Africa
Topaz Energy and Marine (‘Topaz’), a leading oilfield services group, has secured a two vessel contract offshore Nigeria for the duration of 2011. The award constitutes a new market entry for Topaz in the strategically important and buoyant West African offshore sector. Topaz has mobilised two Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels (AHTSV), Topaz Johor and Topaz Jurong, for an eight month contract to support operations in the Atlas…
GPA Signs Contract for Petrobras Vessels
Naval Architecture firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) signed a contract with the Brazilian Shipyard Detroit Brasil Ltda., a subsidiary of Detroit Chile, to deliver the Basic/Class Design and Detailed / Construction Engineering for four PSV 4500. Throughout the design and engineering process, GPA worked closely with the shipyard to meet all of Petrobras’ requirements for these vessels, which will be owned and operated by Brazilian-based Starnav.
DEUTZ Encourages Innovative Ideas
This year, the City of Cologne and DEUTZ AG are awarding the seventh Nicolaus August Otto Prize for Innovation of the City of Cologne. The prize was named after DEUTZ's founder in 2008 and comes with prize money of €30,000. The competition is open to inventive residents of Cologne who have innovative ideas to present. These ideas can come from a variety of fields: last year, they included outstanding concepts in medicine and technology, for example.
Maran Tankers Collaborates With ABS
With energy efficiency at the forefront of today's environmental agenda, Maran Tankers Management Inc. (MTM), the largest tanker operator in Greece, has collaborated with class society ABS in the development, review and revision of their company and Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (CEEMP/SEEMP). The plan provides a mechanism for identifying measures aimed at maximizing operational efficiency…
Fugro Symphony Uses K-Master Aft Bridge Workstation
Unique new solution leads extensive delivery for new offshore construction vessel. The 130-metre long, 24-metre wide new offshore construction vessel Fugro Symphony has become the first ever to sail with Kongsberg Maritime's K-Master aft bridge workstation onboard. Built at the Bergen Group BMV yard, Fugro Symphony was delivered to its owner on 3rd May 2011 and features an extensive automation and control package, developed by Kongsberg Maritime.
Far East, South America Service Upgrade
To further improve the service quality and to cater for the market growth Maersk Line together with service partner Hamburg Süd are pleased to announce the following changes to our service network. We are currently phasing in the SAMMAX and Santa class vessels in the current ASAS service. These vessels are custom built for this trade with a nominal capacity of 7500 teu and 1700 plugs. In conjunction with this upgrade we will open a 2nd service as from July.
Good Results For Ulstein
Ulstein Group did well in 2010 with NOK 2.4 billion in operating income and an operating profit of NOK 354 million. ”We have a solid organisation of competent employees with a strong focus on delivery precision. Through good project management, we have achieved the goals set within our main business areas. This provides a good foundation for the continued building of a robust company”, says CEO Gunvor Ulstein.
Alberto ALBERT to Design For MGM Lines
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Italian firm Alberto ALBERT was awarded a project to design for Logistic firm MGM Lines s.r.l. the transport of eight items for USAN Deepwater development project belonging from SAIPEM S.A USAN UFR & OLT Project. The transport, using M/V MPP SHIELD, was done in two phases. The first voyage of 1800nm from Bayonne F to Arbatax I carrying four SPM top assembly weighing 33t each into the hold.