This Day in U.S. Naval History - May 31
1900 - Sailors and Marines from USS Newark and USS Oregon arrive at Peking, China with other Sailors and Marines from Britain, France, Russia, Italy and Japan to protect U.S.
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - May 31
1947-Authority of the U.S. Coast Guard for the establishment and disestablishment of prohibited, restricted, and anchorage areas, conferred by the Espionage Act (50 U.S.C. 191) and Proclamation No.
Submarine Lembit Reaches Land
The evening of Saturday, 21 May, saw the completion of a long and complicated engineering technical process, as a result of which the 600-tonne submarine Lembit is now securely on land. Submarine Lembitwas lifted out along a 100-metre ramp or slip built especially for that purpose at the Seaplane Harbour. For winching the submarine out, Lembit was supported by 8-metre pontoons and armoured car BTS-4, built on the basis of T54 and equipped with a winch, was used to pull the submarine out.
Odfjell Receives $50.7M from Russia
Odfjell received today USD 50.7 million from Sevmash following the Russian Supreme Court's rejection of the appeal from the yard. The amount includes the award from the arbitration panel in Stockholm, legal cost and accumulated interest. In 2009 Odfjell accounted for the awarded amount with USD 43.3 million as income. Our efforts to enforce the payment of the award have been ongoing since December 2009, and the first ruling in favour of Odfjell was in the Court of Arkhangelsk in December 2010.
Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum for Greece
The potential for sea tourism and its significance as a key factor in the development of the economies of Greece, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea region will be examined in depth during the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, scheduled to take place 21-22 June 2011 at the prestigious Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens. The forum will focus on three key areas of sea tourism: cruise shipping, the yachting industry and inter-island and passenger shipping.
Wilhelmsen Increases Cargo Hold Cleaning Kit Sales in Asia
During attendance at this weekend’s Coaltrans Asia 2011, world-leading maritime services provider Wilhelmsen Ships Service has reported a significant increase in the sales of its Cargo Hold Cleaning (CHC) Kits in Asia. Wilhelmsen Ships Service offers a choice of kits, equipment and accessories for efficient cargo hold cleaning, which negate the use of scaffolding and other climbing or lifting equipment.
Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group’s “Upwind Sailing Strategy”
“Shipbuilding enterprises must be able to handle any strong waves that come their way, and their ships must be solidly built yet be able to move flexibly. Since 2008, the Chinese shipbuilding industry has experienced many ups and downs. The first was the big increase in shipbuilding steel material prices in 2008, with the prices at some steel producers reaching 10,000 RMB per ton, resulting in price increases of 21% to 30% over four months.
DEUTZ at CTT
Cologne-based engine manufacturer DEUTZ is exhibiting at CTT again this year, one of the leading trade fairs for the construction industry in Russia and eastern Europe. Taking place from 31 May to 4 June 2011, CTT features a diverse range of innovative, advanced construction equipment and technologies in an exhibition space of over 90,000 square metres. It is an ideal platform for the 650 exhibitors from 23 countries to access the Russian and eastern European markets.
Atlantic Bulk Carriers Selects Seagull Training System
Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd. has selected Seagull as their onboard training provider using the Seagull Training System (STS) for their bulk fleet and for their head managing office in Greece and manning office in Philippines. Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd. (www.abcml.com) places great importance on the training of its personnel and continues to allocate resources and consideration to using training tools effectively.
Golar LNG Q1 Results 2011
Golar secures charters for its 4 modern vessels of between 12 and 18 months. In April 2011, Golar LNG acquired shares in subsidiary company Golar LNG Energy Limited via private placement share swaps and cash purchases that increased its ownership to 95.1%. A voluntary offer has subsequently been made for the balance of the outstanding shares of Golar LNG Energy Limited and Golar LNG currently owns 99.4 % of the shares.
Landmark Research Agreement with Sintef
Statoil and Sintef have signed a new framework agreement – one which likely to be the most comprehensive individual research agreement ever signed in Norway. With a potential value of NOK 1 billion, the agreement is valid for four years with an option for an additional two plus two years. “Sintef has both wide and expert knowledge in disciplines that are important to Statoil, such as deepwater and multi-phase technology,” says Statoil research and development head Karl Johnny Hersvik.
Incat Crowther Works on New Yacht Project
Incat Crowther is pleased to announce its involvement in a new motor yacht project. The Curvelle quaranta is a 33m Catamaran yacht currently under construction that has brought together a team of world leading design and engineering firms to create a modern, flexible and efficient yacht concept. Logos Marine is managing and coordinating all aspects of the build at the Istanbul yard, whilst Lila-Lou of London is responsible for exterior styling and interior design.
Wilhelmsen Partnership Agreement in Finland
Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) Finland last week announced a new Agency Network Agreement which will strengthen the company’s coverage of thirteen key ports around the country’s coastline. The announcement coincided with an Open House event which celebrated 150 years of the company. Invited customers from the Helsinki area were able to experience a demonstration of work within the welding workshop as well as an exhibition of the company’s newest products…
APL ‘Cold-Irons’ Ships In Oakland To Clear The Air
APL flipped the switch today on a clean-air effort that’s part of California’s maritime future. The Singapore-based container shipping line became the first to shut down, or, “cold-iron,” a vessel’s engines to eliminate exhaust emissions at the Port of Oakland. As others follow suit – and regulators say they must – cold-ironing will become a staple on California’s coast. “We have brought cold-ironing to the port,” proclaimed APL Americas President Gene Seroka.
Nor-Shipping Clean Ship, Next Generation Ship Awards
Nor-Shipping has released names of the winners of the 2011 Clean Ship and Next Generation Ship Awards. The winners were announced today at the Nor-Shipping Opening Conference on May 24, 2011. The awards, which showcase industry excellence, were presented by Norwegian Minister of Trade & Industry Trond Giske and Henrik Madsen, CEO of Det Norske Veritas (DNV). An independent jury considered a total of 40 candidates for the 2011 awards.
Technip Samsung Consortium Begins Shell’s FLNG Facility
Shell Development (Australia) Pty Ltd (Shell) has given notice to a Technip Samsung Consortium (TSC) to proceed with the construction of the first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility in the world. TSC will provide engineering, procurement, construction and installation for the FLNG facility Shell will deploy at its Prelude gas field off the northwest coast of Australia. Moored far out at sea…
Aker Solutions Wins Drilling Equipment Contracts
Aker Solutions has won two contracts to supply complete drilling equipment packages for two new deepwater drilling units that are being built by Cosco, the Chinese shipbuilding company. The combined value of the contracts is about $195 million, and includes options for a further two units. "These contracts underline our attractive offering in the deepwater drilling market. Current tender activity is high…
Kongsberg, Becker Marine Launch Rudder Force Detection
The result of an 18 month joint development project between Kongsberg Maritime and Becker Marine Systems has come to fruition, with the launch of KBIMS; a sophisticated new support tool designed to enable more efficient use of propellers and rudders during Dynamic Positioning (DP) operations. A first pilot installation has already been agreed for KBIMS, with a new Volstad offshore construction vessel, which is under construction at Fosen.
Emsys Monitoring Technology for Emissions Regs
Hefty fines, detention and possible arrest are looming for ship owners/operators who fail to meet new ship emissions requirements. In accordance with MARPOL (Marine Pollution) Annex VI regulations, new Emissions Control Area (ECA) regulations for sea areas within 200 nautical miles from the coasts and ports of the U.S. and Canada go into effect on August 1, 2011. Even with an exemption clause that extends the regulations enforcement date to Aug.
Barge Industry Takes Extra Precautions During Flooding
The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association for the U.S. tugboat, towboat and barge industry, announced that following consultations with the U. S. Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers, the industry is establishing new and additional voluntary precautions for safe transit on the inland waterways during the unprecedented flooding event now being experienced. Working…