USNS John Ericsson Rescues Five Lost at Sea
Civil service mariners aboard Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) rescued five people lost at sea in a small boat near the Solomon Islands May 18. While conducting routine operations in the Solomon Sea May 17, Ericsson received notification from the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centers in Australia and Papua New Guinea at about 11 p.m., to be on the lookout for a missing commercial vessel. At approximately 8 a.m.
FDNY Marine Ops’ New Travelift
The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) is the largest fire department in the United States and protects 560 miles of waterfront through the use of a fireboat fleet by response to and mitigation of fires and other emergencies on the waterways, emergency towing, and firefighting; as well as providing life safety to those in the water such as swimmers and jet ski riders. To increase its boat haul out…
VT Halter Contract to Build 112-ft ATB Tug
VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), announced a new contract to build a 112-ft ATB Offshore Tug for Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. (Bouchard).
Trans-Alaska Pipeline, Crowley Workers Reach 10 Million Hours
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) has announced that its workforce has achieved a major safety milestone: 10 million hours worked without an OSHA Day Away From Work Case (DAFWC). Of those hours, Crowley contributed towards working 20 percent of them, or 2 million hours, safely. This means that since June 2009, no TAPS worker, including the more than 225 Crowley employees, has been injured to the extent that they missed a day of work.
WESMAR $1.2M Egyptian Contract
WESMAR (Western Marine Electronics) announced that the $1.2m contract they have to equip Egyptian built vessels with their all stainless steel counter rotating dual…
Engine Rebuild Kit for Commercial Harbor Craft Regs
The ARB has determined that the Caterpillar 3500 Marine Engine Emissions Upgrade Group Kit 3 meets the requirements of the Commercial Harbor Craft (CHC) Regulation…
Northeast Maritime Approved for Master of Yachts Courses
Northeast Maritime Institute (NMI) announced the introduction of their newest program, Level 1 and 2 MCA approved Master of Yachts courses for those that wish to work on the worlds Superyachts .
USCG Advisory: Upgrade to GPS enhanced EPIRBs
When Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB) are activated in emergency situations the system transmits vessel identification information to rescuers.
Raytheon Anschütz wins IBS for Namibian Research Vessel
The German navigation system supplier Raytheon Anschütz was recently awarded a contract for the delivery of an integrated bridge and navigation system for a Fisheries Research Vessel…
Pure Thinking: From Green to Blue
Alfa Laval’s Marine Essentials on display at Nor-Shipping: Alfa Laval will be showcasing a range of innovative solutions at the Nor-Shipping trade fair in Oslo, which will take place 24–27 May 2011. Alfa Laval cover a wide range of marine activities, but have a common theme: lower environmental impact and lifecycle cost. Green used to be the environmental watchword, but blue is now taking over. Over 70% of our planet is blue…
Evac introduces ORCA III
Evac, the leading supplier of advanced wastewater collection and treatment solutions introduces the ORCA III small footprint physicochemical advanced wastewater treatment unit.
Piracy in the Indian Ocean
Somali based pirates continue to cause serious challenges to merchant vessels transiting the Indian Ocean. At the time of writing, EU NAVFOR statistics indicate…
Castrol GreenField Takes Environmental Lead
GreenField lubricants from Castrol Offshore are likely to remain the only products fully tested to environmentally-responsible standards set by Norwegian authorities through 2011.
Bay Ship & Yacht Services Research Vessels
Dawn has broken over the Bay Ship & Yacht shipyard, located on San Francisco Bay in the island City of Alameda, as the yard-crew carefully rolls the cradled Research Vessel or R/V New Horizon from her work station, along the rails to the yard’s new 1200-ton Syncrolift, which gently lowers the vessel into the estuary that separates Alameda from Oakland. Sparkling in the morning sun, the 170-by-36 ft vessel…
A&P Group Targets New Markets in Marine Engineering
A&P Group is embarking on a strategic marketing drive to promote its engineering and fabrication services to new industry markets particularly the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors. The company has unveiled a new corporate ID and brand styling in line with its vision for the future to become a leading international marine engineering organisation. The new look, alongside the business and marketing strategy…
Two More Ships to Depart Suisun Bay Fleet
The departures mark the 22nd and 23rd ships to leave the National Defense Reserve Fleet since October 2009, when the Obama Administration announced its commitment to clean up the site and improve the surrounding environment. As a result, the U.S. Maritime Administration is more than four months ahead of schedule in removing obsolete U.S. ships from the Reserve Fleet. The disposal schedule calls for 20 ships to be removed from SBRF by September 30, 2011.
Omega Navigation Amendment of Maturity Date
Athens, Greece, May 20, 2011 - Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONAV), a leading provider of Global Marine Transportation services specializing in product tankers, announces that it has reached an agreement with its lenders to amend the maturity date of both the current senior and junior loan facilities. With this agreement the new maturity date will be June 9, 2011 on both facilities, amended from the current maturity date of May 20, 2011. Source: Omega Navigation
Commander, U.S. Transportation Command Honors Merchant Mariners
The commander of U.S. Transportation Command honored U.S. merchant mariners, past and present, May 19 during Military Sealift Command's (MSC) annual National Maritime…
New Software for Maritime Purchasing
Oslo, Norway: Star Information Systems (SIS) is pleased to introduce the new Star Fleet Supply Management system (Star FSM), representing the next generation of software for managing procurement and logistics in the shipping and offshore industries. She continues: “By speaking to purchasing personnel in shipping and offshore companies, we learned that with the systems available on the market today…
Transas 3D VTS Module for Port Ops
Transas is glad to announce its enhanced 3D VTS solution. First presented to the world maritime market in 2008, current version of 3D VTS has been significantly upgraded. The product visually represents the full-scale 3-dimensional view of the navigational situation in the VTS area. The functionality enhances situation awareness both from ashore and critically from onboard perspectives. 3D VTS complements the range of Transas solutions facilitating safe navigation in the port and coastal areas.