Raytheon Anschütz 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, newbuilding 1378 at STX Finland. The 62 meter long vessel is being built at STX Finland Rauma shipyard and will be owned by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources of the Republic of Namibia. STX Finland has again selected Raytheon Anschütz to deliver the integrated bridge and navigation system…
Rising Demand for Technical Shipping Candidates
The latest report by shipping industry recruiters Faststream reveals that there is a rising global demand for ex-seafarers in shore based positions. In its Maritime Employment Review - Technical Shipping published today (20 May 2011), Faststream reveals an upsurge in candidate placements in 2010/11. Globally speaking, the average age of a technical shipping candidate in the past 12 months was 42 and the average salary of £55K (USD $89K / SGD $111K).
Diamond Offshore Third Order for Ultra-Deepwater Drillship
Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) today announced that a subsidiary, Diamond Offshore Drilling Limited, has exercised its option to build a third ultra-deepwater drillship with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. with delivery scheduled for the second quarter of 2014. Total cost, including commissioning, spares and project management, is estimated to be approximately $610 million and is anticipated to be paid out of cash flow and available funds.
MOL Table Top Drill for Bulk Carrier Collision
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL, President: Koichi Muto) today announced the completion of a table top drill based on the scenario of the MOL-owned and operated bulk carrier Mona Linden being involved in a collision that resulted in flooding and oil spill off Takamatsu, Inland sea, Japan. The drill involved about 60 participants including executives from MOL and MOL Group companies. The three-hour drill, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Shell Moves Forward with Floating LNG
Shell announces final investment decision on Prelude Floating LNG project in Australia. The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) has taken the final investment decision on the Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) Project in Australia (100% Shell), building the world’s first FLNG facility. Moored far out to sea, some 200 kilometres from the nearest land in Australia, the FLNG facility will produce gas from offshore fields, and liquefy it onboard by cooling.
Hatteland Display Extends Agreement with Furuno
Hatteland Display has announced that it has signed a three-year extension of its cooperation agreement with Furuno Finland OY. Under the agreement, Hatteland Display will continue to supply its high-resolution color displays and computers to Furuno Finland. "We have been cooperating with Furuno Finland OY for many years and we appreciate the professionalism and the good spirit of Furuno Finland very much", said Lars Skjelbred-Eriksen, VP Sales & Marketing of Hatteland Display AS.
Euroseas Reports Results for Q1
Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA), an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes, announced today its results for the three month period ended March 31, 2011. -Net loss of $0.6 million or $0.02 loss per share basic and diluted on total net revenues of $14.2 million. Excluding the effect of unrealized gain and realized losses on derivatives…
MHI Order for Ballast Water Treatment System
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order from Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) for conversion and installation work of a ballast water treatment system on NYK's Auriga Leader, a pure car/truck carrier built by MHI and already in service. The work on order, to be completed by the end of June, will be performed at MHI's Yokohama Dockyard & Machinery Works in Kanagawa Prefecture, where the…
Bollinger, Bouchard Contract for Tank Barges
Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., Amelia, La., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has signed a contract for the new construction of a 55,000 barrel OPA’90 compliant tank barge with Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Melville, N.Y. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The announcement was made by Bollinger executive vice president of new construction, Chris Bollinger, “We are very pleased to announce the signing of the 55,000 BBL OPA’90 tank barge with Bouchard.
Collier Research Releases HyperSizer V6
Collier Research Corporation released its HyperSizer v6 structural sizing and analysis software for reducing weight, maintaining strength and improving the manufacturability of complex composite and metallic designs. Developed and proven at NASA, the software — the first ever commercialized by the agency — has a track record of 20 percent weight reduction in high-profile government and commercial aerospace projects.
Paragon Shipping Announces Date For Q1
Paragon Shipping Inc. (NYSE: PRGN), a global shipping transportation company specializing in drybulk cargoes, announced today that it will release its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011, after the market closes in New York on Thursday, May 26, 2011. Paragon’s management team will host a conference call to discuss the Company's financial results on Friday, May 27, 2011, at 10:00am EDT.
ULSTEIN Sells To Island Offshore
Ulstein Verft has sold the construction vessel Karianne of SX121 type design to Island Offshore. The vessel was completed on time from ULSTEIN in the fourth quarter of 2010. The vessel was originally contracted by the shipping company Marine Subsea, which could not to take delivery of her after completion. CEO Gunvor Ulstein says she is very pleased that this advanced construction vessel will be in the hands of an experienced and established shipping company.
Hamworthy Lands 11-vessel China Order
Hamworthy has won a contract to supply pump room systems for 11 vessels to be delivered to the China Shipping Group (CSG). The first three systems are destined for installation on three CSG 112,000 dwt aframax newbuildings, to be constructed at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC). The remaining eight systems are to be supplied to product carriers being built at Guangzhou Shipyard International, (GSI).
CNO Admiral Roughead Honored as “Seamaster of 2011”
On May 17 U.S. Navy CNO Admiral Gary Roughead was awarded the “Seamaster of 2011” award, an honor conferred by Marine Technology Reporter magazine at a special reception in the Admiral’s honor at the OceanTech Expo (www.oceantechexpo.com), held in Newport, Rhode Island. In accepting the award, Admiral Roughead delivered a 30 minute speech, discussing the Navy’s future technological needs, specifically engaging the crowd of more than 200 in a discussion of subsea robotics capabilities and needs.
CMA CGM EPIC Service: Europe to Indian Subcontinent
CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce that its EPIC service is now calling Piraeus on its way from North Europe to Indian subcontinent and the Middle East. CMA CGM Group will also be able to meet, via Piraeus, the growing demand of its Turkish customers to markets in the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East. Loaded from the Turkish ports of Hayderpasa Gebze Avcilar and Gemlik, containerized goods will reach Jebel Ali via Piraeus between17 and 19 days.
DCT Gdansk Triggers New Ambitions For Poland
DCT Gdansk and Maersk Line have made a major step forward for the marine industry in Poland with the first regular E class vessels call to the Baltic Sea. In January 2010, Maersk and DCT started a revolution in the Baltic Sea by establishing a regular connection between the Far East and Gdansk served by 8,000 TEU vessels. With the upgrade to 15,500 TEU vessels - the largest in the world – the Baltic revolution is now in full swing.
NASSCO Begins Dry Docking Portion of $20M Repair
SAN DIEGO – General Dynamics NASSCO has begun the dry docking portion of a $20 million repair effort for the USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). The 610-foot amphibious warship has been docked at NASSCO’s Berth 4 for above the waterline repairs since January 24. This next phase in the ship’s repair will involve removing the ship from the water and placing it in dry dock to enable extensive work to be performed to the vessel’s shafting system and exterior hull.
OSIL Launch New Data To Web System
The Falcon (standalone), and Falconet (integrated) Data to Web system provides a low-cost and flexible solution to transmit, store, host and present data from all common sensors to a dedicated website in real time. The new system can communicate using GPRS, GSM, radio or satellite, can be coupled to almost any sensor, and can be retrofitted to existing platforms. Data is presented on a dedicated website with a password access…
Click Bond ABS Product Type Approval
Click Bond, Inc., the leader in adhesive bonded fastening technology is pleased to announce receipt of American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Product Type Approval for several of its fastener and adhesive products. The approved products include of a variety of bonded studs, standoffs, cable tie mounts, brackets, loop strap fasteners, insulation pins, and adhesives. The Product Type Approval follows a successful ABS Manufacturing Assessment (MA)…
Yanmar Accelerated Endurance Testing
Recognized nationwide for his fishing expertise, Capt. Dave Mistretta has spent more than 30 years as a big game saltwater guide in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. His Dorado 40, Jaws Too, employs a 530 hp Yanmar 6CX-530 engine supplied by Mastry Engine Center. As one of the first to try out one of these engines, Mistretta easily logged over 2,200 hours of operation in just two years. When most boaters put an average of 100-200 hours a year on their engine…