USCG Awards Contracts for Four Test Boats
The Coast Guard on June 7 awarded four firm fixed-price production contracts to deliver the first test boats for the seven-meter Cutter Boat Over-The-Horizon-IV (CB-OTH-IV) project.
Kvichak Marine’s New Crane
Kvichak Marine Industries, of Seattle, Wash. was a recipient of an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) small shipyard grant awarded in August 2009. The grant funded much of the major equipment associated with the Company’s new metal processing facility, Flashmark Tech, which opened earlier this year. Another benefit of this grant is a new crane for their headquarters in Seattle, Wash. The crane is made by North Pacific Crane with a capacity of 35,000 pounds.
Seatel: Part Barge, Part Hotel
Svitzer UK and Sanderson Maritime have launched Seatel, a North Sea barge with a 70 bedroom hotel module offering a comfortable, stable platform and high quality accommodation at half the cost of current market alternatives. Designed for anchorage in deep-sea locations, Seatel covers twenty five thousand square feet and has been designed to offer the space and feel of an equivalent land based motel.
Ship Equip's Shanghai Office Receives First Contract
The opening of the Ship Equip Shanghai Office in 2010 has proved successful with the first contract signed on May 10th with Ningbo HaiZhiXing Ocean Fishery. The contract was signed during a new Technology & Product Conference held in Shanghai by Ship Equip and partner company Beijing Highlander. Ningbo HaiZhiXing Ocean Fishery Co,. Ltd., is a Ministry of Agriculture qualified, large-scale offshore fishing enterprise…
DryShips to Amend Financing Package
DryShips Inc., a provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services, announced that it has…
WSS Wins Contract with KOTC
Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) Kuwait has recently won a major contract to provide support to the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC). KOTC is a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC)…
Kranzusch Appointed Product Manager, Atlas Copco
Ray Kranzusch has been appointed to the position of Product Manager, Oil and Gas Drills, for Atlas Copco Construction & Mining effective immediately. In his new role, Kranzusch will report directly to Scott Slater, Business Line Manager for Geotechnical Drilling and Exploration (GDE) and Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions – Oil and Gas. Most recently, Kranzusch served Atlas Copco’s Western Region in technical support for water well and oil and gas products.
TEN Announces Sale of Aframax Tanker
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) has announced the sale of the 1991-built Aframax tanker Vergina II to third party owners. Vergina II, sister vessel of Victory III sold earlier in 2010…
Sustainable Shipping Award Voting Coming to a Close
There are now only ten days left to cast your vote for the Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Shipping Award to be presented at the Radisson Blu Hotel in London on July 7th.
GE Gas Turbines on Euro Frigate
GE Marine reports that the first frigate Aquitaine of the Italian-French FREMM program was recently launched at DCNS’ shipyard in Lorient, France. The ship is powered by the GE LM2500+G4 gas turbine-based propulsion system. Aquitaine sea trials were successfully completed in May 2011. Construction continues on the first Italian Navy FREMM Bergamini, with initial start of the LM2500+G4 gas turbine propulsion system expected within the next few months.
Huisman Begins Construction on New Quayside
On Thursday, June 16, 2011, Huisman’s CEO Joop Roodenburg gave the official start signal for the construction of Huisman China’s new quayside. With the new quayside in place, the Huisman China facility will be easily accessible for seagoing vessels, allowing for fast installation, commissioning and testing of the Huisman designed and built offshore construction equipment onboard. Besides the installation of Huisman products…
Thrane & Thrane Partners with SpeedCast Ltd.
Thrane & Thrane, a manufacturer of equipment and systems for global mobile radio and satellite communications, and SpeedCast Ltd., a satellite telecommunications service provider, announced the upcoming launch of the SAILOR 900 VSAT antenna system on SpeedCast’s Global Maritime Broadband Network. The partnership allows Thrane & Thrane and SpeedCast to respond to the increasing demand for satellite communications in the maritime community.
TITAN Organizational Changes: Hoddinott, Neil
TITAN Salvage appointed Mark Hoddinott to global director, marketing and strategy, responsible for developing, delivering and managing the company's strategic marketing and business development plans.
USCG Sector Northern New England Change of Command
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Northern New England’s crew will receive a new commander during a change of command ceremony at 11:00 a.m., June 24, 2011 at the Portland Head Light in Fort Williams Park.
Designing to the Limit
Just as America’s Cup racers spent decades tuning the near perfect design formula of the 12-meter boats required by that event, so to have fishermen fine tuned the 58-ft Alaskan Limit seiner. The 58-ft limit was implemented in an early move to limit the size of vessels in the Alaskan salmon fishery. The boats are now used in many fisheries including halibut long lining and crab pot fisheries. The latest…
Off Shore Utility Vessel: IMO 2 Compliant
Sarawak Slipways has delivered a long list of anchor handling tugs and off shore vessels for petroleum producers around the world. In mid-June this year the yard completed sea trials on one of their larger vessels. The 61 by 14-meter Nautika Resolute is designated Offshore Utility Vessel and was built to a design by Wartsila Ship Design of Singapore. The vessel has a design speed of 12 knots but achieved 13.5 knots during sea trials.
Kvichak Appoints Larsen to QA Dept.
Kvichak Marine Industries in Seattle, Washington announces the appointment of Mike Larsen to our Quality Assurance (QA) department. Larsen will be responsible for the QA plan, in process inspections and documentation control for the on-going Transportable Port Security Boat (TPSB) contract with the U.S. Coast Guard. Prior to joining Kvichak, Larsen was with Aluminum Chambered Boats (ACB) in Bellingham as a project manager for multiple boat projects with the U.S. military.
Transatlantic Clean Tanker Rates at 1-Month High
According to a report from Reuters, refined petroleum tanker rates on top global export routes were mostly firmer on June 20 with transatlantic earnings at their…
KOTC Receives Giant Oil Tanker from S. Korea
According to a report from the Kuwait News Agency, Kuwait Oil Tanker Co. (KOTC) said it received a giant tanker from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co.
Tsakos Energy Navigation Charters DNA-Aframax Tanker
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN) announced the charter of the 105,000 dwt, DNA design Aframax tanker, Maria Princess, to a major Chinese oil concern for a twelve month period.