CMA CGM Launches New Service
CMA CGM Group has launched a new service connecting Asia, Fiji Islands and New Zealand, effective July 18, 2011. Named ANZEX, this new weekly service will deploy 7 ships of 1 800 TEU. ANZEX will be the only service in the market to offer two ports of call each on New Zealand's North and South Islands. With transit times of 17 days between Shanghai and Auckland and 16 days between Tauranga and Port Kelang, ANZEX is poised to become the fastest weekly service of its kind.
WSS's Liferaft Exchange Program Successful
Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has reported the rapid growth worldwide of its Liferaft Exchange Program (LRE) since the start of 2011. The maritime services provider…
U.S. Navy Commissions Electric Boat
General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $12.5 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms.
OceanFreight Undergoes Reverse Stock Split
OceanFreight Inc. has announced that its Board of Directors has determined to effect a 1-for-20 reverse stock split of the Company’s Class A common stock. The company’s…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - July 6
1809- Congress authorized the construction of twelve new cutters to enforce President Thomas Jefferson’s embargo. 1942- Coast Guard amphibious aircraft V-166 landed…
This Day in U.S. Naval History - July 6
1747 - Birth of John Paul Jones at Arbigland, Scotland. 1908 - CDR Robert Peary sails in Roosevelt from New York to explore Arctic. 1911 - First naval aviation base established at Annapolis, MD.
Martek Holds Navgard Training Sessions
UK-based Martek Marine has significantly expanded the geographic coverage of its Navgard Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm system (BNWAS) installer network, following two day-long training sessions.
Sub HMS Trenchant Upgrades with Thales Sonar
HMS Trenchant, the Royal Navy's (RN’s) most capable and up-to-date Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered hunter-killer submarine (SSN), has been ceremonially welcomed back into the operational fleet with upgraded state-of-the-art sonar from Thales. As part of a major refit programme that started in late 2009, the submarine has been fitted with Thales’s world-class Sonar 2076 Stage 5 system, and additional upgrades such as Tomahawk cruise missile capability.
Moose Boats Delivers M1-44 to U.S. Park Police
Moose Boats, an aluminum boat manufacturer, delivers a M1-44’ catamaran to the US Park Police in New York Harbor. The M1-44’ all aluminum catamaran is powered by twin 600hp Cummins diesel engines coupled to twin Hamilton 322 water-jets with Hamilton Blue Arrow Controls and includes a second full upper station. The boat features an extra wide fully enclosed cabin complete with a mini-galley, large work station, dinette and three shock mitigating seats.
USCG National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee Vacancies
The U.S. Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC). Applications should be received by August 22. 76 Fed. Reg. 39410 (July 6, 2011).
Aker Solutions Awarded $50 Million Contract
Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract for the delivery of a deepwater drilling riser system to the DSME shipyard in South Korea. The riser package will be delivered…
BOEMRE Studies Methods of Locating Gas Hydrate Deposits
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) has released a report on a bureau-funded study of new and more effective methods of predicting…
Magma Products Introduces CHOMS
International engineering consultancy Magma Products has developed a new technology-led system to enhance safety and efficiency during key phases of offshore oil and gas production projects. The Completion Hand Over Management System (CHOMS) is a web-based tool designed to capture all completion and certification data for all parts of any individual project. The multi-purpose system, with a project management ‘dashboard’ as its centerpiece…
Capt. Hae-gyun Awarded Exceptional Bravery After Pirate Attack
The Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has unanimously endorsed the decision of a Panel of Judges that the 2011 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery…
Consilium, Orange Business Services Satellite Services Agreement
Consilium Marine Group, supplier of marine products and customer services, and Orange Business Services, integrator of communication solutions, have signed a high-level global cooperation agreement. Consilium will globally market Orange marine VSAT communication solutions through its 34 offices in 19 countries. Orange Satellite Services includes a VSAT satellite communication system specially developed…
USS Dubuque Decommissioned After 44 Yrs
The Austin-Class amphibious transport dock ship USS Dubuque (LPD 8) was decommissioned by the Navy, June 30 at Naval Base San Diego. Retired Navy Capt. Howard J. Ursettie, the first commanding officer of Dubuque, spoke at the ceremony about his time on Dubuque. "The Dubuque was my last sea command and my favorite command," said Ursettie. "At that time she was new and state of the art. In the four decades that the ship has been in active service, thousands of Sailors have served onboard Dubuque.
AOD to Build KFELS Jackup Rig
Keppel FELS Limited's repeat customer, Asia Offshore Drilling Limited ("AOD"), has exercised its first of two options to build a KFELS B Class jackup rig worth $184 million.
E8500 Combustion Analyzer
The new E8500 combustion analyzer is a complete portable tool for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing. The E8500 is suitable for regulatory & maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace, and other combustion applications. The E8500 includes electrochemical sensors to detect the presense of O2, CO, NO, NO2, SO2, H2S, as well as NDIR Sensors which pick up CO2, CxHy, CO.
London P&I Club Reports Financial Growth
The London P&I Club consolidated its financial strength by recording an overall surplus of $3.6 million for the 2010/2011 year of account. This lifted free reserves to $145.1 million…
Carpenter First Woman President at SUNY Maritime
The State University of New York Board of Trustees on June 30 unanimously appointed Rear Admiral Wendi Carpenter, USN, president of State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College.