Ocean Safety Secures Contract with Royal Netherlands Navy
The UK’s largest independent safety supplier, Ocean Safety, has concluded a contract to supply its Jonbuoy man overboard recovery systems to the Royal Netherlands Navy. The Jonbuoy, an automatically inflating recovery device which is designed to make simple work of hoisting a person back on board a ship or yacht, is directly manufactured by Ocean Safety. The contract was negotiated in conjunction with Ocean Safety’s Netherlands distributor Datema.
Hyundai Heavy Completes Test for Ice-breaking Ore Carrier
Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s biggest shipbuilder, today announced the completion of the final performance test for a model ship of 190,000 DWT ice-breaking iron ore carriers at Institute for Ocean Technology in Canada. When the actual 190,000 DWT iron ore carrier is built, the iron ore carrier will be the world’s largest ice-breaking commercial ship. It will be able to navigate 1.7 m thick ice-covered waters with a speed of 6 knots.
24m Catamaran Ferry Delivered by Incat Crowther
Incat Crowther is pleased to announce the launch, trials and delivery of the 24m Catamaran Ferry Fantasea Sunrise. In June, Incat Crowther announced the sale of the vessel to prominent Great Barrier Reef operator Fantasea Cruises. Since that announcement, Brisbane shipyard Aluminium Marine has tailored the vessel for Fantasea’s operation, including interior lounges and the application of striking graphics inside and out.
Marine Insurance Claims Training Initiative from Braemar
Braemar (incorporating The Salvage Association) has announced dates for its latest Port and Shipyard Familiarisation Courses to be held at Falmouth. The courses…
Statoil: Third Gullfaks License Discovery
An exploration well and a sidetrack currently being completed by Statoil near Gullfaks South have yielded the third discovery made in the Gullfaks licence so far this year. This confirms yet again that infrastructure-led exploration is important and yields highly commercial finds which can be brought on stream quickly,” says Tom Dreyer, exploration head for the northern North Sea. “We regard the area around Gullfaks South as prospective and the find confirms our faith in the area.
Hamburg Süd Expands in West Coast Central America
Effective from 4 September 2011, Hamburg Süd will expand its coverage of West Coast Central America by joining APL in a two loop service concept (WECA). - String…
AIDA, Lissi Set Sail Together - Aprentices on Training Ship
AIDA Cruises announced the signing of a cooperation treaty with the training ship society "Großherzogin Elisabeth e.V." With this cooperation, the apprenticeship at AIDA will offer even more on-the-job experience. Young academics and mechatronics will absolve a practical course lasting several weeks on board the tall ship Lissi, short for Großherzogin Elisabeth. "We have made the experience, that our students and apprentices know very little about nautical basics"…
Grandweld Delivers Pilot Boats to Ports of Fujairah
Grandweld Shipyards delivered “Fujairah Pilot I” to Ports of Fujairah. The vessel was part of contract to design, build and deliver two sister pilot boats. The…
This Day in Navy History
1942 - U.S. carrier aircraft begin 2-day Battle of Eastern Solomons where Japanese task force defeated and one Japanese carrier sunk. Japanese recall expedition to recapture Guadalcanal.
OceanFreight Inc. Reports 2Q Results
OceanFreight Inc. (NASDAQ: OCNF) announced for the three-month period ended June 30, 2011 the company reported a Net Loss of $1 million or $0.16 basic and diluted loss per share.
Markey Tapped to Supply CTD Handling Systems for Research Vessel
Markey Machinery is under contract to supply Scripps Institution of Oceanography (La Jolla, California, USA) with advanced deck equipment used to conduct scientific investigations using Conductivity…
LRAD Corp. Wins $1.5m Navy Deal
LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ: LRAD) announced a $1.5m in new LRAD orders from the U.S. Navy. The orders, which consist primarily of LRAD 1000X systems and support equipment…
Larson Electronics Releases New LED Spotlight Light
Larson Electronics' Magnalight.com has announced the release of the HML-5M-LED Handheld LED Spotlight with magnetic base designed to provide reliable and powerful illumination under tactical and professional conditions. Producing 3,600 lumens and pulling only 1.6 amps on 24 volts, this handheld LED spotlight is based on Magnalight's proven HML series of military spotlights that have seen use in Iraq and Afghanistan as a part of the Military's Escalation of Force Kits.