New ROV: Purpose Designed for Offshore Wind Farm Cable Market
Pharos Offshore Group has started construction of a newly designed remotely operated vehicle (ROV) specifically for the offshore wind farm cable market. The new Inter Turbine Array Trencher, the ITAT 800, is an 800 HP (600 kW) self-propelled trenching ROV that can be more easily maneuvered by the operators onboard its support ship than a towed plough. It uses a unique water jetting technology to cut the seabed.
GRC43m: Completing E. Coast Demo Tour
The Westport GRC43m (Global Response Cutter) “Solution” is completing the East Coast leg of the US tour, demonstrating the vessel to Domestic and Foreign Military agencies, Vice President of Westport Philip Purcell notes. Westport’s Business Model-Series built vessels--delivers a fast, long range, multi-mission cutter with extraordinary tolerances for durability and quality. The GRC43m demonstrated…
JDPS adds 550-hp Rating to new 6090SFM75 Diesel
John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announced a new 410 kW (550 hp) recreational vessel rating for the 6090SFM75 marine engine. The PowerTech 6090SFM75 recreational rating joins the 6068SFM75 298 kW (400 hp) and 6135SFM75 559 kW (750 hp) recreational ratings to offer customers a complete lineup of John Deere marine engines that are rated for high-speed recreational craft such as sport fishing boats and planing hull yachts.
DryShips Acquires OceanFreight Inc.
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) and OceanFreight Inc. (NASDAQ: OCNF) announced that DryShips has acquired 3,000,856 shares of OceanFreight Inc. The shares were acquired from entities controlled by Mr.
This Day in Navy History
1843 - Steam frigate Missouri arrives at Gibralter completing first Trans-Atlantic crossing by U.S. steam powered ship. 1942 - Five Navy nurses who became POWs on Guam repatriated .
Cargotec wins Award from MHI Shimonoseki Shipyard
Cargotec won the Best Supplier award 2010 from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shimonoseki shipyard in Japan. It was given to Cargotec’s Offshore business and local Japanese team and, in part, is recognition of the company’s drive to understand future customer needs through the provision of an extensive geographic presence and strong collaboration with customers. “This award is a great acknowledgement from an important customer in the Asian market…
Kvaerner, COOEC Complete Demo Platform Module
Kvaerner and COOEC have jointly invested in engineering and fabricating of a demonstration module to document the partners' combined capabilities for delivering new offshore oil and gas platforms.
FRV Construction Starts in Rauma Shipyard
On 25 August 2011 STX Finland Oy's Rauma Shipyard started the production of an innovative fisheries reseach vessel ordered by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources of the Republic of Namibia.
Rolls-Royce Ship Lifts to Middle East Yards
Rolls-Royce won contracts to supply Syncrolift ship lifts to two shipyards in the Middle East. One order, from Damen Shipyards Sharjah FZE (DSS) will see a Syncrolift designed and installed at Hamriyah Free Zone shipyard at Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates. This installation, with a docking platform of 120 metres in length and a width of 26.5 metres will be the sixth Rolls-Royce Syncrolift installed in the UAE and it will be operational by the end of 2012.
APL Logistics wins Emerson Rosemount’s Supplier Award
APL Logistics has received the best supplier award from global manufacturing technology giant Emerson’s Rosemount business unit for the second year in a row. Tom Moser…
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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…
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"…
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…
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.
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…