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.
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.
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.
Evergreen Group Chairman Honored in Rotterdam
Evergreen Group Chairman Dr Y F Chang is honored in Rotterdam with Commander in the Order of Orange-Nassau. Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Aug. 22, 2011)-- Evergreen Group Chairman Dr.
Harrington Hoists, Inc. Announces ISO 9001:2008 Certification
Harrington Hoists, Inc. announced that it has achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification on August 8, 2011. The intention of seeking this certification is to improve business performance by implementing processes that will ensure the company meets or exceeds customer needs. “Harrington has always been customer focused and we strive to provide quality on every level” says Bret Lussow, Business Development Sales Manager.
Safety Improvements Planned for Friday Harbor Ferry Terminal
The Friday Harbor ferry terminal will get a safety upgrade thanks to a $240,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division (WSF) will use the funding to build a barrier and gate to keep walk-on customers separated from vehicle traffic during ferry loading and off-loading. The project will also include signs to direct foot passengers to the terminal exit, town landmarks, and pick-up/drop-off areas.
Cummins Announces EPA Tier 3 Marine Solutions
Cummins Inc., a leading manufacturer of diesel engines for the commercial marine industry, is pleased to announce its U.S. EPA Tier 3 marine product solutions. Improving…
VIKING Cuts no Corners on Safety
Keeping people and business safe. That’s the strategy for VIKING, also when it comes to workplaces, no matter where they are in the world. Esbjerg, Denmark, August 23, 2011 – Marine and fire safety equipment leader VIKING Life-Saving Equipment reports that its Laem Chabang, Thailand production facilities were recently OHSAS (Occupation Health and Safety Assessment Series) 18001-certified. This brings the company’s Far East operations up to the same…
Resolve Acquires EBDG's New Orleans Office
RESOLVE Marine Group, Inc. (RESOLVE) has acquired the staff and assets of the Elliott Bay Design Group’s (EBDG) New Orleans, Louisiana office. The addition of former EBDG personnel in New Orleans expands RESOLVE’s in-house engineering team, creating a new company and wholly owned subsidiary RESOLVE Engineering Group, LLC. The Group will support RESOLVE’s extensive worldwide operations while continuing…
FPSO OSX-1 Begins Journey Toward Brazil Production
FPSO OSX-1, the first floating production, storage and offloading vessel in OSX’s fleet, has concluded its conversion in Singapore and set sail for Brazil. The journey is estimated to take 40 to 50 days. The FPSO OSX-1 is commissioned to produce the first oil for itsclient OGX, which is expected to start oil production during the fourth quarter of 2011. Chartered by OGX for a period of 20 years at an average day rate of $263…
DSC, Port of New Orleans Recognized
DSC and its customer, the Port of New Orleans, were recently recognized in the 2011 Hot-Dip Galvanizing Excellence Awards for use of galvanized steel throughout the dredge design. The Dredge Edward S. “Ned” Reed was awarded in the water and marine category of the annual competition, representing the finest achievements in the use of hot-dip galvanizing. For each award, all parties involved in the project are recognized winners…
Nordic Tankers: 2Q "Slightly Improved"
The second quarter of 2011 saw slightly improved time charter equivalent (TCE) revenue resulting in improved results compared to the first quarter 2011, and led…
Goltens Takes on the Piracy Challenge
As pirates raise the stakes on a number of key ocean trades, simple, cost-effective preventive measures can be put in place to protect ships and their crew in a matter of hours, according to Paul Friedberg, President of Goltens Worldwide Services. "We offer a service out of our Fujairah facility which encompasses the installation of a combination of razor wire and hoistable spikes which effectively prevents the boarding of merchant vessels by pirates," he explains.
Canaveral Moves Forward with Welcome Center & Cove Development
In an unanimous vote during its August Board meeting, the Canaveral Port Authority approved construction of a new Welcome Center and development of an entertainment district on the south-side of Port Canaveral. The $16.6 million Canaveral Cove project is scheduled for completion in June 2013. GWWO, Inc. of Baltimore, Maryland, will design the 15,000-square foot Welcome Center. It will include exhibit areas, movie theater/auditorium, and offices.
Larson Electronics Adds High powered LED Blasting Light
The Magnalight BL40-LED Blasting Light from Larson Electronics' combines advanced LED technology with rugged construction to produce a high powered LED blasting light capable of withstanding the demanding conditions found in sand, water, and media blasting operations. This IP68 rated 120 watt LED blasting light produces 7,200 lumens of intense light, is waterproof to three meters, corrosion resistant…
Danaos Adds 8,530 TEU Containership
Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC) on August 22, 2011 took delivery of a new containership, the CMA CGM TANCREDI, expanding its operational fleet to a total of 57 containerships aggregating 274,089 TEU.
Shank Joins SCI’s Maritime Education Team
The Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) recently enlarged the staff of licensed instructors at its Center for Maritime Education in Houston, adding to its ranks Captain Christine Shank…
MSC Ship: First USN Ship Visit to Vietnam Port in 38 years
Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd left Cam Ranh Bay in southern Vietnam today, marking the end of a historic visit - the first by a U.S. Navy ship to the port in more than three decades. Byrd spent seven days at Cam Ranh Shipyard for routine maintenance and repairs that included underwater hull cleaning, polishing of the ship's propeller, repairing shipboard piping…
This Day in Navy History
1958 - Massive concentration of Pacific Fleet in Quemoy-Matsu area prevents invasion of islands by China. 1958 - In Taiwan Straits Crisis, Units of 7th Fleet move…
Report: Daewoo Wins 5 Containership Contract