American Club Strengthens NY-Based Underwriting Team
Recruitment of Asian Specialist. In a move to add extra underwriting expertise to its New York team and further enhance its growing presence in Asia, the American P&I Club’s managers have recruited a well-known Asian specialist. Chris Hall joins Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc., New York, on September 1. He will be vice president – underwriting, reporting to Stuart Todd as head of underwriting in this capacity.
Larson Debuts New LED Light
The Magnalight BL70-LED Magnetic Mount Blasting Light from Larson Electronics' uses LED technology and heavy duty materials and design to provide operators with an LED blasting light that can provide excellent illumination while resisting the damaging effects of operation in media blasting applications. This LED blasting light produces 6,020 lumens and comes with an inline transformer that allows operation with standard 120V-277V AC current.
WSS Forecasts Increase in SARD Contracts
Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS), is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of Asian owners who are signing up for the Ships Agency Re-Defined (SARD) global service. SARD enables owners to integrate all of their ship agency requirements through a single point of contact and access to the WSS global network, which provides local support at more than 300 sites around the world. “We launched the services globally at the beginning of 2011 and the idea of a fixed fee…
Loading Computer Aids in Fuel Efficiency
Knowing the best trim for given sailing conditions is one thing, knowing how to get there is where Easeacon helps provide the solutions. With just 1.0% reduced fuel consumption, a mid-size container vessel saves over US$ 200,000 per year. Return On Investment within 6 months. “It is amazing how many ships sail with trims that are catastrophic to their fuel consumption and CO2 emissions,” says Christian Schack…
Container Industry: Slump to 50 Year Low
According to a report on Bloomberg, the container-shipping industry is dealing with the longest stretch of near-zero rates in its half-century history on the Asia-to-Europe route…
BMT Offers CNRI Decommissioning Support
BMT Cordah won a contract by Canadian Natural Resources International (CNRI). This project will see BMT provide vital support and guidance for the environmental aspects during two of CNRI’s decommissioning projects, both of which are currently in the planning and consenting phase. CNRI’s Murchison and Ninian Northern fields located in the northern North Sea have both been in operation since the early 1980’s.
Heikinheimo New President of Napa Group
Juha Heikinheimo (54) was appointed President of Napa Group (Napa Ltd), a leading provider of software solutions for the maritime industry. The appointment takes effect on September 1, 2011. Mr Heikinheimo assumes the position from Matti Salo, who successfully served as President of Napa Group for eleven years. Mr Salo will continue as President of the subsidiary, Onboard-Napa Ltd. He will focus his attention on customers and boosting the growth of the NAPA for Operations business.
Real-Time Anchor & Riser Monitoring System (RAMS) for FPSOs
Tritech has developed a system for the real-time integrity monitoring of mooring lines, umbilicals and risers on Floating Production Storage and Offloading Units (FPSOs). RAMS (Riser and Anchor Monitoring System) is a 360 degree riser and anchor chain monitoring system for FPSOs that is deployed beneath the vessel and monitors the presence, integrity and position of mooring lines and risers 24/7 from a single sonar head.
DeepOcean Wins Statoil Decommissioning Contract
DeepOcean AS, a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding AS, won a offshore removal and recycling contract by Statoil in connection with the removal of the SPM C loading buoy at the Statfjord field. The EPRD contract includes the Engineering, Preparation, Removal and Disposal (EPRD) of the SPM C Loading Buoy. The Work also includes an EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Fabrication and Installation) delivery of a Base Protection Structure to be installed on the field after the buoy has been removed.
This Day in Navy History
1925 - CDR John Rodgers and crew of 4 in PN-9 run out of fuel on first San Francisco to Hawaii flight. Landing at sea, they rigged a sail and set sail for Hawaii. 1941 - U.S.
Abu Dhabi MAR Kiel
As of September 1, 2011, the contracts for the acquisition of the former HDW Gaarden GmbH in Kiel have entered into force. Abu Dhabi MAR Kiel GmbH starts with 172 employees…
Howell Laboratories Names Allen President, CEO
Howell Laboratories, Inc. announces the promotion of David G. Allen to President and Chief Executive Officer to succeed Paul A. Wescott, Howell’s President since 1977 who is retiring.
SEA LEVEL MARINE Wraps Up Busy Year
Miami-based SEA LEVEL MARINE, full-service marine outfitting contractor, celebrates completion of the renovation of Britto Art Gallery, Cupcake Cupboard, Nursery, and Vintages Wine Bar aboard the Liberty of the Seas (January 2011) and Freedom of the Seas (March 2011). The project was completed in seven days during dry-dock in Freeport, Grand Bahama. For these renovations, the SEA LEVEL team led an…
Advisory to Owners or Operators of Ocean-Going Vessels Visiting California Ports
The purpose of this advisory is to notify owners and operators of ocean-going vessels (OGVs) of amendments to the OGV Fuel Regulation. Amendments to the regulation…
Tugboat Roundup Cancelled in Waterford
Event Was Scheduled for Sept. 9-11. The annual Tugboat Roundup scheduled for Sept. 9-11, 2011, at the Waterford Harbor on the Erie Canal has been cancelled because…
U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Alert 04-11
MARINER'S SAFETY ENDANGERED WHEN VHF RADIO DISTRESS ALERTS BY DIGITAL SELECTIVE CALLING (DSC) LACK LOCATION AND IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION. As the Coast Guard's…
MMMAC and MERPAC Advisory Committees to Meet
The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (MMMAC), sponsored by the US Coast Guard, will hold its inaugural meeting in Easton, Maryland on September 19-21.
NOAA's Thomas Jefferson Conducting Surveys
NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson conducts sea floor surveys to keep shipping safe along Long Island coast. NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson continues today on a three-month survey of the sea floor off the coast of New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island, as part of a multi-year effort to update nautical charts for Block Island Sound and keep large ships and commerce moving safely. In addition to supporting marine navigation…
Frank Koch, President and founder of DeFelsko Corporation (1934 - 2011)
Frank Koch, President and founder of DeFelsko Corporation died peacefully in hospital on August 8, 2011 at the age of 77 with his loved ones by his side. Born and raised in Germany, Frank was formally trained as a tool and die maker before emigrating in 1956. In the 1960’s, Frank’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to Ogdensburg, New York where he started several successful businesses including DeFelsko Corporation.
GL Award for Young Professionals
The classifications society Germanischer Lloyd (GL) rewarded three young engineers for their outstanding diploma theses. For the 2010 Award engineering students were asked to submit theses on “Innovative Ideas for Increasing the Energy Efficiency of Ships”. Torsten Schramm, Chief Operating Officer of the GL Group, presented the prizes to the deserving winners of the GL Award for Young Professionals 2010 at the Maritime Summer Meeting in Kiel.