New Videotel Course: Real Time Tutoring
No matter which flag their vessels fly or which country they are from, ship operators will soon have no option but to comply with the obligations of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention – and now is the time to prepare. However, they face the challenge of finding high quality, flexible and user friendly training that suits the needs of personnel who operate in diverse working environments with unusual working hours.
GL Noble Denton Commissions Report on Outlook for Oil and Gas 2012
GL Noble Denton commissions new Economist Intelligence Unit report on the outlook for the oil and gas industry in 2012. GL Noble Denton, the independent technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, is calling upon sector professionals to contribute to what will be one of the most comprehensive sector outlook reports to date, a sequel to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s commended study: Deep water ahead?
Thuraya Appoints O’Neill of Boeing as Board Member
Thuraya Telecommunications Company, an international mobile satellite services operator, announced the appointment of Mr. Stephen O’Neill, President of Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc (BSSI), as a member of the Corporate Board of Directors. BSSI is one of Thuraya’s strategic shareholders and manufacturer of Thuraya’s leading-edge commercial satellites. The appointment of Mr. Stephen O’Neill…
MSC Chicago Charts New Waters for Durban
The 9,178 TEU MSC Chicago has become the latest vessel to take advantage of the newly deepened and widened port entrance channel in the Port of Durban, one of Africa’s busiest and largest multi-service ports. The ship is now also the biggest to date to sail into South African waters. Last week the vessel arrived on its maiden voyage to the country en route from Europe and stopped at the Ports of Cape Town, Ngqura and finally Durban.
Jack-Up Barge Awards New Contracts to MirTac
Successful audits and efficiency stimulate Jack-Up Barge to award new contracts to MirTac. Jack-Up Barge awarded MirTac new contracts for consultancy and Star IPS implementation for 4 locations: 1 monohull and 3 modular self elevating platforms. The assignment includes business consulting to optimize the efficient organisation of office-barge processes, the translation of daily practice into the Star IPS software and the set-up of all required documentation…
Offshore Rental Company to Expand
The Ferguson Group, specialists in the rental of containers, accommodation modules and engineering modules to the offshore energy industry around the world, is expanding…
qedi Appoints Directors
O&G commissioning and technology specialist qedi - part of AMEC, the international engineering and project management company - has appointed two new directors and expanded its Aberdeen headquarters to further harness the company’s increasing global growth including its rapid emergence in North America and Australasia. Barry Cann joins qedi as general director to head up the company’s Europe business…
Finnish Ambassador for the UK visits Teesport
The Finnish Ambassador for the UK recently visited PD Ports owned Teesport, to see the facility’s latest cranes, purchased from a Finnish manufacturer. As part of his tour of north-east England and Edinburgh, Ambassador Pekka Huhtaniemi visited the port with his wife, Liisa Huhtaniemi, met with senior port officials and was taken on a tour of the dock estate and shown around the port on a launch boat.
Ramora UK Wins Underwater Ordnance Disposal Contract
Ramora UK (www.ramorauk.com) a provider of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) training and support services, has signed a three-year deal with Kendall Brothers (Portsmouth)…
Vestfold University, MARIS Enter ECDIS Training Agreement
Vestfold University College (HiVe) and MARIS have entered a co-operation agreement covering MARIS ECDIS900 product specific training. The co-operation will see HiVe offering tailor made…
Design of Aquarius Solar Power Array Starts
Another step forward in the development of the Aquarius System was made recently when workbegun on the detailed design of the wind and solar sail panel. This panel or rigid sail will beused to harness wind & solar energy which will then be used to help power a ship thereby reducing fuel consumption and the emissions. The rigid sails are being developed by Eco Marine Power in co-operation with a number of development partners.
Former Navsea Commander Joins G&C Board
Gibbs & Cox said that Vice Admiral Paul Sullivan, USN (Retired) has been unanimously elected to the firm's Board of Directors. The Board believes his extensive naval command…
USS Pasadena to Undergo Extended Overhaul in Portsmouth
Rear Adm. Rick Breckenridge, Commander Submarine Group 2 welcomed the crew of the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752) who travelled more than 7,000 miles from Pearl Harbor…
This Day in Naval History
1918 - Sailors fire first of the five railroad batteries at Tergnier, a German rail head in the Comeigne Forest. These 14-inch, 50-caliber guns were originally designed for battleships.
MagnaShear Motor Brakes & PosiTorq Winch Tension Control Brakes in the News
MagnaShear oil shear motor brakes and Positorq oil shear winch tension control brakes from Force Control Industries are ideal for marine applications because they eliminate normal maintenance and adjustment, operate smoothly, and last up to 10-times longer than standard brakes. High grade castings, marine duty coatings, stainless steel fasteners and accessories make these brakes the ideal solution for onshore and offshore marine applications.
T.O.S. and Sheffield Join Forces
T.O.S. and Sheffield join forces in new provider of construction crew for Offshore and Oil & Gas industry. In July 2011 T.O.S. (Transport & Offshore Services) and…
Oxberry Risk Maritime Continues to Expand Services
Oxberry Risk Maritime continues to expand its maritime security and anti-piracy services. Oxberry Risk Maritime believes that identification and management of risk is a vital aspect of modern maritime business. Dynamic growth in an ever expanding market requires dynamic solutions to meet and exceed expectations. Oxberry Risk Maritime is responding to the demands of maritime and shipping sector organisations…
B&G Introduces Triton Instrument Display & Autopliot Remote
Electronics Leader Unveils New Multifunction Instrument for Coastal Cruising and Club Racing. B&G – the world leader in marine instruments, autopilot systems and…
Metal Shark Delivers Anti-Piracy Boat
38 Defiant Delivered to Atlanic Methanol for Security and Patrol. Metal Shark Boats has completed delivery of a security, patrol, and anti-piracy vessel for Atlantic Methanol Production Company's operations in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The boat is a derivative of Metal Shark's 38 Defiant, a platform already in use as a U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, law enforcement, and commercial vessel. "Metal Shark's capabilities extend far beyond the traditional patrol vessel…
Hans Jensen Lubricators Strengthens North American Market
Scandic Diesel and Hans Jensen Lubricators strengthen their position in the North American market through sales agreement and representation via Scandic Diesel Services in Montreal. Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S is a leading international supplier within the field of development, production, marketing and service of cylinder lubrication for two-stroke marine diesel engines for marine and power plant applications.