$23m Contracts Awarded to Great Lakes Shipyard
Caribbean Tugz, LLC, an affiliate of SEACOR Holdings, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida has awarded Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio vessel construction contracts to simultaneously build two new state-of-the-art 50-ton bollard pull ASD tugboats to be used for ship docking and escort operations at the Hovensa Oil Refinery in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The contracts’ total price of the new tugs is $23 million.
NOAA Ship Rainier Returns to Alaska for Sea Floor Surveys
NOAA Ship Rainier returns to Alaska to conduct sea floor surveys in support of safe navigation. NOAA Ship Rainier has begun a month long survey of the sea floor near Alaska’s Prince of Wales Island as part of a multi-year effort to update nautical charts for the area. In addition to supporting marine navigation, data acquired by the 231-foot hydrographic survey vessel will also support marine ecosystem studies and improve inundation models for areas vulnerable to tsunamis.
MLL's Fertig takes on Bermuda Challenge
Chris Fertig of Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) is competing for the Bermuda Challenge World Record leaving on his boat, the TDI CLEAN DIESEL from Liberty Harbor Marina in New York at 9:30 a.m. on September 21, 2011. MLL's sponsorship support of the M/V TDI Clean Diesel, captained by MLL's own Fertig -- General Manager of MLL's Maritime Technical Services (MTS) business unit -- will be competing for the Bermuda Challenge World Record.
WESMAR’s Commercial Bow Thrusters Part of Huge Australian LNG Project
WESMAR has shipped six of its large commercial bow thrusters for installation on three, 80-meter Ropax (Ro-Ro) vessels that will be working on a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project of historic proportion in Australia. The vessels are part of the Curtis Island LNG project and will be working off Gladstone near Curtis Island. The order is from Ultimate Marine Power, WESMAR’s dealer along the Australian East Coast.
WCI's Michael Toohey Testifies Before House Subcommittee
WCI President testified before House Water Resources & Environment Subcommittee on substantial economic importance of inland waterways system navigation projects, once completed, will provide jobs and billions of dollars for american economy. Michael J. Toohey, President and CEO of Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI), testified today before the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s Water Resources…
Underwater Thruster Operations Let Ships Avoid Drydock
Hydrex can assist shipowners with almost any problem they encounter with their vessel’s thrusters. A wide range of repair or maintenance work can be carried out to all types of thrusters.
Port Authority Board Approves Strategic Action Plan
Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority's Stepped up Mission to Foster Job Creation and Economic Vitality. The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority’s Board of Directors approved a new Strategic Plan today focused on growing both the maritime and development finance businesses and tackling critical infrastructure projects on the Cuyahoga River – all with the mission of fostering job creation and economic vitality.
Apply Now for Maritime Reporter’s Great Ships of 2011
In its December 2011 edition, Maritime Reporter & Engineering News will once again publish its “Great Ships” feature, focused on notable vessels delivered during the calendar year, filled with photos, technical specifications and insights, and exclusive view from designers, builders and owners. To receive specifications on the information required, Email: email@example.com.
UK P&I Club’s PEME Program Completes 250,000 Mariners
The UK P&I Club’s Pre-Employment Medical Examination (PEME) Programme is proving extremely successful with shipowners and managers and recently completed its 250,000th seafarer examination.
Aqua-Chem Showcases Water Treatment Solutions
Distributors can view latest line of “Green” Matrix reverse osmosis and sewage treatment solutions used by major yacht makers and customers like the Canadian Coast Guard.
Meet the Wider 42 - Commercial
A planning boat that is light, fast and economical, yet has the usable deck area of a boat twice it’s size and the stability of a trimaran! Sounds too good to be true, well that was my initial reaction until I attended the Press launch in Italy of the “transformer” Wider 42. I call it transformer because that’s what it does. It can plane at speeds over 50 knots and when it stops, by pressing a button, in 12 secs it transforms the cockpit deck into an are twice its size.
Stretching the Bounds of State Sovereignty
The operation of vessels in international commerce has never been more complicated than it is today, particularly from the standpoint of regulatory compliance. A…
OSX: On the Pole Position
The business of building ships has largely been tumultuous since the economic collapse of 2008 and lingering global malaise. - Your shipyard has a $4.8B orderbook…
RADAR vs MOBILE PHONE
2% (or $1.3 trillion)* of World GDP is accounted for by the mobile telecommunications industry. By comparison, the minute fraction of this that the marine radar industry accounts for has probably not been discovered yet. So what chance does radar have against such overwhelming authority, or should we say, financial might? Marine radar operates in two main frequency bandwidths, 3GHz and 9GHz. The mobile phone and wi-fi industries also like the 3GHz arena…
Steep Increase in Global CO2 Emissions
Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) – the main cause of global warming – increased by 45% between 1990 and 2010, and reached an all-time high of 33 billion tonnes in 2010.
Rosneft Marine Deploys New Bunker Tanker
Rosneft Marine UK Ltd., a subsidiary of Russian state-owned oil company OJSC Rosneft, has introduced a new bunker delivery tanker to service the Port of Murmansk in Russia. The Russian-flagged RN Magellan is a 4622 deadweight tonne (dwt) bunker tanker built in 2007. The modern vessel is part of Rosneft Marine's strategy to replace aging bunker tankers from the Soviet era. The company is also examining the possibility of relocating the tanker to St.
MOL (LNG) Selects KVH TracPhone V7 for LNG Tankers
Following a successful trial on its liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers, MOL LNG Transport Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, is adding the award-winning…
IEEE OES Presents Awards at Oceans '11
IEEE OES announced its annual award recipients at OCEANS ’11. The conference was held September 19-22 in beautiful Kona Hawaii. Both awards were presented at the Awards Luncheon held on Tuesday…
FMC Wins $135m BG Norge Deal
FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FTI) won a contract by BG Norge, a subsidiary of BG Group, for the manufacture and supply of subsea production equipment to support the Knarr oil and gas field. The contract has a value of approximately $135 million in revenue to FMC Technologies. The Knarr field, formerly known as Jordbaer, is located in Norwegian block 34/3 of the North Sea in water depths of approximately 1,320 feet (400 meters).
This Day in Navy History
1858 - Sloop Niagara departs Charleston, SC, for Liberia with African slaves rescued from slave ship. 1923 - Asiatic Fleet completes mission of aiding earthquake victims in Japan.