Grimaldi Newbuild for Hamburg–West Africa Connection
Overnight from 25 to 26 September 2011, the GRANDE SIERRA LEONE docked at the Unikai terminal at the Port of Hamburg for the first time. It is the first sailing…
Marlink, Thrane & Thrane Agreement for Sailor 900 VSAT
Marlink and Thrane & Thrane have come to an agreement for the introduction of the brand new Thrane & Thrane SAILOR 900 VSAT antenna, which is commercially released in September 2011.
New Tanker Mothballed, First Since 1980s
According to a report from Bloomberg, a shipowner will mothball a newly built tanker for the first time since the 1980s as a glut of the ships erodes earnings. The aframax tanker…
ThyssenKrupp In Talks With Star Capital on Blohm + Voss
According to a report from the Dow Jones Newswires, German industrial conglomerate ThyssenKrupp AG (TKA.XE) is in exclusive talks to sell large parts of its Blohm + Voss shipbuilding business to U.K.
China's Shipbuilders Suffer Fall in New Orders
According to a report from Yonhap, orders won by Chinese shipbuilders dropped more than 6 percent in the first seven months of this year due mainly to prolonged uncertainties in the global economy…
Vietnam Charges Vinashin Executives
According to a report from the Associated Press, Vietnam’s state media said Vietnamese police have pressed charges against nine senior executives of a government-owned shipbuilding company…
Boatswain’s Locker Hosts Marine Trade Open House
Everyone in the marine trades, from boat builders to technicians to operators, are invited to attend the Boatswain’s Locker Open House in Costa Mesa, CA on Monday, October 3, 2011.
MARIS Supplies ECDIS to Hong Kong Police
Maritime Information Systems AS, Norway (MARIS), a recognised Electronic Navigation specialist, has secured its first contract from the Hong Kong Marine Police.
ICS Stresses Importance of Treaty Ratification
Governments must not impede the smooth operation of a global maritime regulatory regime by failing to ratify and implement crucial maritime conventions, warns the…
Expro Wins Hess Australia Appraisal Drilling Contract
Leading international oilfield services company Expro, has secured a contract worth in excess of $6 million (£3.7 million) with Hess Australia for an appraisal drilling…
GAC’s New Team to Boost Presence in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, 26 September 2011 – GAC is strengthening its logistics and oil & gas services in Latin America, with the announcement of two new appointments at GAC Brazil. With effect from 1 October, 2011, Monica Chaves is appointed as Oil & Gas and Logistics Manager based in Rio de Janeiro. Monica will drive overall logistics sales and expand product portfolios further to better penetrate the region’s oil & gas sector.
CG Auxiliary Rescue Research Vessel Passengers
A U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary operations vessel rescued nine children and one adult from the 40’ R/V Oceanic, which had run hard aground in Norwalk Harbor this afternoon.
Bay Shipbuilding Begins Steel-Cutting on Tidewater PSV
Fincantieri Marine Group (FMG) announced that its Bay Shipbuilding Company started steel-cutting on two 92.4-meter (303’) platform supply vessels (PSVs), of the MMC 887 LH PSV Design from MMC Ship Design of Poland, for New Orleans, La.-based Tidewater Marine, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tidewater Inc. The deepwater PSVs are state-of-the-art diesel-electric Z-drive propulsion vessels with redundant dynamic positioning (DPS-2)…
Topaz Adds OSV to Support BP Contract
Topaz Marine, a division of Topaz Energy and Marine recently acquired the Caspian Provider, an advanced Platform Supply Vessel (PSV), to join the company’s fleet on a four-year contract in Azerbaijan with a value in excess of $40m. The Caspian Provider will be working out of Baku, Azerbaijan, on a contract with oil and gas major BP won by Topaz Energy and Marine, in 2008. The Caspian Provider joins four sister ships already under the management of the Topaz Marine Azerbaijan unit.
ABS Type Approval for Hyde Guardian
Hyde Marine, Inc. announced that its Hyde GUARDIAN ballast water treatment system (BWTS) received Type Approval from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) on September 13, 2011.
Boudreaux Corporate VP for Litigation, Huntington Ingalls
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HII) announced that Chad N. Boudreaux has joined the company as corporate vice president for litigation, investigations and compliance. He will report to Bruce N. Hawthorne, corporate vice president, general counsel and secretary, and to George M. Simmerman Jr., corporate vice president and deputy general counsel. Boudreaux comes to HII from Baker Botts LLP…
Kano Laboratories Free Plant Maintenance Tips
More than 100 maintenance tips, collected from maintenance and operations personnel nationwide, are now available in a revised brochure from Kano Laboratories, the makers of Kroil Penetrating Oil.
Ingalls Shipbuilding Awarded $697.6M Missile Destroyer Contract
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) announced that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division was awarded a $697.6 million fixed-price incentive construction contract…
Moose Boats Delivers Patrol Vessel to Oakland Police
Moose Boats, a designer and builder of aluminum boats, has delivered a Moose M2-37 security and patrol vessel to the Oakland Police Department to provide expanded patrol duties at the Port of Oakland in addition to shallow draft response for Oakland’s waterfront. The procurement by City of Oakland was funded by U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s 2010 Port Security Grant Program. The vessel is…
Statoil Plans for Development of Skuld Field, Norway
Statoil and its partners have submitted a plan for development and operation of the Skuld field on the Halten Bank to the authorities. Norne operations vice president Anita A. Stenhaug, handed over the plan to Norwegian state secretary Per Rune Henriksen during a ceremony at Statoil's office in Harstad, Norway on 26 September. Recoverable reserves in Skuld are estimated at 90 million barrels of oil equivalents, mostly oil.