Krill Wins NOAA FSV Contract
Krill Systems won the contract from NOAA for supply and installation of Vessel Fuel Measurement and Management Systems (VFMMS) onboard six NOAA Fisheries Survey Vessels (FSV). In a competitive bid, on an unrestricted basis, NOAA issued its award to ‘the responsible vendor whose quotation resulted in the best value to the Government, considering both price and non-price factors’. The factors used to evaluate the quotations were: Technical Approach, Past Performance and Price.
This Day in Navy History - September 29
1946 -Lockheed P2V Neptune, Truculent Turtle, leaves Perth, Australia on long distance non-stop, non-refueling flight that ends October 1. 1959 - USS Kearsarge (CVS…
H2O Names Pryor Gulf Coast Sales Consultant
H2O, Inc., a leading water system equipment provider, has named Ira Pryor Gulf Coast Sales Consultant, announced H2O President Jess Fike. Pryor will focus on the Gulf Coast drilling market. His responsibilities will include sales and coordinating service for H2O’s patented Reverse Osmosis Watermaker Systems and rental equipment. Pryor has more than 25 years of sales experience in the oil and gas industry.
Armstrong Marine Delivers Versatile Landing Craft
Armstrong Marine Delivers Highly Versatile Landing Craft to Arctic Marine Solutions in Seward, Alaska. This unique work boat features custom built, self contained modules which can be attached in the field to deliver freight, passengers, equipment or any combination of the above to the jobsite. The all aluminum 68’ x 18’ high speed landing craft was designed to deliver multiple payloads using the same platform.
Teledyne TSS Shows DMS-500 Motion Sensor
A new range of motion sensors specially developed for commercial marine applications will be presented on the Teledyne TSS stand at Europort 2012. The DMS 500 range has been launched to meet the needs of users who require a conservatively priced, top-quality motion sensor with Ethernet connectivity, but without the high integrity subsea housings that typify Teledyne TSS products. The newest addition to the range is the DMS-500H which will be on show in Rotterdam.
Bad Vibrations Lead to Costly Dispute for Shipmanager
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has emphasised the importance of shipmanagers using the right contracts and having appropriate insurance in place to cover the legal costs of defending even weak claims. In the latest edition of its Claims Review, ITIC relates the case of a shipmanager which took on the management of a vessel. One of its duties under the BIMCO Shipman 98 management agreement was to provide crew for and on behalf of the owners.
Major Enhancements to AVEVA Marine
AVEVA (LSE:AVV) announced the 12.1 release of its AVEVA Marine solution which is designed to offer enhanced reporting options, improved productivity and extended language support features. The enhanced reporting options offer an efficient tool, with an enriched User Interface, enabling sharing across many of the AVEVA Marine modules and other AVEVA products. The new and improved capability means that users are able to create report templates via a wizard and can inserts images and charts…
Piracy Victims Receive Help System
A program to help seafarers and families cope with the physical and mental trauma caused by torture and abuse at the hands of pirates launches today in London, England.
Liberian Registry Grants Honorary Master’s License to Seafarers Director
THE Liberian Registry has awarded an honorary Master’s Licence to the Revd Canon Ken Peters, Director of Justice & Welfare for the Mission to Seafarers, in recognition of the generous and continued support he has provided in connection with Liberia’s Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) Inspector Training Courses. Presenting the award during the Mission to Seafarers Reception held at Lambeth Palace in London on September 27…
New Finance Manager at Ulstein Verft
Sindre Rotevatn (51) has been appointed finance manager and deputy managing director of Ulstein Verft AS. He will take up the position in November. “I am looking…
Polarcus Alima travels the Northern Sea Route
One of the X-BOW vessels designed by ULSTEIN, the seismic vessel ‘Polarcus Alima’, recently transited to Asia-Pacific via the Northern Sea Route (NSR). This is the first known passage of a 3D seismic vessel along the Northern Sea Route. Her passage commenced on September 15 from Hammerfest in Norway after completion of seismic operations in the Barents Sea. After only nine days and 3,000 nautical miles the vessel reached Cape Dezhnev in the Bering Straits.
N.E.I. Receives Fifth BWTS Type Approval Certificate
N.E.I. Treatment Systems receives its fifth BWTS type approval certificate from the netherlands, issued with a treatment rated capacity of 6,500 cubic meters per hour. N.E.I.
MES Delivers Pair of Bulk Carriers
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 56,000 dwt type bulk carrier M.V. “DESERT CONDOR” (MES Hull No. 1776) at its Tamano Works on September 29, 2011 to New Borough Corp., Marshall Islands. This vessel is a handy-max type bulk carrier of 56,000 dwt with a huge cargo hold capacity over 70,000 m3 and marks the 133rd ship of its series. This 56,000 dwt type bulk carrier series of MES is widely called “Mitsui’s 56” and is highly appreciated in the market.
Military Sealift Command accepts USNS William McLean
Military Sealift Command accepted delivery of dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS William McLean during a ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. The 689-foot long McLean, designated T-AKE 12, is the 12th of 14 new dry cargo/ammunition ships scheduled for delivery to the Navy by the end of 2012. The first ship of the class, USNS Lewis and Clark, joined MSC’s fleet in 2006 and is one…
WCI Reacts to Obama's Infrastructure Proposal
WCI says that President's proposal may be counter-productive to Nation's Economy. Michael J. Toohey, President and CEO of Waterways Council, Inc. “While Waterways Council, Inc. and its members applaud President Obama’s call for higher levels to recapitalize our nation’s lock and dam infrastructure, the Obama plan for collecting the funding may be counter-productive to the nation’s economy and fails…
Norchem AS Acquires Odfjell SE Shares
Norchem AS in Denmark (in which Laurence Odfjell, Chairman of the Board in Odfjell SE, has a controlling interest) has acquired 500.000 Odfjell B-shares at NOK 33 per share.
SafePort Project Completes Successful Sea Trials
BMT Group, the international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, is pleased to announce that the SafePort research project has completed initial sea trials of a prototype vessel management system at Dublin port. SafePort offers the first advanced vessel traffic management system designed for constrained ports, or waterways with high traffic densities, with integrated portable pilot unit.
IMarEST President's Lecture Focuses on Failure
Engineering failures in the marine industry certainly cost time and resources to correct and, sadly, sometimes resulting in loss of life. At his President’s Day Lecture…
Tug Delaware’s Restoration Underway at CBMM
In recognition of her upcoming centennial, the tug Delaware is now being restored to her 1912 appearance in full public view at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland. Delaware is a rare example of a typical early 20th century wooden river tug. Built in 1912 in Bethel, Delaware by William H. Smith, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s tug Delaware measures 39’8” x 11’4” and is now a floating exhibit at the museum’s waterfront campus.
Patterson Acquires Blackburn Marine
Manufacturer to Service Deck Fitting Product Line. Patterson Manufacturing, the marine equipment manufacturer based in Pittsburgh, today announced that it has acquired Blackburn Marine…