Interest in DP Capability Forecast Software Exceeds Amarcon’s Expectations
In 2010 Amarcon’s OCTOPUS-DP Capability forecast for efficient offshore DP operations was brought to the market. The OCTOPUS-DP functionality gives offshore vessels the possibility to make optimum use of a safe time window for their weather-sensitive operations. The first installation of the OCTOPUS-DP Capability forecast software was performed on the LNG Carriers Suez Neptune and Suez Cape Ann, in order to facilitate a safe time window so that the vessels LNG can safely be discharged.
RBG Strengthens Team With CNNS Director Appointment
RBG, a provider of assess, inspect and repair (AIR) services to the global energy industry that was recently acquired by Stork Technical Services, has appointed John Kelly to the newly created role of Central and Northern North Sea (CNNS) operations director. Mr Kelly is responsible for leading operational activity across the CNNS (UK) region and ensuring RBG delivers a quality service, whilst maintaining the highest HSEQ standards.
Bureau Veritas Extends Class to Offshore Drilling Safety
International classification society Bureau Veritas has extended its classification rules to include the items of drilling equipment which are essential for the safety of offshore drilling operations. These rules cover well control equipment including Blow-Out Preventers, marine risers, tensioning systems, heave-compensation systems, drawworks, mud circulating systems, cementing equipment, drilling derrick and supporting structures.
Barclays Corporate Oil and Gas Exceeds 2010 Energy Deal Totals
Barclays Corporate oil and gas team announces it has provided funding for global energy deals amounting to US$1.26billion so far this year. The facilities have been provided for organisations operating in the UK and internationally, comprising bilateral and syndicated debt and trade lines for activities such as mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate funding. The figure has already exceeded the team’s US$1billion total of new deals in 2010.
Northern Offshore Wins Contract for Jackup Rig
Northern Offshore, Ltd., operator of production and drilling vessels for the global offshore oil and gas industry, won a contract from Maersk for the jackup Energy Enhancer. The contract, worth in excess of £20million will see the Energy Enhancer work in the Danish sector of the North Sea for one year, commencing early 2012. Maersk has options to extend the contract for up to three further years. John Monks…
Ingalls Delivers USCG National Security Cutter
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HII) said its Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivered the third National Security Cutter to the U.S. Coast Guard. A shipboard ceremony officially transferred ownership of Stratton (WMSL 752) from Ingalls to the Coast Guard. "Today we deliver another great ship to our nation's Coast Guard and celebrate the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the designers and builders who make it happen," said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Irwin F. Edenzon.
Coast Guard Foundation Announces Inaugural First District Awards Dinner
Non-Profit’s Tribute Celebrates the United States Coast Guard’s Finest in Boston. The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that its Inaugural First District Coast Guard Awards Dinner will take place on Thursday, September 15, 2011 in Boston. The evening’s Master of Ceremonies, ADM Thad W.
Commercial Divers and Police Assisted by Metal Detectors
Randive, a commercial diving company based in New Jersey, is employing underwater metal detectors in their search and salvage operations. The company was founded in 1959 by Randor Erlandson, and in the early days focused primarily on the needs of the maritime industry around the ports of New York and New Jersey. In the decades since, the company has greatly expanded its operations increasing its staff to 16, and adding as its clients some of the largest shipping companies in the world.
CLEAR-COM Names Ships Electronic Services as UK Distributor
CLEAR-COM NAMES SHIPS ELECTRONIC SERVICES LTD AS OFFSHORE MARITIME DISTRIBUTOR IN THE UK. Clear-Com, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, has…
Atlas Copco adds New Hammer to COP Line
Atlas Copco adds new DTH hammer for small diameter holes. August 30, 2011 – Commerce City, CO – Atlas Copco Secoroc has introduced the newest member in their COP line of DTH (down-the-hole) hammers, the COP 20. This new multi-purpose DTH hammer is designed for 2.75 inch to 3.5 inch (70 to 89 mm) diameter holes in difficult ground conditions. The COP 20 hammer has been engineered especially for the seismic drilling industry and construction work such as ground reinforcement and anchor bolting…
Vestfold University College enters co-operation agreement with MARIS AS
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…
Marad Advisory (2011-05) to Mariners: Risk to Vessels Transiting High Risk Waters
1. THIS MARAD ADVISORY PROVIDES INFORMATION ON THE RISK TO VESSELS TRANSITING THE HIGH RISK WATERS (HRW) OF THE GULF OF ADEN (GOA), RED SEA, INDIAN OCEAN, ARABIAN…
Marco Polo Seatrade Receives Court Approval
Marco Polo Seatrade receives court approval to continue to use revenues in the business. The Marco Polo Seatrade group of companies that filed for Chapter 11 on…
Nautical Institute: Alert! Issue No.27
Engineers and the human element. With ships’ machinery systems becoming ever more complex, the role of the marine engineer has been changing from the traditional ‘hands-on’ approach to one where on-board staff monitor the condition of machinery, closely supervised by technical managers ashore. The latest issue of the international maritime human element bulletin Alert! considers these changes and the important human element implications for modern marine engineers.
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.
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.
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…