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.
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.
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)…
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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…
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.
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…
Midwest Rescue Airboats Recent Deliveries
Midwest Rescue Airboats delivered two 8ft x 21ft multi mission capable platforms to our Kansas City Fire Department. The Fire Department will use their two airboats on the area rivers and lakes for all their rescue operations. The airboat will also serve as positive pressure ventilation (PPV’s) for smoke evacuation for large area structures and have limited use for high rise applications. The airboats…
FleetBroadband for Reederei Claus-Peter Offen 122-Vessel Fleet
Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, announced it has been selected by Reederei Claus-Peter Offen (CP Offen) to provide Inmarsat FleetBroadband airtime services for its entire fleet of 122 commercial vessels. CP Offen, based in Hamburg, is one of the world’s largest suppliers of modern commercial ships, including 122 container vessels, tankers and bulkers.
Largest Car Carrier Ever to Sail into East London
Laden with a consignment of luxury vehicles for the South Africa market, the 231 metre ship mv Tijuca became the largest car carrier ever to sail into the Port of East London. The vessel is on its maiden voyage to the country with ports of call including Port Elizabeth and Durban. In East London the 13 deck ship took advantage of a recent expansion project which saw the berth at the car terminal deepened from 9.3 to 10.5 metres to accommodate larger vessels.
Port Everglades Cargo Growth Double the National Average
Port Everglades’ 14 percent growth in containerized cargo during the first six months of calendar year 2011 is nearly twice the national average of 7.1 percent for all U.S.
NOAA Awards Fisheries Survey Vessels Contract to Krill Systems
Krill Systems Inc., a leader in advanced fuel and vessel monitoring systems, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the contract from National Oceanic and…