NOAA to Deliver More Charts, Faster
Revolutionary Change in NOAA Nautical Chart Production Means More Products, Faster, for Maritime Use. NOAA's development of a new navigational chart processing system, designed to meet the changing needs of the maritime community, moves into initial limited production on September 21. The new system, which slims down the current map production process while it beefs up performance, represents a technological…
Turbine Access System wins Carbon Trust Funding
Houlder and BMT Nigel Gee have announced they have been awarded a contract from The Carbon Trust as one of the selected participants in the Offshore Wind Accelerator Access (OWA-A) Competition. The competition, backed by the Trust and eight leading wind farm developers, challenged industry to think beyond traditional approaches, to enable access to the turbine structures for engineering personnel and equipment in further offshore windfarms that are being developed.
Chevron Selects BMT for Jack & St. Malo EFMS
Chevron U.S.A. Inc. awarded a contract to BMT Scientific Marine Services Inc (BMT) to provide an Environmental and Facilities Monitoring System (EFMS) for the Jack & St.
Costamare Purchases, Disposes of Vessels
Costamare Inc. (NYSE: CMRE)has reached agreements for the purchase and time charter of two secondhand vessels; time charter extensions for six existing vessels;…
TE Subcom, Alcatel-Lucen t Extend Subsea Comms Pact
TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, and Alcatel-Lucent announced an expansion to their joint maintenance program for submarine optical communication links throughout the Pacific basin.
Crude Carriers: Approval of Merger with CPP
Crude Carriers Corp. acquisition of Crude by Capital Product Partners L.P. (CPLP) in a unit-for-share transaction with Crude shareholders receiving 1.56 CPLP common units for each Crude share.
Corvus Energy Joins Aquarius Project
Fukuoka, Japan's Eco Marine Power Co. Ltd. announced that Corvus Energy will supply the energy storage component for its patent-pending Aquarius Wind and Solar Power System for ocean-going ships.
ExxonMobil, Greek Ship Owners Celebrate 50-Year Partnership
ExxonMobil Marine Lubricants and the Greek Group, a collection of likeminded Greek shipping families, celebrated a 50-year business partnership this summer, representing the oil company’s longest-running supply agreement with a Marine customer organization. The Greek Group was established in 1961 when nine shipping family companies formed a fuel and lubricants purchasing group with Mobil Bunker Ltd., London.
Hutton's Moves to New Headquarters
Hutton's, a UK-based ship supplier, has moved into a large new head office and warehouse facility to accommodate the company's growing business. Located in Witty Street…
Alfa Laval to be Featured on “World’s Greatest” TV Program
How 2 Media, the producers of the television show “World’s Greatest!...”, selected Alfa Laval to be a part of the popular television series. “World’s Greatest!...”…
HII Wins U.S. Navy Support Services Contract
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) said its AMSEC LLC subsidiary has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy for functions related to integrated logistics support for Hull…
Dubai Maritime City Authority Spearheads Effort to Establish UAE Bunker Standard
DMCA focuses on key issues covering safety, environmental sustainability and dispute resolution in bunkering industry. Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government entity in-charge of regulating and supervising all aspects of the maritime sector in Dubai, has announced that it is leading a new initiative that seeks to establish a professional bunkering standard in the UAE. DMCA has further revealed that it has gathered key stakeholders in the UAE bunkering industry…
DIVEX Wins Funding From Carbon Trust
International diving equipment technology company Divex are delighted to announce they have been selected by the Carbon Trust for support within the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme for their Launch and Recovery technology. The Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) is a project launched between the Carbon Trust and eight of the leading international offshore wind farm developers to help meet the European Union’s 15% renewable energy target for the UK.
Climate Change Impacts on Ports and Trade
Ports are likely to be affected directly and indirectly by climate changes, such as rising sea levels, extreme weather events and rising temperatures. Climate change…
BV Launches Condition Assessment Program for Yachts
Bureau Veritas has extended its Condition Assessment Program to cover all types of yachts. BV Yacht CAP will provide owners with a certified and recognized evaluation of the real status of any yacht to promote the yacht’s condition to charterers, brokers, yacht managers, banks and leasing companies. “Big yachts are big business but a high risk area for charterers and financiers,” says Vincent Lefebvre, Head of CAP and Environment section, Bureau Veritas.
Tug Malta Chooses Royston for Engine Monitoring System
Tug Malta, the only company licensed for towage operations in Malta, is having a Royston enginei fuel consumption monitoring system fitted to its newest tug. The vessel is currently under construction at the Zamakona yard in Spain and when it enters service the new system will enable it to be operated with maximum fuel economy. The enginei system will supply data from all five diesel engines aboard the tug.
Seaports Association Elects 2011-12 Board
Virginia Port Authority Executive Director Named Chairman; Two Past AAPA Board Directors Receive Distinguished Service Award. Virginia Port Authority Executive Director Jerry Bridges was formally installed on Sept. 15 as the American Association of Port Authorities' (AAPA) chairman of the board for 2011-12. Mr. Bridges accepted his new chairmanship duties at a membership meeting in Seattle during which the entire slate of 2011-12 officers was inducted as part of AAPA's 100th Annual Convention.
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.
NOAA Releases Study on Deepwater Horizon Controlled Burns
During the 2010 BP/Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill, an estimated one of every 20 barrels of spilled oil was deliberately burned off to reduce the size of surface oil slicks and minimize impacts of oil on sensitive shoreline ecosystems and marine life. In response to the spill, NOAA quickly redirected its WP-3D research aircraft to survey the atmosphere above the spill site in June. During a flight through one of the black plumes…
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.