Wel Twin Torch Welding
Koike Aronson Ransom introduced the Wel Twin Portable Welding Carriage. Tested in shipyards worldwide the Wel Twin is a designed to be a rugged and ready to go to work carrying two torches to provide exceptional quality and production. The Koike Wel-Twin is the newest introduction to the portable welding carriage line. This heavy duty machine is designed to weld on both sides of a stiffener rib or I-beam up to 24 inches tall.
B+V Starts Navy Production
Blohm + Voss recently had a laying-down ceremony for the 125-class (F125) frigate took place at building dock 12 at the Hamburg shipyard. The ceremony was organized by the F125 Work Group (ARGE F125), consisting of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AG – who commissioned Blohm + Voss Naval GmbH to complete the order – and Friedrich Lürssen Werft GmbH & Co. Following a three-year design and management phase…
This Day in Navy History
1943 - In Battle in Empress Augusta Bay, U.S. cruisers and destroyers turn back Japanese forces trying to attack transports off Bougainville, Solomons. 1968 - Operation…
USS San Francisco Leaves Dry Dock
USS San Francisco (SSN 711) left dry dock Arco (ARDM 5) at Naval Base Point Loma, Nov. The Los Angeles-class, fast-attack submarine pulled into dry dock June 30…
General Atomics Works on Next-Generation Navy Power
General Atomics, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $12,288,073 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development activities associated with integrated…
E’LOO Electronic Toilets for Maritime Industries
Offshore rig workers to big shipping and yacht to cruise enthusiasts are always looking for new gadgets to enlighten their daily lives. How about this for innovation. Our Electronic Toilet washes and dries you within minutes without needing toilet paper ever again. Yes, you heard right, E’LOO electronic toilets popularity among the elite yacht population is growing by leaps and bounds and is crossing over to the offshore industry. Just recently, E’LOO Global Enterprises, Inc.
Seahunter: Amazing Boat Torture Test
On September 20, 2011, SeaHunter Boats, a South Florida yacht builder, hoisted a new, standard production, 35 foot boat, twenty feet into the air and dropped it on a concrete yard at Plantation Boat Mart in Islamorada, Florida. The impact registered 100 g’s at the transom. The result was a thunderous sonic boom when the quarter million dollar vessel first hit the pavement. The kinetic energy, caused by the nearly four ton vessel falling towards earth…
CleanBallast Ready for Russian-Flagged Vessels
RWO's ballast water treatment system received RMRS Type Approval. Classification society Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS) has issued a type approval certificate for the RWO ballast water treatment system CleanBallast. During the international exhibition NEVA in St. Petersburg, Victor V. Grishkin, Senior Principal Surveyor at RMRS, handed over the certificate to RWO. CleanBallast can now be installed on any Russian-flagged vessel.
Cortland Expands Anacortes Facility
US cable, rope and umbilical specialist Cortland has expanded its Washington facility in Anacortes. The expansion focus is on the creation of upgraded sales, engineering and administrative spaces. The Anacortes expansion will add an additional 4,800 square feet to the facility, bringing the total square footage to over 82,000. The new area will include 13 new offices, 2 conference rooms, a staff break room and create nearly 3…
Babcock Completes Refit of UK Border Agency Vessel
Babcock has successfully competed the first UK Border Agency vessel refit under a five year support contract won by the company earlier this year. Babcock was awarded the contract by the UK Border Agency in June 2011, to provide through-life maintenance and support for the Agency’s fleet of five patrol boats (known as ‘cutters’); Sentinel, Searcher, Seeker, Vigilant and Valiant. Under the contract…
Passenger Evacuation at a Push of a Button
Evacuating large numbers of passengers is now easier than ever with the new VIKING fully automatic liferaft and slide system. Marine and fire safety equipment leader VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has developed a 153-person, open reversible liferaft and mini slide system packed into a single aluminum stowage box. Named the VAS (VIKING Automatic Slide), and designed and certified for vessels on domestic voyages such as ferries sailing in protected waters…
USNS Big Horn Completes Fleet Deployment
Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn returned to Naval Station Norfolk Oct. 28, following a seven-month deployment to the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility, providing underway replenishment services primarily to U.S. and NATO forces supporting Operation Unified Protector. Big Horn travelled 39,355 nautical miles during the deployment and conducted 112 underway replenishments…
Tidewater Reports 2Q Results For FY-2012
Tidewater Inc. announced today a second quarter net loss for the period ended September 30, 2011, of $4.9 million, or $0.09 per share, on revenues of $250.9 million.
AIS-SART Processor IC - The Future of Marine Search & Rescue
CML Microcircuits has announced the launch of the new cutting-edge Marine AIS Search and Rescue Transmitter (SART) processor, the CMX7045. The CMX7045 is a highly integrated and flexible baseband processor fulfilling the needs of an AIS-SART and meeting IEC 61097-14 requirements. In addition to providing the core AIS-SART formatted data functionality, the CMX7045 incorporates a number of auxiliary…
NTSB Marine Accident Investigation Course
The National Transportation Safety Board is holding its Marine Accident Investigation course on December 5-9, 2011. The course, held at NTSB's Training Center in Ashburn, Virginia, focuses on the fundamentals of marine accident investigation including fracture analysis, human factors, survivability, operations, engineering, and electronic data collection and analysis. Current and former NTSB marine accident investigators are the course instructors.
APL: Refrigerated Container Fleet Safe
Shipping line takes extra measures to prevent mishaps. Global container shipping line APL today declared its refrigerated container fleet safe and announced new…
RBG Boosts Capabilities with Dive Intervention Craft
RBG, the leading provider of assess, inspect and repair (AIR) services to the global energy industry that was recently acquired by Stork Technical Services (STS), has enhanced its subsea service capability with the launch of two purpose-built dive intervention craft (IC). The launch was announced by RBG’s new Marine & Subsea director, Roddy James, who joined the company in October 2011 from STS having previously served as global account director, oil & gas.
Cargotec Delivering MacGregor RoRo Equipment
In October Cargotec secured two contracts worth around EUR 15 million for complete MacGregor RoRo access and transfer systems for deepsea Container/RoRo (ConRo) vessels.
Petrotechnics Deploys Sentinel PRO System for Canadian Oil Major
Petrotechnics, the global leader in the provision of frontline work execution solutions to the oil and gas sector, has announced the major deployment of its Sentinel PRO system across 13 installations for a major oil and gas operator in Canada. The project, which is part of a £3million ($5million) global roll out, will see Sentinel PRO become operational in both on and offshore installations across East and West Canada by the end of November this year.
IHC Pump Shaft Seal Acquires ATEX 95 Certificate
IHC Lagersmit acquires ATEX 95 certificate for its LIQUIDYNE pump shaft seal. IHC Lagersmit, part of IHC Merwede, has acquired the ATEX 95 registration for its LIQUIDYNE pump shaft seal. This registration signifies compliance with the European guidelines, which must be met in order for equipment to be used in potentially explosive atmospheres. The ATEX 95 registration has been issued by DEKRA Certification…