Austal Acquires Philippines Shipyard
Leading global shipbuilder and defence prime contractor Austal has acquired a shipyard in the Philippines as part of its strategy to regionalise its manufacturing base for commercial vessels. The $7 million acquisition of the former FBMA Marine shipyard enables Austal to establish shipbuilding operations at the West Cebu Industrial Park at Balamban, in the province of Cebu. Austal will invest a further $5 million to enhance the shipyard’s existing facilities.
Kohler Diesel Powered Pressure Washer
From Water Cannon Packs a Punch for Commercial & Industrial Applications. Portable, diesel fueled and designed to destroy dirt and surface contaminants under even the toughest conditions, Water Cannon’s hot water Kohler engine powered pressure washer is one solid piece of machinery. With 4.0 GPM at 3200 PSI, this powerful diesel washer can be customized with a General Pump brand pump or upgraded to a Cat Pumps driven model.
Emergency Device Allows Safe Load Handling
As part of an ongoing safety evaluation for all their products, J D Neuhaus have introduced an emergency lowering device for their EH range of air operated monorail hoists. With this feature JDN complies with the leading standards like NORSOK, specifying an emergency device for the safe lowering of loads in the event of a cut in the main power supply. This new device supplements an existing fail-safe disc brake…
Jamaica Pushes for Marpol Compliance
Protection of the Caribbean Sea and meeting the International Maritime Organization (IMO) International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) 1973 will take centre stage in Jamaica this week when the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) joins the National Solid Waste Management Authority to present a training course on the Collection & Disposal of Ship Generated Garbage and Commercial Solid Waste.
Cummins Introduces QSB7 Marine Auxiliary Engine
Cummins Inc., a manufacturer of diesel engines for the commercial marine industry, is pleased to announce the latest addition to the Quantum Series product line…
Vizada Showcases New Business Solutions
Crew PC, new versions of Vizada XChange and SkyFile Mail optimize crew comms and business data management. Vizada, an independent provider of global satellite-based mobility services…
Woman Rowing Atlantic to Fight Human Trafficking
Boulder Colorado Woman to Row the Atlantic to Raise Awareness for Human Trafficking. In an effort to increase worldwide awareness of human trafficking, a Boulder woman will take part in an all-female, international team that aims to make history rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in December. Following a route similar to Christopher Columbus’ maiden voyage, the journey is prepared to set a record as the first, all-female crew of six to row 3,000 miles unaided across the Atlantic.
Interior's Salazar to Announce Oil & Gas Program
Secretary Salazar, Interior Department Leadership to Announce 2012-2017 Offshore Oil and Gas Program at 1200 hours today. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Deputy Secretary David J…
Sea-Fire Offers 3M NOVEC 1230 Fire Protection
The halon and CO2 replacement has virtually no Global Warming Potential (GWP), is non-toxic and won't harm delicate electronics. "GWP has moved to the forefront as a major environmental concern," said Sea-Fire president Ernie Ellis. "In the 1990s, Sea-Fire addressed ozone depletion with FM-200. Novec 1230 also has zero ozone depletion potential, but a GWP of just one. Compared to halon's atmospheric life span of 300 years, Novec 1230's is only 5 days.
International Talent Program in Demand
With application deadline only a week away, almost 800 candidates have so far applied to Aker Solutions' International Talent Programme. Applications are still coming in from all five selected recruitment countries. The International Talent Programme is an intensive two-year on-the-job learning experience, consisting of three eight-month assignments, covering different roles, businesses and locations within Aker Solutions' global network of offices and technology and manufacturing centres.
OceanSaver’s Retrofit BWT System DNV-approved
OceanSaver has supplied and commissioned its first ballast water treatment system to gain classification society DNV’s approval as a retrofit installation. The project was completed over the summer of 2011 on the car carrier Höegh Trove, operated by Höegh Autoliners and managed by Höegh Fleet Services. The installation precedes the mandatory requirements of the IMO 2004 International Convention for…
Strategic Marine Expanding in Western Australia
Western Australian shipbuilder Strategic Marine will expand its presence in the state's North West, establishing a new facility at the SINWA site in Karratha. The…
EPA to Reduce Emissions with Engine Repower Cash
EPA has recently awarded $250,000 to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (ME DEP). Together with another $250,000 provided by the State, these funds…
Globecomm's se@FLEX puts VSAT in Reach
Combined VSAT/L-band service delivers seamless, global high bandwidth coverage with full cost transparency from a single provider. Globecomm Maritime, the leading provider of maritime communications solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of se@Flex, a new global maritime VSAT package combining best of breed Ku-band coverage with mission-critical L-band back-up services. The result of the fusion of services from Globecomm Maritime companies…
New Report: Jones Act Vital to National Security
A recently released report from the Lexington Institute, The Contribution Of The Jones Act To U.S. Security, says the longstanding maritime law is vital to U.S.
Damen to Launch New PSV Series
Damen Shipyards will unveil its new Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) at EUROPORT 2011 and will launch a complete PSV range in the next few months. The PSV 3300 E3 is a dedicated supply vessel to transport supplies to oil and gas rigs and is specifically designed to perform safely in adverse weather conditions. The first two vessels will be built at the renowned Damen shipyard in Galati, Romania. Delivery is scheduled for early 2013.
Hann Launches New 32' Catamaran
Hann Powerboats, Inc., Sarasota, Florida, announces the launch of its new Blue Lightning 32 Catamaran by Hann. The new addition to the Hann Powerboats line of center console boats continues the tradition of fast, fuel efficient, stable hull designs. The new catamaran has a 10 foot 2 inch beam, with a LOA of 32 feet. It draws 23 inches and comes standard with twin Mercury Optimax 300 HP engines. In its initial sea trails the boat showed a top speed of 73.3 MPH in a sea state 2…
Alewijnse Presents its Revolutionary River Radar
Alewijnse Marine Systems is introducing a revolutionary river radar based on the latest technology and including many new features. The Inland Navigation Radar is being presented for the first time at the Europort exhibition from November 8 to 11 in Ahoy, Rotterdam, and will be available in early 2012. Innovative features of the new Alewijnse radar include the simultaneous overlay of AIS information on the radar image…
CDL and SeeByte: Compatible ROV Technology
SeeByte, the global leader in creating smart software technology for unmanned systems, is pleased to announce its compatibility with CDL Inertial Engineering of Aberdeen. SeeByte’s SeeTrack CoPilot system and CDL’s TOGS/NAV system are now fully compatible. This combination has created a truly efficient navigation platform, capable of delivering Dynamic Positioning (DP) for work-class Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) in challenging subsea environments.
ClassNK: Guidelines for SCR and Reductant Agent Supply Systems
ClassNK has announced the release of its new Guideline for SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) Systems and Reductant Agent Supply Systems. The new guidelines address…