OSD Designing Low-Emission Tug for Iskes
Offshore Ship Designers has been contracted to develop the design of a low-emission diesel-electric harbour tug for IJmuiden-based Iskes Towage & Salvage. The 32-metre loa tug will have a bollard pull of 70 tonnes and will be powered by three diesel gensets driving electric motors mounted over azimuthing propellers aft and a Voith in-line thruster forward. The Azistern 3270 tug is a further development of the low-emission Azistern series developed by OSD.
VIKING Service Network Expands
VIKING continues its march forward in Europe and Asia with four new, well-equipped servicing stations opening in November. Marine and fire safety equipment manufacturer VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has announced it is opening four servicing stations at Brest (France), Split (Croatia), Kaohsiung (Taiwan) and Port Klang (Malaysia). The new ports further expand the company’s already dense network of stations in Europe and Asia.
Expro Wins North Sea Contract
International oilfield services company Expro has recently been awarded a significant contract by engineering project management company SPD on behalf of its client Valiant Causeway Limited. The contract involves the supply of subsea landing string services for monitoring of electronic submersible pump completions (ESP) in the Causeway oilfield. The contract win is significant as it provides the opportunity…
GL Updates Inland Nav Rules
To ensure the continuing safety and promote the efficiency of inland waterway transport, Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has released an update to the GL Rules for Inland Navigation Vessels (INV). The update to the rules came into effect on 1 November 2011 and consists of rules for: classification and surveys; hull design and construction; machinery, systems and electricity; and additional requirements for notations.
Logwin Experiencing Increased Demand
Ship Parts Logistics – Logwin experiences increasing demand. Grevenmacher (Luxembourg) – More and more ships only order spare parts when they need them since this saves procurement and storage costs. Logwin, the international logistics services provider, is also seeing this trend with the demand for its Ship Parts Logistics special service growing by 28 % in the last three years. Shipowners are benefiting…
COSTA FASCINOSA is 16th of Costa Fleet
Savona to Host Naming Event on May 6th. Costa Cruises, the largest Italian travel group and Europe’s no.1 cruise company, announces big news regarding the new flagship Costa Fascinosa (114,500 gross tonnage and 3,800 total Guests) (www.costacruise.com/fascinosa), the 16th member of the fleet, currently being fitted out at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard, that together with her sister ship Costa Favolosa, will be the largest cruise ship flying the Italian flag.
Yanmar Launches Commercial High-Speed Engines
Yanmar America Corporation of Adairsville, Georgia, has introduced a range of propulsion and auxiliary power High-Speed Commercial Workboat diesel engines. Offered in models from 350 to 1,800 hp (257 to 1340 kW), these powerplants open new commercial business opportunities throughout North and South America. Yanmar already dominates the commercial marine diesel engine sector in Japan and other Asian markets.
Galasso Joins SI-TEX Sales Team
SI-TEX Marine Electronics has announced the addition of industry veteran Rich Galasso to its team of top sales professionals. The addition of Galasso to the SI-TEX sales team will ensure strong representation for the rapidly growing company in the all-important Southern Florida market. As part of his duties with leading rep group Pilot Marine, Galasso will be responsible for both of SI-TEX’S extensive product lines serving two distinct markets.
Interferry: low-sulphur timetable ‘mission impossible’
Trade association Interferry says that ferry operators in northern Europe face a near-impossible choice in trying to meet the 2015 deadline for ultra-low sulphur emissions from bunker fuel. The association also warns that the low-sulphur legislation will prompt an environmentally damaging modal shift from short-sea to overland transport and pose severe financial implications for the overall European economy.
World's Third Largest Boast Hoist Delivered
Ohio Company expands woith world's third largest mobile boat hoist. The Great Lakes Towing Company and Great Lakes Shipyard purchase a Marine Travelift 700C. The Great Lakes Towing Company and Great Lakes Shipyard expanded their marine transportation, construction-repair and marine logistics business with the acquisition of a Marine Travelift 700C mobile boat hoist. The new 770-ton mobile boat hoist…
Boksa & Konacat Develop 85' Fast Cat
Boksa Marine Design, Inc. has teamed up with KonaCat to develop the KonaCat 85' Passenger Catamaran. This fast catamaran design can carry up to 200 passengers and 5 crew members. The particular vessel will be designed to cruise at speeds above 30 knots. The ferry will be constructed with Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) under the KonaCat Fast Build Kit System . Expected custom design and build time is just 6 months. Located in Mobile, Alabama, KonaCat is a builder of custom composite catamarans.
Seakeeper Gyros Tested on Wind Support Vessels
Continuing its aggressive commercial marine growth, gyro stabilizer manufacturer Seakeeper recently shipped M21000 units for testing with Hvide Sande Skib & Baadebyggeri (HSSB). The gyros will be used aboard 25m and 34m monohull wind farm support vessels for DONG Energy, a Danish leader in offshore wind farm development and construction. In a sector previously dominated by catamarans, Seakeeper gyros…
This Day in Naval History - Nov. 28
1941 - USS Enterprise (CV 6) sails from Pearl Harbor for Wake Island to ferry Marine aircraft to island. 1942 - Ensigns George W. Carlson and Mac A. Cason organize…
Kvichak Awarded Pilot Boat Contracts
Kvichak Marine Industries, of Seattle, WA, has recently been awarded a contract to build two 50’ x 15.5’ pilot vessels for the Crescent River Port Pilots (CRPPA) of Louisiana. The Crescent River Port Pilots operate on the Mississippi River between Pilot Town and New Orleans, LA. Designed by Kvichak Marine, the all-aluminum vessels will be powered by twin Detroit Diesel 60 series engines rated for 600 BHP coupled to Twin Disc MG5114SC marine gears.
Cargotec Supplying Unloaders for Morocco
Cargotec wins a large contract for Siwertell ship unloaders from Morocco. Cargotec has recently won a significant order for two Siwertell ship unloaders to handle coal at Jorf Lasfar…
Llyods Register Statutory Alert:
MARPOL Annex VI – certification of an ‘Approved Method’ for MAN B&W S60MC engines. Classification News 22/2010 detailed changes to nitrogen oxides (NOX) controls introduced by the Revised MARPOL Annex VI. These apply to marine diesel engines, with a power output of more than 5,000 kW and a displacement at or above 90 litres per cylinder, installed on ships constructed on or after January 1, 1990 but before January 1, 2000.
Davy Crockett Project Complete
Workers last week removed the final piece of the metal sheet pile cofferdam from the barge Davy Crockett work site on the Columbia River near Camas, Wash. This effectively signals the end of a 10-month effort to prevent a catastrophic release of oil and other hazardous materials from the former Liberty ship. Constructed in April 2011, the 850-linear foot cofferdam and impermeable liner allowed crews…
RENA Update from MNZ
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) has been advised by insurers acting for the charterers of the Rena (Mediterranean Shipping Company) there are a further 21 containers containing dangerous goods on board the ship. This is in addition to the 11 containers of dangerous goods already advised. However, Director of MNZ, Catherine Taylor, said expert scientific advice received by MNZ confirmed the material presented a low risk in its current state.