American Club Seeks Premium Hike
The American Club is seeking a 5% increase in all classes of premium (mutual and fixed-premium) for both P&I and FD&D for the 2012 policy year that starts on February 20 next.
Trelleborg Develops IALA Compliant Nav Aids
Trelleborg Offshore, a global manufacturer of polymer and syntactic foam-based solutions for the offshore industry, has developed a complete range of IALA (International Association of Lighthouse Authorities) compliant Navigation Buoys and Lights. A unique alternative to traditional buoys, these new solutions offer the specifier significant total life cost-savings as well as improved reliability. The comprehensive range…
China Rules: Mammoth Vale Ore Ship Sits Idle
According to a report on Bloomberg, Brazil’s VALE may have made a very bad investment in one of the most heralded shipbuilding ventures of a generation. About three years ago the Brazilian mining giant announced its plan to build an impressive new fleet of up to 19 of the biggest bulk carriers in the world, signin a contact with Rongsheng Shipbuilding and Heavy Industries of China to build 12 carries valued at $ 1.6b to transport iron ore to China.
Transas Rolls Out New FleetViewOnline
New version of Transas Marine FleetViewOnline 3.11 SSAS and Tracking service. In today’s world economy, fleet management becomes more and more essential where information is a key. In response to this, Transas Marine introduces a new version of its fleet SSAS and tracking service FleetViewOnline 3.11. FleetViewOnline 3.11 offers its users three alternatives for electronic charts presentation; Transas Marine proven TX-97 charts with worldwide coverage…
Euroseas Announces Time Charter Extension
Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESEA), an owner and operator of drybulk carriers and container vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for dry bulk and containerized cargoes…
IHC Merwede Names New CEO for SE Asia
IHC Merwede appointed Denis Welch as its CEO for South East Asia. He will be responsible for helping the company to reinforce its regional identity and expand its…
ABB: Onboard DC Grid Breakthrough
ABB secured a first order for its Onboard DC Grid concept, which was launched in May 2011. The company is to equip a newbuild Platform Support Vessel (PSV), ordered…
World's First LNG Fueled Product Tanker
The Bit Viking is reportedly the world's first vessel in service whose main machinery has been converted to burn LNG as fuel. She is also the largest commercial vessel which is not an LNG tanker, to use LNG as fuel. After the conversion which was undertaken under the supervision of classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL), the 25,000 dwt product tanker successfully completed sea trials. Owned by Sweden's Tarbit Shipping…
CSA Honors Foss Vessels
Sixty vessels owned by the Seattle-based Foss Maritime Company are being recognized by a major maritime organization for their standout environmental records. The…
London Club Sets Increase for P&I
THE London P&I Club has set a general increase of five per cent in annual P&I call rates for the 2012/2013 policy year. Commenting on the background to the decision, Ian Gooch, chief executive of the club’s management team, says, “Prior open policy years are developing in line with expectations. In the current year the news is conflicting. On the one hand, we have seen some signs of increased claims activity, mainly involving cargo cases in the $100,000-$1m band.
WSS Introduces Three–in-One Welding
World-leading maritime services provider Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has launched a new, innovative welding machine that allows operation of three separate welding processes within one unit. The Unitor UWW-161 MP(Unitor Wire Welder- 161 Multi Process) allows users to carry out stick-electrode welding, wire welding (MIG/MAG) and TIG welding using a 230 volt single-phase 16 amp slow fuse. This represents a major step forward for welders in the constant drive to improve efficiency.
Denmark's Princess Mary Launches SVITZER Tug
Tribute to Bushfire town as her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Launches "SVITZER MARYSVILLE" Tug in Melbourne, Australia. Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark today launched SVITZER Australia’s newest Tugboat ‘SVITZER Marysville’ at Docklands in Melbourne, in honour of the bushfire devastated township of Marysville. The ceremony was also attended by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark.
Incat Crowther Launches Monohull Crew Boats
Incat Crowther has launched two 30m monohull crew boats by Veecraft Marine in South Africa. Perez and Deborah are the first Incat Crowther-designed vessels to be built by Veecraft, and mark a fast-growing relationship between the yard and designer. Incat Crowther has developed a strong relationship with Veecraft Marine, and is pleased to be working with an accomplished shipyard in South Africa. The relationship not only gives Incat Crowther a presence in Africa…
SpecTec Launches AMOS Replicator
One of the main issues when dealing with remote Databases, is the replication of data from the remote site to the office site. SpecTec has always been extremely specialized in Replicating Databases, and was the first one to invent a methodology which would replicate only data which had changed, while most competitors would replicate entire data files. With time and with the advent of SQL Databases…
ClassNK's First MLC Approval
ClassNK Issues First MLC Seafarer Recruitment Certification to NYK-FIL Ship Management Inc. ClassNK has issued its first approval for seafarer recruitment and placement service providers in line with the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC, 2006) to Manila-based manning company NYK-FIL Ship Management Inc. (NYK-FIL). The approval confirms the company’s conformance with the standards set forth in Regulation…
DAMOS System Certified by BV
DAMOS vessel maintenance system certified by Bureau Veritas. Damen Services, part of Damen Shipyards Group, announces that its Damen Asset Management Operating System (DAMOS) has been independently approved by classification society Bureau Veritas. DAMOS is a unique vessel maintenance management system that allows customers to maximise uptime and optimise cost of ownership. DAMOS is part of the Damen…
This Day in Naval History
Occurring on this Day, November 25h, in U.S. Naval History... 1775 - Continental Congress authorizes privateering. 1943 - In Battle of Cape St. George, five destroyers of Destroyer Squadron 23 (Capt.
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…