15,000 Exchanges for WSS LRE Program
Liferaft Exchange concept continues to expand globally. Wilhelmsen Ships Service’s (WSS) market-leading global Liferaft Exchange Programme (LRE) is set to hit 15,000 exchanges since its launch just over two years ago and continues to expand, according to Dave Evans, WSS product marketing manager for liferafts. The LRE concept, which exchanges service-due liferafts and life-saving appliances for operational ones…
Webasto Launches FCF 24,000 Btu AC Unit
Self-Contained Air Conditioner. Webasto Product North America, Inc. (WPNA) has announced the arrival of the all-new Webasto FCF 24,000 Btu Air Conditioner, the only self-contained 115 Volt / 24,000 Btu air conditioner on the market today. The FCF 24,000 will be joining the already popular FCF (“Feel Cool Fast”) family of marine self-contained air conditioners. The HVAC experts at Webasto have engineered this product utilizing a compact design to it fit in small places on board.
Alaska Awards Crowley Environmental Contract
Crowley's Ocean Rangers Have Protected Alaska's Environment Since 2008. The State of Alaska's Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) has announced that it has awarded a contract to Crowley Maritime Corporation to continue administering the State of Alaska's Ocean Ranger Program, effective November 2011. The contract directs Crowley to recruit, hire, train and organize the logistics of placing…
CrewInspector.com: Change Crew Management Software
CrewInspector.com an online crew management software provider conducted an online survey asking its corporate website visitors crewing agents, vessel owners and managers to answer question if they are happy with their current crewing software they utilize within their company. Survey results provide interesting pattern, more than sixty percent of surveyed revealed they are not satisfied with the software…
Metal Shark Awarded $192M Coast Guard Contract
Louisiana Manufacturer will Replace Coast Guard's Small Response Boat Fleet. Metal Shark Boats has been awarded a contract to replace the U.S. Coast Guard's fleet of Response Boat - Small (RB-S) vessels. Up to 470 boats will be delivered across the Coast Guard fleet, with an additional 20 boats will be available to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, with another ten slated for purchase by the U.S. Navy.
Horizon Lines Expands Board of Directors
Board to expand to eleven from eight; seven New Board Members Join Four Existing Directors; Four Directors Retire. Horizon Lines, a domestic ocean shipping company, today announced that it will expand its Board of Directors to 11 members from eight, effective November 25, 2011. In conjunction with the expansion, seven new directors will be appointed and four of the existing eight directors will retire. • Jeffrey A. Brodsky, Kurt M. Cellar, Carol B. Hallett, James LaChance, Steven L.
Analytic Systems Certifying Products to ABS Standard
Analytic Systems has announced that it has responded to its commercial marine reseller network in North America and started the process of certifying their marine specific power conversion products. The first models to be certified to ABS standards are the new BCA1505 (1500W AC charger); the BCA310 (300W AC charger); the IPS300 (300W DC/AC Puresine inverter) and the VTC315 (Isolated DC/DC voltage converter).
IHC Merwede Poised for Expansion
A decision has been made to maintain the current shareholder structure at IHC Merwede. The IHC Merwede Supervisory Board – in addition to all of the current shareholders…
Salazar Names RADM Watson BSEE Director
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today named Rear Admiral James A. Watson IV as the Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). BSEE was one of the two agencies to succeed the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) on Oct. 1, 2011. Admiral Watson will begin as BSEE Director on December 1, 2011, and will succeed Michael R. Bromwich. Admiral Watson is currently the U.S.
SWIRE Appoints New UK Operations Director
Swire Oilfield Services, a provider of offshore cargo carrying units and associated services, has appointed Michael King as its new UK operations director. In his new role, Mr. King will ensure that the operational capability is fully developed, supported and resourced to provide the highest levels of service to all Swire’s customers served from the UK bases. Mr. King has a vast background in operations, starting 22 years ago when working as an aircraft engineer in the Royal Air Force.
Intermanager President: Protect Seafarers from Piracy
The “horrors” of piracy have dominated the first year of Meridian Marine Management Managing Director Alastair Evitt’s first year in his role as President of InterManager, the international trade association for the shipmanagement industry. Summing up his first year representing the world’s third-party and in-house ship managers, Mr Evitt told the InterManager Annual General Meeting today (November…
Genco Acquires Five Handysize Vessels
Takes Delivery of Genco Spirit. Genco Shipping & Trading Limited (NYSE: GNK) today announced that it has taken delivery of the Genco Spirit, a 34,432 dwt Handysize newbuilding.
OceanSaver Names Houtan Houshangi Interim CEO
OceanSaver, a leading global provider of class-approved, high capacity ballast water treatment (BWT) systems, today appointed Houtan Houshangi as interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Houshangi replaces Stein Foss who successfully developed and commercialized OceanSaver BWT system technology since the company’s inception in 2003. Foss will still be associated with OceanSaver and will…
NAUTIS Simulators DNV Certified
VSTEP has announced that its NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge Simulator has received the Class A certification from Det Norske Veritas AS (DNV). The NAUTIS simulators are now qualified to operate as fully-certified maritime training simulators with any maritime training school worldwide. With the certification, VSTEP joins a handful of simulator manufactures worldwide that hold the highest level of DNV certification.
Koden Introduces Black Box Radar
MDC-2500BB Series black box radar provides advanced performance with display flexibility. Professional Grade Features and Functionality Designed For Large Yachts, Workboats and Commercial Fishing Vessels With Owner-Supplied Displays. SI-TEX Marine Electronics now offers the new Koden MDC-2500BB Series Black Box Radar — a powerful, professional grade radar system designed for use with a vessel’s XGA or UXGA color LCD monitor.
Wärtsilä: License Agreement Extension with Korean Partner
Wärtsilä and its Korean partner, Doosan Engine Co. Ltd, a member of the Doosan Group, have signed a 10-year extension to the licensing agreement to build Wärtsilä low-speed engines.
IMUA Launching Inland Marine Course
The Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA) announced it will be presenting for the first time AMIM 122, a 12-part comprehensive study of the primary inland marine classes of business, in webinar format beginning in the first quarter of 2012. The AMIM 122 course was developed by The Institutes (AICPCU) to provide the fundamental knowledge needed for professional competency in handling inland marine insurance.
Climate Change Negotiations: Shipping Industry Briefs UN
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – which represents all sectors and trades of the global shipping industry and more than 80% of the world merchant fleet – has produced a briefing document for government climate change negotiators, in advance of the next United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 17), which commences in Durban at the end of November. ICS Secretary General, Peter Hinchliffe…
New Management for Ocean Intelligence
In support of global growth opportunities, the Singapore-based marine credit analysis company, has appointed John Phillips Manager Director. Phillips will also become a member of the Petromedia Group Board and will be based in Singapore. John Phillips comes to Ocean Intelligence from his own consulting company, Awyr Las Pte Ltd, which will continue to be run autonomously. Phillips was Global Credit Manager for leading marine fuels supplier Chemoil…
"140 Years of Hamburg Süd" Exhibition Opens
From 15 November 2011 to 25 March 2012, the special exhibition “140 Years of Hamburg Süd” can be viewed at the International Maritime Museum in Hamburg. It allows a unique glimpse into the history of the shipping group – with a host of historical paintings, posters and model ships. The occasion for the special exhibition is the 140th anniversary of Hamburg Süd, which was founded on 4 November 1871 by eleven eminent Hamburg merchants and ship owners.