Dolphin's New 3D Seismic Vessel, Polar Duchess, Employed
Dolphin Geophysical accepted a Letter of Award from TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA for a six-months charter of the new high-capacity 3D seismic vessel, M/V Polar Duchess. The contract is expected to begin during first half of April and continue through a full 2012 summer season in Europe. Atle Jacobsen, CEO said, "We experience positive development in demand for high capacity 3D seismic vessels…
Pollution Control Vessels Launched
Three unique pollution control vessels have been launched in Dorset – with a fourth under construction. The vessels – three with Doosan engines and Westerbeke generators from engine and generator specialist WaterMota – are to be used for oil spill recovery in South America and West Africa. Build by Manor Marine for Desmi Ro-Clean, the steel Pollution Catamarans (Pollcats) – 19m, 15.5m and 12m - are designed to absorb oil or pollution working at a speed of up to five knots…
ShipConstructor Partners With Cloudis
ShipConstructor Software Inc. (SSI) is collaborating with Cloudis to develop an interface to the Cloudis CMPIC Cable Management Application. This development is…
Hamburg to India Liner Service Upgraded
Within the EU the Port of Hamburg is one of India’s most important commercial partners in seaborne foreign trade. In November the Hamburg Joint Representative Office in Mumbai was officially opened.
CMA CGM Holds Firm in Difficult Environment
Volumes carried rose by 10% year-on-year to 2,604 million teus in the third quarter of 2011, confirming that CMA CGM is benefiting from the size and modern technology of its ships.
InterMoor Completes Saipem UK Contract
InterMoor Marine Services Ltd., an Acteon company, has completed a Saipem UK Ltd. (Sonsub Division) contract to perform positioning and heading control for the hook-up operations of a new floating production, storage and offloading(FPSO) unit in a depth of 815 meters in the Aquila Field, Adriatic Sea, Italy. Initiated in August 2010, the agreement included carrying out FPSO positioning and heading control analyses…
BOURBON Installs New Wind Structure in Atlantic
Capitalizing on its experience and leadership in offshore oil and gas marine services, BOURBON continues to extend its range of services and strengthen its positions in the offshore wind industry. BOURBON has just installed an innovative offshore wind structure in the Atlantic. In perfect conditions off the coast of Portugal at Aguçadoura, BOURBON has installed a semi-submersible wind turbine with a WindFloat foundation…
Navy Conducting Final Alternative Fuel demo
Navy to conduct final alternative fuel demonstration of the year with Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC). WHAT: The U.S. Navy is conducting its final alternative fuel demonstration for the year with a maritime alternative fuel test in a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) stationed at Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD), Panama City, Fla., Dec. 9. WHEN: Media availability will be held Dec. 9, 9 a.m. (CST). WHERE: LCAC ramp at Bldg.
AAPA Expresses Concern Over Stalled Contract
The American Association of Port Authorities today sent a strong message to Congressional Senate, House and Committee leaders, urging them to "take swift action" to avert a rail strike on Dec. 6, which would lead to a discontinuation of freight rail service, potentially costing American businesses and consumers $2 billion a day. "Railroads are a vital component of the freight transportation system and are critical to international trade and goods movement to and from our nation’s seaports…
Seaspan Welcomes Brian Carter
Brian Carter is joining Seaspan Shipyards as President, assuming this role full-time beginning January 9, 2012. In this role, Brian is responsible for delivering the long-term strategic plans of Seaspan’s three shipyard operations (Vancouver Drydock, Vancouver Shipyards and Victoria Shipyards). In addition to working with Seaspan’s senior management team at both the corporate and shipyard level, one…
NCA Enters Long Term Contract with FORCE
The Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) has entered into a long term contract with FORCE Technology for simulator based training of 350 Pilots and VTS operators…
Dockwise Wins Shipping Award
Dockwise has won The Royal Association of Dutch Shipowners’ KVNR Shipping Award for its bowless heavy-cargo ship Dockwise Vanguard. Heavy transport expert Dockwise in cooperation with consulting and engineering company Deltamarin have designed a unique semi-submersible vessel without conventional bow and with the accommodation in its entirety on the starboard side. The deck space of the vessel equals the main dimensions of the ship.
EnerMech Service Center Established for Reflex
Reflex Marine has established an accredited service centre (ASC) in Norway for its industry-leading FROG and Toro personnel carriers. The company has appointed mechanical engineering specialist EnerMech AS as the accredited service center in the region. As part of an ongoing program Reflex Marine has established accredited service centers in the UAE, Canada and the Caspian region, and plans to establish further centers in Singapore, the US and Brazil.
Cummins Names Jenny Bush General Manager
Cummins Inc. has named Jenny Bush General Manager for the Commercial Marine Business. Working in close cooperation with the Cummins distributor network, Bush will be responsible for all commercial marine business activities for the Engine Business Unit (EBU) globally, including business development and support. She will be located in Charleston, South Carolina and will report directly to Mark Levett, Vice President of the High Horsepower Engine Business.
ClassNK Issues Manning Certification
Manila-ClassNK continued to cement its position in maritime manning certification with the issuance of approval for seafarer recruitment and placement service providers in line with the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC, 2006) to Magsaysay MOL Marine, Inc. (MAGMOL). The approval confirms that the Manila-based manning company, a member of the MOL Group, is in conformance with the standards set forth…
American Club's Safety Module on Enclosed Spaces
The latest addition to the American P&I Club’s e-learning tools deals with the highly topical issue of entry into enclosed spaces onboard ship. The Case of the Silent Assassin reveals the hazards of entering enclosed spaces, which has already caused fatalities despite being a routine activity. The module is a new case study developed and produced by IDESS IT, showing how two seafarers were killed by …. almost nothing.
Reservoir Group Announces Acquisition of MSI
International oilfield services company, Reservoir Group, has announced the acquisition of Mudlogging Services Inc (MSI), the US-based developer and supplier of the MLogger series of gas detection systems. Founded in 2001, MSI is headquartered in Grand Junction, Colorado. From this base, the company leases its specialised systems and software to a number of major operators and independent oil and gas companies across the US and worldwide, including Mexico, Africa and Eastern Europe.
OIMOS Expands Operations
Offshore Inland Marine and Oilfield Services (OIMOS) today announced plans to expand operations at the Port of Pensacola thanks to shore-side improvements at the Port allowing more vessel service calls at Offshore Inland’s growing subsea support business base there. These plans include the installation of a 1200-amp shore power terminal, and a pier-side sewage discharge station to allow for additional service and support for Port of Pensacola customers.
MAN Signs Contract with COSCO
MAN PrimeServ Shanghai has signed two significant maintenance contracts with COSCO, the state-owned Chinese shipping group, during the Marintec 2011 maritime exhibition in Shanghai. Collectively, the contracts add up to a value of more than Euro 4 million. The first contract covers the retrofit of 32 vessels from the COSCO Bulk Carrier fleet with slide-fuel valves. It also includes the retrofit of 7 + 6 vessels with Alpha Lubricators, giving a cumulative value of more than Euro 2 million.
Hamburg Sud and Seago Line to Expand
Hamburg Süd and Seago Line to expand cooperation between North Europe and Eastern Mediterranean Hamburg 1 December 2011. With the aim of providing significantly more cost-efficient services, Hamburg Süd and Seago Line are pleased to announce that they are to enhance their cooperation in the tradebetween North Europe and Eastern Mediterranean. Both lines had responded to unfavourable market developments in this trade in August 2011 by combining their services.