NAMEPA’s Maitland Addresses Leaders in China
At a recent Senior Maritime Forum held in conjunction with Marintec China 2011, Clay Maitland called for marine environment protection as “an essential strategy for corporate risk management”. As NAMEPA’s (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) Founding Chairman, Maitland told the over 400 senior Chinese leaders that “Clean seas are good business”. “In these times of economic pressure…
Keppel Set to Deliver Semisubmersible to Ensco
Keppel to deliver sixth ultra-deepwater semi to Ensco over the past 42 months. Keppel FELS Limited is on course to deliver ENSCO 8505, the sixth of seven ENSCO 8500…
Herschler Joins North American Marine Consultants
Captain Casey M. Herschler Joins North American Marine Consultants. Captain Casey M. Herschler has been named Director of New Business Development for North American Marine Consultants. Capt. Herschler will be responsible for developing new business ventures including new vessel and barge construction as well as conducting vessel, structure, facility and cargo surveys, insurance assessments and monitoring new construction, conversion and repair processes for clients.
Statoil Employs Natural Gas Tugs
Statoil to Use Vessels Running on Natural Gas for Eco-Friendly Operations. Statoil has awarded Buksér og Berging a contract for two escort tugboats to service the…
LCAC 91 Achieves High Speed on Algal Blend
The U.S. Navy successfully concluded its final alternative fuel demonstration for the year today with the Dec. 7-9 operational tests of the 50/50 algae-derived, hydro-processed algal oil and petroleum F-76 blend in a Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) amphibious transport vehicle at Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City. The tests also marked the fastest speed achieved to date by a U.S. Navy surface craft using alternative fuel blends…
LR: Statutory Alert
Carrying capacity of liferafts – revision to LSA Code Chapter IV (Applicabilty: Shipbuilders, owners and managers). Amendments to Chapter IV of the International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code, introduce an increased assumed mass of occupants for the approval of liferafts*. From January 1, 2012, all inflatable and rigid liferafts should be constructed on the basis of an average person mass of occupants of 82.5kg (increased from 75kg).
Alexia S4 to Strengthen Shell Marine Market Share
Next generation lubricant to help ship operators manage operating costs and operational simplicity. Shell Marine Products (SMP) plans to capture a leading share of the marine lubricants market with the launch of its 'next generation' marine lubricant, Alexia S4, next-year. Marine lubricants add up to 20% of operational costs. Currently, the global marine lubricants market is valued at more than US$5 billion.
This Day in Naval History - Dec. 11
From the Navy News Service. 1941 - A contract establishes the Naval Salvage Service. 1941 - The Wake Island Garrison, under the command of Cmdr. Winfield Cunningham…
Austal Opens Washington Office
Providing local support to Navy customer. Austal has announced the opening of Austal USA’s Washington DC Operations Office at 100 M Street, SE, Suite 310. The facility…
Marine Construction Policy Builds Expertise, Service into Coverage
Construction is a complex business. Equipment can break down; employees can be injured; a project can go awry in unexpected ways. Add a marine element to the work underway, and the pitfalls that a contractor must navigate to manage risk become even more challenging. Marine contractors have long understood that they need specialized coverage and have sought out ocean marine insurance carriers with the expertise to help them.
Legislation Aimed at Reducing TWIC Red Tape
Bill Would Reform Enrollment Process in Flawed TWIC Program. U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) introduced legislation today that would reform the burdensome enrollment…
ECRC Repowers With Evinrude
Eastern Canada Response Corporation (ECRC) selected BRP's Evinrude E-TEC engines to repower its 79-boat fleet. The CA$1.5 million contract was awarded to BRP based on Evinrude outboards' low cost of ownership and high environmental standards. ECRC operates six centres in eastern Canada and provides marine oil spill response services in all navigable waters east of the Rocky Mountains. Boats powered…
New Edition of U.S. Chart No. 1 Available
U.S. Chart No.1, Nautical Chart Symbols, Abbreviations and Terms, is an essential aid for new chart users and a useful reference for all mariners. The latest version, Edition 11, is now available for free download from the web. The new edition updates the descriptions and depictions of the basic nautical chart elements and symbols used on nautical charts produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).
Ferry Safety Forum for Developing Nations
A blueprint for safer ferry operations in developing nations has been drawn up at the inaugural Regional Forum on Domestic Ferry Safety - organised by the IMO and…
On This Day in Naval History - December 8th
From the Navy News Service. 1933 - The Secretary of the Navy establishes the Fleet Marine Force, integrating a ready-to-deploy Marine force with their own aircraft into fleet organization.
Bilge Sentry System Keeps Bilges Dry
Even the bilges of the most well-made vessels usually collect water or other fluids, resulting in foul odors, accelerated corrosion and an unsightly mess. The newest product from Delta "T" Systems leaves those problems in the past. Keeping an eye below deck, the new Arid Bilge Sentry ensures boats stay dry below deck. From a single control box, this system performs two key functions. First, its keeps all bilge compartments bone dry.
Hausman Named President, COO of Delta Rigging & Tools
Delta Rigging & Tools, Inc. (www.deltarigging.com), one of the largest providers of lifting and rigging products and related services in the United States, said…
Aker Solutions Maintains Bullish Outlook
Aker Solutions announced at the company's capital markets day that it is maintaining its ambition of 9-15 percent annual revenue growth for the period 2011-15 due…
Wanted: Descendents of the Heroes
Bollinger will honor the namesakes for the fourteen (14) USCG Fast Response Cutters (FRC) currently under contract, by hosting a fleet dedication in March 2012. Bollinger is looking for descendants and will host one or two representatives from each of the families. Bernard C. Robert J. Charles Walter David Jr. Bollinger has been able to contact the families of Bernie Webber, William Flores, and Richard Dixon, but need help locating the others.
Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Wins Contract
Arctech Helsinki Shipyard has been awarded a contract to build a multipurpose emergency and rescue vessel for Russian Ministry of Transport. The contract has been awarded together with Shipyard Yantar JSC. The value of the order is about EUR 76 million. The project will start immediately and the vessel will be delivered to the customer in December 2013. The hull of the vessel will be built by Shipyard Yantar…