USCG Eases TWIC Requirements
The Coast Guard announced the publication of a policy letter that exempts a number of mariners from the requirement to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification…
Volvo Penta IPS Power in Russian Pilot Boats
Russian state owned company Rosmorport has ordered six pilot boats powered by Volvo Penta´s Inboard Performace System (IPS) drive system. With the IPS system, the 14m pilot boats will increase performance and reduce fuel consumption. Volvo Penta launched its IPS six years. With forward facing propellers and steerable drive units, IPS delivered improved performance, reduced fuel consumption and increased onboard comfort compared to traditional shaft installations.
RAmparts 3300 Class Tug Enters Service in Ningbo Port
The new tug Yong Gang Tuo 29 has recently been delivered to her owners, the Ningbo Port Group of China. This is the 7th Robert Allan Ltd. design in Ningbo's fleet and the first of the RAmparts 3300 class worldwide. The design is an evolution of the RAmparts 3200 class vessels already in Ningbo's fleet, and is a result of a recognized need to increase power and bollard pull to meet the expanding requirements of the larger ships visiting the port.
TORM Sells Two Bulk Newbuilding Contracts
TORM has entered into an agreement to sell two Kamsarmax bulk newbuilding contracts. The two vessels contracted in 2007 were scheduled for delivery in the fourth…
BSEE: Unannounced Spill Drill to Test Subsea Containment Response
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has completed the first unannounced oil spill drill since the reorganization of the former Minerals Management Service was completed on Oct.
EBDG Adds Staff
Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) said that Darren Monzingo has re-joined Elliott Bay Design Group. Darren first joined EBDG in 2003, bringing marine engineering experience in both the military and commercial marine sectors. He works out of Tampa, Florida in support of projects for EBDG's Seattle and New Orleans offices, where he is responsible for developing concept and contract designs, feasibility studies and cost analyses for new vessel construction and existing vessel modifications.
Report: Ten Ships for Yamal LNG
According to a report on www.barentsobserver.com, Novatek plans to order 10LNG tankers for its great Arctic project. The tankers reportedly will have a capacity ranging from 183,000 to 208,000 cu.
HII Wins $113m CVN79 Contract
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) said its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division received a $113m contract from the U.S. Navy to continue ship and propulsion…
ShipConstructor: Part of $1.4m NSRP Research Project
ShipConstructor Software Inc. (SSI) continues to expand its involvement in the US National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP), created to advance technology and…
Keppel Wins $809m Contract from Sete Brasil
Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), through its subsidiary Fernvale Pte. Ltd., has secured a contract worth approximately $809m from Urca Drilling B.V., a…
24m Catamaran Ferry Launches
Incat Crowther announced the launch of the 24m Catamaran Ferry Titiroa by Q-west Boatbuilders in Wanganui, New Zealand. The vessel has completed sea trials, and has been delivered to Real Journeys, who will operate the vessel on New Zealand’s South Island. The delivery of the vessel is a story in itself. Titiroa will operate on land-locked Lake Manipouri, in the middle of the South Island near Queenstown.
Aberdeen Harbor Plans to Invest $37.6m
The import and export of goods by sea remains a vital part of the regional economy of the north-east of Scotland and this has been demonstrated more than ever this year, with a positive rise in activity levels at the port. Next year is set for similar success, with the Board planning to invest in the region of £24million to ensure improvements at the harbour continue to meet the demands of new and existing customers.
Wärtsilä to Design for Brazil Pipe Laying Vessels
Wärtsilä will supply the design and propulsors/positioning system for a series of two new flexible pipe laying vessels (PLVs) for advanced operations. The vessels are to be built at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in the Republic of Korea. The owner and operator of the vessels is a joint venture formed between France-based energy industry company, Technip and the Brazilian oil & gas industry company, Odebrecht Óleo & Gás (OOG).
DNV, KEMA Create Energy and Sustainability Company
DNV has acquired 74.3% of KEMA’s shares, creating a world-leading consulting and certification company within the cleaner energy, sustainability, power generation…
Bulk Carrier Charter Agreement With Morgan Stanley Capital Group
Paragon Shipping Inc. (NYSE: PRGN) entered into a fixed rate time charter agreement for its Panamax Vessel, M/V Coral Seas, with Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc.
Launch Date Set for Two New Job Training Programs
Renee Marazon, CEO, The Maritime Academy of Toledo Foundation, said that applications for people interested in the Cruise Ship Professional Development and STCW…
GL Accredited for Energy Management Systems Certification
Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has been accredited by DAkkS (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle), the national accreditation body for the Federal Republic of Germany, to provide…
GL Garrad Hassan as Wind Power Forecaster
In order to manage wind generation in its real-time and day-ahead markets, the system operator for the New England area of the U.S., ISO New England Inc., has awarded…
Exmar to Accelerate Payment with LLOG
EXMAR said that following the terms of the Asset Purchase Agreement, LLOG and EXMAR have reached an agreement in principle whereby LLOG will accelerate the payments due on the sale of the OPTI-EX.
Hamburg Süd, MSC fuse Med – S. America East Coast Services
In view of continuous poor trading conditions and replacing its current service set up, effective from mid January 2012 Hamburg Süd and MSC will restructure their…