This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – January 18
1953- A Coast Guard PBM seaplane crashed during takeoff after having rescued 11 survivors from a ditched U .S. Navy aircraft shot down off the coast of mainland China.
This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 18
1911 - First aircraft landing on board a ship, USS Pennsylvania by Eugene Ely. 1962 - After a flash fire in the Persian Gulf on Danish tanker, Prima Maersk, burned a crewman…
AWS Revises Specification for Underwater Welding Code
A revised edition of the American Welding Society’s AWS D3.6M Underwater Welding Code, has been published. The standard known as D3.6M:2010 supersedes the 1999 edition.
Structural Integrity NDT Test for Deepwater Fiber Rope Connectors
First Subsea is using innovative non-destructive testing (NDT) technology to inspect the quality of forgings used in the new range of LankoFirst fiber rope connectors for deepwater moorings. Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) undertaken by Vibrant NDT Ltd is reportedly the only NDT technology to correlate to the structural integrity of the inspected component. The LankoFirst fiber rope mooring…
U.S. Shipyard Conference Draws Welding Experts to Seattle
When it comes to shipbuilding, welding is a vital and fundamental manufacturing process in the construction of ships and metal hull boats. At the American Welding…
BV Issues Rules for Offshore Floating Gas Units
Bureau Veritas has issued Rules for the classification of Offshore Floating Gas Units. The Rules cover structure design principles, hydrodynamic analysis, design loads…
China Gets First Overseas Order for LNG Ships
According to a report from CRIenglish.com, China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) signed a contract with Exxon Mobil and Mitsui & Co Ltd on Jan. 15 to build…
BP and Russia Sign Arctic Oil Deal
According to a Jan. 15 report from Aljazeera, BP has signed a joint venture with Russia's state-controlled energy giant Rosneft to explore for offshore oil and gas…
EU NAVFOR New Deputy Ops Commander
On 13 January 2011, Rear Admiral Thomas J. Ernst (German Navy) handed over the responsibility of Deputy Operation Commander of the European Union Naval Force Somalia, Operation ATALANTA to Rear Admiral Guido Rando (Italian Navy). The handover was conducted in the Operation Headquarters in Northwood, near London. Rear Admiral Ernst, who joined the operation in June 2010, has played an important part in the continued success of EU NAVFOR and the execution of the Operation ATALANTA mission.
Sustainable Marine Transportation Conference, Large Turn-Out
Around 200 professionals from the shipping, logistics and liquefied natural gas development sectors converged on Singapore today to take part in the Sustainable Marine Transportation Conference organised by the Norwegian Embassy in Singapore and partners Innovation Norway and the Norwegian Business Association in Singapore. The global shipping industry’s carbon footprint has come under increasing scrutiny from governments, lobbyists and environmental protection agencies in recent times.
MV Eagle Pirated in Somali Basin
In the early hours of Monday 17 January, the bulk carrier MV Eagle was attacked and pirated by a single skiff, with pirates firing small arms and a Rocket Propelled Grenade before boarding the vessel. The attack occurred in the Gulf of Aden, 490 nautical miles South of Salalah, Oman. There has been no contact with the ship since the attack. The MV Eagle which is Cypriot flagged and Greek owned, has a deadweight of 52…
MOL's Ship Starts Direct Service to North Europe
Mitsui O.S.K Lines Ltd.(MOL)'s MOL Precision made its first call at Tan Cang-Cai Mep International Terminal (TCIT) in Vietnam on January 15, where a welcoming ceremony was held in commemoration of the event. Attended by approximately 200 people, including government officials, this marked the start of a direct service from Vietnam to North Europe introduced by The New World Alliance (TNWA). TNWA created the new route by adding a Vietnam call to their JEX service.
Hudong-Zhonghua to Build LNG Carriers for PNG, Gorgon Jansz
Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that they have selected Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd. (Hudong)…
110 Year-Old Ship to Become Floating Health Clinic
The preservation of an important historic vessel is doing more than protecting the past, it’s saving lives in the future. This timeless icon of maritime history…
Oldenburg Group Gets Subcontract to supply LCS Vessels
According to a Jan. 14 report from the Pierce County Herald a Milwaukee firm will get over $200m to provide material handling systems for the new U.S. Navy ships to be built in Marinette and Alabama.
MV Samho Jewelry Pirated in Indian Ocean
On the morning of 15 January, the MV Samho Jewelry was pirated approximately 350 nautical miles South East of the port of Muscat, Oman. The 19,609-tonne Product…
New Century Shipbuilding Seeks $500-800M IPO
According to a report from Dow Jones, Chinese shipbuilder New Century Shipbuilding Ltd. plans to raise $500m - $800m in an initial public offering ahead of a listing in Hong Kong in the first half…
India Aims to Invest $100B in Ports, Shipping
According to a Jan. 14 report from The Wall Street Journal, India aims to invest $100b by 2020 to build new ports and develop its shipping industry in a bid to boost trade, Shipping Minister G.K.
Quality Shipyard Launches Cindy Brown
According to a report from www.dailycomet.com, Quality Shipyard launched the 266-ft Cindy Brown Tide for Tidewater on Jan. 13. But the MV Cindy Brown Tide enters…
MV Motivator Released from Pirate Control
In the early morning of 16 January, the Product Tanker MV Motivator was released from pirate control. The Marshall Islands flagged vessel, which was pirated on in the Southern Red Sea on 4 July and has a crew of 18 Filipino nationals, was released approximately 160 nautical miles South- West of the island of Socotra near to the coast of Somalia. An EUNAVFOR ship assisted the crew immediately after their release.