Costa Favolosa Calls Dubai
Costa Cruises opened its sixth season in the Emirates with the inaugural call in Dubai of the flagship Costa Favolosa. A welcoming ceremony has celebrated the first…
iCGlobal: New Global Maritime Broadband
Telemar, in partnership with ORBIT Communication Systems and Milano Teleport launched iCGlobal, a concept the trio dubs a new paradigm in maritime satellite communications. Described as "flexible and future proof," the companies say the service combines the benefits of robust, all-weather global coverage of C-Band and cost-efficient scalable airtime packages with the easy-to-install and revolutionary compact OrBand VSAT system.
UK Club Checklist for Tanker Operators
A new publication from the UK P&I Club “How to prevent tanker cargo shortage claims” and subtitled “The cause of claims and how to avoid them during pre-loading, loading and unloading” focuses on one of the major sources of cargo-related claims in the tanker sector. It follows on and complements the recently published UK Club “Tanker Contamination Claims Checklist”. It identifies the main causes of cargo loss…
OceanSaver: BWT Industry first to Korea
Oceansaver achieved a milestone for the ballast water treatment industry with the commissioning of the first treatment system to include filters on a crude oil tanker in Korea.
New ONR Tech Ship Systems to Share Information Seamlessly
With Sailors and Marines increasingly relying upon networked data and apps, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) demonstrated to Department of the Navy officials how…
Mission Possible: Reinventing the Keel
When vessel owners and operators opt to bite the bullet and invest millions of dollars into a new workboat, it is reasonable to assume that they will start shopping with the expectation of procuring the most boat that their Limited money can buy. Capital investments of this magnitude are often justified solely upon the premise that a new custom-designed vessel will have more functionality and thus greater revenue generating capability. Why buy a workboat unless it can pay for itself?
Ship Emissions First: Commercial Scrubber System in Operation
Hamworthy Krystallon announced that the first of four vessels installed with the company’s seawater scrubbers for Italian ship owner Ignazio Messina & Co has come on line.
A Milestone for N-KOM and Intersleek
September 2011 witnessed a milestone for International Paint and N-KOM, the Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited, Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard, with the coating of three LNG vessels marking the application of 10,000 liters of Intersleek foul release technology at the new Qatar facility in less than four months since opening. The Al Marrouna and Al Areesh, 151,700 cu. m. sister ships operated and managed by Teekay Marine Management and the 137,354 cu.
Z Backscatter Cargo Inspection for Saudi Arabia
American Science and Engineering, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASEI), received its first order for a Z Backscatter Van (ZBV) from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The ZBV system will…
Voith to Propel 70-ton Tug for the Port of Haifa
The Port of Haifa is one of the largest ports in Israel and a key hub for trade in the Eastern Mediterranean. The port handles over 20 million tons of goods a year.
Transas Receives BSH Certificate for ECDIS Training
Transas Marine GmbH is the first among all German training institutes to receive BSH Flag State approval for its STCW conform ECDIS training. BSH has issued a certificate for Transas with an honorable number BSH-2011-921-001. ECDIS Training offered by Transas Marine follows the IMO Model Course 1.27 fully compliant to the Manila Amendments to STCW 2010, which will be compulsory for training from 1st of January 2012. This allows Transas to issue STCW 2010 compliant ECDIS training certificates.
MPT Upgrades Simulator System
Maritime Professional Training (MPT) has upgraded its simulator, and the maritime training and education provider is claiming that it will be world’s most visually realistic maritime simulator training experience. The system – which provides a true-to-life preview of a career at sea – is a result of MPT's plans to upgrade the visual projection systems of the Main Bridge located at their S.M.A.R.T. (Simulation For Maritime Assessment, Research and Training) Campus in Fort Lauderdale.
Ocean Rig UDW: Olympia Contract Novated
Ocean Rig UDW (NASDAQ: ORIG) announced that the remainder of the existing drilling contract with Vanco for the 6th generation drillship Ocean Rig Olympia has been…
McKinney Chooses Mitsubishi
For more than 40 years, McKinney Companies has served the Gulf petroleum and dry cargo industries from its headquarters on the Mississippi River and Intracoastal Waterway. The latest addition to the towing fleet is the shiny new Mac Andrew McKinney. To power the push boat, they turned to Laborde Products to supply an S12A2 Mitsubishi engine rated 940 hp at 1,940 rpm. "We wanted a Tier II diesel engine with hydraulic governor," said Andy McKinney, VP of operations.
Secure Waters Offers Trip Threat Reports
The Maritime Security Council has accredited the on-demand trip threat reports. Piracy continues to be a major problem affecting large yachts and worldwide shipping concerns.
IHC Merwede Wins €200m in Orders
HC Merwede won orders for vessels and equipment in its core markets of dredging and offshore to the value of €200m. The latest agreements confirmed by IHC Merwede…
Hann 40 Peacemaker Intrroduced by Hann
Hann Powerboats, Inc, of Sarasota, Florida, has introduced its Hann 40 Peacemaker, a fast patrol boat. This all-aluminum boat features twin Cummins 425 HP motors and Arneson surface drives. Designed to support a crew of up to eight, with a 500 nautical mile range, it is a fast and powerful patrol boat. The boat offers an economical patrolling speed of 25 knots, and a fast patrolling speed of 37.3 knots with full level three ballistic protection.
Army Takes Delivery of Fire/Rescue Boat
U.S. Army Takes Delivery of New Fire/Rescue boat from Gladding-Hearn. Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation has delivered a new high-speed fire/rescue boat to the U.S. Army. The all-aluminum vessel, designed jointly by the Somerset, Mass., shipyard and C. Raymond Hunt Associates, measures 75.8 feet overall, with a 20.6-foot beam and a shallow 4.2-foot draft. Designed to meet the Army’s primary mission of fire protection for its munitions terminal in Sunny Point…
This Day in Naval History
From the Navy News Service. 1943 - The Chief of Naval Operations issued the Bureau of Naval Personnel Circular Letter on non-discrimination in the Navy V-12 program.
IMarEST Role in Marine Mining
Marine mining, featured on the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology’s (IMarEST) Technical Activities Hot Topics Register, has added an important…