Highly Successful IMCA Annual Seminar
USA hosted the nineteenth International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) annual seminar from 9-10 November, with its theme ‘The future of marine and subsea operations’. This year’s seminar attracted over 340 delegates, and was endorsed by IADC, OGP, MTS dynamic positioning committee, API, ADC International, OCIMF, and OOC. The two days saw a range of presentations, workshops, social events, an exhibition with stands from 19 different companies…
Crowley Acquires 500 New 40' Containers
Brings Company Investment in New Equipment for 2011 to more than $23 Million. Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group is continuing to grow and update its equipment fleet to better serve customers with the addition of 500 new 40-foot, high-cube containers. The acquisition adds to the company's already robust equipment fleet of more than 45,000 units, as well as phases out some older containers.
Rockwell Provides Safety Calculator Tool
New Calculator Tool Provides Return-on-Investment Estimates for Safety Automation. Engineers, plant managers and environmental health and safety (EH&S) professionals now have a tool to calculate the potential annual return they’ll receive if they invest in an integrated safety automation system. Rockwell Automation developed the free Safety Return on Investment (ROI) Tool with J.B. Titus, a machine safety consultant and owner of J.B. Titus & Associates. The new Web-based tool, launched on Nov.
New Organizational Structure for Inmarsat
New Organisational Structure for Inmarsat Brings Renewed Focus on Core Markets; Stratos, Segovia and Ship Equip Now Align Under the Inmarsat Brand. Inmarsat, a provider…
This Day in Naval History - Jan. 03
1904 - The cruiser USS Detroit (C 10) lands a Marine detachment at Puerto Plata, Dominican Replublic, to protect American interests during an insurrection. 1944 - Top Marine ace Maj.
RIBCRAFT Offers Special Pricing
RIBCRAFT, a builder of professional grade rigid inflatable boats (RIB) for sailing programs and yacht clubs announced today that during the month of January all…
Third Mitsubishi Installation Powers LA Carriers
Deep in the Louisiana Cajun Country, LA Carriers was founded in 1986 as a small barge management firm. Now shipping in excess of 275,000 net tons of cargo annually, LA Carriers chooses Laborde Products to supply powerful Mitsubishi engines. The third such installation for LA Carriers, it allows the company to fulfill its promise of just-in-time delivery. A recently built 98' tug, M/V Karen Koby, was fitted with twin ABS-certified S12R-Y2MPTK Mitsubishi engines rated 1…
Chinese Shipyard Orders Plummet 47% in 2011
Chinese shipbuilding orders fell last year as global economic growth slowed, Xinhua News Agency reported, citing data from the National Development and Reform Commission.
Lockheed Martin: Integrates Nav System on Ice Patrol Ship
Lockheed Martin UK has completed the installation of its Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information System (WECDIS) on board HMS Protector, the Royal Navy’s new Antarctic ice patrol vessel.
Keppel Expands Offering for Offshore Wind Farm Installations
Keppel said it will acquire a substantial stake in OWEC Tower, an industry leading designer of jacket foundation. KV Ventus B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Corporation Ltd.
SynDeck Underlayment on RFA Black Rover
The military and commercial shipbuilding and ship repair industry is highly focused on the fuel efficiencies that result from ultra lightweight materials and by giving the highest possible performance, lightest possible weight, and excellent corrosion resistance properties, one deck underlayment system – SynDeck - meets all the requirements of the marine industry. When Southampton-based marine outfitters Trimline were contracted to carry out some refurbishment on RFA Black Rover…
Kongsberg Simulators with Multiple DNV Approvals
Engine room simulators approved to the highest DNV certificate level. A total of 14 Kongsberg Maritime Engine Room Simulator models received new Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Statements of Compliance in December 2011. The approvals are according to the revised standards laid out in DNV – Standard for Certification of Maritime Simulators No. 2.14 January 2011, which is based on the requirements of STCW Convention…
OceanSaver BWT Technology Receives Type Approval
OceanSaver today announced DNV Type Approval certification of its revolutionary next generation ballast water management technology, Mark II. “We have successfully…
USCG: Marine Safety Information Bulletin
Notice on Implementation of 2010 Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping Published. The Coast Guard will publish in an upcoming Federal Register a notice announcing steps for implementation of the 2010 amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended, (STCW) concerning hours of rest and security related training requirements.
BOURBON CEO Lefèvre Addresses Offshore Opportunities
MarineNews caught up with BOURBON’s Chief Executive Officer, Christian Lefèvre. As BOURBON’s CEO since January 1, 2011, Lefèvre has aggressively set about furthering BOURBON's business strategy which focuses on the offshore oil and gas marine services sector. The newly-appointed Chief Executive Officer has hit the ground running and has BOURBON on a steady course to achieve the promise of the “BOURBON…
SENER Promoting Innovation in Maritime Industry
SENER assists the professional workshop to promote the culture of innovation in the maritime industry. The workshop, held on 15 November in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria…
IMCA to Hold ROV Simulator Workshop
The modern remotely operated vehicle (ROV) simulator is a very sophisticated piece of equipment, extensively used for training personnel both offshore and onshore.
Keppel Expands into Offshore Wind
It will acquire a substantial stake in OWEC Tower, an industry leading designer of jacket foundation. KV Ventus B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Corporation Ltd.
Lifeboat Hooks: New Design Requirements/Industry Guidance
In recent years there have been a number of accidents caused by the failure of on-load release hooks during lifeboat drills, which have resulted in seafarers being seriously injured and even killed. IMO has therefore been developing measures to prevent accidents with lifeboats. The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has been following the IMO discussions through the Industry Lifeboat Group (ILG)…