Transocean Announces Senior Management Changes
Transocean Ltd. has announced that Ricardo Rosa will step down as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective January 9, 2012. After a transition period, Mr.
Foss, State, Tribes to Build Columbia River Ferry
Partnership to create jobs; bring modern vessel to vital transportation link. Foss Maritime Company is joining with Washington state and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to build a state-of-the-art replacement for an aging 63-year-old ferry that's been a vital cross-Columbia River transportation link. The unique partnership between Foss and the Washington State Department of Transportation…
Freeman Marine Under New Ownership
Under New Ownership, Freeman Marine becomes part of the Advanced Marine Technologies Group. Freeman Marine Equipment Inc., a globally recognized brand and major US supplier to the worldwide marine industry, is now part of Advanced Marine Technologies (AMT). The company was purchased by AdvanTec Global Innovations of British Columbia, Canada. AdvanTec owns the four companies that make up the AMT Group. The other members of the group are Diamond Sea Glaze, Steelhead Marine and Manly Marine.
Austal chooses Survitec for new Fast Ferries
Austal Ships has selected Survitec Zodiac escape slides for the Perle Express and the Liberty vessels. Both are newly constructed 47m fast ferries and were completed at the Austal yard in Henderson, Western Austalia. Perle Express and Liberty entered service in October with their owner L’Express des Iles and are in use on routes between Guadeloupe, Les Saintes, Marie Galante, Dominique, Martinique and St Lucia.
SaveOurSeafarers Issues Statement on Somalian Piracy
Statement from the shipping industry’s SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign with reference to the U.K. House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee’s Report “Piracy off the coast of Somalia”. The shipping industry’s SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign welcomes the U.K. House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee’s Report “Piracy off the coast of Somalia”. As the FAC observes, gathering evidence against pirates is challenging.
PEC Premier Adds to SafeGulf Training
SEMS awareness training is now available as a part of the SafeGulf offshore safety orientation program. On January 1st, PEC Premier added a Safety and Environmental Management System module to its one-day Basic Safety Orientation and its three-day Core safety training course, meaning that both will now meet the new requirements for SafeGulf. The company is also offering stand-alone SEMS training for offshore workers who already have their SafeGulf cards. The U.S.
FSMAA Awards Dinner Honoring Jack Ringelberg
The Fort Schuyler Maritime Alumni Association is proud to announce it will honor John M. Ringelberg PE as Distinguished Alumnus of the year at its bi-annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, Janaury 26, 2012 at Bridgewaters in NYC. Captain Jack Ringelberg is currently CEO of JMS Naval Architects & Salvage Engineers, Mystic CT, which is the parent company of Divers Institute of Technology (DIT), a commercial diving school in Seattle, Washington.
This Day in Naval History - Jan. 05
1855 - USS Plymouth crew has skirmish with Chinese troops. 1875 - Cmdr. Edward Lull begins expedition to locate the best ship canal route across Panama. 1943 - In the Southwest Pacific…
Signal Announces Executive Promotions
Signal Internationalpromoted Michael R. Cook to Vice President of Contracts and Technical Support, Signal International and Andrew P. Veith to Vice President of Engineering, Signal International.
Affordable Acoustic Range for Harbour Surveillance
The Universal Acoustic Range and Processor (UARP) was developed to address the need for a reliable low cost method to provide harbor surveillance of surface and subsurface vessels. This turn-key system employs an ultra thin line array and passive sonar processor for the detection and tracking of surface ships and underwater vehicles. The signal processing is based on the next generation of Array Systems Computing Inc.’s (Array) SAPPS sonar processor architecture…
MOL Orders High-efficiency Cape-size Bulker
Based on Advanced ISHIN-III Technologies. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that it has ordered a new cape-size bulker that will adopt element technologies of the next-generation ISHIN-III vessel program to achieve high fuel efficiency. Universal Shipbuilding Corporation (President: Shinjiro Mishima) will construct the new ship, slated for completion in late 2014.
ClassNK: New Version of PrimeShip-HULL Software
Version 2.5 of Direct Strength Assessment Software for Container Carriers Free to Industry. ClassNK announced today the release of a new revised version, version 2.5.0, of its leading direct strength assessment program for container carriers, PrimeShip-HULL (DSA)/Guideline for Containers. The software, to be made available free of charge, contains new functions to improve usability as well as the strengthening of existing features.
Ohio Marinas Upgrade With Travelift
Marine Travelift dealer increases local marine economy sales. Two Ohio marinas purchased new Marine Travelift Mariner Forklifts from Interstate Lift Truck, an established Marine Travelift dealer for 20 years. The sales are a positive indication that the marina economy is growing from its 2008 economic decline. Since then, vessels have continued to develop in size and weight; and Foxhaven Marina and Whiskey Island Marina remain invested in the future of the industry.
Another discovery in the Gullfaks area
Statoil’s drilling of the Skinfaks South well in the North Sea has been completed and the estimated volume is between 1.9 and 6.9 million barrels of oil equivalents. This is the fourth infrastructure-near discovery in the Gullfaks area in a 10 month period. Light oil has been confirmed in Middle Jurassic reservoir rocks (Brent group) and a 80 metre high column in good-quality reservoir rocks. "We are currently evaluating how this discovery can be connected to the existing infra-structure…
Inchcape Expanding in Spain
Inchcape Shipping Services completes Northern Mediterranean expansion with opening in Algeciras. Inchcape Shipping Services, the world’s leading maritime services provider, has this week opened its doors in Algeciras – Spain’s busiest port. It is one of a number of new offices scheduled to be opened by ISS in 2012 and completes the company’s expansion in the Northern Mediterranean region. “The opening of the Algeciras office strengthens the company’s position in this important maritime region…
Maritime Engineers Expand into SE Asia
Maritime Engineers, the Australian based ship survey and marine engineering consultancy firm have opened a new office in Singapore this month. Part of James Fisher & Sons plc, Maritime Engineers offer a comprehensive range of professional and high quality marine consultancy services from ship surveys to naval architecture and design. “This new office will enable us to provide additional services to the region and allow us to better service the needs of our clients in the South East Asian region…
ClassNK Issues First Alternative Ballast Coating Approval
ClassNK Issues World’s First Approval for Alternative Coating System for Ballast Tanks under PSPC. ClassNK announced today that it had awarded type approval for the world’s first alternative coating system under PSPC (Performance Standard for Protective Coatings) for ballast tanks to a single coating system manufactured by Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co., Ltd. This approval is the first to be issued by any classification society anywhere in the world.
AVEVA Releases AVEVA Surface Manager
Improve marine design quality through standards based transfer of surface to and from external systems. AVEVA, an engineering design and information management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries, has announced the release of AVEVA Surface Manager 12.1, another new product in its AVEVA Marine portfolio. AVEVA Surface Manager allows the transfer of surfaces to and from external systems, by the use of neutral standards offering greater flexibility and increased design quality.
Hyundai Heavy Develops FLNG Model
Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s biggest shipbuilder and offshore facilities contractor announced today that the Company completed developing its own Hyundai FLNG (Floating Liquefied Natural Gas Plant) model in association with Linde AG, an international industrial gases and engineering company of Germany. The Hyundai FLNG has an annual production capacity of 2.5 million tons of LNG and can store about 193,800 m3 LNG with its compact size of 355 m in length, 70 m width and 35 m in height.
All-In-One Dye Pinpoints Leaks
Full Spectrum All-In-One Dye Pinpoints All Leaks in Oil and Oil-Based Fluid Systems in Marine Vessels. Tracer Products has developed a state-of-the-art fluorescent dye — TP-3405CS Dye-Lite® All-In-One™ dye — which greatly improves leak detection in all oil and oil-based fluid systems in marine vessels. It provides leak detection in gasoline and diesel engine oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, power steering fluid, as well as hydraulic and lubrication fluids.