JMS Selects Integrator for GHOST
Keeping the Straits of Hormuz Open: New Weapons System to Counter Swarm Attacks. Juliet Marine Systems, Inc., (JMS), a privately funded company, has announced plans to select a weapons integrator for its revolutionary new product, GHOST. GHOST is a high-speed attack craft specifically designed to protect vital waterways like the Straits of Hormuz and to counter threats such as piracy, which is increasing in many areas of the world. GHOST has been compared to an attack helicopter on the water.
Atlas Copco Promotes Wolfe
Wolfe appointed Technical Support Manager for Atlas Copco Geotechnical Drilling line. John Wolfe has been appointed to the position of Technical Support Manager for Atlas Copco’s Geotechnical Drilling and Exploration business line, effective January 1, 2012. In his new role, Wolfe will report directly to Scott Slater, Business Line Manager — GDE (Geotechnical Drilling & Exploration.) He will provide training, technical and product support for all Atlas Copco store branches in the United States.
MSG MarineServe GmbH Obtains German Flag State Approval of ECDIS Courses
MSG MarineServe GmbH obtains German Flag State approval of its ECDIS Training Courses. MSG MarineServe GmbH has received, as one of the first German training providers, approval from the BSH (Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency), the German Flag State, for its STCW compliant ECDIS Training Programme. ECDIS Training is now a mandatory requirement for all ship’s captains and officers on SOLAS ships equipped with ECDIS, as the STCW manila Amendments came into force on the 1st of January, 2012.
i-TEC Launches Revolutionary Well Technology
Stimulation of offshore well achieved in 1.5 days, in contrast to the normal 40-50 days. Well technology company i-TEC has developed a unique, new lower completion ball drop sleeve system which can radically reduce the time it takes to stimulate a well. The i-Frac system allows operators to bring wells in tight formations on line much more quickly than other methods, resulting in potentially huge cost savings and earlier production revenues.
ICS Publishes New Flag State Table
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its latest annual Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table - see www.ics-shipping.org/flag-performance.htm . The Table collates various data available in the public domain. Under the supervision of ICS's member national shipowners' associations, the presentation of the Table for 2011 has been modified slightly in order to address feedback from governments.
Chartworld Chooses Hatteland for ECDIS
ChartWorld International selects Hatteland Display as key supplier of new and innovative ECDIS system. ChartWorld International of Cyprus has selected Hatteland Display of Norway as hardware supplier for its new and innovative ECDIS system. ChartWorld International is promoting a new standard for ECDIS that combines innovative hardware, software and data services, with a unique service and financing concept. Trond K.
SCAA Relocates and Names Executive Director
Spill control Association of america Relocates to Metro Washington, DC and names new Executive Director. Spill Control Association of America (SCAA), a professional association representing oil spill removal organizations (OSRO), spill managers/qualified individuals, consultants, equipment and material manufacturers, distributors, insurers, and educational and governmental organizations, announced today that it has relocated its headquarters to Old Town Alexandria…
Large-scale Cooperation Between Metizoft and Polarcus
Metizoft AS and Polarcus has a close cooperation. For Polarcus two new buildings at Ulstein Shipyard, Metizoft deliver "Completion" to both of them. "Completion" is a document management platform and contains all the documentation for new buildings from the handover of the ship until scrapping of the vessel far in the future. Metizoft`s role in addition to being the supplier of the database is the collection, categorization and review of the documentation.
Maersk Begins Reflagging Process
Maersk Line, Limited Brings the First of Two Project Cargo Ships Under the U.S. Flag. Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) completed the reflagging under U.S. registry of the MAERSK ILLINOIS, its newest multipurpose heavy-lift vessel. The ship is one of two sister vessels that MLL acquired in September 2011 and which will sail for Maersk-Rickmers U.S. Flag Project Carrier (Maersk-Rickmers), providing breakbulk and project cargo service for shippers requiring U.S. flag service.
Public Meeting in New Orleans for OIl & Gas Leasing
BOEM Will Hold Public Hearing in New Orleans on Proposed Oil and Gas Leasing Program. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold a public hearing in New Orleans on Jan.
Navmaster ECDIS Training CD Released
PC Maritime has announced that its Navmaster ECDIS type-specific training CD Rom is now available. Believed to be the first manufacturer to provide a stand-alone type-specific training CD Rom, PC Maritime has taken the view that the required training should be made as convenient as possible to the customer. As Anne Edmonds, PC Maritime’s Marketing Director, explains: “One Navmaster ECDIS type training CD Rom onboard can be used by any number of ship’s officers, as and when their time permits.
Det-Tronics Gains Approval for Gas Detector
Det-Tronics Adds IP66/67 Approval to Existing Ultra-Fast Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Detector; Detector approved for Class I, Div 1 locations including locations that require IP66/67. Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics), a provider of industrial fire detection, gas detection, and hazard mitigation systems, announces that its Nanotechnology Metal Oxide Semiconductor hydrogen sulfide gas (NTMOS H2S)…
Art Anderson Associates Names New Vice Presidents
Art Anderson Associates, a Bremerton-based multidisciplinary engineering services firm, has named Ralph E. Duncan, PE as Vice-President of Marine and Sean M. Hoynes, PE as Vice-President of Facilities. Each will be responsible for customer relationship management, program management, resource planning and allocation, contract compliance, quality assurance, personnel supervision, marketing, sales and strategy.
Navy's Great Lakes Energy Project Moves Ahead
Naval Station (NAVSTA) Great Lakes and Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Midwest are taking the next step toward decentralizing the base's steam heat delivery system…
New Industrial Coupling Catalog Available
Power Transmission Solutions, a business unit of Emerson Industrial Automation, introduces its new consolidated 300-page industrial coupling catalog covering Kop-Flex, Jaure, Morse and Browning products in bore sizes up to 43.5 inches, and torque ratings up to 329,000,000 lbs-in. The wide variety of designs covers a multitude of industries, such as steel, aluminum, pulp and paper, and mining, as well as turbomachinery.
Alan C. McClure Expands Analysis Capabilities
Alan C. McClure Expands Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis Capabilities. Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA) has announced that the company has recently expanded its Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis capabilities with a 50% increase to computational power, expanding their High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster to 48 processor cores, backed by 92GB of memory. This expanded capacity allows the company to handle larger, more complex models.
FMC Awarded Andarko Subsea Contract
FMC Technologies Awarded Subsea Systems Contract from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. FMC Technologies, Inc. announced that it has signed an agreement with Anadarko…
This Day in Naval History - January 10
1847 - U.S. Naval forces occupy Los Angeles during the Mexican-American War for the first time. 1917 - The Navy places the first production order for aerial photographic equipment.
Kennedy Joins Moore Stephens Brokers Ltd.
Moore Stephens Brokers Limited, a source of general insurance products tailored for Superyachts, has appointed Kathy Kennedy as its new executive vice president it was announced today. She will be based in the USA. A US based yachting industry veteran, Kathy most recently worked with the Ferretti Group on North American market development and with Derecktor Shipyards as director of marketing during the M/Y CAKEWALK build. - jewellery.
Diana Acquires Two Containerships
Diana Containerships Inc. (Nasdaq:DCIX), signed two Memoranda of Agreement with APL (Bermuda) Ltd. for the purchase of two Panamax container vessels, the m/v "APL Sardonyx" and the m/v "APL Spinel".