FMTA Now Online With MTAD
Florida Maritime Training Academy has announced that they are now part of the U.S. Coast Guard's National Maritime Center's (NMC) Maritime Training and Assessment Data Program (MTAD) that was rolled out earlier this month. "We actually had the opportunity to help the USCG with testing by signing up late last year and enter data through the Homeport. Our last STCW Basic Safety Training class of 2011…
EMU Geotechnical Services put to Test
EMU Limited’s newly expanded geotechnical services were put to the test recently when the company successfully completed more than 1000 cone penetration tests along the cable routes of a number of proposed offshore wind farms in Germany. Equipped with the most up-to-date marine soil investigation technology on the market, EMU’s geotechnical offering includes three and six metre variable frequency vibrocorers…
Videotel and MTNB Promote Good Training Practice
Videotel and the MTNB join forces to promote good practice in on board training and to simplify the training minefield. Every industry has its training needs. However the unique operating environment within the maritime sector, particularly on board a vessel, means that new recruits can be faced with a daunting array of training requirements and options. The Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) has responded to this…
Port of LA Breaks Record
For the second consecutive year, the Port of Los Angeles experienced record-breaking exports as outbound container volumes surged 14.5 percent in 2011 compared to 2010.
Report: Euronav Cancels Suezmax Contract
Euronav NV (EURN) canceled an order for a suezmax tanker to preserve cash following six quarters of unprofitable rates for its biggest vessels, according to a Bloomberg report.
IntelloShip: "Cloud Based" Computing for Maritime
Intellocorp LLC a Maritime Technology Company focused on business and process optimization in the Maritime industry, launched today their latest software product, IntelloShip.
Venezuelan Aquatic Authority orders 3 Damen Tugs
Damen Shipyards will soon deliver three tugboats to INEA (Instituto Nacional de los Espacios Acuaticos, the Venezuelan Aquatic Authority). This repeat-order follows a previous order for two Damen Stan Tugs purchased by INEA in 2009. The tugs will be used in the Venezuelan ports of Puerto Cabello and La Guaira, and are meant to give assistance to the ships entering and leaving the harbor. The vessels…
Bahrain's ASRY Lays Foundation as Global Maritime Power
While small in stature at just 760 sq. km. with a population of 1.2 million, the Kingdom of Bahrain, an archipelago in the Persian Gulf just east of and connected by causeway to Saudi Arabia, seeks to grow its stature in the world marine market to become a global maritime and logistics center by 2030. The Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard Co. (ASRY), which is central to this success, last month celebrated several key milestones…
Telephonics Announces Leadership Reorganization
Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), said that Kevin McSweeney has been named COO of Telephonics, a new position reporting directly to Joseph J.
Are the Ballast Water Stars Finally Aligning?
Ballast water was first recognized by the scientific community as a vector for transfer of potentially invasive marine species more than 30 years ago. It took a number of years…
Navy, IEEE Keep Electrical Ship Standard Current
It’s been a year since we first told you here in Maritime Reporter about the effort to update and rewrite the IEEE-45 Standard for Electrical Installations on Ships.
The Impact of Ships that Pass in the Night… or in the Day
MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands) is involved in several projects examining the effects of passing ships. Here we present the many ways MARIN helps to shed light on this phenomenon. MARIN’s Shallow Water Basin facilitates a wide range of model testing. A recent ship passing study again showed this versatility when two complete harbours were modelled, including more than 4,000 m of their surrounding shoreline.
Great Lakes Steamship Repower Incentive Program
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Direct final rule. SUMMARY: EPA is taking direct final action to simplify an existing provision in our marine…
MARIS and ARI Extend Links
Electronic navigation and ECDIS specialist, Maritime Information Systems AS, (MARIS) and New Delhi-headquartered ARI Simulation, the ISO 9001:2000 certified leading global supplier of simulation technology, are to extend their long-standing cooperation in three key areas. The two companies are to focus on type specific training, combined certification and on providing charts and electronic navigational data through MARIS Digital Services (MDS) to all ARI installations.
Furuno Offers Turn-Key BNWAS Solution
FURUNO’s IMO and USCG Certified BR500 Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System fitting date is rapidly approaching. With the primary fitting date of July 12th, 2012 rapidly approaching, many skippers of existing passenger and cargo vessels are looking for a comprehensive, reliable BNWAS system that not only meets IMO & USCG requirements, but also delivers a simplified, turn-key installation. With this in mind…
Lakes Ore Trade Up 12.8 PCT; Best Since 2006
Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 61,354,552 net tons in 2011, an increase of 12.8 percent over 2010, and the highest total since 2006. The year ended on a very strong note; December loadings were up 35 percent. Loadings at U.S. Great Lakes ports rose 14.3 percent to 55 million tons. However, shipments from Canadian ports registered only a marginal increase: 57,937 tons, or roughly two loads in Seaway-sized lakers.
Dick Bollinger Passes Away
Dick Bollinger — President Emeritus of Bollinger Shipyards-- died at home surrounded by his loving family. Richard N. Bollinger died at home on January 17, 2012 of natural causes. He was President of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. from his graduation from LSU in mechanical engineering in 1950 until his retirement in 2003, and remained President Emeritus and Director Emeritus of the company until his death.
Velocious Strengthens Subsea Services with Mock ROV
Velocious Australia has added to its portfolio of innovative subsea engineering and remote technology services through the development of a new Mock ROV. Most recently used to test tools for Chevron’s flagship Gorgon project off North West WA, the Mock ROV has the capability to replicate every function an ROV would carry out in a subsea environment to ensure safety and operational integrity. Unlike most industry Mock ROVs…
Carnival CEO Issues Statement Regarding Costa Concordia
We are deeply saddened by the reports of additional deaths following the grounding of the Costa Concordia. On behalf of the entire Carnival Corporation & plc team…