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)…
HMS Global Maritime Extends Westpac Express Contract
HMS Global Maritime (HMSGM) announce the extension of the HSV WestPac Express’ charter with the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) and the Third Marine Expeditionary Force…
Alewijnse Delivers IBS to Bodewes 762
Alewijnse Marine Systems has fulfilled the order for the delivery of a complete Raytheon Anschütz bridge system to Bodewes Shipyards hull number 762. The order was given to Alewijnse after Bodewes Shipyards B.V. together with vessel owner Nescos Shipping B.V. undertook a thorough investigation of a number of available bridge systems. Alewijnse delivered a complete bridge system with X&S band radar, dual ECDIS, autopilot and gyrocompass, all from the Raytheon Anschütz brand.
Hinder The Rust With HinderRUST
Fluoramics Inc. has developed a revolutionary, rust-inhibiting lubricant that is solvent free, non-aerosol based, and odor free. Frank Reick, the inventor of HinderRUST has many credits to his product portfolio. He is the original developer of Tufoil, which holds the title of “The World’s Most Efficient Lubricant” by the Guinness Book of World Records. In addition, while working with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Brunswick…
Eastern Shipbuilding Delivers Towboat to Setton Towing
Eastern Shipbuilding Group Finishes Up 2011 With Another 96 ft. Towboat Delivery for Settoon Towing, LLC., the JAMES J PERERA. Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is…
Hyundai Heavy Targets 20% Growth in 2012
Reuters reports that Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world's biggest shipbuilder, expects order growth to more than halve to 20 percent this year as the world economy continutes to sputter.
Intellocorp, Sea-Flex Partner to Launch Software Solution
Intellocorp LLC has partnered with the Danish shipowner Sea-Flex to launch together IntelloShip and SeaPlan in January 2012. “IntelloShip is a software that has…
Le Havre Freezes Container Harbor Dues Again
GPMH (Grand Port Maritime du Havre) has decided to freeze harbor dues for containerships, for the third consecutive year. This decision underlines GPMH’s will to offer its customers…