MOL to Scrap 5 Double Hull Tankers
Aims at Rejuvenation of the Fleet, Higher-quality Services. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced a decision to scrap five double-hull tankers (four VLCCs, one Suezmax) by the end of March. Scrapping of two vessels is already completed, and preparations are under way to start dismantling the other three. All five tankers were crude carriers launched before 1998. MOL…
LR Issues Safety Alert
Safety alert: Fast rescue boat launching appliance ‘wave compensator’ devices. Applicabilty: All owners and operators of new and existing ships. IMO Resolution MSC.218(82) introduced requirements for new fast rescue boat launching appliances, which entered into force on July 1, 2008. One of the new requirements was that fast rescue boat launching appliances be fitted with a ‘wave compensator’ device.
ClassNK Approves ECDIS Training Course
ClassNK Issues Certification for ECDIS Training Course and Manning Services Provided by the “K” LINE Group. ClassNK announced today that it had issued generic training course approval to an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) course offered by K Line Maritime Academy (Philippine) (KLMA (Phili)), a group company of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. The approval, which certifies that this…
Aquarius Eco Ship Concept Unveiled
Eco Marine Power Co. Ltd. (EMP) unveiled a concept ship design incorporating its Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) System. This concept design is called the Aquarius Eco Ship and is part of Eco Marine Power’s ongoing development efforts aimed at moving shipping towards a more sustainable future. The Aquarius Eco Ship is the result of a comprehensive study project which focused on optimising the…
ITF Announces 2012 Investment Plans
ITF, a global oil and gas technology facilitator, announced the challenges that its membership of operator and service companies want to see tackled as priorities in 2012.
ABB to Supply for New Viking Line Ferry
ABB won an order to provide an energy management system for one a new Viking Line cruise ferry, being built at STX Turku in Finland and due for delivery in 2013.
Nelson Appointed at Atlas Copco Construction Equipment
Stephen Nelson has been appointed to the position of business development manager at Atlas Copco Construction Equipment, Commerce City, Colo., effective January 3, 2012.
International Offers Silyl, Copper Acrylate Choice
International Paint introduced Intersmooth 7465Si SPC and Interswift 6900Si silyl acrylate antifouling coatings. The company reports that it is first to offer both…
Bollinger Wins Signal Safety Award
Bollinger Shipyards president and CEO, Donald “Boysie” Bollinger, won the 2011 Executive Leadership Safety Award by Signal Mutual Indemnity Association. The award…
Ingall Shipbuilding Awards Grants to Local Schools
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has awarded $70,500 in grants to 19 school districts and organizations in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.
Costa Releases Details on Guest Reimbursement from Concordia Wreck
Costa Crociere announced a compensation proposal for guests that have returned home after the Costa Concordia accident on January 13. This proposal is also the result…
National Initiative Launched by Maritime Industry Leaders
The high cost of recruiting, hiring and training the thousands of skilled shipbuilding and repair professionals needed across the country each year, coupled with the need to increase productivity has left executives in the industry searching for answers. In response to this need, industry leaders recently launched a national initiative called the Lighthouse Campaign. On December 6-7, 2011, the leadership…
Man-Overboard Product Wins Award
Kannad Marine SafeLink R10 SRS Named Overall Winner of 2012 Pittman Innovation Awards. McMurdo Ltd, a company of the Orolia Group announced that its Kannad Marine SafeLink R10 SRS (Survivor Recovery System) has been selected as the Overall Winner of the 2012 Pittman Innovation Awards. This is the first year an Overall Winner of the Pittman Awards has been selected by the judges. The judging panel recognized…
USCG – GPS testing off North Carolina
The USCG Navigation Center (NAVCEN) has issued a special notice stating that, from 3 through 10 February daily from 1600 EST to 2145 EST, the GPS navigation signal in waters off Wilmington…
NATO's Weekly Piracy Assessment
Reporting period: 19 to 25 January 2012 (Updated: 25 January 2012). The reporting period of 19 to 25 January 2012, has been very quiet. There was one disruption…
Lloyd's Register Statutory Alert
Statutory alert: Low-sulphur fuel oils in Turkish ports and waters; Applicabilty: All owners, operators and ships' staff. Lloyd’s Register has received information from the Turkish Administration regarding the requirement to use low-sulphur fuel oils in Turkish ports and waters. The procedures, actions and record keeping which are currently used to comply with the Sulphur Directive in EU ports and waters are also to be used when in Turkish ports and waters.
Belgian Port Closures Expected on Jan. 30th
Disruption due to Belgian port closures. Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has advised that a nationwide strike in Belgium on 30 January 2012 will close all ports in the country…
Imtech's Venteville is Agent for Siemens BWT
Imtech Marine’s Venteville supplies new, environment friendly ballast water treatment system SiCure. Venteville, part of Imtech Marine, supplies systems for ballast water treatment and is agent for the new SiCure® system developed by Siemens Water Technologies. This is an environmentally friendly solution to prevent harmful foreign organisms from entering national waters via ballast water of ships.
Viking Ferry Orders ABB Energy System
ABB to provide energy management system for new Viking Line ferry. Smart energy tool to provide substantial fuel savings for environmentally friendly cruise ferry, helping it reach a target of zero marine emissions. ABB, a power and automation technology group, has won an order to provide an energy management system for one of the world’s most environmentallyfriendly cruise ferries, which is due to be delivered to Viking Line in 2013. The ship is being built in Finland at the STX Yard in Turku.
Offshore Marine Academy Sets Sail
Offshore wind trainees test their sea legs at Plymouth University. Six offshore wind trainees got their first hands-on experience of seamanship and navigation skills onboard the 33 foot yacht “Fairtide” earlier this month as a culmination of a four-day course at Plymouth University’s School of Marine Science and Engineering. The trainees, all undertaking a 12-month offshore training programme with Offshore Marine Academy…