RBG Safety Performance Improves
RBG, the leading provider of assess, inspect and repair (AIR) services to the global energy industry that was acquired by Stork Technical Services (Stork), has delivered an outstanding safety performance by significantly reducing its lost time incident frequency rate (LTIFR) for the second year running. The positive impact of REACH on RBG’s safety performance has lead to Stork adopting the initiative…
ETC to Handle Northrup Grumman Sperry's ECDIS Training
ETC appointed by Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine to cover their ECDIS training requirements worldwide. ETC, the MSG MarineServe GmbH ECDIS Training Consortium, is pleased to announce that it has been appointed as official training agent by Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine to manage the provision of ECDIS training services worldwide through its partners. The agreement complements existing arrangements with MSG itself and its sister company…
Keppel Details FY 2011 Results
The Directors of Keppel Corporation Limited advise the following unaudited results of the Group for the full year ended 31 December 2011. The FY 2011 Report Card and the Address by Mr Choo Chiau Beng…
Shipping Companies Sentenced for Environmental Crimes
Two Shipping Corporations Plead Guilty and Are Sentenced in Maryland for Obstruction of Justice and Environmental Crimes; Companies Each Sentenced to Pay $1.2 Million, Including $550,000 to Benefit Chesapeake Bay. Two corporations pleaded guilty today in separate hearings in Baltimore for their role in managing and owning a ship engaged in deliberate discharges of waste oil and plastic garbage. The companies were each sentenced by U.S.
Marine Firefighting Veteran Joins Resolve
Marine Firefighting Veteran Jeff Johnson Joins Resolve as Manager, Training and Response, and Pacific Region Responder. RESOLVE Marine Group has announced that Jeff Johnson has joined the company as Manager, Training and Response with responsibilities in both RESOLVE’s Salvage & Fire (Americas) emergency response/OPA-90 subsidiary and at RESOLVE Maritime Academy, the training subsidiary. Jeff focuses on continuous development of RESOLVE’s U.S.
TM Master for Subsea 7
Tero Marine announced Subsea 7, the result of the combination of Acergy and Subsea 7, has chosen to standardise their Fleet Management System by implementing TM…
Coast Guard Foundation Establishes New Fund
Ross E. Roeder Shipmate Fund Improves Morale and Welfare for Active Duty Coast Guard Members. The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education…
Stolt-Nielsen Reports 4Q & FY11 Unaudited Results
Stolt-Nielsen Limited Reports Unaudited Results For the Fourth Quarter and Full Year of 2011. Stolt-Nielsen Limited has reported unaudited results for the fourth…
Coast Guard Conducts MI Spill Drill
Coast Guard, Response Agencies deploy equipment for oil-recovery training in Michigan waters. Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, oil spill response organizations, Enbridge Energy Partners and several other agencies this week participated in a unique exercise out of St. Ignace, Mich., Monday through Wednesday, during which several techniques for recovering spilled oil and other hazardous materials from icy waterways were tested and evaluated.
Bollinger Wins Signal Safety Award
Bollinger Shipyards president and chief executive officer, Donald “Boysie” Bollinger, has been awarded the 2011 Executive Leadership Safety Award by Signal Mutual Indemnity Association. The award, which is Signal’s highest honor, was presented at the Signal Mutual Board of Directors meeting held on January 20, 2012 in Vail, Colorado. Bollinger was selected from the more than two hundred Signal Mutual Members based upon a number of factors including safety contributions to the industry.
Maersk Leads Fuel Switch at Port of Virginia
Maersk Line will switch to low-sulfur fuel while at berth for all of its containerships calling the Port of Virginia starting in February. This fuel switch program will help improve air quality in the greater Hampton Roads area by significantly reducing emissions of sulfur and nitrogen oxides and particulate matter. Maersk Line is the lead shipping line to participate in the fuel switch program sponsored…
UMass Research on Deep-Sea Fish Noise
UMass Amherst Ecologists among the First to Record and Study Deep-sea Fish Noises. University of Massachusetts Amherst fish biologists have published one of the first studies of deep-sea fish sounds in more than 50 years, collected from the sea floor about 2,237 feet (682 meters) below the North Atlantic. With recording technology now more affordable, Rodney Rountree, Francis Juanes and colleagues are exploring the idea that many fish make sounds to communicate with each other…
APEM Offers Total Control Solution
APEM offers total control panel assembly solutions with silicone keypad interface. APEM Components, Inc., a manufacturer of quality switches and joysticks, has announced the availability of total control panel assembly solutions featuring rubber keypad interfaces. The compact and durable interface can be combined with APEM circuitry for a customized solution, ideal for such applications as medical hand-held devices, military controls, and marine navigation equipment.
E Instruments Introduces 7899 Combustible Leak Detector
Combustible Gas Sniffer & Portable Combustible Leak Detector. The BRAND NEW Model 7899 Gas Sniffer is a portable, rugged & VERY easy-to-use leak detection tool ideal for any HVAC Professional. The 7899 is equipped with a highly sensitive tip to Pin-Point small leaks of any Combustible gases & Hydrocarbons from piping and/or appliances. (Natural Gas, Methane, Propane, Butane, LPG, etc.). Economical, Hand-Held & VERY Easy to Use!
This Day in Naval History - January 26
1911 - The first hydroaeroplane flight is witnessed by a naval aviator. 1913 - The body of John Paul Jones is laid in its final resting place in the chapel of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
Mica is AAPA 'Port Person of the Year'
U.S. Rep. John Mica To Accept AAPA ‘Port Person Of Year’ Award At March 20 Event Luncheon. AAPA Centennial ‘Spring Conference’ Speakers Will Focus On Raising Priorities For Freight Infrastructure. U.S. Congressman John Mica (R-FL) will be honored on March 20 as the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) “Port Person of the Year” during the association’s 100th anniversary Spring Conference event, March 19-20, at The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.
Atlas Copco Names Business Development Manager
Stephen Nelson appointed business development manager for 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 Jan. 3. In his new role Nelson will report directly to Erik Sparby, president and general manager of Atlas Copco Construction Equipment. Nelson has more than…
USS Coronado Launches with Thrustmaster
Thrustmaster of Texas is awarded contract for LCS 6 and LCS 8. In a time-honored ceremony, amid much pomp and tradition, the majestic 418-foot trimaran built by Austal in Mobile, Alabama officially became the future USS CORONADO (LCS 4). With a Thrustmaster hydraulic retractable azimuthing thruster under her bow, the U.S. Navy’s newest ship was christened today before hundreds of distinguished guests and navy brass.
Diesel-Electric Propulsion Offers Distinct Advantages
Power Management , Fuel Economy , Redundancy and Less Noise Are Key Features. For valid reasons, in recent years diesel-electric propulsion has gained remarkable…
American Club has New Principal Surveyor
John Poulson Rejoins Management Team. Well-known surveyor John Poulson, a highly-experienced former mariner, is rejoining the American P&I Club’s management team on February 1 as vice president, principal surveyor and head of the survey and technical department. He worked with the club’s managers for several years in the middle of the last decade before moving to GL Noble Denton (as it is now), New York…