Wind Farm Support Vessesl to DNV Class
MCS Zephyr & MCS Maestro - First 18m Wind Farm Service Vessels built to DNV 1A1 HSLC R2 Class. In service with Maritime Craft Services MCS Zephyr is the first vessel in the world to be built under survey to DNV 1A1 HSLC R2 Wind Farm Service 1 Class, followed by MCS Maestro. The vessels are built to UK flag and certified to MA Category 1. Built by South Boats Special Projects Ltd., the vessels are configured…
ClassNK Breaks Records for Class Entries
ClassNK Register Closing in on the 200 Million Gross Ton Mark. ClassNK has announced its final register statistics for 2011, revealing that almost 23 million gross tons were added to the class society’s register this past year. The announcement came following a meeting of the Society’s Classification Committee, which confirmed that 781 vessels totaling 22,666,948 gross tons were added to the ClassNK Register during 2011.
North P&I Opens Tokyo Office
North P&I Club Reinforces Position in Asia-Pacific Region with New Branch in Tokyo. The ‘A’ rated 150 million GT North P&I club is about to consolidate its position…
Dive boats Get Ultrajet Propulsion
Two new 120 foot Buddy Dive Boats are fitted with Ultrajet Waterjet Propulsion systems. M.Y. Wolf Buddy and M.Y. Darwin Buddy, the newest and most spacious ‘live aboard’ dive-yachts in the archipelago of Galapagos, have been fitted with hp Caterpillar C-18 diesel engines rated at 1800 rpm coupled to twin UltraJet 575 waterjets. The vessels were custom designed by Buddy Dive and Varadero Maridueña in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Wallenius Logistics Opens Moscow Office
To support the growing business in Russia, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has opened a new office in Moscow in addition to its current presence in St Petersburg. Moscow is the central vehicle logistics hub in Russia, a market that, after a short set-back in 2009, has seen rapid growth in the automotive and rolling equipment sector over the past years. “Automotive and rolling equipment importers as well as foreign companies building up local production have their main offices in Moscow…
HB Rentals Names Johnston Regional Sale Manager
Offshore & onshore accommodation specialist, HB Rentals, a Superior Energy Services company, has named Colin Johnston Southeast Regional Sales Manager, announced Vice President of US Land, Troy Roussel. Operating out of Oklahoma, Johnston will lead the sales teams in Oklahoma, Arkansas; and Decatur, Texas. With recent organizational changes in the South business unit, Johnston has accepted the appointment…
GlobeComm Implementing GSM/VSAT to Global Fleets
Globecomm Maritime Extends Ericsson Mobile Connectivity to Worldwide Fleet. Globecomm Systems Inc., a global provider of communications solutions and services, announced that…
RiverHawk's Multimission Platform Launched
RiverHawk Launches First-of-Class Advanced Multimission Platform (AMP) at Tampa Yard. RiverHawk Fast Sea Frames (RHFSF) has launched its signature Advanced Multimission Platform (AMP) at its shipyard in Tampa, Florida. Fully designed and built in the United States, the 145-foot coastal security craft was contracted 12 months ago by the U S Department of the Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to Maritime Security Strategies (MSS) of Tampa, Florida.
Nautronix Names Business Development Manager
Nautronix are pleased to announce the appointment of Alessandra Bunel as Business Development Manager for the Brazilian region. Alessandra will be based full time at Nautronix’ Brazilian office in Rio de Janeiro and will be responsible for developing new business opportunities and increasing the company’s presence in the region. Alessandra brings a wealth of industry experience in Business Development and Sales.
CEOs Targeted by Anti-Piracy Campaign
www.SaveOurSeafarers.com (SOS), the international anti-piracy initiative backed by 30 of the world’s largest maritime organisations, is to lobby support from business leaders to increase international pressure on Governments to take firmer action against Somali piracy. This violence and hostage-taking is costing the world economy an estimated $12 billion a year. SOS SaveOurSeafarers Campaign Chair Giles Heimann, said: “These criminal gangs are holding the world economy to ransom.
Jensen Marine Introduces New Stereo
JENSEN Marine Introduces New MSR3012 Stereo with Full iPod Controls and Charging. ASA/JENSEN Marine is pleased to introduce the new MSR3012 AM/FM/CD/USB/iPod/SiriusXM satellite ready stereo to the marine industry. This high-tech and modern looking stereo gives boaters a next level entertainment option by offering the most advanced and in-demand features on the market. The MSR3012 has been designed and engineered from the ground up to meet the needs of the marine industry.
On Deck: Cashing in on Safety
Patterson’s YoYo Barge Winch transcends efficiency, while creating a markedly safer workplace. In business since 1858, the Patterson Company of Pittsburgh, PA has shown the staying power like few others in the ever-changing and always competitive marine industry. A barge and towboat winch manufacturer more than a half century, the company is primarily known for their contributions to that market even today.
WSS Delivers Automated Systems for Newbuilds
WSS delivers automated boiler and cooling water treatment for major customer. Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has signed an agreement to supply boiler and cooling water dosing control units to ten 13,200 TEU newbuilds under construction at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Korea on behalf of Hapag-Lloyd. Integral to the boiler and cooling water circulation systems, the units monitor water conditions to ensure a controlled chemical dosing regime is applied in the correct proportions.
Le Havre Reports 2011 Traffic Numbers
68.5 million tonnes of annual overall traffic for the port of Le Havre. With a combined total of 68.5 million tonnes processed (including ship supplies and bunkering)…
Peter Stevenson joins Simplex-Turbulo
As part of a further initiative to strengthen customer support Simplex has appointed Peter Stevenson in a new role as sales director. “Peter is an exciting choice for us”…
Indiana Sees First January Vessel in Five Years
The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor has welcomed a rare January lake vessel to its docks. The "James Kuber" will export approximately 16,000 tons of local corn from…
Kongsberg Wins Drill Rig Automation Contract
‘Full Picture’ delivery for two advanced new semi-submersibles. Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded a significant offshore automation contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). The contract covers the delivery of Kongsberg Maritime’s proven Dynamic Positioning, thruster control, bridge navigation, vessel automation, safety, riser management and environmental monitoring systems to two semi-submersible drilling rigs (Cat-D).
Owner's Cargo Returned After Rolling Off Barge
Two Heavy Lift Derrick Barges used to raise 485 ton reactor off Cherry Point, WA. A 485 ton, 140 foot long stainless steel reactor vessel rolled off a barge into approximately 60 feet of water off Cherry Point, WA. The reactor was filled with nitrogen to prevent corrosion during transportation, one end rested on the sea floor, with the other end, just breaking the surface. Immediately after the incident, Global Diving & Salvage, Inc.
This Day in Naval History - January 24th
1942 - During the World War II Battle of Makassar Strait, U.S. destroyers attack a Japanese convoy in the first naval surface action in the Pacific. 1991 - Helicopters…
Northrop Grumman Earns Suez Canal Contract
Northrop Grumman to Supply Marine Navigation Equipment for Suez Canal Authority. Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit has won orders to supply…