Costa Calls on Salvage Companies for Ship Removal Plans
Costa Crociere has set up a technical committee, with representatives from Costa Cruises, Carnival Corporation & plc, Fincantieri, Rina and sector experts, including academics…
Inland Salvage to Remove Capsized Barge
Inland Salvage Inc. awarded Wreck Removal Contract of Capsized Inland Drill Barge. Inland Salvage Inc. (ISI) was recently selected as Salvor to conduct Wreck Removal Operations of a 2,650t Inland Drill Barge following an unsuccessful attempt by another contractor to salvage the barge. The barge partially capsized in Bayou Shaffer, near Morgan City LA on September 4th, 2011. ISI provided initial emergency response…
Doyle Named VP Development at USMRC
The United States Maritime Resource Center (USMRC) and the Maritime Simulation Institute said that Margaret Kaigh Doyle has been appointed Vice President – Development, effective January 30, 2012. Doyle has more than 25 years of experience in the maritime industry and the majority of her career has focused on representing the interests of various sectors in the industry including ship owners and operators, government agencies and salvage and firefighting organizations.
NAVFAC Announces 2012 Engineers of the Year
The 2012 Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) military and civilian Engineers of the Year award was announced Feb. 2 by NAVFAC Commander Rear Admiral Christopher J. Mossey.
GAS SHIPS: GAC Helps Meet Rising Indian Demand
GAC’s in-house ship-to-ship transfer expert GAC Transfer Services (GTS) has responded to growing demand for LPG imports and exports of clean products in the Indian Subcontinent with the establishment of a new fully-equipped base in Sri Lanka. Ship-to-ship (STS) equipment such as fenders and hoses, in accordance with industry standards, is stored at GAC’s base in Galle, which is strategically located at the southern tip of the island nation…
Container Carriers Set Reliability Record
Container service reliability reached a new high in the final quarter of 2011 with an on-time average of 69% across all the trades covered by Drewry’s Schedule Reliability Insight report, just published. The latest result was up by 6 percentage points over the previous quarter, meaning that schedule reliability has improved for three consecutive quarters, a feat only equalled once before between 4Q08 and 2Q09.
Ridge Global Launches Maritime Consulting Team
Ridge Global Launches New Maritime Consulting Team - Flag Bridge; Top-tier Maritime Experts to Address Challenges in Global Maritime Risk and Sovereignty Management. Ridge Global, an international provider of security and risk management services, today announced the launch of Flag Bridge™, a new service focused on maritime risk and sovereignty management. The Flag Bridge team includes an elite cadre of former U.S.
Sonetics Launches Trade-Up Program
Sonetics Launches Wireless Made Easy Trade-Up Program to Provide Reliable Team Communications for Users of Legacy Wired Systems. Sonetics has announced the Wireless…
Stork Nets Contract Extension
Stork Technical Services heralds rebrand of RBG with multi-million pound contract extension. Stork Technical Services, the leading global provider of knowledge-based asset integrity management services for the chemical, oil and gas and power sectors, today announces its rebrand of the RBG group, following the company’s acquisition in May 2011. The rebranding takes place on the same day that the group…
Kvichak Nets Five-Year Coast Guard Contract
Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc., of Seattle, WA, was awarded a five year contract by the U.S. Coast Guard for the construction of up to 80 each Transportable Port Security Boats (TPSB) in 2011. Kvichak recently delivered the 30th hull of this contract to the USCG. The all-aluminum vessels are operated by a crew of 4 and include shock mitigating seats to minimize crew fatigue on extended missions. Ballistic…
Ranger Tugs Delivers 100th R29
Wefings Marine Celebrates Sale of the First and 100th R29. Ranger Tugs is pleased to announce the delivery of the 100th Ranger Tug 29 to her new owners. The 100th boat was sold by Marc Grove, owner of Wefings Marine, the Apalachicola, Florida-based Ranger Tugs dealer. Marc was also responsible for the sale of the first R29 in 2009 which was also Wefings Marine’s 100th anniversary year. The R29 was introduced in 2009 and has remained a popular model of the trailerable trawlers since her debut.
Aker Solutions Acquires Sandnessjøen Engineering
Aker Solutions acquires Norwegian engineering company Sandnessjøen Engineering. The acquisition will strengthen Aker Solutions' presence in northern Norway and grow the company's engineering capacity for offshore projects. Over the past 20 years, Sandnessjøen Engineering has established a strong and experienced team, which supplies engineering and project management services to the oil and gas and construction industries in the area.
Oil & Gas Regulators: Respond & Review Regimes
Oil & Gas Regulators Respond to Recent Pollution Incidents by Reviewing their Regulatory Regimes. In response to the spate of significant pollution incidents involving oil & gas exploration, production and transportation that have hit the headlines in recent years, a number of national and international regulators have taken the opportunity to review their regulatory regimes. This article provides an update on the new Community-wide regulations that have been proposed by the European Commission…
Resolve to Provide RCI with Simulator Training
Resolve Maritime Academy and Royal Caribbean Cruises to join forces to deliver state-of-the-art simulator-based safety and navigation training for Royal Caribbean cruise ship personnel. Resolve Maritime Academy and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced today that plans are underway for new simulation-based training programs to enhance safety at sea for the cruise line’s personnel and guests. In 2011, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Expanded Distribution for Mill Log Marine
Mill Log Marine announces Tri-State Coating Hardened Shaft Sleeves are now available in British Columbia. Mill Log Marine, Burnaby, BC (www.milllog.com) is pleased to announce that Tri-State Coating & Machine, Inc.’s line of hardened Tail Shaft Sleeves are now available through its Burnaby, BC distributor. “There is a significant opportunity in the workboat market for Nickel Chrome Boron hardened tailshaft…
AWO: No Separation for Great Lakes and Mississippi River
Great Lakes, Mississippi River Separation Threatens Jobs and Commerce, AWO Says. The American Waterways Operators strongly believes that effecting permanent physical…
St. Lawrence Seaway Welcomes New Board Member
The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. James (Jim) Wilson to its Board for a three year term beginning January 27…
Alion Nets $73M Navy Contract
Alion Awarded Navy Contract Valued at $73.2M to Support NAVSEA Programs for Maintenance and Modernization of 185 Surface Warfare Ships; Technology Solutions Firm…
Tracer Introduces Leak Detection Solution
Ultra-Powerful Leak Detection Flashlight Slashes Inspection Time For Marine Vessel Technicians. Tracer Products has unveiled the Tracerline TP-8690 OPTIMAX 3000 — the world’s most powerful, portable, blue light LED fluorescent leak detection flashlight. With its focused beam, the OPTIMAX™ 3000 makes it easier than ever to find air-conditioning and fluid leaks. Now, marine vessel technicians can pinpoint all leaks the first time and avoid comebacks due to undetected leaks.
General Maritime Reorganizes
General Maritime Files Plan of Reorganization and Disclosure Statement; Plan Supported by the Company's Key Senior Lenders. General Maritime Corporation announced…