STX to Design Canadian Icebreaker
STX Canada Marine Awarded Contract to Design the Canadian Coast Guard’s New Polar Icebreaker. STX Canada Marine is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the contract to design the new polar icebreaker for the Canadian Coast Guard. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans announced today the award on behalf of the Government of Canada. The work will be carried out at STX Canada Marine’s Vancouver office and be completed by the end of 2013.
Severe Weather Disrupts Black Sea Shipping
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) advises that thickening sea ice, resulting from particularly low temperatures across Eastern Europe, is causing disruption to shipping across the Black Sea.
Containership Rescues 116 Shipwreck Survivors
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. reports that the MOL-operated containership MOL Summer rescued 116 survivors from the ferry Rabaul Queen, which sank about 17 km east of Papua New Guinea. According to local reports, the Rabaul Queen with about 350 passengers aboard was under way from the port of Kimbe on New Britain Island to Lae in Papua New Guinea. On the morning of Thursday, February 2, the Rabaul Queen sank near Fischhafen…
Liquidyne Shaft Seal Shell Global-approved
IHC Lagersmit’s LIQUIDYNE pump shaft seal listed as best practice by Shell Global Solutions. Shell Global Solutions has listed the LIQUIDYNE pump shaft seal as best practice for use with its cooling water pumps worldwide. The LIQUIDYNE is also now included in Shell’s TAMAP (Technically Accepted Manufacturers and Products) list. IHC Lagersmit, part of IHC Merwede, specialises in sealing solutions for rotating shafts on ships, pumps, tidal turbines and other equipment.
CrystalCoat Extends Cylinder Head Life
CrystalCoat - good news for engines running on heavy fuel and gas. Simplex-Turbulo, agents for Märkisches Werk (MWH), are now able to actively promote a very interesting new product which extends the life of cylinder head valves. High combustion temperatures in engines operating on HFO combined with fuel impurities are well known to limit the service life of cylinder head valves. Even valves made of…
Damen Delivers 3 Dredges
Damen Shipyards delivers three Cutter Suction Dredgers to Azerbaijan. On 24 January 2012 Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards delivered three Cutter Suction Dredgers…
Kirby Announces 2011 4Q & FY Numbers
Kirby Corporation Announces Record 2011 Fourth Quarter and Year Results. Kirby Corporation ("Kirby") (NYSE: KEX) today announced record net earnings attributable…
Braemar Asks: Is Another Demolition Spike Due?
As the Baltic Dry Index plumbs all-time depths, those with long memories are recalling the dark days of the 1980s for the shipping markets. However, steel traders can look forward to a bumper year of supply of vessels for recycling this year, if previous experience offers a guide for the 2012 outlook. Bets are now being taken about how many vessels will be forced by the weak freight markets into the arms of recyclers.
Atlas Copco Adds to Sales Team
Roush appointed sales specialist for Atlas Copco Construction Equipment. Jamie Roush has been promoted to the position of parts and service sales specialist at Atlas Copco Construction Equipment effective Jan. 1. In his new role Roush will report directly to Atlas Copco Aftermarket Vice President Matt Cadnum. Roush was most recently an e-commerce program manager, a position in which he worked closely with Atlas Copco operations and customer centers around the globe.
LA Gets USCG Nod for Electric Boat
Port of Los Angeles gets final Coast Guard approval to create first harbor tour vessel retrofitted with Hybrid-Electric propulsion system. The Port of Los Angeles has received final approval from the U.S. Coast Guard to install a hybrid propulsion system on its 42-year-old harbor tour boat, the Angelena II. Upon completion later this spring, the Angelena II will be the first harbor craft of its kind…
Ojibwa Set to Arrive on September 8
Saturday, September 8 should be a day to remember in Port Burwell, Ontario. That is the day the decommissioned submarine Ojibwa, Canada’s first Oberon Class submarine is set arrive at her new home to become the centerpiece of the Elgin Military Museum’s new naval museum. The decision to earmark September 8 as the day the sub will be brought ashore and placed on her new foundations was made at a meeting of the Ojibwa Project Team on January 30.
Weldcraft Expands Tungsten Electrode Offering
Weldcraft has expanded its premium tungsten electrode offering to include 2 percent lanthanated and zirconiated tungsten electrodes. Like its existing tungsten electrode offering – pure, 2 percent ceriated, 1.5 percent lanthanated, rare earth and 2 percent thoriated – the new additions have undergone rigorous testing to ensure the highest quality and performance. The 2 percent lanthanated tungsten electrodes provide similar characteristics as the 1.5 percent lanthanated tungsten electrode…
Signal Wins USACE Dredge Repair Contract
Signal Ship Repair Wins Bid to Repair U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hopper Dredge WHEELER. Signal Ship Repair (SSR), a division of Signal International, Inc., competitively…
Turner to Leave Braemar Seascope
Braemar Seascope would like to advise that Debbie Turner from its LNG division will be leaving the Company in the near future. Debbie has been involved with the…
ClassNK Certifies ECDIS Course
ClassNK Issues Certification for ECDIS Training Course Provided by TOKYO KEIKI INC. ClassNK announced today that it had issued type specific training course approval to an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) course offered by Tokyo Keiki Inc. This approval, certifying the compliance of this course with ClassNK’s new Standard for Maritime Education & Training, is the first of its kind to be issued by the Society to an ECDIS manufacturer in Japan.
Back-to-Back Cruise Dockings for Gibdock
Back-to-back cruise ship projects at Gibdock’s No. 1 dock have seen the return of the 37,584gt, 1,575-passenger capacity Thomson Destiny for its fourth visit since a first refit in Gibraltar in 2006. The Thomson Destiny arrived at the yard on November 13 to undertake works afloat and then docked on November 21 one day after the Pullmantur Zenith had left the 260m x 38m x 10m dock after a 12-day stay.