Craig Group Invests $79m in New Vessels
North Star Shipping, a division of the family-owned global shipping and energy services firm The Craig Group, has been awarded a major new contract with Talisman Energy (UK) Ltd. Under the contract the company, which provides offshore support vessels to the industry, will build two new platform supply vessels to support Talisman Energy’s North Sea Operations. The contract, which is for five years with multiple options thereafter…
IMO Head Defends Ship Size, Regs
According to the head of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the world’s largest ships are well regulated and safe, Bloomberg news agency reported following an interview. According to the Bloomberg report, regulators haven’t let vessels, especially cruise ships, get so large that they present a hazard, according to Koji Sekimizu, secretary-general of the IMO. The 290-m Costa Concordia was carrying 4,200 passengers and crew on a Mediterranean cruise when it struck rocks on Jan.
Alnmaritec Delivers Logistics Supply Vessel
Logistics Supply Vessel 'Montarik' was delivered at the end of 2011 to the ship service company Gibunco for operations in Gibraltar harbour. At 18m x 6m she is the largest of the fleet; she carries a substantial payload and is capable of over 20 knots! The Wave Provider is an aluminium alloy asymmetric catamaran which has fine forward sections developing into a medium deadrise single chine hull form aft. A fast, robust, all-weather craft designed to carry passengers at high speed and in comfort.
HII Awarded Navy Funding
Huntington Ingalls, Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $9,000,000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-2229) for additional long lead…
This Day in Navy History - February 6
1778 - Treaties of commerce and alliance are signed with France. This turns the American Revolutionary War into an international conflict. 1862 - A Union gunboat…
Ship Pollution Control: MOL Demos Diesel Particulate Filter
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has started a demonstration test of the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) system installed on the diesel engine used for power generation on an MOL Group-operated ocean-going vessel. This is reported to be the world’s first application of the self-cleaning DPF on an ocean-going ship. With research support from Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK), MOL and Akasaka Diesels Ltd. have jointly developed a DPF system for marine diesel engines, which run on C heavy oil.
First Ever Dual Drydocking of Aegis Destroyers
BAE Systems Ship Repair in Norfolk, VA., has performed the first ever tandem [or dual] drydocking of two U.S. Navy Aegis Guided Missile Destroyers. Both of the massive ships now rest back to back, out of the water, on one drydock. During a 19-hour technical and engineering feat, about 160 BAE Systems employees guided the USS Mason (DDG 87) and the USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) onto the Titan Drydock. The Titan is the largest floating drydock on the East Coast…
Ocean Rig: Three Year Drilling Contract
Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ:ORIG) signed a new drilling contract for its semisubmersible drilling rig “Leiv Eiriksson” with a consortium coordinated by Rig Management…
Iran Sanction Proposal Targets Oil Companies, Tanker Fleet
A U.S. proposal to sanction Iran’s state-owned oil company and its main tanker fleet may ensnare any person or business in the world involved in purchasing or shipping Iranian oil…
Purfresh Names Westcott President and CEO
Proven executive to build upon Company’s leadership position and growth. Purfresh, Inc., a provider of ocean transport and supply chain management technologies that optimize the quality and safety of fresh produce as it moves around the world from the farm to the consumer, announced the appointment of Dr. Brian Westcott as president and chief executive officer. A results-driven leader with more than 25 years of experience in operations…
Rapp Hydema Establishes Office in Stavanger
Rapp Hydema, the winch and deck machinery specialist, are opening a new office in Stavanger. “We are pleased to be present in Norway’s most expansive offshore environment. This new establishment is both strategic and necessary to meet our customers’ demands for service and support,” said Inge Henning Andersen, Managing Director of RH. Rapp Hydema has hired Runar Tunem to head the Offshore Sales Division in Stavanger, where he will be responsible for global sales and marketing.
Moray First Marine Continues to Grow
Moray First Marine based in Lossiemouth on the Moray Firth has recently seen the delivery of a second boat allowing them to take on a greater, more varied workload as they continue to grow in the marine industry. The new vessel, MV Seeker, is a 9.5m Osprey Cabin rib MCA Category 3 licensed to carry up to twelve crew during the day and six at night up to 20 miles from safe haven and is capable of cruising at 20 – 25 knots.
SCI Orders 6 AHTSVs with ABG Shipyard
Shipping Corporation of India Ltd (SCI) has signed ashipbuilding contract for acquisition of six 80 Ton Bollard Pull Anchor Handling, Towing and Supply Vessels (AHTSVs), with M/s. ABG Shipyard Ltd,.
This Week at ASNE Day 2012
The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) will present many of its most prestigious awards this week at ASNE Day 2012. In addition to the notable guest presenters listed below…
GAC Singapore Moves to new HQ
GAC Singapore is marking the 30th anniversary of its establishment by relocating to a new head office to enable future expansion of its operations. The company,…
Royston Earns Solstad Approval
Three weeks of intensive work late last year by engineers from Royston Limited has won praise from the operators of the Normand Installer after it was found to need an urgent engine overhaul before resuming work off West Africa. The 14,506 gt offshore construction support vessel is notable for having a 350 tonne capacity A-frame, 250 and 50 tonne heavy lift cranes, carousel cable/pipe laying system, 500 tonne anchor handling/towing winch system and DP3 dynamic positioning system.
Containership Rescues Shipwreck Survivors
MOL-operated Containership Rescues 116 Shipwreck Survivors off Papua New Guinea. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced 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.
American Steamship Charters ATB
American Steamship Company (“ASC”), a subsidiary of GATX Corporation (NYSE:GMT), announced its charter of a newly constructed Articulated Tug Barge (“ATB”). David W.
NAM Marine Names Regional Energy Manager
Organizational announcement - NAM Marine - Regional Energy Solutions Manager. Energy efficiency is recognized as a global mandate by governments, maritime organizations & business, and has become a key driver of growth for ABB Marine & Cranes. Opportunities in energy efficiency increasingly require that we offer our clients innovative solutions combining ABB products and other elements from across the marine industry.
EMU to Study Coastal Defense Structures
EMU Limited announces biodiversity and coastal defense engineering research. Marine consultancy and survey specialists EMU Limited, will collaborate with global engineering consultancy Arup and the Russell Group, University of Southampton on research into using sustainable engineering to further the ecosystem services offered by intertidal communities living on coastal defence structures. The work will seek to achieve engineering for biodiversity and biodiversity for engineering.