J.F. Lehman to Acquire NRC from Seacor
J.F. Lehman & Company Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire National Response Corporation from SEACOR Holdings, Inc. J.F. Lehman & Company, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the maritime, defense and aerospace sectors, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire National Response Corporation and its affiliated businesses NRC Environmental Services and SEACOR Response (collectively "NRC") from SEACOR Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CKH).
IMCA Publishes Acrylic Plastic Viewports Guidance
Acrylic plastic viewports in diving systems have been in satisfactory use for a number of years. However, the development of testing them by polarized light showed that there are various misconceptions about them. The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has just released updated guidance on the topic. An initial guidance note which sought to correct these misconceptions was initially prepared as AODC 030 in 1986 following advice from Det Norske Veritas (DNV).
This Day in Naval History - February 9th
1799 - USS Constellation, commanded by Capt. Thomas Truxtun, captures the French warship l'Insurgente. 1943 - The organized Japanese resistance on Guadalcanal ends.
Iridium Pilot Raises the Bar for Affordable Broadband
Powered by the Iridium OpenPort Service, Iridium Pilot Broadband Platform Offers Reliable, High-Quality Communications Via the World’s Furthest-Reaching Network. Iridium Communications Inc. has announced the launch of its second-generation maritime broadband platform, Iridium Pilot. Iridium Pilot will utilize the Iridium OpenPort service -- the world’s first when it comes to fully global maritime broadband.
Dutch Decks for German-built Passenger Ships
German shipbuilder Meyer Werft and Dutch deck specialist Bolidt Kunststoftoepassing BV have extended their close relationship. This includes work on the latest cruise ship to be built at Meyer Werft’s Papenburg shipyard. The 130,000gt vessel, delivered this month, is fitted with some 15,500 m2 of Bolidt material for the outdoor decks. The majority of the deck areas, as well as the stairs and steps…
SeaStrider (SWATH): Crew Boats for Offshore Wind
SeaStrider (SWATH): Trailblazing Modern Crew Transport Vessels for Offshore Wind Farms. Truly a vessel that “Walks on Water”; introducing Danish Yachts’ answer to SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) Danish Yachts is to launch its advanced new range of commercial vessels – SeaStrider. Designed for high-speed passenger transport, SeaStrider is groundbreaking both in terms of design technology and build and is the first carbon fibre SWATH to be built.
Harvey Gulf Inks LNG OSV Contracts
Harvey Gulf signs contracts to buld two additonal U.S. flag LNG-powerd vessels. Harvey Gulf International Marine ordered two additional 302’ X 64’, Dual Fuel Offshore Supply Vessels, bringing its total order to four. The contract signed today with Trinity Offshore is a follow on to the first two vessel order placed in October of 2011. Trinity will build all four vessels at their Gulfport, MS shipyard where the first Harvey Gulf LNG Powered Vessel hull fabrication was started last week.
Wesmar's Navigation and Security Sonar on Display
For cruise ships and excursions vessels, the NS860 sonar offers both open water and shallow water protection. In open water it is a tool for avoiding objects near the surface such as icebergs or lost containers. In shallow water, it is used to locate large rocks, reefs, shoals and objects sunken in shipping lanes or navigable channels. WESMAR’s NS860 features precision beam stabilization for maximum range performance in hazardous close-to-shore and shallow-water situations.
Markey Wins Trademark Dispute
Markey Machinery has announced that it has prevailed in a dispute over its’ longtime trademark, Render/Recover, which was initiated by another winch manufacturer. “The court decision recognized our origination of the term in 1994,” said Markey President Blaine Dempke. “It’s unfortunate that we had to defend something that was so clearly identified with our company, but defend it we did. Founded in 1907…
Florida Shipyard Purchases Mobile Boat Hoist
Jacksonville shipyard purchases a Marine Travelift 600C to compliment existing dry dock. The Commodore Point Facility at North Florida Shipyards, Inc. has been providing commercial ship repair and modernization support to customers for over 30 years. To maintain its current customer base and generate new business the shipyard invested in a Marine Travelift 600C mobile boat hoist with the assistance of federal stimulus package funds. Through the U.S.
New Offshore Tender for North Sea Wind Farms
Voith has teamed with With the SCHRAMM group to develop special vessels to serve the North Sea Wind Farm market. Voith and the SCHRAMM group will pool their vessel…
New Heavy Lift for Offshore Wind Farms
A newly developed hydraulic lifting yoke from Danish based Fyns Kran Udstyr has been tested in the world’s largest offshore wind turbine park, London Array. The new way of handling offshore wind turbine foundations is much faster, cheaper and more secure. It no longer needs to take an hour to get ready to lift the 370 ton heavy offshore wind turbine foundation parts, also called Transition Pieces or TP’s, from dock to vessel – and from vessel on to the offshore monopiles.
Underwater Stern Tube Seal Replacement
When a 204-meter cruise vessel suffered an oil leak in its stern tube seal assembly, Hydrex was asked to carry out a permanent seal replacement. The repair was carried…
Piracy Notice: MV Free Goddess Reported Hijacked
Neptune Maritime Security received information via credible channels that the vessel, MV FREE GODDESS (IMO 9107045), has been successfully hijacked by Somali pirates.
Grounded Containership Refloated in Savannah
Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Savannah, Ga., investigates vessel grounding on Savannah River. The Coast Guard is investigating the grounding of an 859-foot container ship on the Savannah River, Wednesday. Savannah Pilots reported the UASC Khor Fakkan, an 859-foot container ship, had run aground near Elba Island during inbound transit up the Savannah River at approximately 4 a.m., Wednesday. Coast…
Car Carrier Market Emerges Strong
The Carrier Car industry has emerged from the global recession with what looks like limited damage compared with the head-on collision others experienced. Drewry believes that this sector…
Camarc Patrol Boat Fitted with UJ305 Ultrajets
Raidco Marine has delivered 4 of the first of a series of 11 Patrol Boats to the Gendarmerie Nationale. Designed by naval architects Camarc, this new patrol boat has been sold by Raidco Marine, Lorient, and built by Ufast in Quimper, France, within weight targets and during trials has achieved speeds in excess of the required 33 knots. With new features for monitoring and intervention, this newly designed…
Finning Recruiting Marine Apprentices
To mark this year’s National Apprentice Week (6 – 10 February 2012), Finning Power Systems (Finning), the UK’s sole supplier of Caterpillar marine engines, is announcing that places are now available for its next intake of marine apprentices. The company is seeking young, enthusiastic talent to join its long-established marine apprenticeship scheme; a scheme that has been offering young people in the UK the opportunity to develop their engineering skills since the early 1960s.
Horizon Line Vessel Rescues Sailboat Crew
Horizon Lines Vessel Stages Predawn Rescue of Sailboat Passengers Adrift in Pacific Storm. Horizon Lines, Inc. the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, today announced that one of its vessels enroute to Hawaii from the U.S. West Coast rescued three sailboat passengers, including a nine-year-old boy, adrift in stormy seas in the predawn hours of February 8, 2012. Captain James Kelleher and the crew of the 893-ft.
Inland Salvage to Remove Capsized 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, dive and lightering services after the barge capsized due to Tropical Storm Lee's storm surge. Inland Salvage Inc.