Seafarer Voices: Piracy on the High Seas
A YouTube video series describing pirate attacks. Among discussions of anti-piracy measures in the Gulf of Aden and special courtrooms in the Seychelles and Mauritius, the maritime industry has begun to broach a gentler, less politically hot topic in the wake of 237 pirate attacks off coast of Somalia in 2011. What happens to seafarers, held often for months on end, after release from a pirate hijacking?
CARB: Alternative Technologies Contact Information Update
ARB staff has updated the contact information on the Alternative Technologies for complying with the Commercial Harbor Craft Regulation list; Additional contacts…
This Day in Naval History - February 21st
1861 - Steven R. Mallory, a former chairman of the U.S. House Naval Affairs Committee, is appointed Secretary of the Navy of the Confederate States. 1943 - American…
New Surge Protector from TRP
Thomas Research Products offers a new level of safety for LED lighting with 20kA Surge Protectors. Thomas Research Products is a leading manufacturer of SSL power solutions. TRP’s BSP3-20K series products are designed to be used in conjunction with LED drivers, to provide an additional level of protection against dangerous power transients in industrial and commercial applications. They also function to protect electronic fluorescent, electronic HID ballasts, and induction lighting ballasts.
Entertainment Cruises Plans Cruise Boat Renovation
Spirit of New Jersey Schedules $1.5 Million Renovation for Completion in Spring 2012. Entertainment Cruises, the largest harbor cruise company in the United States…
NOAA's Catch Shares Program Yields Gains
West Coast groundfish fleet sees higher revenue, lower bycatch in catch shares’ first year. West Coast commercial fishermen who trawl for whiting and other valuable groundfish saw their revenues and efficiency increase substantially over the last year under a new fishery management system known as catch shares, according to preliminary data from NOAA’s Fisheries Service. Gross revenues increased in 2011 compared to the five-year average for the West Coast groundfish fleet…
Sennebogen Quickens Turnarounds
Sennebogen accelerates turnaround, reduces costs in Charleston port with supersized electric drive scrap handler. The port facility receiving scrap metals for the nearby steel mill is now unloading barges and filling haul trucks 25% faster with its SENNEBOGEN 880 R-HD material handler. After commissioning a new 370,000 lb. SENNEBOGEN scrap handler at the Kinder Morgan Energy Partners barge facility in the Port of Charleston…
LOC Celebrates 25 Years in Singapore
Planning to Expand Further in the Region. London Offshore Consultants (LOC), one of the world’s leading independent marine and offshore industry consultancy firms, is set to expand its activities and office network in Asia Pacific, it announced. LOC provides a range of specialist consultancy services on planning, design and execution of high value, complex marine and energy based operations through to technical advice on major shipping casualties.
OSD Seals Ten New PSV Orders
Offshore Ship Designers has sealed ten new design contracts for large diesel-electric Platform Supply Vessels for two major offshore operators building at three shipyards in Brazil, Japan and Spain. Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Limited has ordered four IMT-997 Platform Supply Vessels to be built by Universal Shipbuilding Corporation in Japan and four sister vessels to be built at the EISA shipyard in Brazil.
Thomas Gunn to Outfit Unicom Fleet
Thomas Gunn Navigation Services won a new contract by Unicom to supply an additional 43 vessels with its outfit management service. Thomas Gunn now supplies navigation solutions to 78 vessels, the bulk of the Unicom fleet. “We value the strong business relationship we have built up with Unicom over a number of years,” says Thomas Gunn, founder and Managing Director of Thomas Gunn Navigation Services.
IEA Commends New Danish Energy Strategy
Denmark is a leader in implementing well-designed policies for renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate change, according to a review of Danish energy policies…
Sinopacific's CROWN 63 Back from Successful Sea Trial
DY4001, lead ship of CROWN 63 - 63,500 DWT bulk carrier - successfully completed all sea trial items and began to make her return voyage on February 17. BV to issue its 1st EEDI certificate in Asia. The vessel’s speed trial has been proved to be beyond design prediction and met all the guarantee items specified in contract for delivery. Since DY4001 began sea trial on February 11, Dayang Shipyard’s Marine Dept., Outfit Dept.
Damen to Deliver Modular Dock to Djibouti
Damen Shipyards awarded to build Modular Dock for the Port of Djibouti. Damen Shipyards will construct a Damen Modular Dock (DMD) 4020 for - and will be delivered to - Djibouti. Djibouti’s busy port is one of the most important gateways to the African continent and is strategically located at the confluence of the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. Besides maintenance of the Port Authorities’ own fleet, the dock will be used for repair and maintenance of port-calling vessels.
Diana Takes Delivery of Panamax Containership
Diana Containerships Inc. Announces the Delivery of a Panamax Container Vessel, the APL Sardonyx, and the Drawdown of an Additional US$8.4 Million From the Revolving Credit Facility With RBS.
ClassNK Releases Guidelines for Gas Fueled Ships
Leading Class Society Aims to Address Safety Measures for the Use of Natural Gas as Ship Fuel. As regulations curbing atmospheric pollution and greenhouse gas emissions…
Tidewater PSV Named For New Orleans Native Cindy Brown
Platform supply vessel Cindy Brown Tide was delivered to offshore-service giant Tidewater on Oct. 24, and chartered to oil company BP in the Gulf of Mexico. The boat's namesake is someone missed by many. "The vessel was named for Cynthia Niklaus Brown, a wonderful woman who passed away in late 2009 in Houston after being diagnosed with cancer," said Joseph Badeaux, general manager and vice president at Houma, La.-based Quality Shipyards, a subsidiary of Tidewater.
CMA Shipping 2012: Are You Ready for New ECDIS Regs?
Admiralty brings free Digital Integration Workshop to CMA Shipping 2012 to help shipping companies plan for digital navigation. Admiralty announced today the next Digital Integration Workshop will be held at the Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping 2012 show in March. The Workshops, which are free to attend, help shipping managers effectively plan for the integration of digital technology into bridge operations to meet the requirements of the ECDIS Mandate.
Project to Clean Up North Pacific Garbage Patch
Now in its fourth year, Project Kaisei has come to rely upon satellite communications for effective communication with colleagues ashore as well as its global support base. Mary Crowley talks about how the project’s requirements for communications are continuously evolving. In the digital age it is easy to take for granted the benefits that reliable connectivity provides. In the maritime industry alone…
$1.3 Million Grant for Deepwater Horizon Research
University of Georgia marine scientist Samantha Joye, who is the Athletic Association Professor in Arts and Sciences, and UGA colleagues Patricia Medeiros and Christof…
Navcon Sells Stake to BMT Scientific
Navcon Navegacao e Controle Ltda, a Brazilian specialist in monitoring systems for the offshore oil and gas industry, entered into a formal partnership with BMT Scientific Marine Services Ltda.