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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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?
NOL Group Reports $478m Loss
NOL Group today reported a $478 mnet loss in 2011 following net earnings of $461m in 2010. The container shipping and logistics company said unsettled economic conditions…
ISS Launches Joint Venture Ops in Saudi Arabia
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) launched new operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, providing ISS with a presence in one of the largest industrial and project…
MAN Wins Power Contract for Spanish Ships
Spains's Empresa Naviera Elcano, S.A., aninternational shipping group, placed an order for two medium-speed MAN L27/38 engines as part of a propulsion package for a new vessel. The units will be constructed at the MAN Diesel & Turbo facility in Frederikshavn, Denmark, and will power a 7,000-dwt asphalt and oil-products tanker to be built at Sedef Shipyard in Turkey. The 6-cylinder main engines each deliver 2,040 kW at 800 rpm.
Gulf O&G Tech Collaboration Debated
More than 30 oil and gas organisztions in the Middle East will gather to discuss the opportunities and challenges of collaborating on technology development in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council).
International Bunkering Opens Singapore Office
International Bunkering Middle East, headqurtered in Dubai, has opened an office in Singapore. Internatonal Bunkering Pte. Ltd. is headed by newly appointed MD Felix Teo. International Bunkering Pte.
Greeces's Danaos Reports 2011 Results
Greek-based containership owner Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC) reported unaudited results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011. - Operating revenues…
Quantum Wins Coast Guard Ship Stability Contract
Quantum Stabilizers wont the contract for the refit and upgrade of the hydraulic stabilizer systems for the USCG’s next four WMEC 270 medium endurance cutters. After development and delivery of the first system that was installed on the USCG’s medium endurance cutter TAMPA, the option for the next four cutters was exercised. The entire contract is for all 13 vessels, the first vessel was the TAMPA and the remaining 12 vessels are split into a four year option.
Excel Maritime Signs New Bulk Charters
Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. (NYSE: EXM), an owner and operator of dry bulk carriers and an international provider of worldwide seaborne transportation services for dry bulk cargoes, entered into new period charter agreements for yet another two of its vessels. • Panamax M/V Grain Harvester (76,417 dwt; built in 2004) has been fixed for a period of 10-13 months at a gross daily rate of $11,250. As a result of these additional charters…
The War Against Fatigue
Data show that more than 75 % of marine casualties are the result of human error. Fatigue is documented as the primary cause of 16% of maritime casualties and is…
Raytheon Anschütz Expands to the U.S.
While the rest of the world is seemingly in contraction mode, and positive forecasts regarding the maritime industry are few and far between, one marine electronics major is in expansion mode, planting the seeds now and perhaps raising the flag for the inevitable rebound to come. Raytheon Anschütz announced last month that it is expanding its presence in the U.S. navigation systems market with the opening of its San Diego, Calif.-based operations in January 2012.
Roundtable Associations: Timing Not Right for MBM
The RT fully supports the adoption at IMO of mandatory Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for new ships and the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) for all ships.