Panmax Bulker Launched from Chinese Yard
Second of two 76,000 dwt bulk carriers, named Ya Tai 3 launched from the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding yard The vessel is for owners, Chaozhou Asia Pacific Shipping Company.
High-speed 'Green' Superyacht Designed
The maximum speed, 53 kt wave-piercing catamaran named as 'Ocean Supremacy' is designed to save an average 4,000 tons of CO2 per year. Amazingly, if plugged in to a suitable shore connection it is claimed to be capable of feeding >200 Mwh's electricity to the national grid to offset an annual carbon neutral cruising range of 3,600nm at 18knts. The Ocean Supremacy design incorporates a 9 MW solar…
Russian-built Frigate for Indian Navy
First of three frigates built by Yantar Shipyard, Kalingrad to be delivered soon Frigate INS Teg has passed state trials. Second frigate for Indian Navy – INS Tarkash – is under mooring trials, the third ship – INS Trikand – is being completed at the yard. Each ship will be handed over to India at half-yearly intervals. Yantar has been building frigates for the Indian Navy since 2006.
STX Finland Makes Management Changes
STX Finland announced a number of management changes, citing the challenging market situation. The primary target set for STX Finland is profitable operation. In 2011 this target was achieved…
WSS appoints new Ops Manager for AsiaPac
Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has appointed Brendon Hawley as its new Regional Operations Manager for Asia Pacific. Based in Jakarta, Indonesia, he will be responsible for all operations throughout Indonesia reporting to GM Cato Nordskog. Hawley said: “I am very much looking forward to becoming part of the Wilhelmsen Ships Service team within Asia Pacific and am excited about the challenges ahead.
Alabama: BP Settlements Independent of Alabama Claims
Statement from Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange on BP/Private Plaintiffs Settlement. “The settlement announced last night between BP and private plaintiffs…
Moore Stephens: Andrew Cunningham
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Andrew Cunningham, a former senior partner of Moore Stephens, will be held in London at 11.30 a.m. on Friday, 27 April at St Sepulchre-without-Newgate.
ClassNK Release New Nickel Ore Guidelines
ClassNK has released a new revised edition of its "Guidelines for the Safe Carriage of Nickel Ore" which was first released in May 2011 in response to major marine…
BMT JFA Consultants Supports Magnetite Project
BMT JFA Consultants, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has successfully completed a series of long term engineering consultancy services for the Southdown Magnetite Project, culminating in a major marine works Feasibility Study in 2011. The Southdown Magnetite Project is a joint venture between Grange Resources Ltd…
Fendercare Marine Receives BV Certification
Fendercare Marine’s diving services has announced that they have recently been awarded Bureau Veritas approval to carry out in-water surveys. “Receiving this approval confirms our commitment to safe and sustainable procedures” comment Bob Macmillan Fendercare’s Diving Services Director. “it is a vote of confidence in the best practices that we adopt and supports our intention to become a high quality service provider world wide”.
Churchill Drilling Invests and Expands
Churchill Drilling Tools Targets More Success With Product Reliability. Aberdeen-based drilling systems specialist Churchill Drilling Tools is to invest half a million pounds and expand its workforce to meet growing demand for its revolutionary technology. The company is on course to record a turnover of £3.5million in this financial year with results up by about 30% on 2011. With more than a decade of hydraulic design experience…
Milestone Renewable Contract for Expro
Expro Connectors & Measurements’ new renewable division has been awarded an important order by Alstom. Expro Connectors & Measurements (C&M) partners with Alstom…
This Day in Naval History - March 05
1942 - The name "Seabees" is officially authorized. 1943 - USS Bogue (CVE 9) begins the first anti-submarine operations by an escort carrier. 1960 - USS Newport…
Crewboat for LNG Offshore Plant Launched
Incat Crowther announce the launch of a 24m Catamaran Ferry constructed by Marine Engineering Consultants. Based on the successful Fantasea Sunrise (launched in 2011), Riverside Avalon is the first of three vessels contracted by Riverside Marine to ferry construction workers to the QCLNG project on Curtis Island. As delivered, Riverside Avalon carries 246 passengers over two decks, with seats are arranged in forward facing rows.
Offshore Wind Power Joint Venture Initiated
ABB has signed an agreement with Inocean AS Norway, to set up an engineering services joint venture specializing in offshore wind integration projects. ABB will…
Free Satellite Calls for RCC's
Inmarsat now provides free shore-to-ship priority voice calling for rescue co-ordination centres (RCC) over its FleetBroadband and existing and evolved services, including Inmarsat B, Fleet F77/55/33 and Mini M. The service allows a maritime RCC to place a priority voice call to any ship equipped with Inmarsat equipment, with the space segment of the call being free of charge. To place a call the RCC dials a unique number.
US Rig Count Hits 25-Year High
In its weekly release, Houston-based oiilfield services company BHI reported a record rise in the number of rigs searching for oil and gas. The Baker Hughes North…
British Nuclear Sub Returns from Trials
Next generation submarine, HMS Astute, surpasses expectations on trials Britain's most advanced hunter-killer submarine returned home after a 142-day deployment in North American waters for extensive trials in which she ‘battled’ against USS New Mexico, America’s newest and best Virginia-class hunter attack submarine. Astute deep dived, fired her Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles… and over the course of the deployment sailed 16,400 miles.
Giant Cranes Empty-handed in Denmark Port
With an ability to load a million containers a year Aarhus cranes are now operating at half capacity as Europe's financial woes reduce consumer demand.
Wärtsilä Takes Over Singapore Company
Wärtsilä has signed a contract to acquire the assets and business of MMI Boiler Management Pte Ltd., the Singapore-based company specialising in the service and…