Review of Passenger Ship Safety Hastened
The European Commission has invited the passenger ship industry (represented by the European Cruise Council and Interferry) to participate in a review of passenger ship safety regulations.
FIS Makes Bunker Swaps Simple
London - Freight Investor Services has expanded its rapidly growing commodity broking business into cleared, over-the-counter bunker swaps. The new service – the…
Red Spider Secures Offshore Order
Red Spider, the Remote Open Close Technology specialist, has completed its biggest-ever deal with work valued at £1.5million to supply new products for well completion operations.
Metso Enters Globe Valve Business
Metso has strengthened its offering for customers in oil and gas and power by acquiring a globe valve technology and service company, Valstone Control Inc. in South Korea (Valstone). The acquisition enables Metso to expand its offering for the oil and gas and power industries with globe valve technology, which plays a key role in most critical processes with extreme pressures and temperatures. Valstone Inc. is a privately-owned globe valve and service specialist company.
Calnetix Technologies Launches Magnetic Bearing Controller
Calnetix Technologies LLC has announced the commercial availability of its latest technology development, the Insight™ 3600 magnetic bearing controller. These state-of-the-art…
Caledonian Geotech Receives Industry Accreditations
Caledonian Geotech has received a hat-trick of prestigious industry accreditations. Following a detailed audit conducted by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), the company…
MOL Safety Conference 2012 Held
Tokyo—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (MOL) announced that the company has held the MOL Safety Conference 2012 in Manila, Mumbai, Dubrovnik, and Tokyo. About 210 seafarers…
Strong Russian Presence at Oil & Gas Africa '12
Recent new oil and gas discoveries all over Africa are attracting investors and developers from around the world. Russia is the latest country to show an active…
Signet to Deliver and Christen Newest Tug
Signet Maritime Corporation announced that its newest tug, a Robert Allan designed RAmparts 3200 Class ocean towing and escort tug, M/V SIGNET WEATHERLY, will be delivered on March 10, 2012, from Signet Shipbuilding & Repair in Pascagoula, Mississippi. This state-of-the-art ASD will be used in Signet’s U.S. Gulf of Mexico operations. Signet will own and operate the vessel in support of its Offshore Towing Division and its expanding U.S.
CMA CGM Reports Encouraging Outlook for 2012
CMA CGM, the world’s third largest container shipping group, reported revenue of U.S. $14.87 billion for the year ending December 31, 2011, a 4% increase on 2010.
Damen Develops Nozzle Spinning Method
Damen Marine Components (DMC) has developed a pioneering nozzle production method based on a single weld seam on the inner side of the nozzle. This makes the process much more efficient and environmentally friendly. The new Nozzle Spinning Machine can deliver nozzles up to 4.5 m at short notice. Based in Hardinxveld in the Netherlands and part of the Damen Shipyards Group, DMC has invested in new spinning machinery for its facility in Gdansk, Poland.
Weldcraft Introduces Water-Cooled TIG Torch
Weldcraft has a new option to help meet the needs of demanding water-cooled TIG welding applications. The new WP-280 water-cooled TIG torch has been designed with the company’s exclusive Super Cool™ Technology to provide consistent and dependable cooling performance. This technology consists of a design which improves the torch’s efficiency, resulting in less downtime due to overheating and a longer lasting torch.
Wärtsilä Launches Medium Voltage Power Drive Technology
Wärtsilä has launched its new Medium Voltage Power Drive. The product will enable the delivery of electro and automation systems for large, electric propulsion vessels…
Lankhorst Ropes Announces Cut-Resistant Jacket Research Project
Lankhorst Ropes Offshore Division is undertaking a research project into the development of cut resistant jackets for mooring ropes in the Norwegian and Barents Seas. The project will be used to assess materials needed to reduce the effects of fishing trawler lines on synthetic fiber mooring lines. Deepwater moorings, beyond 800m, in the Norwegian and Barents Seas are subject to extreme weather and wave conditions.
Thuraya Launches Dual-Mode Phone
Abu Dhabi – Thuraya has launched a dual mode hand-held phone featuring both GSM and satellite capabilities. The introduction of this phone, branded XT-DUAL, makes Thuraya the only satellite operator to offer seamless communications, as the phone provides consumers the flexibility and freedom to switch between GSM and satellite modes wherever they may be located. The XT-DUAL operates as a standard GSM phone within the reach of terrestrial networks…
Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Starts Construction of Aframax Tanker
Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), the sole operating subsidiary of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA (AKPS), began production activities today on the first of…
Ports Urge Congress to Support Port Security Grants
At two separate Congressional hearings, representatives of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) emphasized the need for federal support for seaport security and maintenance and improvements to federal navigation channels. Port industry leaders illustrated the challenges underfunding security and dredging pose for national security and U.S. international competitiveness. As the House Appropriations Committee begins work on the Fiscal Year 2013 budget…
HII CEO Mike Petters Speaks at University of Virginia
Newport News - Huntington Ingalls Industries President and CEO Mike Petters spoke at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business on March 6. Petters'…
Cat Power Solutions Certified to Meet Brazil's Standards
Caterpillar announced that the RBNA Classification Society has certified the Cat 3500C diesel electric propulsion generator set packages to meet local content regulations in Brazil.
This Day in Naval History
1778 - Continental Navy frigate Randolph (32 guns) engages HMS Yarmouth (64). Randolph explodes and sinks with the loss of all but four men. 1958 - Commissioning of USS Grayback (SS 574)…