New Navigational Broadcast System for IMO Presentation
French company Kenta reports that it will be presenting its new system for maritime data broadcasting – NAVDAT (Navigational Data) – during the 16th session of…
BWT System Approved by IMO
Erma say their advanced electrolysis BWT system offers superior performance even in very low salinity waters, cold waters, dirty waters with a very high sediment load.
Liftboat Charter by China for Ezion
Ezion Holdings has secured a four-year period charter contract to provide a liftboat to be used by a state-linked power generation enterprise in China due to start working in the Yellow Sea in the third quarter of 2013 upon its completion. A liftboat is a self-propelled, self-elevating vessel, which has a large open deck capable of carrying equipment and supplies in support of various offshore mineral exploration and production or offshore construction activities.
LNG Carriers, Drillship Orders Increase in Korea Yard
Easing of the Eurozone sovereign debt problems, increased issue of drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico and growing demand for drillships in Latin America and West Africa have combined to give Samsung Heavy Industries the best order growth visibility among the “Big Three” – Hyundai Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering. Already, Samsung Heavy Industries has achieved 38 percent of its annual order guidance or $3.8 billion…
North Sea Drill in T-Rex Project Disappoints
The well found thinner than expected oil-bearing sands of reservoir quality at two intervals in the Lower Cretaceous target horizons and was not tested for production.
Ship Collision in Caribbean – USCG Responds
The 557-foot United Kingdom-flagged motor vessel Seagate collided with the 492-foot Liberia-flagged motor vessel Timor Stream approximately 60 miles northeast of Isle de Tortue, Haiti. It was reported the motor vessel Seagate was taking on water, and had 21 crewmembers aboard, 18 of whom boarded life rafts, while the remaining three crew members remained aboard to assess the damage. Of the 18 crewmembers who boarded life rafts…
China Research Submersible Set for 7km Dive
Yan Kai, the chief engineer of China's manned deep-sea submersible research vessel Jiaolong, confirmed that the craft will reach a depth of 7,000 meters below sea level this summer, thereby meeting its design goals. The submersible has successfully completed all of its previous trial runs, carrying three crewmembers to a depth of more than 4,000 meters below sea level and subsequently to a depth of 5,038 meters.
Cavitation Fuel Treatment Chosen by APL
China Auto Corp (CAC) associate Neftech Pte Ltd reports signing an agreement with American President Lines (APL) to install its proprietary cavitation fuel treatment…