Cruise Ship Oufitting – Mivan Gets More Big Contracts
MIVAN announced at the recent Cruise Shipping Miami show that it had secured over £4 million of cruise ship outfitting orders for 2012 in Europe. The largest of these contracts is the £1.7 million re- fit of the Crystal Symphony for Crystal Cruises. The 2 week fit -out will take place in June in Blohm & Voss, Hamburg. This is the second contract Mivan has secured with the Crystal Cruises following the successful fit-out of the retail areas of the Crystal Serenity in May 2011.
Cruise Lines Holland America & Seabourn Gain Ethics Recognition
Holland America Line and Seabourn have been listed as two of the world's most ethical operators by Ethisphere Institute. This is the first year that the companies…
Piracy – Pirates Scuttle Own Boat, Sent Home 400 Miles Empty Handed
EU Counter Piracy Naval Forces (EUNAVFOR) have tracked down and stopped a group of suspected pirates who were believed to have tried to attack a Hong-Kong flagged tanker approximately 400 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia. EU Naval Force warship FS Aconit was called to investigate after the tanker came under attack on 26 March 2012. Aconit was directed onto the fleeing pirates by a Luxembourgish Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA).
Conrad Industries Reports Profit, New Orders in Annual Results
Conrad Industries, Inc. has announced its fourth quarter and twelve months 2011 results and the addition of new business during the first quarter totaling $61.8 million.
Aker Solutions Wins Drilling Equipment Contract
Aker Solutions has received a Letter of Award from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), to supply a further two drilling equipment packages to the 'Category D' drilling rigs the yard is building for the rig operator Songa Offshore. Contract value is undisclosed. The development of the Cat D semi-submersible drilling rigs has been initiated by Statoil, the international energy company.
This Day in Naval History - March 28
1800 - Essex becomes the first U.S. Navy vessel to pass the Cape of Good Hope. 1814 - HMS Phoebe and Cherub capture USS Essex off Valparaiso, Chile. Before capture…
NOIA Supports DOI’s Mid- and South Atlantic G&G Impact Statement
Washington, D.C.– The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) appreciates that the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) for the Mid- and…
U.S. Vessels Ready to Transport Fuel to Northeast: AMP
Washington, D.C. – With concerns that refinery closures in the Northeast may cause gas prices to increase further, the American Maritime Partnership (AMP) notified…
OSBIT Power's MaXccess System Completes Offshore Trials
OSBIT Power (OP), Siemens Wind Power and Statoil announced that they have successfully completed offshore trials of OP’s offshore wind turbine access system, MaXccess. The trials were conducted with the backing of Siemens Wind Power and Statoil, at the Hywind Demo floating offshore wind turbine off the coast of Norway. MaXccess was installed on the wind farm service vessel Bayard 3, operated by Fred Olsen Windcarrier…
Japanese Shipowners Celebrate North P&I Club’s Tokyo Opening
Over 100 representatives of the Japanese shipping community attended a reception in Tokyo on March 27 to celebrate the opening of North P&I club’s new branch office Japan.
Greek Shipping Company Sentenced in New Orleans for Pollution
WASHINGTON – Ilios Shipping Company S.A. was sentenced today in federal court in New Orleans for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and obstruction of justice, announced Assistant Attorney General Ignacia S. Moreno and Jim Letten, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Ilios operated the M/V Agios Emilianos, a 738-foot, 36,573 ton bulk carrier cargo ship which hauled grain from New Orleans to various ports around the world.
General Maritime Announces Agreement With Creditors
New York - General Maritime Corporation announced that it had reached an agreement on a modified plan of reorganization with the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors…
Chesapeake Ranger Tugs Under New Ownership
Grasonville, Md. — Fluid Motion has announced a transition in the representation of its Ranger Tugs dealership in the Chesapeake region, which will provide many…
Chinese Shipbuilding: New Bourbon 300 Series Debuts
Bourbon maintained its steady march forward to offshore dominance with a unique naming ceremony in China, which included the naming of Bourbon Liberty 254, the last of 54 vessel to be delivered of the Bourbon Liberty 200 series; and the naming of Bourbon Liberty 301, the first vessel of the Bourbon Liberty 300 series of 20 AHTS. The new Bourbon Liberty 300 AHTS has been designed and built by Sinopacific Zhejiang Co. of China.
GE and MTU Extend Marine System Supplier Agreement
Evendale, Ohio -- GE Marine reported that it will provide MTU Friedrichshafen with one LM2500 gas turbine for the German Navy’s third Baden-Württemberg-class (F125) frigate. “We are pleased to also announce that GE recently extended its Marine System Supplier agreement with MTU, a long-standing relationship which has been in place between the two companies since the early 1970s,” said Brien Bolsinger, GE Marine general manager.
Huntington Ingalls Reports Strong Fourth Quarter
Newport News, Va. -- Huntington Ingalls Industries reported fourth quarter 2011 sales of $1.74 billion, consistent with the fourth quarter of 2010. The impact of…
Strong Start to 2012 for HB Rentals
HB Rentals, global offshore accommodation specialist to the oil and gas industry, has signed three new agreements in the Middle East since the turn of the year. The combined value of the contracts is over $1 million. A leading provider of lift boats, Hercules Offshore, has awarded HB Rentals a six- to 12-month contract for its Amber Jack self-propelled jack-up barge. The deal will see the company provide four…
ETC Expands Its Training Network Again
ETC, the MSG MarineServe GmbH-operated ECDIS Training Consortium, announced a further expansion of its ECDIS training network through an agreement with STET Maritime…
JACCAR Holdings Enters Into Gas and Dry Bulk Ownership
Greenship Holdings, a fully-owned Singapore subsidiary of JACCAR Holdings, has established two separate entities to expand into ship-owning and operating activities in the gas and dry bulk sectors.
Aker Solutions Wins Cat D Drilling Equipment Contract
Aker Solutions has received a Letter of Award from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), to supply a further two drilling equipment packages to the 'Category…