Offshore Oil Drill Platforms Evacuated After Gas Leak
BBC News reports that gas leaking from Total's Elgin PUQ platform, about 150 miles off the coast of Scotland has led to the evacuation of workers and a 2-mile exclusion…
Magnalight Introduces Quartz Halogen Work Area Light
Larson Electronics’ Magnalight.com has announced the addition of a heavy duty quad-pod mounted work area light, designed for portability and reliable operation in demanding work environments.
Owners of North Sea Field Sign Pre-Unit Agreement
Under an agreement, the owners of production licenses 265 and 501 will cooperate in the planning of the Johan Sverdrup field toward an investment decision and submission…
The Shipping Industry Invests in Training
The shipping industry is investing in training. Newly released statistics from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS), which celebrated its centenary in 2011…
Turkey Will Host Ship Brokers’ Association
The first annual Turkish Ship Brokers’ Association Dinner (Bosporus 2012) will be held at the Haliç Congress Center, located in the historical district of Sütlüce in İstanbul on June 29, 2012.
ClassNK Issues Approval for Friction Stir Welding Method
Tokyo - ClassNK announced that it had issued an approval to IHI Corporation for a friction stir welding (FSW) method using a floating bobbin tool. The approval certifies…
MOL Enhances Asia-South Africa Service Network
TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. MOL will meet customer needs by providing high-quality direct services and by providing variety of port coverage continuously. MOL…
ABS Shares LNG Insight With the Industry
Houston – ABS has delivered a seminar series addressing developments in the construction and design of liquefied gas carriers. Events were held in Doha, Qatar; Athens, Greece; and Limassol, Cyprus.
U.S. Ballast Water Regulations Will Be Superseded
Beginning June 21, 2012, the U.S. regulations on ballast water management and reporting (detailed in Classification News 14/2004) will be superseded by new regulations…
Abu Dhabi Ship Building Expands Facilities
Abu Dhabi Ship Building has announced that it is stepping up its focus on maintenance, repairs and overhauling services, which has been one of the fastest-growing business divisions of the company.
HMS Daring Unveils Upgraded Sensor System at DIMDEX
Doha, Qatar – HMS Daring, the first of the Royal Navy's (RN’s) Type 45 destroyers, will be on display at the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX) this month, showcasing her new, fully digital, radar electronic support measures (RESM) system, supplied by Thales UK. Daring will join the extensive warship display at Doha as part of DIMDEX, which runs from March 26-28.
Rolls-Royce Will Provide Fish Transporter Vessel
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won its first order for a new ship developed specifically for transporting live fish. Norwegian ship owner Sølvtrans AS, the world’s largest transporter of live fish, is the first customer for this vessel. In order to transport live fish efficiently and in a healthy condition, customers require spacious, temperature-controlled tanks in the hold of the ship. This new, specifically-tailored design makes that possible.
U.S. Invites Industry Interest in Oil and Gas Lease Sale
Washington - The Department of the Interior is seeking input from industry to determine interest in oil and gas exploration off the coast of South-Central Alaska…
NATO and IMB Increase Cooperation to Counter Piracy
Captain Pottengal Mukundan, Director of the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) was invited to MC Northwood to meet with the staff of the NATO Shipping Center to…
First Vessel Trials New Berth at Aberdeen
The first phase of a multi-million pound redevelopment project of Aberdeen Harbor’s Torry Quay has been completed. A project milestone, it was marked by the vessel Skandi Foula…
Aker Solutions Awarded Subsea Contract
Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract by A/S Norske Shell, to deliver subsea connection systems for the Draugen field on the Norwegian continental shelf. The…
FuelTrax Provides Activity Logging
Houston – Nautical Control Solutions LP (NCS) announced that its FuelTrax system now provides the ability to enter activity codes for automatically coupling fuel usage numbers to location…
Rickmers-Linie Appoints New Agents in Two Countries
Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg based operator of heavy lift and project liner services, is now actively serving Bangladesh and Sri Lanka with direct calls in Chittagong and Colombo, respectively.
Cal Maritime Will Host 2012 Koch Sea Scout Cup
The California Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime), a campus of The California State University, has been selected as the site for the 6th William I. Koch Sea Scout Cup…
GL Garrad Hassan Names Business Development Manager
Hamburg - GL Garrad Hassan has appointed a new Business Development Manager in the UK, Ian Finch will be responsible for managing sales and business development activities for the GL Group with a special focus on offshore wind. He will work closely with Christoph Thiel, the newly appointed Head of Business Development and Sales for GL Garrad Hassan and Colin Morgan, who leads the Group's Offshore Wind Practice.