MAN Diesel & Turbo Approves Takeover of Kappel Propeller
The board of MAN Diesel & Turbo approved the company’s takeover of Kappel propeller, including designs, software, and intellectual property, together with the continued…
Conference Tackles Impact of Shipping on the Environment
Szczecin, Poland - The challenges of preparing to meet the next generation of shipping regulations were very much on the minds of the participants at Germanischer…
Cargotec Secures Orders for Offshore Cranes
In March, Cargotec secured new orders for two 100-ton active heave-compensated offshore cranes from the wholly-owned subsidiaries of a Malaysian shipbuilding and vessel chartering group…
Lilaas Sets Service and Distribution Deals in Asia
Marine and offshore controls specialist Lilaas AS has reached its first direct service and distribution agreements in Asia, as part of its strategic plan to support increasing demand for its levers and joysticks. The company, which develops and manufactures all its products in the heart of Norway’s marine electronics industry, in Horten, has come to a service partnership and agency agreement with Z-Power Automation, Singapore, and a separate distribution deal with Shanghai EJH Group, Shanghai.
Capital Product Partners Announces Sale of M/T Aristofanis
Athens, Greece - Capital Product Partners L.P. announced the sale of the M/T ‘Aristofanis’ (12,000 dwt, built in 2005 Baima Shipyard, PRC). The vessel was sold to an unrelated third party…
Saxony Agrees to Adjustment of Navigation Channel
The cabinet decision taken in Lower Saxony on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, means that the required assent from the three states of Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein and Lower…
AMOT Bearing Wear Monitor Receives NK Type Approval
The AMOT XTS-W Bearing Wear Monitor, which provides real-time protection of large 2 stroke engine crank bearings by detecting wear before major damage occurs, has received NK Type Approval…
Stranded Cargo Ship on Welsh Foreshore – Crew Rescued
Liverpool Coastguard had received a distress call from the cargo ship ‘Carrier’ telling them they had run aground at Raynes Jetty, Llanddulas (on the coast of Wales).
Genset Manufacturer to be Taken Over by Tognum MTU
Specialist manufacturer of propulsion and power systems, Tognum, has received the approval of the competition authorities for the takeover of the Bavarian manufacturer…
Rena Shipwreck – Storm Sends More Containers Adrift
Salvors report the aft section of the wreck being subject to rolling movement in rough seas, with waves of 8-10m hitting the vessel. It is estimated that 11 containers (both 20 and 40ft) have been lost into the sea, however, extremely rough sea conditions are making it difficult to accurately assess numbers. With the movement of the aft section on the reef, it appears that the bridge section of the wreck is now completely submerged.
Singapore Shipyard Contracted for Ultra-deepwater Drill Rig
Sembcorp Marine, Jurong Shipyard gets US$ 568-million contract for semi-submersible deepwater rig for North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. The new rig will be constructed based on the Moss Maritime CS60 design – an enhancement of the Moss Maritime CS50E MKII harsh-environment ultra-deepwater semi-submersible rigs West Pegasus and West Leo which were delivered by Jurong Shipyard to Seadrill in March 2011 and January 2012 respectively. Delivery is scheduled no later than the first quarter of 2015.
Wave Power Generation – US Navy Hawaiian Project
The Navy hopes to expand its testing for ocean wave energy power generation in Hawaii, having been testing an energy buoy in about 100 feet of water off Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay for about 10 years. The Navy now hopes to put two more buoys in water more than 200 feet deep, and the greater depth will allow it to test larger devices closer to the size it needed to generate energy for customers.
Marine Propulsion – MAN Absorb Propellor Company
The board of MAN Diesel & Turbo has approved the company’s take-over of Kappel propeller - including designs, software, and intellectual property together with continued co-operation with Mr Jens Julius Kappel. New fuel-saving and energy-efficient propulsion opportunities are available from the MAN Alpha propeller programme, which now fully integrates the Kappel tip fin propeller blade designs for both controllable pitch propellers and fixed pitch propellers.
German Shipyard Starts on Offshore Windfarm Liftboat
A start has been made on the construction by Sietas of the first sections and blocks of a offshore wind power jack-up vessel for the Dutch marine engineering company Van Oord.
Dubai Shipyard in Debt, Seeks Court Protection
Dubai's shipyard operator, Drydocks World has filed a claim with a special tribunal set up in the Emirate to allow restructuring after it failed to secure the backing of all its creditors.
Shipyard Lays Keel of 14th Product Tanker in Philadelphia Yard
Aker Philadelphia Shipyard (Oslo: AKPS), a leading U.S. commercial shipyard, has held a ceremonial keel laying for Ship 018, the 14th product tanker being built at the yard. The small ceremony was conducted with the most recent class of the shipyard’s Apprenticeship Program and two apprentice graduates who have risen to the position of supervisor. The Apprenticeship Program is a three year…
Piracy – Hijacked Ship Freed by Iranian Commandos
Military sources informed the report that Iranian commandos stormed the Iranian-owned, Bolivian reglistered bulk carrier Eglantine, which is steaming towards the Omani port of Salalah…
Port Fire Protection – California Corp Gets Hydrant Order
Fire Protection Group, Inc. An ongoing fire protection systems project near the docks of San Pedro is making few headlines, as Fire Protection Group, Inc. have…
US Container Imports Down Due to Early Chinese New Year
U.S. containerized imports in February fell for the first time in four months on a year-over-year basis, sliding 5.8% to 1,193,157 twenty-foot-equivalent units as demand for furniture…
Fast Patrol Boat Delivered to Norwegian Navy
The Skjold shipbuilding program is carried through by a consortium of three contractors with DCNS as the combat system design authority and co-supplier. DCNS works with Norwegian contractors Umoe Mandal and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, through the Skjold Prime Consortium. Skjold FPB's are designed specifically for maritime security and safety missions in Norway’s littoral waters. The combat system is tailored to demanding environments and reduced crewing.