Shipping Magnate Maersk Moller Dies
The AP Moller-Maersk group operates Maersk Line, the world’s biggest container shipper. Its business also includes offshore oil and gas activities and retail and shipyard operations. Mr. Moller's last public appearance was at the firm’s annual general meeting last week. Known to all as 'Mr. Moller', he took over the leadership of the group in 1965, following his father’s death that year. He left daily management in 1993, and was chairman of AP Moller-Maersk A/S until 2003. Mr.
Coastguard Crew Recognized for Nome Fuel Crisis Assistance
Vice Adm. Manson K. Brown, Pacific Area commander will present the Coast Guard Unit Commendation award to the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy on Tuesday at Coast Guard Base Seattle.
Stealth Patrol Boat for Russian Navy
Russia’s Caspian Sea Flotilla has taken delivery of a new small artillery ship that uses stealth technology, according to the Southern Military District press service.
Carnival Azipod Service Contract for ABB
ABB has won a long-term service contract from Carnival Corporation to maintain and upgrade ABB’s Azipod equipment over the next 15 years for 20 ships in their fleet, cutting costs by as much as $1 million a year per ship. Carnival is the world’s largest cruise ship operator and has 20 cruise vessels with Azipod propulsion systems. ABB’s energy efficient Azipod uses less fuel than traditional systems, and provides better manoeuvrability in all operating conditions.
Offshore Construction Vessels Ordered from STX OSV
STX OSV Holdings Limited (“STX OSV”), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialized vessels, announces that it has secured new contracts for the design and construction of two Offshore Subsea Construction Vessels (“OSCV”) for Siem Offshore in Norway. The vessels will be of STX OSV’s OSCV 11 design. The vessels will have an overall length of 121 meters, a beam of 22 meters and will be equipped with a 250t AHC crane.
Tugs, PSV Ordered from Singapore-based Shipbuilder
ASL Marine Holdings Ltd., a marine group engaged in shipbuilding, ship-repair and conversion, as well as ship chartering, has secured contracts worth S$132.5 million…
First Repair Order for Damen Shiprepair Brest
On April 11, 2012, Director André Hollander and Sales Manager Theo Kloosterman announced the first shiprepair order of Damen Shiprepair Brest (France) by sounding the bell in the traditional way. It is the first vessel is booked under the new management and comes in the second week after the acquisition of the former Sobrena Yard in Brest by the Damen Shipyards Group. The order was granted by the French offshore and subsea service provider Bourbon Offshore Surf…
Seaspan Signs Contract with STX Offshore & Shipbuilding
Seaspan Marine entered into a technology support agreement with STX Offshore and Shipbuilding Company Ltd. This partnership will optimize Vancouver Shipyard’s planned…
L-3 Westwood: $6.5m Order for DDG 114, DDG 116
L-3 Westwood received orders totaling over $6.5m from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding and General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (GDBIW)…
Exmar Profits from LPG Carrier Sale
Exmar confirmed the sale of the LPG/C CHACONIA (28,070 m³ - built 1990) and the LPG/C ELVERSELE (37,511 m³ - built 1996). The vessels will be delivered to their new owners in April and July 2012…
DDW delivers Self Elevating Platform
Drydocks World, the established international player in ship repair, conversion and new building announced today that it has delivered Self Elevating Platform Samrat to the owner, Mumbai, India-based AFCONS Infrastructure. The Platform was built at Drydocks World – Dubai shipyard. The Self Elevating Platform is intended for use for construction and maintenance of port jetties, geo surveys with an option of mounting drills, piling operations and pile load testing.
Aker Solutions Wins Jack-up Drilling Contract
Aker Solutions has won a contract from Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Ltd to supply a complete drilling equipment package for a new jack-up drilling rig, being built by the Chinese yard. The contract value is undisclosed. The new rig is of the 2000E jack-up design, and the contract includes options for a further three jack-up rigs of the same design. "We are pleased to see Aker Solutions' competitive position in the jack-up market…
ACL Adds Eight Tank Barges
American Commercial Lines Expands Liquid Cargo Fleet With Purchase of Eight 20,000 Barrel Capacity Tank Barges. American Commercial Lines (ACL) today announced the purchase of eight 20…
CEO of IMCA to Stand Down
The Chief Executive of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), Hugh Williams, 59, has announced his intention to stand down at the end of 2012 after 10 years in post. IMCA is the international trade association for offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies with about 850 members in over 60 countries all around the world. It focuses on offshore construction and marine operations mainly in support of offshore oil & gas…
FURUNO Launches ECDIS FMD-3200/FMD-3300
German Pilots Choose SevenCs Software
German Pilot Associations choose SevenCs to Develop Portable Pilot Unit Software. Five German Pilot Associations for the Elbe, Emden, Hamburg, Jade/Weser II and Kiel Canal I (Brunsbüttel) have chosen Hamburg-based maritime navigation specialists SevenCs GmbH to supply their Orca Pilot Portable Pilot Unit (PPU) software. At the same time, SevenCs, in conjunction with the Pilots, will develop new next generation PPU software, and deliver training to all the associations’ 625 pilots.
Imtech Completes Three Offshore Ships
Imtech Marine, specialized in system integration, successfully completed three innovative new-build vessel projects in Singapore; Seven Borealis for Subsea 7, Rockpiper…
Advanced IBS for Polar Research Vessel
Raytheon Anschütz has recently completed the supply of their latest generation of Integrated Bridge System (IBS) to the “SA Agulhas II”, a new polar research ship owned by the Republic of South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA). Sea trials including demanding ice trial tests in the Gulf of Bothnia were successfully passed during March 2012. The 134 meters long vessel was designed and built by the STX Finland shipyard of Rauma.
BMT ARGOSS Increases PC REMBRANDT V5 Distribution
BMT ARGOSS, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has announced that pilot organisations around the world including Peel Ports Medway in the UK and Kiel Canal Pilots in Germany, are investing in the latest version of its marine manoeuvring simulator, PC REMBRANDT V5, to further enhance port navigation risk assessment and familiarisation training capabilities. In order to provide greater accuracy to the simulation experience…
ESAB Introduces New Welding Helmet
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products introduces the Aristo Tech 5-13 Welding Helmet with Variable Shade ADF. This helmet is designed for the professional welder, and incorporates the protection and performance ESAB is known for. The Aristo® Tech 5-13 helmet features Auto-Darkening Filter Lens Technology (ADF), and has a variable 5-13 digital control for adjustment of shade level, sensitivity, and delay.