New Warship Commissioned into British Fleet
HMS Dragon is the fourth of six Type 45 destroyers being built for the Royal Navy. All will be based in Portsmouth. The first, HMS Daring, was commissioned in July 2009 and the fifth, Defender, is due to arrive in Portsmouth for the first time this summer. All six are scheduled to be in service by the middle of the decade. Hundreds of guests including families of the 190-strong ship's company…
PSV 'Skandi Caledonia' Hire Extended, Rate Increased
Norwegian offshore vessel owner DOF has secured a three-year contract extension with Danish operator Maersk Oil for its platform supply vessel Skandi Caledonia for work in the UK North Sea sector. The three-year option now exercised from October this year replaces an earlier one-year option, with the dayrate for the new period - which was not disclosed - set to increase 25%. The vessel has been working for Maersk since delivery in 2003.
Cartography Enhanced for North American Boaters
Jeppesen has announced the Spring 2012 Release of its popular C-MAP MAX and C-MAP 4D cartography, bringing a variety of significant enhancements and exclusive…
Wilhelmsen Offers Improved Marine Chemical Supply
Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is launching a revised portfolio with Unitor and Nalfleet product brands as the first part of their strengthened chemicals offer today.
Boaters Get Safety Compliance Advice
With the long-awaited arrival of boating season in Michigan, Fremont Insurance wants to make sure that boaters have properly ensured the seaworthiness of their…
SatCom XpressLink Dealer Network Established
Inmarsat, provider of global mobile satellite communications services, announce the first appointments for its global network of XpressLink dealers. Twelve of…
ABB Wins German Offshore Wind Connection Order
ABB, the power and automation technology group, has won a significant order from the Dutch-German transmission grid operator TenneT to supply an AC (alternating…
House Addresses Great Lakes Dredging Crisis
The end of the Great Lakes dredging crisis took a step closer to reality last week when the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4348 and included a provision that could lead to substantially increased Great Lakes dredging funding. The amendment directs that all funding collected in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund be spent on dredging each year. “Passage of H.R. 4348 with the Boustany amendment…
$20 Million Available for Clean Diesel Projects
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of up to $20 million in FY 2012 grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed…
This Day in Naval History - April 23
1918 - USS Stewart (DD 13) destroys German submarine off France. 1934 - In the first Navy movement through the Panama Canal, more than 100 ships transited. 1945 - In only U.S.
Rutter Wins New Funding for R&D
Rutter Inc. Signs $1.4 Million Funding Contract for Ice Navigation and Detection Radar Research and Development. Canadian-based Rutter Inc. will receive $1.4 million…
GAC Bunker Fuels Appoints new US Bunker Manage
GAC Bunker Fuels, part of global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC, has announced the appointment of Maurice Lara as its Bunker Manager for East Coast USA. He is based in Norwalk, Connecticut and accountable to Nicholas Browne, Global Director of GAC Bunker Fuels, and Bob Bandos, Managing Director of GAC USA. Lara's background is in marine fuel trading, domestic and international logistics…
USCG Commandant Papp Undergoes Surgery
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp underwent surgery to treat early stage prostate cancer at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Monday, after it was diagnosed in a proactive health screening. The Coast Guard’s highest ranking officer is using the situation as a learning opportunity on preventive health for the service’s approximately 57,000 military and civilian employees, 30,000 auxiliary volunteers, their families and retirees.
JACCAR Holdings Sells Shares of Chinese Shipyard
JACCAR Holdings has helped to build Sinopacific Offshore and Engineering (SOE) into one of China’s leading providers of LPG/LEG vessels, offshore cranes, and offshore production…
Aker Solutions wins Svalin Umbilical Deal
Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract by Subsea 7 for the design and fabrication of a control umbilical for Statoil's Svalin C project on the Norwegian continental shelf.
Jotron Group Merges All Norwegian Operations
The Jotron Group today announces that it will merge their Norwegian companies; Jotron AS, Jotron Phontech AS and Jotron SatCom AS. The name of the new company will be Jotron AS.
Stork Invests to Meet Subsea Demand
Stork Technical Services continues subsea investment to meet growing global demand. Stork Technical Services Subsea, the subsea division of the leading global provider of knowledge-based asset integrity management services for the oil and gas, chemical and power sectors, has invested more than £2million in a new specialist dive intervention craft (IC) and full diving spread to meet the growing global demand for its integrated subsea services.
VSTEP Delives Crane Simulator in Rotterdam
VSTEP delivers crane simulator for EMO, the largest transshipment terminal for coal and iron ore in Western Europe. For EMO, the largest transshipment terminal for coal and iron ore in Western Europe, VSTEP created a crane simulator for preparation and training of their future and current EMO dry bulk crane operators, increasing their effectiveness and precision. EMO is one of the leading companies in the dry bulk market.
iCargo Launches EU-Funded Logistics Program
iCargo, the pan-European cargo and logistics project part funded by the EU, has formally launched its three and a half year framework program. The project, formally titled “Intelligent Cargo in Efficient and Sustainable Global Logistics Operations” includes research, development, demonstration and dissemination elements designed to improve the performance of real-world logistics. Building on the success of the previous Freightwise and e-Freight frameworks…
Coast Guard Rescue Mariners near Nasketucket Bay
Coast Guard crews rescued two mariners from a sinking vessel in Nasketucket Bay, four miles southeast of Fairhaven, Mass., Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern…