New Lifeboat Handed Over to RNLI for Jubilee Year Pageant
Babcock has handed over the latest Tamar Class lifeboat to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). This lifeboat will represent the charity during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames in June to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s special year. The RNLI Engineering and Supply Director David Brook and Operations Director Michael Vlasto attended the handover ceremony at Babcock’s Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth today.
Offshore Service Industry – New Analysis of Technology, Service Integration
Frost & Sullivan white paper analyzes the convergence of repair and service models with a focus on offshore structure inspection, compliance, rehabilitation. The…
Piracy – French Warship Joins Counter-Piracy Force
The Counter-Piracy force of the European Union (EU NAVFOR), typically comprising 4 – 7 surface combat vessels patrolling the Gulf of Aden and Horn of Africa, has been joined by the French navy frigate FS Guépratte . The 125 meter long FS Guépratte with 3600 metric tonnes displacement is a second-line multi-mission stealth frigate of the French Marine Nationale, in service since 2001. Equipped with a Panther helicopter, her contribution to scouting the seas for piracy will be highly valued.
Offshore Operators Choose Intergraph® 3D Engineering Solution
The information management solutions suite will provide GDF SUEZ with a long-term fully integrated system for engineering and operations. GDF SUEZ E&P UK, a growing competitor in the United Kingdom North Sea oil and gas production sector, has recently adopted the full Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise engineering suite, including SmartMarine® 3D. The information management, plant operations, electrical…
Kirby Corporation Announce Record Q1 Results
Kirby Corporation announced record net earnings attributable to Kirby for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012 of $50.9 million, or $.91 per share, compared with $32.4 million, or $.60 per share, for the 2011 first quarter. Consolidated revenues for the 2012 first quarter were $566.9 million compared with $299.4 million reported for the 2011 first quarter. Kirby's 2012 first quarter results included a $4.2 million before taxes…
Boat Sales Up in Q1 Reports Marine Products Corp
Marine Products is a leading manufacturer of fiberglass boats under two brand names: sterndrive and inboard pleasure boats by Chaparral, including H2O Sport and Fish & Ski Boats…
Russian Warships to Get NATO Comms Equipment
Russian warships will be equipped with NATO navigation and communications systems to improve coordination in anti-piracy missions around the world, Chief of the Russian General Staff Nikolai Makarov, as reported by Rianovosti News Agency. The issue has been discussed during a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in Brussels. “We decided to install standard NATO navigation and communications systems on our warships,” Makarov said.
Fishing Boat Fire in Antarctic Killed Three
Fire on board S. A major rescue effort was launched in the Ross Sea in early January when the 51 metre Korean fishing vessel Jeong Woo 2 caught fire. It was the second major incident in Antarctic waters in as many months and involved several Korean fishing vessels, a United States research vessel and a United States Air Force (USAF) aircraft. Jeong Woo 2’s distress call was picked up by another Korean fishing vessel, Hong Jin 707.
Ukraine's Only Submarine on Sea Trials
The Soviet-era Foxtrot class (Project 641) diesel-electric submarine stood grounded at a dock in Sevastopol for years without repair and became a symbol of the demise of Ukraine’s navy.
Severn Trent's Effluent Removal by Centrifuge Technology
Severn Trent De Nora has recently incorporated the CentraSep® vertical self-discharging (VSD) centrifuge technology from Advanced Separation Technologies (AST)…
Wärtsilä Adds New X-generation 92-bore Marine Diesel Engine
Wärtsilä extends its offering in the low-speed X-generation engine series with the new Wärtsilä X92 engine, to the upper end of its portfolio with a bore of 920 mm.
Sustainable Shipping Initiative Launched in Singapore
The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) launched in Singapore recently is a series of practical, collaborative action plans aimed at developing a sustainable shipping industry for the future.
AMP: Jones Act Fleet Can Meet Demand
American Maritime Partnership (AMP) Tells Congress That American Fleet Can Meet Additional Demand If Sunoco Refinery Closes Corrects Erroneous EIA Report. In written testimony to the U.S. Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, the American Maritime Partnership (AMP) criticized and corrected an Energy Information Administration (EIA) report that said American tank vessels may be “in short supply” if a Northeast refinery closes later this year.
Videotel Launches Prevention Training Series
Accident investigation is a painstaking and often painful process and, more often than not, theoutcome is a raft of new policies and measures to avoid reoccurrence. Yet, if well thought out and established company procedures are followed in the first place, tragic consequences can be avoided. In response to the renewed focus on training in this area Videotel has launched a new training series, Leadership and Team Working Skills…
Oil & Gas Companies Join Forces at Ignite!
Gastech announces the launch of ignite!, an energy recruitment show designed to tackle issues posed by the growing skills shortage in the oil & gas industry. Buoyancy across the global energy sector has resulted in an increasing lack of the most important commodity of all – people. This presents a number of challenges for companies seeking to deliver projects around the world, placing significant pressure on their ability to grow and provide services.
Strike Club: Strong Growth in Mutual Membership
Managers of The Strike Club were able to give an upbeat report to the club’s directors when they met in Istanbul. Ongoing increased demand for the club’s various insurance covers has resulted in strong growth and a very positive renewal in February for the 2012/13 year. Further, free reserves rose by $2.5m. during the latest financial year, and the club has maintained its S&P rating at BBB+ with a stable outlook.
Oceansaver Enters the Japanese Market
OceanSaver has entered the Japanese market with a major ballast water treatment contract for four open hatch bulk carriers being built by Japan’s Oshima Shipbuilding Ltd for Gearbulk. The 72,000dwt Open Hatch Bulk Carriers are being built to DNV class and each vessel will be fitted with a 1,200m3/h type approved Mark II OceanSaver system. The first two systems will be commissioned in 2012 and will incorporate OceanSaver’s second generation design…
Global Diving & Salvage Receives ROV
Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. announces the acquisition of a Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV, adding substantial capacity to their existing fleet of underwater vehicles. The Falcon, depth rated to 1000 feet, will be fully outfitted with manipulator, high resolution color and black and white cameras, fast scanning sonar, and a digital altimeter. Lightweight and portable it goes where needed - inshore, offshore, down tunnels, or for flyaway operations.
Coast Guard suspends search for overboard tug master
BOSTON — The Coast Guard has suspended its search pending further developments for a 48-year-old man who was reported to have fallen overboard from a Boston-bound…
American Cruise Lines – Online Travel Agent Training & Certification Program
American Cruise Lines announce plans for an upcoming travel agent portal, the first of many new features to be added to the company’s new website. ▪ Promotional/Marketing Tools – Letterhead shells…