Landrieu to Keynote NAPEPA Environmental Conference
Senator Mary Landrieu to Keynote Environmental Conference on the Deepwater Horizon Lessons; Industry, public and government to meet on second anniversary of accident. Observing the second anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon accident off the Gulf Coast, Senator Mary Landrieu will be the keynote speaker at the North American Marine Environment Protection Association’s (NAMEPA) conference on April 20th.
SS UNITED STATES Project Releases RFQ
RFQ is First in Two-Step Process to Find Developers to Repurpose America’s Flagship. With all the buzz surrounding the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking…
Jack-up Rig Ordered by Qatar Company
GDI announced today that they have placed an order for a Pacific Class 400 jack-up drilling rig with PPL Shipyard (“PPL”) for delivery in March of 2013. This is…
Maritime Security Training Online for Onboard Personnel
The Castle Shipboard Security Program (CSSP) courses are now online the company announces. Mariners, law enforcement officers, security personnel, and veterans now…
Chinese Icebreaker Returns from Antarctic, New Ship Designed
China's icebreaker Xuelong, or "Snow Dragon", returned to its Shanghai base after completing the country's 28th Antarctic expedition. Xuelong, an A-2 class icebreaker capable of breaking ice 1.2 meters thick, left the port of Tianjin on Nov. 3, 2011, and covered an estimated 28,000 nautical miles over the 163-day mission. During the expedition, Xuelong delivered supplies to the country's Antarctic stations…
DMCA Seeks Best Safety Practices
Dubai Maritime City Authority meets jet ski operators to discuss ways of improving maritime safety in line with best practices. As part of the continuous cooperation between various public and private sector entities in Dubai, Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government entity in-charge of regulating and supervising all aspects of the maritime sector in Dubai, recently met several jet ski companies and agencies in Dubai.
US Tall Ship Sets Sail to Commemorate 1812 War
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, America’s tall ship, has sailed for the 2012 Summer Training Cruise and participation in Operation Sail 2012 and War of 1812 Bicentennial events in New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Va., Baltimore, Boston and New London, Conn. The Eagle is the largest tall ship flying the United States flag and the only active square-rigger in U.S. government service. A three-masted barque…
Boatbuilders Assoc. Names New Director, Relocates to Florida
American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) names new Association Management Company and Executive Director to lead the national group that represents the business interests of the boat building, marine service and boat repair industry and seeks to strengthen and encourage professionalism. The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association say they have appointed Gordon Connell as its new Executive Director and named Connell Communications its new Association Management Company.
Cargo Ship Stranded on Welsh Coast to be Broken Up
The MV Carrier will be cut into manageable sections on the shore at Llanddulas, near Colwyn Bay, and sent to a scrap yard by road, according to a BBC news report. The owners confirmed contractors will start the demolition once they remove the ship's 24,000 litres of fuel. The work is expected to take six weeks. Seven Polish crew had to rescued when the vessel ran aground last Tuesday. Two lifeboats…
Cruise Ship Follows in Titanic's Wake
A cruise ship steamed out of the British city of Southampton Sunday to retrace the route taken by the legendary ill-fated ocean liner Titanic 100 years ago, reports VOA. Many of the passengers sailing to New York on the Balmoral are relatives of those who lost their lives when the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic on April 14, 1912. The memorial cruise includes a stop at the spot where the Titanic went down. Passengers and crew will take part in a remembrance service.
Korean Shipbuilders DSME Establish Smart Shipyard
DSME has now established the fourth generation of cellular wireless standards (4G) in the shipyard with technology belonging to SK Telecom, and by this means DSME…
Piracy – Another Pirate Attack Group Snaffled
The French Navy frigate Acconit was heading towards a position in the north of the Horn of Africa to join with Spanish frigate Infanta Elena, to take over the escort of a World Food Programme ship, then FS Aconit spotted a whaler towing a skiff. The long way off-shore location, nearly 600 km, and the absence of fishing activity raised the suspicion of Aconit's command and the order was given to intercept the whaler.
Cruise Ship Maintenance – MAN Get Large Order
MAN Diesel & Turbo has received an order from the US-based cruise liner company Norwegian Cruise Line for the maintenance of the engines on nine of the fleet’s cruise liners.The service agreement runs for four years and is being handled by the MAN PrimeServ service office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Besides the maintenance work it also covers the supply of spare parts. During the term of the agreement…
Naval Shipyard Wins Industrial Safety Award
Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard has won the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Shore Safety Award for large industrial activities, the Navy has announced. The awards recognize outstanding support and achievement in Navy safety and occupational health during fiscal year 2011. The Shipyard has lowered its injury rate nine out of the last 10 years to where it is now 70 percent below the national average for the ship building and repair industry.
ECDIS Manufacturers the Target for New Radar Kit
Cambridge Pixel, a developer of sensor processing and display solutions, has introduced its SPx-ECDIS radar kit. The new toolkit will allow systems integrators building Windows-based Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) for commercial ships to add radar interfacing, scan conversion, chart display, target tracking, a Global Positioning System interface and record/replay functionality into their ECDIS solutions.
Offshore Vessels Enhance Saudi's MMG Capability
Mohammad Al-Mojil Group (MMG) have announced the delivery of three state-of-the-art vessels for its fleet in the Marine Services Department, according to a Saudi Gazette news item.
Offshore Gas Leak – Experts Board to Evaluate Situation
Total announces that its experts and specialist contractors boarded the Elgin complex and successfully carried out their objective. In an important milestone toward bringing the situation under control, the team spent nearly four hours on the Elgin complex to gather preliminary information that will be used to assist in preparation for deploying the necessary equipment to perform a well control operation.
China Ore Exports Slump – Vale Giant Carriers Idle
Vale SA, the biggest producer of iron ore, idled two of the world’s largest carriers of the commodity for as long as a month and delayed taking delivery of two new…
Cochin Shipyard Delivers Second AHTS Craft
Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) delivered the AHTS, “SCI Kundan”, bearing the Hull No. The protocol documents of the ship were signed by Capt Devadas, Sr Vice President…
Iran Warship Wrests Chinese Ship from Pirate Control
All 28 Chinese crew members aboard a China-linked cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates have been rescued, the Chinese embassy in Tehran said. The cargo ship, Xianghuamen…