Chinese Shipyard Repairs Large Bulker on Time
The MV Handan Steel is an ore carrier belonging to an English company, size: LOA 330m Breadth 60m. The main engine repair involved the chemical cleaning of the heat exchanger…
Cargo Ship Sail Designed to Cut Fuel Consumption 30%
The sails will be made from 5 sheets of aluminium and fibre reinforced plastic, and will each stand 164 feet tall and 65 feet wide. The 5 sheets which make up…
Ships Slated for Retirement Should be Retained – House Republicans
The Navy will have to upgrade and keep three of four Ticonderoga-class cruisers the service planned to retire in 2013, according to proposed legislation released by House Republicans. The proposal by House Armed Services readiness subcommittee chairman Randy Forbes, R-Va., would keep the Cowpens, Anzio and Vicksburg in the fleet by authorizing needed upgrades. The Navy had planned to retire all three…
Massive Washington Industrial Waterfront Property on the Market
Owners, Kimberley-Clark Corp. Kidder Mathews and Binswanger have been retained by Kimberly-Clark Corporation to sell its exceptionally rare waterfront industrial property in Everett, Wash.
Semi-submersible Towed from Egypt to Rotterdam by Fairmount Tug
Fairmount Marine’s tug Fairmount Expedition has delivered the semi- submersible drilling rig Scarabeo 6 safely in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for her dry-dock period at shipyard Keppel-Verolme. The 27 year old Scarabeo 6, owned by Italian offshore company Saipem, was towed from offshore Abu Qir, Egypt, towards Rotterdam over a distance of 3,290 miles. The tow was executed by Fairmount Expedition together with tug Normand Neptun at an average speed of 5.7 knots.
Friday, April 27: Worst U.S. Ship Disaster
Profile America — Friday, April 27th. The world recently noted the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. But today is the anniversary of America's worst…
New Practices Will Lead to Safer Passage in Arctic Waters
Highlighting the need for safer navigation in Canada’s Arctic, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its report into the August 2010 grounding of the cruise ship, Clipper Adventurer in Coronation Gulf, Nunavut (M10H0006). "Our investigation determined there were problems with the vessel’s voyage planning but we also found that key safety information was not being proactively provided to vessels transiting the Arctic,” said TSB Investigator-in-Charge, Eric Asselin.
IMCA Guidance on Diving Hold-Back Vessels
New guidance has been produced by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) on the use of ‘hold-back’ vessels during diving operations. These are towing (or other) vessels that provoke additional security for DP (dynamically positioned) vessels engaged in critical operations by means of attachment by wire rope. “Our new publication (IMCA M 185 Rev 1) is intended to assist vessel operators…
RINA Launches Seven Step Fuel Saving Services
International classification society RINA has launched a co-ordinated range of services to help shipowners save fuel and reduce emissions. There are seven different elements to the services which can be adopted individually or as a complete package. The seven services are: auditing to ISO 14001 Environmental Management certification; auditing for ISO 50001 Energy Management Certification; development of the SEEMP (Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan)…
Rhode Island: Open for Business
Rhode Island’s economic assets include a surprising number of prominent and lesser known maritime firms. A recent media tour hosted by the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) highlighted the Ocean State’s key role(s) in the nation’s maritime industry. As the state of Rhode Island – along with everyone else, so it seems – works to revitalize a struggling local economy, it has become increasingly apparent that the marine industry will play a prominent role in that revival.
ABS Elects New Council
At the 150th Annual Meeting of the Members of ABS, three industry leaders were elected to the ABS Council. Following the Annual Meeting, the ABS Council met and elected industry leaders to both its Marine and Offshore Technical Committees. Individuals serving on the ABS Council and the Technical Committees help guide the class society in fulfilling its mission of promoting the security of life, property and the natural environment.
ABS Elects Tony Nassif as Executive Vice President
In response to its continued global expansion, leading international classification society ABS has strengthened its executive leadership team with the election of Tony Nassif as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the society. The election was made by the ABS Board of Directors at its meeting this week. Nassif moves to ABS from his position as President and CEO of the society’s wholly owned affiliate, ABS Group of Companies Inc.
DamenFiFi/Police Patrol Boat Delivered
Following trials, the new 23.9m Damen Fire Fighting/Police Patrol vessel 'Bremen 1' has been handed over to its new owner the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. It will be used jointly by Police and Fire departments in Bremen, Germany, so it has been painted in two colours red and blue. Under emergency call out the vessel can reach speeds of 40 km/hr with its triple Caterpillar engines driving triple UltraJet High Thrust Waterjets via ZF500 gearboxes.
Marine Renewable Energy Begins to Take Off in 2012
The U.S. lags behind Europe in the development of offshore wind (OSW) projects in part due to the lack of a mandatory national renewable energy standard and other tax incentives. But, the Obama Administration has set its own voluntary goal of producing 80% of the nation’s electricity from clean sources by 2035. And, various federal agencies have worked diligently to promote new sources of energy, including OSW and tidal and wave energy.
W&O Expands into Turkey
W&O has expanded its operations into Turkey through a partnership with Simsekler, a marine supply company in Turkey. W&O’s products will now be available to customers in Turkey through Simsekler, expanding the technological capability and overall scope of marine products that Simsekler offers shipyards throughout the country. With more than 70 operating shipyards in the country, Turkey is the eighth…
RPG Acquires Gen Turbo Inc.
Resource Power Group (RPG) acquired the assets of Gen Turbo Inc., a supplier of parts and services for large bore diesel engine turbochargers in Miami, FL. Gen Turbo Inc.
Offshore Wind Farm: Foundation Installed at Anholt, Denmark
Jumbo’s DP2 heavy lift vessel Jumbo Javelin has successfully installed the first Transition Pieces (TPs) for the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm in Denmark. The operation was performed as planned with respect to every detail: transport, installation, accessibility of the TP, grouting and safety. Once again Jumbo proved to have an efficient concept for the transport and installation of wind farm foundations with the use of only one free floating vessel on DP.
Bond Film Inspirational Stealth Warship for Auction
The ex-Sea Shadow (IX-529), year built: 1983, builder: Lockheed Martin, overall length: 164 feet, waterline length: 118 feet, extreme beam 68 feet, waterline beam: 58 feet, maximum navigational draft: 15 feet, draft limit: 15 feet, light displacement: 499 tons, hull material: steel hull and superstructure, diesel electric propulsion system, number of propellers: two. The ex-Sea Shadow shall be disposed…
Giant Container Ship Calls at DP World Port
The largest container ship of French shipping company CMA CGM, the Christophe Colomb, recently called at DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port for the first time, reinforcing the port’s role as a regional gateway for the new generation of mega liner vessels. The 365-metre long ship, which has a nominal capacity of 13,800 twenty-foot equivalent container units, or TEU, was welcomed by DP World officials.
Shrimp Boat Missing – USCG Search
The Coast Guard is searching for two men who were reported missing, between Brownsville, Texas and Tampico, Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico. Missing are Manuel Gallardo Castillo and Faulsto Gomez Jr.