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…
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.
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.
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.
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)…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
Cummins Launches SmartPhone App for Job Seekers
Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) unveiled its first Smartphone application allowing job seeking candidates the ability to interact with 3D versions of its latest engine technologies and search for a new career with the company. “Our Smartphone app connects with candidates everywhere, anytime” said Richard Whitney, global recruiting brand leader. “We are actively hiring new talent and the app is perfect for job seekers both looking for a new career and conducting company research”.
Kvaerner Authorized for Next Stage Work on Canadian Drilling Project
Kiewit-Kvaerner Contractors, the 50/50 joint venture between Peter Kiewit Infrastructure and Kvaerner, has been authorised by ExxonMobil Canada Properties (EMCP)…
Sea Star Line Announces Commercial Leadership Changes
Sea Star Line, LLC announced today that Bill Taylor will assume leadership of Sea Stars United States sales team as Vice President, US Sales. Eduardo Pagan, who held the position of Vice President…
Ecospeed Explains Practical Advantages of its Coatings
In what follows Ecospeed takes a closer look at how applying Ecospeed to a vessel can save much worry, time and hassle for superintendents and shipyards during drydockings, as well as save expenses for the owner. Despite some supplier claims to the contrary, almost no underwater hull coating provides for the most basic objective which is to protect the steel from corrosion and prevent the hull from ‘roughening’ with age.
Lamprell Benefits From US$ 333.3 Million Contract Option Exercise
Lamprell, a leading provider of diversified engineering and contracting products and services to the onshore and offshore oil and gas and renewables industry, announces…
ABBRA Plan Enhanced 2013 Conference
ABBRA, the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association announces its 2013 Annual Conference the “International Boatyard Business Conference”. This boatyard and related services industry event will be held January 19-20, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It will cater to boatyard owners, operators, and managers, boat builders, and boat repair businesses and will focus on the most current topics…
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.