NTSB Findings on 2010 Staten Island Ferry Accident Published
On May 8, 2010, the 310-foot-long passenger ferry Andrew J. Barberi lost propulsion control of one its two cycloidal propellers as the vessel approached St. George terminal, Staten Island, New York.
SMC Named 'Top 100 Logistics IT Provider'
According to the magazine, SMC was selected because its solutions work tactically to master supply chain transactions, as well as strategically to act as a change…
On-site Propeller Cropping in Ghent
When all four propeller blades of a 100-meter general cargo vessel were severely bent, a repair was required by the classification society. Hydrex therefore performed a detailed video inspection, followed by a repair while the vessel was berthed in Ghent, Belgium. To make a full assessment of the damage, the diver/technician team first performed a detailed underwater inspection of the blades. This…
GE’s Bolsinger Participates on Expert Panel
GE Marine’s General Manager, Brien Bolsinger, participated in a panel during the United States Navy League’s Sea Air Space industry exposition held recently in National Harbor, Maryland. Bolsinger discussed how GE’s LM aeroderivative gas turbines can help the United States Navy keep ship power costs effective, while employing modern technologies. During the panel session, Obsolescence: From Design to Modernization* held on April 17, Bolsinger indicated he believes the U.S.
Royston Appoints New Operations Manager
Simon Richardson has been appointed as operations manager for diesel engineering specialists Royston Ltd. The appointment follows the retirement of Peter Millen after 30 years with the company. Simon took over the position at the end of March but will continue to benefit from Peter’s experience as he intends to continue working on company projects on the shop floor for two days a week. Simon joined…
EnerMech Target US Oil and Gas Market
Mechanical engineering group, EnerMech, has ring fenced more than $65 million (£40 million) to launch a major expansion in to the USA, as it seeks to replicate growth in Europe and the eastern hemisphere. Up to $15 million (£9.5 million) will be invested in new Process, Pipeline and Umbilical (PPU) equipment with another $50 million (£31.5 million) set aside for strategic acquisitions allied to its other service lines and to build upon the existing USA business…
GMC & Horton Wison Deepwater Confirm Joint Venture
GMC and Horton Wison Deepwater today confirmed their Joint Venture established to design and supply innovative Buoyant Towers for shallow water fields. Kevin Chell CEO of the joint venture stated “The Buoyant Tower concept draws on the proven technology of the cellspar and the design provides multiple benefits for fields where other concepts would be problematic requiring high capital costs and expensive crane barges for installation.
Aker Solutions Wins Major Contract in Malaysia
Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract by Murphy Sabah Oil for the delivery of a subsea production system for the Siakap North - Petai deepwater development. Contract value is undisclosed. The scope of work includes 13 subsea trees, eight manifolds, well jumpers, engineering for topside controls and lifecycle support services. The first hardware delivery is scheduled for Q1 2013. Dave Hutchinson…
Drydocks World Signs MoU with BIG Invest Consult AG
The leading-edge project is based on a unique concept that aims to provide the ultimate leisure experience and opens new horizons in tourism and housing in coastal areas…
Austal Opens W.Australian Marine Facility
Austal opens Marine Support Base in Henderson, Western Australia. To meet the growing demand for its marine services and facilities, Austal has officially announced…
Crowley, Evergreen Ink Charter Agreement
Evergreen Line and Crowley Sign Slot charter Agreemnt for Weekly Service Between Florida, Panama and Costa Rica. Evergreen Line and Crowley Latin America Services…
BSEE's Watson Weighs in at OTC
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director James A. Watson delivered remarks today at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas. Director Watson discussed recent recruitment incentives, BSEE's offshore safety focus and regulatory priorities. Good morning. Thank you for the opportunity to talk about the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s continued efforts to enhance safety offshore.
COSCO Gets Large Contract for Semi Submersible
COSCO contracted to build US$ 200 million semi-submersible accommodation vessel for Cotemar S.A. The Board of Directors of COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited…
Russian-builit Warship Handed Over to Indian Navy
Official handover ceremony of the first of three Project 11356 frigates was held recently at Yantar Shipyard (affiliate of United Shipbuilding Corporation, USC) in Kaliningrad. The up-to-date ship built for Indian Navy under name of INS Teg was developed by Severnoye Design Bureau.According to the contract, Yantar Shipyard are to build three frigates of this project for Indian Navy. Experts say Project 11356 is one of the most effective in its class.
BIMCO's Current Views on Topical Issues
At a recent BIMCO Executive Committee and Board of Directors Meeting in Singapore a number of new elements in BIMCO’s viewpoint and positions on topical and critical issues were agreed.
U.S. Seeks Death Penalty for Three Somali Yacht Hijackers
Federal prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against three Somalis charged with murder in the fatal shooting of four Americans aboard a hijacked yacht last year.
SOR Switches Certified for SIL Environments
SOR® pressure and level switches are certified for use in IEC 61508 SIL applications. SOR announced today that the company’s line of pressure, differential pressure…
Korean Shipbuilder Delivers 'Eco-design' Suezmax to AET
Recognising the ever increasing demand for more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly vessels, tanker owner/operator, AET, has taken delivery of the first of four “eco-design” Suezmax tankers.
Technip Wins Key Offshore Engineering Contract
Technip was awarded a front end engineering design (FEED) contract by BP Exploration & Production Inc. This contract covers the design of a Spar* hull and mooring…
Boskalis Wins Large Offshore Contracts
Royal Boskalis Westminster NV wins 3 contracts for offshore projects in Northwest Europe totalling about EUR 110 million. Boskalis has signed a contract with partners…