Mississippi Floating Crane Fleet Expanded
Associated Terminals LLC in Louisiana/USA is expanding its fleet of machines with its seventh Gottwald Floating Crane. A Generation 5 Model 8 crane variant will…
Fishing Vessel on Cape Peninsular Beach
The vessel has been on the beach for several days due to heavy surf. Most of those on board had been taken off the vessel, and all were safe, including the ship's dog. Disaster Risk Management spokesman Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said they would try to move the vessel again again shortly depending on conditions. Crowds gathered to watch from the edges of the beach, with others looking out from their homes, and above from Victoria Road, until rain forced them to leave.
Topaz Confirms Delivery Wind-farm Vessels
Renaissance Services subsidiary, Topaz Engineering, a UAE-based full service ship building, ship repair and engineering services company announced it has completed the delivery of two wind farm support vessels (WFSV) to ASP Work Boats Ltd, part of the global ASP Ship Management Group. David Borcoski, Group MD and CEO of ASP Ship Management Group said: “Topaz Engineering has done an excellent job in…
Report: Chem Tanker Rates Slide
Drewry’s Chemical Tanker Freight Rate Index dropped during the first quarter, registering its first quarterly decline since 3Q10. Transpacific westbound rates lost as much as 13%.
Trawlercat Marine Announces Interest in JV
Trawlercat Marine Designs (TMD) a power catamaran design company in New Westminster, BC Canada has announced that they are interested in exploring a Joint Venture Partnership with an established East Coast USA Fiberglass Boat Builder and a Financial Investor(s) to jointly build their MKlll Hull Carbon-Cat catamaran work-boats. TMD has been approached by US and UK Maritime Security Companies with an…
Ulstein Delivers in Brazil
The Ulstein designed platform supply vessel ‘CBO Pacifico’ left the Estaleiro Alianca yard on 10 May 2012. The newbuild went straight into contract for Petrobras. The vessel is the second of the PX106 design delivered to CBO this year. “The finish and quality of these vessels are impeccable. We are very pleased with the good cooperation we have had throughout these projects with shipowner CBO and the Estaleiro Alianca yard,” says Ingar Kaldhol at Ulstein Design & Solutions.
Global Diving & Salvage Appoints New Ops Manager
On May 11th 2012, Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. announced the promotion of Ben Daily to Dive Operations Manager - Alaska Region. Mr. Daily, with more than 10 years in the commercial diving industry, has been with Global since 2004. During his tenure, he has been involved in all facets of the commercial diving industry in Alaska, spending the majority of his time working in the Cook Inlet as well as throughout the state. Mr.
Alfa Laval Introduces EPC 60 Retrofit
Alfa Laval introduced the EPC 60 Retrofit, a new upgrade kit intended to enhance older control systems of previous generations of Alfa Laval centrifugal separators with the modern EPC 60 control unit. The retrofit kit provides a viable alternative for owners of 30-year-old Alfa Laval centrifuges to modernize the entire separation system with a marine-approved PLC system with modular I/O cards. Upgrading…
Ferguson Modular Invests in New Plant Equipment
Ferguson Modular, part of the Ferguson Group recently invested in state-of-the art plant equipment to improve operations. Ferguson Modular has made a significant investment in equipping its Kintore base with the latest tools to improve daily operations. A brand new Combilift straddle carrier, the first to be implemented in North East Scotland, went into operation recently at Ferguson Modular. The equipment…
ABS Launches ‘ABS Connect’ Mobile Apps
ABS launched a suite of products that are desgiend to improve information transfer between the classification society and its clients around the world. ABS Connect looks to streamline communications, placing more in-depth information in the hands of industry. ABS Connect is the most recent evidence of the organization’s continued efforts to develop service delivery products and practices to meet the expanding needs of the marine and offshore industry.
SCI Announces E-Learning Partnership
Beginning May 2012, The Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) will enter into partnership with Consolidated Digital Publishing Inc. (CDP) to provide e-learning resources for companies and employees in the maritime industry. SCI’s online course offerings build on more than a century of the Institute’s legacy of continuing maritime education, adding effective, proven tactics in online learning to help maritime industry employees prevent injuries and accidents at work.
AIDA: World’s Largest Ship’s Inauguration in Hamburg
The latest cruise ship of the AIDA fleet – AIDAmar – was inaugurated on the evening of May 12, 2012 with an extravaganza at the Port of Hamburg, accompanied by her three sister ships. A total of 1.4 million guests attended the Port of Hamburg’s 823rd anniversary celebrations. “The Port of Hamburg’s anniversary celebrations have set new standards with the world’s largest ship’s inauguration ceremony for AIDAmar.
Troy Container Line Promotes Key Personnel
Troy Container Line Ltd, announced May 14, 2012 the appointment of three key personnel to management positions. Svetlana Azimova has been named Assistant Vice President of Troy Container Line’s Freight Cashier Department; Jonathan Lasker has been appointed Assistant Vice President of the company’s Import Department; and Michael C. Troy II is now the Global Account Manager of Troy Container Line’s Sales Department.
Wärtsilä Hamworthy Wins Petrobras Contract
Wärtsilä Hamworthy has won a contract to supply its Flare Gas Recovery packages to four floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) units under construction for Petrobras. The units, each of which will be able to handle 150,000bpd, are to be deployed on the pre-salt fields, off Santos, Brazil. Three of the FPSOs will be utilised for Block BM-S-11 Lula (Tupi) and one will go to Block BM-S-9 Guara.
Marcon Announces Sale of "Orion Pioneer"
Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington announced the sale of the U.S. flag oilfield supply boat "Orion Pioneer" (ex-Orion Star, Acoustic Pioneer, September Morn) from WesternGeco Overseas Inc. to private buyers. The vessel was originally built in 1981 by Halter Marine, Inc. as a standard design 180' x 40' x 14' depth supply vessel for Levy-Mellon Marine of Patterson, Louisiana to use in the Gulf of Mexico market. She was later modified for specialized acoustic work for the U.S.
Crew Management System Chosen by BachmannHR Group Ltd
CrewInspector.com, an online ship crew management system provider has been chosen by BachmannHR Group Ltd to integrate crewing process across the group of companies.
Shell Prelude FLNG Project – Loading Gear Contract
FMC Technologies, Inc. has announced that it has signed an agreement with Technip France, on behalf of the Technip Samsung Consortium (TSC), to supply offshore…
Bavaria Yachts Choose New Mystic Shipyard Base
Bavaria Yachts USA announced that Mystic, Connecticut will be the location for it's newest Factory-Direct location, positioned to serve the Northeast sailing market.
Piracy – Tanker Owners to Expore 'War Zone' Option
The controversial move was agreed at last week’s INTERTANKO Council meeting in Singapore and negotiating an acceptable outcome could be one of the first tasks…
Advanced Anchor-handling Vessel to Fit RR Deck Machinery
Rolls-Royce, has been awarded a £15 million contract by STX OSV to supply an extensive deck equipment package for an advanced anchor handling vessel to be operated by Iceman AS.