Past Week Newbuildings Numerous Despite Uncertainties
Clarkson Hellas believes that the under laying problems of oversupply of tonnage, over capacity at yards and lack of funding are still very real threats to the longer…
More Opportunities for U.S. Government Contractors
A recent precedent-setting U.S. Court of Federal Claims decision will result in more opportunities for contractors to bid on federal government procurement projects…
Veteran USCG Cutter Transferred to Philippines
The U.S. Coast Guard will transfer a decommissioned 378-foot High Endurance Cutter to the Philippines at 1 p.m. May 22 at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Pier Papa in North Charleston, S.C. The former Coast Guard Cutter Dallas will be transferred in a ceremony presided over by Rear Adm. John Korn, assistant commandant for Acquisition. “Since 1967, Coast Guard Cutter Dallas has served the American people well…
Navy to Commission LPD 22 – 'USS San Diego'
The Navy will commission the newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship San Diego during a 10 a.m. PDT ceremony Saturday, May 19, 2012, in San Diego, Calif. The ship is named for the city of San Diego, principal homeport of the Pacific fleet, and honors the people of "America's Finest City" and its leaders for their continuous support of the military. Three previous ships have carried the name San Diego -- the armored cruiser named in 1914…
IMO Signs-up with UN & EU on Counter-piracy
The commitment of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia through boosting capacity building in the region has been underlined with the signing of five strategic partnerships with a number of UN agencies and the EU, following a Conference on Capacity Building to Counter Piracy off the Coast of Somalia, held at IMO Headquarters in London on 15 May 2012.
First Visit to Saudi by New British Warship
The Portsmouth-based Type 45 destroyer is on her first operational deployment in the Gulf where she is working with partner nations, including Saudi Arabia, to disrupt drug smuggling, trafficking and piracy in the region. The port visit to Al Jubayl provided a good opportunity to host 200 selected guests and VIPs so HMS Daring could display her impressive capabilities as an air defence warship. Helping to reinforce the good working relationship that exists between the UK and Saudi Arabia…
15 China-built OSV's Get MacGregor Equipment
The ships are being built in several shipyards in China for delivery throughout 2013 and 2014 to Coastal Offshore, Nam Cheong, Ezion Holding and Middle East interests.
General Maritime Successfully Emerges from Bankruptcy
General Maritime Corporation has announced that it has successfully completed its financial restructuring and has emerged from Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.
Record Year 2011 for N. American Cruise Line Industry
U.S. Analysis showed that 10.9 million passengers took 4,222 cruises for a record 71.8 million passenger nights, a 2.8 percent increase over 2010. Data also show…
BP Orders 4 PSVs from HHI for North Sea
The vessels will be deployed to support its West of Shetland (WoS) and Norwegian operations and are be delivered between the winter of 2013 and summer of 2014. The…
Chinese Vessels First to be Fitted with C-Max Anodes
Cathelco, manufacturers of ICCP hull corrosion protection systems for ships and FPSOs, have launched a new generation of anodes which combine higher performance…
Chinese Shipyard Fast Ferry Launch
Afai Southern’s aluminum fast ferry “HAIYAO” for Haitong Shipping Co. “HAIYAO” is the second one of the 35m series vessels co-designed and built by Afai Southern. The first vessel “HAIJU” started its operation before the “ May Day” of this year, verified that the technical performance of this type of vessel is advanced, and the economical effect is good. The shipowner is said to be very satisfied.
New Superyacht Berths at Gold Coast Marina
The project was to provide moorings for eight vessels up to 30m for Lewis Land, The Sovereign Islands' owner and development group and included eight new superyacht…
New Patrol Boats for Russia's Pacific Fleet
The keel for the boat (serial number 8002) was laid down and altogether the defense ministry has ordered three similar boats to be constructed by JSC Vostochnaya Verf with possible option to expand the series. Vostochnaya Verf became the second shipyard to build Grachonok-class special purpose boats. First boat of the project – P-104 (serial number 981) – was built by Zelenodolsk Shipyard for the Baltic Fleet in 2009.
Diana Shipping Receives Newcastlemax Bulk Carrier
On May 16 Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX) took delivery of the newly-built m/v "Philadelphia", a Newcastlemax dry bulk carrier of 206,040 dwt that was contracted in April 2010.
St. Johns Ship Building Delivers Sea Strength
St. Johns Ship Building of Palatka, Fla. delivered the offshore service vessel (OSV) Sea Strength to A. R. Singh Contractors of Point Fortin, Trinidad. The 157-ft…
Wärtsilä's Hatley Honored by SNAME
Hatley’s paper titled, “New Marine Era for Gas”, was presented during the technical program of the 2012 Offshore Technology Conference that took place April 30 – May 3 in Houston, TX. His presentation covered the five drivers of preference for LNG natural gas. These drivers include, the availability and affordability of shale gas and the three United States Environmental Protection Agency mandates that cover: sulphur content reductions in fuel…
Optimarin Secures NOK 100 Million BWT Contract
Ballast Water Treatment: Optimarin lands NOK 100 Million fleet retrofit contract with Saga Shipholding. Optimarin has signed a major fleet-wide ballast water treatment contract with Saga Shipholding (Norway) AS (SSH), the open-hatch carrier subsidiary of Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), the world’s largest shipping company and owner of some 850 vessels operating within the car carriers, bulk, tanker (petroleum, chemical, LPG and LNG) and cruise sectors.
Costa Concordia Removal Plan Presented Today In Rome
With Costa Concordia Emergency Commissioner Franco Gabrielli in attendance, Costa Crociere S.p.A. and Italo-American consortium Titan-Micoperi, the winner of the tender tasked with performing the work, today presented their plan to remove the wreck of Costa Concordia from the coast of Giglio Island. Following a conference convened by the commissioner May 15, during which the relevant authorities provided the necessary permits…
Change of Watch for Coast Guard Vice Commandant
Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O’Hara was relieved by Vice Adm. John P. Currier as vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard during a military change of watch ceremony held here Friday morning at Fort Lesley J.