Five Confirmed Offers for Sietas Group Companies
Five concrete offers have been received for the companies of the Hamburg-based Sietas Group. This is the result of the second phase of the extensive search for investors…
GD Wins $7m for Submarine Work
General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $6.8 million U.S. Navy contract modification to design and procure a common controller for various shipboard functions on Virginia-class submarines.
Reflex Marine Brings Safer Crane Transfers to Offshore Brazil
Each year millions of offshore crew transfers take place and, whether by helicopter or vessel, the transfer process is one of the areas of greatest risk for personnel in global operations. Offshore transfer specialists, Reflex Marine are bringing safer crew change to the Campos Basin off Brazil in the shape of its FROG personnel transfer capsule. The volume of personnel transferred by crane is estimated to be similar to that transferred by helicopter.
Ribcraft Builds 6.8M RIBS for Fugro Seacore
British boat manufacturer Ribcraft will officially hand over the second in a batch of specially built 6.8M RIBS to overwater Marine Drilling Contractor Fugro Seacore at Seawork 2012. Ribcraft took on the challenge to create a RIB that met all the requirements set down by Seacore including single point lifting and Ullman suspension seats which are necessary to meet the latest EU directives for body vibrations. The finished product is on display on the stand at the show.
Faster Broadband at Sea
Broadband for applications at sea is an area that is experiencing rapid growth and one that demands increasingly fast data transfer speeds. Levels of use are blossoming as communication, control and monitoring are increasingly being carried via onshore operative nodes. Inmarsat and Iridium, the two transmission systems currently in use, have reached their saturation point, and the next generation of satellite communication for the maritime industry is now starting to take shape.
Videotel Offers DP Course to Meet Industry Demand
Videotel Launches New Dynamic Positioning Course. Dynamic positioning (DP) is essential to an ever increasing number of maritime sectors. Today there are over 1,000 DP-capable vessels, and whilst the majority of them are operationally related to the exploration or exploitation of oil and gas reserves, DP is a technique used extensively in many other fields, including diving, ROV operations, survey and marine construction all over the world.
APS Stevedoring Starts Portland Auto Terminal
APS Stevedoring LLC, an auto and general/breakbulk cargo stevedoring company headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., recently added to its terminal and stevedoring…
APL: Highest Honor for Marine Enviro Protection
Global container carrier APL received the United States’ Coast Guard’s highest award for excellence in marine environmental protection here today. The world’s seventh…
Kriner Joins Resource Power Group
Engine sales and service company, Resource Power Group (RPG) has appointed Michael Kriner as the company’s Houston Branch Manager. The focus of the Houston branch…
Maritime Security & The Useless TWIC
Experience has clearly shown that the concept that the issuance of high-tech biometric transportation security cards, called the Transportation Worker Identification Credential or TWIC, could achieve these goals was fatally flawed from the beginning. With visions of al Qaeda terrorists lurking on US waterfronts and in the bowls of U.S.-flag vessels, Congress in 2002 included in the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) a requirement that unescorted access to secure areas in U.S.
Five Minutes with Bill Clifford, President, BAE Systems Ship Repair
How did you come to your current position? Clifford I currently serve as the president of BAE Systems Ship Repair and have been in this position since 2008. In this role, I lead our six full service shipyards and our 5,000 highly skilled employees. Prior to assuming my current role, I was the vice president and general manager of BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair. Before joining BAE Systems, I spent…
Ballast Water Treatment – The Evolution of the Technology Market
The development of systems for the onboard treatment of ballast water has been under way since the late 90’s. By water treatment process equipment standards, the market may no longer be embryonic…
The maritime industry goes from cycle to cycle, living with and by uncertainty. You could even say that our industry embraces risk. This means that “What’s next?” is always a relevant question – and one that gets some interesting responses. During Nor-Shipping 2011, we discovered that the “what’s next” question really resonates with the industry when we used it to support the theme “Next Generation Shipping” for the event week.
MarineCFO raises the bar for OMC
Offshore Marine Contractors to implement MarineCFO Enterprise Software. MarineCFO Inc., a provider of Marine Software including On-Vessel, Marine Operations, Personnel…
T/S State of Michigan Visiting Toledo
Great Lakes Maritime Academy Training Vessel to Make First-ever Stop in Toledo – May 25. Officials with The Maritime Academy of Toledo and the Great Lakes Maritime Academy in Traverse City, MI have announced that the Great Lakes Maritime Academy training vessel, T/S State of Michigan, will make her first-ever visit to Toledo on Friday, May 25, 2012. The scheduled stop fulfills an announcement made October 18, 2011 during Maritime Education Awareness Week at The Maritime Academy of Toledo.
A Grateful Nation Thanks Maritime Workers
“As we celebrate the 79th National Maritime Day in the U.S., we express our gratitude to the nation’s skilled maritime and longshore workers who endure hardships and make sacrifices to keep cargo and people moving and the economy thriving. “A strong maritime industry is critical to our multi-modal transportation system and economy, and it plays a critical role in protecting national security. But because our ships and navigation channels are not as visible as congested highways…
NOAA: New AK Chart Makes Arctic Safer
NOAA: New Alaska navigational chart makes increased Arctic shipping safer; Kotzebue Harbor chart replaces measurements last taken in 19th century. NOAA formally presented today to Alaska officials a new nautical chart for Kotzebue Sound in the Alaskan Arctic, a sparsely charted region that is seeing increased vessel traffic because of the significant loss of summer sea ice. The new chart depicts the…
This Day in Naval History - May 22
1882 - Commodore Shufeldt signs commerce treaty opening Korea to U.S. trade. 1958 - Naval aircraft F4D-1 Sky Ray sets five world speed-to-climb records, May 22-23.
CSM Insight Launches Social Media Tracker for Cruise Lines
While many research companies aggregate and report social media data, CXMI’s unique system uses advanced social media analysis – by real people, not key word algorithms…
Oil Drilling Legal Expert Opens Consultancy, Publishes
Drilling contract expert Cary A. Moomjian, Jr. For over 35 years, Mr. Moomjian served in senior legal and commercial positions in the contract drilling industry…