Drydocks World–Dubai Collaborates with Imperial College London
Dubai has joined hands with the Occupational Health and Environmental Respiratory Department of Imperial College London to conduct research which will focus on the respiratory health of Drydocks employees. Prof. Paul Cullinan, Head of Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Disease at the National Heart and Lung Institute - Imperial College London, had a meeting with Mr. Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman - Drydocks World and Maritime World…
Imtech Marine Appoints New Sales Managers
Imtech Marine is pleased to announce the addition of two Area Sales Managers to the Radio Holland USA team. Mike Pizer of Houston, and John Schwiering of Ft. Lauderdale recently joined the Radio Holland sales team, adding more than 40 years of navigation and communication experience to the RHUSA sales organization. Radio Holland is a member of the global company Imtech Marine. Recently Imtech Marine…
Dutch Invention Prevents Towline Failure on Tugboats
The Rotterdam based shipping company Rotortug and ASD Ship Design from Alblasserdam have invented a revolutionary tugboat technology (‘tugnology’) to prevent towline failures from chafing against a tugboats fixed towing point. Conventional towing point designs are usually fixed bitts fitted with polished and stainless steel cladding in line contact areas guiding a towline to a towing winch. Using state of the art towing winches…
Registration Open: SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference
The organizers of the SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference announced that discounted Early Bird registration is now available online at www.shippinginsight.com. The Fleet Optimization Conference, which will take place at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel in Stamford, Conn., Oct. 8-10, will address the challenges and solutions for improving efficiency in ship and fleet operations. Panels will focus on major issues…
Iridium Pilot Selected by International Europa and Vendee Globe Sailboat Race
Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) is providing vital satellite broadband communications connectivity for sailors competing in the prestigious international…
RWO Obtains Ballast Water Treatment Order
With a new order, RWO GmbH, a subsidiary of VeoliaWater Solutions & Technologies, has entered the bulker market with its ballast water treatment system CleanBallast. Hong Kong-based shipowner Bohandymar, a subsidiary of the CMB group, has ordered 1,500 m³/hr CleanBallast systems to be installed aboard their handysize ECO-type bulk vessels. "The business relationship of Bocimar and RWO has existed for several years.
Bollinger Receives the SCA “Award For Excellence in Safety”
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. was awarded the 2011 “Award for Excellence in Safety” by the Shipbuilders Council of America for the seventh consecutive year. With focused efforts of continuous improvement, they also earned the 2011 SCA “Award for Improvement in Safety”. On April 24, 2012, The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) presented the award during the association’s Spring General Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Troy Container Line Opens New Station in Savannah
Troy Container Line announced it will open a new container freight station on June 1, 2012 in Savannah, Georgia. Located just eight miles from the Port of Savannah…
Two New Ships for A.O. Schiffahrt
On Saturday, 19 May 2012, A.O. Schiffahrt celebrated the christening of the Kamsarmax bulk carrier Caroline Oetker at the yard of Taizhou Catic Shipbuilding, near Shanghai. The sister vessel Ida Oetker was due to be christened at the same location on 26 June. Both newbuildings have a capacity of 82,000 dwt, and measure 229 x 32 m. Sponsor of the Caroline Oetker was Daniela Oetker, wife of Alexander Oetker, owner of A.O.
Qatar Shipyard Busy with 7 LNGCs
With seven LNG carriers drydocked at the facility, Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) is one of the leading shipyards for LNG repairs, leveraging on Qatar’s position as top LNG exporter. As part of the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard, N-KOM has successfully completed marine, offshore and onshore projects for both local and international clients, with LNG repairs making up almost half of these projects.
A Regulatory Seascape
Regulation shapes the workboat industry perhaps more than any other single factor. This regulatory seascape includes a myriad of onerous and ever-changing rules. A ‘SITREP’ on those choppy waters is therefore in order. Last December, the Coast Guard closed the public comment period following its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) requiring nearly all towing vessels to obtain Certificates of Inspection under Subchapter M of CFR 46.
FURUNO ECDIS in Manila and Mumbai
FURUNO type specific ECDIS training now available in Mumbai, India and in Manila, the Philippines. FURUNO has established training facilities in India and the Philippines through close cooperation with the newly established Moloobhoy Training Centre in Mumbai and COMPASS Training Centre in the Philippines. The two training centres have started to provide the 2-day FURUNO type specific ECDIS training…
DSME's New LNG Tank Technology Approved by LR
The ACTIB tanks, constructed of insulated aluminium 5083, will have the world’s largest storage capacity in an independent, insulated LNG tank system. The volume…
A&P Consolidate Shipyards in NE England
Against the background of a very competitive market place for its services, and to build on the ship repair, fabrication and conversion business, the Group say they…
Ship Seized Carrying Arms for Syria
Syria's ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdel-Karim Ali expressed his government's gratitude to the Lebanese Army and security apparatuses for seizing the ship suspected…
Hawaiian 'Rescue 21 System First Mayday Call Saves Fisherman
The mariner was able to transmit a mayday call on VHF channel 16 which was received by Coast Guard search and rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu.
UK MOD Awards £350-million Nuclear Submarine Contracts
The first Successor submarine is due to be delivered in 2028, replacing the Vanguard Class submarines which currently carry the UK’s nuclear deterrent - Trident.
Dutch Firm Invests in New Electrical, Propulsion Systems Lab
Mastervolt has invested in a major new research laboratory to drive forward its quest for ever more efficient electrical generation and propulsion systems. This will greatly assist the company in further developing its extensive range of hybrid and electrical drives for boats, with longer ranges and an even greater ability to regenerate underway. Now part of the American Actuant Group, Mastervolt has access to a wide range of new – and previously competing – power products…
America's First Offshore Wind Farm Project – Ramboll Leads
Danish-based international company Ramboll will as leader of a consortium with U.S. based companies design the foundations for the Cape Wind Offshore Wind Farm.
Chinese Warship Escorts Training Ship Through Gulf of Aden
The "Zheng He" the Chinese ocean-going training ship, now engaged in the task of the "Harmonious Mission – a voyage around the world, slowly sailed into the Suez Canal under the guidance of a pilot on the Egyptian side a few days ago. Earlier, the guided missile frigate "Yantai" of the 11th escort taskforce under the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), which was conducting the escort…