Hospital Ship 'Mercy' Delayed by Propulsion Problem
USNS Mercy's departure on S.E. A “mechanical issue” delayed the has delayed the departure of the hospital ship Mercy, which was scheduled to leave its berth here for a scheduled humanitarian mission to Southeast Asia, according to the Navy. Problems surfaced with the ship’s forward propulsion system just as Mercy was preparing to leave on its four-and-a-half-month deployment for this year’s “Pacific Partnership” humanitarian and civic mission, said mission spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr.
Fibertown Provides Data Center Solution for Maersk Oil
FIBERTOWN, a premier provider of high availabilityHouston data centers and business continuity offices has announced that the Houston division of Danish oil and shipping company…
Maersk Gains From US Military shipments
Maersk, owner of the world’s largest shipping line, has benefited the most from the U.S. military’s dependence on commercial lines, according to a report in 'Longshore & Shipping News'.
Cruise Lines Lobby Against N. America SECA
The cruise-ship industry, wants an emissions-averaging plan that would allow it to burn the same heavy fuel it always has used in some areas, and it's lobbying Congress for help…
Ship Sale & Purchase Market – Recent Summing-up
Chinese buyers (Winning Group) have acquired two Capes; the modern M/V REGENA N (180,277 dwt 2006 blt Imabari) at region US$ 33.9m and the vintage M/V CAPE AMERICA (149…
Atwood Oceanics Announce Q1 2012 Financial Report
Atwood Oceanics Inc. has announced that the Company earned net income of $59.5 million or $0.90 per diluted share, on revenues of $171.6 million for the quarter ended March 31…
ABS Nautical wins Two More Clients
ABS Nautical Systems Sign Two New Customer in Greece. ABS Nautical Systems has signed contracts with TMS Bulkers Ltd. and TMS Dry Ltd. for use of its NS5 Enterprise software. The Greece based bulk carrier operating companies for the TMS group were both looking to improve the machinery and structural assessment programs that are already in place. Both companies will implement the Hull Inspection and Maintenance & Repair software through the ABS Newbuild Program…
ABS Reports Increase in Fleet Size
Speaking at the 150th Annual Members Meeting of the classification society on 24 April 2012, in New York, ABS Chairman Robert D. Somerville reported that every sector of the ABS enterprise “contributed to another year of record performance in terms of the size of the ABS-classed fleet and strong orderbook.” ABS will continue to use its experience and knowledge “to create the innovations that will shape the maritime classification,” said Somerville. ABS President and CEO Christopher J.
Drill Riser Buoyancy Unveiled at OTC
Balmoral Offshore Engineering introduced two additions to its drill riser buoyancy portfolio at the OTC. The new materials, Durafloat Superlite and Durafloat Superlite-X, are rated to operating depths of 15000ft; typically 3000-5000ft deeper than industry-standard drill riser buoyancy. The syntactic foams are an extension to the company’s existing Durafloat range and were developed by the technical and engineering teams in Aberdeen as part of a six-figure R&D investment program.
TE Connectivity Launches Online Resource Center
TE Connectivity's Aerospace, Defense & Marine business announces its new community-centered website for design engineers, www.DesignSmarterFaster.com. The site is meant to be a resource center for design engineers to connect directly with TE Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who can advise and team up with them early in the design process to help bring their products and systems to market faster with smarter, better solutions.
DNV’s new Jack-up Rule Book Hits the Street
A new dedicated rule book for self-elevating units will guide designers and yards to class their designs and newbuilding projects. The rule book clearly explains the DNV and international regulations and standards. Adaptations from the traditional Offshore Standards include additional class notations and alignment of material and jacking systems requirements based on feedback from industry experts and adapted survey procedures.
Rhotheta and Metaocean Establish Cooperation
On May 1, 2012 Rhotheta USA, Inc and MetOcean Data Systems announced they have entered into a cooperation agreement to support requirements for recovery of underwater…
Tata Steel Secures Gulf of Mexico Contract
Tata Steel has been awarded a major contract worth more than £100 million to provide pipe for Discovery Producer Services L.L.C. (Discovery) gas pipeline in Keathley Canyon, Gulf of Mexico. Discovery is a 60:40 joint venture between Williams Partners L.P. and DCP Midstream Partners L.P. The company will supply Discovery’s Keathley Canyon ConnectorTM with 214 miles (345km) of 20-inch diameter submerged arc welded linepipe, weighing more than 110,000 metric tonnes.
Expro CaTS Secures New contracts
Leading international oilfield service company Expro has secured $10M of new contracts to supply its cableless telemetry system (CaTS). Expro’s CaTS advanced reservoir testing (ART) service will be utilised by two operators in Brazil to provide high value, accurate and reliable pressure and temperature data from four suspended deepwater subsea exploration / appraisal wells. In addition, the ART service will also be used by operators of two wells in the North Sea…
Swire Oilfield Services Expands in North America
Swire Oilfield Services (Swire), has reinforced its commitment to growth with a significant investment in its North American operations, as part of the company’s…
WRSystems Announces Two Key Appointments
W R Systems, Ltd. (WRSystems) announces two key appointments in its Maritime Technologies Division: Mr Arthur Thomas Senior joins as Vice President – Maritime Business…
DNV Launches new Jack-up Rule Book
The new rule book clearly explains the DNV and international regulations and standards. Adaptations from the traditional Offshore Standards include additional class…
Indian Ferry Sinks in River Storm
The Bangkok Post newspaper reports that around 40 people were dead and 160 missing after an overcrowded passenger ferry with 350 people aboard split into two and…
U.S., Philippines Hold Security Talks
The U.S. says it will help build the Philippines’ sea patrol capability but will not take sides in that nation’s standoff with China at a disputed shoal in the South China Sea.
Thai Navy Contracts Saab to Upgrade Carrier Electronics
The contract involve upgrading the aircraft carrier with the latest generation of command and control system, 9LV Mk4. Saab will also supply data-link equipment to the ship, which will allow communication between the ship and the Royal Thai Air Force’s Gripen fighter aircraft and the airborne radar system Erieye, carried by the Saab 340 AEW. “Saab will further strengthen its position as supplier…