Russian Conventional Sub Floated Out After 9 Years in Dock
Northern Fleet (NF) diesel electric submarine B-800 Kaluga has left the covered slipway for further launching after modernization at defense shipyard Zvezdochka (Severodvinsk). The submarine is expected to join the Russian Navy by the end of the current year. "She is going to be the first non-nuclear submarine modernized by Zvezdochka for Russian Navy in the recent 20 years", pointed out the shipyard's press service. The submarine has stayed at the shipyard's quay for 9 years pending repairs.
Centenarian Ship to Leave Lakeshore Michigan for Canada
After more than four decades, an iconic ship is leaving Douglas this week on its historic journey to Canada, reports 'WZZM 13 Online'. The owner of the SS Keewatin sold the ship to a Canadian company…
United Shipbuilding Get Order for 5 Russian Nuclear Subs
On May 25, it was reported by Ria Novosti that the ministry and the USC failed again to agree final contract terms for Borey delivery, despite the intervention of President Vladimir Putin…
Navy Rescue Vessel to Get Two Mini-Subs
The Igor Belousov, currently under construction, will have two ARS-600 two-seat submersibles, designed to perform an array of functions, including search, rescue and salvage of submarines in distress. The Russian Defense Ministry decided in 2011 to equip the ship with a deep-sea diving system produced by Scottish firm DIVEX, which will be delivered, installed, and tested by experts from a Russian company, Tetis Pro.
Dredge of 2000 Year-old China Canal Uncovers Shipwrecks
More than 600 artifacts have been recovered from the sunken vessels, which date back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), according to the Tianjin Cultural Heritage Protection Center.
Norwegian Shipyard Reports Growth in Indian OSV Orders
Five vessels have already been constructed and delivered from Havyard Ship Technology in Leirvik, Norway. The Fosnavåg-based company is also in the middle of constructing…
ClassNK Marks Historic World Milestone
First in Class to Hit 200 Million Gross Ton Record. ClassNK officially announced that its register had surged past the 200 million gross ton mark on 28 May 2012. ClassNK Chairman and President Noboru Ueda announced the historic achievement at a party celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the London office, which was attended by many of the leaders of the maritime community, including IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu and IMIF Chairman Jim Davis CBE.
Bourbon Strives for Fuel Consumption Savings
Optimizing the crewboat's fuel consumption - BOURBON promotes best practices and organizes a competition. With over 3 million people carried in 2011, the transport of personnel is at the forefront of BOURBON’s activities. Following directly on from the initiative launched in Gabon in 2010, from February 1 to May 1, 2012, BOURBON organized a competition for Surfers in Congo, aimed at cutting the hourly fuel consumption of personnel transport vessels operating out of the country.
Ship Surveyor Guilty in Ship Safety Case
Miami Man Convicted for Obstruction of Justice and False Statements for Certifying Ships Safe for Sea. A federal jury in Miami yesterday convicted a Miami-based ship surveyor for lying to the Coast Guard and for falsely certifying the safety of ships at sea, announced Ignacia S. Moreno, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division at the Department of Justice; Wifredo A. Ferrer, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; Rear Admiral William D.
Coast Guard Looks to Fill TSAC Vacancies
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies / Coast Guard, DHS Requests TSAC Applications. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). This Committee advises the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. DATES: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume in time to reach Patrick Mannion…
Ship Production Symposium Calls for Papers
The Ship Production Symposium in conjunction with SNAME’s 2012 Annual Meeting has an open “Call for Papers”. The SNAME 2012 Annual Meeting/Ship Production Symposium will be held on October 24‐26 in Providence, RI. Abstracts will be accepted until this Friday, June 1st.
MHI and Imabari Shipbuilding Agree on Collaboration
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. have signed a technological collaboration agreement on container carriers. The initiative…
Topaz Successfully Arranges Refinancing
Phase One of US$ 330 million loan agreement signed. UAE-based Topaz Energy and Marine Ltd. (Topaz), a leading oilfield services multinational and a subsidiary of Renaissance Services…
Cambridge Consultants Completes Iridium Radio System Trials
Cambridge Consultants completes new trials on Iridium-based global push-to-talk radio system; Successful trials of new components of US Department of Defense Distributed…
Cropper Named President of Cal Maritime
The California State University Board of Trustees has named Thomas A. Cropper, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, as president of California Maritime Academy. "I am pleased and honored to be chosen as the next president of the California Maritime Academy, and look forward to working closely with the exceptional students, staff and faculty," said Cropper. Cropper was among the finalists for the position to succeed retiring President William B. Eisenhardt, who has served as president since 2001.
Shaver Launches New Ship-Docking Tug
On May 18th 2012, at a ceremony on the banks of the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, Capilano Maritime Design Ltd. was pleased to attend the christening of their latest design of an 80‐foot Columbia Class ASD Ship‐Docking Tug, SOMMER S, for Shaver Transportation Company of Portland, Oregon. The tug was built by Diversified Marine Inc., also of Portland, and is the most powerful in Shaver’s fleet.
Ingram Taps Taylor as Controller and SVP
Ingram promotes Crystal Taylor to Senior Vice President and Controller. Ingram Barge Company today announced the promotion of Crystal Taylor to Senior Vice President and Controller effective June 1. Ms. Taylor joined Ingram in 1993 as a staff accountant at Ingram Book Company. She transferred to Ingram’s marine group in 2003 as Director of Financial Projects and was named Vice President for Finance and Accounting in 2011. She will succeed Al Oldham who is retiring. Mr.
DSME Technology Approved by LR
ACTIB tanks, prismatic, large, independent cargo tanks, will reduce sloshing and are suitable for widespread use for LNG containment. Lloyd’s Register has approved new prismatic IMO Type B independent cargo tanks, so called ACTIB (Aluminium Cargo Tank Independent Type B). The initial approval is for use in a DSME-developed 210,000 m3 STD LNG-RV design in accordance with LR’s Guidance notes for liquefied…
Troy Expands again with Savannah, GA Freight Station
Georgia-Based Warehouse Marks 21st Export Receiving Station for International Shipper. Troy Container Line, one the world’s largest American-owned NVOCCs, today…
WESMAR Announces Waterside Security Installations
WESMAR, a U.S. manufacturer of sonar equipment has announced that they are completing multiple site installations of WESMAR WEB850 searchlight sonar systems at undisclosed sites in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region to protect private and publicly held assets. The systems are for surveillance and waterside security and while they join other WESMAR systems in the region, they are the first of many to be installed jointly with WESMAR’s GCC partnership companies.