Russian Warship Escorts Gulf of Aden Convoy
The convoy consisted of merchant ships flying flags of Malta and Liberia, the NF spokesman Capt 1 Rank Vadim Serga told ITAR-TASS. "Crew of destroyer Vice Admiral Kulakov replenished supplies delivered by tanker Ivan Bubnov on May 25. After that, a new convoy will be formed at an assigned point in the Red Sea to be escorted along the 'safety corridor' again", Serga said. Destroyer Vice Admiral Kulakov left NF main base Severomorsk on Apr 6.
Russian Trawler Hits Bering Sea Iceberg, Crew Rescued
The unnamed Russian fishing vessel went down after crashing into an iceberg in Bering Sea, but all the 91 people on board have been rescued. The accident ocurred…
Statoil Strike it Rich in Offshore Brazil Field
The total estimated resources of the block amount to more than 700 million barrels of light crude and 3 Trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of gas. The estimate includes the Seat…
'Maersk Alabama' Crew File for Financial Compensation
The five-day saga off the coast of Somalia ended when Navy SEALs killed three of the ship's masters' captors in a volley of rifle fire and a fourth pirate had previously surrendered to the Navy.
New German Deepwater Container Port at Wilhelmshaven
Wilhelmshaven has is the largest German import terminal for crude oil, with pipelines supplying refineries in the Rhine-Ruhr region and Hamburg, and also a major…
Warning of 'Cappuccino Bunkers' in Singapore
This effect is termed "Cappuccino" as the entrained air causes the fuel to "foam" which makes traditional manual measurement at the time of delivery unreliable.
Guidance for Private Maritime Security Providers Agreed by IMO’s MSC
A special high-level segment of the MSC saw an intense debate, over the first day and a half of the Committee’s session, on how the international community should…
Passenger ship safety recommendations agreed by IMO’s MSC
Recommended interim measures aimed at enhancing the safety of passenger ships, in the wake of the Costa Concordia incident in January, were agreed by IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)…
USCG Rescues 5 from Disabled Gulf of Alaska Fishing Tender
The Coast Guard Communications Station in Kodiak received a mayday call from the tender, relayed by the fishing vessel Heidi Linea, reporting that they had experienced…
Russian Shipbuilders Fail to Agree Nuclear Sub Program Price
Russia’s Defense Ministry and the United Shipbuilding Corporation failed again to agree final contract terms for delivery of the new Borey class (Project 955) strategic nuclear submarine…
Australian Warship to South Korea for Joint Exercises
The ANZAC-class Guided Missile Frigate, HMAS Ballarat, continues its North East Asian deployment after completing a successful exercise with the Chinese Navy it…
Solomon Islanders Take to the Liferafts, Deepwater Rescue of 49
The Orion sircraft and its crew had been tasked to support a search and rescue mission in the area on Friday after the 27-metre, island trader MV Solfish 001 failed…
USNS Comfort's Medical Treatment Facility Changes Command
Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort's Medical Treatment Facility changed leadership May 25 as Navy Capt. Kevin J. Knoop assumed command from Navy Capt. David K. Weiss during a ceremony aboard Comfort at Canton Pier in Baltimore. Comfort's primary mission is to serve as an afloat, mobile, acute-surgical medical facility to the U.S. military, with a secondary mission of providing hospital services for disaster relief and humanitarian operations worldwide.
UASC Names 13,500 TEU Containership
United Arab Shipping Company increases its fleet with more 13,500 TEU vessels; The United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) names 13,500 TEU containership in Hamburg on 25 May. The AIN SNAN was delivered after a nine-month building phase in January of this year. The UMM SALAL, the first of nine UASC new builds in this size class already went into service in June 2011. During the course of the first five…
First class Captain from Alnmaritec
Alnmaritec, the specialist aluminium boat builder based in Northumberland, recently announced the delivery of the first of its new ‘Wave Captain’ class of Wind Farm Support Vessels.
Kvichak Names Kirby as Proposal Manager
Kvichak Marine Industries in Seattle Washington announces the appointment of Kevin Kirby as their new proposal manager. Kevin has been with Kvichak for over 2 years as a project lead engineer. His most recent projects include the recently launched 67’ Connor Foss Pilot Boat, a 54’ hydrofoil catamaran, the 30’ Rapid Response Skimmers and the Bridge Erection Boat prototypes currently undergoing testing by the US Army.
This Day in Naval History - May 25
1952 - USS Iowa (BB 61) bombards Chongjin, Korea. 1973 - Launch of Skylab 2 mission, which was first U.S. manned orbiting space station. It had an all Navy crew of Capt. Charles Conrad Jr.
KR Engineering Signs up for FORAN
Within merely three months from its establishment, SENER Korea Engineering and Systems Co., Ltd. (SKES) has won its first contract, a license agreement with KR Engineering Co., Ltd.
Caley Winch and A-frame Systems for HHI Oceanographic RV
Offshore handling systems specialist, Caley Ocean Systems has been awarded a contract to supply oceanographic winches and A-frame systems to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for a new oceanographic research vessel. The state-of-the-art, ocean-going, vessel is capable of surveying to the full ocean depth (10,000m), using advanced exploration capabilities. Caley is providing bespoke oceanographic winches designed to handle high tension…
Open Ocean Welcomes IMO Stance on Private Security Teams
Open Ocean’s maritime risk management alliance welcomes IMO’s statements on use of private maritime security on vessels. Murray Hammick, Managing Director of Chenega Federal (UK) Ltd, the company behind the Open Ocean maritime risk management alliance, welcomed the IMO Secretary General’s recent comments on the use of private maritime security companies (PMSC), made at the commencement of Maritime Safety Committee 90 last week.