Damen Acquires Swedish Repair Yard
Damen Shipyards acquires Swedish shiprepair yard Oskarshamnsvarvet. On May 16th, 2012 Dutch shipbuilding and -repair company Damen Shipyards Group has taken over the shares of Swedish ship repair and maintenance yard Oskarshamnsvarvet in Oskarshamn. The acquisition was prepared in close cooperation with the owners and includes the full continuation of the repair yard, both as to current operations and personnel. Oskarshamnsvarvet is a ship repair yard on the south-east coast of Sweden.
SAFE Boats Awarded USN Patrol Boat Contract
SAFE Boats International (SBI) has been awarded a contract to provide the United States Navy five (5) MK VI Patrol Boats (MK VI PB). The MK VI PB is the Navy’s next generation Patrol Boat and will become a part of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command’s (NECC) fleet of combatant craft. NECC will utilize the MK VI PB to provide operational commanders a capability to persistently patrol shallow littoral areas beyond sheltered harbors and bays…
ICS: ACP Canal Fee Increase 'Unacceptable'
Plans to increase toll charges for the Panama Canal are ‘rushed, excessive and likely to cause further problems for shipping companies’ given the fragile state of economic recovery, say shipowners. The International Chamber of Shipping has sent a strongly worded letter to the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) describing plans to increase tolls by up to 15% as ‘simply unacceptable’. ICS calls for the plans…
Jumbo Heavylift Ship Installs at Offshore Wind Farm
International Cranes & Specialised Transport reports that Netherlands-based heavy lift shipping and offshore installation company Jumbo used its DP2 heavy lift vessel…
U.S. Submarine Fire Extingushed
Late yesterday afternoon, USS MIAMI experienced a fire in the submarine's forward compartment. "Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Fire Department and Ship's force, along…
Jail Sentence of 'Rena' Officers Applauded by MNZ
MNZ laid six charges against the Master, Mauro Balomaga, and five charges against the Second Officer, Leonil Relon, following the grounding. Both men pleaded guilty to all charges against them.The two men were each sentenced to seven months imprisonment. The Director of MNZ, Keith Manch, said the two senior officers, who were responsible for the navigation of the ship, had breached basic principles of safe navigation.
Test of Floating Wind Turbine at US Site Next Year
A report by Christine Parrish in 'The Free Press informs that' the testing of a floating deep water wind turbine that was scheduled to take place two miles off Monhegan…
New Rupert 80 Megayacht Takes Shape
Rupert Marine's latest design is an 80-foot luxury motor yacht intended for owners of super yachts and other demanding customers and designed in cooperation with other well-known naval architects and designers, the exterior bears the signature of Ted Mannerfelt. This 80-foot yacht is the first in series of Rupert Yachts now in development. Rupert 80 is being built in Sweden by skilled craftsmen to professional workboat and yacht standards and with a superior finish to interior and exterior.
Qatar Drydock has 7 LNG Carriers Under Repair
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…
About Australia's ETV in Rescue of Disabled Bulker 'ID Integrity'
AMSA’s Thursday Island officer Adrian Davidson was on board ETV Pacific Responder when it was tasked to assist in the stabilisation and subsequent tow of the ID Integrity after it suffered engine failure in the Coral Sea on Friday 18 May. The Pacific Responder is the only designated emergency towage vessel is Australia and is located in the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait region. When it is not required for emergency response, it is used for training and survey purposes.
Nigerian Port Container Throughput Up in Q1 2012
Nigerian port container throughput has increased in the first quarter by 5.7 per cent to 210,057 TEU laden due to investments by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and terminal operators…
China, Thailand, Naval Forces to Train
Marine forces of China and Thailand hold a joint military training in south China's Guangdong province from May 9 to 29, sources with Ministry of National Defense report.
OSV Ship of the Year 'North Sea Giant'
The North Sea Giant is considered to be the largest offshore vessel of this type ever built, with an overall length of 156m, beam of 30m and installed power of more than 22MW. The vessel was given the prize for her innovative features, which include advanced dynamic positioning (DP) capability for DP operations based on a high redundancy level and high propulsion power. North Sea Giant has a capacity…
Aircraft Carrier 'Gerald R. Ford' – Lower Bow Keel Section Laid
Huntington Ingalls Industries announce that Newport News Shipbuilding celebrates construction milestone on aircraft carrier 'Gerald R. The 680-metric ton lower bow unit has been joined to the other keel sections that comprise the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). It is one of the heaviest superlifts to be placed on the ship. "The lower bow is a distinctive component of an aircraft carrier," said Rolf Bartschi, NNS' vice president of CVN 78 carrier construction.
First Operational Wave Energy Power Plant Installed
Eco Wave Power (EWP) has recently installed a medium-scale wave energy power plant in the Black Sea. The installation of EWP's system, took place in recognition of the international 'Mother Earth Day…
'Guiding LIghts Exhibition at Nantucket
The exhibition celebrates the beacons of light and the families that guided mariners through the treacherous shoals for centuries that surround Nantucket. Before modern technology…
Northstar Electronics Finalises Echotec Takeover
Northstar Electronics, Inc is announcing today that they have completed the acquisition of Echotec Sonar, which is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the company.
Chinese, Australian Warships Life-saving Exercise
The Royal Australian Navy has completed a maritime exercise with the Chinese Navy as part of a highly successful visit to the People’s Republic of China. Australia is committed to further developing strong and positive defence relations with China through dialogue and practical activities. The exercise was part of Ballarat’s five day visit to Shanghai, where the ship helped mark 40 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Australia and the People’s Republic of China.
Salazar Directs Deepwater Oil & Gas Containment Exercise
MWCC to Deploy Capping Stack for Exercise in the Gulf. As part of the Obama administration’s ongoing efforts to strengthen the oil and gas industry’s ability to respond in the event of a deepwater blowout and ensure that offshore oil and gas production can continue to expand safely and responsibly, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today charged the Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) with conducting…
Ingram Completes Acquisition of U.S. United Barge Line
Ingram Barge Company today completed its acquisition of U.S. United Barge Line, LLC (“UBL”), a barge transportation company headquartered in Tampa, Florida. The…