'Queen of Mississippi' Heads for New Orleans
Newly built and completed, American Cruise Lines' Queen of the Mississippi docked at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, MD, before leaving for New Orleans. American Cruise Lines announce that its brand new authentic paddlewheeler, Queen of the Mississippi, has received its Coast Guard certificates and six weeks ahead of schedule has left Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland and is en route to New Orleans, from where her first cruises beginning in early August will depart.
Viking River Cruises – New Ships, New Destinations
In addition to the six state-of-the-art Viking Longships launching in 2012, Viking will continue expansion in 2013 with the launch of six additional Viking Longships: Viking Bragi…
Breakbulk Africa Congress – Transnet CEO to Speak
Transnet SOC is South Africa's national transport arm and the governing body for the country's rail, pipelines, ports and terminals. During his keynote address, Molefe will discuss Transnet's recently announced, four-point growth strategy, which includes plans to invest R110.6 billion (US$12.9 billion) in new rail equipment, the widening and deepening of ports and building a new pipeline to solve South Africa's infrastructure challenges.
Matson Navigation Gets Second Benkert USCG Award
Matson Navigation Company honored with the U.S. Coast Guard's 2012 Rear Admiral William M. The Benkert Award was created to recognize outstanding achievements in…
Pirate-proof Communication System Launched by Beam
Beam’s new PotsDOCK Extreme Covert Piracy Solution utilizes the Iridium Extreme satellite handset and the Beam Covert Antenna system to provide a dedicated system…
Deck Cargo Vessel Named at STX Turku Yard
Godmother of the vessel, Minister of Transport Merja Kyllönen, gave the ship the name “Meri”. The festive event held on the outfitting dock of the shipyard was witnessed…
This Day in Naval History - June 05
1794 - First officers of the U.S. Navy under the Constitution are appointed. The first six captains appointed to superintend the construction of new ships were John Barry…
More Public Safety Dive Teams Employ Side Scan Sonar
More public safety dive teams are adding sonar to assist in their underwater search and recovery operations. Side scan is the ideal tool for these operations because it produces detailed images of the underwater environment regardless of water clarity. In addition, the sonar is able to search large areas quickly, scanning several hundred feet of ocean, lake, or river bottom with each pass of the boat.
Moose Boats Awarded Contract For LAPD
Moose Boats, has been awarded a new contract from Los Angeles Police Department for the construction of a M1-46 Catamaran Dive Boat. The M1-46 all aluminum catamaran will be powered by twin 600hp Cummins diesel engines coupled to twin Hamilton 322 water-jets and Hamilton Blue Arrow Controls. The boat features a fully enclosed cabin complete with three shock mitigating seats, galley, dinette, head, shower and a workstation for ROV piloting…
Moose Boats Delivers M3-34 Dive/Patrol Boat to LAPD
Moose Boats, an aluminum boat manufacturer, delivered a M3-34 Mono-hull to the Los Angeles Police Department in San Pedro, CA in February 2012. The M3 all aluminum mono-hull is a new hull platform for Moose Boats and is powered by twin 300hp Yamaha outboard engines. The boat features a fully enclosed cabin with two shock-mitigating seats, bench seating for four additional personnel and a standing height head enclosure.
Tunnel Thruster Pitch Control System Repairs Performed on Container Vessels
Operational Tunnel thrusters are necessary maneuvering tools when it comes to operations in the container business. With vessels entering and departing ports at least 4 times per week, it is easy to rack up high tug and support vessel costs if these essential pieces of equipment are not in service. Additionally, as this market remains very competitive, operators are reluctant to take their assets out of service for repairs.
Test Platform for Steam Generation Technology
Brownie's Marine Group, Inc. (OTCBB:BWMG), today announced that on May 25, 2012, the Molecular Impact Energy (MIE) steam generation system produced continuous steam…
Topaz Appoints New CEO
Renaissance Services has announced the appointment of René Kofod-Olsen as CEO for Topaz Energy & Marine (Topaz). Mr. Kofod-Olsen’s career spans 18 years in the marine industry with the A.P. Møller-Maersk Group (APMM), including a period as Chief People Officer of SVITZER, responsible for the global HR function. He is currently CEO of SVITZER Asia, Middle East & Africa, responsible for a fleet of 130 vessels operating in 17 countries.
Drydocks World Confirms Restructuring Remains on Track
Following on from Drydocks World Dubai LLC and Drydocks World LLC (together the “Drydocks World - Dubai”) filing for Decree 57 on 1 April 2012, Drydocks World has confirmed that its restructuring remains on track for completion in Q3 2012. On 7 May, Drydocks World - Dubai adjourned its scheduled Directions Hearing to allow it and its syndicated facility lenders the additional short period of time required…
Energy Efficiency Fuels Shipping Strategies at Posidonia
As persistent high oil prices and the burden of increased regulatory compliance have rendered energy management strategy development crucial for fleet owners worldwide…
Sea Tow Announces New Delaware Bay Franchise
Sea Tow Services International Inc., announces the opening of Sea Tow Delmarva, owned and operated by Capt. Hank Fulmer. Sea Tow Delmarva serves boaters along the…
Robert Allan Ltd. and Rotortug (KST) B.V. Sign Agreement
Robert Allan Ltd of Vancouver, B.C., and Rotortug (KST) B.V. of Rotterdam, Netherlands are very pleased to announce the initiation today of a new strategic alliance for the future development of the Rotor Tug concept. Under this Agreement Robert Allan Ltd will now act as the exclusive designer for all Rotor Tugs. The Agreement covers the continuous technical development for all existing and future Rotor ® Tug designs.
SEACOR Marine Chooses MTU engines
SEACOR Marine has selected marine diesel engines from the Tognum brand MTU for its latest pair of fast supply vessels. The two vessels, SEACOR Lynx and SEACOR Leopard, will have an overall length of 190 feet and the capacity to carry up to 150 passengers. The vessels will also have the capacity to carry 150 tons of deck cargo and the ability to achieve speeds of 46 knots. Each vessel will be powered by four MTU 16V 4000 M73L engines rated at 3,860 bhp at 2,050 RPM.
New Wavecall Standardized Vsat Portfolio From Marlink
Marlink is presenting its re-developed WaveCall standardized VSAT offering to the worldwide shipping community for the first time during Posidonia 2012. WaveCall services ensure that maritime transport companies can choose affordable connectivity according to different requirements and budgets, backed-up by Marlink’s multi-tier customer and technical support provided by experienced engineers specializing in standardized and customized maritime VSAT.
USS Mississippi Commissioned in Namesake State
The Navy's newest addition to the submarine force was commissioned June 2, in its namesake state. USS Mississippi (SSN 782), the ninth Virginia-class attack submarine, joined the fleet following a commissioning ceremony held at the Port of Pascagoula. More than 7,500 people braved the typical tropical Mississippi weather to witness the ceremony in Pascagoula, while others viewed it live on the Internet.