Austal Lays Keel for Cape Class Patrol Boat
Demonstrating the rapid progress of the Cape Class Patrol Boat Program, Austal hosted a keel-laying ceremony for the first of eight high performance patrol boats…
Metal Shark Delivers First Response Boat to Coast Guard
Metal Shark Boats this week delivered the first new Response Boat-Small (RB-S) II to the U.S. Coast Guard's Special Missions Training Center at Camp LeJune, North Carolina.
Puerto Rico Towing Receives Tug "HANDY THREE"
Puerto Rico Towing & Barge Co. is expanding the size of its tugboat fleet with the addition of the newly constructed Handy-Three which arrived in San Juan Thursday morning. Puerto Rico Towing & Barge Co., a subsidiary of The Great Lakes Group, is located in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and has been providing vessel assistance and towing services to commercial vessels and barges in San Juan Harbor, other Inland Ports, and ports throughout the Caribbean for over 15 years.
ABB Providing Energy Management Systems for Rickmers
ABB wins order for energy management systems for five multi-purpose vessels; Energy and fleet management systems will improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions for five Rickmers vessels. ABB, a power and automation technology group, recently won an order from Rickmers Group in Germany to supply advisory systems for dynamic trim optimization and fleet management solutions for five multi-purpose vessels.
Thirty Years on, Mabel Alice is Still Going Strong
Offshore Marine Support’s marine survey vessel, the Mabel Alice, has a long and distinguished track record spanning more than 30 years which, as skipper, Andy Iannetta explains, has been made possible thanks to the durability and performance of its original Cat 3408 engines, supplied by Finning Power Systems (Finning). "Mabel Alice was built as an RNLI vessel and served as the replacement for the ill-fated Solomon Browne…
Oil and Gas Executives Discuss 2012 Outlook
Confidence for improved margins and higher capital investment has returned to the oil and gas industry this year, according to a group of industry leaders. However in the long-term, the energy sector faces unprecedented challenges that could have a lasting impact for years to come. The comments were among those made at an exclusive roundtable event held recently in Houston by GL Noble Denton, an independent technical advisor to the industry.
New ISS GMT Service Launched
ISS GMT is responding to industry demand for greater digital control over bookings with new online tools and resources for the processing of airline travel, hotel accommodation…
Swire Oilfield Services Expands Brazilian Operations
Swire Oilfield Services (Swire), the global supplier of cargo carrying solutions, modular systems, offshore aviation services and fluid management has officially opened two new facilities in the Macaé region of Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. The establishment of the new facilities in this key strategic hub for the oil and gas industry is part of the company’s long-term growth plan that will see Swire Oilfield Services expand its presence across South America.
Royston: Dangers of Non-Genuine Components Very Real
Diesel engineering specialist Royston Ltd has been appointed as the UK Service Centre for Napier Turbochargers. The appointment means that Napier customers using Newcastle-based Royston to support their turbochargers will benefit from the same quality of parts and service as those provided by the Napier Turbochargers factory. This will introduce a new level of convenience and flexibility to Napier…
Fairmount Fuji Assisted Stena Icemax
Fairmount Marine’s multipurpose support vessel Fairmount Fuji has assisted drill ship Stena Icemax while making a stop-over at Cape Town. On request of the owner of Stena Icemax the Fairmount Fuji carried out several cargo runs from the port of Cape Town to the anchorage. Stena Icemax was under way from the Far East to French Guiana and required to make a stop-over at Cape Town for crew change and replenishment.
Great Lakes Limestone Moving More Briskly
Another Good Month for Lakes Limestone; Up 16 Percent in May. Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3,355,389 net tons in May, an increase of 30 percent compared to April and 15.6 percent better than a year ago. However, shipments were down 9.3 percent compared to the month’s 5-year average. The strongest gains came at U.S. ports. Loadings rose by 380,000 tons, or 16.2 percent. Shipments from Canadian quarries increased by 73,000 tons, or 13.2 percent.
This Day in Naval History - June 11
1853 - Five Navy ships leave Norfolk, Va., on three-year exploring expedition to survey the far Pacific. 1927 - USS Memphis arrives at Washington, D.C., with Charles Lindbergh and his plane…
NOAA Commissions Survey Ship
NOAA commissions high-tech coastal mapping 'Ferdinand R. Hassler' in Norfolk, Va. The new ship’s primary mission will be to detect and monitor changes to the sea floor. Data collected by the ship will be used to update nautical charts, detect potential hazards to navigation, and enhance our understanding of the ever-changing marine environment. “With the growth in the size of commercial vessels and the importance of waterborne commerce to our economic security…
Caterpillar's Latest at Global Petroleum Show 2012
Caterpillar Inc. will have a number of technologies demonstrating its expertise in petroleum applications on display at the 2012 Global Petroleum Show. Among the…
Ocean Ecology Financial Grants
Holland America Line and Marine Conservation Institute announced the recipients of the 2012 Mia J. Tegner Memorial Research Grants in Marine Environmental History and Historical Marine Ecology.
Wärtsilä New Engine Test Successful
This new Wärtsilä engine supports the industry’s need for low-speed, 2-stroke engines for smaller vessels. It offers lower operating costs and improved environmental sustainability. With the addition of this engine, Wärtsilä now has an additional 2-stroke engine that can be fitted to smaller vessel types. The derated engine runs on lower rpm’s and features reduced fuel consumption, thereby enabling lower emission values to be achieved – including smokeless operation…
'Immarsat Government' Enhance Website
In January 2012, Inmarsat's U.S. government functions were combined with those of Stratos and Segovia and rebranded as Inmarsat Government. The consolidated organisation provides global…
Software Slashes Fuel Consumption
The portfolio builds on ABB’s expertise in marine automation, electrical and propulsion systems to monitor and optimize all energy production and consumption processes during vessel operation.
Coastguard Assist Stranded Army Ship
Coast Guard personnel are continuing to work with key stakeholders to clean and contain the area around the Army vessel Monterrey, which began taking on water Friday…
Singapore Cruise Conference Check-in
Focusing on regional growth and development, the event will feature two full conference days, travel agent training, buyer appointment programs, and a full trade show floor.