SatPhone Saves Typhoon Victim
Charlie Martell used the phone to contact Falmouth Coastguard in the UK to summon help after his boat capsized several times when it was hit by winds of up to 50…
Warship Destroys WWll Mine
HMS Ledbury was on patrol with a NATO task group off the Sardinian capital Cagliari when her sonar picked up a contact on the seabed. That prompted Ledbury's team to launch their remote-controlled robot mine disposal system, Seafox, which beamed back a live video feed to the warship's operation rooms. Seafox is used both to identify objects and also dispose of them, courtesy of the explosive charges it carries.In this instance…
RotorTugs Named at 'Herring Party'
The tugs “RT Darwin” and “RT Tasman” built in Singapore, have a power of 6,500 HP and 84 tons Bollard Pull. Each tug is equipped with three Schottel propulsion units providing them with unique maneuverability. Due to the rate of increase in the size of container vessels and the demand of ship owners to attend these vessels with the same limited number of tugs, Kotug has replaced two older tugs by these new strong Rotor Tugs. On their way from Singapore to Europe, Kotug Offshore B.V.
Pirates Low Profile in Monsoon Season
During the reporting period 7 – 13, June 2012, the number of piracy incidents in the High Risk Area (HRA) has remained low, with no incidents reported. Due to the…
BP Starts Gulf of Mexico Project
BP announce that initial start-up of the Galapagos development in the deepwater U.S. The Galapagos development includes three deepwater fields and increases the capability of a key offshore production hub for BP. The fields - Isabela, Santiago and Santa Cruz - are being produced using subsea equipment on the floor of the Gulf. A new production flowline loop has been added to carry output to the nearby Na Kika host facility…
Vestas Sells Wind Turbine Tower Plant
Titan Wind Energy (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. is China’s largest global manufacturer of wind turbine towers and already a long standing supplier to leading turbine manufacturers including Vestas.
Swire PSV Genset Contract for MAN
Swire has ordered eight IMT-997 platform supply vessels (PSVs), with four to be built by Universal Shipbuilding Corporation in Japan and a further four to be built by EISA Shipyard in Brazil. Each vessel will be equipped with 4 × 6L27/38 MAN gensets, with each unit rated at 1,980 kW at 720 rpm. All generating sets will be constructed by MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Korean licensee, Doosan Engine Co. Ltd. The 97-metre…
US Inland Waterway Transportation Outlook
With consumers increasing their spending as the economy recovers, and manufacturers likewise boosting their production, demand for inland water transportation will get a boost.
Northern Route Transits to Hit HIgh
According to Bloomberg, cargoes of dry-bulk commodities hauled through Arctic waters are set to rise to a record this year as shipping companies use the route to…
FSG to Build Specialized Offshore Vessels
The Flensburg newbuildings are for worldwide operations in the location and exploitation of seabed oil and gas reserves. The ships now ordered are the first of their type to be designed in this form especially for envisaged seismic operations and which, in terms of efficiency, comfort, reliability and endurance, guarantee safe operation worldwide including the Arctic regions and in the most adverse weather conditions. They are being prepared for fitting with state-of-the-art equipment.
Offshore Sector Helps Wrist Ship Supply Grow in 2011
Wrist Ship Supply reported solid growth in market share and turnover following a year of focused consolidation. According to the company, its turnover reached DKK 2…
Arctic Route Helps Owners Slash Fuel Costs
The debate regarding working in and around the Arctic is multi-tiered, with environmental, technical and emergency response heading the list. There is no debate regarding the fuel, money and emissions to be saved by shortening select global shipping routes. In a report from Bloomberg news posted June 13 on http://www.businessweek.com, it was said there will be a rise in dry bulk cargos hauled through Arctic waters this season…
Ocean Installer, Solstad Order Subsea Vessel
Ocean Installer and Solstad Offshore ordered a large, advanced construction support vessel (CSV). The vessel will be delivered in Q2 2014 and is to be operated by Ocean Installer.
MSC Refit Team Recognized for Outstanding Performance
Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, commander, Military Sealift Command, recognized 82 MSC military and civilian employees with commendations for their role in refitting USS Ponce (AFSB(I)-15) during a ceremony yesterday on Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Ponce, formerly an amphibious transport dock ship, was refitted by MSC in approximately five months as an interim Afloat Forward Staging Base and deployed June 1 to U.S. Central Command. Adm. John C. Harvey, Jr., commander, U.S.
BSEE's Watson to Visit AK Offshore Site
Director Watson Visits Arctic Drilling Rigs for First-Hand Look at Safety Equipment, Meets with Alaska Native Community Leaders, Shell Officials; Today holding media conference call to discuss visit and BSEE inspection and oversight activities. As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to safe and responsible offshore energy exploration and development, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement…
OSX Appoints New Shipyard Operations Officer
Mr. Danilo Baptista, who currently occupies the position of Executive Manager at OSX´s Açu Shipbuilding Unit (UCN Açu), has been nominated the new Shipyard Operations Officer replacing Mr.
Damen Introduces Simplified Technical English for DAMOS Software
As part of an ongoing effort to make its maintenance software program DAMOS (Damen Asset Management Operating System) even more user-friendly, Damen Shipyards has now captured its maintenance instructions in Simplified Technical English (STE100). This makes reading and understanding these instructions much easier for non-native speakers or inexperienced crew. Simplified Technical English (STE) has a controlled (English) vocabulary with sufficient words to write any technical text.
Sonar Equipment Services and Sonardyne Form Partnership
Recognizing the benefits of Sixth Generation (6G) acoustic technology, Sonar Equipment Services has placed its first order with Sonardyne International Ltd. Based in Great Yarmouth, UK, Sonar Equipment is a leading supplier of high grade geophysical, oceanographic, ROV and hydrographic marine survey equipment to the offshore sector. The order for Sonardyne’s most advanced subsea navigation and data telemetry technology includes ROVNav 6 LBL transceivers and Compatt 6 positioning transponders.
Voith Taps Reinhardt as President & CEO
Carsten J. Reinhardt Becomes Member of the Corporate Board of Management of Voith GmbH and President and CEO of Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG. Heidenheim, Germany June 14, 2012 – This is to announce the appointment of Carsten J. Reinhardt as Member of the Corporate Board of Management of Voith GmbH and as President and CEO of Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG. As of July 1, 2012, Reinhardt will succeed Dr. Hubert Lienhard who had held this function since January 1…
May is Busiest Ever for Port of Los Angeles
Port of Los Angeles Container Volumes Increase 5.5% in May; 731,352 TEUs Reflect Busiest May in Port History; The Port of Los Angeles has released its May 2012 cargo volumes.