World's Largest Constuction Vessel to be RR Powered
The vessel is being built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, South Korea for Swiss ship owner and operator Allseas Group. The contract is worth around…
Wilh. Wilhelmsen Takes Stake in NorSea
Wilh. NSG is the leading supplier of base services and integrated logistics systems to the Norwegian oil and gas industry. Through its fully and partly owned entities…
Maritime Labour Convention Wake Up Call
Sweden has become the 28th country to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention, and the threshold requirement for entry into force is expected to be fulfilled very soon.
Ship Stowage 'Bible' New Edition
Within the 365-page reference work are paragraphs dedicated to the liquid chemical cargoes, tank cleaning, tank coating, cargo lines and fittings, loaded passage recommendations…
Costa Concordia Salvage to Take a Year
Titan Salvage, a U.S. company owned by Crowley Maritime Group, with Micoperi, an Italian company specializing in underwater construction and engineering have been contracted to refloat the wrecked Costa Condordia and tow it away. The plan, which will re-float the vessel’s hull, places the highest priority for ensuring the lowest possible environmental impact as well as the conservation of tourist and economic activities on the island of Giglio, with maximum safety precautions.
Twitter Buoy Informs Ocean Race Sailors
Sailing enthusiasts all over the world are being kept abreast of conditions in Galway Bay ahead of the grand finale of the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) thanks to the deployment…
Former IMO Leader to Get International Maritime Prize
The IMO Council has unanimously agreed to award the prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2011 to Mr. E.E. Mitropoulos, Secretary-General Emeritus of IMO, Secretary-General of the Organization from 2004 to 2011, for his significant contribution to the work of IMO during a long and distinguished career with the Organization. In nominating his candidature, the Government of Greece drew attention to Mr.
AVEVA Opens Office in Chile
AVEVA (LSE:AVV), announced on June 18, 2012 that it has further expanded its Latin American presence by opening an office in Chile. The office in Santiago de Chile…
ClassNK Releases Revised Guidelines
ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has released a new revised edition of its Guidelines for Hull Girder Torsional Strength Assessment which comprise section of the leading class society’s Guidelines for Container Carrier Structures. In order to respond to the rapidly increasing size of container carriers, as well as rationally address the latest theories and methods of container carrier design…
New MD for Damen Shiprepair Götaverken
Damen Shiprepair Götaverken aims to be the best within the Nordic countries, according to its new strategy. As part of this focus, Ms Monica Svenner has been appointed as the new MD. Ms Svenner has wide industrial experience as MD for several international companies, such as Stena Recycling and Atlas Copco. She is the first woman to take an MD post within the ship repair industry and as a Gothenburger she has a burning ambition for her new company.
Sonardyne at 50th Marine Measurement Forum
This month saw the 50th Marine Measurement Forum (MMF) take place at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on Tuesday 12th June where Sonardyne International Ltd’s Engineering Director, Simon Partridge, was invited to present. The MMF is a series of one-day, non-profit making events that provide opportunities for the informal exchange of ideas, knowledge, techniques and developments across an extensive range of marine scientific measurement activities.
Marine Managing Director Awarded an MBE
Patrick is currently involved in a number of business activities, which include the role of Managing Director for Munster Simms Engineering as well as working on behalf of Invest NI, and a number of privately owned manufacturing companies as an Independent Business Advisor. As a co-owner of Whale (Munster Simms Engineering Ltd) Patrick’s innovative vision has resulted in increasing turnover by 48% between 2009 and 2011 as well as increased workforce by over 50% since 2008.
ACP Completes First Monolith at Pacific Locks
A new milestone was reached at the Panama Canal, after completing the construction of the first monolith for the new locks on the Pacific end of the Panama Canal. This monolith is the first one to be completed from a total of 46 such structures being built in the Pacific locks upper chamber. The term monolith refers to each of the sections in which the lock walls are being divided to facilitate their construction.
Non-Lethal Measures are Key to Combating Sea Crime
The current focus on armed support for vessels transiting high risk areas should not become the norm, GAC Solutions' Christer Sjödoff has told delegates from the…
W&O Launches New Branch in Halifax, Canada
W&O launched a new branch in Halifax, Canada. The new branch is located at 133 Ilsley Avenue, Dartmouth, NS B3B 1S9. With a branch already established in Vancouver…
This Day in Naval History - June 19
1864 - USS Kearsarge sinks Confederate raider Alabama off France. 1944 - Battle of the Philippine Sea begins ("The Marianas Turkey Shoot"). 1948 - Chief of Naval…
Rolls-Royce Powers World's Largest Construction Vessel
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has delivered 13 large azimuth thrusters to the world’s largest construction vessel, currently being built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, South Korea for Swiss ship owner and operator Allseas Group. The contract is worth around £18 million and is the largest ever Rolls-Royce thruster order for a single vessel. The thrusters rotate 360 degrees and propel and position the ship, which measures 382 metres in length and 117 metres in width.
WA 144-car Ferries Named ’Olympic’
SEATTLE – The new class of 144-car Washington state ferries currently under construction will be named after a beloved Washington landmark, the Olympics. The winning name, Olympic, was selected by Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond after a contest among Washington State Department of Transportation employees resulted in more than 130 submissions. “I loved the mountain range theme,” said Hammond.
General Dynamics Awarded Navy Services Contract
The U. S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $66.1 million contract to provide ongoing planning yard…
Maersk Corporate Movie Released
Maersk draws attention to its corporate movie featuring the A.P. Shot in 40 cities across 20 countries, the movie touches on the "mountains" moved each day by the…