Coast Guard Persues Hoax Distress Caller
The Coast Guard continues to investigate a probable hoax distress call that was received June 11, 2012, alleging a yacht explosion off Sandy Hook, N.J. Coast Guard…
Rolls-Royce's First Gas Powered PSV Delivered
Rolls-Royce announce that Island Offshore has taken delivery of Island Crusader, the first gas powered Rolls-Royce offshore vessel. This new and advanced UT 776 CDG platform supply vessel…
What Ship? Point iPhone to Find Out
Augmented reality covers the many ways of adding digital information to the real world around us, usually by adding on-screen flags to the video feed from a smartphone’s camera.
Qatar Shipping Secures Ship Financing
Proceeds from the facility will be utilized by Qatar Shipping to fund the ongoing construction of 19 harbor assistance vessels. The vessels will be deployed in Mesaieed Port on a 20-year…
Wärtsilä Appoint V-P R&D
Paolo Tonon, MSc (Eng), (42) has been appointed Vice President, R&D of Wärtsilä Industrial Operations. Mr Tonon will be responsible for the Research and Development of Wärtsilä products. Mr Tonon, who joined Wärtsilä in 1998, has successfully held several leading strategic, operational and technology positions. Prior to this current appointment he has, since 2009, been Vice President, Product Centre Automation…
Dockwise Order Book Update
Dockwise Ltd. announces near USD 85 million backlog additions in new contracts, bringing total for this quarter to approximately USD 102 million. Dockwise was awarded fifteen short term contracts…
USS Harry S. Truman Readies for Cyber Security Inspectiion
SPAWAR supports aircraft carrier 'USS Harry S. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) cyber security inspection support team helps prepare USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) for its upcoming shipboard cyber security inspection scheduled for early August. The SPAWAR team provides Sailors assistance with their shipboard information technology and cyber capabilities. During each stage of the process, SPAWAR observes and provides liaison support to the fleet while Navy Cyber Forces and U.S.
Inventing the iBoat
It all started back in the mid 1990’s when the seemingly new fangled internet became a tangible information portal for home computer users. As the prohibitive costs started to dissipate, the so called ‘e’-volution took off, thus making access to email, blogs, and personalized web pages more tangible and popular, even to the point of being expected. Today, the internet has nearly become lifeblood and…
U.S. Coast Guard Provides Guidance on Ballast Water AMS
The US Coast Guard issues a policy letter describing procedures for obtaining an Alternative Management System (AMS) determination of a foreign type-approved ballast water management system (BWMS).
United States Coast Guard Safety Alert
Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy Marine Safety Alert 02-12 June 20, 2012 Washington, DC:Overloaded Lifting Gear on Fishing Vessels. Recently, several catastrophic failures of masts…
Gibdock Opens Doors to Royal Visitor
As part of a three day Royal tour of Gibraltar in June, HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex set time aside to inspect work under way at Gibdock, the territory’s strategically located repair and conversion yard. Accompanied by Gibraltar Governor, Sir Adrian Johns and Gibraltar Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, the Earl was welcomed by the Minister for the Port, Neil Costa, Gibdock Chief Executive, Joe Corvelli…
Statoil, Rosneft Sign Deal
Statoil and Rosneft today signed agreements on joint bidding for exploration licenses in the Norwegian Barents Sea and on Joint Technical Evaluation covering two Russian onshore assets.
DDW: Steel cut on World’s Larges Wind Power HVDC Offshore Platform
Drydocks World said that construction has begun on DolWin beta, the world’s largest Wind Power HVDC Offshore Platform for Aibel AS, a leading service company that works within the oil, gas and renewable energy sectors. A steel cutting ceremony was organized to mark the occasion. H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group was the Guest of Honor at the ceremony…
Concordia Maritime Orders Tankers
Concordia Maritime signed a contract with Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI), China for the delivery of two chemical parcel tankers of approx. 50,000 dwt at the end of 2014/beginning of 2015. The investment amounts to around $78.6m and the intention is to employ the vessels in the open market via its partner Stena Weco. The vessels are part of a series of six tankers designed by Stena Weco and Stena Bulk and developed by Stena Teknik together with GSI.
Liquid Robotics, Schlumberger Form Oil & Gas Joint Venture
Liquid Robotics, Inc. and Schlumberger announced the creation of Liquid Robotics Oil & Gas, a joint venture to develop services for the oil and gas industry using Wave Gliders, the world’s first wave-powered, autonomous marine vehicles. The joint venture will combine Liquid Robotics Wave Glider technology with Schlumberger oil and gas expertise and industry knowledge to integrate and deploy new solutions for customers worldwide.
Resolve Completes Removal of LPG Cargo
Following weeks of preparation and more than seven days of intensive, round-the-clock operations, RESOLVE Salvage & Fire, (ASIA) Pte Ltd. announced that more than 1000 MT of volatile LPG 1- Butene have been removed from the stranded and wrecked freighter LPG OBERON in the Taiwan Strait. The Thailand-flagged freighter ran hard aground in strong winds early this year, seven miles from the Penghu archipelago 30 miles northwest of Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Ocean Installer Completes Offshore Job in Balder Field
Ocean Installer has successfully completed survey and intervention work at the Balder field, as contracted by ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Norway AS (“ExxonMobil”).
Hamburg Welcomes LNG-Powered Vessel
Premiere in Hamburg: First LNG-powered ship in the Port of Hamburg – A challenge for the port and initial experience from Norway. At the Überseebrücke pier, the Port of Hamburg has for the first time been able to welcome an LNG-fuelled ship. The KV BARENTSHAV belongs to the Norwegian Coastguard fleet, and is deployed on fisheries controls, sea rescue, policing, Customs inspections and environmental checks within Norwegian territorial waters.
Tonon Appointed VP, R&D in Wärtsilä
Paolo Tonon, MSc (Eng), 42, has been appointed Vice President, R&D of Wärtsilä Industrial Operations as of 1 June 2012. Mr Tonon will be responsible for the Research and Development of Wärtsilä products. Tonon, who joined Wärtsilä in 1998, has successfully held several leading strategic, operational and technology positions. Prior to this current appointment he has, since 2009, been Vice President…
USCG Safety Alert: Recreational Diving from Commercial Platforms ...
United States Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy Marine Safety Advisory 01-12 June 21, 2012 Washington, DC; Recommendations for Recreational…