Counter-Piracy Operations Center, Djibouti, Opens
His Excellency Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti, attended the opening of the new Djiboutian Naval Operations Centre. Djiboutian military and civilian authorities were present, along with representatives from the USA and France, who provided support to Djibouti for the building and fitting of the operations centre. The centre provides the Djiboutian maritime forces with an enhanced capability to track ship movements in their territorial waters.
China Machine Tool Showroom for MHI
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) is to open a showroom of the company's machine tools within its machine tool production plant in Changshu, Jiangsu Province.
New Low-Cost Marine Thermal Camera
SPI's latest introduction to the market is a low cost Marine PTZ thermal camera for vessels of all sizes. The SPI CORP M1-D Thermal Marine PTZ is said to be the first to combine multiple sensor technologies into a small lightweight all weather system. The M1-D Marine PTZ features a high-resolution thermal camera, a low light visual CCTV camera and a bore sighted laser pointer. The thermal camera is…
Cruise Ship Rescues Sailboat Crew
Coast Guard watchstanders received notification from crew aboard the sailing vessel Avenir that they were disabled, adrift and had crewmembers needing medevacs, adding that they had lost their rudder and two of the six crewmembers showed symptoms of dehydration and seasickness. The Coast Guard sent out an enhanced group call and used AMVER, the Automated mutual-assistance vessel rescue system to contact vessels in the area.
Winning PIcture of Ice Patrol Ship
The awards ceremony for the competition took place at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich last night, where the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, announced the winners. This year's entries included photos from naval photographers deployed in Afghanistan, and on counter-piracy operations and other operations both abroad and in the UK. This year's winning portfolio came from Leading Airman (Photographer) Arron Hoare…
FellowSHIP Listed as a Top Sustainable Solution
FellowSHIP, a hybrid energy system for merchant ships which couples a fuel cell with advanced batteries, saving fuel and reducing emissions, is added to Sustainia100 - a guide to 100 society-transforming, sustainable and readily available solutions. The project, an R&D collaboration between DNV, Wartsila, and Eidesvik, is demonstrating the use of a fuel cell integrated with a battery pack aboard the vessel Viking Lady.
First LNG-powered Ship in Port of Hamburg
Instead of diesel fuel the KV BARENTSHAV is powered in normal conditions by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and came to Port of Hamburg for the “LNG – the Norwegian Experience” conference of experts organized in Hamburg by the German-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce along with Innovation Norway and the classification society DNV Germany. Propulsion of the KV BARENTSHAV is through a propeller, driven mechanically either via the main engine or a gas-fuelled electric motor.
UK Shipyard Celebrates Special Relationship
In 2010 A&P signed a multi-million pound contract with Serco to provide dry docking and ship repair services for five years, making the vessels a familiar sight in the docks.
Containership Chartered Out by Box Ships
Greece-based Box Ships Inc. Box Ships Inc., a containership owning company, announce it has taken delivery of its eighth vessel, the OOCL Hong Kong, a 5,344 TEU…
Global Cruise Industry Adopts New Safety Policies
The new policies address issues related to the recording of passenger nationality and the common elements of musters and emergency instructions, resulting from the…
Korean Register Asked to Halt Iranian Ship Certifications
United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) calls on the Korean Register of Shipping (KRS) to stop certifying Iranian shipping vessels, specifically those of the Islamic…
A Lightweight Alternative to Marine Plywood
3M introduces its new 3M™ Reinforced Polyurethane Foam, a lightweight and rot-resistant alternative to plywood for use in structural and semi-structural applications.
Yamaha Outboards Recognized as Best Buy
Three Yamaha four-stroke outboards, the Yamaha V MAX SHO® VF200, the Yamaha V MAX SHO® VF225 and the Yamaha V MAX SHO® VF250 have been awarded a Consumers Digest Best Buy rating.
Deepwater Drillships Named at Korean Yard
Brazil's Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás S.A. QGOG announces the naming ceremony in South Korea of the Amaralina Star and the Laguna Star, the newest dynamically positioned…
BP Selects Offshore Automation Contractor of Choice
Emerson will be BP’s preferred supplier of integrated control and safety systems for five offshore fields in the U.K. continental shelf, including the new Clair…
Turkish Navy Contract for Imtech
The order is for the construction of a submarine rescue mother Ship (MoShip) and two rescue and towing Ships (RATships). All ships will be built by Istanbul Shipyard…
Aker Wins ExxonMobil Norwegian Shelf Contract
The frame agreement covers engineering, procurement, construction and installation for ExxonMobil's operated assets on the Norwegian continental shelf. The fixed…
Arklow Launch Wind Farm Service Vessel
Arklow Marine Services launch their second 20 metre wind farm service vessel for Alicat into Ireland's River Avoca at Arklow. Painted in Alicat colours the vessel was lifted into the water by 250-ton crane, ready to start up the main engines and later for basin and sea trials. The new vessel is due to leave Arklow on 1st July, for a lengthy coastal inaugural promotional trip. The Owners Gardline and…
Bahrain May Cut Cruise Ship Fees
Authorities may also reduce other charges to ensure the upcoming cruise season goes ahead in October as ships are due to dock at Khalifa bin Salman Port, sources told the 'Gulf Daily News'.
Rolls Royce to Lead Canadian Naval Research Project
An award of $3 million from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) funds the project. The development of Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) and Unmanned Underwater…