Update on Stranded Ship off Puerto Rico
Diesel fuel removal operations continue onboard the cargo freighter Jireh that grounded on the Southwest coast of Mona, Island in Puerto Rico, on June 21. During staging operations, response crews located the original builder’s plans, in German and dating back to 1963, with diagrams of the interior layout of the cargo ship to help identify the ship’s actual dimensions and additional fuel tanks that had previously been unaccounted for.
Posidonia in Retrospect
It seemed the whole world revolved around Posidonia 2012 which has closed with a bang, setting a new record in terms of visitor numbers and number of countries represented…
Shell Drilling Fleet Sails for Arctic
According to an AP report, the Kulluk and the Noble Discoverer on Wednesday morning began the process of departing and will be en route to Alaska's Dutch Harbor.
Australian Electronic Chart Service Launched
AMSA's Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mick Kinley, was a guest of honour at a celebration held at the Australian Hydrographic Office in Wollongong on Thursday…
Atlantic Offshore Choose Havyard Design for FSV
Atlantic has engaged in a four-year standby contract with the oil- and gas corporation TOTAL in the North Sea from 2014 to put in place a new vessel with a capacity for 300 persons in the Martin Linge gas field, northwest of Stavanger, Norway. The newbuild, due to be delivered in the summer of 2014, is a standby vessel (FSV) to a completely new design by Havyard Design & Engineering. Atlantic Offshore has previously worked with Havyard Group.
Underwater Technology Company Appoints Advisory Board
Channel Technologies Group (CTG) has named Ret. Vice Adm. John J. Donnelly, Ret. Rear Adm. Nevin P. Carr and Ret. Rear Adm. Winford (Jerry) Ellis to the company’s first Strategic Advisory Board (Board). The Board will help CTG expand its leadership position in the underwater technology industry through identifying methods to better connect with customers and identifying solutions to current and future challenges.
Canada's TSB Reports on Commercial Fishing Safety
Since 1992 the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has made 42 recommendations concerning fishing safety, and many of these recommendations have been acted on. However…
Sunken Treasure Hunter Merges Businesses
Underwater searchers for treasure, Blue Water Ventures International, Inc., combines with SmartPay Express, Inc. As a result of these transactions, Blue Water Ventures…
Cruise Ships Sail North
Cruise vessels will make more than 400 port calls to northern Norway and Svalbard this season, up nearly 40 percent from last year, reports the 'Barents Observer'. More than 2.000 passengers are ready to overcrowd the harbor in Honningsvåg as the large cruise vessel "Costa Pacifica" cruises around the largest tourist trap in Northern Norway, the North Cape. "Costa Pacifica" is just one of the many international cruise liners sailing northern waters this summer.
ABB Wins Electrical Contract for Drillships, LNG Carriers
ABB's order, worth $80 million from Samsung Heavy Industries, is to supply energy efficient drives, motors and electrical power systems for five drilling vessels…
Wärtsilä's Russian JV to Build Engine Production Facility
Wärtsilä TMH Diesel Engine Company LLC, a joint venture owned 50/50 by Wärtsilä and Transmashholding (TMH), is ready to start construction of a modern factory located in Penza, Russia. The new plant, which is expected to be ready to start production in summer 2013, will provide world-class assembly and manufacturing facilities. Wärtsilä and Transmashholding signed the joint venture agreement in May 2010.
NOIA Responds to US Offshore Leasing Proposals
Background: US Department of the Interior released its proposed final 2012-17 US Outer Continental Shelf leasing program that it said makes areas with the most likely…
Concordia Maritime's Suezmax Tanker Named
The tanker is a third generation, fuel-efficient Suezmax and will be employed in the open market via the Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool. She is expected to be delivered shortly, the fifth in a series of seven units, each representing an investment of just under SEK 500 million, designed by Stena Bulk and ordered in March 2010. Together with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), Stena Teknik has been responsible for the development of the new ship model, where the focus has been on energy efficiency.
Universities, Environmentalists get Help From Underwater Cameras
More universities and environmental groups are using underwater video systems to assist in their research and monitoring operations. These cameras can be very useful tools in studying benthic habitats and marine organisms, and to monitor the impact of pollution on the environment. Darling Marine Center is the marine laboratory at the University of Maine. Home to world renown research and education, the facility is situated on the shores of the Gulf of Maine with its diverse intertidal habitats.
Troll A Tie In Success for Pipeline Specialist STATS Group
Specialist engineering company, STATS Group, has completed an 18 month design, manufacturing and installation project to enable the tie-in of a fifth pipeline on Statoil’s Troll A Platform. Statoil’s Troll A platform, located off the west coast of Norway, utilises a system of seal tubes to tie-in risers which are run down the inside of a dry concrete leg. The seal tubes were concreted in place at the base of the riser leg on the gravity base structure in 1991.
Fugro Seacore Jacket Installation Works for Australia’s Largest Platform
Fugro Seacore (FSCL) has just completed drilling on the jacket installation works on the North Rankin B platform in Australia. Fugro Seacore designed, built and…
Guangdong Yuexin Ocean Engineering Co., Ltd Acquires FORAN Licenses
SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas, S.A. and Guangdong Yuexin Ocean Engineering Co., Ltd –GYOE- (formerly Yuexin Shipbuilding Co., Ltd) have signed an agreement for the…
Jo Tankers Chooses Transas ECDIS Solution
JO TANKERS (Bergen, Norway) has chosen Transas Marine as an ECDIS supplier for its fleet. The agreement includes upgrade of 3 vessels, retrofit on-board 11 vessels and 6 planned newbuilds. All vessels will be equipped with Dual 26’’ Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS Premium Multifunction Display, Radar Overlay and Firewall. Some vessels will utilize Transas’ recently launched Pay As You Sail chart solution for (S)ENC.
Transas Adds Ukrainian Chart Folios to its TX-97 Collection
Transas TX-97 non-official chart collection now includes Ukrainian chart folios. The agreement was signed between Transas Marine Ltd and the State Hydrographic Service of Ukraine in May 2012 allowing Transas to use official ENC’s and Inland ENC’s to create TX-97 folios. New charts will be available for the users of Transas ECDIS and ECS. The uniqueness of this project is that it is the first time when Inland ENC’s were used to produce TX-97 folios.
Moore Stephens Strengthens Regulatory Advisory Team
Moore Stephens has further strengthened its regulatory advisory capability with the appointment of John Westlake as compliance manager. John Westlake has a broad…