Safety Agency Lays Off More Workers
Amongst those receiving notices today are technical inspectors responsible for marine safety and security, as well as civil aviation airworthiness inspector. "We…
Fuel Filtration System Adds Mobile Access
Beginning shortly, large refiners and importers of marine diesel fuel subject to U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) regulations must meet their ULSD (ultra…
British Nuclear Sub Rejoins the Fleet
The vessel, one of the UK's four Vanguard Class nuclear submarines, has been officially handed back to the Navy for operational use. Known as a Long Overhaul Period (Refuel), the work package was an enormous engineering task, with the submarine emerging as effectively a new boat inside. Around 2.2 million man-hours were involved in the overhaul under a £350m contract with Babcock Marine at Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth.
US Port Implements New Terminal Management Solution
Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation providers of technology for the movement of cargo through terminals, announce that Richmond Marine Terminal, in Richmond Virginia, went live with Navis SPARCS N4.
Hurricane Insurance Options for Boaters
“It’s important that boat owners understand the details of their hurricane coverage before a storm approaches,” said Eric Baillargeon, GEICO Insurance Agency boat program manager.
Arctic OIl Research Center to be Established
The initiative was presented recently at the Arctic Energy Agenda , a meeting of top energy representatives from a number of countries and companies. At the meeting…
Hydrographic Survey Contract for Fugro OSAE
The hydrograpiic survey work for the years 2012-13, consists of a 7,100km² segment worth EUR 2.1 million. Data acquisition will be accomplished by Fugro vessels, two of which, M.V. Meridian and M.V. Victor Hensen, have already done survey work on the previous year's allocation of Baltic and Bothnian surveys. With water depths up to 300m, the survey will be undertaken following the Swedish and Finnish adaptation of the IHO Standards for Hydrographic Survey, S-44, namely FSIS-44.
Somali President Urges More Counter-piracy Help
Speaking at the opening of the two-day Marine Counter Piracy Conference, which runs in its 2nd edition in the Gulf Arab Emirate (UAE) of Dubai, the widely internationally…
Indonesia to Build Three New Ports
In addition to the much anticipated Kalibaru Port that is expected to cost Rp 22.6 trillion (US$2.39 billion) in the first investment phase, Pelindo II will construct new ports in Tanjung Sawuh…
Fire-damaged Tanker Granted Bahrain Entry
The "Stolt Valor" caught fire on 15th March 2012 north of Bahrain. The fire, which broke out on board the vessel was completely extinguished by 22nd March, while the removal of all pollutants - both chemical cargo and fuel - was completed by the 29th of April, with no spillage during the transfer. The vessel is currently in stable condition at anchor with minimum stresses applied. The Kingdom of Bahrain…
Greenpeace Demands the Arctic be Protected
Greenpeace maintains that what happens in the Arctic affects us all. Besides acting as a planetary air-conditioner, the region is a bellwether for the health of our climate and the global ecosystem.
Chinese Shipyards Bankrupted by Sluggish Demand
According to 'China Daily' Zhejiang Jingang Shipbuilding Co Ltd, headquartered in the Taizhou city of East China's Zhejiang province, recently filed a bankruptcy…
New Design Contract for Delamarin's Bulk Carriers
Deltamarin has entered into a new contract with Yangfan Group (China) for the design of B.Delta37 Bulk Carriers to be built for d'Amico Societa di Navigazione S.p.A. who placed orders with the Chinese builder for a series of six fixed orders with options for six more vessels. Deltamarin will procure the basic sesign, part of the detail design of the vessels and technical procurement handling and will also have a site team to ensure the continuity all along the design phases to the production.
Vietnam Shipping Industry Burns its Fingers
According to a Reuter news report by Ngo Thi Ngoc Chau, Vinalines has become a bloated behemoth with 18,000 workers, a fleet of loss-making ships and $2.1 billion in debt.
Avance Gas Holdings Expands VLGC Fleet
Avance Gas Holding Ltd. adds Transpetrol Gas Holdings Ltd. Stolt-Nielsen Limited announce that Avance Gas Holding Ltd. (AGHL), a joint venture between Sungas Holdings Ltd. and Stolt-Nielsen Gas Ltd.
Konecranes Get Kvaerner Goliath Crane Order
The Goliath gantry crane will be in operation at Kvaerner’s facilities at Stord on November 2013. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order. The ordered Goliath gantry crane will more than double the lifting capacity, from 350 to 800 tons. The span will be 153 meters and the height 115 meters. With the new Goliath crane Kvaerner will be able to conduct two topside projects in parallel, compared to one earlier.
ECDIS Solution by Transas for Jo Tankers
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…
Protecting Contractors As They Enter New Waters. As the economic recovery continues to sputter along, construction companies eager to land any available projects have found themselves bidding outside their normal scope of work. Maritime construction is one such industry that has seen an increase in contractors who may not typically work on marine-related projects, thereby increasing the likelihood that individual projects may fall outside their skill set.
Vigor Marine Completes Work on the Kulluk and Noble Discoverer
The Kulluk and Noble Discoverer set sail for the Arctic today from Vigor Industrial’s Seattle shipyard, following completion of extensive environmental and safety upgrades by its commercial ship repair subsidiary, Vigor Marine. The Kulluk, an ice-classed semi-submersible drill rig measuring 266’ x 230’, arrived at Vigor’s Seattle yard in July, 2011. Following the work done by Vigor Marine teams, it will operate with zero discharge in the Beaufort and Chuckchi Seas.
Imtech Marine to Power Turkish Navy Vessels
Imtech Marine announces that Elkon (Istanbul), member of Imtech Marine , signed a contract for the design and supply of the complete electrical systems to power three Turkish Navy Auxiliary vessels. The vessels, consisting of one Submarine Rescue Mother Ship (MoShip) and two Rescue and Towing Ships (RATships) will be built by Istanbul Shipyard in Tuzla Turkey and are scheduled to be delivered to the Turkish Navy by mid of 2015.