Cecon ASA: Update on Davie Yard Situation
“SNC-Lavalin has made the difficult decision to cease its efforts to participate in the Davie Joint Venture. Following an extensive analysis, we concluded that this initiative did not pass the financial or business risk criteria required to proceed. SNC-Lavalin was one of the Davie J.V. partners that was planned to take part in the completion of the Cecon vessels under construction at the Davie yard.
Combat Craft: Big Value in Small Packages
Military appetite for powerful and agile smaller platforms heats up. The use of small craft by terrorist organizations and domestic terrorist cells is a worldwide threat as demonstrated by the bombing of the USNS COLE. The attack on Mumbai, India, in November of 2008, brought the danger to the forefront. Nations realized that to combat this asymmetrical small craft threat, a similar small craft defense – not replacing, but in parallel with traditional larger platforms – is required.
Russian Research Ship Readies for Float
Research ship Yantar is the lead Project 22010 oceanographic vessel developed by Almaz Central Design Bureau. The ship was laid down on July 8, 2010 on the 65-th anniversary of Yantar Shipyard and named after it. The orderer was obtained from the Russian Defense Ministry. According to the contract, the ship is to be delivered in 2013. The hull of Yantar has been completely shaped; most of general-purpose equipment, rudder propellers, and lateral thrusters have been installed.
China Deep-Dive Expedition Anchors to Avoid Typhoon
The ship, the Xiangyanghong 09, left the eastern port city of Jiangyin earlier on Sunday and travelled about 155 nautical miles to an anchorage at the mouth of the Yangtze River near Shanghai…
Korean Shipyard Delivers Vroon Asphalt-Chemical Tanker
Dutch shipowners, Vroon B.V. The vessel was constructed at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Ulsan, South Korea to ice-class requirements. Her sister vessel, Iver Brilliant, scheduled for delivery in July will be the last of 19 vessels constructed for Vroon at the Dockyard since 2005. In a ceremony held in Korea on 22 May, Iver Bright was named by Mrs Metos Delgado-van de Bospoort, wife of Mr Frans van de Bospoort, Managing Director Chemical, LPG & Product Tanker Group, DVB Bank.
U.S. Navy Looks for More Access to Vietnam Port
U.S. naval ship access into Cam Ranh Bay “is a key component of this relationship and we see a tremendous potential here for the future,” Defense Secretary Leon…
Drydocks World Cut First Steel for Shell's FLNG Module
Drydocks World has announced that Shell’s pioneering Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility – the world’s first – was initiated with a Steel Cutting ceremony of its Turret, the world’s largest – at more than 90 m in height and 30 m in diameter and weighing 11,500 tonnes. The Ceremony was attended by senior personnel from Shell, Technip, SHI and SBM Offshore. The Turret will be built as six modules at the Dubai shipyard and shipped to Samsung Heavy Industry's yard in Korea…
Alaska Alternative Planning for Tankships – USCG Criteria Compliance
American P&I Club advises the US Coast Guard (USCG) will require compliance with new Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) for certain vessels operating in Western Alaska.
Singapore Allows USN to Deploy up to 4 LCS from its Port
The Singapore military has agreed in-principle to allow the U.S. The announcement came after a meeting between Singapore’s Defense Minister Ng En Hen and U.S. Defense…
Australia's Great Barrier Reef in Danger
The news comes following a UNESCO visit to the world’s largest living structure in March. The key threats are said to include coastal development, ports and liquefied natural gas facilities…
World's First Hybrid Ferries to be Supplied with SES Equipment
These will be the world’s first hybrid diesel electric Ro Ro vehicle and passenger ferries to enter service and will be operating the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Service from spring 2013. The green technology will be incorporated throughout the ships, supplying a minimum of 20% of the energy consumed on board. SES will be fitting a full specification of electronics on the hybrid ferries including Furuno Radars and Transas ECDIS.
U.S. Interest in Arctic Asserted by Clinton
In a visit to Northern Norway U.S. Clinton’s aim was to emphasize that the U.S. is keeping its eye on the Arctic and remains very keen, according to a recent Reuters report.
Oman Shipping Invests in Counter-Piracy Measures
Equally important, he said, is the need to safeguard the company’s Omani and multinational crew, some 600 of whom are at sea at any given time. “We spend a lot of money training our people.
Subsea Construction Vessel Contract Goes to Norway's Ulstein
The newbuilding will be delivered in the first quarter of 2014 and has a value of approximately NOK 800 million. The ship of SX121 design is to be equipped with a dynamic positioning system of the highest class (DP3). The subsea construction vessel is 130 metres long and 25 metres wide with a top speed of 14.5 knots. She will be equipped with a large active heave compensated offshore crane with 250 ton capacity at 14 metres outreach and with the winch placed below deck.
Barents Sea Cargo Traffic – New Report
The report “Development of marine Russian-Norwegian trade facilities in Northern Norway” has studied the development potential for the main ports of northern Norway.
Can Google Track Warships Better than DoD?
No way, says Guy Thomas, a man who’s in a position to know because he designed the satellite on which the information giant is renting space for its latest venture…
Washington State Ferry Crew Save Passenger from Sea
Following a recent routine departure from Seattle, WA, the Washington State Ferry’s (WSF) M/V WENATCHEE was steaming across Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island. when two passengers notified the Captain that they saw a woman go overboard. Immediately, he broadcast a “Man Overboard” alert and the crew began rescue efforts. The M/V WENATCHEE’s deck crew prepared the rescue boat for immediate launch.
Maritime Safety Classic Reprinted
"Until the Sea Shall Free Them," an account of the sinking of the SS Marine Electric in 1983 and the rescue of some of its crew, is back in print after Blue Jacket press and the Naval Institute rolled press on a second printing. The book, used by maritime academies and USCG safety instructors, tells the story of how more than 30 men went into the cold waters off Virginia and how only three came back. The three men, lead by Captain Robert M.
Nautical Chart Updating – White Paper by OceanGrafix
OceanGrafix, the exclusive provider of NOAA print-on-demand (POD) nautical charts for U.S. waters, announces the availability of “The Creation of Accurate, Precise Charts: Understanding U.S.
Austal Awards Alu Design Major Contract
Alu Design & Services (Alu Design) has secured a substantial contract with Austal, a world leader in the manufacture of fast ferries and naval vessels, to provide…