This Day in Naval History - July 03
1898 - At Battle of Santiago, Cuba, Rear Adm. Sampson's squadron destroys Spanish fleet. 1950 - USS Valley Forge (CV 45) and HMS Triumph participate in first carrier action of Korean Conflict.
Successful New Design ROV Testing in Atlantic Ocean
The first pressure-tolerant ROV successfully tested in the deep Atlantic. In early May 2012, a new pressure-tolerant ROV named Erno2, designed by Enitech GmbH (Rostock…
Thales, ASV Develop Unmanned Minewarfare Vehicle
Thales UK has signed a contract with Autonomous Surface Vehicles Ltd (ASV Ltd) to develop a re-configurable Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) to meet the challenges of future off-board Mine Countermeasures (MCM) operations. The low signature USV, which is 11.5m in length and 3.6m in beam, will have a maximum speed of around 25 knots. The vehicle is now under construction and will be undergoing acceptance trials later this year.
Fairmount Delivers drillship Peregrine 1 to Singapore
Fairmount Marine’s tug Fairmount Sherpa has delivered drillship Peregrine 1 safely in Singapore. The Peregrine 1 was towed to from Salvador in Brazil to Singapore. For this job the Fairmount Sherpa was mobilized from Rio de Janeiro where the tug had delivered rig ODN TAY IV. Upon arrival in Salvador the Fairmount team prepared the Peregrine 1 for towage. After these preparations Fairmount Sherpa commenced the towage of Peregrine 1 across the Atlantic Ocean…
Ocean Craft Introduces New Multi-Mission Hull
Ocean Craft Marine Unveils a New High–Performance, Vessel Interdiction and Boarding Team Delivery Craft. Ocean Craft Marine unveiled their new brand of boats and new high-performance Vessel Interdiction and Boarding-Team Delivery Craft (VI-BTD) last week at the High-Performance Craft Expo (HiPer Craft) 2012 in Norfolk, Virginia. These unique high-performance boats were specially designed for elite law-enforcement and military mariners.
Bureau Veritas Launches Wind Farm Service Ships Guidance
International classification society Bureau Veritas has published guidance for designers and builders of Wind Farm Service Ships. Maxime Pachot, offshore service vessel manager at Bureau Veritas, says, “Although some of the existing Offshore Service Vessel fleet can perform the tasks necessary for developing and maintaining offshore wind farms, we see an increasing need for specialist craft. These will include specialised vessels for servicing offshore wind farms.
BMT ARGOSS Secures DNV Accreditation for PC REMBRANDT
BMT ARGOSS has announced that its marine manoeuvring simulator, PC REMBRANDT has been granted DNV accreditation in accordance with Class S- Standard for Certification of Maritime Simulators No. 2.14 January 2011. The purpose of the standard is to ensure that the simulations provided by the simulator include an appropriate level of physical and behavioural realism in accordance with recognised training and assessment objectives.
OW Bunker Strengthens Presence in Taiwan
OW Bunker, a supplier and trader of marine fuel, announced on July 3, 2012 that it has opened a new representative office in Taiwan. OW Bunker's new office in Taipei will be managed by Mr. Victor Huang, who has over 16 years of experience across the shipping industry. He joins the group from his previous position with NYK Taiwan. Mr Huang, who holds degrees in both Maritime Transportation and Maritime Law…
Egyptian MTC Selects Paramarine Design Software
Paramarine advanced marine design software, developed by QinetiQ GRC, has been selected by the Egyptian Military Technical College (MTC) to support the teaching of ship and submarine design.
Phil Cowan Returns to Moore Stephens
Corporate finance specialist Phil Cowan has returned to shipping accountant and consultant Moore Stephens as Head of Corporate Finance. Formerly Group CFO of V.Group Limited and Chairman of V.Ships Capital, Cowan has first-hand experience of ship management, marine services, shipbroking and ship finance, and represented shipowners and investors in a number of shipping asset investments, structuring equity and debt finance.
Arctech Starts Arctic Offshore Vessel Assembly
The hull assembly of arctic offshore vessel NB 507 was started at the Keel Laying Ceremony at Helsinki Shipyard 3 July 2012. The ship is the sister vessel of NB 506 that was launched on Saturday 30 June. The offshore vessels are being built for Russian Shipping Company Sovcomflot and they will be delivered in spring 2013. The Keel laying at Helsinki Shipyard followed old traditions. The first block of 260 tonnes, that was set on the keel, has been manufactured and outfitted in Helsinki.
U.S. Transport Command Issues Multiple Awards
- Maersk Line, Ltd., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $2,100,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity fixed-price contract for international ocean and intermodal distribution services.
Noreq Cranes for Offshore Wind Farms
Noreq’s Danish subsidiary, NoreqActa, has been awarded the contract for 108 pieces WTPC’s (Wind Turbine Platform Cranes) to be placed on the West of Duddon Sands (WODS) offshore wind farm. The West of Duddon Sands wind farm is a joint venture between Scottish Power Renewables and Danish company DONG Energy. The total capacity of the farm after start up will be 389 MW. West of Duddon Sands is located next to two other offshore wind farms by DONG Energy…
The Hearsay Portal: part 1 of 2
Dr. Jim Giermanski (Chairman, Powers Global Holdings, Inc.) and Chris Giermanski (Director of International Operations, Transportation Services, Inc.) weigh in on the balance between facilitating trade and guaranteeing cargo identity and quantity - and what CPB needs to do to achieve just that. Modernizing the flow of Customs data and improving security began many years ago. One aspect of this modernization…
CA Ocean-Going Vessel Fuel Regulation Marine Notice (2012-1)
The California Air Resources Board staff has issued an advisory (Marine Notice 2012-1) regarding upcoming changes in the vessel fuel sulfur requirements beginning August 1, 2012.
First Contracts for Innovative Bulk Carrier Design
Deltamarin said that it entered into a contract with CSSC/Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard Co. Ltd. (China) for the design of B.Delta25 bulk carriers, the first contract for the 28,000 dwt bulk carrier.
Drewry’s: Container Freight Rates Headed Higher
The recent successful implementation of significant rate restoration initiatives by carriers in the core east-west trade lanes means that most are now operating above break-even.
Hyundai Heavy Wins US$ 1.2-billion Order
The containerships, measuring 368 m in length, 51 m in width, and 29.9 m in depth, are scheduled to be delivered from the second half of 2013 to the second half of 2014.
Thailand Port Expansion Opposed by Residents
The move comes after the Transport Ministry proposed a 120-billion-baht (US$ 3.7-billion) project over seven years to expand the busy Chon Buri port. The port has undergone two development phases…
China Operating Region Set Up by Integraph
Intergraph® Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) has created a new world industry region: Greater China. It will be the division’s fourth region because of its size, success…