GPA Completes 254L AHTS Series Delivery with 54th Hull
Earlier this year, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) completed a major milestone with the delivery of the final of 54 GPA 254L AHTS vessels, also known as the Bourbon Liberty 200 series, at Zhejiang Shipyard in China. In 2006, BOURBON Offshore placed an order with GPA for the Basic Design and Contract/Regulatory Package for 26 of these identical vessels. In 2007, the order was expanded by an additional 28 vessels.
UTEC Opens New Regional HQ in Aberdeen, Scotland
UTEC has reinforced its presence in Scotland with the opening of new regional headquarters in Aberdeen. The purpose fitted building comprises over 3000 sq. ft. of modular office accommodation and 4000 sq. ft. of workshop/warehouse space, enabling further development of the range of services available to clients at home and overseas. UTEC’s Aberdeen base provides services in the North Sea and West Africa…
Thrane & Thrane Completes Sailor 900 VSAT Delivery
In partnership with PRO NAUTAS and Vizada, Thrane & Thrane has completed delivery of its sophisticated SAILOR 900 VSAT and SAILOR 500 FleetBroadband systems as part of a total communications solution for Hansa Heavy Lift’s entire fleet of 21 multipurpose heavy-lift vessels. Installation and commissioning is expected to be completed on all vessels in July 2012. Based on the Vizada XChange platform with project implementation by PRO-NAUTAS…
Sea Tow Provides Activity/Response Reports
Sea Tow Reports Increased Boating Activity and Calls for Assistance Midway Through July 4th Holiday Week. Incidents Underscore the Need to Follow Commonsense Boating Safety Guidelines.
Veka-Group Develops LNG Tankers
Veka-Group has developed three new LNG tankers, which can also be used as bunker ships. Two tankers are destined for short sea trips and/or coastal services. The third tanker, a LNG inland waterway bunker ship, is the first of its type in the world. The tanker sails almost completely on the ‘boil off’ of the load and is 100% emission-free. After the introduction of the first bi-fuel tanker in the world, the “Pioneer Knutsen”, this is again a proof of Veka-Group’s innovative power.
Fugro Offshore, Gregg Marine, Form Joint Venture
Fugro Offshore Geotechnics are specialists in marine site investigation and geo-consulting, and Gregg Marine, Inc., in seabed robotic drilling. The new J/V company…
NATO Piracy Retrospect of Past Week
On 29 June 2012 a dhow Pirate Attack Group (PAG) was disrupted at position 14 02N 051 25E approximately 145nm North West of Socotra Island. This is the same dhow which attacked a merchant vessel on 27 Jun at position 14 23N 054 38E. Pictures supplied from the merchant vessel during this recent attack led to the rapid release of this pirated dhow. Activity over the past two weeks shows that pirate activity…
Container Ship 'Rena' Salvage Update
Braemar Howells is using increasingly sophisticated equipment in its Rena clean-up operations. The observation class Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV), used to-date in locating submerged container wreckage, has been replaced by a working class version. While the observation class equipment provided the “eyes” to confirm sightings, the replacement ROV features a manipulating arm that can hook up and move scrap wreckage.
Golar LNG Wins Chile FSRU Contract
Golar LNG Ltd. Golar LNG Limited has been awarded the Gas Atacama Mejillones Seaport's FSRU Project ("Gas Atacama"). The FSRU will be moored approximately 1.6 km…
New MD for Damen Shiprepair, Brest
Mr Goris succeeds Mr André Hollander, who managed the yard (formerly known as Sobrena) from the time when Damen Shipyards Group took over its operations three months ago. Damen Shiprepair Brest employs 210 workers and operates 3 large graven dry docks of which the largest measures 420 m x 80 m. Mr Goris has vast experience in shiprepair & conversion and has been the Managing Director of Damen Shiprepair Götaverken (DSGö) in Sweden, which he has integrated in the Damen Shipyards Group.
Brief VTS Outage in Prince William Sound Coverage
Wednesday the fire alarm in the Electronics Support Detachment Valdez building was triggered indicating a potential fire in the electronics room. The Valdez Fire…
Pilot Program to Convert Drill Rigs' Power Plants to LNG
EQT Corporation has announced the launch of a pilot program to begin converting drilling rigs to liquefied natural gas (LNG), displacing the diesel used to power equipment at the well site.
UANI Calls on Korean Register to Stop Political Gamesmanship
United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) CEO, Ambassador Mark D. UANI is both concerned and certain that KR is placing the short-term profits of those that benefit from its services…
Babcock Reports Progress on UK Aircraft Carrier Construction
A further milestone has been reached in the assembly of the first of the UK’s new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers by Babcock at Rosyth, Scotland, where the massive Super Block 03 (SB03) has been moved 90 metres north to meet Lower Block 02 (LB02) in a major hydraulic skidding operation, as part of Assembly Cycle B (the second of the three assembly cycles) which has now begun. The aircraft carriers HMS Queen Elizabethand HMS Prince of Wales – by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance (ACA)…
COSCO Singapore Clarifies Recent Press Articles
The Board of directors of COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited (the “Company”) refers to the articles which appeared in The Straits Times on 30 June 2012 entitled…
Beam Communications Get Order for Chinese Fishing Boat SatCom Trials
Beam Communications receives an initial order for USD 170,000 from a China based satellite communications company. This initial order follows a commitment by the Chinese entity to undertake a short trial deploying 200 Beam Oceana 400 and Oceana 800 marine communications terminals on fishing vessels in China, using the Inmarsat FleetPhone Service. The trial will deploy 100 of the Beam Oceana 400 terminals and 100 of the Beam Oceana 800 terminals.
Icebreaker 'Urho' Machinery Renovation by Protacon
Compared to its predecessors, icebreaker Urho was at the time of its construction in 1975 an exponent of highly advanced technology and it, actually, still is part of the elite of the icebreakers in the Baltic Sea. The modernization work the icebreaker Urho will undergo is the largest ever done to the ship. It will take about four years work and will start immediately. The renovation work will concentrate in the renewal of the automation and electric systems.
UK Submarines to Get Northrop Grumman PMS
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected to supply the Platform Management System (PMS) for the Royal Navy's fifth Astute-class submarine, Anson.
USMMA Welcomes Incoming Class of 2016
274 plebe candidates take part in "Indoc Day" at the U.S. The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy welcomes its incoming Class of 2016, consisting of 274 plebe candidates representing 47 states, the District of Columbia and the three foreign countries of South Korea, Malaysia and Panama. "The new plebe candidates make up one of the most diverse classes at the Academy," said Dr. Shashi Kumar, acting superintendent at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Box Ships Gets Ship & a Credit Facility
Box Ships Inc. Box Ships Inc. a shipping company specializing in the transportation of containers, announced today that it took delivery of its ninth vessel, the OOCL China…