Port of Melbourne Plans Large Expansion
Premier Ted Baillieu and Minister for Ports Denis Napthine announce trade figures at the Port of Melbourne surged in the 2011-12 financial year with a 9.1 per cent…
ClassNK Bows to UANI Request to Close its Iran Office
United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) CEO, Ambassador Mark D. Last week, UANI called on ClassNK, to close its Tehran office and stop certifying Iranian entities. "We…
TSB Release Findings on St. Lawrence Seaway Accident
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) issues its report on last year's St. In summary: on 31 March 2011 at 0309 Eastern Daylight Time, the downbound vessel BBC Steinhoeft, under the conduct of a pilot, ran aground in the South Shore Canal of the St. Lawrence Seaway downstream of St. Lambert Lock. Seaway traffic remained closed for 10 hours after the grounding until the vessel was refloated by 2 assisting tugs. There were no injuries or pollution as a result of this occurrence.
EFC Group Develops RIS for Baker Hughes
Mastiff™ RIS proved successful after significant testing. Ted Littlechild, sales director at EFC Group, said: “The Mastiff™ RIS provides operators with an alternative…
North American ECA Distance Calculator Introduced by AtoBviaC
The imminent tightening of fuel control areas around the US is providing ship operators with a new set of challenges to face in the drive for cost effective operations.
Outlook for UK Offshore Oil & Gas Industry Positive
World Oil informs that industry figures in a Deloitte report documents drilling and licensing across North West Europe between April 1 and June 30, shows 18 exploration…
Russia Offers India GLONASS Deal
The Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS), which was officially launched in 1993, is a Russian counterpart to the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS). It…
Titanic ll Project Drawings Described
The Titanic II Preliminary General Arrangement Plan and Preliminary Midship Section Drawing depicts nine decks complete with first, second and third class, officer and crew accommodation as well as the insertion of a new ‘Safety Deck’. Chairman of Blue Star Line, Professor Clive Palmer, indicated the plans from Deltamarin for his shipping company Blue Star Line represent a significant milestone for the Titanic II project.
Wärtsilä Report Steady Development in First Half 2012
The second quarter marked steady progress for Wärtsilä. Our net sales grew by 6% and our profitability was 10.3%. We continue to work towards reaching our growth…
Maritime Cyber Security: Survival at Sea
What do we think of when we hear “Survival at Sea”? It usually brings up visions of a ship in a perilous situation confronting some extraordinary circumstances that might be life or death. We are now faced with an even more harrowing scenario- broaching of maritime information including specific details that might encompass company proprietary data as well as details of vessel schedules and particulars.
Dan-Bunkering Appoints Huang
Dan-Bunkering has announced that as from 1 June 2012 Sarah Huang, 29 years old, has joined the Shanghai office as Marketing Executive. Sarah Huang was born in China and moved to Denmark as a child, but is now back in China. Sarah has a background in banking. Contact details for Sarah Huang: Phone +86 21 6135 2700 Direct +86 21 6135 2703 Mobile +86 137 6455 0895 E-mail: email@example.com
Harbour Awards £5.2M Contract for Port Improvements
Aberdeen Harbour Board has awarded a £5.2m contract involving major improvements to the port entrance and for widening and deepening the navigation channel. Harbour Board chief executive, Colin Parker said: “As the centre of activity for the energy industry’s marine operations in North-west Europe, the importance of targeted investment and development has been a top priority and, with the energy industry evolving, we have worked hard to ensure we stay ahead of the game.
Autonomous Robot Maps Ship Hulls for Mines
Algorithms enable robot to navigate and view propellers and other complex structures. For years, the U.S. Navy has employed human divers, equipped with sonar cameras, to search for underwater mines attached to ship hulls. The Navy has also trained dolphins and sea lions to search for bombs on and around vessels. While animals can cover a large area in a short amount of time, they are costly to train and care for, and don’t always perform as expected.
Alfa Laval Names Sharbaugh SVP
Jeff Sharbaugh was appointed Senior Vice President, Parts and Service Division of Alfa Laval Inc. in February 2012. In this role, Sharbaugh is responsible for driving consistent profitable growth, and developing new sales opportunities for the parts and service business of Alfa Laval in the USA. His responsibilities include leading parts sales, reconditioning services, field services and technical support activities in all of Alfa Laval’s market segments.
Great Lakes Shipyard Completes Repair Contract
Great Lakes Shipyard completed repairs on the Ohio Department of Natural Resources research vessel GRANDON. In late June, ODNR awarded Great Lakes Shipyard with the contract to provide repairs to the vessel, including drydocking, blasting, painting, and electrical and lighting replacements. The R/V GRANDON is part of the Fairport Harbor Fisheries Research Station for the ODNR’s Division of Wildlife.
Odyssey: First Load of Silver Cargo From Three Miles Deep
Odyssey Marine Exploration (Nasdaq:OMEX), announced it has successfully recovered approximately 48 tons of silver bullion from a depth of approximately three miles.
Thai Shipbuilder Uses FORAN System
Oakwell says its goal is to become a reference point in the demanding world of shipbuilding and repair, with a unique combination of European standards and Asian dynamism.
Tognum & Rolls Royce Cooperate on Two Power, Propulsion, Contracts
The first delivery comprises twelve MTU 16V 4000 M63 engines destined for Camorim, the Brazilian shipping company. Twin MTU engines will be used to power Rolls-Royce propeller-rudder systems on a total of six tug boats. Each engine in this order delivers power of 2,000kW, and its value lies at some three million euros to Tognum. The tug vessels will mainly be used in offshore oil production operations carried out by Petrobas, the petroleum producer in Rio de Janeiro/Macae.
Staten Island Ferry Seeks Design Consultant
The New York City Department of Transportation (“DOT”) released an RFP (PIN – 84112SISI627) on behalf of its Ferry Division for the total design and construction…
Craig International Supplies Wins Large Contract
The oilfield procurement services company has been awarded a three year contract with BG in the North Sea worth between £3million and £4million. Under the contract…