Design of Volvo Ocean Yacht Race Winner Aided by Hyperworks
Altair's CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) suite was used by Italian designers [AB]structures to structurally design the Groupama Sailing Team yacht Groupama 4, winner of the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race. The yacht, skippered by Franck Cammas, claimed victory in the Volvo Ocean Race on July 9 in Galway, Ireland, after nine months and more than 37,000 nautical miles sailed around the world under the harshest conditions.
Dredge Sunk, Tugboat Capsized, in Lake Huron
There were no injuries reported, but a 500-foot diesel sheen has been reported. The accident, involving the motor vessel Arthur J., a 110-foot dredge, and the 38-foot tugboat Madison…
Shipowner's Financial Woes Strand Seafarers for Six Months
Moroccan seafarers left stranded in Spain after the ferry company they were working for ran into financial trouble have finally been repatriated after six months. The ITF (International Transport Workers Federation) initiated a solidarity campaign earlier this year after workers from the ITF-affiliated Moroccan Workers’ Union (UMT), reported their abandonment on-board Comarit-Comanav vessels in Algeciras and Sete in France.
Ulstein Designs Nominated for Innovation Awards 2012
The turbine installation vessel ‘Windlifter’, developed by Ulstein Idea Equipment Solutions and Ulstein Sea of Solutions, is suitable for single lift installations. Unlike jack-up units, the vessel is not limited by waterdepth. The installation system is a modular, mechanical system to skid turbines from the vessel onto the foundation. All components in the installation system are relatively close to deck level, improving accessibility and reducing maintenance costs.
New Caterpillar Diesel Generator Set
Caterpillar introduces C175-16 U.S. This 60 Hz package — rated at 3000 to 3100 ekW for standby and mission-critical power, 2725 to 2825 ekW at prime power and 2500…
'Don't Give up the Ship' Flag to be Presented by Perry Group
In a symbolic transfer of command, the direct descendants of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry will present Navy Rear Admiral Greg Nosal with the "Don't Give up the…
Irish Company to Supply U.S. Container Terminal Cranes
Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. has recently secured an order for a pair of high-tech Megamax cranes. The cranes have been ordered by Maher Terminals LLC for their strategically located Port of New York / New Jersey container terminal. The cranes on order for Maher Container Terminal have a waterside outreach of 61m a span of 30.48m and a landside backreach of 22.9 m. The S.W.L.
North Sea Wind Farm Review Data Published
After interviewing over 100 offshore wind experts working in the North Sea and surrounding oceans, Wind Energy Update has collated the results to give the industry the latest market data.
California SECA Regulations Upheld by Supreme Court
The Court did not provide an explanation of why it decided not to take this particular case. No further legal action is being considered. All ocean-going vessels…
Chinese Warship Anchored Off Disputed Spratly Islands
The Chinese troop and logistics ship, a Yuting class, No. 934, is armed with three heavy guns, built-in cranes, and a helipad, reports 'The Philippine Star'. The…
Golden Ocean Agrees Late Deliveries from Chinese Shipyard
The agreement is related to the two Kamsarmax vessels Golden Excellence and Golden Explorer, and the Capesize vessel Golden Nantong. Due to delay in the construction…
Jensen Designing Tenth McCallister Tugboat
Jensen Maritime Consultants, a Crowley Maritime Corporation company, recently began designing a new vessel, the Eric M. McAllister, a 5,150 horsepower, twin Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) tugboat, for McAllister Towing. This vessel, which will be built by Senesco Marine LLC of North Kingstown, R.I., will be the tenth Jensen-designed and first Tier 3 tugboat in McAllister’s fleet. The tug will be the third in a series of similar Jensen-designed McAllister tugboats…
RAN Signs to Explore Bio-fuel Use with U.S. Navy
Australia’s Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN and the US Secretary for Navy, Ray Mabus, have signed a Statement of Cooperation which recognises the potentially significant benefits research into alternative fuels can bring. It acknowledges the importance of the project, both for the environment and for national security. The RAN’s Fleet Commander, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC…
China Shipbuilder Goes Bankrupt
According to SinoShip News, the shipbuilding company Dalian Oriental Precision & Engineering was invested in by Japanese company Oriental Precision and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry.
Jaya, IHC Merwede Sign Agreement
Jaya Holdings Limited (“Jaya”) has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Jaya Shipbuilding and Engineering Pte Ltd has signed an agreement with IHC Merwede…
"Flashmob" to Support the Cruise Industry in Venice
More than 600 people responded to the appeal launched by the Cruise Venice Committee, the Association which promotes and supports the Laguna’s cruise industry. Porters, mooring, security and tourism operators of the city gathered at the passenger terminal to support the cruise industry, an excellent production sector for Venice, which has made the city Europe's main homeport. The picture shows a meaningful moment of last week’s event…
Sharbaugh Named SVP of Alfa Laval
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.
Fendercare's Rowlands Cares for Olympic Torch
On Wednesday July 4, Paul Rowlands, Marketing Executive for Fendercare Marine was given the honor of being an official Olympic Torchbearer and carrying the flame through Fakenham, Norfolk. Paul was nominated to carry the torch in recognition of his fundraising efforts, following the death of his daughter, Alice at just 15 days old in 2007. Alice was born six weeks early and with a rare liver condition, neonatal hemochromatosis, at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in September 2007.
Seaspan Selects IFS Applications to Support $8B Navy Deal
IFS North America said that Seaspan has selected IFS Applications as its Shipbuilding materials requirements planning (MRP) solution. IFS Applications was chosen because it provides a powerful project-based solution (PBS) with the ability to control cost and schedule in real-time, enhancing Seaspan’s ability to efficiently meet customer requirements. This capability will help Seaspan deliver on the…