Ballast Water Management – Angola, Africa, Rules
All vessels coming from outside Angola must follow Angolan Executive Decree 12-05, article 10 regarding ballast water management. It appears to the Angolan authority…
U.S. Warship LPD 25 Christened USS 'Somerset'
Nearly 1,800 guests attended the christening today of Huntington Ingalls Industries' ninth amphibious transport dock, Somerset (LPD 25), at the company's Avondale shipyard. LPD 25 is named to honor the courage of the passengers and crew members of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, near Shanksville in Somerset County, Pa. Mrs. Mary Jo Myers, wife of Gen. Richard Myers, U.S.
Japan Shipbuilding Orders Drop
Japanese export ship orders fell 8.5 percent in June from a year earlier, reveal figures by the Japan Ship Exporters’ Association (JSEA). Japanese export ship orders…
Technip Gets North Sea Contract
The Greater Stella Area (GSA) development is located in the North Sea, 280 kilometers East-Southeast of Aberdeen, Scotland at a water depth of approximately 90 meters.
Europe & China Offshore Wind Power Report Available
A new report looks at opportunities in the developing Sino-European offshore wind energy market. Offshore wind is the means of a reliable, intensive and abundant renewable energy.
Casualty 'MSC Flaminia' Takes Up Waiting Position
A team of firefighting experts has again boarded MSC FLAMINIA. It is as yet unsure when a one-by-one inspection of containers can commence. This inspection aims…
ICS Seeks Changes to Avoid BWTS “Chaos”
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet, has called on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to address some critical issues concerning the imminent implementation of the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention. Despite delays by governments with respect to ratification, the 2004 BWM Convention, which…
34m Boat Delivered to Rhode Island Fast Ferry
A 34m Catamaran Passenger Ferry, Ava Pearl, designed by Incat Crowther and built by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding , was delivered to Rhode Island Fast Ferry, where it will contribute to an expansion of operations. As a long-time operator of Incat Crowther ferries, Rhode Island Fast Ferry turned to Gladding Hearn and Incat Crowther to develop and build a ferry with twin engines and propellers, with a view to more efficient operation.
FMC Technologies Announces Executive Changes
FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FTI) said that Robert L. Potter has been appointed President of the company. Potter assumes this responsibility from John T. Gremp…
Post Workboats Develops Unique RIB
Post Workboats has developed a unique Tornado RIB with water jet propulsion especially for the offshore and the wind farm industry. ‘It is the first time that such a RIB has been equipped with water jets’, says entrepreneur Klaas Post. ‘And what is more it offers many important advantages. With water jets you can maneuver accurately down to the centimeter, it is perfectly safe for rescuing people from drowning and for divers.
GL conducts First Onboard Test of GL MachineryManager Prototype
GL Maritime Software, the software and systems integration unit of classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL), in cooperation with SKF, has installed the first prototype of its GL MachineryManager software onboard the CSAV Rio Blanco, a car carrier owned and managed by German shipping company F. Laeisz. GL MachineryManager is a single monitoring platform for onboard equipment, which combines visual inspection results with online and offline condition measurements…
500 Safe Days in APM Terminals Mumbai
Employees at APM Terminals Mumbai achieved 500 Safe Days, without any Lost Time Injury (LTI), setting a record at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) at Nhava Sheva. APM Terminals globally lays a lot of emphasis on Safety at terminals and the Senior Management team at The Hague is actively involved in motivating employees to practice Safety at work. At APM Terminals Mumbai, it is always SAFETY FIRST!
Piracy Pact Supports SKANReg Quality Strides
St Kitts & Nevis has become the latest of five flag state signatories to the Washington declaration condemning acts of violence against seafarers - joining Bahamas…
Moore Stephens Envisages Increased Pressure for Incipient Impairment in Shipping
Accountant and shipping industry adviser Moore Stephens says it expects to see an increase in the sort of pressure recently exerted on shipping companies by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to make disclosure when the market value of their vessels is less than their carrying value. The pressure for this type of disclosure, often referred to as ‘incipient impairment’, has been reflected in the 2011 filings of many SEC registrants.
To Russia With Love
A pair of 200-pax catamarans, “Penguin 32” and “Penguin 33”, being loaded onto heavylift vessel MV MERWEDEGRACHT at Jurong Port, Singapore. The ferries departed Singapore on 27 July for Vladivostok, where they will serve as vital support craft at the APEC 2012 Summit to be held on Russky Island, part of Vladivostok's Frunzensky district in the Peter the Great Gulf. The owner of the ferries, Penguin International Limited (www.penguin.com.sg)…
Sonardyne Appoints New Sales Agent in the US
Sonardyne Inc., Houston, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Chapman, founder of MECCO Inc., to its expanding team of sales agents in the United States. Based in Duvall, Washington, Mike has over 30 years of experience in the marine and oceanographic industries and will focus on developing Sonardyne’s business in Western North America. As part of his new role Mike is promoting Sonardyne’s 6G® product range, the latest in acoustic technology.
Expro Awarded Contract Extension in Cameroon
Leading international oilfield services company Expro is celebrating a significant contract extension with Perenco in Cameroon. The award is an extension of services…
Lloyds Register Statutory Alert:
Guidance on ECDIS for ships calling at Australian ports; Applicabilty: All owners and operators of Lloyd’s Register classed vessels trading to Australian waters. Further to Classification News No. 09/2012, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has issued Marine Notice 11/2012 – Guidance on ECDIS for ships calling at Australian ports, available on their website here. This supersedes the previous Notice 7/2012.
ABS Nautical Systems Signs Caspian Drilling Company
Caspian Drilling Company, based in Azerbaijan, will install ABS Nautical Systems’ NS5 Enterprise software on four of its drilling rigs. Three of these rigs will take advantage of the ABS Newbuild Program and the Transfer of Class Agreement Initiative (TOCA)* by implementing the Hull Inspection and Maintenance & Repair modules. A Survey Planning Document will be prepared for each of these rigs as well.
L-3 Unidyne Wins $69m Contract
L-3 Unidyne has been awarded a contract valued at over $69 million to provide life-cycle support services for U.S. Navy towed arrays, including both surface ship…