Time Charters for Two Global Ship Lease Containerships
Global Ship Lease, Inc. signs new time charters with CMA CGM for two 4,113 TEU containerships. $9,962 per vessel per day, commencing upon expiration of the current…
Ship Unloader Signals Start of Richards Bay Improvements
Arrival of a pneumatic ship unloader at Richards Bay, South Africa, bulk terminal marks start of equipment renewal project. Port operator Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has earmarked the biggest slice of its R33-billion budget over the next seven years for new equipment acquisition projects at Richards Bay, the country’s largest bulk export facility. The arrival of one of the terminal’s largest assets…
Somali Piracy Declines, Gulf of Guinea Attacks Increase
The number of pirate attacks has fallen sharply in the first half of 2012, led by a drop in Somali piracy, but the report warns that these numbers were offset by…
Rough Weather Legal Claim Against Cruise Line
Holidaymakers who say they endured a nightmare voyage across the Atlantic when their cruise ship was lashed by high winds have taken their compensation claims to the High Court.
Inaugural Cruise Ship VSAT System Applauded
MTN Satellite Communications & Wireless Maritime Services (WMS) outfits 'Carnival Breeze' with integrated voice & data communications. Services provided enable users to access information from any mobile device from anywhere on the ship while at sea. During her first month in service Carnival Breeze leveraged the telecommunications expertise of MTN and WMS to deliver a "shore-side" experience to more than 4,000 passengers and nearly 1,800 crew members on each sailing.
Will Low-sulphur Fuel be Sufficiently Available Asks ICS
The International Chamber of Shipping calls on IMO to speed up study of global availability of low-sulphur ship's bunkers. ICS has been expressing concern for some…
Vietnam War-era Swift-class Patrol Boat to be Restored
Maritime Museum of San Diego acquires Vietnam war-era vessel for restoratation, appeals for donations. The Maritime Museum of San Diego announces the acquisition of a Vietnam War-era Swift Boat from the Republic of Malta for renovation and permanent display in San Diego. Formally called Patrol Craft Fast (PCF), the United States Navy’s PCFs were first put into service in 1965 when American sailors…
JRC ECDIS Models Update with Admiralty Info. Overlay
A software update now makes the Admiralty Information overlay available on all current JRC ECDIS models. The Admiralty Information Overlay, a free service to Admiralty Vector Chart Service customers…
Submarine Sinks Ship During RIMPAC Exercises
Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) submarine 'HMAS Farncomb' sinks target ship, the 12,106-tonne former 'USNS Kilauea' off Hawaii. Farncomb, a Collins Class submarine, fired one Mark 48 Torpedo and achieved a hit just below the bridge of the ship as part of a sinking exercise, or “SINKEX,” at Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012. The former USNS Kilauea broke into two parts and sank about 40 minutes later.
Technip Charters New-build Offshore Construction Vessel
Technip enters a long-term charter agreement with North Sea Shipping for a 2014 new-build offshore construction vessel to be built at Bergen Group BMV AS in Bergen, Norway, and delivered in 2014.
Latest on MSC Flaminia Salvage
The owners inform that firefighting tugboat Fairmount Expedition owned by Fairmount Marine has begun to tow MSC Flaminia towards Europe. Simultaneously, firefighting tugboat Anglian Sovereign (L.P. Knight) continues to cool the fire. The tugboat Carlo Magno (Augustea S.A.) accompanies the group on standby. The container ship's own firefighting system is especially cooling the area in front of the superstructure.
Shipowners Prefer Korean Rather Than Chinese Shipyards
According to a Gibson market report, quoted by KOMEC-Korea, as many as half of China's shipbuilders are likely to go out of business over the next two to three years.
Northrop Grumman Delivers Automatic AIS to Coast Guard
Northrop Grumman Corporation has completed core capability development of the Nationwide Automatic Identification System (AIS) and delivered it to the U.S. Coast…
Cavotec Wins Major Container Terminal Cable Reel Order
Cavotec wins major cable reel order for Sri Lanka container port. Cavotec has won a substantial order for power and spreader cable reels for ship-to shore (STS)…
Asia Pacific Safety Agencies Forum Meets in Vietnam
More than 70 high level participants from across the Asia-Pacific region attended the meeting along with the IMO, IALA and ReCAAP (a regional forum to combat piracy). Australia's delegation was led by Australian Maritime Safety Authority's (AMSA) CEO, Graham Peachey, who provided a presentation to the meeting on technical cooperation, the Maritime Labour Convention and search and rescue. The benefits…
Fincantieri Celebrate Anniversary Building of World's Fastest Motor Yacht
The monohull, built in 1991 in less than a year by Fincantieri, sailed 3,106 nautical miles without refueling, from Ambrose Light, New York to Bishop Rock lightship on the Scilly Isles, England, in 58 hours at an average speed of 53 knots (reaching peaks of 70), and won once more the Blue Riband which in 1933 had been awarded to the legendary transatlantic liner, the Rex. Built at the shipyards of Muggiano and Riva Trigoso…
Ocean Safety Promotes Business Development Manager
The UK’s largest independent marine safety equipment supplier, Ocean Safety, has made a key promotion with the appointment of Mandy Boughton as Business Development Manager. Mandy will take on the role, newly created in response to the company’s continued growth, of developing new business and assisting the Sales Director in future strategy and policies across the market sectors. With a BSC in Yacht Manufacturing and Surveying Mandy has worked in the marine industry for 20 years.
Graig Takes Delivery of First of Handysize Pair
Cardiff-based Graig Group has taken delivery of the 35,000 dwt handysize bulk carrier Graig Cardiff, the first of two Seahorse 35 class vessels building for Graig and partners at Jiangdong Shipyard, Wu Hu, China. The Graig Cardiff is entered into the Lauritzen Bulkers pool and is currently on her maiden voyage from Shanghai to Argentina. Her sister vessel, the Graig Rotterdam, is due for delivery later this year.
Rolls-Royce to Power New Cruise Ferries
Rolls-Royce signed a contract with ship owner Fjord Line A/S to install LNG based power and propulsion systems in two cruise ferries being built at the Bergen Group Fosen AS yard in Norway. Each vessel will be equipped with four gas engines, powering a highly efficient Promas integrated rudder and propeller propulsion system. The gas-only fuelled engines will reduce Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions by about 90 percent while Sulphur Oxide (SOx) and particulates emissions will be negligible.
Resolve Engineering Announces Launches of Two New Vessels
RESOLVE Engineering Group, LLC has announced the launch of two of the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm’s latest design and construction support jobs. The American Phoenix, a 616’ x 105’ chemical tanker was built by BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards, Alabama for owner Mid-Ocean Tanker Company LLC of South Norwalk, CT. RESOLVE provided construction support for the owner during final outfitting and completion of the American Phoenix 49…