Shell Signs New Deals with CNOOC, CNPC
Shell signed two offshore oil and gas Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) with CNOOC, and a PSC amendment with CNPC for a new development phase for the Changbei gas field in China.
Quad Propeller Propulsion
A New Option for Catamaran Workboats. In 2011, Teknicraft Design of New Zealand designed and engineered what is believed to be one of the first quad propeller propulsion systems for a catamaran hull in the U.S. Designed for a newbuild, 134-foot research vessel recently delivered to C & C Technologies, Inc. of Lafayette, LA, the propulsion system had to accommodate many multi-missioned tasks. These will include shallow water hydrographic surveys, deep water offshore surveys and AUV operations.
Law of the Sea Treaty Heads Arctic Challenges for U.S.
The melting polar icecap is presenting both opportunities and challenges for the United States and other Arctic nations, as well as other nations with interests in the region.
Vigor Industrial: A Rising Star in Shipbuilding in the Pacific Northwest & Alaska Arctic
“There is a resurgence of the marine industry in the Pacific Northwest we haven’t seen for 20 to 30 years now,” said Vince Piscitello, Vice President of Business Development for Vigor Industrial LLC. “The oil and gas industry is really new to our area,” he said, although he expects to see it grow significantly with Shell’s exploration of the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas off Alaska’s northern coast. State…
TY Offshore Launches First of Ten Tank Barges
Trinity Offshore, LLC and FMT Industries, LLC are pleased to announce the christening and launch of FMT 3242, the first of ten 297’6” x 54’ x 12’, 30,000 barrel tank barges. The festivities were held at TY Offshore’s Gulfport, Mississippi facility yesterday, July 24, 2012, and mark the first launch of what will become an entire fleet of barges. The remaining launches will follow on at thirty day intervals.
This Day in Naval History - July 25
1779 - Amphibious expedition against British in Penobscot Bay, Me. 1863 - U.S. Squadron bombards Fort Wagner, N.C. 1866 - Rank of Admiral created. David G. Farragut…
Plateena Rope Makes a Difference for India's Fishermen
A leading cordage manufacturing company in India, Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd., is a household name in the fishing community through its close bond with Indian fishermen. During extensive trials, the benefits of Dyneema® became clear when in 2011, the fishing vessel Srinivasa was trialing the new Plateena rope warp lines in heavy currents, when with a change of direction the net became stuck under a rocky surface on the seabed. The skipper gave full throttle and suddenly there was a jolt.
AIDA Cruise Ships Given Top Safety Rating by ADAC
ADAC performed independent safety tests on board 10 cruise ships in the Mediterranean. ADAC certified all the other ships that were tested, in addition to the AIDA owned ships, including those of the Costa fleet, maintained a high standard of safety, which ADAC says, confirms once more the high safety standard in the cruise industry. "We are pleased that all AIDA ships tested from the ADAC, got the top rating 'very good'.
Deepwater Well Intervention Contract for Aker Solutions
Skandi Aker, Aker's purpose-built intervention vessel will be used for deep and ultra-deep well intervention services. The agreement is valid for a period of two…
U.S. Navy Shipbuilding Costs 2013 Questioned by CBO
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analyses the Navy's fiscal year 2013 shipbuilding plan. Since 2006, CBO has performed an analysis of the Navy’s annual report…
Greek Shipowners Fined, Sentenced, for Dumping Oil Wastes
Odysea Carriers, S.A., an Athens, Greece-based shipping firm to pay $1.2 million fine & placed on three years probation. Odysea Carriers pleaded guilty recently…
Princess Cruise Lines Appoint Senior Officers for New Ship
When the new Royal Princess launches in June 2013, Captain Tony Draper will be in command of Princess Cruises ’ newest vessel, leading a senior officer team with…
MTN Commits to Intelsat Open Architecture Satellite Platform
Under a long-term agreement, MTN will leverage the first Intelsat EpicNG satellite, Intelsat 29e, to provide more than 2 gigabits of capacity for MTN's cruise and yacht customers in the Caribbean.
Marine Products Corp Reports Successful Q2 2012 Financial Results
U.S. based Marine Products Corporation release its unaudited results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. Marine Products is a leading manufacturer of fiberglass…
Britain's Latest Warship Sails to Home Port
The Royal Navy's newest Type 45 destroyer, 'HMS Defender', sails to her new home at Naval Base Portsmouth. The ship's arrival at her new base brings Defender a step closer to her first deployment. She will now undergo sea trials before being declared ready for operations in 2013. Armed with the world-leading Sea Viper missile defence system, the 7,500-tonne vessel is able to defend against multiple attacks from even the most sophisticated anti-ship missiles…
New Cranes Arrive at Seattle Container Terminal
SSA Marine & subsidiary SSA Terminals announce arrival of 3 new Super Post Panamax cranes for Terminal 18, Seattle. Together with the three Super Post Panamax cranes that arrived in December 2011, the cranes represent a $54 million investment by SSA Terminals. These are the largest cranes in the Puget Sound region, enabling Terminal 18 to service the world’s largest 18,000 TEU vessels. Each crane will have a lifting height of 146 feet and an outreach of 210 feet…
New Navigation Bridge Design by Havyard
Project Manager Svein Olav Tørresdal of Havyard Power & Systems has been heading the design and the development of this modern bridge concept, which has been done in close cooperation with the Nomek company , in Stryn, Norway. “Concept Bridge ™” is developed for all types of vessels within offshore, fishing, seismology, cargo vessels and also for passenger ships. We have spent one year developing this system and now we are finally there.
Kleven Maritime to Build LNG-powered PSV for Remøy Shipping
The vessel is to be built at Kleven Maritime’s shipyard Kleven Verft. Total contract value for Kleven is around 400 million NOK. In addition, the contract also includes an option for a further vessel of the same type. The newbuild is of the VS 4412 DF PSV type from Wärtsila Ship Design Norway. “Competition has been really hard this time, and we chose Kleven Maritime because of their long experience and competence when it comes to building LNG powered vessels.
Tankship Blaze Alongside PETRONAS Terminal Labuan
The vessel was alongside the PETRONAS Chemicals Methanol Sdn Bhd terminal in Labuan when the incident took place. The ship has 29 crew members, of which 23 are Malaysians and 6 Filipinos.
Barents Sea Rock Atlas Aids Arctic Energy Exploration
RSI, a geoscience consulting firm to the oil exploration industry, completes several late sales of its Arctic atlas. RSI recently completed several late sales of…