Pirates are Here to Stay Says Professor
Tom Oertling, who teaches in the Maritime Studies Program in the General Academics Department at the Galveston campus, says pirates have been around about as long as there have been ships.
Esri Joins World Ocean Council
Esri's chief scientist Dawn Wright will share her geospatial expertise with WOC's Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) and Ocean Science working groups. Esri is a world leader in GIS.
OceanGate Make Key Appointments
OceanGate Inc. OceanGate Inc., recently appointed Geoffrey Barker and Lee Thompson to serve on the Company's Board of Directors. "We are pleased to welcome Geof and Lee to our board…
Costamare Report Positive Financial Results
Mr. "During the second quarter of the year, the Company continued to deliver positive results. "In May we accepted delivery of two 1998-built, second hand vessels…
FuelTrax Alerts Crew on Bad Fuel
Marine fuel management system provides live monitoring of fuel density and alarms if it is out of range. Nautical Control Solutions, LP (NCS) has announced that the latest version of its FuelTrax Marine Fuel Management system now includes the ability to measure and monitor fuel density as it is pumped on a vessel. FuelTrax gathers and displays the mass, volume, temperature, and density of a fuel as it is being taken aboard.
This Day in Naval History - July 2
1813 - Sailing Master Elijah Mix attempts to blow up British warship Plantagenet with a torpedo near Cape Henry, Virginia. 1944 - Following 43 days of naval gunfire and air bombardment…
Once Upon A Nuclear Ship… Launched Finally
New film chronicles the life death and resurrection of historic ship. Once Upon A Nuclear Ship, a new documentary by filmmaker Thomas Michael Conner, tells the story…
Cummings, Landry Lead Effort to Save American Maritime Jobs
SEAS Act to Repeal Section 100124 of Highway Bill. U.S. Representatives Elijah E. Cummings (D, MD-07) and Jeff Landry (R, LA-03) today introduced the Saving Essential American Sailors (SEAS) Act, H.R. 6170, which would ensure American food aid is transported by American workers. The bill repeals Section 100124 of the highway bill, MAP-21. Additional original co-sponsors include Congress members Nick Rahall (D…
WHOI Selects Rapp Hydema ROV Winch
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) selected Rapp Hydema to supply an electric ROV winch. The order adds another UNOLS entry to Rapp’s backlog, including…
RPG: Authorized Turbo Repair Center for Napier Turbochargers
Large bore engine sales and service company, Resource Power Group (RPG) has received Napier Turbocharger’s authorization as a service, repair and spare parts center.
Specialist UK Unit Increases Post-Macondo Inspections
- News comes amid EU attempts to change safety rules. The UK government unit responsible for monitoring offshore safety has become increasingly active in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to international law firm Pinsent Masons. Energy specialists at the firm say that the number of inspections carried out by the Offshore Environmental Inspectorate (OEI), part of the Department of Energy and Climate Change, have increased by over 70% since 2007.
ABS NS Inks Three New Deals
Tuofo Shipping Management Limited will implement the Hull Inspection, Maintenance & Repair and Energy & Environmental modules on two of their newly built tankers. Without a current system in place, the Fujian-based company was looking for a proven solution for fleet management. Sloman Neptun, a tanker company based in Breman, Germany will utilize the Hull Inspection and Maintenance & Repair modules…
A/S Dan-Bunkering Appoints Mikkelsen as Trader
New Bunker Trader with A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd., Middelfart. Commencing from 1 July 2012, Søren Mikkelsen, 26, has been employed as Bunker Trader in A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd.'s head office in Middelfart, Denmark. Søren comes from a position with Shipping.dk Lillebælt A/S where he has been working since 2010, thus he already has a good knowledge of shipping.
BSEE Launches Oil & Gas Containment Exercise
MWCC to Deploy Capping Stack in Gulf of Mexico. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has initiated the first ever drill designed to deploy critical pieces of state-of-the-art well control equipment to the ultra-deep seabed of the Gulf of Mexico in an effort to exercise the oil and gas industry’s response to a potential subsea blowout. The multi-week exercise, launched at 8:10 am CDT and employing the Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC)…
Shipbuilders Rely On Training To Fill Crafts Jobs
With skilled craftsmen in short supply in U.S. coastal areas, many shipbuilders turn to their own, sometimes extensive, internal training. Because fewer young people are entering shipbuilding out of high school, the industry is faced with an aging workforce that will soon have to be replaced. As good jobs for shipfitters and welders go begging, industry leaders say it's way past time to spread the word about these opportunities.
Orolia Acquires Boatracs
Orolia announces the acquisition of Boatracs Inc., an information solutions provider for the maritime market. Oriola, a group specialized in positioning, navigation and GPS timing equipment and systems for critical operations has announced the acquisition of Boatracs Inc., a maritime information solutions provider for the commercial marine industry (fishing vessels, dredgers, tugs, barges, training vessels, rescue boats, oil platform service vessels, etc.).
GHENOVA Ingeniería selects AVEVA Marine
Decision follows contract win with STX Promar Shipyard for eight LPG tankers. AVEVA Marine has been selected for implementation by GHENOVA Ingeniería, an International Engineering Company. This follows the signing of a contract between GHENOVA and STX Promar Shipyard. This contract allows the detailed engineering of eight LPG tankers for Transpetro, Petrobras’ logistics and fuel transportation company.
Navios Provides Fleet Update; Announces New Charters
Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation Announces Charters for Four LR1 Product Tankers; Fleet Coverage of 98.7% for 2012 and 75.7% for 2013. Navios Maritime Acquisition…
Lloyd's Maritime Academy Celebrates First MBA Graduates
First graduates praise Lloyd’s Maritime Academy’s ground-breaking MBA in Shipping & Logistics; Limited time remains to sign up for next enrolment in industry’s only specialist distance learning MBA. The first graduates of the Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and Middlesex University MBA in Shipping & Logistics have celebrated completion of the course in July 2012 and given a ringing endorsement of this unique professional development programme.
Ultrapetrol Sells 14 Barges
Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited (Nasdaq:ULTR), an industrial transportation company serving marine transportation needs in three markets (River Business, Offshore Supply Business and Ocean Business)…