MERC BWT Testing Facility is U.S. Coast Guard Approved
Ballast water treatment system testing facility earns U.S. Coast Guard approval. The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Maritime Environmental Resource Center (MERC) has partnered with NSF International, Great Ships Initiative and Retlif Testing Laboratories to become the first U.S. Coast Guard-approved Independent Laboratory for evaluation and testing of technologies designed for treatment of ballast water on ships.
Integrated Drilling Agreement to Baker Hughes
Baker Hughes has been awarded an agreement with Statoil to provide integrated drilling services for 25 fields on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The services…
Imtech Nominated for Innovation Award
Green Technology by Imtech Marine nominated for Maritime Innovation Award 2012. The intelligent energy management system by Imtech Marine is one of the four nominees…
Intermanager: MLC Ratification Boosts Seagoing Careers
Ship and crew managers have welcomed the ratification of the Maritime Labor Convention 2006 which is set to protect the rights of millions of seafarers when it comes into force in August next year. “Establishing minimum standards for the working conditions of the world’s seafarers is essential in ensuring best practice across our industry, especially at a time when recruitment is at a low level and the industry is struggling to attract young people…
Two Navy Research Vessels Enter Construction Phase
Construction for two new research ships funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) officially got underway with a keel-laying and dedication ceremony Aug. 17 in Anacortes, Wash.
Push Is On To Declutter Gulf of Idle Iron
Nearly two years ago, the Obama Administration tightened rules for removing “idle iron” – old oil platforms and pipelines – and on plugging unused wells in the Gulf of Mexico. That September 2010 move was part of a federal crackdown on deepwater oil and gas operations following the 2010 BP spill. Since then, heavy-lift companies have continued to rid the Gulf of unused structures and other firms have positioned themselves for that work.
Thrane & Thrane’s Sailor Fleet Broadboand Chosen by Thome Ship Management
Thrane & Thrane – a Cobham plc company – has been selected to supply market-leading SAILOR FleetBroadband terminals to Thome Ship Management, an international shipping…
TWMA Appoints New HR Director
TWMA has announced the appointment of Andy Porter, HR director for the company. Mr Porter joins the company, a provider of specialised services for the international onshore and offshore oil and gas industry, as a part of its wider growth strategy, and follows expansion of the company’s services in Europe, North America, the Middle East and North Africa. This is one of several senior appointments planned as demand for TWMA’s specialised solutions continues to increase across the globe…
SOS Supports EU Anti-Piracy Efforts
Campaign supports continued EU anti-piracy operations off the Somali coast. The SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign welcomes the UK House of Lords Select Committee for External Affairs Report which contains a series of recommendations on how to curb piracy off the coast of Somalia. These include the continued use of naval warships to tackle piracy under EUNAVFOR's ongoing anti-piracy operation Operation Atalanta.
Four Nominees HME Maritime Innovation Award 2012
The nominees of the Dutch HME Maritime Innovation Award 2012 are Huisman Equipment BV, VOSTA LMG BV, Kranendonk Production Systems BV, and Imtech Marine & Offshore BV. These nominees are selected out of sixteen innovative submissions. The winner will be announced at the Maritime Awards Gala on Thursday 8 November 2012 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. On 14 September 2012 the nominated companies will clarify their new products to a jury.
Latest GEOSHIPS Vessel Secures Multimillion Pounds Worth of Contracts
GEOSHIPS Group has announced two contract wins worth a combined value of £3 million for the company’s latest vessel. Following an open day on-board the Loch Roag for potential clients, the vessel secured work in the North Sea with two new customers for GEOSHIPS. The forecasted revenue for the DP2 (dynamically positioned) multi purpose support vessel for the next 12 months is valued at nearly £10 million.
Delivery of Two Anchor Handlers to Superior Energy
Kvichak Marine Industries recently delivered two (2) 38’ Anchor Handling utility vessels to Superior Energy Services out of Houston, TX. The all-aluminum vessels are hard-chined monohulls designed by Kvichak in conjunction with Superior and fitted with a forward skeg along with forward and aft push knees, heated decks and windows, then rounded out with subsea navigation equipment plus a subsea winch.
Second RB-M C Delivered to NYPD
Kvichak Marine Industries, of Seattle, WA, recently delivered the second 44.5’ Response Boat Medium – C (RB-M C) to the New York City Police Harbor Unit. The first hull, P.O. Edward Byrne, has been in service since April 2010 providing maritime security and law enforcement along with search and rescue in the New York metropolitan area. A third vessel is currently under construction at Kvichak with delivery scheduled for late October 2012.
New Training Vessel for Kings Point
Department of Transportation Secures New Training Vessel for U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that the Department’s Maritime Administration has secured a new training vessel for the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. In an agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Academy will receive a space shuttle solid rocket booster recovery ship…
This Day in Naval History - Aug. 21
1800 - U.S. Marine Corps Band gives its first concert in Washington, D.C. 1883 - Installation of the first electric lighting on a U.S. Navy Ship completed on USS Trenton.
Stricken Container Ship to Shelter in German Waters
UK & France maritime safety authorities to send team of experts to inspect German-flagged 'MSC Flaminia' prior to English Channel transit. A fire and subsequent explosion on July 14…
Keppel Contracted to Build Floatel Semi-submersible
Keppel and Floatel sign contract for a fourth accommodation semi at US$ 315-million. Keppel FELS Limited and Floatel International Ltd (Floatel) have finalised a contract for Keppel FELS to build a new generation harsh environment accommodation semisubmersible. With delivery in early 2015, the new semi will be built to the Floatel Superior design, a DSSTM 20NS design developed by GustoMSC and Keppel FELS' Deepwater Technology Group.
Bunker Supplier Aegean Expands to Hong Kong
Greek-based Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inchas to offer oil fuel bunker supply service in Hong Kong. New York-listed interntaional bunker supplier Aegean Marine…
Norway's DOF Group Announce Offshore Charters
DOF Subsea provider of subsea services to the offshore oil & gas industry worldwide announce new vessel contracts. DOF Subsea AS has entered into a contract with Helix Well Ops for the vessel Skandi Constructor. The contract is for three year's firm with three, one year options. The contract will commence in the second quarter of 2013. Skandi Constructor is a well intervention vessel of Ulstein SX 121 design built in 2009.
LNG Carrier Owners GasLog Report Q2 2012 Results
GasLog Ltd., owner, operator & manager of liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) carriers, reports financial results for second quarter 2012. GasLog’s fleet consists of 10 wholly-owned LNG carriers…