USS Essex Collision Captain Removed from Command
Navy investigation reports chaos on bridge of USS Essex last spring, leading to collision with oiler Yukon. The Essex skipper’s failure to properly lead his junior bridge watch team caused what could have been an “avoidable” collision, according to the report obtained by Navy Times through a Freedom of Information Act request. The findings shed new light on the May 16 collision off the coast of California, a day before Essex returned to San Diego. For his role in the collision, Capt. Charles E.
TOP Ships Shares Fall Below NASDAQ Par
Greek-based shipowners TOP Ships Inc. announces receipt of Nasdaq notice. TOP SHIPS Inc. is engaged in the worldwide transportation of liquid and petroleum cargoes…
Offshore Carrier Design 7400 Launched by Damen
Damen Offshore Carrier (DOC) 7500 design introduced: a smaller heavy transport, offshore installation & ro-ro platform. Damen developed the new vessel in cooperation with Singapore based heavy lift transport specialist Hans van Mameren, managing director of Ha-Ce Engineering Pte Ltd.. The DOC has an endurance of 65 days, a large, flat and unobstructed deck of 2,300 m², a deck strength of 20 t/m² and is highly fuel-efficient.
Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Appoint Senior Executive
Northrop Grumman names Teri G. Marconi Vice President & General Manager of Naval and Marine Systems Division. In her new position, Marconi will have executive responsibility for all naval and marine systems programs within Northrop Grumman's Baltimore-based Electronic Systems sector, including operations in Annapolis and Sykesville, Md.; Charlottesville, Va.; Sunnyvale, Calif.; Bethpage, N.Y.; Ocean Springs, Miss.; Harvey, La.; Kings Bay, Ga.; and New Malden, U.K.
Transas Develops Sim Model of World’s Largest Bulk Carrier
Transas Marine has developed a ship model of a 400,000 DWT Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC), the largest bulk carrier in the world. The model was developed for Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM).
Z-Tech 6500 Class Terminal/Assist Tug for ICDAS
The Z-Tech 6500, ICDAS 19 has been successfully delivered to ICDAS Port Operations, by sister company, ICDAS Shipyards. This vessel was conceived, constructed and will be operated entirely in house under the parent company; ICDAS Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim A.S, in Turkey. The Z-Tech 6500 is a unique Class of ship-handling tug designed to provide a combination of the superior handling characteristics of an ASD tug with that of a Z-drive tractor.
ACP Adopts Green Building Policy
The ACP guideline launches environmentally sustainable practices. The Panama Canal will implement more sound “Green Building” practices with regards to future constructions in order to improve compatibility with the environment. Green Construction, also known as Sustainable Building, refers to designing building structures using processes and materials that are environmentally responsible and efficient during the life cycle of the building.
Finance: Love on the Rocks
Ain’t love grand? There’s the courtship phase: the wine, the roses, the proposal; the blood tests come back approved by the credit committee . . . finally the borrower…
Tognum Upgrades MTU Series 2000 Yacht Engines
Tognum said it will develop its MTU Series 2000 yacht engines for compliance with US EPA Tier 3 Recreational and IMO Tier III emissions regulations. The new Series 2000 M96 engines will be able to cover outputs up to 2,600 bhp (1,940 kW), at the same time complying with IMO Tier II and EPA Tier 3 regulations using in-engine technology only. Compliance with IMO Tier III will be possible with SCR exhaust gas aftertreatment.
Krill Installations on NOAA Vessels Complete
Krill Systems Inc., a provider in advanced Vessel Fuel Measurement and Monitoring Systems (VFMMS), is pleased to announce successful installation and sea trial of…
Barloworld Logistics Ramping Up Middle East Ops
Middle East contract logistics market to sustain 6.9 percent average growth to reach over USD 3.7 billion in 2015; Barloworld Logistics intensifies growth plans in Middle East, anchored on integrated smart supply chain solutions. Barloworld Logistics, a provider of logistics and supply chain management solutions, has announced that it is intensifying its growth plans in the Middle East as the region’s…
Baker Lyman Taps TBS for RCP-TSMS Transition Plan
Baker, Lyman & Co. announced the appointment of Tug & Barge Solutions, LLC (TBS) as the lead implementation manager for Baker Lyman’s signature “RCP-TSMS Model Transition Plan”. The USCG’s proposed Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) has received much industry attention since the release of the Sub-Chapter M Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in August, 2011. Baker Lyman’s “RCP-TSMS Model Transition…
Liberia Welcomes MLC Code; Trains Inspectors
THE Liberian Registry has welcomed ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) and has reinforced its role as a world leader in maritime safety and seafarer welfare by further strengthening its team of flag state inspectors qualified to undertake MLC 2006 inspections. Following recent ratification by Russia and the Philippines, MLC 2006 is set to enter into force in 2013. Liberia was the first country to ratify MLC 2006…
Sail Design for Commercial Ships Completed
Eco Marine Power completes EnergySail design. Japan's Eco Marine Power Co. Ltd. announce that it has completed the high level design for its innovative rigid sail known as the EnergySail, a revolutionary device that will allow ships to harness the power of the wind and sun in order to reduce fuel costs plus lower noxious gas and carbon emissions. The EnergySail (patent pending) is unlike any other…
MTU Series 2000 Yacht Engine Development
Tognum is to develop its MTU Series 2000 yacht engines to meet forthcoming exhaust gas emission regulations. Tognum is to develop its MTU Series 2000 yacht engines for compliance with US EPA Tier 3 Recreational and IMO Tier III emissions regulations. The new Series 2000 M96 engines will be able to cover outputs up to 2,600 bhp (1,940 kW), at the same time complying with IMO Tier II and EPA Tier 3 regulations using in-engine technology only.
APM Terminals Accommodate Callao Fishing Industry
APM Terminals to grant USD$3-million for development of a new modern commercial fishing terminal at the Port of Callao, Peru. The local fishing industry had been…
Aker Solutions to Supply Six Jurong Shipyard Drillships
Aker Solutions wins contract to supply drilling equipment packages for a series of six deepwater drillships for the Brazilian market. The six new vessels will be…
Two More Bulk Carriers Delivered by COSCO Shipyards
COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited announce deliveries from its Chinese subsidiary Dalian & Guandong shipyards. COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Co., Ltd has delivered one bulk carrier…
Derelict MSC Flaminia Latest News
Vessel has been towed closer to the UK coast, but adverse weather prevents boarding of safety experts. MSC FLAMINIA and its accompanying tug boats FAIRMOUNT EXPEDITION (Fairmount Marine) and ANGLIAN SOVEREIGN (L.P. Knight) have arrived on the southwestern coast of the UK. The planned safety inspection [regarding pernission to pass through the English Channel & other European waters en route towards Wilhelmshaven…
Transnet South Africa to Invest Heavily in Logistics Infrastructure
Breakbulk's first Africa conference discusses challenges, opportunities in moving breakbuld & heavy-lift cargo in & out of Africa. South Africa's national transport…