Paralympics Security Role for British Warship
The crew of 'HMS Bulwark' serves as hub in Portland Harbour for the security effort surrounding the Paralympic sailing events. The assault ship serves as the command and control centre for maritime security operations around Portland for the duration of the Paralympic Games. From her operations room, Bulwark directs the movements of Royal Marines raiding craft, patrol boats and civilian launches and boats…
Indonesia Ratifies IMO Protocols, Reminded of Others
Republic of Indonesia accedes to International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL Convention), Annexes III, IV, V and VI, & the International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR Convention). His Excellency Mr. T. M. Hamzah Thayeb, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to IMO (the…
Arctic Imperative Summit 2012 Attended by USCG
Arctic resources and national security perspectives deliberated at the recemt Arctic Imperative Summit. Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area, and Rear Adm.
Potential U.S. East Coast Port Strike on Agenda
Possible ports shutdown at the end of September to be addressed at upcoming Inland Port Logistics Conference informs UBM Global Trade. Current longshore labor negotiations…
Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine New Product Briefing
The company's business unit will brief on its capabilities in marine navigation & bridge control systems at upcoming SMM 2012, Hamburg. Alan Dix, managing director of Sperry Marine…
Princess Cruises Choose Name of New Liner at Keel-laying
Princess Cruises decide to name new cruise ship 'Regal Princess' as Fincantieri, Monfalcone, Italy lay the keel down. Following a traditional blessing by a priest, the ship's keel – which weighs approximately 500 tons – was moved into position by a huge crane onto the keel blocks. The computer-guided maneuver took only minutes, belying the more than 2 million man hours that will ultimately go into building the vessel.
MTN Worldwide TV Now Available to All Vessels
MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) announce MTN Worldwide TV is now available to commercial shipping, ferry, oil & gas and yacht customers. MTN Worldwide TV is the first fully-digital…
Scaldis Chooses MirTac and Star
Antwerp-based Scaldis Salvage and Marine Contractors ordered the Star fleet management system and related implementation services with Dutch company MirTac. Scaldis, well-known for amongst others the heavy-lifting/floating crane vessel Rambiz, chose MirTac after a thorough selection process with multiple suppliers. Jules Schelkens, Superintendent, says: “we were looking for an easy-to-use but complete software solution to meet our requirements for Quality…
Cecon's Stock Exchange Announcement
Cecon ASA with its subsidiary Cecon NL BV has announced a new contract award. GDF SUEZ E&P Nederland B.V. has issued a Letter of Intent to Cecon NL BV to install rigid pipelines on three projects totalling 57km, all in the Dutch Sector of the North Sea, in the first half of 2013. Cecon will execute pipeline installation with the new DP Pipelay and Heavy-Lift vessel "Sampson", delivered from shipyard after upgrading early August 2012.
Shipping and Sanctions: What You Need to Know
Economic sanctions, imposed by national and international governments for a variety of political reasons, can be snare traps for unsuspecting maritime enterprises. For the maritime industry, port calls in any nation against which sanctions have been imposed should be undertaken with caution. As this article illustrates, there are additional ways to run afoul of economic sanctions, but trading in a prohibited manner with a sanctioned nation is the most common.
Cargotec: New Offshore Electric Winch Series
Cargotec can now offer electrically-driven versions of its proven range of offshore MacGregor anchor handling/ towing winches (eAHT). "This new series of electrically-driven winches inherits the best characteristics of our proven designs," says Francis Wong, Cargotec's Sales Director for offshore winch solutions. He adds: "All our eAHTs are designed to meet the most stringent offshore standards, including those set by the Norwegian Maritime Directorate (NMD).
New Appointments Strengthen Divex Subsea Team
Divex, the international diving equipment technology company and a manufacturer and supplyer of both commercial and defense diving solutions, has made two senior appointments to support the company’s ongoing development and growth globally. As of April 2012 John Hunter was appointed Project Engineering Manager at Divex’s Global Headquarters in Westhill, Aberdeen, Scotland while in May 2012 Greg Hewitt was assigned the post of General Manager for Divex’s Asia Pacific region.
Keel Laying Ceremony for 2 GPA-Designed Research Vessels
On August 17, 2012, the keel laying and dedication ceremony for AGOR-27 and 28, the first two of a new class of advanced Oceanographic Research Vessels, took place at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) in Anacortes, WA. Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) designed this vessel during a Phase I design competition. GPA is now providing detail and production engineering for DCI throughout the construction phase.
Esvagt Aurora Braves Barents Sea
MAN GenSet engines to power standby ship in harsh climate. On 26 July 2012, Zamakona Shipyard S.A. delivered the 87 m long standby vessel ‘Esvagt Aurora’ to the ESVAGT AS company, belonging to the Danish multinational A.P. Møller-Mærsk Group. The vessel is powered by a diesel-electric set-up featuring, among others, 4 × MAN 6L21/31 engines – 1,320 kWm per engine: this is the third vessel the Bilbao-based shipyard has built for the same client.
Inchcape Opens New North American Office
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has expanded its network in North America with the opening of a new office in Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
Letter to Shareholders From NAT Chairman and CEO
Nordic American Tankers Limited CEO briefs shareholders on market conditions and invites input. I would like to update you on developments in the company and in our industry.
Relief for the Environment: LNG Hybrid Barge
Together with AIDA Cruises, Becker Marine Systems presents an environmentally-friendly solution for supplying power to cruise ships lying in port: the LNG Hybrid Barge. In close cooperation with AIDA Cruises, one of the leading cruise lines in matters of environmental technology, and partners SCHRAMM group GmbH & Co. KG, Ingo Schlüter GmbH & Co. KG, EON Hanse Wärme GmbH, Bureau Veritas as well as Gasnor AS…
Foss Maritime to Expand Ocean Tug Fleet
Tug and barge operator to build three new Arctic Class deep-sea tugs at Northwest shipyard. Responding to new oil and gas industry opportunities, Foss Maritime Company will build the first three tugs in an innovative Arctic Class of tugs, a fleet expansion that broadens its capacity to take on large projects in extreme environments. Construction on the first tug starts in early 2013 at Foss' Rainier, Ore., shipyard, work which will bring additional jobs to the growing Columbia River facility.
China Shipyard Wins Four Bulkship Orders
Jiangsu New Yangzijiang Shipbuilding has been contracted to build four 82,000 dwt bulk carrier orders for Hong Kong owner Everbright Metal. Each ship will have a…
Bay Shipbuilding GM Steps Down
America's Bay Shipbuilding Co. vice president and general manager, Gene Caldwell, has left the company for personal reasons. Caldwell’s leave was confirmed by Rachel Krummen…