Aker Solutions & Statoil awarded ONS Innovation Award
Aker Solutions & Statoil have been awarded the ONS Innovation Award for the Åsgard subsea gas compression system. Reservoir pressure in producing gas fields falls over time, causing gas output to decline. For production to continue and maximise recovery from the fields, gas pressure must be raised or production will cease. Until now the solution has been to install gas compressors on an existing platform, or to build a new manned compression platform.
Ulstein Bridge Vision Debuts
With the internal mandate to create better, safer and simpler solutions for ships’ crews, Ulstein introduces its patent-pending Ulstein Bridge Vision – a concept that promises major improvements for the operational centers of vessels. - a new breed of user-defined ergonomic work stations. Arne Ove Rødstøl, Product Manager Bridge in Ulstein Power & Control, explained that Ulstein engineers sought the expertise of industrial…
Chart World's ECDIS Gets U.S. Coast Guard Nod
Chart World’s eGlobe ECDIS receives type approval from the United States Coast Guard. After reviewing Chart World’s ECDIS ‘eGlobe’ the United States Coast Guard (U.S.
U.S. Coast Guard Praises ASA Member Response
Salvage Response To Damaged Ship Called "Phenomonenal" by Coast Guard . The American Salvage Association (ASA) is proud to report that a salvage operation performed…
Beam’s Anti-Piracy Maritime Communication
Beam Communications Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of World Reach Limited (ASX: WRR), announces that the satellite piracy solutions for secure communication on board a vessel will be available at the SMM show in Hamburg 4-7 of September. The systems operate with the Inmarsat or Iridium satellite networks. Of growing concerns across the globe are the deadly attacks on commercial and leisure vessels.
Nagoya, Japan joins Rickmers' Rotation
Nagoya, Japan joins Rickmers' Round-the-World Pearl String Service. As from September 2012, the port of Nagoya will be added to Rickmers-Linie’s Round-The-World…
“Maritime … Or Not?”
Here is a multiple choice question: which of the following contracts is considered to be a “maritime contract” under U.S. law? You will be forgiven if you simply tried to apply logic in answering this question and guessed that all four are maritime contracts. If you know your maritime law, however, then you should have answered that “c” and “d” are maritime contracts whereas “a” and “b” are not. Or, at least, that is the current state of the law. Why might this matter?
Brunvoll, Steerprop Deepen Cooperation
Two major propulsion system suppliers, Norway's Brunvoll AS and Finland's Steerprop Ltd. report that the companies have intensifed their cooperation in order to give their common customers; shipyards, ship owners, designers, an attractive “package” option of propulsion and maneuvering equipment. The partnership is not limited to deliveries of mechanical equipment, but also includes cooperation with delivery of control and automation systems and after sales services.
KVH to Debut New TracPhone V7-IP at SMM
In its latest initiative to advance the quality, speed, and affordability of broadband data connectivity at sea, KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq:KVHI) introduces a new onboard terminal for its mini-VSAT Broadband(SM) service, the TracPhone(R) V7-IP. Representing a new generation of enterprise-grade onboard satellite communications equipment, the TracPhone V7-IP features a robust, 3-axis, gyro-stabilized…
Incat Crowther Announces Refit of Seastreak
Incat Crowther announced the successful completion of the re-fit of the 43m Catamaran Ferry Seastreak Wall Street. Seastreak Wall Street was the third of four such vessels built by Gladding Hearn in Massachusetts, and was launched in 2003. The vessels were originally fitted with four Cummins KTA50 main engines, each producing 1424kW. The engines drove a quartet of KaMeWa A50 water jets. The original…
Poll: Arctic Will Reverse Norwegian Oil Production Decline
A poll conducted at the Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) conference in Stavanger has revealed that industry professionals see Arctic exploration as a viable solution…
German Shipyard Files for Insolvency; Buyer Sought
In recent the management of P+S WERFTEN have been involved in discussions with the representatives of the German Federal State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and the German Federal Government…
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Declare Cash Dividend
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation declare a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock. The Board approved a $0.021 per share cash dividend, to be paid on September 14…
U.S. Coast Guard Focus on Commercial Fishing Boat Safety
The Coast Guard urges commercial fishing vessel operators to undergo mandatory safety examinations prior to enforcement of new regulations. All commercial fishing…
Vietnam Submarine Launched in Russian Shipyard
Russia's Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard has launched a new Kilo-class Project 636 diesel-electric submarine for Vietnam. The submarine is the first of six ordered by Hanoi.
Low Cost Alternative to Fuel Oil on Commercial Track
Quadrise International Limited agrees with AB Orlen Lietuva to proceed with fuel manufacturing and assessment programme with Mærsk. Quadrise International Limited…
Austal Reports 2012 Revenue Up, Operating Profit Down
Shipbuilding & allied marine industries provider Austal publishes its financial report for year ended 30, June 2012. The Group operating profit after tax for the year was $11.043 million compared with the previous year of $21.890 million. Revenue has increased by $149.140 million over the previous year while operating profit before tax has decreased by $7.235 million. This year’s results reflect some of the challenges Austal faces.
Arctic Risk Management Study Released by DNV & FNI
A new study about crucial risk management issues relating to Arctic operations is released by DNV and the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI). The study concludes that…
Kongsberg HD Cameras in Chinese Mariana Trench Dive
Kongsberg Maritime’s OE14-502 HD cameras were used by China's manned deep sea submersible 'Jiaolong' in recent W. Pacific Ocean dive. The Jiaolong was equipped with two ultra deep water versions of Kongsberg Maritime OE14-502D High Definition Cameras along with an ultra deep OE14-208 Digital Stills Camera and two OE14-364 Compact Fixed Colour Cameras. The Jiaolong made a total of six dives altogether, reaching a depth of 7062 meters on its final dive.
Fresh Water Generators by Pall for New British Warship
Pall Corporation selected by BAE Systems to supply freshwater generator systems for the UK Royal Navy’s Type 45 Destroyer. The Type 45 ships are designed and built by BAE Systems and are the most advanced warships ever produced in the UK. The Pall Integrated Membrane System (IMS) freshwater generator is designed to transform any type of sea water into drinkable water. Sea trials have demonstrated that it works efficiently with the high contamination levels found in some coastal waters.