New Warship Returns After Passing Builder HII's Sea Trials
The Ingalls-built amphibious transport dock 'Arlington' (LPD 24) returns from successful builder's sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. A test and trials team thoroughly tested LPD 24's major operational systems. More than 200 test events took place during the sea trials, including anchor handling, flight operations, ballasting and de-ballasting the well deck, and compartment air balancing. The…
Tankship Looted, Released by Pirates in Gulf of Guinea
Tankship 'Energy Centurion' has been released east of Lagos, Nigeria, after theft of 3,000 tons of oil, now heading for a safe port. An official with Golden Energy Management…
Austal High Speed Transport Ship Hoists Broom
Hoisting a broom is Navy tradition to signify a 'clean sweep' of trial events, now granted to JHSV 1 USNS Spearhead. First-in-class Joint High Speed Vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), the high-speed catamaran transport ship under construction at Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama, has successfully completed Acceptance Trials (AT) in the Gulf of Mexico. To achieve this milestone, the Navy conducted comprehensive…
Fire Safety Inspectors to Check 10,000 Ships Worldwide
Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) helps ship operators prepare for September 2012 concentrated PSC inspections. The Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) by the Paris and the Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control (PSC) will run for three months and is designed to ensure compliance with SOLAS Chapter II-2, covering fire fighting arrangements onboard ships. WSS Business Manager for Safety Products and Services Rob Chesters…
John Dane III Leaves His Mark
“The 2008 financial crash slowed the luxury business, and the new class warfare coming out of Washington has made owning a large yacht out of favor. In the more than two years since its founding…
MHI Orders Emsys for AIDA Cruise New Builds
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) of Nagasaki, Japan has ordered Emsys advanced laser emissions monitoring equipment from WR Systems, Ltd. (WRSystems) for two new-build vessels in construction for Carnival cruise line’s AIDA Cruise brand. The two 125,000-ton passenger vessels, which are the largest ever constructed for AIDA Cruises, feature many innovations that will set higher standards in vessel environmental performance.
Liberia Approves Seagull Security Training Package
Maritime Training specialist, Seagull, has secured Liberia’s approval for its unique Security training package. Liberian approval comes little more than a month…
P & I Club Identifies Dangerous Onboard Practice
The American Club has issued an urgent alert to its members about the operation of oxy-acetylene equipment without flashback arrestors. This results from a recent casualty leading to a claim and through recent survey inspections, and the club’s managers describe the use of such equipment without fitment of flashback arrestors as “extremely dangerous.” Members are encouraged to check that all such equipment on their vessels is being kept in good condition and operated safely.
Micanti Applies Thorn-D Antifouling on Tug Willem-B
Dutch BMS Towing chooses green antifouling solution. Maritime Technology Company Micanti has applied its patented non-toxic antifouling on the tug Willem-B Sr. Thorn-D is an adhesive foil with fibers that creates a textured surface. Instead of killing marine growth the textured foil is preventing it from attaching itself to the hull of a ship. Thorn-D is set to replace the generally used chemical coatings on hulls of ships.
CSL Bulkers to Receive Thordon Bearings
Nine CSL Newbuilds Eliminate oil usage with seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings. The drive for pollution free ships continues as Canadian-based ship owners, CSL Group Inc., eliminate oil from the stern tube and equip nine of their latest new builds with seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings. CSL has specified non-metallic propeller shaft bearings that use seawater rather than oil to…
Global Diving & Salvage Welcomes Ryan Smith
Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. Welcomes Ryan Smith as new Gulf Coast Region General Manager. Global Diving and Salvage, Inc., based in Seattle, WA, announces the hiring of Ryan Smith as general manager for its Gulf Coast Regional office, based in Houston, TX. In this position, Mr. Smith will be responsible for the day-to-day operations as well as the development of business opportunities. “Smith understands our unique diving personality and company philosophy…
First LNG Booking for Damen Shiprepair Brest
First LNG Booking for Damen Shiprepair Brest. Damen Shiprepair Brest (France) received her first firm booking for the drydocking, maintenance and repair of an LNG carrier. The Bonny Gas Transport-owned, 79,822 DWT ‘LNG SOKOTO’ will arrive at the yard end of August for maintenance work, including drydocking. Jos Goris, managing director of Damen Shiprepair Brest, says: “We are very pleased with this order and we expect more LNG vessel owners to follow.
Obama's Title XI Policy Challenged by AFP
American Flagship Project challenges President Obama to explain why his Administration has blocked America’s entry into the $40 billion-a-year foreign-dominated cruise sector. The Obama Administration has announced a policy prohibiting the use of its Title XI ship financing program for American flag cruise ships. World City America Inc. has devoted more than fifteen years and invested $60 million in an effort to claim for the American economy and American jobs a share of the US-driven…
Successful Shock Test For Dynatite System
The Dynatite sealing system is successfully exposed to a series of hydrostatic shock tests. The shock pressure tests up to 15 bar, were carried out under survey of American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The test started with shock pressure of 5 bar to be hold for 30 minutes, then releasing the pressure, followed by a shock pressure of 10 bar to be hold for 30 minutes, releasing the pressure and finally a shock pressure of 15 bar to be hold for 2 hours.
ClassNK Awarded New Authorization
ClassNK (Chairman and President Noboru Ueda) has announced that the Portuguese Flag Adminstration (Instituto Portuário e dos Transportes Marítimos, I.P) and ClassNK entered into an agreement on 29 August 2012. Under the agreement, the Society is now able to perform surveys and issue certificates in accordance with SOLAS, MARPOL, Load Line and other international conventions to all Portuguese flagged vessels and Madeiran flagged vessels, on behalf of those flags administrations.
Stolt-Nielsen: Stolthaven New Orleans Flooded
Stolt-Nielsen Limited : Stolthaven New Orleans Flooded following Hurricane Isaac Landfall. Stolt-Nielsen Limited (Oslo Børs: SNI) announced today that hurricane…
Port of Kiel Marketing Chief Retires
PORT OF KIEL Marketing Chief leaves the bridge; Reception marks Heinz Bachmann’s retirement . Heinz Bachmann, 64, for many years the Port of Kiel’s Marketing- and…
Will Watson joins AdvanFort as President
Maritime professional will lead the next generation of global security solutions. The AdvanFort Company today announced that maritime professional William Hughes (Will) Watson has joined the company as president. Will comes to AdvanFort from the Office of the Maritime Administrator of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) where he has been Deputy Commissioner of Maritime Affairs and Special Agent since 2009.
Drew Marine Funded to Acquire Chemring’s Rescue Division
Babson Capital provides US$12-million In subordinated debt to support Drew Marine acquisition of Chemring Marine Group’s Rescue Division. Babson Capital Management LLC…
China Navigation & Swire Offshore Join World Ocean Council
Leading Asian shipping companies China Navigation & Swire Pacific Offshore expand the global industry alliance on ocean sustainability. The China Navigation Co. Pte.