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.
Workboat Engine MTU Series 4000 Upgrade by Tognum
Tognum to make upgraded MTU Series 4000 workboat engines available summer 2013. Tognum will enhance its MTU Series 4000 Ironmen workboat engines for compliance with US EPA Tier 3 emissions regulations. This latest version of the Ironmen engines is based on today’s proven MTU Series 4000 M63 long-stroke engine, which meets EPA Tier 2, IMO Tier 2 and ZKR II emissions regulations. The new generation Series 4000 M64 engine will be EPA Tier 3-compliant using only in-engine technology…
Russian Naval Exercises in Barents Sea
Northern Fleet (NF) surface ships with a nuclear submarine accomplish tactical training tasks in the Barents Sea. The exercise was held by a search/attack ship group comprising ASW corvettes Naryan-Mar and Onega. The crews practiced search for a nuclear-powered submarine and "destroyed" her by antisubmarine weapons. During the exercise, the crews have effectively performed torpedo firing and depth charge release drills…
Ship Service Provider GAC Announces Senior Appointments
The GAC Group announces key management appointments for its head office and local operations in Oman and the United Kingdom. Group Vice President for Human Resources Jan Farnelid will retire on 31 August and take on a consulting role with the Group until the end of the year. Since 2004, Jan has successfully implemented HR policies and initiatives that underline the importance of GAC’s focus on human capital as a key enabler of its expansion strategy.
FPSO US$674-million Contract for Sembcorp Subsidiary
Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiary Jurong do Brasil Prestacao de Services Ltda (JDB) awarded FPSO module contract by Tupi B.V. The contract is for the construction of…
Any Future for North Sea Oil & Gas?
Mark Goodall of Aker Solutions believes there is a future for N.Sea oil & gas despite the present focus on wind and nuclear energy power. Goodall explained that…
Nordic American Tankers Save Fuel
In a letter to shareholders Nordic American Tankers Limited Chairman & CEO pointed (amongst other things) to the fleet's fuel-saving measures. NAT has made, and is continuing to make…
Arctic Oil Exploration to be Stepped Up by Statoil
Statoil will drill nine wells during a non-stop 2013 Norwegian Barents exploration campaign. The company plans to meet development challenges here by tripling its Arctic technology research budget.
Hurricane Isaac Passed, 'Jireh' Salvage Continues
Salvage crews & coral ecologists return to Mona Island, Puerto Rico, to cut apart the grounded freighter M/V Jireh. The U.S. Coast Guard and the rest of the response crew have been working carefully to cut up portions of the ship, in order to lighten the vessel enough to refloat and remove it from the reef. Once disassembled, the removed portions of the ship are loaded onto a barge and taken to Puerto Rico for recycling.
Arctic 1,000-mile Rowing Boat Trip Ends
The 4-man American team 'Arctic Row' complete their epic voyage spanning Beaufort and Chucki Seas from Inuvik, Canada to Point Hope, Alaska. The team completed their journey at 1:46pm local time on Sunday, August 26th, 2012, having rowed more than 1,000 miles from Inuvik, Canada to Point Hope, AK over a period of 41 days. First Non-icerated boat past Barrow in 2012 -First non-stop and unsupported international row over 1000 miles in Arctic waters.
Greek Ship Management Company Gains DNV Certifications
DNV awards ISO 50001 certification & SEEEMP conformity to the Greek shipping company Arcadia Shipmanagement Co Ltd. As commercial ship operators around the world…
Telecom Provider Allies With Ocean Conservation Society
Perseus Telecom pledges support for Oceanic Society, a non-profit conservation organization that aims to preserve marine wildlife & habitats. Perseus Telecom delivers…
China to Deploy Marine Surveillance Drones
Drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are to be deployed along China's coastline to undertake remote-sensing marine surveillance. Local authorities said they…
Research Vessel Delivered by Damen for 'Silent' Operation
Damen delivers silent in operation Research Vessel ‘Simon Stevin’ to DAB Vloot, the Flemish Government fleet operator. The RV 3609 was jointly designed by Damen Shipyards Gorinchem and VLIZ, the Flemish Institute for the Sea. While hull and hot works were built at Damen Shipyards Galati (Romania), the outfitting was done by Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam (The Netherlands). The ‘Simon Stevin’ will be used offshore for scientific research on climate change…
Floating Wind Farm Starts Trial Run Off Japan
Japan’s first offshore floating wind farm begins trial operation off the coast of Goto Islands, Nagasake Prefecture. A Japan Government energy ministry spokesperson…
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.