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…
US MSC Chartered 'Swift' on African Partnership Mission
Military Sealift Command-chartered High Speed Vessel 'Swift' begins week of Africa Partnership Station (APS) in Port of Douala, Cameroon. Swift's Military Detachment Officer-in-Charge Lt.Cmdr.
Offshore DLG Chartered Out by Solstad Offshore
Substantial charter agreement for Solstad's offshore Derrick Lay Barge (DLB) "Norce Endeavour" by Australia's Leighton Contractors. DLB "Norce Endeavour" will work at the Gorgon LNG Jetty and Marine Structures on Barrow Island, Western Australia. Solstad will also provide project management and engineering to support the DLB scope of works and operation from Solstad's offices in Singapore and Perth, Western Australia.
Arctic Voyage Underway for Both Shell Drillships
In the last week, both of Shell’s drill ships departed Unalaska for the Arctic. The Noble Discoverer drill rig, which made headlines when it dragged anchor and almost…
Costa Concordia Salvage: New Timeline
The stricken cruise ship will spend another winter partially submerged close off the coast of Giglio, Italy. The consortium hired to re-float and remove the 114,500-ton ship presented this month a new timeline to the Osservatorio, the entity supervising the wreck salvage operations. Originally scheduled for completion by January 2013, the removal plan has been delayed until next spring. The presentation confirmed the previously presented and shared phases of the plan.
Northern Sea Route Off to Slow Start This Summer
The expected record number of vessels using the Northern Sea Route between Europe & Asia this summer seems delayed. In course of the two first months of sailing, only nine vessels of different types have taken the journey, but if the sailing season lasts as long as it did in 2011, there might still be time to break last year’s record of 34 vessels and 820.000 tons of cargo, reports Barents Observer.
Vietnam Shipbuilding Executives Appeal Against Jail Sentences
Vinashin Shipbuilding Industry Corp. ex-officials in appeal against sentences for losses to the state budget of VND910 billion (US$43.5-million). Shipbuilding giant Vinashin…
Deepwater Drillship Off Angola Wins Accolade for Maersk
Maersk Drilling takes the first challenging step into deepwater drilling in West Africa, 'Maersk Deliverer' voted 'Rig of the Month'. Maersk Drilling has entered Angola for the first time and after only one full month in operation for Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Limited, local setup of Chevron Angola, the Mærsk Deliverer has been awarded 'Super Rig of the Month' amongst the six rigs the oil company is operating in Angola.
Denmark's Three New Frigates Terma Equipped
Terma has delivered radar, command control systems for the Danish Navy’s new fleet of frigates that are now preparing for operation. Denmark’s three new frigates in the Iver Huitfeldt-class, Iver Huitfeldt (F361), Peter Willemoes (F362), and Niels Juel (F363) have cruised together for the first time out of Denmark’s coast. Terma has delivered a number of mission-critical solutions for the Danish frigates, including the SCANTER 6000 radar.
Arctic Sea Ice Lowest in Satellite Era
National Snow & Ice Data Center reports ice appears to have broken the 2007 record daily extent. With two to three more weeks left in the melt season, sea ice continues to track below 2007 daily extents. Arctic sea ice extent fell to 4.10 million square kilometers (1.58 million square miles) on August 26, 2012. This was 70,000 square kilometers (27,000 square miles) below the September 18, 2007 daily extent of 4.17 million square kilometers (1.61 million square miles).
Ultra-deepwater Drillship Arrives Brazil From Korea
QGOG Constellation announces the arrival in Brazil waters of the ultra-deepwater drillship, 'Amaralina Star'. 'Amaralina Star' is to be operated by its subsidiary, Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás (QGOG).
Ocean Tugboat Fleet Expansion by Foss Maritime
Tug and barge operator, Foss Maritime, to build three 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…
Labor & Management Urged to Negotiate US East Coast Settlement
The National Retail Federation (NRF) say they will have to divert cargo elsewhere in a matter of days unless stand-off ends. “We understand and recognize that there…
High Voltage Sub-sea Cable Contract for ABB
ABB wins Statoil order to install high voltage power subsea cables to the 'Troll' A gas platform on the western coast of Norway. The Troll A concrete deep water structure is the world’s largest natural gas production platform, 473 meters tall and weighs 1.2 million tons; it is the tallest structure ever to be moved by mankind. The platform can produce as much as 120 million cubic meters per day; it…
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.