Rich Galuk Joins TMI
Thunderbolt Marine welcomes Rich Galuk as he joins TMI as Vice President and General Manager. Rich has worked closely with TMI over the years in his duties managing the Savannah Bar Pilots' fleet of vessels & marine surveying. Galuk's 29+ years in the marine industry also include service with the United States Coast Guard, maritime law enforcement, marine repairs, consulting and expert witness services. Rich, his wife and two children have lived in the Savannah area for 28 years.
GL Nobel Denton Expands Safety and Risk Services
GL Noble Denton has expanded its safety and risk services to the Norwegian oil and gas market through a new strategic partnership with Stavanger-based consultancy, XAFE.
WCI Presses for WRDA Passage
WCI Immediate Past President Rick Calhoun Testifies on need for WRDA Bill. Rick Calhoun, President of Cargo Carriers, a business of Cargill, Inc., and Immediate Past Chairman of Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI), testified today before the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee on “Water Resources Development Act: Growing the Economy and Protecting Public Safety.” Mr. Calhoun addressed the need for a Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)…
GLS Completes USCG Repairs
Great Lakes Shipyard Performs Emergency Repairs on USCG Aids to Navigation Barge. United States Coast Guard Cutter MOBILE BAY of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin departed Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio after completion of drydocking and repairs to the bow thruster on it 120-foot Aids to Navigation Barge. The barge was hauled out on Monday, September 17th using the Shipyard’s 770-ton Marine Travelift. The shipyard immediately removed the bow thruster and disassembled it in the shop for repairs.
Containers Salvaged From Rena Wreck Number 1000
The Braemar Howells/Unimar latest update informs recovery milestone passed, there now remain 365 containers to recover. A total of 1368 containers were onboard the Renawhen grounded on the Astrolabe Reef nearly on 5 October 2011. Braemar Operations Manager Mike Richards says the milestone was reached this week after the positive identification of more container parts hauled up from the seabed at the wreck site.
Fleet Management System Via Tablet Devices
Blue Sky Network introduces new SkyRouter Mobile Satellite Tracking & Fleet Management application. Fleet managers can now stay constantly connected to assets via…
Aircraft Carrier Training Facility Opens In UK
A training facility has been opened to prepare Royal Navy sailors to man the first of the Queen Elizabeth-Class carriers, due in 2016. The first of the 65,000-tonne carriers is currently being assembled at Babcock's dockyard in Rosyth, and will be able to take up to 40 aircraft; almost twice the capacity of the Invincible Class carriers. To keep up with the state-of-the-art technology on board sailors and engineers will be trained in a £1m building at HMS Collingwood in Fareham…
NNS Employee Gains 'Woman of Distinction' Award
Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) employee is honored with a YWCA Women of Distinction Award. Stephanie Simmons, director of Navy Program Operations, was recognized in the science and technology category at a ceremony at Christopher Newport University. In choosing the YWCA Women of Distinction Award recipients, a selection committee takes into consideration the nominees' professional and civic achievements…
Research Ship's ADVETO ECDIS-4000 Upgrade
Sweden's Adveto ECDIS-4000 system on board 'National Geographics Explorer' upgraded to fulfil IMO compliance standard. During the vessel's recent visit to Scandinavia the National Geographics Explorer was successfully upgraded with the latest software from ADVETO. The new software release has been tested and meets the standards set for ECDIS by the IHO, with particular reference to the recent IHO circular ‘Update Report on IHO Action concerning ECDIS Software Issues’.
US Naval Submarine Modules Shipped by Barge
This was the first for the program and part of the plan to increase shipment capacity in support of the U.S. Navy's two-submarines-per-year build rate. The module that comprises the torpedo room for North Dakota (SSN 784) was loaded onto the sea shuttle, which is used for the two-plus-day voyage to Electric Boat's main shipyard in Groton, Conn. Right behind it was the module containing the auxiliary machine room (AMR) for John Warner (SSN 785)…
Technip Wins Substantial Norway Offshore Contract
Technip wins a Statoil contract for fabrication, installation & tie-ins of flowlines for the Gullfaks South field development. The Gullfaks South field development…
Rolls-Royce Delivers First Permanent Magnet Tunnel Thruster
Newly-developed magnetic tunnel thruster delivered to Norway's Olymic Shipping by Rolls-Royce for its AHTS 'Olymic Octopus'. Tunnel thrusters are positioned fore and aft on a wide range of ships and provide sideways thrust for maneuvering and holding position in rough seas. The TT-PM offers numerous advantages over traditional tunnel thrusters, including a 25% increase in power output of from the same size propeller…
Vintage Gyrocompass Donated by Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman donate a Sperry Mk 14 gyrocompass & leather-bound operator's manual to HMCS Sackville Canadian Naval Memorial Trust. The vinatage gyro compass is for installation aboard the restored HMCS Sackville, a World War II-era corvette on the Halifax waterfront. The donation was presented at the Canadian Defence Security and Aerospace Exhibition Atlantic (DEFSEC) 2012, held annually in Halifax.
US East Coast Labor Contract Agreement Deadline Extended
Statement issued by Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) extends bargaining agreement period to 29, Dec. 2012. In full the statement by FMCS Director George H.
Cummins Listed Among Top 500 Energy Innovators
Cummins Inc. wins place on InformationWeek 500 list, especially for adoption of its electronic data-based Order Management Sytem (OMS). During 2011, while Cummins…
Corvus Energy Supplies Battery Pack, Systems, to 'Viking Lady'
Corvus Energy supplies world's first commercial ship with a fuel cell specially adapted for marine use. Following the success of the installation and demonstration of the fuel cell power pack on board, Viking Lady recently entered into a third project phase in which energy storage capability in the form of Corvus’ AT6500 lithium-polymer battery pack is being integrated in the power system. The lithium-polymer battery is comprised of 6.5 kWh modules…
Arctic Oil Exploration to Reverse Decline in Norwegian Production
An Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) poll reveals industry professionals see Arctic exploration as viable solution for Norway. The Industry Snapshot Poll was conducted…
ECDIS Ltd. Broadens Kelvin Hughes Partnership
UK's ECDIS Ltd., signs up with Kelvin Huges to take ECDIS Ltd MantaDigital training worldwide. The new agreement now provides access for Kelvin Hughes distributers worldwide to book Generic and Type Specific ECDIS courses directly with ECDIS Ltd for training on Kelvin Hughes MantaDigital™ software. The streamlined course booking process will ensure a more efficient training service for Kelvin Hughes customers.
Dredging Vital to US Ports, Senate Hearing Informed
Chairman American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) explains the importance of dredging to the industry & the US economy. Jerry Bridges, the American Association of Port Authorities’ Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Virginia Port Authority in his testimony informed the hearing, entitled 'Water Resources Development Act: Growing the Economy and Protecting Public Safety', of the fundamental importance of dredging to the industry.
Singapore Allows Counter-piracy Private Security Guards
The Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) issues guidance on use of privately contracted armed personnel on board its ships. The guidance is line with the…