ECDIS Model Course Revised by IMO
IMO ECDIS Model Course (1.27) revision ensures that navigators understand & can demonstrate ECDIS competency in the context of navigation. Competency in the use…
Brazil Offshore Turbine Engine Maintenance Contract for MAN
MAN Diesel & Turbo SE wins Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) contract extension for maintenance, repair & operational support of 20 MAN THM gas turbine trains. The contract extension covers four offshore platforms in the crude oil and natural gas exploration area off the north-east coast of Rio de Janeiro. The agreement spans five years and is the second extension of this service contract, which was originally signed in 2002. The value of the agreement is Euro 150 million.
ICS Applauds Key Navigational Safety Improvements
ICS Welcomes Progress by Governments to help improve Navigational safety in Malacca/Singapore Straits. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents 80% of the world merchant fleet, has welcomed the outcome of an important meeting between governments to advance navigational safety in the strategically vital Malacca and Singapore Straits, where there are about 70,000 transits by ships each year.
Side Scan Training for Law Enforcement, Government Agencies
Many public safety dive teams, police and sheriffs departments, and government agencies are acquiring side scan sonar systems to assist in their underwater search and survey operations. Side scan is the ideal tool for these operations because it produces detailed images of the underwater environment regardless of water clarity. In addition, the sonar is able to search large areas quickly, scanning several hundred feet of ocean, lake, or river bottom with each pass of the boat.
ABB to Supply Key Equipment for Russian Icebreaker
ABB wins $35 million order for next generation icebreaker in Russia’s Arctic. Integrated propulsion and electrical systems to maximize performance and energy efficiency of icebreaker expected to operate in 2 meters of ice at minus 35 degrees Celsius Zurich, Switzerland, October 1, 2012 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, recently won an order worth $35 million from the Baltic Shipyard Ltd.
New Bermuda Islands Paper and Digital Charts
Cruising sailors visiting Bermuda now have a new, up-to-date, remarkably detailed set of charts for the islands in both paper and digital format, exclusively from nv-charts, a global supplier of precision charting products for mariners. The new Bermuda chart set, Region 16.1, is the latest and most complete charting package for the navigationally-hazardous Bermuda islands to appear in many years, and…
Globe Wireless R6 for Globe iFusion Launched at Posidonia
Globe Wireless is a leading player in providing communications, operational and IT solutions to the maritime industry. Earlier this summer at Posidonia 2012 in Athens the company announced that it would launches its latest software release, R6 for Globe iFusion in July 2012; a free upgrade to all existing users. While software enhancements and upgrades are commonplace across the IT community, this one is significant for a number of reasons, according to Mark Witsaman, CTO, Globe Wireless.
Gibdock Lifts its Game for German owner
Gibdock has completed a complex containership crane refurbishment job, in a latest contract to involve a German owner. The deck crane work called for certification of strict welding procedures by Lloyd’s Register (LR), which approved all materials used. Aldebaran, a 2008-built 2785 teu capacity containership owned and managed by Reederei Horst Zeppenfeld, underwent a multi-faceted package of works at the Gibraltar-based yard.
OW Bunker to Supply Low Sulphur Fuel
Responds to increased ECA demand with launch of LSFO supply barge. OW Bunker, a global supplier and trader of marine fuel and lubricants, has announced that it will supply low sulphur 1% RMG 380cst fuel from Balboa, Panama from mid-October 2012. The move will serve to meet the growing demand from customers transiting the North American ECA zones. The company's local supply tanker, MT Star Alpha, has…
Aberdeen Engineer Rewarded for Inspiring Youngsters
A young Aberdeen engineer has been recognized for her work inspiring school pupils to take on a career in the oil & gas industry. Katy Crawford, who is employed by offshore lifting and mechanical handling services company Sparrows, has been chosen to receive the Raising the Profile of the Profession – Promoting Engineering to Primary Students award from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
OAA 2013 Are Open for Entries
Following a successful re-launch last year, the Society of Petroleum Engineers Aberdeen Section is again hosting the Offshore Achievement Awards with the support of main sponsor TAQA Bratani. This year will see the ceremony move to the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre to meet the huge demand for spaces at the event in March 2012. Over 70 entries were received for the 2012 awards, which took place at Ardoe House Hotel in Aberdeen in front of around 400 people.
Atlas Launches IMIST in New Languages
Atlas launches IMIST in three new languages to improve safety standards in growing South East Asia energy market. Atlas has announced three new translations of its IMIST program, now available in nine languages. International Minimum Industry Safety Training (IMIST) is now available in Vietnamese, Thai and Indonesian, which will support the roll out of the global standard in safety across the world.
Braemar Appoints New Finance Director
Braemar Shipping Services plc (“Braemar” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Beer as Finance Director, with effect from 15th October 2012. James Kidwell, CEO, will hand over his responsibilities as Finance Director on that date. Martin, age 50, previously spent 21 years at Uniq Plc (formerly Unigate plc), where he was Finance Director from 2002. He qualified as an accountant while with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Aker Solutions Awarded Agreement with Statoil
Aker Solutions has been awarded a four-year frame agreement from Statoil for delivering wireline tractor services on the Norwegian continental shelf. The frame agreement…
ClassNK Establishes its 100th Overseas Survey Office
ClassNK Chairman and President Noboru Ueda has announced that on 1 October 2012, 3 new overseas survey offices have opened, bringing the total number of ClassNK’s overseas survey offices over the milestone of a 100 locations. With the establishment of 3 new survey offices, ClassNK’s survey network will be ever more extended, allowing a faster dispatching of surveyors that will result in providing a better service to clients.
UK P&I: Solving 'Loss of Power' Problems
The UK P&I Club highlights sudden loss of power as a cause of claims. The UK P&I Club’s latest Risk Focus bulletin highlights the issue of sudden loss of power, a problem highlighted by incidents during and after the switching to lower sulphur fuels that are now mandated in certain coastal regions. In the bulletin, the Club highlights causes of sudden loss of power and proposes mitigating procedures that ships’ crew should adopt.
Courageous Chinese Crew Wins Inmarsat-sponsored Award
A cargo vessel operated by China Navigation Company helped rescue 246 people & wins a Lloyd's List Global Award sponsored by Inmarsat. The Amver Assisted Rescue…
Maersk Aspires to Arctic Year-round Drilling
Mærsk's oil drilling subsidiary is investing heavily in Arctic-ready drilling rigs, a move that is concerning environmental organisations. According to 'The Copenhagen…
KCF Smart Tether Helps Assess Red Sea Habitat
Submerged Recovery & Inspection Services help King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals gather marine data used near proposed oil dril sites. The company used a VideoRay Pro4 ROV to complete more than 200 kilometers (or, approximately 124 miles) of bathymetry and biotope survey transects in the Red Sea to gain a baseline assessment to see if there were any critical habitats area's in or near several proposed oil well drill sights.
Aker Solutions to Deliver Offshore Wireline Tractor Services
Aker Solutions wins a Statoil four-year frame agreement to supply wireline tractor services on the Norwegian continental shelf. The wireline tractor can push well…