Counter-piracy: BIMCO's GUARDCON Contract INTERTANKO Endorsed
INTERTANKO’s Documentary Committee endorses BIMCO's newly published standard contract for Private Armed Guards (GUARDCON). GUARDCON has now been in use for some months.
Ferry Main Propulsion Order for Finland's Steerprop
Steerprop Ltd to deliver main propulsion system for a Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ) passenger ferry to be built by Fincantieri. Steerprop Ltd. has been…
Megayacht Electro-magnetic Propulsion System a World First
The 45m megayacht project involves KaiserWerft, Franck Muller Yacht Design & Engineering and Voith. The semi displacement 45 m yacht will be fully built in Kevlar and Carbon and the (electromagnetic) propulsion is to be powered by a Diesel electric system with new electric propellers from Voith Germany, as part of the Voith Inline Propulsor System, driven by an integrated permanent magnetic (PM) synchronous ring motor.
Greek Shipowners Costamare Public Stock Offering
Owners of container ships for chartering, Costamare Inc., plans to offer 7,000,000 shares of its common stock. Members of the Konstantakopoulos family, who in the…
BAE Roll Out Giant UK Aircraft Carrier Module
In Glasgow, Scotland, workers moved out the biggest section of 'HMS Queen Elizabeth', the first of two new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy. A team of 40 moved the 11,300 tonne aft section, known as Lower Block 04, across the specially reinforced tarmac at the yard in less than three hours using 450 remote controlled transporters. “Today marks the culmination of months of hard work and preparation…
Alps Wire Rope Mourns Loss of Randy Duenn
This past weekend a dear friend and colleague, Randy Duenn, ended his battle with Prostate Cancer by passing away quietly in his sleep. Randy spent most of his career in the wire rope business starting with UNA-Anchor Wire Rope as Warehouse Manager, then Criterion Metals, and finally Alps Wire Rope Corporation as one of our key Customer Service personnel. Those who knew Randy can certainly attest to his fun loving nature and positive attitude.
Cleveland to Commission Two Cleanup Workboats
Port of Cleveland formally launching work boats for Cleveland Harbor cleanup; Two vessels to remove floating debris from river and downtown lakefront as part of Port’s environmental stewardship mission. The Port of Cleveland is holding a Commissioning Ceremony for its new custom-made boats and their crews. The sister vessels – Flotsam & Jetsam – will work in tandem to collect and remove floating debris.
Hornbeck Signs with Eastern Shipbuilding for Two OSV's
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. Signs Two Option HOSMAX310 OSV’s with Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. has announced that Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. has exercised two of its twenty-four option, 302’x64’x26’ HOSMAX310 Offshore Support Vessels. Eastern is now under contract to construct ten of these vessels for Hornbeck. The two additional option vessels are being built to the STX SV310 design from STX Marine.
IHC Merwede Lays Keel Ahead of Schedule
On Wednesday 22 August 2012 the keel-laying ceremony for the 550t pipelaying vessel for Subsea 7 took place at IHC Merwede’s yard in Krimpen aan den IJssel (The Netherlands). The keel laying was performed by Mr Rien Smallegange, Subsea 7’s Deputy Project Manager. IHC Merwede’s contract with Subsea 7 is for the design, engineering and construction of a new advanced pipelaying vessel, which will have an overall length of 146 meters, a beam of 30 meters and a Class-2 dynamic positioning system.
Ambrey Risk Open Day Sets New Marsec Standard
From ferrying company directors by taxi in and out of Hereford, to greeting others enthusiastically in the specially prepared car park, maritime security specialist, Ambrey Risk’s Open Day was a meticulously planned affair that brought over forty invited guests together in the middle of the Herefordshire countryside on probably the driest day of the year. The event at Ambreys’ Operations and Training…
Wärtsilä Awarded Order for Six Brazilian Drill Ships
Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading solutions and services provider, has been awarded the contract from Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine…
Spotlight on 'Training the Trainer'
Kongsberg Maritime simulation users gather to discuss key training topics. Student assessment and instructor training were hot topics of discussion at this year’s Kongsberg Maritime European Simulation User Conference (UC), which took place in Tønsberg, Norway, 24th – 27th September. The annual UC was this year co-hosted by Vestfold University College, which recently opened a new research park featuring several Kongsberg simulators.
Falck Nutec Boost Management Team
International health and safety training specialist, Falck Nutec, has strengthened its UK management team with the appointment of two new directors. Allison Walker steps up to director of sales and marketing, Niel Rennie has been appointed finance director and they will be supported by human resources manager Gillian Jagger who takes on a senior role within the management team. Falck Nutec operates in the oil and gas…
First AWO Members Enroll Into TSMS Transition Program
Ivy Marine opts for Baker Lyman's Sub-Chapter M Solution & CORSAIR TVR v.2. Baker, Lyman & Co announced the enrollment of the first RCP Operator into the TSMS Transition Program. Ivy Marine of Daphane, AL, a red-flag carrier, entered the program earlier this month. The enrollment signal's Ivy Marine's futhering effort to exceed their clients' safety contracting protocols as well as the impending USCG Sub-Chapter M rules, according to Ivy Marine President Steve Wilson.
LR Guidance on BWM
Ballast Water Management: Lloyd’s Register offers vessel owners and operators timely information series to help them select right technology. ‘One stop information shop’ includes an online comparison tool and a list of the available technologies. Lloyd’s Register’s new Understanding Ballast Water Management Series introduces a range of tools and technical guidance to help operators make informed decisions…
Structural Change in Coastal, Inland Shipping
Experts discuss potential solutions at the 9th ShortSea, Feeder and Inland Waterway Shipping Dialogue. Volatile freight and charter rates, high fuel prices, unemployed…
Reflex Marine Launches Service Center
Reflex Marine, producer of the industry-leading Frog and Toro personnel carriers and expert in marine personnel transfer, continues to expand its global network of Accredited Service Centres (ASCs) with the launch of its latest Center in Canada. Nord Marine Services Ltd, a supplier of marine safety equipment, has been appointed to operate the new Accredited Service Center in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland.
IMCA Publishes ROV 2011 Global Statistics
Remotely operated vehicle (ROV) statistics for 2011 have been published by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) as an information note (IMCA R 05/12). The statistics, intended to record personnel and vehicle levels, are collected twice a year in February and August. The 2011 figures show that IMCA members had fewer ROV personnel at work in 2011 than in 2010, and that ROV personnel numbers reported in August 2011 exceeded those in February 2011 by about 25%.
PLC Information Note Issued by IMCA
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) are widely used in a variety of small and large pieces of equipment on marine construction vessels, for example, cranes, winches…
Admiralty Extends Training Campaign
The UK Hydrographic Office, under the Admiralty brand, has extended its global ECDIS training campaign, which offers qualified bridge officers around the world the…