Rolls-Royce Marine Gas Engines: U.S. EPA Approval
Rolls-Royce said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved for sale in the U.S. market its marine gas engine designed to improve fuel efficiency, cut harmful methane emissions and meet international environmental standards set to take effect in 2016. “This Certificate of Conformity by the EPA for our latest gas engine is good news for the US marine industry because LNG as a vessel fuel is indisputably the best long-term solution for ship owners…
Raytheon Anschütz Steering Gear Control for Carnival
Germany’s Raytheon Anschütz won a contract to supply NautoSteer Advanced Steering Gear Control Systems to two prototype cruise ships being built at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard for Carnival Corporation. The new ships will operate under their Princess Cruises brand, and at 141,000 gt and with a capacity of 3,600 passengers, the ships will be the flagships in the Princess fleet and the largest ships ever built at Fincantieri.
CAT Debuts C175-16 in Germany
On the occasion of SMM 2012, Caterpillar Marine launched new diesel, dual fuel and gas engines. The C175-16 from Caterpillar is the first Cat engine with core ACERT Technology, designed and built from the ground up, according to Robert Hallengren, Marine Products Director, Caterpillar Marine Power Systems. It offers maximum performance along with EPA Marine Tier 3 and IMO Tier II emissions compliance with no after treatment, and is positioned to comply with EPA Tier 4 and IMO Tier III rules.
Aker Solutions Increases Fabrication Capacity
Aker Solutions has acquired a fabrication facility in Sandnessjøen, Norway, to increase its fabrication capacity in the Norwegian Sea and further north. The purchase…
Hapag-Lloyd Choses International Paint
Hapag-Lloyd has again chosen coatings from International Paint, this time for the ‘Hamburg Express’, the first of a new class of 10 container ship newbuildings from Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. At 13,200 TEU the ‘Hamburg Express’ is Hapag-Lloyd’s largest ship to date. All 10 units in the ‘Hamburg Express’ class are designed to support Hapag-Lloyd’s commitment to efficiency and sustainability by setting the very highest performance and environmental standards…
Liquid Robotics Hires Gysin
Liquid Robotics hires key Silicon Valley sales executive to fuel next stage of growth, Gary Gysin to lead global sales and services. Liquid Robotics, an ocean data service provider and developer of the Wave Glider, the first wave powered autonomous marine robot, has announced Gary Gysin has joined the Company as executive vice president of global sales and services. In this position, Gary will build…
'Rena' Grounding Owners Fined
Daina Shipping fined $300,000 in NZ Court for discharge of harmful substances following grounding of the ship Oct. 2011. “The guilty plea by the owners has led to this case being resolved in a timely fashion and that is to be welcomed,” MNZ Director Keith Manch said. “The completion of this prosecution marks another step in the response to the grounding of the Rena. Daina Shipping Co. was charged under sections 338(1B) and 15B of the Resource Management Act 199…
Rio Tinto Marine Registers Another Ship in UK
'RTM Cook', built at Hanjin Heavy Industries in Subic Bay, Philippines, first of eight new RTM bulkers to fly the Red Ensign. Rio Tinto Marine provides services to the Rio Tinto Group to ensure that maximum efficiency is achieved in all of their mine-to-market supply chains, a critical aspect of Rio Tinto's mining business. In 2011 they shipped 160 million tonnes of dry bulk cargo and accounted for nearly 100,000 container movements.
Distance Training on Maritime Labour Convention
Norwegian trainers Seagull extend courses in preparation for the August 2013 introduction of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC). The Convention has been ratified…
China Shipyard Delivers Bulk Carrier
The 47, 500 dwt bulk carrier 'You Hao 1' delivered by China Shipping Industry (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. (CICJS). The bulk carrier for Shanghai Friendship Shipping was the first to be built by this shipbuilder and was delivered at the No.1 outfitting quay of CIC Changxing shipyard. The ceremony was hosted by Mr. Wang Yiling, the Executive Director of CICJS. The Secretary of the Party Committee of China Shipping Industry (CIC) Zhang Yibing extended a welcome address and Mr.
IMO's 'London Convention' Celebrates Anniversary
Key international marine environment protection convention celebrates 40 years of progress. The use of the world’s oceans as a dumping ground for harmful wastes…
US Coast Guard's 'Stop & Search' Power Incontestable
The USCG is America's only armed service with responsibility & authority for direct law enforcement action, on land police officers must meet 'reasonable suspicion' requirement.
Crowley Christen First Two Ocean-class Tugboats
Crowley Maritime Corporation christen 'Ocean Wave' & 'Ocean Wind' built at Bollinger Shipyards, based in Amelia, La. USA. The new tugboats were designed by Crowley subsidiary Jensen Maritime located in New Orleans. At 146 and 156 feet in length, and with a minimum bollard pull of 150 metric tons, Crowley’s new ocean class tugs will be outfitted for long-range, high-capacity ocean towing, rig moves…
Floating Solar Field Concept Unveiled by DNV
DNV has developed SUNdy, a large-scale offshore solar field concept that aims to help countries seeking alternative energy sources. The core feature of the concept is a hexagonal array which floats on the sea surface. A collection of these arrays, totaling 4,200 solar panels, forms a solar island the size of a large football stadium, capable of generating 2 MW of power. Multiple islands connected together make up a solar field of 50 MW or more, producing enough electricity for 30,000 people.
'Costa Concordia' Owners Put Their Side
Costa Crociere issue a statement with their point of view regarding the recent hearings in Grosseto on the loss of the cruise ship. The Costa Concordia owners drew attention to the following points, which are condensed here. The company's Crisis Unit was promptly convened but was unable to provide the necessary support to the ship, due to the speed with which the ship sank. It did however provide logistic support to passengers and crew members ashore.
UK Giant Offshore Wind Farm Cable Installation Complete
Array cable installation completed at London Array by a small fleet of specialised vessels. Six days after the final foundation was installed at London Array the project has achieved another milestone – all array cables have now been installed at the offshore site. The installation of the last array cable was completed recently by the Normand Flower. Altogether, 187 cables have been installed by a combination of vessels – Jan Steen, Stemat 82, Stemat Oslo, Normand Flower and the Pontra Maris.
New Zero-emission Yacht Tender From Italy's Green Yachts
The new zero-emission tender is constructed in composite materials with wood structures & is powered by an electric outboard. The special propulsion system allows the tender to be easily stored in garages or on the swimming platforms of yachts. With its electric engine the tender can cruise for over 1 hour at cruising speed and 20 minutes at full speed with 3 person onboard. An additional powerpack will further increase the range of the tender.