OceanWorks Contracted to Supply Spare OCB Components
OceanWorks International contracted to deliver additional seafloor nodes for CSnet International’s Offshore Communications Backbone (OCB). The OCB (Offshore Communications Backbone) subsea infrastructure, including five seafloor nodes which form the existing seafloor observatory portion of the system, was originally designed by OceanWorks International and delivered to Harris Caprock Communications (HCC) .
Lifeboat Called Out at Christening
Immediately after the UK RNLI christening ceremony the new B-class lifeboat was called to a rescue from its Calshot base. The name of a Welsh businessman was given to a lifeboat which will save lives at sea for many years to come, But as some of Calshot RNLI’s volunteer crew put the newly-named Max Walls through her paces for family and friends in front of the boathouse, they were called to assist other emergency services at an incident near Itchen Bridge.
Manning Agency Blacklisting Blights Seafarers
The Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) writes to condemn crewing agency practice of blacklisting certain seafarers. The report “Construction industry faces claims for…
Offshore Rig Helicopter Ditches, All Saved by Merchant Ship
Major Search & Rescue operation followed the North Sea helicopter crash with 19 on board. The helicopter on its way from Aberdeen to West Phoenix drilling rig ditched…
Rolls-Royce to Design, Power, Brazilian OSV's
Rolls-Royce wins a £24 million order to design & equip four platform supply vessels (PSVs) for Brazilian ship owner Bravante Group. The UT 775 SE PSVs are designed to carry deck cargo, pipes and diesel oil to and from offshore oil and gas platforms. They will be chartered by Petrobras. Bravante Group will build the vessels at their ship yard in Niteroi, Brazil, as they have done for previous orders.
Lockheed Martin Offer LCS Warships World-wide
Leveraging on its USN Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) experience, Lockheed Martin offers a Multi-Mission Combatant for navies worldwide. With two Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) currently in the U.S. Navy fleet, two more in production and two others under contract, Lockheed Martin is leveraging experience gained through the LCS program to offer a Multi-Mission Combatant for navies worldwide. The Multi-Mission Combatant is an agile, modular vessel capable of speeds in excess of 40 knots.
Long Island Coast Guard Receive New Boat
Coast Guard Station Eaton’s Neck, N.Y., receive a new 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (RB-M) rescue boat. The new boat, a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (RB-M), was issued to replace one of two aging 41-foot utility boats at the station. The RB-M is an aluminum, self-righting, high-speed, multi-mission capable boat, able to respond rapidly to Coast Guard missions, or conduct planned patrols and training. The primary roles of the RB-M are search and rescue and maritime law enforcement.
UTEC Opens New Premises in Naples, Italy
In opening a second new office and workshop facility in six months, UTEC has underlined its commitment to both the Mediterranean and African markets by relocating to a purpose built-facility in Naples, Italy. Continued sustained growth in operations, including two large geophysical and geotechnical projects in West Africa and Saudi Arabia, has led the company to move to larger premises in Pozzuoli, Naples.
New Tool at SCI
Additional simulator in SCI’s Houston Center for Maritime Education enlarges capacity for specialized assessment and training. This month, the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) completes construction of an environment tailored for one-on-one mariner skill appraisal. SCI’s new Houston simulator manufactured by Transas provides a dedicated tool for assessments, corrective action implementation and company human resource evaluations.
Port Everglades Welcomes Largest Cargo Ship in Port's History
The largest containerized cargo ship in Port Everglades’ history, equal to the size of an air craft carrier, is calling at the South Florida seaport, Monday, October 22.
Alexander to Announce Plan Wednesday at Chickamauga Lock
Will Attend Public Events This Week in Davidson, Knox and Hamilton Counties, Media Invited to Events Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander…
Seagull Covers the Distance on MLC Compliance
Norwegian maritime training specialist Seagull AS is extending its suite of Distance training packages in anticipation of the entry into force of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006) in August 2013. The Convention has been ratified by 32 countries which represent 60% of global tonnage and on entry into force it will replace 37 existing ILO maritime conventions and related recommendations adopted since 1920.
MJP Waterjets Acquires Ultra Dynamics
MJP Waterjets AB (“MJP Waterjets”) based in Österbybruk, Sweden has acquired Ultra Dynamics Ltd and Ultra Dynamics Inc (jointly referred to as “Ultra Dynamics”) based in Cheltenham, England and Columbus, Ohio, USA, with the waterjet brand UltraJet. The merger between MJP Waterjets and Ultra Dynamics creates one of the leading providers of waterjets in the world comprising a complete and complementary product range.
ClassNK First Nickel Ore Carrier Registered
The world’s largest classification society ClassNK (Chairman & President: Noboru Ueda), announced that the world’s first specialized vessel for the carriage of Nickel Ore has been built and registered to the NK class. The vessel, the Jules Garnier II, was built by Naikai Zosen Corporation and delivered to Japanese shipping major JX Shipping Co. Ltd on 19 September 2012, and is the first vessel in the…
Shenzen Pengxing Shipping Orders Fast Ferries
CoCo Yachts has announced a contract for the basic and detailed design for two (2) fast ferries type Coastal Cruiser 200. The vessels will be built by Afai Southern Shipyard in Guangzhou, P.R. China. Shenzhen Pengxing Shipping Co., Ltd. has chosen the Coastal Cruiser 200 design for it’s fuel efficiency in combination with excellent sea keeping performance. Shenzhen Pengxing Shipping Co., Ltd. will…
Aluminium Boats Australia Building Ferry
Inter-Island Boats who operate under the Cat Coco’s brand have placed an order with Aluminium Boats Australia for a One2three designed 35m catamaran, for use on their ferry runs between Male, Praslin and La Digue islands. One2three have optimised the hull to suit the additional passengers and cargo resulting in significant fuel savings over their existing fleet. The new hull has a shape that is also suitable for the offshore nature of the route…
Contrapel's Above the Water-Line Propeller System
Marine propulsion research & development company, Contrapel Ltd has released details of its new propulsion system for boats – the system set to make future boats more economical, manoeuvrable, safer, stronger and better for the environment. The high-speed propeller was invented over 170 years ago and has dominated the propulsion market ever since. Despite 60 years of development, water-jets have struggled to make significant inroads.
ABS Releases Environmental Management Software
Energy & Environmental Manager module supports regulatory compliance and operational efficiency. ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the marine and offshore industry, today announced the release of the new Energy & Environmental Manager module within NS5 Enterprise, the industry-leading asset management software suite. This module complements the ABS portfolio of services that help…
When a vessel-related accident occurs on the navigable waters of the United States, the investigation machinery starts up almost immediately. The operator, owner, or person in charge of a vessel involved in such a casualty is obliged to give the soonest practicable notification, often followed by a written report, to the local Coast Guard Sector or office. This begins a process in which livelihoods, liberty, and civil liability might all be at stake.
The need for ship-to-shore information exchange has never been greater. Lawrence Poynter product director at iOra explores the sophisticated connectivity solutions that can keep the fleet afloat. For armchair sports fans, 2012 has been a bumper summer of wall-to-wall media coverage. For naval crews, getting the latest NASCAR results, football scores or Olympic record times is more difficult – but not impossible.