Austal Officially Opens Navy Administration Building
Navy to occupy new office space by the end of October. This morning over 30 distinguished guests joined Austal and the Navy in celebrating the official opening of the new Navy Administration Building with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The guests were welcomed by Austal USA’s Senior Vice President of Operations, Craig Perciavalle. Other event participants included: Brian Leathers - Austal USA Interim President and CFO, Capt. Stephen W.
Statoil: Transaction to Realize Value and Secure Growth
Statoil ASA (OSE: STL, NYSE: STO) has signed an agreement to exit the Brage licences, farm down in Gjøa and Vega and acquire a 15 % stake in the Edvard Grieg licence…
Wärtsilä Launches Efficient New Aframax Tanker Design
Wärtsilä, a marine industry's solutions and services provider, has launched a new, highly efficient Aframax tanker design that offers solutions for current and forthcoming emissions legislation.
Tidal Transit Grows as Wind Energy Soars
Leo Hambro, Commercial Director of Tidal Transit, has announced that the company has just placed an order for the manufacture of the third, in its potential fleet of ten, innovative wind farm crew transfer vessels. To be named Tia Elizabeth, this new vessel will be built to exactly the same high specification as its two sister craft, Ginny Louise and Eden Rose , apart from the fitment of a rear crane which can be used for the deployment of a rescue craft, such as an inflatable rib.
STX Rauma Shipyard Starts Production
Start of production of the new Finnish Border Guard offshore patrol vessel at STX Rauma Shipyard. STX Finland Oy’s Rauma Shipyard started the production of next…
Raytheon Anschütz Launches Synapsis Command Bridge
Raytheon Anschütz has developed an innovative system solution for OPV’s, smaller Naval and Coast Guard vessels. At Euronaval, the Synapsis Command Bridge is launched as a combination of commercial-off-the-shelf navigation with Command & Control capabilities to a new, homogeneous bridge system. The Synapsis Command Bridge aims to provide a solution that not only includes the Synapsis Integrated Navigation…
The New ENC Analyzer is Now Available
A new version of ENC Analyzer, which implements over 900 individual checks, is now available. The new ENC Analyzer 3.0.0 can be supplemented with the optional Horizontal and Vertical Consistency (HVC) Module. The consistent encoding of features is one of the major challenges facing ENC producers. Cartographic principles that relate to individual charts also need to be applied to the seamless chart display, whether it is composed of one or multiple ENCs.
New Tankship Design by Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä launch a new, highly efficient Aframax tanker design that offers solutions for current and forthcoming emissions legislation. Wärtsilä Ship Design has developed a double hull…
Rolls-Royce to Power USN Hovercrafts
Rolls-Royce wins contract to power the U.S. Navy’s future fleet of hovercrafts, known as the Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC). The Group will work with Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company, which has been selected to build the initial development craft, in a program that could extend to 73 craft. The SSC will replace the Navy’s current fleet of Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) hovercraft over the next 20 years.
Russian Icebreaker Keel Laid Down
A ceremony to mark the keel laying of the project 21900M icebreaker, to be classified by RS, was held at the ОАО Vyborg Shipyard. The Icebreaker is to be constructed…
Crew Ordered to Quit Impounded Tall Ship
Argentine President orders evacuation of sail training ship 'Libertad' leaving skeleton crew aboard in Ghanaian port. The sail-training frigate was detained under a court order obtained by NML Capital, an affiliate of US investment firm Elliot Management, on October 2, 2012. The Argentine Foreign Minister is going immediately to UN Headquarters to meet with the Security Council's president and with various committees with an inerest in human rights, reports the Buenos Aires Herald.
Dutch Shipyard Beats the Clock to Fix Dredger
Shipdock Harlingen repairs the 'Amazone', a De Boer Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) to meet owner's next contract deadlne. "Occasionally a project comes along that sticks in your memory as being truly exceptional”, says Michel Heerschop, project manager at Shipdock Harlingen, referrring to the contract awarded to Shipdock Harlingen by Sliedrecht-based dredging company De Boer for dry-dock work on its TSHD Amazone.
USS Fort Worth Completes Maiden Voyage
The Freedom-class littoral combat ship 'USS Fort Worth' (LCS 3) arrives in her San Diego homeport. The ship, named for Fort Worth, Texas, the 17th largest city in the United States and the 5th largest city in Texas, was built in Marinette, Wis., and was commissioned in Galveston, Texas, Sept 22. After commissioning, Fort Worth departed Galveston and steamed through the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and Panama Canal into the Pacific Ocean, completing more than 11,000 miles on her maiden voyage.
EMSA Updates Chemical-spill Advice Service
The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) reminds of its rapid-response service providing expert advice on chemicals in maritime emergencies. In close cooperation…
BWT System Recognition a Step Closer for China's PACT
Euro Tech Holdings subsidiary, PACT, reports its Ballast Water Treatment System BWTS passed a China land-based test & qualifies for sea-going tests. PACT Environmental Technology Company Ltd.
ACL's New CONRO's to be Built to UK Standards
Atlantic Container Line (ACL) confirm that their five new roll-on roll-off containerships (CONROs) will be built to UK standards. The five new vessels are being…
US Navy AwardsOcean Wave Power Contract to Bodkin
Bodkin Design & Engineering (BD&E) contracted to develop a coastal water prototype wave power harvesting system. A prototype unit was constructed and tested at the…
IMO SecGen Receives ASRY Donation at Bahrain Event
Following Bahrain's 2012 IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event, Mr. Sekimizu received US$50,000, from ASRY towards IMO’s maritime security activities. The cheque from local shipbuilding and repairers ASRY was presented by Daij Bin Salman Al Khalifa, Chairman of ASRY, in the presence of Hassan Ali AlMajed, Chief of the Port and Maritime Authority, Ministry of Transportation. It was requested that the…
Forum Sells Two Sub-Atlantic™ ROV's
Forum Energy Technologies sell two Sub-Atlantic™ ROVs to IKM Subsea for deployment in North Sea and Singapore waters. "We recently won a five year frame agreement with Statoil…
MAN Gets Engine Orders From Chevron
MAN Diesel & Turbo to supply G-type Tier III-Compliant Engines for 2 lightering vessel newbuildings powered by MAN B&W 6G70ME-C9.2 prime movers. The newbuildings…