Korean Shipbuilders Vexed by Cancelled Orders
Some owners are cancelling as they lack funds to complete the purchase of the ship. Many of the orders are being cancelled after the ships have been built, as the…
North Sea Accommodation Rig Evacuated
Damaged ballast tank on 'Floatel Superior' in Norwegian Sea leads to evacuation of 374 personnel due to water ingress, list. The Floatel Superior is operated by Floatel International on hire to Statoil and is situated close by the Njord A platform, although it was diconnected from the platform when the incident ocurred. A hole, believed to be caused by an anchor, was discovered in the rig’s ballast…
Navy Help Clear Hurricane Sandy Destruction
Units of the U.S. Navy Northern Command continues to work closely with civil authorites in Sandy clear up operations. Continue to clear debris from NJ Barrier Islands. Continue to provide afloat staging base and support to USCG District 1. Continue to rebuild Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook. Continue dewatering [or pumping out] of Rockaway Beach, NY, and Brooklyn public housing. Continued support by NMCB-11 and CRS-4 at Hoboken Ferry Terminal Port Authority.
Box Ships Declares Another Profitable Quarter
Greece-based container ship owners report third quarter & nine months financial results ending 30, September 2012. Mr. Michael Bodouroglou, Chairman, President and…
Leisure Craft Warned to Keep Clear of Piracy Hotspots
European Union Naval Force Commander reminds yacht & leisure craft owners piracy still a danger in Gulf of Aden & Indian Ocean. Rear Admiral Potts who is the operation commander of the European Union’s counter piracy mission (EU NAVFOR) off the coast of Somalia reminds the yachting and leisure craft community that whilst pirate attacks have reduced off the Horn of Africa over the past year, the threat…
Vibecke Hverven Appointed DNV KEMA Regional Manager
Energy & sustainability advisory company DNV KEMA, appoints new manger for Scandinavia region. Vibecke Hverven joins DNV KEMA on 1 December with more than seven years of experience as President of Sweco Norge, a leading multidisciplinary consultancy company in the field of sustainable engineering and design. In this role, her main focus was achieving profitable growth through competence building and people development.
'Door-to-Deck' Crew Transportation Service Launched
Marine services specialists GAC & crew travel providers Griffin team up as G2 Crew Services Ltd. to integrate crew joining services. The joint venture combines the expertise of Griffin, which coordinates the on-time arrival of 750,000 crew each year, with the local knowledge, contacts and resources of the GAC network covering more than 1,000 ports around the world. G2 Crew Services aims to provide a total transportation package for crew members joining ships worldwide…
ECDIS Ltd. Unveils Vstep Nautis Bridge Simulator
ECDIS Ltd unveil Vstep Nautis Full Mission Bridge Simulator primarily for Bridge Team training but fitted with 4 ECDIS systems. UK based ECDIS training and consultancy…
Korean Shipbuilders Order Martek Marine Monitoring Systems
UK's Martek Marine wins large orders for its MariNOx Evolution™ on-board emissions monitoring and engine efficiency system. The orders, amounting to more than US$1-million, are from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and Hyundai Heavy Industries. Amongst the seven orders is the world’s largest and most complicated emissions monitoring system ever to measure SOx, NOx, CO2, CH4, NO2, THC, H2S, Benzene and N20.
Global Diving & Salvage Appoint Salvage Engineer
Andrew Lawrence takes up the appointment based at corporate HQ in Seattle, Washington. As part of the Marine Casualty Response Service Line, Andrew Lawrence will develop salvage plans, provide detailed engineering support, and assist with project management during emergency and routine operations. Mr. Lawrence served as a Coast Guard officer for eight years, including 5 years at the Coast Guard’s premiere engineering office, the Marine Safety Center.
NYPD Orders Five Boats from Gladding-Hearn
The NYPD’s Harbor Unit ordered from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corp., five new patrol boats, three 61-footers and two 70-footers. The yard has previously…
New Design for 17 Meter Blyth Workcat
UK boat builder Blyth Workcats has extended its model range with a new design for the recently launched 17-mworkboat. By relocating the wheel house onto a second upper deck, the company is expecting that the 17-mHigh Bridge will be recognized as a practical and economical option for wind farm support vessel operators. The first 17-mboat from Blyth Workcats was launched in May and since then it has been praised by its owners Wildcat Marine for its practical design and economical running costs.
Röhlig Promotes Environmental Management
Awarded ISO 14001 certification. The owner run forwarding company Röhlig has been audited by SGS testing and certification services, and awarded the ISO 14001 environmental management certificate. With its 'Reduce, Reuse and Recycle' programme, Röhlig has been continually improving its management systems, ensuring both eco-friendly and efficient processes. Throughout the company, Röhlig is working to save energy, water and paper resources.
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CCGS Vladykov – First of Three New Canadian Near-Shore Research Vessels
The CCGS Vladykov is the first of three new Near-Shore Fisheries Research Vessels to be delivered to the Canadian Coast Guard. Commissioned in August 2012, the vessel was constructed at Meridien Maritime Inc. in Matane, Quebec to a design developed by Robert Allan Ltd of Vancouver, B.C. The CCGS Vladykov and its sister vessels will conduct scientific research in the Newfoundland and Labrador region.
KVH Webinars: Selecting, Fielding Maritime SATCOM
The three-part series offers information for those researching, implementing, or determining the business benefits associated with offshore connectivity. Given the…
Aberdeen Harbor Welcomes Record-Breaking Vessel
Aberdeen Harbor has welcomed the largest ever vessel to the port after the completion of a £5.2 million program to improve access and deepen the Navigation Channel. The improvements – designed to open the harbor to larger vessels and new markets – were completed five weeks ahead of schedule. The two recent visits of the diving support vessel, Skandi Arctic, were perfect demonstrations that the harbor has entered a new era.
Silversea's Silver Cloud Completes Major Refurbishment
Silversea Cruises' Silver Cloud is currently sailing on her first voyage following a successful three-week dry dock in Palermo, Italy, where extensive renovations were made to nearly every area of the ultra-luxury ship. Silver Cloud's interior decoration has been completely renovated, including all the suites, public spaces and dining venues, in order to introduce a fresh and contemporary classic atmosphere.
Shipowners’ P&I Club Receives A –
The Shipowners’ Club, major P&I insurer in the smaller and specialist vessel sector, has announced its first interactive ratings assigned by two leading credit agencies.
Crews Should Check Advance Passenger Information
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), a maritime services provider, is advising all crew, vessel owners, masters and operators to triple check passenger data before…