$50m More for $650m Port Deepening Project
Gov. Nathan Deal has announced that as part of his FY2014 budget proposal, he will seek an additional $50 million in funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project…
New Wireless Headset Communication Systems
David Clark Company Series 9900 Wireless Headset Communication Systems is designed to provide maximum freedom and mobility, without being tethered to the vessel. Communication is clear and safety is dramatically improved. Ideal for a wide variety of work boats, tugs, towboats, barges, ferries, harbor patrol and Coast Guard vessels, as well as go-fast and high-performance watercraft. Series 9900 systems consist of weather-tight components including noise-attenuating headsets…
MTN Launches NEXUS
The advent of maritime communications is at a crossroads of sorts, with increased demand for connectivity that mirrors land-based performance, but still stuck at a price point which makes this reality too costly. The situation is particularly poignant onboard modern cruise ships, packed with thousands of passengers and crew that want and need to stay connected. Enter MTN Satellite Communications which today announced the launch of its MTN Nexus…
Conference Pushes Ratification of MLC, 2006
Panelists say U.S. may be at competitive disadvantage by not adopting “MLC, 2006”. Panelists at a major symposium on an international maritime agreement today said the U.S.
Retlif To Help Test Ballast Water Technology
Retlif Testing Laboratories is part of a partnership to evaluate and test technologies designed to treat ballast water on board ships against non-native aquatic species in American coastal waters, lakes and rivers. The U.S. Coast Guard developed regulations to limit the release of live organisms and to reduce the risks associated with the spread of aquatic invasive species. Ballast water management system manufacturers (BWMS) will apply to NSF International and the U.S.
Germanischer Lloyd Gives Nod to CORSAIR TVR v.2
Baker Lyman's software is only approved Towing Vessel Record. Classification giant Germanischer Lloyd (GL) granted Type-Approval to Baker, Lyman & Co (BL) for their cutting-edge Towing Vessel Record software, CORSAIR TVR v.2, effective November 1, 2012. The software Type-Approval by Germanischer Lloyd solidifies CORSAIR TVR v.2's position as the exclusive regulatorily defined record-keeping process for Sub-Chapter M.
Fairmount Fuji Assists Octomar Dive Team
Fairmount Marine’s multipurpose support vessel Fairmount Fuji has supported Angolan maritime service provider Octomar Serviços Maritimos in underwater maintenance of the drilling rig Transocean Rather. The Fairmount Fuji hosted and assisted a diving team of Octomar during the six weeks job offshore Angola. The Fairmount Fuji is a multipurpose support vessel with a spacious aft deck of 280 square meters and with towing capabilities.
U.S. Coast Guard Participates in Costa Concordia Investigation
The U.S. Coast Guard, joined by the National Transportation Safety Board, will be part of an Italian-led marine casualty investigation into the January 2012 grounding…
Ethanol Safety Seminar Scheduled in Fort Worth, Texas
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) & Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway to co-host a free Ethanol Safety Seminar on Nov. 29, 2012. The seminar will…
BAE Launch UK Apprentice Training Initiative
BAE Systems pilot initiative in conjunction with UK business sector agencies will train 50 engineering apprentices for companies in NW England. Interested supplier companies attended a conference at the firm’s Apprentice Training Centre in Preston where the 50 young people will be trained. The successful candidates will receive a sought-after three-year apprenticeship in engineering from BAE before…
Vendée Globe Challenge Leader Through the Doldrums?
Is leading yacht 'Armel Le Cléac’h' (Banque Populaire) through the Doldrums already? You might think so looking at the speeds. Earlier Le Cléac’h was making just 1.8 knots but now he’s flying along at 9.1 knots and has headed south-west. In the only change since the last ranking at 1600hrs (French time), Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac-Paprec 3) moved past Francois Gabart (Macif) into second – albeit with only 0.9 miles between them - and was averaging 5 knots compared to Gabart’s 3.3.
Heavy Lift Ship Tests Port Rupert Pilots
Prince Rupert Port Authority, BC, saw the safe arrival of equipment integral to its coal export operations aboard 'HHL Macao'. The stacker/reclaimer unit, for delivery to Ridley Terminals Inc. is considered important for the planned expansion of coal export operations. The successful arrival of the vessel and subsequent movement of the stacker/reclaimer components required a wide-ranging team effort. The Prince Rupert Port Authority collaborated with ship's agent Peter Riley of G.W.
Clipper Projects Heads Up New MPP Ship Pool
Denmark-based Clipper Projects sets up multi-purpose (MPP) pool, which will form an integrated part of the current Clipper Projects MPP fleet. The new pool will initially comprise 14 x 15-20…
Wärtsilä Webinar on Making Best Use of Scarce Resources
The Webinar, titled 'Performance Optimisation for the Merchant Marine Market' is freely available to all on 29, November 2012. In today’s marine market a difficult…
World's First Dual-fuel Ice-class LNG Carrier
LNG Carrier 'Coral Energy' naming ceremony to take place next month at the Port of Rotterdam Cruise Terminal. The new ship is claimed by the Dutch owners, Anthony Veder, to be world’s first direct driven dual-fuel ice class 1A LNG carrier. Its development started in 2010 in close cooperation with Norwegian gas provider Skangass. The design of the ship makes it possible to deliver LNG to all sizes of terminals in an environmental friendly way.
Great White Shark Boat Caterpillar Powered
Caterpillar to feature OCEARCH ‘Shark Wranglers’, at upcoming 2012 International Workboat Show, New Orleans. Recently featured in the hit television show “Shark Wranglers” on the History Channel…
NNS Shipbuilding Employee Gets Community Service Award
HII employee Joey Melendez receives the Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers' STAR Award for outstanding community service. Melendez, a systems engineer for the company's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division, was presented with a 2012 SHPE STAR Award during the organization's annual national conference in Fort Worth, Texas. "It's quite an honor to be recognized for my service to the community, especially from a great national organization such as SHPE," Melendez said.
Condor Catamaran to Drydock at UK's A&P Shipyard
A&P Falmouth is soon to drydock the 'Condor Express', one of the aluminium fast cats operated by Condor Ferries. Falmouth regularly drydocks the conventional Condor ferries, Condor Clipper and Condor Goodwill, but will now also see the aluminium catamaran Condor Express arrive for drydocking during November. Work will include hull painting, exhaust repairs, stern door repairs, aluminium hull repairs…
'Oil Spills in Arctic Waters' Published by US ARC
The US Arctic Research Council (ARC) in association with others, reports on research & mitigation measures for oil spills in the Arctic marine area. This “white…
Diana Containerships Continues Profitable in Latest Financial Report
Diana Containerships Inc. container ship owners & operators report financial results in Q3 & first nine months trading in 2012. The company reported net income of…