GAC Maritime Security to Provide PirateFence
GAC Maritime Security has entered into a strategic partnership with Mobile Defense Systems LLC to provide PirateFence anti-grapple razor wire to protect vessels from attacks by sea criminals. This marks the latest addition to GAC Maritime Security's expanding portfolio of protective solutions for vessel owners and operators seeking to put in place a non-lethal, multi-layered risk mitigation system.
Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies Acquires Advali AS
Norway and India based software firm to integrate with Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies` Software & Services Division. Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS (KOGT)…
New Boat Ready to Flex its Mussels
This weekend saw Alnmaritec Ltd hand over the latest of its Wave Worker class of vessels - the ‘Eileen Louise’ - to one of Scotland’s leading live mussel suppliers. Designed and built in just 9 months at the Alnmaritec facility in Blyth, the boat is expected to provide client Hebridean Mussels Ltd with many years of service. Cree Mackenzie, owner of Hebridean Mussels commented.”We were extremely impressed when we first stepped aboard her for the sea trials…
GL Exchange Forum: "3D Technology in Shipbuilding and Shipping"
Ships and offshore units are specialist structures with high requirements for efficiency and availability throughout their entire life cycle. Many of the processes, from draft via production all the way to operation, can be supported by 3D models and computer graphics. How can the actual dimensions of a compartment be measured efficiently in case of retrofit e.g. for ballast water treatment or ILO MLC? How can the location of a structural crack be reported to onshore colleagues?
Dockwise to Review Merits of Intended Offer Boskalis
Dockwise Ltd. confirms it has received an unsolicited intended offer from Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. ('Boskalis') for the acquisition of all outstanding shares…
Northrop Grumman Awarded In-Service Support Contract
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected by Canada's Department of National Defence (DND) to provide in-service support for the MK-49 inertial navigation systems and navigation data distribution systems fielded aboard surface ships and submarines of the Royal Canadian Navy. The $12.1 million contract, awarded by Public Works Government Services Canada, includes material spares and software maintenance for the next five years.
Jan de Nul Dredging Chooses Again for No Limit
For the third time in a row Jan de Nul Dredging chooses for No Limit Ships Shipyards. After first having bought two survey vessels, they now opted for a No Limit 1640 Crewtender with thirteen passenger seats. For the next five years the vessel is expected to be deployed for various projects in European waters and will be sailing under Belgian flag. At the customer’s request the vessel will be constructed…
Building Momentum for America
In Washington, DC, success is often measured in the smallest of increments, especially when we have gridlock in Congress like we have seen this past year. But when it comes to bringing attention to the importance of the inland waterways system to America’s current – and future – prosperity, progress is being made. On September 21, Midwest Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Chuck Grassley (R-IA)…
Richard Paine explains why depreciation is a very specialized section of the tax laws, especially when it comes to your fleet assets. The Great Lakes Towing tug…
Rolling on the River
Professional mariners in all sectors of this diverse industry confront a myriad of challenges and hazards as they perform their daily duties. From piloting ocean-going ships into congested harbors and safely docking them, to navigating passenger vessels through harbors and rivers loaded with other commercial vessels and recreational craft and everything in between, U.S. Coast Guard licensed officers literally see it all on an almost daily basis.
From 85 hp to Infinity
Talk to Joe Bekker for five minutes and you know he’s living the “American Dream.” Bekker, the founder, owner and president of Thrustmaster of Texas, came to Houston from The Netherlands in 1979 and has never looked back. An innovator and entrepreneur, Bekker has helped Thrustmaster of Texas evolve from its initial contract – a single 85 hp outboard propulsion unit for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the early 1980s – to a $150 million company today: here’s how.
BWMS Looms Large
After many years of negotiation, the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments was adopted on 16 February 2004 by an international conference sponsored by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention was a major step forward in reducing the risk of the introduction of non-indigenous aquatic species into…
Offshore Work Under Extreme Conditions Research
University of Stavanger (UiS) is active in teaching, research and finding solutions for developing fields in areas with Arctic conditions. The northward shift of…
Latest US DofD Navy Contracts Listed
Contract announcements by U.S. Department of Defense (DofD) updated to 26, November 2012. BAE Systems Mayport, Jacksonville, Fla., is being awarded a $6,880,388…
Fugro Introduces Electric ROV Version of Deepworks
Fugro has developed a new version of its DeepWorks ROV simulator for the Saab Seaeye family of electric ROVs. The new version supports console integration of the Seaeye Tiger, Lynx, Cougar XT and Panther XT/XT Plus models. To cater for the training needs of a mixed fleet of ROVs, Fugro Operating Companies in UK, Singapore, UAE, Brazil, and Australia will be the first to benefit as an enhanced set of training configurations is rolled out across the company.
ISS Contracted to Support Offshore Greece LNG Exploration
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) appointed by Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) to support a key marine seismic survey project in Greece. Under the three month research project…
Scott Schmitz New Territory Manager for Twin Disc Mid-Atlantic
Mill Log Equipment Company DBA Twin Disc Mid-Atlantic hire Scott Schmitz as Territory Manager for the Northern Mid-Atlantic States. Twin Disc’s newest full service distributor, announce the hiring of Scott Schmitz as the Territory Manager for the Northern Mid-Atlantic States to include, Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Washington DC. Scott will operate out of the newly established sales office in the Pennsylvania region and will be an extension of the Chesapeake…
Rolls-Royce Signs 'Environship' Ferry Agreement
Rolls-Royce sign a teaming agreement with Italian company Lauro Shipping to design new gas-powered Environship-concept ferries. This agreement marks the first time that a customer will utilise the Environship concept for a passenger vessel. This follows previous orders for cargo ships which all benefit from a range of Rolls-Royce technologies that will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 40 per cent compared to similar diesel powered ships.
Fastest Sailboat on the Planet – 'Vestas Sailrocket 2'
The speed sailing boat smashes the current record in Walvis Bay, off the coast of Namibia. The new world record of 59.23 knots (109kph) set the best average time over 500m and broke the previous mark of 55.65 knots with a peak speed of 63 knots (119kph). Two days later the team improved this speed with a 59.38 knot run which peaked at exactly 120kph (64.78 knots). During the same run the team also smashed the nautical mile world record* with an average of over 55 knots.
US-based Coastal Energy to Place Second Offshore Thailand Rig
Coastal Energy Company, an independent exploration and production company with assets in Thailand, issues 2013 guidance. • The Company expects operating expenses…