Uncharted Dubai Wrecks Pinpointed
Royal Naval survey ship 'HMS Enterprise' discovers two previously uncharted wrecks in Port Rashid Harbour. Making use of its new hi-tech, smaller motor launch, the Plymouth-based ship discovered two sunken dhows in one of the world's busiest ports at the beginning of a nine-month deployment. Spitfire, the new survey motor boat, can be sent off independently to gather data at the same time as the mother ship - effectively doubling the ship's capacity to chart the seas.
Wärtsilä to Present 'New Maritime Era for Gas' at IWBS
Wärtsilä's John Hatley PE, Americas VP Ship Power, will talk on the subject at upcoming International Workboat Show (IWBS), New Orleans. Wärtsilä’s gas systems…
Jensen Maritime Makes New US Gulf Office Appointment
Jensen Maritime Consultants, a Crowley Maritime Corporation subsidiary firm. hires Lauren Gulkus as Senior Administrator. Reporting to General Manager Sergio Fifi, she is the latest in a string of recent hires positioned to fully staff this new office with industry leading expertise. In her new role, Gulkus will be responsible for project and departmental administrative duties while also assisting in the development and documentation of business procedures.
JW Fishers ROV's Provide 'In Depth' Solutions
US-based ROV provider, JW Fishers, report its Sea Otter ROV's go deep for government & industry. The company report that many and varied organizations are acquiring ROVs to assist in their underwater operations. These highly maneuverable remote operated vehicles perform a variety of tasks at depths of 1,000 feet or more. Deploying an ROV instead of a diver can reduce the cost and increase the safety of any search or inspection operation.
ITF Applauds Release of Moroccan Seafarers' Union Leader
Mohamed Chamchati, general secretary of the Moroccan merchant seafarers’ union, has been released after June 2012 detention. Like his colleague Said Elhairech, who was freed in October…
New Cummins EPA Tier 3 Marine Engines Ready
Cummins Inc. annnounce its U.S. EPA Tier 3 certified QSK19 and QSK60 marine engines market-ready. Cummins Tier 3 solutions apply advanced combustion technology to reduce emissions in-cylinder without the need for aftertreatment and the company intends these engines to serve as the platform for future, more stringent emissions in the U.S. and globally. “We are excited to be actively quoting and selling…
Seaspan Saver, a 10,000 TEU container vessel is setting new standards in container ship design. MARIN and Marine Design and Research Institute of China (MARIC) developed the hull lines of this unique vessel, which has been entirely designed with a low operational cost profile in mind. Canadian owner Seaspan requested a hull form that facilitates very low fuel consumption in the operational speed range, but at the same time it had to be able to keep an acceptable top speed.
Lessons Learned From the North American ECA
With the North American ECA (Emission Control Area) now in force, Hans Staal, Branch Manager, OW Bunker USA explains the lessons that must be learned and why collaboration within the shipping supply chain is going to be key to meeting new regulatory challenges. Since the outset, the introduction of the North American Emission Control Area (ECA) in August 2012 has been an issue of some concern for many ship owners and operators.
New Fuels, New Rules & New Tools
Helping the Maritime Community adapt to strict emission regulations. What has changed during 2012 in the maritime world and how has it impacted industry? It is recent IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), changes. IMO has adopted amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL). These changes will have a vast and fundamental impact on the maritime industry and the world over the next few years.
Moving 30 barges at once takes the sure hand of a tugboat pilot who knows how to maneuver a flotilla through the twists and turns of the Mississippi River. Lashed together, three across and 10 long, the barges cover more than twice the surface area of a modern aircraft carrier. Most would agree that the best river pilots are artisans, deeply skilled in methods to meet the challenges of that particular job.
11-Vessel Order with DMS Maritime Culminates in Rescue Gear Ship
An 11-vessel order for DMS Maritime Pty Limited culminated recently with a Rescue Gear Ship 9316, which will be used to support the Royal Australian Navy’s submarine fleet. Damen Shipyards and DMS Maritime signed the contract for the RGS 9316 on November 16 in Sydney, Australia. The vessel will be built at a Damen yard in Vietnam and is due to be delivered in 2016. Having built a similar vessel, the SD Victoria for Serco UK supporting the Royal Navy…
Obama Administration Offers Over 20 Million Acres
Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Yields $133.8 Million in High Bids on Over 652,520 Acres, Only Latest in a Series of Recent Major Offshore Oil and Gas Sales. As…
Dow and Telleborg Receive World Oil Award
Neptune Advanced Subsea Flow Assurance Insulation System Named “Best Production Technology” of 2012. The winner of the 2012 World Oil Award for Best Production Technology is a breakthrough in subsea insulation developed by Dow Oil & Gas, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), in cooperation with multiple organizations, including Trelleborg Offshore, a leading provider of polymer and syntactic foam-based coating solutions for the offshore oil and gas industry.
Keeping Off-Shore Installations Safe & Secure
Symbiotics Ltd delivers specialist operation and maintenance training in vital off-shore surveillance systems. Symbiotics Ltd, a international specialists in human performance assessment and training solutions, has been selected to design and deliver a bespoke training course to operation and maintenance personnel in off-shore early warning monitoring and detection systems, to be utilised at various off-shore installations.
Matson's 2013 Westbound Hawaii Service Rates to Increase
Matson has announced that Matson Navigation Company, Inc. (Matson) will raise its rates for the company's Hawaii service by $175 per westbound container and $85 per eastbound container, effective January 1, 2013. The increase will be filed with the Surface Transportation Board. In addition, Matson will raise its terminal handling charge by $50 per westbound container and $25 per eastbound container, also effective January 1, 2013.
“Competence Key for Maritime Safety Success"
Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has announced the appointment of John Sanford as Technical Sales Manager for Safety covering the Americas. Andrew Sheriff, Business Director Safety said: “Getting the right people and competence in place is critical in the changing market place today. Adding John to our team is part of our plans to further develop our safety offering across the region.” “We have seen…
Chinese Damen Partner Shipyard Gets Pontoon Orders
Damen places 4 more orders with its Chinese partner yard, Nantong Yahua Shipbuilding. Damen Shipyards signed the contracts for two Damen Stan Pontoon type 4113, intended for the Australian market, in the presence of some 1,500 workers, suppliers & customer representatives. The two pontoons will be finished in February 2013. Also a contract was signed for a Damen Stan Lander 5915 for Smit Lamnalco,…
Indian Shipyard Delivers High-end PSV
Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) delivers the second of two Platform Supply Vessels (PSV) to Shipping Corporation of India. The high tech Rolls Royce PSV SCI Yamuna is…
New Offshore Motion Prediction, Stability & Modelling Software
Bentley’s latest SACS release provides advanced visualization of motions prediction & expanded offshore wind turbine analysis. SACS version 5.5 is software that expands installation capabilities…
Horizon Lines Win Environmental Stewardship Awards
US Company honored by Chamber of Shipping of America & Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine. Horizon Lines was recognized for outstanding achievement in environmental excellence by the CSA at a recent ceremony in Washington, D.C. Additionally, the company has been named one of the 2012 Green Supply Chain Award winners by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine in its December issue. CSA awarded eight Horizon Lines vessels with Environmental Achievement Awards…