“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…
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…
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…
China's Largest Cruise Ship Set for Maiden Voyage
HNA Tourism Cruise & Yacht Management unveils mainland China's largest cruise ship 'Henna'. The Henna previously P&O Cruises' Pacific Sun, has a length of 223m, a width of 31m and 739 rooms for 1,965 passengers, and will make its debut on the Sanya-Ha Long Bay-Da Nang route. Cruise route planning is mainly based on short-term needs and short distance tours, with Sanya and Tianjin serving as home ports and Vietnam and South Korea as destinations. Mr.
UK Dredger Fishes Up WWll Mine
A 1,500lbs (680kg) high explosive WWll mine was brought to the surface by a dredger six miles north of Sheerness. Before carrying out a controlled explosion a four-man Navy team from Southern Diving Unit 2 in Portsmouth had to carefully remove the device from the vessel's dredge head. Chief Petty Officer Ian 'Scouse' Fleming, who led the team, worked for seven hours through the night in atrocious conditions to safely extract the mine and hoist it onto the dredger's upper deck.
EPA Block Further BP US Government Contracts
BP says it is working with EPA to demonstrate "present responsibility" and have temporary suspension lifted. BP also wishes to make it known that the announcement…
First Ship in Fleet to Go Paperless
'USS Theodore Roosevelt' implements a paperless routing system, R-Rider, the first ship in the fleet to abandon paper chits. The aircraft carrier will begin using the R-Rider program Dec. 1 in conjunction with paper forms on a trial basis beginning to ensure all the kinks have been worked out. R-Rider began as just a simple idea which grew into something that will hopefully change the current way the Navy routes paperwork as we know it.
Bills of Lading Internet Fraud Warning
The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) warns against fraudulent cargo tracking websites. Such sites have been created and improved over the years to add legitimacy…
Offshore Platform 'Olympus' Hull Texas-bound
Shell Offshore's main body of the 'Olympus' Tension Leg Platform (TLP) leaves South Korea aboard Dockwise ship. The approximately 32,500 metric ton main body of the Olympus TLP begins its two month journey to the U.S. Gulf Coast on Dockwise's Blue Marlin semi-submersible heavy lift ship. The hull is expected to reach Ingleside, Texas in early 2013 where installation of the topsides will take place before the TLP departs for its final location on the Mars Field in the Gulf of Mexico.
Workboat Regulatory Compliance: Boatracs, MCI, Join Hands
Boatracs announces strategic partnership with Maritime Compliance Internationa (MCI)l to provide Subchapter M compliance solution. The two companies are collaborating…
Maersk Line's Sustainability Commitment Recognized
Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) wins two awards for its continued efforts to improve the environmental sustainability of its operations. MLL received awards from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA). Thirty-nine vessels operated by MLL were awarded Certificates of Environmental Achievement from CSA at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.
Western GofM Oil/Gas Lease Bidding: NOIA Comments
National Ocean Industries Association President Randall Luthi encouraged by sales, urges further offshore developments. "This sale is on-par with expectations and…
Scandlines Cancel P+S WERFTEN Ferry Contract
P+S WERFTEN's insolvency administrator unfazed by Scandlines' decision to cancel construction contract for two ferries. "I am unperturbed, because I had included…
MAN G-type Engine Order Book Fattens Up
MAN Diesel & Turbo reports a healthy interest in its ultra-long- stroke G-type engine with orders steadily growing. Most recently, Piraeus-based Polembros and U-ming of Taiwan have placed orders for a further six engines, bringing the current number of G-type orders up to 70 just one year after being available on the market. The six MAN B&W G70ME-C9.2 engines are all destined for 186,300 dwt Capesize bulk carriers and will be manufactured by CSSC-MES Diesel Co. Ltd.
Ecospeed Rudder Coating Protects for Life
Ecospeed gives a very thorough & lasting defense against cavitation & corrosion damage for a ship hull’s entire service life. The coating equally provides the rudder with an impenetrable protective layer while its flexibility enables absorption of the forces that are produced by cavitation. This prevents the damage normally caused by this phenomenon. Without proper protection against cavitation and the resulting erosion and corrosion damage, the financial consequences can be severe.
ClassNK Celebrates 200m GT Mark in New York
NEW YORK – On November 27, 2012 Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) chairman Noboru Ueda and colleagues hosted a festive reception for local shipping executives and guests at the Four Seasons Hotel New York in celebration of Class NK’s passing of the 200 million gross ton mark, making it the largest classification society in the world by this measure. The highlight of the night: the Japanese 'kagamiwari' ceremony…
Swire Oilfield Services Opens New Headquarters
Swire Oilfield Services, a global supplier of cargo carrying solutions, modular systems, offshore aviation services and fluid management, has officially opened its new £4 million global headquarters in Aberdeen. The new headquarters are part of an overall investment in the business of £50 million this year to support the company’s international business development strategy. Swire Oilfield Services…
Drydocks World to Build Solan Underwater Facility
HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed attends Drydocks World - Dubai multi-million dollar contract signing. Sword of Honour for 2012 received for excellent safety credentials. Drydocks World, a service provider to the global maritime and offshore oil and gas industry has entered into a multi-million contract with Premier Oil, a well-known oil exploration and production company with interests in several countries, to build subsea facility for Solan oil field, at its Dubai based premium shipyard.