New W-class Yacht Designs
W-Class Yacht Company is expanding its family of yachts to include 100’, 123’ and 135’ models. The first of the new designs, the W.123', was developed by Bruce Johnson (formerly of Sparkman & Stephens) in collaboration with Rockport Marine Yacht Design. The new racer/cruiser yachts will retain the ‘Spirit of Tradition’ and performance attributes of the existing W-Class Yacht Company’s W.37’, W.46’ and W.76’ models.
China Shipyard Delivers PSV to Bourbon Offshore
Ulstein-designed PX105 Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) delivered. The PSV Bourbon Calm has been delivered to Bourbon from China's Zhejiang Shipyard, the third in a series of four such vessels built to Ulstein's PX105 design for Bourbon Offshore. Bourbon Calm has a length of 88.8 metres, a width of 19 metres, deadweight 4,290 tons and a maximum speed of 15.5 knots. The ship is equipped to carry a permanent crew of 25.
'HMS Bounty' Foundering Probe
US Coast Guard to formally investigate cause of the sinking of the tall ship off Cape Hatteras during Hurricane 'Sandy'. Rear Adm. Steven Ratti, the Coast Guard 5th District commander, has ordered a district formal investigation to determine the cause of the sinking of the Bounty, a three-masted sailing ship, 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C., on 29, October, 2012. One crew member died and the search for the Bounty's missing master, 63-year-old Robin Walbridge of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Kongsberg Group Reports Good Q3 2012 Results
The company won several important contracts in the maritime and defence markets during the third quarter 2012. Q3 operating revenues totalled MNOK 3 675 and EBITA came to MNOK 570.
US Navy Seeks to Transform Gas Turbine Technology
Naval Research Laboritory (NRL) scientists study the complex physics of Rotating Detonation Engines (RDE's). With its strong dependence on gas-turbine engines for propulsion, the U.S.
HII Promote Tom Stiehle CFO & VP Business Management
Responsibility includes: finance, contracts, estimating & pricing, and business management of Ingall’s Shipbuilding Division. "Tom's extensive background in finance and contract administration forms a solid foundation for this important leadership role," said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Irwin F. Edenzon. In addition to his financial responsibilities, Stiehle will also lead Ingalls' IT function…
Rolls-Royce Open Apprentice Academy
The new facility at the Derby Learning & Development Centre in UK will double the number of Rolls-Royce apprentices under training. The additional apprentices will find work in the supply chain…
Green Award & ESI Join Forces
The Environmental Ship Index (ESI) & Green Award Foundation nautical environmental certificates to join forces. In future, the foundation will take the results of…
Shipyard to be Established in South Thailand
YKP-FM Global Shipyard Co Ltd to develop a workboat repair & maintenance facility in Kantang, Trang Province, Thailand. Freight Management Holdings Bhd (FMH) is…
Horizon Lines Report Container Volume, Revenue, Up in Q3 2012
Horizon Lines' financial report shows volume improves 3.4%, & rate, net of fuel up 2.9% from a year ago. "Horizon Lines generated a 3.4% improvement in container…
'Sandy' Aftermath Sees Jones Act Waivers Agreed
U.S. Maritime Industry not opposing Jones Act waivers to ship petroleum to the Northeast US in fuel crisis. Thee American Maritime Partnership writes to President Obama to confirm that the U.S.
US Ocean & Coastal Shipping Market Report
A decline in demand for freight transportation leads IBISWorld to update its market report on US Ocean & Coastal Transportation. The transportation sector provides deep-sea…
Sea Fertilization Objection by IMO Convention Signatories
Parties to international dumping treaties express concern about reported offshore iron fertilization by salmon fishing industry. Parties to the international treaties…
Kannad Gains AIS SART Certification
Kannad's SafeLink AIS SART obtains Wheel Mark (Mark of Conformity) the European regulatory marking for marine equipment. The SafeLink AIS SART is a manual deployment survivor location device intended for use on life rafts or survival craft. Offering an alternative to a Radar SART, once activated the SafeLink transmits the beacon’s geographic position and unique serial number continuously, indicating range and course on all standard ships’ AIS receiver equipment.
DP World Wins Indian Container Terminal Contract
New investment will add 800,000 TEU container capacity & help ease congestion in Port of Mumbai, India. DP World Limited has received a Letter of Award from Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust…
Shipbroker Chases Down Payment Due
Persistence pays off for shipbroker's legitimate claim for outstanding financial commission due from time-charterer. In the latest issue of its Claims Review, International…
Update 3: Status of NY, NJ Port, Waterways
The Port of New York is open to all tug and barge traffic carrying petroleum products. New York waterway ferries and taxi service are fully operational on the Hudson and East Rivers.
Imtra Goes 'Green' with Solar Power Project
Imtra, a manufacturer of advanced LED Solutions, has announced the completion of its ‘green’ initiative to reduce energy consumption at its corporate headquarters.
UK P&I Club: 7.5% Rate Increase
At its annual board meeting on 29 October 2012, the board of the UK P&I Club (the Club), one of the oldest shipping protection and indemnity insurance mutuals, agreed…
Calls for New Approach to Sea Crime
GAC Protective Solutions has published a new position paper calling for ship owners and operators to adopt a more systematic approach to sea defense that is based…