Current Tanker Market Jeopardizing Tanker Industry
Tanker owners continue to be deeply concerned that the current tanker market is seriously jeopardizing the sustainability of the tanker industry. Speaking recently to Intertanko’s Council in London…
Rolls-Royce Selects Paramarine Ship Design Software
Paramarine software, developed by QinetiQ GRC, has been selected by Rolls-Royce who is broadening its ship design capabilities. Paramarine will be Rolls-Royce’s…
Singapore’s Jaya Holdings – New CFO Appointed
Jaya Holdings Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Chong Chow Pin as Chief Financial Officer Designate. Mr Chong will report directly to the Chief Executive…
Moore Stephens Warns on VAT Changes
International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens has highlighted an imminent change to VAT rules by the UK government which could have significant implications for the shipping industry. With effect from 1 December 2012, the UK government will remove the VAT registration threshold for non-UK-established businesses, bringing UK law into line with EU law. Businesses without a UK establishment…
Twin Disc Mid-Atlantic Announces the Hiring of Scott Schmitz
Mill Log Equipment Company DBA Twin Disc Mid-Atlantic (www.milllog.com), Twin Disc’s newest full service Distributor, has announced 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, Virginia location.
Splash & Grab – Oil Theft Blights Gulf of Guinea
Dryad Maritime, the UK-based specialist in maritime intelligence, has completed an analysis of a specific type of maritime crime that poses a risk to shipping in the Gulf of Guinea, West Africa.
Goodtime III at Great Lakes Shipyard
Cleveland’s Goodtime III arrived at Great Lakes Shipyard earlier this month to undergo drydocking and repair work. The vessel received its five-year year US Coast Guard hull and machinery inspection and had its hull repainted. Great Lakes Shipyard has performed work on the previous Cleveland-based excursion boats, Goodtime and Goodtime II. This is the first repair contract that Great Lakes Shipyard has had for Goodtime III.
ACL Purchases Historic Steam Calliope
Original calliope from 1880-built paddlewheel steamboat to be placed aboard Queen of the Mississippi. American Cruise Lines, operator of the newest riverboats and small cruise ships in the United States, is pleased to announce it has just acquired a 132-year-old Nichol steam calliope to be placed aboard its brand new 150-guest paddlewheeler, Queen of the Mississippi. The historic instrument, which originated from the Washington…
IHC Merwede delivers DCI Dredge XIX
On Thursday 15 November, the delivery of the 5,500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger, DCI Dredge XIX, took place at Waalhaven in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The dredger was received by the Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) Manager Mr YSR Murthy three weeks ahead of the contractual delivery date. IHC Merwede’s contract with DCI is for the design, engineering and delivery of the vessel. The company was selected due to its efficiency and reliability in delivering previous orders on time.
Stolt Tankers Five Stainless Steel Parcel Tankers
Stolt Tankers B.V., a subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen Limited (Oslo Børs: SNI), has announced that it has reached an agreement with Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd.
Are You Prepared for the New MARPOL Annex V Garbage Regulations? New regulations addressing garbage management go into effect on January 1, 2013 pursuant to action taken by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) at its sixty-second session in July 2011 after a comprehensive review of MARPOL Annex V. The new regulations impose stricter garbage management procedures and documentation requirements…
The Weakest Link
The world is changing fast and this is especially true in the fast boat sector. Since the millennium, rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) and high speed craft (HSC) have been at the cutting edge of maritime operations for everything from homeland security and law enforcement to extreme weather rescue. For over 30 years specialist organizations around the world including the RNLI (UK lifeboat), Royal Marines, US Navy and US Coast Guard have driven the evolution of fast craft.
WWII Era F6F Hellcat Discovered off Coast of Florida
OceanGate Inc. OceanGate announced it has discovered a World War II-era Grumman F6F Hellcat plane off the coast of Miami Beach. The plane was found during one of an ongoing series of dives in which OceanGate has been using its Teledyne BlueView high-frequency sonar and high-definition photo and video equipment to gather data pertaining to the artificial reefs in Miami-Dade County waters. Recognizing the potential historical and military significance of the find…
That Sinking Feeling
What is the duty of a vessel owner when his vessel sinks and becomes a hazard? What is a facility’s duty when it comes to vessels at their docks? On top of the oil, wreckage, and loss of use, there are legal duties and penalties for parties associated with the vessel – under relevant federal and state statutes – after it sinks. It’s the call that most owners/operators do not like to get: their vessel is partially submerged at a dock or in some navigable waterway and poses a threat to navigation.
What Will You Do When a Spill Occurs?
The blowout aboard the Deepwater Horizon and the resulting oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico captured the attention of both the public and regulators. As a result of this incident, both the government and the general public have developed opinions as to how such an oil spill should be avoided, contained and cleaned up. Now, even a small spill can become front page news and your company’s operations and policies will be scrutinized by the government, media and the general public.
Insights: Raymond Lord
When Raymond Lord was named President of Donjon-SMIT, LLC just over one year ago, the native Houstonian brought with him more than 30 years of experience within the marine salvage industry, and he joins industry heavyweights John Witte and Douglas Martin at the joint-venture, casualty response and compliance group. Coming from his previous position as Vice President and Operations Manager for SMIT Americas in Houston…
Offshore Production Systems Analysis Published by IMA
29 Floating production units ordered over the past 12 months according to a recently published IMA in-depth analysis. International Maritime Associates (IMA) has just completed an in-depth analysis of the floating production sector. The 175 page report Floating Production Systems: Assessment of the Outlook for FPSOs, Semis, TLPs, Spars, FLNGs, FSRUs and FSOs is the 48th in a series of IMA reports on the deepwater production sector that began in 1996.
Liebherr Supply 1000th Mobile Harbour Crane
The 1000th Liebherr Mobile Harbour Crane has been delivered and erected at Montoir Bulk Terminal (MBT) France. The new LPS 550 is going to play a major role in MBT’s cargo handling chain in order to optimize bulk transport. Their new crane, type LPS 550, has a maximum lifting capacity of 75 tonnes in grab operation. It is the first LPS 550 worldwide. The crane was manufactured and pretested in Rostock before its delivery to the west coast of France.
Greek Slant on Engine Monitoring on SNAME Athens Agenda
Greek Section of The Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME) upcoming meeting will hear about the technology. At its third technical meeting for the 2012-2013 season, Mr.
School-boat Propulsion System Order for Northern Lights
A new Maritime Aquarium (Norwalk, Conn. USA) research & floating schoolhouse vessel to be fitted with Northern Lights' Hybrid Marine System. Northern Lights Hybrid Marine is an ideal fit for the Maritime Aquarium. Their new 65-foot research vessel designed by Incat Crowther will be used throughout Long Island Sound to entertain and inform aquarium patrons. Installing the Hybrid Marine system allows the vessel the clean, reliable propulsion it needs to travel out into the Sound.