COSCO Extends Partnership with Intergraph
Leading marine, offshore engineering & construction company COSCO chooses Intergraph's SmartMarine® Enterprise. COSCO Shipyard Group has extended its five-year master agreement with Intergraph®.
New GE Marine Diesel Engines EPA, IMO, Emission Compliant
GE Marine technology enables its L250 and V250 marine diesel engines to be compliant without exhaust after-treatment. At the International WorkBoat Show 2012 in New Orleans, GE Marine announce its timeline for meeting EPA Tier 3 and Tier 4i, as well as IMO Tier III emission compliance without the need for exhaust gas after-treatment for its L250 and V250 marine diesel engines. GE’s engine technology…
North Sea Ship Collision: 4 Dead 8 Missing
MOL's RoRo 'Baltic Ace' sinks in shallow water after colliding with container ship 'Corvus J' off the coast of Holland. The 148-metre (485-foot) car carrier Baltic Ace, sailing under the Bahamas flag, carrying cars from Zeebrugge in Belgium to Kotka in Finland, took water after the collision and the 24 crew took to the liferafts, reports BBC News. Several helicopters and two navy patrol ships continue searching for the missing sailors.
NASSCO Lays Keel for Future 'USNS John Glenn'
General Dynamics NASSCO hold keel laying ceremony in its San Diego faciltiy for the future 'USNS John Glenn' (MLP 2). Delivery of this second MLP ship is scheduled for first quarter 2014, and is to be named John Glenn, in honor of John Herschel Glenn, Jr., the former U.S. Marine Corps pilot, astronaut and U.S. senator who was the first American to orbit the Earth and the third American in space. Ms. Lyn Glenn, daughter of John Herschel Glenn, Jr., and Mrs. Helen L.
Petrobas Strike Deepwater Oil Offshore Brazil
Petrobras discover a new light hydrocarbon accumulation in ultra deepwaters of the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin (see map). The well is 85 km off the Aracaju coast, state of Sergipe, at a 2,583 meter water depth. Drilling was completed at 5,347 meter depth. This is Petrobras's fourth important hydrocarbon discovery in the ultra deepwaters of the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin this year. From August to October this year…
Dometec Launch Workboat Specific HVAC Unit
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) providers Dometic Marine introduce its DuraSea Condensing Unit at IWS 2012. The company launch the unit at this year's International Workboat Show (IWS) in New Orleans. Specifically designed to provide a robust and reliable system for the workboat environment, Dometic’s new DuraSea air conditioning condensing unit offers exceptional performance and long service life.
BAE Systems to Build PSV's for Jackson Offshore
Jackson Offshore Operators contracts BAE Systems’ shipyard in Jacksonville, Florida, to build 2 platform supply vessels (PSVs). The contract reflects continued growth in U.S. commercial shipbuilding for BAE Systems and is another major step forward in the company’s support to the oil and gas industry. Each of the Jackson Offshore Operators vessels will be qualified under the U.S. Jones Act and will measure 252 feet long and 60 feet wide.
Crowley Maritime Make Senior Management Appointments
Crowley Maritime Corporation announce changes to its senior leadership team in the company’s shipping and logistics business. The company consolidates its commercial marketing, sales, customer care and pricing activities under the leadership of Frank Larking, who has been promoted to senior vice president and general manager of logistics, and will now, in addition to managing the entire logistics enterprise, oversee U.S.
Bollinger Means Business
Chris Bollinger sets the table for an exciting 2013 & beyond. Maritime Reporter caught up with Chris Bollinger on a recent trip to the Gulf Coast for the October 26, 2012, christening of Bollinger’s latest newbuild; the first two of four tugboats in Crowley Maritime’s ocean class series, Ocean Wave and Ocean Wind. Directly on the heels of those two hulls are the next in series; Ocean Sun and Ocean Sky.
On the occasion of Metal Craft Marine’s 25th anniversary, Maritime Reporter & Engineering News ventured north, to the boat builder’s Kingston, Ontario headquarters, to discover the secret to its success. Metal Craft Marine is well regarded in maritime circles for designing and building high performance craft outfitted for the most demanding work conditions. While the company is diverse in its work scope and capability…
W&O Positioned to Provide
W&O takes the guesswork out of distribution, supply and the marine manufacturing environment. In the busy U.S. Gulf Coast shipbuilding sectors, W&O Supply remains active within four very strong markets: navy marine, commercial marine, marine offshore and offshore fabrication. Even with the uncertainty surrounding sequestration, business in the Gulf continues to be strong, as well as diversified. With major shipyards in the region continuing to receive contracts for follow-on vessels…
A new Offshore Simulator Center (OSC) is being finalized in Aalesund, Norway to provide advanced training in offshore ship operations. The new facilities are located in a 'Norwegian Competence Center building' next to the Aalesund University College. The building contains several futuristic constructions, such as a 13.5m diameter aluminium dome for the offshore operations simulators, and two 4m diameter spherical domes for crane simulation.
Tidewater Well Positioned After Spending On Deepwater Vessels
Global demand driving consistent year-over-year profits for Tidewater. A more modern fleet riding a rising tide should continue that trend, analysts and company officials say. Tidewater Inc., based in New Orleans, has invested in deepwater, platform supply vessels in recent years, a move that looks to be paying off as demand for those boats improves during a rush to build deep-ocean rigs. The company provides offshore supply vessels and marine support services for the world’s energy industry.
Cool Under Pressure in Harsh Environs
GC Rieber Shipping, the Norway-based harsh environment shipping specialist, has charged ULSTEIN with developing a high-capacity subsea vessel based on its SX121 design. This $141m million ship, ordered in June 2012, alongside an option for a sister vessel, has been commissioned in response to strong market desire for offshore construction support vessels (CSVs) for deep and harsh environments. Alongside state-of-the-art features…
Kommandor Calum Launched
Launched in Preparation for Survey Trials, ahead of operation in January 2013. Kommandor Calum is a game changing twin engine single screw, site investigation vessel. At 80m she has been specifically designed to maximise the voluminous nature of the heavily built hull for safe, sustained and comfortable operations. Capabilities include 2D exploration, 2DHR, ship-fit compressors and air storage, SBP arrays…
New Sales Manager For Calecore
Gary Thirkettle starts work with Calecore. Calecore is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Thirkettle as Sales Manager. Gary, who read Geophysics and Mathematics at Reading, also holds an MBA, has over 20 years of Management and Senior Management success in the offshore Sector. The appointment comes after three years of growth and operations on five continents; and further underwrites our commitment to our clients and operations outside of EMEA.
Scorpion RIBs Chooses Raymarine
Scorpion, one of the manufacturers of high quality production and bespoke RIBs for leisure owners, commercial and superyacht users, has announced it has selected Raymarine as its preferred supplier for marine electronics. Kevin Hunt, General Manager at Scorpion, says the company has chosen Raymarine’s most technically advanced e7D HybridTouch multifunction display as the product of choice for all its RIBs. He says, “Raymarine is the market leader in advanced marine electronics.
RINA Group Wins Greek LNG Terminal Expansion Contract
The international verification and engineering RINA Group will carry out Basic Engineering Design, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, Safety and other studies…
MAST Partners with Beazley Group
MAST (‘Maritime Asset Security and Training’), a leading security organization that provides specialist global security services for the maritime community, has…
The 100 Series Rules for the Use of Force
With the 100 Series Rules for the Use of Force attracting considerable attention from the key stakeholders in the industry. Adam Swierczewski, Corporate and Legal Affairs Manager of the leading Maritime Security Company, Ambrey Risk, has made observations from the Industry perspective. The 100 Series is said to be designed to ‘alleviate uncertainty’* and provide ‘clear legal basis for acts of self-defense’*.