Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Starts on Second Aframax Tankship
Construction starts on the second of two Aframax tankers for SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., Exxon Mobil Corporation’s U.S. marine affiliate. The construction of the two tankers…
Maersk Ships to Have 'Nose Job'
Maersk Line to cut off some container ship bulbous bows as part of initiatives already implemented across its fleet to reduce fuel costs. Research carried out by…
International Bunkering Promotes Hernan B. Ortiz
International Bunkering promotes Mr Ortiz to Senior Bunker/Lubricant Trader & Team Leader in its Dubai office. CEO Carsten Ladekjaer said: "It is our pleasure to inform that as a result of his continuous hard-working efforts, his achieved results and his ability to interact in a most professional manner with his colleagues and business partners aroung the world, we have decided to promote Mr. He continued…
Offshore Accommodation Rig Order for COSCO
COSCO Corp. (Singapore} subsidiary COSCO Qidong Offshore Co to build the accommodation rig for European joint venture company. The contract, valued at US$200-million.is…
Thome J/V Aims to Increase Pool of Indian Ship's Officers
Thome Ship Management of Singapore inks a joint venture partnership with Doehle Danautic, a leading shipping service provider in India. In what is to be seen as…
US Senator Pushes for Sandy Recovery Package
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez pushes for approval of the $60.4 billion Sandy Recovery package now being debated in the U.S. Congress. Menendez took to the floor of…
Improved Passenger Mobility, Comfort, Aboard Superferry 'Viking Grace'
Finnish Avaava, a company specializing in barrier-free solutions makes it easier for passengers to move around, accommodate, in comfort. Different spaces need to cater to a variety of different people. Avaava creates supplementary solutions adapted to varying levels of mobility. It’s all about equality and the simple fact that age, size, shape and health issues should not hinder mobility or the enjoyment of a high standard of living; a standard applied to Viking Line's new ferry.
Chinese Oilfield Technology Group in Dire Straits
The Board of Directors of China Oilfield Technology Services Group Limited & its subsidiaries, issues financial update & a warning. The Group expects challenging…
AAPA Workshop on Crisis Communications & Management
An American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) two-day program slated for Los Angeles, Feb. 21-22, 2013 will address the subject. While most port communications are either advocacy…
Unmanned Aircraft Completes First Carrier Trials
Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy, complete at-sea deck handling trials of X-47B unmanned demonstrator. The exercises aboard the USS Harry S. Truman demonstrated the ability to maneuver the tailless, strike-fighter-sized aircraft quickly and precisely on the flight deck using a wireless handheld controller. They are the latest in a series of test activities leading up to the first carrier landings of the X-47B planned for 2013.
Fincantieri Launch Large Patrol Boat
The first of two multi-purpose vessels for the Italian Coast Guard was launched at Fincantieri's Castellammare di Stabia (Naples) Shipyard. Ships of this class are designed to operate in open seas in particularly bad weather conditions and will be used for search and rescue, anti-pollution and fire-fighting missions and to control illegal immigration. They will also be able to perform complex naval missions for central command.
General Dynamics Wins Navy DDG Contract
General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Awarded $49 Million for DDG 51 Programs. The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD)…
BIW Wins $49m for DDG 51 Programs
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), two contracts in support of the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer program.
Arctic Animals Manifesto
In the years that I have been authoring this column, I have seen and commented on numerous developments of interest. None have been as unexpected, though, as the below document which inadvertently came to my attention. Rumors have swirled recently of unrest in the Arctic, but few suspected that it had reached this level. I submit the document unedited for the careful consideration of my long-suffering readers.
Surface Warriors to Meet at Annual Symposium
The Surface Navy Association (SNA) National Symposium will be held January 15-17, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Crystal City, VA. The association was incorporated in 1985 to promote greater coordination and communication among those in the military, business and academic communities who share a common interest in Naval Surface Warfare and to support the activities of Surface Naval Forces. SNA provides for its members support…
RIMPAC World’s Largest International Maritime Exercise
Capt. Edward Lundquist, U.S. Navy (Ret.) talks with Vice Admiral Jerry Beaman, the commander of the U.S. THIRD Fleet, about the 2012 “Rim of the Pacific” (RIMPAC) multi-national fleet exercise. How has the Rim of the Pacific or “RIMPAC” exercised evolved to the current involvement of more than 20 nations? Our naval heritage and our tradition really began in the War of 1812. In February of 1813, the frigate USS Essex was the very first Navy ship to sail into the Pacific.
Dryad Maritime Intelligence Appoints Commercial Director
Dryad Maritime Intelligence has announced the appointment of David Hunkin OBE as their new Commercial Director who will be based at their Operations Center in Portsmouth. In this new role, David will lead Dryad’s commercial business development with some exciting plans for international expansion in 2013. Supported by Dryad’s Executive Board, his remit will be to ensure that Dryad clients remain fully informed and prepared for current and future security challenges.
Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Hits the 90 Percent Mark
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has reached 90 percent structural completion in the building of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Shipbuilders successfully added three units to the ship last week. Two of the units were sponsons, which are structures that project from the side of the aircraft carrier hull and provide the space needed for flight deck operations.
OSEC to Hold Sixth Public Meeting
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Jim Watson has announced that the Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee (OESC) will hold its sixth public meeting on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 and Thursday, January 10, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The OESC is a public federal advisory body including some of the nation’s leading scientific, engineering and technical experts. Chaired by former Sandia National Laboratory Director Dr.
XL Group’s Marine Unit Expands Hull Insurance Resources
XL Group plc’s (NYSE: XL) North American Marine business expands its blue water hull risk management capabilities in New York with the addition of Siobhan Coen and…