New Scientific Survey Ship to Have Kongsberg Survey Suite
Kongsberg Maritime to supply a sophisticated survey suite to a vessel being built by Meyer Werft for a consortium of German universities. The contract, an open tender won amongst tough competition, covers all hydro acoustic aspects of the new build survey vessel 'Tiefsee Forschungs Schiff' (TFS), which has been commissioned to replace the old RV 'Sonne', the current vessel being shared by the same group of German universities.
Subsea South Africa ExxonMobile Exploration
Exxon Mobil Corporation affiliate ExxonMobil Exploration & Production South Africa Limited, soon to start search for oil & gas deposits. The Tugela South Exploration…
USACE Wilmington Christen New Survey Boat
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Wilmington District name new survey boat 'Swart' at the engineer repair yard. The boat is named after Dirk Swart III (1935-2011) who served as captain and operator of District survey vessel Gillette from 1971 to his retirement in 2002 at the age of 76. Swart was not only the senior survey boat skipper, but he was also the last veteran of World War II to retire from the Wilmington District.
Somali Pirates Sleep Not
EU Naval Force Belgian Frigate 'BNS Louise-Marie' apprehends five suspected pirates off Somali coast. Directed to the scene by ship's helicopter, BNS Louise-Marie issued verbal warnings to the skiff whose crew quickly raised their hands. The boarding party was deployed to apprehend the five suspected pirates on board the skiff, which was equipped with a ladder and a boarding hook, and it eventually taken on board the frigate.
Dredging Contract Will Aid Fraser River BC Communities
Vital access channels in the Fraser River in Steveston & Ladner will be kept navigable by a US$ 10-million joint dredging contract. Economic activity in the area will be facilitated as a result of unprecedented collaborative work bringing together a $10 million joint commitment by Port Metro Vancouver, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Corporation of Delta, and the City of Richmond.
Gulf of Mexico Pipeline Contract for Technip
Technip wins Discovery System lump sum pipeline installation contract for Discovery’s South Timbalier Block 283 Junction Platform project. David Dickson, Technip’s Senior Vice President…
Titan Salvage Re-enlists Dennis Brand
Captain Dennis Brand to rejoin Titan, Crowley Maritime's marine salvage & wreck removal company, as director of global commercial operation. As a member of the company’s senior management team, Captain Brand will help shape strategic, operational and commercial business initiatives particularly as they relate to emergency response, securing salvage and wreck removal work for Titan around the world.
North America ECA: Alaska Senator Protests
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich urges US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take 'hybrid' approach to cruise ships in Alaskan waters. The senator is leading an effort…
New Seismic Survey Boat: NAMJet Waterjet Propelled
Norwegian shipbuilder Westplast AS chooses US-based NAMJet propulsion for its latest seismic survey vessel WP950. Designed as a global support platform for oil and gas industry seismographic research, the WP950 will also be used for streamer cable replacements. The boat is powered by twin 295-horsepower (hp) Yanmar diesels paired to twin TRAKTOR® Jet TJ 381 (15-inch) waterjets capable of propelling the 31-foot, 15,653-pound (7100 kg) craft to top speeds of 28 knots.
Transocean Fleet Update Summary
Transocean's fleet update summary includes new contracts, significant changes to existing contracts, and changes in estimated OofS time. The value of new contracts or extensions since the November 18, 2012 fleet update summary is approximately US$119=million. Estimated 2012 out of service time (OofS increased by a net 40 days, including 22 days to complete repairs on the Henry Goodrich and 19 days to complete work scope on the GSF Explorer.
Tank Barge Launched for TY Offshore
TY Offshore Launches FMT 3248, the fourth of fourteen FMT Industries Barges built at TY's Gulfport, Mississippi facility. TY Offshore, LLC announce the launch of FMT 3248, the fourth of fourteen 297’6” x 54’ x 12’, 30,000 barrel tank barges for FMT Industries, LLC, one of the several companies within the Florida Marine Group (Florida Marine). FMT Industries has recently exercised its option for four additional barges from its original order of ten.
HII Make New Executive Appointments
Huntington Ingalls Industries announces new executive appointments for Investor Relations and Internal Audit. HII appoint Dwayne Blake corporate vice president, investor relations, and Scott Stabler corporate vice president, internal audit, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Blake, formerly the corporate vice president, internal audit, is replacing Andy Green, who is leaving the corporate staff for a position at HII's Newport News Shipbuilding division (NNS).
USMMA Golf Fundraisers Set 2013 Competition Dates
The Heidmar Blue & Gray Golf Classics are fundraisers for the U.S Merchant Marine Academy and its Department of Athletics. The tour nets over $400,000 annually and is attended by USMMA alumni, parents, friends and members of the international maritime community. In 2012, the tour saw 1,274 golfers which is the third-highest total of all time. Final 2012 proceeds are predicted to be near record numbers as the tour continues to grow in scope and size.
Tognum Appoints New Executive Board Member
Jörg Schwitalla will be the new Executive Board member for Personnel and Integrity at Tognum AG as of 1 January 2013. Tognum has created the new position on the Executive Board on the one hand to meet future requirements – such as the planned integration of Bergen Engines AS and the group’s growth targets – and on the other hand to achieve the aim of bringing the Personnel, Legal Affairs and Compliance…
Italian Shipyared Gains RINA Certification
Fincantieri's Muggiano shipyard awarded RINA "Environmental Protection" certification under ISO 14001. The yard in Riva Trigoso (Genoa), which together with Muggiano forms Fincantieri's specialist naval shipbuilding centre, is expected to be certified within the next month. In order to qualify for ISO 14001 certification, applicants must, amongst other things, draw up programs to improve their systems that manage environmental aspects and the related impacts…
FPSO Contract for COSCO
COSCO Corp. (Singapore) secures contract to construct a Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) vessel in China. COSCO Nantong Shipyard Co. Ltd., a subsidiary…
Global Supply Chain Security
In this timely work, James Giermanski describes the advent and subsequent development of security operations in the global supply chain, outlining the respective contributions of governmental and nongovernmental stakeholders to this worldwide concern. Global Supply Chain Security explores the potential impact of port-related catastrophic events in the United States and their effects worldwide, concentrating, in particular, on the United States’ contribution to global container security.
Hydrex Antwerp Expands Logistic Possibilities
Last week two dive support workboats arrived at the Hydrex headquarters in Antwerp. Both vessels can be used for a wide range of operations in Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and France.
Offshore Get-together in Flushing Port
Last December 12th, Holland Offshore’s newbuild Dutch Blue arrived in Flushing, the Netherlands, towing the pontoon NP 328 which transported 6 hulls owned by Ruyven. This trip has been the maiden voyage of the Dutch Blue; a towing / support vessel built under Dutch flag regulations and owned by Holland Offshore, part of the Holland Shipyards Group. The vessel has a length of 52,8 m, a width of 13,2 m…
Dockwise Encouraged by Increased Offer
Dockwise ltd has taken notice of this morning's release on the agreement between Boskalis Westminster NV ("Boskalis") and Project Holland Fonds whereby the latter…