Panama Canal Issues Notice to Proceed to Build Bridge
On January 8, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued the notice to proceed to VINCI Construction Grands Projets to build a bridge on the Atlantic side of the Canal.
Blank Rome Welcomes New Of Counsel
Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that William R. Bennett, III has joined the Firm as Of Counsel in the International and Maritime Litigation and ADR group. Mr. Bennett is based in the Firm’s New York office. Mr. Bennett joins Blank Rome from Bennett, Giuliano, McDonnell & Perrone LLP where he was a Partner. He has extensive experience litigating and arbitrating all types of marine and shore based disputes throughout the United States involving personal injury…
NTSB to Investigate SFO Allision
NTSB investigating allision between oil tanker and San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The National Transportation Safety Board today announced it is investigating an allision Monday between the oil tanker Overseas Reymar and one of the supports of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The NTSB named Barry Strauch the investigator-in-charge. Strauch will coordinate with the U.S. Coast Guard, which classified the accident today as a "major marine casualty…
Port of Kiel’s Annual Results Show a Slight Rise
More than 6.3 million tons of cargo and 2.2% more passengers handled. The Port of Kiel ended the year 2012 with a small plus in both cargo and passenger handling. Last year more than 6.3 million tons of cargo (an increase of 0.3%) were turned round for the first time. That was an increase – if only a small one – over handling posted in 2011. In the passenger sector more than 1.9 million travellers either boarded or disembarked from a ferry or cruise ship last year.
Arimar to Provide Globe Wireless Products
Globe Wireless and Arimar have announced that they have entered into a long-term cooperation agreement to provide Globe Wireless products and services to Italian flagged vessels.
National Shipbuilding Research Program – All Panel Meeting
Please join us April 23-25, 2013 in Charleston, SC for the next NSRP All Panel Meeting. The All Panel Meeting brings together NSRP’s eleven Ship Production Panels to share strategies…
Coast Guard, NTSB Investigating NYC Ferry Allision
Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to ferry allision in Manhattan. The Coast Guard is responding to an allison that occurred at the Pier 11 ferry terminal in Manhattan, N.Y. Fifty-seven injuries have been reported after the ferry Seastreak allided with the pier at 8:45 a.m. Two rescue boat crews from Coast Guard Station New York, along with FDNY and NYPD are responding to the scene. An investigation team from Coast Guard Sector New York is also responding.
US Lawmakers Warning of Dirty Bomb Threat to US Ports
GateKeeper USA Inc. (OTC Symbol: GTKP) announced that in a recent Bloomberg article, it was reported by Jeff Bliss that the US Backs Off All Cargo Scanning Goals.
Maersk Line CEO Cautiously Optimistic
Tim Smith, Maersk Line’s North Asia CEO, reflects on 2012 being quite a volatile year, but sees an increase in the Asia-Europe container trade. The biggest challenge…
New RoRo Added to SC Line Fleet
SC Line announces the addition of another 1/4 ramp RoRo vessel into its fleet, MV 'Mosel Ace'. In line with its strategic and strengthening position in the Americas, SC Line introduces Mosel Ace to serve initially the US East coast from Baltimore to Zarate where it would reposition in the short term to call specific ports between Colombia, Argentina and Brazil. The new ship is 176m in lenght, 31m breadth, and of 12,743 dwt, equipped with a 120 mt 1/4 ramp. SC Line S.A.
Kongsberg Sonar Chosen by Major World Research Institutes
Kongsberg Geoacoustics based in Great Yarmouth, UK, delivers its GeoSwath Plus combined shallow water multibeam & side scan system to research institutes. Many GeoSwath users choose the system due to its easy portability. The 500 kHz transducer is only 13cm wide and 35cm long with a weight of just 10 kilograms. The system can be supplied in a wide choice of frequencies and configurations depending upon the intended application.
Crowley Maritime Supports Arlington YMCA Project
Crowley Maritime Corp donates check & personnel will help in field enhancements to benefit more than 500 local children and adults. Children attending YMCA summer…
Offshore Germany EPCI Contract for Ulstein
The contract is for the engineering, procurement, construction & installation (EPCI) of a complete pile upend, plus a lifting tool for the wind farm installation project. ArGe Baltic 2 foundations, a joint venture between Hochtief and GeoSea, has awarded Dutch Ulstein subsidiary, Ulstein Idea Equipment Solutions BV, the contract for work on the Baltic 2 wind farm installation project. The upend frame…
SKF Group to Acquire Blohm+Voss
SKF of Sweden is to acquire German ship components provider Blohm + Voss Industries (BVI) from Star Capital Partners. Blohm + Voss Industries is a manufacturer of equipment for critical marine applications, including shaft components (seals and bearings), stabilizers, and oily water separators. The company has around 400 employees and originates from the Blohm + Voss shipyard, which was founded in 1877. SKF will pay 80 MEUR for 100% of the equity of BVI and assumes net loans/cash of 18 MEUR.
New Farr-design Sailboat From Bavaria Yachts
The new 7m (23ft) trailerable, one-design sport sailing boat, 'B/One' was built by Bavaria Yachts in Giebelstadt, Germany. Bavaria asked Farr Yacht Design for an economical one-design that would impress advanced sailors with excellent performance, yet be easy to handle and operate for the weekend sailor and his/her family. Farr Yacht Design, the designers of the B/One, have met these requirements with a technologically advanced hull shape developed from the Volvo Open 70 and Farr 400…
New Coast Guard Boat Arrives Charleston S.C.
Coast Guard Sector Charleston hosts ceremony to recognize the arrival of its new Response Boat-Medium. This 45-foot boat is designed to replace the 1970’s era 41-foot Utility Boats that are currently assigned to Coast Guard Sector Charleston. The delivery is the first of five boats that will be delivered to Coast Guard Sector Charleston during the next year and assigned to four small boat stations throughout South Carolina and Georgia.
KVH Introduce 'Business Class' VSAT Service
KVH Industries launches new Unrestricted Rate Plans featuring Business Class Service for its mini-VSAT Broadband network. Designed to meet the booming demand for maritime connectivity…
Littoral Combat Ships Integral Part of US Navy's Future
Vice-Admiral Tom Copeman pronounces on 'Surface Forces Priorities in an Ever-Changing Maritime Environment', sees LCS playing crucilal Navy role. "Twenty-five years ago, then CNO Admiral Trost looked into the future and began our shift from a Cold War focus to dealing with regional and littoral conflicts in the years to come. So we started down the path to where we are now—working through various iterations…
Towboat Delivered by Horizon Shipbuilding
Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, AL, has delivered the second in a series of 74’ Towboats to Canal Barge Company, Inc. of New Orleans, LA. The Susan J Gundlach is 74’ long with a 32’6” beam and an 8’6” draft. Designed by Marine Design, Inc. of Gulf Breeze, Florida, the vessel is capable of pushing fully loaded fuel barges at 10 knots. Its 2000 horsepower is provided by Cummins K38M, tier…
Union Objects to Canadian Coast Guard Decision
The Canadian Coast Guard's decision to replace Search & Rescue personnel with auxilliary volunteers is a direct insult to mariners in Vancouver says UCTE. Christine Collins…