Workboat Operational 363 Days in a Year
CTruck-built offshore wind farm support vessel 'CWind Alliance' delivered an impressive 363 days of operation on the London Array during 2012. Peter Jørgensen, CWind managing director, commented “We are delighted to have achieved such a high level of performance with this vessel. She is a core part of the fleet at CWind, allowing our teams to efficiently undertake the varied and complex tasks demanded by the industry whilst also reducing their carbon footprint with the inherent fuel savings.
Lloyd's Register Boxes Clever
A major research project by Lloyd’s Register (LR) has discovered a means to improve the way containers are handled and carried. Containership owners and managers are forever seeking sleeker and more streamlined ways to load, stack and carry their boxes as vessel sizes continue to expand and economies of scale to match them accordingly. The results of this new research project by LR means that in future…
Ocean Rig Charter Out 'Erik Raude'
Ocean Rig UDW Inc., a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, signs contract with an oil major for the semi-submersible drilling rig 'Erik Raude'. The drilling contract is for a one-well program, with an estimated duration of up to 6 months, for drilling offshore Ireland, with an estimated backlog of approximately US$112 million, including mobilization and demobilization. The rig is scheduled to commence this contract in the second quarter of 2013…
Heesen Yachts Introduce New Superyacht Design
The Netherlands luxury yachtbuilder, Heesen Yachts, presents a new 58m superyacht in collaboration with Italian designer Francesco Paszkowsk. The relationship between Heesen Yachts and this Italian designer dates back to the Nineties with the creation of the exterior lines of the splendid 35 metre motor yacht Opus II and more recently with the interior design of two vessels in the 50 metre semi-displacement class.
South Carolina Ports 2012 Business Up 10%
The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) closed a year marked by new carrier services, inland port development & Charleston harbor deepening project. In results…
Korean Shipyard Wins US$600-million Seaspan Order
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) wins the order for five 14,000 TEU container ships, with a contract option for 5 more. The ultra-large container ships, measuring 368 m in length, 51 m in width, and 30 m in depth, are scheduled to be delivered from 2015. Upon delivery, the vessels will be charted by Seaspan Corp. to the Taiwan’s Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp on a long-term contract. The container ships will feature an electronically-controlled main engine and HiBallast seawater treatment system.
Electric Boat Awarded US52M Navy Contract
The US Navy contract is for the planning and execution of the 'USS Mississippi' (SSN 782) post shakedown availability (PSA). The $51,687,173 cost-plus-fixed-fee…
ACP Hosts International Maintenance Congress
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) hosts the first International Maintenance Congress, focused on developing a business culture of profitability, maintenance & sustainability.
Deep-sea Submersible Purchase by OceanGate
OceanGate Inc., provider of deep-sea manned submersible solutions, buys 3-person, diesel-electric submersible 'Lula'f rom Portugal's Rebikoff-Niggeler Foundation. The submarine, which can operate at a depth of 500 meters (1,640 feet), was purchased to meet the increased demand for manned submersibles in commercial applications focused on biological and environmental surveys, monitoring, and inspection.
Crowley’s ATB Crew Rescues Man from Tampa Bay
The crew aboard Crowley Maritime Corporation’s articulated tug-barge (ATB) Achievement/650-8 recently performed a heroic rescue of an injured man who was struggling to stay afloat near the base of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa Bay, Fla. The on-watch crew noticed a man bobbing in the water on the port side of the vessel around the same time that emergency radio calls from the St. Petersburg Coast Guard were issued.
Industry Icon Ray Holubowicz Dies
Ray Holubowicz, Father of Shipping Containerization and founder of UK based Marine Ventures Ltd, Dies at 88. Romuald Paul, better known as "Ray" Holubowicz, a prime mover in the shipping industry's changeover to the use of shipping containers, died on New Year's Day in England. He was 88. A native of Cudahy, Wisconsin, Ray Holubowicz was in the first (1942) graduating class of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, NY).
'Seven Borealis' Nominated for Ship of the Year
Subsea 7’s flagship ‘Seven Borealis’, a customized SOC 5000 design designed by Ulstein has been nominated for the prestigious Ship of the Year Award organized by the Offshore Support Journal. Voting is open until close of business on 25 January via this link: www.surveymonkey.com/s/13SVVOTE. The Seven Borealis measures 182.2 x 46.2 meters and has a moulded depth of 16.1 meters. This state-of-the-art pipelay/heavy lift vessel…
Swedish Ferry Enters Service with New SurvitecZodiac Slide
A new version of the successful SurvitecZodiac MIS MES escape slide and liferaft system has been fitted to the latest addition to the Ventrafiken fleet. The Uraniborg was recently completed at the Hvide Sande shipyard in Denmark and has just entered service between Landskrona and the island of Ven located in the Oresund between Sweden and Denmark. The new ferry is fitted with two SurvitecZodiac escape slide systems that each contain two 151-person open reversible liferafts.
Diana Shipping Inks Two Time Charters
Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, has announced that it has entered into…
Kalmar Secures Large Order
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a large order for twelve all-electric rubber tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT) SA in Greece. The cranes…
BWTS Supply Order for Optimarin
Optimarin to supply three ballast water treatment systems to Siem Offshore vessels. The first ship to be supplied with Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS) is the AHTS Siem Opal during drydocking. The Type Approved Optimarin Ballast System (OBS), is based on solid separation (filter) as pre-treatment and high doses of UV irradiation for inactivation of marine organisms, viruses and bacteria, without affecting the normal operation of the ship.
Port of Los Angeles to Break Ground
Who: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino, Port of Los Angeles officials break ground on $137 million intermodal rail yard project in Wilmington. What: The Berth 200 Rail Yard and Roadway Project will improve a critical link in the nation’s freight network. The new storage and queuing yard will clear the way for greater on-dock rail capacity and operational efficiencies at nearby Port container terminal facilities.
Kraken Awarded AquaPix Sonar Contract
Kraken Sonar Systems Inc., a marine technology company, has announced that it has been awarded a contract for an AquaPix Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar…
Lakes Limestone Trade Down 3.6 Percent in 2012
Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 27,145,219 tons in 2012, a decrease of 3.6 percent compared to 2011. The trade was 7 percent below its 5-year average. Shipments from U.S.
Maritime Training Company Strengthens Team
Clyde Marine Training, the UKs largest maritime training organization, has entered 2013 by strengthening its training division with a number of new starts. First…