DNV to Cooperate with Korea Gas Corporation
DNV and Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), Korea’s national gas company, has entered into an agreement to cooperate on a feasibility study on the establishment of an LNG bunkering infrastructure in Korea.
Brittany Ferries First for Bureau Veritas
Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has issued the first of its new voluntary SEEMP notations to the 1,500-passenger and 500-car cruise ferry Cap Finistère, operated by France’s Brittany Ferries. Higher efficiency, lower costs and less environmental impact are all benefits for Brittany Ferries and for everyone in the transport chain. “Proactive ship owners like Brittany Ferries are voluntarily investing in eco-friendly technologies and operational practices…
Coast Guard Ramps up Security for Presidential Inauguration
Members from various Coast Guard units throughout the United States joined together Sunday in support of the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington Monday. Members of the Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team from Coast Guard Regional Dive Locker East, located in Portsmouth, Va., and Coast Guard Regional Dive Locker West, located in San Diego, Calif., patroled areas of the Potomac River for possible security threats.
New Leadership Takes Helm at Port of Indiana
The Ports of Indiana named Rick Heimann Port Director for the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor effective January 16. Heimann recently served as Sourcing Manager, specializing…
Scania Unveils the Future
Building on Scania’s new global engine platform is the 16-liter marine V8, delivering up to 1,000 hp and 2,460 Ib./ft. for patrol craft applications, a compact power source that leverages technology and architecture with Scania’s truck and bus engines. “The new 16 liter engine has gone up in horsepower for each duty cycle we offer, which means that we can approach larger vessels,” said Mikael Lindner, President, Scania U.S.A. Inc.
Cat Covers it All
Exhibitions are traditional launching points for major equipment makers, and Caterpillar Marine Power Systems is no exception. Last month at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans the ubiquitous marine power company made announcements regarding it progression toward US EPA Tier 3 Regulations. In addition, it brought to the show an interesting repower presentation from its recent work on OCEARCH’s ‘Shark Wranglers’ vessel. Caterpillar in New Orleans highlighted its array of U.S.
90% Less NOx
This summer the MTS Duandra was launched in Benelux as the world’s first semi-hybrid inland waterway tanker built by Shipyard Trico B.V. The ship uses Volvo Penta diesel engines for both propulsion and generator set that helps to reduce emissions significantly. The two standard Volvo Penta D16 MG Gensets on MTS Duandra generate power for on-board electricity, thruster, cargo pumps and two electric engines which are part of the propulsion system.
New Marine Engines
John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announced new Marine Tier 3 PowerTechTM 4.5L and 6.8L propulsion and generator-drive engines. John Deere will meet U.S. EPA Marine Tier 3 emissions regulations that began to take effect in 2009 based on cylinder displacement and power per displacement with a complete lineup of PowerTech 4.5L and 6.8L propulsion and generator-drive engines. They also will achieve compliance with IMO Tier II emissions regulations and EU 97/68/EC.
Unique Wellube Complete Offshore 'Hot Tap' Project
Unique Wellube successfully completes 28" to 58" Hot Tapping Project for Chiyoda Almana Engineering in the Middle East. Unique Wellube FZC (UWFZC) , a Unique Maritime Group Company which is one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution provider is pleased to announce the successful completion of Qty 3 off 28” Class 150 RF Hot Tap on 58” ASTM A358-304L Pipeline for Madina Group WLL and Chiyoda Almana Engineering LLC (CAEL). The end user for the same is RAS GAS.
Wärtsilä Engines for New Scottish RoPax Ferry
Wärtsilä to supply the main engines and auxiliary generating sets for a new Scottish-owned ferry. The RoPax vessel, designed for transporting both wheeled cargo and passengers, was ordered by Lloyds Banking Group and leased by Caledonian Maritime Assets, Ltd (CMAL), and is being built at the Flensburger Schiffbau Gesellschaft shipyard in Germany. The shipyard requirements were that the engines must be commercially competitive, compact and light in weight.
Container Cranes: Turkish Ports Order From MES
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. (MES) wins crane order from Yilport Container Terminal & Port Operators Inc. (Yilport). Yilport Container Terminal and Port Operators Inc.
Lone Star Buys Cable-free Seismic System
Lone Star Geophysical Surveys buys a 4000-node ZLand seismic system from FairfieldNodal for US & Canada projects. The company previously leased ZLand system nodes…
Port of Houston: First Female Chairman Convenes Meeting
First female Chairman, two new Port Commissioners, to release Port Industry Capital Investment Survey at the meeting. During the commission meeting, results of…
Swedish Ferry Sails With SurvitecZodiac Escape Slides
Latest version of the SurvitecZodiac MIS MES escape slide & liferaft system is fitted to the new ferry 'Uraniborg'. The Uraniborg, owned by Ventrafiken, 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.
North Sea Shell Fram Contract for Subsea 7
Subsea 7 wins US$135-million contract from Shell U.K. for work on the Fram oil & gas development in the Central North Sea. The contract scope encompasses the engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of a 4.5km in-field pipeline bundle of approximately 44-inch diameter, with integrated manifolds and tie-in structures. Project management and engineering work will commence immediately and will be managed from Subsea 7's offices in Aberdeen…
Pirates Seize Tankship Off Ivory Coast
Armed men hijack a tankship carrying 5,000 tons of oil from an Ivory Coast port and force it to sail to offshore Ghana. The precise whereabouts of the tanker are…
Pole Star Appoints Andrew Peters CEO
Pole Star, fleet managers, ship security & vessel monitoring providers, appoint Andrew Peters as compsny Chief Executive Officer. The appointment follows the retirement of interim CEO…
USS Guardian Stranding: Navy Commander Regretful
The U.S. 7th Fleet Commander expressed regret over the grounding of 'USS Guardian' on Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea. "As a protector of the sea and a sailor myself, I greatly regret any damage this incident has caused to the Tubbataha Reef," said Vice Adm. Scott Swift. "We know the significance of the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park and its importance as a World Heritage Site. Swift also announced that Rear Adm. Thomas Carney, Commander of Logistics Group Western Pacific, will take over on Jan.
BV Offshore Windfarm Guide
Bureau Veritas (BV) will present Its 'Guide on Offshore Wind Farm Project Certification' at the upcoming EWEA Exhibition. Bureau Veritas will participate in the EWEA Exhibition, in Vienna, from February 4 to 7, 2013. With over 10,000 professionals attending from around the world, this event provides a unique opportunity in a rapidly growing market: exchanging new insights on regulatory issues, networking with key international leaders and creating strong business possibilities.
EDCIS Order: Transas to Supply Twenty-Eight Ships
Transas Marine Denmark contracted by A/S to supply & install 28 Navi-Sailor 4000 Multifunction Display Dual ECDIS units. Transas is also to upgrade another six Eitzen Chemical vessels to the latest hardware and software ECDIS standards over the next two years. The package for each vessel includes 2 x 26" Hatteland monitors, RS6B computers, radar overlay and Firewall enabling a direct connection between the vessel's satellite communication equipment and the Transas ECDIS.