Distress Call Hoaxer Sentenced
The U.S. Coast Guard & U.S. Attorney Office announce sentencing in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Former Coast Guard man Shane Coxon…
Austal in Sembawang Shipyard Strategic Alliance
Austal, & Singapore's Sembawang Shipyard enter strategic partnership to provide ship repair, maintenance, for US Navy ships. Austal and Sembawang Shipyard believe…
Matson Pays Out First Quarter Cash Dividend
Matson, Inc., a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, declares a first quarter 2013 cash dividend of $0.15 per share. "The strong cash flows generated from our core…
Great Lakes: US, Canada, Eliminate ENC Overlap
To comply with internationally agreed practices, Canada & the U.S. are eliminating overlapping coverage of electronic navigational charts (ENCs). New changes will soon take effect in the Great Lakes. Under the new ENC coverage scheme, each country is changing their areas of coverage so that only one country’s ENC is available for any given area at a particular scale. These changes come into effect 0000 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), on 22 February, 2013. The U.S.
'Rule of the Road' Bridge Prompts
North P&I Club publish a new loss prevention guide for watchkeepers on how to avoid collisions at sea. Designed specifically for use on ship's bridges, the guide…
Port Metro Vancouver Gets Asia-Pacific Gateway Funds
Canadian government partners with Port Metro Vancouver to improve movement of exports through the Asia-Pacific Gateway. Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Member of Parliament for Delta, Richmond East, on behalf of the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, announced that the Government of Canada is funding an important new project in Delta, B.C., which builds…
Seismic: The Motion Picture
Shell technology creates sharper pictures of underground rock formations to find new oil and gas fields more cost effectively. Shell has found a way to use tiny…
Greece's TEN Charters Out One Ship, Sells Two
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) charters out ice-class aframax product tanker 'Propontiss', & sells two oldest vessels. The company announce the charter of its 2008-built 1A ice-class aframax product tanker Propontis to Northern European end-users for two years, which is expected to generate $14.5 million of revenue over its duration. In addition, the sale has been completed to third party interests of its two oldest vessels…
BAE Ships Last Two RAN Destroyer Blocks
A further two Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) blocks manufactured by BAE Systems in Williamstown have been shipped to Adelaide. The final blocks make nine altogether since the first block was delivered in August 2011. With this shipment, BAE Systems has completed work on all AWD Ship 1 and Ship 2 blocks that they have been contracted to complete. Block 415 is a hull block and weighs 117 tonnes. Block 111 is a keel block weighing 112 tonnes.
ABS Updates DPS Reguirements
ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the global offshore industry,releases the 'ABS Guide for Dynamic Positioning Systems'. The publication is seen…
China Plans Shipuilding Expansion on SE Coast
Fujian province expects to have the ability to build more than 8 million deadweight tons of ships each year, by the end of 2015. The government’s “11 Measures to…
Rheinmetall Wins Breakthrough Malaysian Navy Order
Germany's Rheinmetall Group to supply 12 fire control radars & 6 electro-optical systems for six new patrol boats. Together with spare parts and training, the order…
Russian LNG Carrier Launched
Sovcomflot’s new state-of-the-art LNG carrier 'Velikiy Novgorod' launched from STX Offshore & Shipbuilding shipyard. The Velikiy Novgorod was ordered by OAO Sovcomflot for operations under a long-term agreement with Gazprom Global LNG (part of Gazprom) as the first of two vessels ordered by SCF from STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd and her construction is scheduled to be completed in December, 2013.
ITF Cautiously Approves MLC Preparations
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) gives guarded thumbs-up to preparations for implementation of Maritime Labour Convention (MLC). As Malta becomes…
Guarded Optimism for 2013 from U.S. Gulf Boatbuilders
Caveats and some doubts remain. Marine companies along the Gulf of Mexico will be busy in 2013 producing offshore vessels to meet expected growth in the region’s deepwater drilling sector over the next several years. Vessel repairs will be active too. Worker training will be stepped up to address a skilled labor shortage. And nearly three years after BP’s spill off coastal Louisiana, safety will remain a priority.
Gladding-Hearn Delivers with Repeat, Proven Business in 2012
When the long-time operators of the National Park Service passenger route from Key West, Florida, to Dry Tortugas National Park were looking to keep that contract and further upgrade the quality of their offerings in that market, they did what most satisfied customers would do: they went back to the builder of their current vessel, Massachusetts-based Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding. The original boat used by Yankee Fleet in this service…
General Dynamics Wins $12m Navy Deal
General Dynamics Electric Boat has received an $11.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide on-board repair parts for Virginia-class submarines.
NOAA Satellites Aid in 263 Rescues in 2012
The same NOAA weather and climate satellites that accurately tracked Hurricane Sandy’s path in October also played a key role in rescuing 263 people in 111 emergencies in the United States and surrounding waters in 2012. Since NOAA’s seven operational satellites circle the globe or sit above the United States, they also carry instruments to detect distress signals from emergency beacons carried by downed pilots, shipwrecked boaters and stranded hikers.
Case Study: 6S50MC Main Engine Overhaul
The following is a look into the overhaul of a MAN B&W 6S50MC main engine onboard a tanker berthed in the Bahamas. The overhaul was performed by Transmarine Propulsion Systems, (TMPS) during a docking, the first major overhaul of the vessel’s engine which had 22,140 running hours. The objective of the overhaul was to make sure that all the cylinder units, once inspected and overhauled, would perform another trouble free period of ~20,000 running hours.
ABC: Powering Up for the Next 100 Years
On the occasion of its centenary, a new engine type, the DL36, has being launched to meet the future emission directives of 2016. The new range combines a small environmental footprint with the ability to deliver more than 10,000 kW. ABC’s power range will thus more than double, opening up new markets and segments. At the same time ABC has experience with hybrid drives and alternative fuels, from vegetable oils through animal fats to natural and bio gas.