Volunteer Surveyors Check Battleship 'Wisconsin'
Inspectors from the Navy's Board of Inspection & Survey (INSURV) conduct a survey aboard the floating museum ship. After a storied history beginning in World War II, the battleship received its last official INSURV inspection in 1992, before becoming a floating museum on the James River. John Elliker, Battleship Wisconsin project manager, said the city of Norfolk initially contacted INSURV to ask them about surveying the ship.
Unusually, Shipping Coalition Demands an ECA
A coalition of shipping companies wants the Pearl River Delta cleaned up and turned into a low emission zone. The call, from the Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association…
ITF Asia-Pacific Ship Swoop Uncovers 'Ghost Ship'
ITF carried out 67 ship inspections in one week in Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia & Philippines. Uncover a 'ghost ship'. The inspections led notices of warning being issued to errant companies and concerning unpaid wage claims. Described by ITF as a 'ghost ship', conditions aboard the Chinese owned, Togo flagged, Ocean Dream were particularly shocking. Official port records at Laem Chabang, Thailand…
Aker to Effect Offshore EPCIC Tie-in
The contract involves further modification work on Sleipner A under the Sleipner Modification Portfolio Agreement. In detail, this contract is for engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) to tie the gas production from the Dagny platform into Sleipner A. The Sleipner Modification Portfolio Agreement was awarded to Aker Solutions in August 2010 and the company is currently working on the first call-off project named Gudrun tie-in to Sleipner.
MAN B&W Engines in Two New Capesizes EEDI Compliant
Centrans (Tianjing) Ocean Shipping has received EEDI compliance certificates for two 180,000 dwt newbuildings. The company reports this as being a first in the global Capesize bulk carrier segment. The two ships are each powered by a single MAN B&W 6S70MC-C8.2 low-speed engines built by Dalian Marine Diesel, and the vessels were built at QingDao Beihai Shipyard in Eastern China. The vessels received their EEDI compliance certificates from Lloyds Register in late 2012.
MHI Industrial Exhibition to Re-open Soon
Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum gives an introduction to diverse power generation methods. The Environment/Energy Zone of the Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum, established by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) in Yokohama in 1994, will reopen following a complete renovation of its exhibits. Organized under the theme of "energy diversity," the newly refurbished zone will feature actual exhibits…
USS Guardian Update
'Task Force Tubbataha' is working closely with the US Navy & a Singapore salvage company to plan the wreck's removal. In a statement issued by the Philippine Coastguard, Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya explained that part of the salvage plan is to use a crane with high lifting capacity for the vertical removal of the stranded ship instead of just dragging it to avoid incurring more damage to the reef.
Deepwater Horizon: All Criminal Claims Resolved
BP announces US District Court’s acceptance of its plea relating to the Deepwater Horizon accident. BP announce that the US District Court for the Eastern District…
Russian Yard Expects Arctic-class LNG Carrier Contract
United Shipbuilding Corporation may build four Arctic class LNG carriers for the Pechora LNG project in northern Russia. Developers of the project, Alltech's President…
ClassNK Registers 25 Million Gross Tons in 2012
Classification society ClassNK has announced its official registration figures for 2012, revealing that the Tokyo-based society registered nearly a thousand vessels totaling more than 25 million gross tons in 2012. The announcement was made on 28 January 2013 following the January meeting of the ClassNK Classification Committee, which reviews and certifies all registrations and certifications made to the ClassNK register.
UAE to Generate 9.4 Billion by 2014
UAE to generate logistics revenues in excess of USD 9.4 billion by 2014 to lead growth of regional logistics and supply chain sector. Barloworld Logistics, a provider of logistics and supply chain management solutions, recently revealed its strategic growth plans for 2013, focusing on growth opportunities in key Middle East markets such as the UAE, which is projected to generate logistics revenues in excess of USD 9.4 billion by 2014.
RWO Reports a Healthy Interest in CleanBallast System
After RWO’s CleanBallast system was considered as the first choice by Canadian shipowner Seaspan, the Bremen-based marine water treatment expert is proud to announce further contracts for its ballast water treatment system for Belgian and Canadian shipowners. Canada’s Canfornav will install the RWO system on four 36,000dwt bulk carriers at Yangfan shipyard, and another four CleanBallast units are destined for 38,000t LPG carriers built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyards for Belgium’s Exmar.
Snowflake Software to provide GML Encoding
Snowflake Software, specialist in data exchange solutions via Open Standards, has been awarded a contract by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) to provide…
Morten Tengs - New CEO at TSBc
Morten Tengs (51) has been appointed as the new CEO at Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc). Mr. Tengs comes from the position as Senior Vice President at Telenor Group’s regional office for Asia…
GE Marine Signs Licensing Agreement
GE Marine has signed an agreement with Echogen Power Systems, Akron, Ohio, to be the exclusive provider of Echogen’s heat-to-power system for use on commercial and military marine vessels worldwide. Echogen’s product enhances GE Marine’s mechanical, hybrid and all-electric propulsion system solutions. Echogen’s system captures the exhaust heat energy that typically vents to atmosphere from gas turbines and/or diesel engines and converts it to useful power.
Liebherr Mobile Harbor Crane Review 2012
In 2012 Liebherr Mobile Harbor Cranes achieved the highest annual turnover in history. In addition to this remarkable success, Liebherr received the IBJ Innovative Technology Award and the State Prize Clean Technology Austria, acknowledgements for its innovative strength and environmental awareness. Moreover, Liebherr reached a remarkable milestone with the delivery of its 1000th mobile harbour crane.
Mack Boring to distribute Steyr Diesel Engines
Mack Boring & Parts Co. has agreed with Steyr Motors to distribute their commercial marine diesel engines on the East Coast, including Canada and the Caribbean.
AVEVA Sponsors Topsides 2013
AVEVA showcases latest design and resource management software for the offshore industry at Texas conference. AVEVA has announced that it will once again sponsor…
Seven Viking to set New Standards
The cutting edge Seven Viking vessel, designed for operations in the harshest environments is being unveiled and named at a ceremony in Stavanger, Norway, by Subsea 7, Eidesvik Offshore and Ulstein, 30 January 2013. The next generation Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) vessel, the Seven Viking, is co-owned by Subsea 7 and Eidesvik and has been constructed in partnership with Ulstein. The ICE-C class vessel with a crew capacity of 90 and a top speed of 17 knots…
Multinational Institutions Visit Panama Canal
Representatives from the five multilateral institutions that have signed agreements for the financing of the Panama Canal Expansion Program took part in the annual visit organized to oversee the program’s progress. “This visit is part of the agreement signed between the Panama Canal Authority and the five institutions that have provided partial financing for the Expansion Program,” Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano said at the end of the tour.