Transas Reflects on a Year of Cruise Ship Developments
2012 presented a number of interesting challenges for the Transas ship modeling and hydrodynamics department, not least of which was the high fidelity modeling of more than ten vessels successfully completed for various high-profile members of the global Cruise Industry. The year began with the development of several in-service vessels for the Resolve Maritime Academy, in support of their training programs for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL).
Waterways Council, Inc. Endorses River Act of 2013
In a special meeting called to consider this proposal, the Executive Committee of Waterways Council, Inc. unanimously voted to support The Reinvesting in Vital Economic Rivers and Waterways (RIVER) Act of 2013, has announced by its sponsor, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA). The plan, introduced in Pittsburgh -- where some of the most aged locks and dams reside -- would establish a sustainable, cost-effective…
Panama Canal Administrator Presents Expansion Program
Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano presented the Panama Canal Expansion Program during his recent visit to Lamar University, in Beaumont, Texas. During the conference, Quijano highlighted the impact of the Panama Canal Expansion on the U.S. Gulf ports, focusing on those located in Texas. “An important number of the vessels of various segments that transit the Canal today have as port of origin or destination the U.S. Gulf ports.
DNV KEMA Launches CO2MPETENCY
DNV KEMA launches CO2MPETENCY, a new project learning service for the CO2 management and CCS industries to accelerate world-wide competency building. Building on the insights developed as a result of a broad portfolio of knowledge sharing and dissemination work, DNV KEMA is now launching a new knowledge management service for the CO2 management and CCS industries to accelerate worldwide competency building.
ISS Warns of Impact on Crew Logistics Services
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), a leading maritime services provider, is warning of a likely impact on crew logistics services in all Spanish ports after the…
OW Bunker Launches Second Vessel
OW Bunker, one of the world's largest suppliers and traders of marine fuels and lubricants, today announced the launch of its second supply vessel in North America. The double-hulled WAPPEN von HAMBURG, which will operate offshore in the Gulf of Mexico will be deployed from March 2013. WAPPEN von HAMBURG is a 8,182dwt vessel, which has been taken on a long-term time charter. The vessel and its operators are highly experienced in offshore bunker supply.
Ocean Installer Appoints New CFO and CCO
Ole Sanne has accepted the new position of CCO at Ocean Installer, and Jim Dåtland will join Ocean Installer as the new CFO. Mr. Sanne and Mr. Dåtland enter their new positions mid-February 2013. Mr.
Ready for Launch: MTN Nexus Targets high-volume Cruise Market
MTN Satellite Communications launched MTN Nexus, a next-generation comms network billed as a hybrid that integrates it with new terrestrial wireless technologies as well as sophisticated computing, powerful processing and specialized optimization. Targeting the high volume cruise sector, MR thought an apt time to sit down with CEO Errol Olivier to discuss Nexus and its relevance to communications at sea. We understand you are a maritime satcom industry veteran.
RL-K 7500 Subsea Crane
During customer days at the production plant in Rostock in January 2013 Liebherr presented its new subsea crane, type RL-K 7500. With this new knuckle boom crane the company extends its range of offshore cranes for subsea operations. The RL-K 7500 is able to lift up to 260t in the air and handle loads down to a water depth of 3,400m. The maximum rope diameter is 100mm, the maximum overturning moment of the crane is 75,000kNm.
Ballast Water Tech: MOL
As ship owners globally face the eventual mandate to install ballast water management technology onboard their ships – a refit which is touted as the most expensive equipment refit ever – Maritime Reporter & Engineering News in its February 2013 edition examines emerging Ballast Water Technologies for consideration. As shipowners globally wrestle with the daunting costs of installing soon to be mandatory Ballast Water Treatment Systems…
Ballast Water Tech: RWO
As ship owners globally face the eventual mandate to install ballast water management technology onboard their ships – a refit which is touted as the most expensive equipment refit ever – Maritime Reporter & Engineering News in its February 2013 edition examines emerging Ballast Water Technologies for consideration. Seaspan caused a stir when it showcased its revolutionary SAVER (Seaspan Action on Vessel Energy Reduction) design of 10,000 TEU container vessels.
VIBRIUS: New Subsea Vibration and Motion Monitoring System
CDL, winners of the 2013 Subsea Industry Innovation & Technical Award, will kick-off this year’s SSTB Conference in San Antonio, with the introduction of their new generation Subsea Vibration and Motion Monitoring System. VIBRIUS consists of a very powerful product grouping that includes a number of logging sensors that offer high accuracy data while utilizing very low power making them highly suitable for battery powered long term installations.
Windstar Cruises to Buy Three Seabourn Ships
Windstar’s owner, Xanterra Parks & Resorts®, to double its fleet with the purchase of three small Seabourne cruise ships. The company has agreed to buy Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Legend, and Seabourn Spirit. Under the project name 'Global Windstar', Windstar Cruises will become a market leader in small-ship cruising with 300 or fewer passengers per ship, with a total of 1,230 berths. Windstar will take possession of the three 104 all-suite ships…
Marine Artist John A. Noble: Birthday Centenary Celebrations
The Noble Maritime Collection is set to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Staten Island seaman artist. John A. From 1928 until 1945, Noble worked as a seaman on schooners and in marine salvage. In 1928, while on a schooner that was towing out down the Kill van Kull, the waterway that separates Staten Island from New Jersey, he saw the old Port Johnston coal docks for the first time. Filled with new but obsolete wooden ships, the great coalport had become a great boneyard.
UTEC Ink Australia Subsea Survey Contract
UTEC Survey contracted by a major subsea pipelay contractor for survey work on the Great Western Flank Pipe Lay. This project encompasses pre-lay, installation support…
Safe Navigation Underwater: Sonardyne's New NOAS
Sonardyne International Ltd. launched its new Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance Sonar (NOAS) at NAVDEX 2013 in Abu Dhabi. Designed for use on submersible vehicles, NOAS enables faster, safer and more efficient navigation by detecting and classifying potentially hazardous underwater obstacles in its path. Unveiled on the first day of the exhibition, NOAS provides a unique combination of very long range 2D navigation performance…
Bollinger HSE Executive Wins Award
Jodi Satches named 2011-2012 Safety Professional of the Year by Signal Mutual Indemnity Association Ltd. Ms. Satches is Bollinger's Vice President,Health, Safety & Environmental Services, and the award was presented to her recentlly at the Signal Mutual Board of Directors Meeting in Orlando. The Safety Professional of the Year Award is presented to the industry representative who has promoted employee safety and health throughout their organization…
Navy Extends LCAC Service Life by Upgrades
Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) modernization programs keeps them operational until replaced by the new 'Ship to Shore Connectors'. Originally designed to be in service for 20 years, the program will extend the class’s operational life to 30 years. The fully amphibious LCACs are capable of carrying a 60 to 75 tons of equipment, including M-1 tanks , while travel at speeds of more than 40 knots. Because…
HII Host Senator's Shipyard Fact-finding Mission
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) hosted U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) for a tour of the its's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division. The senator met with shipbuilders to discuss potential defense budget cuts and learned how they impact NNS' maintenance and construction work. "Compared to the sophistication and the quality of the work that is being done here, the decisions that we have to make to get this budget in a better process and to avoid ugly and non-strategic cutsit's not hard…
GAC Bahrain TRACE Certified
GAC Bahrain has its commitment to ethical business practices confirmed with certification by TRACE International. TRACE International Inc. compliance solutions for multinational companies.