Arctic Nautical Charts: NOAA Plans Updates
Less sea ice and more ship traffic means new charts needed for safety. NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey has issued an updated Arctic Nautical Charting Plan , as a major effort to improve inadequate chart coverage for Arctic areas experiencing increasing vessel traffic due to ice diminishment. NOAA plans to create 14 new charts to complement the existing chart coverage. For example, seven of the charts…
Vessel Damage Stability: IMO Sub-Committee Completes Review
The IMO’s Sub-committee on Stability and Load Lines & on Fishing Vessels Safety (SLF) has reviewed and finalised the draft Guidelines. The Sub-committee had, at…
US Port's Master Plan Ready for Public Comment
The Port of Los Angeles has released a Draft Port Master Plan for public review and input through April 8, 2013. The Port Master Plan serves as a long-range plan to establish policies and guidelines for future development within the coastal zone boundary of the Port of Los Angeles. The Draft Port Master Plan combines the original 1980 Port Master Plan and its subsequent amendments into an updated and more concise document that reflects recent land use planning and projects…
UK Offshore Oil & Gas Sector: Investment Hits 30-year High
Tax changes to encourage growth in the UK oil & gas sector have led the industry to make its highest investment for more than 30 years. According to the recently published Oil & Gas UK…
Great Lakes Shipyard Has Capacity
Great Lakes Shipyard says it is ready and able to accept winter work projects for the current and upcoming off seasons. Their facility is located on 16 acres in the Old River Channel on the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio with water front dockage of approximately 2,000 lineal feet with an additional 3,800 lineal feet of available water front dockage on the Cuyahoga River proximate to the shipyard.
Calecore's DP2 Survey Ship's African Tour of Duty
Calecore’s multi-role DP2 survey vessel 'Highland Spirit' completes operations offshore Tunisia and Tanzania. After completing a geotechnical investigation offshore Tunisia in December 2012 comprising a 50m composite borehole and 3 x 30m CPT’s in less than 3 days; preparations began for the Highland Spirit's transit south to Tanzania. For the Gulf of Aden significant security assessments and preparations…
Fincantieri 2012 Profits Up on Previous Year
Shipbuilders, Fincantieri, publish its 2012 financial results; announce resignation of Chairman Corrado Antonini. · Order portfolio at euro 7,817 million (euro 8,361 million in 2011).
West Pierce Fire and Rescue Commission M2-37 Rescue Boat
Moose Boats, a boat designer and manufacturer in the San Francisco Bay Area, delivered a M2-37 Catamaran Fire Rescue Boat to West Pierce Fire and Rescue in University Place, WA. The new 2,000 Gallon Per Minute rated 37 foot vessel is the most powerful M2 Series fire fighting boat that Moose Boats has built to date. The all aluminum catamaran is powered by twin 425hp Cummins turbo diesel engines coupled to twin Hamilton 292 water-jets with dual 1,000 Gallon Per Minute Hale Fire Pumps.
SFPD Receive M2-37 Catamaran Patrol Boat
Moose Boats, a boat designer and manufacturer in the San Francisco Bay Area, delivered the 70th Moose Boat built, a M2-37 Catamaran Patrol Boat to San Francisco Police Department. The M2-37 all aluminum catamaran will be powered by twin Cummins QSB6.7L 425hp turbo diesel engines coupled to twin Hamilton HJ292 water-jets. The cabin is outfitted with shock mitigating seating for three personnel, a generous workstation…
Hydrex Performs Underwater Stern Tube Seal Repairs in US and Panama
Recently Hydrex diver/technician teams carried out two underwater stern tube seal repairs: one on a 143-meter general cargo ship in Galveston, Texas, and one on a 292-meter container vessel in Panama. Both vessels were experiencing oil leaks and a fast repair was required by the classification societies. Using the company’s flexible mobdocks, Hydrex teams were able to perform both operations on-site and underwater. This saved time and money for both owners.
Navico Reports 2012 Profitability and Market Share
Navico — selling under the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands — announced its operational performance results for the fourth quarter and the year ending December 31, 2012.
Rolls-Royce Delivers Waterjets for US Navy LCS
Rolls-Royce delivered the Axial Mk1 waterjet for the latest Freedom-variant of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) class, currently under construction for the U.S. Navy. This delivery marks the successful completion of the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Future Naval Capabilities (FNC) program for “Compact, High Power Density Waterjets”. This new waterjet will now be standard equipment for all future Freedom variants of the Littoral Combat Ships supplied to the U.S. Navy by Lockheed Martin.
Oncam Grandeye to Host Panel Discussion at Cruise Ship Miami
Oncam Grandeye’s panel discussion at last year's Cruise Ship Miami explored standards for port and cruise ship security & surveillance, discussing, among other topics…
Toyota Export Venza via Port of Brunswick
The Toyota Venza, built in Georgetown, Ky., will be exported to Russia and Ukraine via the Port of Brunswick, Ga. The Georgia Ports Authority will move approximately 5,000 vehicles for Toyota per year. Toyota announced it will begin exporting U.S.-assembled Venza crossover vehicles to Russia and Ukraine via the Port of Brunswick, Ga. Colonel’s Island Terminal at the Port of Brunswick handled a record 612,489 auto and machinery units in CY2012, up from 497,404 in the previous year.
Stork Reaches Out to Improve Safety
Stork Technical Services held its second REACHing Out forum as the company aims to improve safety engagement with its employee community, customers and wider oil and gas industry. More than 70 business leaders and safety experts from across the UK attended the thought leadership event which was held at the Marcliffe Hotel, Aberdeen. Erik-Jan Bijvank, SVP – UK & Africa, said, “REACHing Out delivered on our key aims for the event – to engage with our peers…
Wärtsilä Earns Repeat Order from Messina
Wärtsilä has been contracted by the Korean yard STX Offshore & Shipbuilding, to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems for four new Container Ro/Ro (ConRo) vessels being built for Ignazio Messina & Co, the Italy based ship owner and operator. This latest order will enable the new vessels to comply with both current and pending environmental legislation relating to exhaust emissions. For ships sailing in European waters…
Scotland Energy Minister Opens Oil & Gas Learning Center
Fergus Ewing, the Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism opened a new learning center this week which makes practical, classroom and eLearning training available to the regions North Sea oil and gas industry for the first time. The 3,800sqft Mintra Learning Center at Kingseat Business Park, Newmachar, has capacity to train up to 65 people per day across more than 200 industry-critical courses.
Singapore and Malacca Straits Tidal Models Released
Recently developed commercial tidal models for the Singapore and Malacca Straits have been released in an exclusive online viewer. Developed by applied oceanography specialist Tidetech, the online viewer – OceanView – is an entry-level version of the company’s tidal models, viewable on any internet browser and on internet capable mobile devices. OceanView offers a detailed tidal current atlas featuring tidal current predictions at 1km resolution for every 30 minutes.
AETI Names Troy Coker Director of Sales for Upstream Oil and Gas Market
American Electric Technologies, Inc. announced Troy Coker has joined its flagship M&I Electric business unit as director of sales for the company's upstream oil and gas markets.
Private Yacht Owners Warned
MAST launches new perimeter defense for super-yachts. MAST Technololgy, part of MAST group (‘Maritime Asset Security and Training’), a maritime security and piracy protection specialist…