PVA Elects 2013 President, Officers and Board
During the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2013, held February 16 - 19, in Jacksonville, FL, members of the Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) elected Carolyn Horgan, Blue & Gold Fleet, San Francisco, CA, as PVA President for 2013. Carolyn Horgan is President of Blue and Gold Fleet in San Francisco, CA. Blue & Gold operates 19 vessels in ferry and excursion routes in the Bay Area. The company is…
Fleet Optimization Conference Set for October in Stamford, CT
Second SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference Scheduled for October 22-24 in Stamford, Conn. The organizers of the SHIPPINGInsight Conferences have announced that the 2013 Fleet Optimization Conference will take place Oct. 22-24 in Stamford, Conn. In its second year following a successful inaugural launch, SHIPPINGInsight 2013 returns to the Sheraton Stamford Hotel with a number of important changes: more engaging panel sessions moderated by shipowners…
Jensen Designs Two Tugs, Deck Barge for Harley
Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company, recently completed the designs of two new ASD tugs, based…
ABS to Address Offshore Wind Risk Management
ABS Consulting will present at the Offshore Wind Transport and Lift Workshop in London.on February 26. The presentation will focus on risks which may arise during…
VOS Sweet Named at Oranjewerf Shiprepair Amsterdam
Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) new Subsea Support Vessel was named at Oranjewerf Shiprepair Amsterdam, part of Damen Shipyards Group, on February 8th, 2013. The vessel called at Oranjewerf early January after a voyage from China to The Netherlands to undergo a series of modifications at the shipyard. The new vessel is named after a Rolling Stones song. Among the various modifications Oranjewerf executed are the installation of a 24 tonnes crane and a fully equipped workplace in the aft.
Damen Introduces Anti-Fouling Foil
Port of Amsterdam starts with sustainable film on patrol vessel. Damen Shipyards (Gorinchem, Netherlands) and the Port of Amsterdam are launching a pilot project to test Thorn-D, a relatively new antifouling film that is applied to ships’ hulls below the water line. The film has an expected lifetime of five years. That is much longer than conventional antifouling coatings, which need to be replaced every six months on average.
Furuno Type Specific ECDIS Training Now Available
Furuno has established training facilities in India and the Philippines through close cooperation with the newly established Moloobhoy Training Center in Mumbai and COMPASS Training Center in the Philippines. The two training centers have started to provide the 2-day Furuno type specific ECDIS training course under the NavSkills umbrella having their instructors trained in Denmark and under the subsequent on-site training syllabus provided by Furuno INS Training Center in Denmark.
IADC Recognizes GL Noble Denton Expert
The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) has recognized Mike Hoyle, one of GL Noble Denton's leading technical authorities for offshore oil and gas structures…
MEBA Calls for Food For Peace Funding
The Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association calls for the protection of U.S. maritime and agricultural jobs. The Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (M.E.B.A.) stands with 21 U.S.
NATO Center Tests Wave Glider in ASW Exercise
An energy-efficient robotic vehicle debuts as a communications gateway of an experimental network developed by CMRE within the Proud Manta ‘13 framework. The Antisubmarine…
Yanmar Introduces new Joystick Control System
Last month, Yanmar Europe BV introduced its new Joystick Control System at the boot Düsseldorf 2013 show. This was the first introduction and demonstration to the European Powerboat market.
Maersk Announces 2012 Annual Results
Maersk delivered a profit of USD 4.0bn (USD 3.4bn), which was slightly higher than the latest announced outlook of around USD 3.7bn expressed on November 9, 2012.
USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) Anemometer Positioning Evaluation (APE) Testing Completed
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) completed Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH19) Anemometer Positioning Evaluation (APE) testing in support of Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Military Sealift Command (MSC), Feb. 8. The testing focused on measuring the airflow of anemometers, wind measurement sensors that are installed on the superstructure of U.S. Navy ships.
NOL Reports $208m Year-On-Year Improvement
Global container shipping and logistics group Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) reported fourth quarter 2012 Core EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes) loss of US$69 million…
New Directors Key to Isolation Experts STATS Group
STATS Group has appointed two new directors as part of a strategy to double the size of the business. Carl-Petter Halvorsen has joined the pipeline engineering company as business development director while Dave Shand takes up the newly created post of chief operating officer. The dual appointments will strengthen STATS’ management team and free up chief executive officer Pete Duguid to focus on international…
MARPOL, VIMSAS Top Discussion at Caribbean Meeting
MARPOL and VIMSAS topped discussions when senior Caribbean maritime administrators met in Montego Bay, Jamaica this week (February 19 and 20). The Regional Senior Marine Administrators Workshop was hosted by the Maritime Authority of Jamaica during a milestone visit to the country by Mr Koji Sekimizu, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Representatives from 20 countries…
ABB to Fund Worldwide Research Projects
ABB to fund 40 research projects at universities worldwide that will shape the future of power and automation. The ABB Research Grant program is intended to support…
Polarled Extreme Depth Pipeline Contract
The Polarled-pipeline will export gas from Statoil's Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea to the Nyhamna gas plant. Statoil has awarded Marubeni Itochu/JFE the fabrication contract for linepipe to the Polarled project, while Wasco has been awarded the coating contract, and Allseas the pipe-laying contract. The coating contract includes the establishment of a new production base in Mo i Rana, Northern Norway. "The Norwegian Sea is an exciting area on the Norwegian continental shelf.
Treasure Hunters, Seafarer Corp., Get Dig & Identify OK
Seafarer Exploration Corporation complete phase 1 on Lantana Beach, FL shipwreck site, move on to dig & identify phase 2. The dig and identify permit allows Seafarer to dig and determine various artifacts to help identify the ship. The final phase of excavation will be Phase III, full salvage. Seafarer received a permit from the State of Florida for a shipwreck site located off of Lantana Beach, Florida in 2012.
COSCO Turnover Down But 2012 Profitable
COSCO Group achieved net profit attributable to equity holders of $105.7 million on turnover of $3.7billion in 2012. Group turnover decreased 10.3% to $3.7 billion…