ISS Warns of Asian Gypsy Moth Regulations
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) regulations for vessels arriving at North American ports this summer issued by the US Department…
NOL Appoints Leading Senior Counsel to Board
NOL Group has announced the appointment of Senior Counsel Mr Alvin Yeo to its Board of Directors. Subject to shareholders’ approval at NOL’s Annual General Meeting on 18 April 2013 (“AGM”), Mr Yeo, Senior Partner at WongPartnership LLP, will join the Board after the AGM. He will serve as a member of the Executive Committee and Nominating Committee. Two of NOL’s current Directors, Mr Christopher Lau Loke Sam and Mr Peter Wagner, will retire from the Board at the AGM.
Wärtsilä to Set Up New Manufacturing Plant
Wärtsilä will set up a new fully-owned manufacturing facility in Brazil to meet the increasing market demand, particularly in the offshore market. Wärtsilä's investment in the new facilities is approximately EUR 20 million. The manufacturing premises will be based on a multi-product factory concept for the assembly and testing of Wärtsilä generating sets and propulsion products. In the initial phase…
HOS to Issue $450 Million of Senior Senior Notes
Hornbeck Offshore To Issue $450,000,000 Of 5.000% Senior Notes Due 2021. Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) (the "Company") announced today that it has agreed to sell $450…
HMC’s Aegir Arrives in the Netherlands
Heerema Marine Contractor’s new Deepwater Construction Vessel Aegir arrived in Rotterdam’s Caland Canal after a journey of almost two months from the DSME shipyard in Okpo, South Korea where it was built. The 210m long and 46.2m wide vessel will move to the Huisman yard in Schiedam in April where the pipelay equipment will be installed. Aegir is scheduled to start work on its first installation project (Anadarko Lucius) in the Gulf of Mexico in the fourth quarter of 2013.
AMSA Coordinates Search and Rescue North of Ashmore Island
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued a media release stating that it coordinated the rescue of 77 persons from waters north of Ashmore Island after their vessel broke up.
Reduce Boatbuilding Risk by Starting with Requirements
Managing the risks associated with a new ship acquisition, whether commercial or military, can be a daunting process. For the commercial operator, the new ship must make a reasonable profit after the cost of design and the annual operating costs are accounted for. The warfighter must fit his new acquisition into ever-shrinking fiscal budgets while ensuring that a vital mission capability is met. Programmatic…
DOI Assess 2012 Arctic Drilling
The Department of the Interior (DOI) issued a press release stating that the assessment of Shell’s 2012 Arctic operations has been completed. The Report found that…
OFAC Iranian Financial Sanction Update
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has amended the Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations to implement various statutory changes. The amendments come into effect immediately. 78 Fed. Reg.
IHC Merwede Presents Integrated Vessels
The IHC Merwede stand (number 2625) will feature a diverse range of innovative vessels, advanced equipment and life-cycle support activities at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC).
Shaft Grounding Ring Handbook for Motor Repairs
A new 36-page, color handbook—the Aegis Shaft Grounding Ring Motor Repair Handbook—describes best practices for protecting motor bearings from electrical damage. Available from Electro Static Technology, manufacturer of Aegis shaft grounding rings, the book explains how to diagnose electrical bearing damage caused by variable frequency drives (VFDs), also known as inverters. It then goes on to explain…
FRC International Launch WBV Courses in Canada
FRC International is running the first program of ‘Back To Back’ Whole Boat Vibration (WBV) courses in Canada this April. The lead for these courses is Canadian Coast Guard and Canadian Navy. These courses are part of improving sea safety and are open to all interested parties. The object is to include all organizations operating RHIBs and planing craft. Both venues also enable boat builders, equipment manufacturers and industry to attend.
2013 Seaway Handbook Available
The Seaway Handbook is distributed via DVD and the Seaway website. Printed copies of the Seaway Handbook are no longer offered. A printed copy of the Seaway Handbook can be produced by printing the individual PDF files found on the web site (or found on the DVD). A special version of the Seaway General Plans in PDF format is provided to permit printing on letter sized (8.5 by 11 inch) paper.
Maritime Companies Need to Know: What is an “Iranian Person?"
On December 23, 2012, the restrictive measures against Iran contained in Council Regulation (EU) No 1263/2012 came into force. The measures supplement those already contained in Regulation 267/2012 of March 23, 2012. While extending the restrictive measures in areas already legislated for, such as over the transfer of funds and financial services, it introduces new prohibitions which affect the shipping industry in a number of important ways.
Ron Person Joins Klüber
Klϋber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, announced that Ron Person has joined its North American operations as director of business development for oil and gas. In his new role, Person will be responsible for further developing application-specific support and customer service initiatives designed to better position Klüber Lubrication as a specialty lubricant producer in the oil and gas market.
Maritime Labor Convention 2006 and the U.S.
The Maritime Labor Convention 2006, sponsored by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and better known as MLC 2006, will enter into force on August 20, 2013. It has been ratified by 35 nations as of the date of the preparation of this article, including Australia, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Panama, Singapore and Spain. The United States has not ratified MLC 2006, and it is unclear whether it ever will – not so much as of objection to its various provisions, but more due to sheer inertia.
Sustainable Ocean Summit 2013
The Sustainable Ocean Summit 2013 (SOS 2013), organized by the World Ocean Council (WOC), is an international ocean business community gathering dedicated to industry leadership and collaboration in developing solutions to ocean sustainability challenges. Washington D.C. The theme of SOS 2013 is “Oceans 2050–The Ocean Business Community and Sustainable Seas.” The SOS is designed for the diverse range of ocean industries: shipping…
Report Highlights Rise of Maritime Crime in Southeast Asia
U.K. maritime intelligence provider Dryad Maritime are to release a specialist report, ‘Special Advisory Southeast Asia: Disorganized theft to organized crime,’ which will focus on the rise of targeted hijackings in Southeast Asia. The advisory to be released on March 18, 2013 provides an overview of the security situation and the increased threat from maritime crime in the region. Risk analysis of…
Omega Morgan Transports Ferry to Lake Roosevelt, Washington
In early July, residents of communities on both sides of Lake Roosevelt in eastern Washington will celebrate the launch of a new ferry, the Sanpoil, replacing the Martha S. which has made 30 to 35 crossings every day for 65 years, linking the communities in Lincoln and Ferry Counties. Playing a role in the ferry project was its delivery to eastern Washington by Omega Morgan, a Northwest provider of complex lifting, rigging and transport solutions. The new ferry was built by Foss Maritime Co.
NE Tech Launches Shipbuilding Program
The New England Institute of Technology said it will launch a new program for unemployed people in shipbuilding and other maritime high-skill trades, necn.com reported.