Restoring the GoM Environment Post-2005 Oil Spill
NOAA release a draft damage assessment & restoration plan for damage caused by the Tank Barge DBL 152 oil spill. Public comment invited. The draft plan describes the steps NOAA has taken to see if natural resources, such as marine habitats, were injured by the nearly two million gallon spill, as well as the extent of those injuries. The spill began on November 11, 2005 when the Tank Barge DBL…
American Club Reinforce Onboard Safety Advice
The American P&I Club’s latest e-learning tool module has been released to members. This is the introduction to the American P&I Club’s latest e-learning tool that…
MPM Software Upgrade Installed in Two Swedish Vessels
U.K. based Marine Software Ltd has delivered a Marine Planned Maintenance (MPM) upgrade to 2 Tallink-Silja vessels. The upgrade has been supplied to Tallink-Silja, for installation on-board their Swedish flagged vessels "Silja Symphony" and "Galaxy". Project "Systemtillsyn" is a way for the Swedish transport agency to devolve a large portion of their survey responsibility to the crews on Swedish flagged vessels.
NAT Buys Twenty-first Tankship
Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT) is to acquire a Suezmax tankship delivered to its owners earlier this year . The company has entered into a preliminary agreement…
LAGCOE Announces 2013 Officers
Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE) appointed its 2013 officers, according to LAGCOE Executive Director Angela Cring. Kirby Arceneaux has been named 2013 LAGCOE Chairman.
ART/International Extends Agreement with Intelsat
Intelsat S.A. entered a multi-year extension agreement with Lebanon-based ART/International Network Distribution (IND). ART/IND has extended its agreement on the Intelsat 21 satellite…
Destroyer Duncan Sets Sails
Duncan, the sixth and final Type 45 destroyer built by BAE Systems, has set sail from the Clyde in preparation for her handover to the U.K. Royal Navy. Duncan set off from the company’s Scotstoun yard with a combined BAE Systems and Royal Navy crew for the 600-mile journey to her new home port of Portsmouth. Duncan’s departure was delayed due to a technical issue and the BAE Systems team has worked tirelessly with the Ministry of Defense to complete repairs over the weekend.
Underwater Propeller Repair Amsterdam
The owners of a Container vessel consulted FN Diving regarding heavy vibrations of the propeller. FN's team attended the vessel for an underwater inspection while offloading in Amsterdam port, and the underwater inspection revealed two damaged and two bent propeller blades due to ice damage on a 5200MM Propeller. In a normal scenario the blades would be cold straightened however the damaged tip on the opposite blade made this impossible.
ADM Bob Papp’s Coast Guard tenure continues to be one of low profile victories, calm leadership and an emphasis on doing what is right for the Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm.
Oceanex Is Building Innovation
Seated at his desk with a view of St. John’s harbour, Oceanex Executive Chairman Captain Sid Hynes is highlighting the innovation in the Oceanex Connaigra, Oceanex Inc.,’s 210-m custom-designed container/roll on roll off (Con/Ro) ice class 1A ship that is presently coming to life in the Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. (FSG) shipyard in Flensburg, Germany. Following four years of study and research, the design stage was completed.
Tideland Buoys and Lights for Nakheel's Dubai Developments
Tideland Signal supplied a large quantity of buoys—complete with lanterns, moorings and bridge lights—to Nakheel Marine Group of Dubai for its Palm Deira, Palm Jebel Ali and The World developments. The bulk of the Tideland equipment comprises 13 SB-285P buoys marking the exclusion zones at Palm Deira and Palm Jebel Ali and 43 SB-138P buoys deployed as lateral marks at both Palm Islands and also at the World development.
Waterways Council Reacts to WRDA Bill
Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) President/CEO Michael J. “We thank Chairwoman Barbara Boxer and Ranking Member David Vitter for their collaborative efforts to develop a long-overdue WRDA bill that addresses the needs of the inland waterways system. We applaud the WRDA bill’s elements that address navigation project delivery reforms, streamlining of Inland Waterways Users Board appointments, and investments made in inland waterways projects across all geographic areas.
NOIA President Comments on Senators' Proposed Offshore Revenue Sharing Bill
“NOIA thanks Senators Murkowski and Landrieu for continuing their visionary leadership on the revenue sharing issue by offering this bill. NOIA has long advocated revenue sharing as fair and equitable treatment for coastal states supporting responsible offshore oil and gas exploration and development. Allowing all coastal states to share in prospective future revenue from both traditional and renewable offshore energy activities is sound public policy.
Costamare Announces Delivery of a New Vessel
Costamare Inc. announced the delivery of MSC Athens, a 8,827 TEU vessel which was built by Sungdong Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, in South Korea. The vessel…
Intelsat Announces Proposed Offering of Senior Notes
Intelsat S.A. announced that its subsidiary, Intelsat (Luxembourg) S.A. intends to offer $1,500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2021. Intelsat…
Canadian Ferry Association Joins Green Marine
The Canadian Ferry Operators Association (CFOA) announced its membership in Green Marine, a joint Canada-U.S. initiative aimed at improving the environmental performance of marine companies.
Metal Shark Expansion Creates 200 Jobs
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Metal Shark Boats President Chris Allard announced the company will make a $1.52 million capital investment to expand its Jeanerette shipyard in support of military, law enforcement agency and commercial boat contracts. The expansion will create 88 new direct jobs, with an average salary of more than $62,000, plus benefits, and Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in an additional 134 new indirect jobs, for a total of 222 new jobs.
A New Revision of DNV's Offshore Standard for ISDS
A new version of DNV’s offshore standard for Integrated Software Dependent Systems (ISDS) has been issued. DNV is experiencing increasing demand from the drilling market for this kind of service and has now established a separate dedicated section in order to better serve this growing market. DNV’s offshore standard OS-D203 has been revised in order to clarify the requirements for assigning an ISDS…
CNC Tube Bending Machines from Schwarze-Robitec
Speed, volume and size of container ships are constantly increasing to facilitate international transport of growing quantities of goods. At the same time, shipyards are facing increasingly intense global competition. In Europe, the USA, Asia and even Australia, there is competition for customers from civilian and military shipping. In view of these developments, the focus is on the production processes in the shipyards: the motto is “greater speed, greater flexibility, greater efficiency”.
LOC Strengthens Customer Support
New offices opened in Newcastle (UK) and Leeuwarden (Netherlands). LOC (London Offshore Consultants) opened two new offices to strengthen its service delivery in the North Sea region.