HydroComp Adds Adam Kaplan as Project Engineer
HydroComp, Inc. added of Adam Kaplan to the staff in Durham, New Hampshire USA as Project Engineer. Adam will be the lead for development of new versions of PropExpert and PropCad software. He is also on the front-line of customer support to HydroComp’s worldwide users. Mr. Kaplan is not a new face to HydroComp; he started as engineering intern at HydroComp during his mechanical engineering studies…
Lukoil Marine Lubricants increases turnover to $200 million
Specializing in lubricants for the maritime industry, Lukoil Marine Lubricants Ltd. increased its sales revenue in the past financial year 2012 by 74% to around $200 million. This result was announced by Lukoil Marine Lubricants’ CEO Victor Zhuravskiy in Hamburg. Founded in 2008, Lukoil Marine Lubricants is a subsidiary of the Russian oil company Lukoil. The company’s recent performance marks a continuation of its headlong growth.
Industry Talent Recognized in the Offshore Achievement Awards
The offshore industry’s highest achievers were recognized at the 2013 Offshore Achievement Awards, with Malcolm Webb, chief executive of Oil & Gas UK, picking up the Significant Achievement accolade. The 27th awards ceremony, which saw a record attendance of 530 guests, took place at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre and was hosted by Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges. The industry’s top talent was celebrated in categories which included Great Large and Great Small Company…
AWO, TVIB Reach Agreement on Training and Certification of Responsible Carrier Program Auditors
The American Waterways Operators, the national trade association representing the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, has entered into an agreement with the Towing…
Bouchard Opts for Articulated Tug Barge
ST Engineering’s U.S. shipyard, VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine) announced that Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. (Bouchard) has exercised its option for…
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Launch M/V Robert Franco
On March 14, 2013 Nichols Brothers Boat Builders launched the M/V Robert Franco the first of two tractor tugs Nichols has contracted with Harley Marine Services. Nichols began construction of the 100’ x 40’ Z-drive ship assist tractor tug in May of 2012. On March 14th 2013 Nichols launched the vessel into Holmes Harbor of Whidbey Island from their Freeland Shipyard. The vessel was then towed to Nichols Langley site for final vessel outfitting, dock and sea trials.
NOIA Applauds Bi-Partisan Support for Atlantic Seismic EIS
National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement applauding a bi-partisan letter from U.S. “Under the leadership of Congressmen Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and Rob Wittman (R-VA), this letter again confirms strong support from across the mid and south Atlantic region for finally conducting a modern seismic survey of potential oil and gas resources in Atlantic waters.
Tallink-Silja Installs MPM Upgrade for STA
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. The Swedish Transport Agency has a survey guide book (THB) which contains all 480 survey items applicable to most types of Swedish flagged vessels giving surveyors guidance for each survey. As most survey items are already covered by their MPM - Marine Planned Maintenance PMS system…
HB Rentals Provides 14- and 15- Building Packages for Mexico Projects
Accommodations specialist, HB Rentals, a Superior Energy Services company, installed fourteen A60 – ABS/USCG approved buildings on an ABS-classed offshore construction vessel and provided fifteen buildings to a Lloyd’s-classed multipurpose platform supply vessel. Both vessels are located in Mexico, announced HB Rentals Senior Vice President of Global Operations Glenn Aguilar. The temporary building packages include the provision of sleeper units, diners, laundry rooms and locker facilities.
Rolls-Royce to Supply Propulsion for Battery-Powered Ferry
Rolls-Royce has signed a contract for the delivery of its Azipull propulsion and control system for the "ferry of the future," a new vessel which will operate on battery power alone. The vessel is being built at the Fjellstrand yard in Norway, and once in service will be operated by Norwegian transport company Norled between Lavik and Oppedal. In 2010, the Norwegian Ministry of Transport announced a tender to develop a new ferry that was 15-20% more energy efficient than existing vessels.
NOAA Considers Effects of Arctic Oil and Gas Activities
NOAA is seeking comments on a supplemental draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for oil and gas activities in the Arctic Ocean. The draft, developed in collaboration with the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), includes analysis on how a broader range of potential offshore oil and gas activities could affect the environment, with a specific focus on marine mammals…
Three Damen Twin Axe Fast Crew Suppliers En Route to MCS
Three more Damen Twin Axe Fast Crew Suppliers are on their way to Maritime Craft Services (Clyde) Ltd and are expected to arrive in Europe in early May. Based in Largs, Ayrshire, MCS ordered three Twin Axe FCS 2610s, just months after taking delivery of its first two catamarans. All of the vessels are deployed in supporting offshore wind farms and in maintenance activities. With more than 30 years experience…
Mantsbrite Wins New Tidal Transit Wind Farm Vessel Contract
All the navigation and communication equipment for the first two vessels in the Tidal Transit fleet - ‘Ginny Louise' and ‘Eden Rose' - was supplied and installed by Mantsbrite, and the specification for ‘Tia Elizabeth' remains unchanged with the exception of the addition of a seabed monitoring system and the use of new ultra sonic wind sensors. As for the previous Tidal Transit contracts, Mantsbrite will assemble and test all the equipment in its workshops at Maldon in Essex.
Three Sheets to the Wind: Three Key Ingredients of the Sober Financial Statement
Financial reporting is a sobering issue. Creative accounting, “cooking the books,” earnings manipulations and other accounting shenanigans have been around as long as folks have had income, paid bills, taxes or sought investors for their ventures. With intent to defraud for economic gain and financial crimes, came the passage into law of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Sarbox or SOX) that made the consequences of such behavior more than just a slap on the wrist.
Send a Clear Message: Report Accidents, Incidents and Injuries Immediately
How well do you communicate to your crew your expectations that accidents, incidents and injuries are to be reported immediately? Is it a clear and consistent message repeated over and over? One good place to list this policy is at the footer of the form your company uses to record safety meeting minutes so that it is reiterated frequently. This message needs to be as basic and as ubiquitous as the message you see in public restrooms reminding you to wash your hands.
24M Catamaran Passenger Ferry Nearing Completion
Incat Crowther announced that a 24m Catamaran Passenger Ferry under construction at Aluminium Marine in Brisbane, Australia has left the shed. This vessel is available for immediate sale, and can be customized to suit the operator’s requirements. Itis suitable for commuter service, day cruise operations or crew transfer. Built to Aluminium Marine’s consistently high standard, this vessel follows in the wake of Fantasea Sunrise, Freedom Sovereign and Riverside Avalon.
Insights: James Hannon USACE Chief, Operations and Regulatory Division
Jim Hannon is Chief, Operations and Regulatory Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). He also provides leadership and oversight for activities within the USACE Lakes and Rivers and North Atlantic Regional Integration Teams. Hannon is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers and was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in July 2010.
AMPR Releases Study on Jones Act
Crowley is a member of The Puerto Rico Maritime Alliance, which consists of representatives of U.S. flag carriers and labor unions constituting the US Merchant Marine.
Russian Presidential Decree Establishes NSR Administration
From an office in downtown Moscow, 15 people will regulate traffic along Russia’s Northern Sea Route. A decree signed this week by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev marks the formal establishment of the new Northern Sea Route administration. The office, situated far from the route, is to be part of the federal Agency of Sea and River Transport, reports the Barents Observer. By mid-May, the new structure is to be fully operational.
TMPS Appointed US Agent for ABC Diesel Engines
Trans Marine Propulsion Systems, (TMPS) appointed agent by Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC) Diesel Engines. TMPS has locations in Seattle, Washington and Tampa, Florida…