Johnson Controls' Batteries to Power All-Electric Boat Motors
Johnson Controls, Inc. to produce Li-ion battery packs from its Holland, Mich. plant for Torqeedo's all-electric boat motors. Torqeedo, a German-based manufacturer…
New Cutter Suction Dredger Launched by IHC Merwede
IHC Merwede has launched the first IHC Beaver® 65 DDSP at the company's Sliedrecht shipyard in The Netherlands. The successor to the highly successful IHC Beaver® 6518 is part of the renowned IHC Beaver® series of standard cutter suction dredgers. The new vessel has been designed with a Directly Driven Submerged Pump (DDSP) mounted on the cutter ladder. This feature means that it is possible to dredge at high-mixture densities…
Lugger Tug: Form, Function & Repeat Orders
Shaping a vessel’s design and construction to the its function is the aim of most commercial boat building. Often, the demonstration of success is in how the boat…
CPLP, OSG Reach Conditional Agreement
Capital Product Partners L.P. (the "Partnership" or CPLP) (NASDAQ: CPLP) has reached a conditional agreement with Overseas Shipholding Group Inc. (OSG) and certain…
MMLP Purchases Marine Equipment From FMT
Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (Nasdaq:MMLP) ("MMLP" or the "Partnership") and Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. ("FMT") has announced that MMLP has purchased from…
New Generation of Multibeam Sonars from WASSP
Multibeam sonar manufacturer WASSP Ltd has announced details of the company’s latest range of multibeam sonar’s, now for all commercial applications. “Although WASSP was originally designed for commercial fishing, when the company first started promoting WASSP globally in 2006 most of the interest came from scientists and surveyors mainly because WASSP multibeam sonar technology was such a new concept…
Survival Craft Inspectorate Delivers Safety Project
Survival Craft Inspectorate (SCI), a global provider of emergency marine evacuation systems, has delivered a fastrack safety refit for a global cruise shipping company. SCI replaced and serviced key safety systems on board the Holland America cruise ship Rotterdam while she was docked in Hamburg, Germany. SCI sent over a specialist team to carry out the £260,000 (US$400,000) project in just 10 days.
Seaspan to Roll Out GL HullManager
Seaspan Ship Management Ltd. (Vancouver) one of the leading container vessel managers, has chosen Germanischer Lloyd's (GL) GL HullManager system to upgrade its in-house hull integrity management system. The condition-based monitoring software will be implemented across Seaspan's entire fleet of 76 vessels over the next several years. explained Peter Jackson, Director of the Projects and Technology Department at Seaspan Ship Management Ltd.
Seafarers’ Charity Welcomes National Ferry Fortnight
Seafarers’ charity the Apostleship of the Sea has welcomed the 2013 launch of National Ferry Fortnight and the focus it gives to the hard work of ferry crews. Each year…
Geo Shipyard Delivers Research Vessel to FSU Coastal Marine Lab
Designed by Fyffe Yachts with NC lofting by Eli Ring, VP of Advance Fabricating, both of Kemah, Texas, the 48 passenger T-boat will support various research functions in the Gulf of Mexico. Power for the new boat is supplied by a pair of John Deere 6135 SFM engines rated at 500 hp at 1900 rpm from Allemand Industries, Harvey, La. The six cylinder engines turn Twin Disc MGX-5114 SC gear boxes, Driveline Service of Portland shafts and ZF 36-inch diameter nybral four-blade propellers.
JW Fishers Win More UMD Contracts
Police departments & sheriffs offices around the country are adding underwater metal detectors (UMD) to their crime-fighting armory. An essential tool for locating evidence disposed of in a waterway, metal detectors routinely assist police divers in finding weapons, shell casings, stolen objects, and explosive devices, inform JW Fishers. One group having great success with the underwater metal detector is Houston County Rescue in Webb, Alabama.
UK Ocean Technologies Expo Biggest Yet
Ocean Business 2013 at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton will welcome 300+ worldwide companies to its upcomeng show. One of the most exciting elements…
GD NASSCO USNS 'Montford Point' Christening
General Dynamics NASSCO San Diego Shipyard the venue of the christening by Alexis (Jackie) Bolden. The U.S. Navy's newest ship, USNS Montford Point (MLP-1) named in honor of Camp Montford Point, the Jacksonville, N.C., site where the first African-American Marines were trained, is the first ship of three Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) vessels being designed and built by NASSCO. More than 1,000 people attended the Saturday morning christening ceremony at NASSCO's San Diego shipyard.
Maritime Community Majalis Opened in Dubai
Special Majlis (traditional meeting place) at Jadaf to serve the maritime community opened by Majid Bin Mohammed. The Majlis constitutes amenities and large meeting spaces including a prayer hall and is situated in a serene location close to Dubai Creek. Jadaf constitutes a cluster of nearly 300 maritime and relevant companies representing wide ranging businesses within the industry and is one of the oldest such maritime communities working in the region.
KPI Bridge Oil Appoints Singapore Office Trader
KPI Bridge Oil has appointed Mr. Araki Takanobu as Senior Bunker Trader at its Singapore office. Araki Takanobu has more than 13 years experience in various bunker…
WSM Opens New Bergen, Norway, Office
Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) has opened a new ship management office in Bergen to serve the offshore sector. The largest growth in Norwegian shipping takes place in the offshore segment. Other ship owners in the region have also grown significantly. The new operation in Bergen is a consequence of this growth. We wish to be closer to these customers to offer our experience in vessel operation and manning service,” says Haakon Lenz, regional manager WSM Europe.
Navy Announce Sequestration Response
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announces the Navy will go ahead with spending reductions to meet fiscal constraints imposed by sequestration. a. Shut down carrier air wing two (cvw-2) in april.
North Sea Platform Leak: Crew Evacuated
TAQA, the global energy company based in Abu Dhabi, confirms a hydrocarbon release detected in one of the Cormorant Alplha platform legs. The hydrocarbons were discovered at 09.40 hours local UK time on Saturday, 2, March during maintenance work. The platform and all pipeline infrastructure were shut down as a precaution and the company removed 71 non-essential personnel from the platform via crew change flights, reporting everyone safe and well.
Konecranes Win Record Indonesian Order
Konecranes to deliver container handling equipment to Indonesian state-owned terminal operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero). The order comprises 10 ship-to-shore cranes, 20 automated stacking cranes and five straddle carriers. Delivery is scheduled for 2014 and 2016. The value of the order is not disclosed, but is more than €100 million (nearly US$131-million). The Indonesian state-owned terminal operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero), is also known as Pelindo III.
Cruise Ship Company CEO's for Miami Conference
7 heads of leading cruise lines are set to discuss the industry's current trends & future direction at the State of the Industry session. The session is slated for Tuesday…