Law Firm HFW Names Paul Dean New Shipping Head
London-based Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) announce the election of Paul Dean as head of the law firm's shipping practice. Paul Dean has taken over from current head George Eddings who becomes the firm's new Managing Partner effective from 1 April 2013. Paul specialises in dispute resolution arising from marine and offshore matters, including charterparties, bills of lading, shipbuilding, collisions…
Earlybird 2013 Great Lake Port Arrivals
The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor celebrates the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway 2013 international shipping season with the recent arrival of two vessels. On March 22, the St. Lawrence Seaway opened its locks for ocean vessels from around the world to enter the Great Lakes and deliver cargo to U.S. and Canadian ports for the 55th annual international shipping season. The 2,340-mile deep draft waterway is open to ocean vessels from mid-March through December…
First X-BOW Workboat to be Fitted With VSP
The infield support vessel (ISV) ‘Siem Moxie’ will be the first Ulstein X-BOW workboat to be fitted with two Voith Schneider Propellers (VSP). X-BOW vessels are…
e-Navigation: Multi-GNSS Receiver Chips Coming
Furuno say new multi-GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receiver chips "eRideOPUS 6" and "eRideOPUS 7" will be available from summer 2013. The new receiver…
Louis S. Meltz, 1961 – 2013
AMS President Louis Meltz passed away today, April 2, 2013, after a several-month battle with cancer. Until just a few days ago, his doctors were hopeful that the treatments he was undergoing would be successful. His passing has been a sudden shock to all in the maritime industry. Marinelink and the entire New Wave Media family echoes those sentiments on this sad day. Loyalty was Louis' greatest value.
Strategy Engineering Wins O&G Company Award
Strategy Engineering & Consulting, LLC announce that it was named the winner of the Oil and Gas Awards Engineering Company of the Year for the Gulf Coast Region in 2012, announced Strategy President Chris Morris. “The Engineering Company of the Year award recognizes engineering excellence and achievements within the oil and gas industry in the Gulf Coast region," Morris said.
Aquatic Engineering Enhances Offshore Training Program
Aquatic Engineering & Construction Ltd., an Acteon company, is stepping with a fully-integrated training program for all offshore staff. The improved program coincides with an intensive drive to build more strategic kit during 2013 in response to customer demand and to meet the company’s ambitious targets for growth over the next three years. Aquatic’s revitalized training program, which is based at its newly expanded Peterhead, U.K.
GEG Names Prejean Operations Manager of Cherokee Services
Greene’s Energy Group (GEG), a provider of integrated testing, rentals and specialty services, has promoted Blayne Prejean to Operations Manager of Cherokee Services, a division of Greene’s Energy Group, announced President Eric Langlinais. Based in Lafayette, Prejean will report to General Manager Todd Naquin and will oversee day-to-day operations including project logistics, equipment rental inventory and personnel. Prior to his new role, Prejean was Assistant Operations Manager.
UKHO to Hold ECDIS Workshops in Singapore
The United Kingdom (UKHO) Hydrographic Office announced its plans for a series of ECDIS Workshops during the Sea Asia 2013 Conference in Singapore. These free-to…
To Report or Not to Report - That Should Never be the Question
In the realm of marine casualties and incidents, each case has its own set of facts, cast of mariners and vessels involved and, frequently, sharp differences of opinion regarding same. The one common denominator of most marine casualties, however, is the requirement to report them to the U.S. Coast Guard (U.S.C.G.). While what defines a marine casualty is often in the eyes of the beholder/mariner, it is much more prudent to err on the side of caution and…
What a Difference a Year Makes
Channel and water management will become increasingly important for freshwater supplies and trade in the years to come. The work and our vigilance must continue. The present conditions on the Lower Mississippi River find the deep-draft channel from Baton Rouge to the Gulf of Mexico in good shape with no channel deficiencies or related transit restrictions. On the other hand, the Middle Mississippi from St.
GAC to Serve Bibby Offshore U.K. Fleet
Bibby Offshore U.K. Ltd signed a nonexclusive ship agency services contract with GAC covering all ports in the U.K. and making the Group their first choice of provider elsewhere worldwide. Aberdeen-based Bibby Offshore U.K. Ltd is a subsidiary of the Bibby Line Group, providing solutions to the oil and gas sector operating in the North Sea. The deal with GAC has been signed just as Bibby Offshore U.K.
My-Villages Relocates to South Florida
My-Villages, the company facilitating an online marine industry collaborative, announced it has moved from its former Alexandria, Va. headquarters to the Jupiter - Stuart, Fla.
Icom Introduces Marine Black Box with Class D DSC
Icom America, manufacturer of marine radio products, introduced the IC-M400BB VHF fixed mount with Class D DSC. Comprising only a black box main body and a supplied COMMANDMICIV remote control microphone accessory, the two-piece radio set affords flexible installation and a small physical footprint. "The M400BB is a black box solution that's space saving and fully functional," said David McLain, Icom America National Marine and Avionics Sales Manager.
German-built Jack-up Vessel for Offshore Wind Farms
The hull is complete, the steelwork concluded, the building of the deckhouse has begun – in the dock of Sietas shipyard the first jack-up vessel for offshore wind farms developed and constructed in Germany is currently taking shape. Construction started in April 2012; the handover of the ship to the client, the Dutch marine engineering company Van Oord, is planned for July of this year. For further work on the final assembly…
Lankofirst Debuts Fiber Rope Connector for Deepwater Mooring
Lankhorst Ropes Offshore Division (LROD) announced the latest results of offshore trials of its Lankofirst synthetic fiber rope mooring connector on booth 1517 at OTC 2013.
Message from President on MOL Founding Anniversary
On the occasion of Mitsui O.S.K. “Today, I am pleased to join all of my MOL Group colleagues in celebrating the 129th founding anniversary of the MOL Group. Today also marks the start of a new fiscal year. In fiscal 2013, we will launch business initiatives based on a One-Year Management Plan designed to return the MOL Group to a growth trajectory. Since the beginning of 2013, the business environment has started to show positive signs in some quarters, including a rebound in the U.S.
Wilhelmsen Grows Safety Services in Australia
Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has expanded and upgraded its premises and service station facilities in Darwin in direct response to market demand for the Life Raft Exchange (LRE) program. Geoff Brown, General Manager for the Northern Territory and South Australia said, “This new facility in Darwin will service vessels operating within the region’s growing offshore and oil and gas market ... The new…
U.K. Royal Navy Visit Saab Seaeye
The Royal Navy visited Saab Seaeye to view the company’s range of underwater vehicle technology designed for maritime defense. A delegation led by Commodore Alex Burton, head of Maritime Capability, toured the facilities at Fareham, which have recently doubled in size since the opening of a second factory building. The Navy said they are looking for innovative mine disposal systems beyond those currently in service.
Intelsat Proposes Public Offering of Common Shares
Intelsat Global Holdings S.A. announced that it has commenced the distribution of preliminary prospectuses in anticipation of its proposed initial public offering of 21…