DMCA Evaluates "Serenade of the Seas"
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) conducted an evaluation meeting to analyze the results of the recent Ship Board Fire Drill conducted on Serenade of the Seas…
WSS Debuts Nalfleet Potable Water Test Kit
The entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) in August 2013 will set regulations specifying the need to maintain high quality drinking water standards onboard ship which protect crew from waterborne health risks. In response, Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) launched the Nalfleet Potable Water Test Kit, which enables sea staff to monitor the quality of the potable water network onboard ship…
Statutory Alert: Revised IMO Guidelines for Maintenance
Revised IMO guidelines for maintenance, testing and inspection of fire protection systems and appliances will become effective on May 31, 2013 and are contained in the circular MSC.1/Circ. 1432.
Retail Industry Applauds ILA Labor Agreements
“Today’s vote ratifying a new, long-term master labor contract is welcomed news to the nation’s retailers, who have been on pins-and-needles for the past year due…
GAC Open Caspian Sea Port Supply Base
GAC Turkmenistan has opened its new Offshore Supply Base & Logistics Support Centre in the Port of Turkmenbashi. The new 11,000 square metre base is designed to…
China Rongsheng Delivers Two More VLOCC's
China Rongsheng Heavy Industries delivers the ninth and tenth 380,000-dwt class Very Large Ore Carriers (VLOCs). Christened Vale Jiangsu and Vale Shinas, the two new Rongsheng-built 380,000 DWT class VLOCs have been delivered to Vale S.A. and Oman Shipping Company S.A.O.C. respectively. Rongsheng say that the vessels adopt an environmentally friendly design to achieve lower oil consumption and reduce the emission of CO2, while operating efficiency exceeds that of most existing ore carriers.
Crew Desert 'Arrested Ship,' Plead in India High Court
In a courtroom drama the captain of the Korean ship told the court the abandoned ship's engine room was flooded and there was danger of a capsize. MV OSM Arena had…
Green Marine's Latest Sign-up: Squamish Terminals BC
Squamish Terminals (SQT), a B.C. deep-water, break-bulk terminal, has signed on as a participant to Green Marine. Green Marine encourages its participants, ship owners…
U.S. Coast Guard Museum Becoming a Reality
Adm. Bob Papp was present as City of New London, Conn., and the National Coast Guard Museum Association unveiled the plans and location of the museum. As the oldest U.S. maritime service, and the only U.S. military service without a national museum, the National Coast Guard Museum will afford the public an opportunity to learn about the rich and noteworthy achievements of the men and women who forged the service’s history of the past 223 years. Mr.
Offshore Brazil Contract for PLSV 'Kommandor 3000'
Subsea 7 S.A. has been awarded a contract by Petrobras worth in excess of U$350 million for operation of the Pipe Lay Support Vessel (PLSV). The contract is on a day rate basis for five years. Kommandor 3000 will start operations under the contract in 2013 (Subsea 7 note that during the year this vessel will spend approximately 90 days in dry-dock for maintenance). The work scope is similar to the current contract…
China Social Media Debut for Maersk CEO
Nils S. Andersen, Maersk Group CEO in Q & A session with members of Chinese social media network Sina Weibo. During the CEO's recent visit to China, he engaged with Maersk employees…
Singapore's Samudera Group's 2012 Revenue Up, Profit Down
Container, bulk and tankship owners, Samudera Shipping Line, presents its 2012 financial report with the chairman's letter to shareholders. The following is extracted from Mr.
Radical Submersible Catamaran Concept Design
The offshore support vessel concept design is named 'SHC Wavedancer' and the designer calls it – 'The workhorse of the future'. The designer, Dennis Knox, describes his ship as being both exceptionally stable in bad weather, as well as fast, with a speed of 50 knots. In bad weather he elaborates: "The seas are high, fifteen foot waves and other ships are bouncing around like a cork, but not us. We could play billiards in the mess deck, but we have work to.
Inside Alfa Laval's PureBallast 3.0 BWTS
PureBallast 3.0 is less of an update than a sweeping redefinition of the system say Alfa Laval of its Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS). PureBallast, which was…
Yes, Oceanographers Can Help Predict Piracy Attacks
The US Naval Meteorology & Oceanography Command named a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate for its counter-piracy predictive modelling. The Naval Meteorology and…
U.S. Port Appoints Bob DeAngelis as CFO
The Port of San Diego appoints Robert "Bob" DeAngelis as Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer with immediate effect. DeAngelis will begin his new role immediately, overseeing Financial Services and Accounting as well as the Port's Business and Information Technology Services. He succeeds Jeff McEntee, who is retiring in May after 25 years of stellar service with the Port of San Diego, having held the CFO/Treasurer role since 2001.