Ships Line Up at U.K. Repair Yard
Four ships have docked recently at A&P Falmouth's shipyard in SW England for repairs and refitting work. RFA Mounts Bay, Serco tugs Eileen & Foreceful and the River Class patrol vessel, HMS Severn were the most recent arrivals. Also alongside under repair at Falmouth is RFA Lyme Bay, which has undergone alternator repairs and will complete in time to sail to join the major Operation Joint Warrior.
Remote Well Sites Spur KVH TracPhone Demand
KVH Industries, Inc. report that demand for broadband connectivity is increasing among service providers in the oil and gas industry. KVH's exclusive mini-VSAT Broadband service is delivered by an interlaced network of 14 Ku-band satellite transponders providing seamless worldwide coverage north of the equator and around all major continents, including most major shipping routes south of the equator.
U.S. Navy Presents Shipbuilding Plan to Congress
"Today we provided Congress information tables from our draft 30-year shipbuilding plan. We believe the information found in these tables clearly articulates our…
Costa Concordia Salvage Update
Salvors have successfully positioned the first port-side sponson that will be used in the 'parbuckling' stage of the wreck removal process. Operations now continue with the installation of the second sponson, and eventually they will be welded on the hull of the wreck. At the same time, drillings for next 10 underwater holes will carry on in order to position remaining platforms 2 & 3. In this major…
Alfa Laval Win Big Cruise Ship Order
Alfa Laval to supply PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning systems for two cruise ships to MAN in a SEK 55 million contract. The Alfa Laval PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning systems will be installed onboard two luxury cruise liners, where they will remove over 98 percent of the sulphur oxides from the ship’s exhaust gas. By combining MAN’s engines with Alfa Laval’s PureSOx systems, these luxury cruise vessels can continue using heavy fuel oil instead of expensive…
Raytheon IBNS for New Italian Coast Guard Ships
Germany-based Raytheon Anschuetz with Italian provider Seastema, to deliver Integrated Bridge & Navigation Systems (IBNS) for two Italian Coast Guard military patrol vessels. The vessels are currently being built at Fincantieri's Castellammare di Stabia (Naples) shipyard. Delivery of the IBNS will be the first military application under a teaming agreement between Raytheon Anschuetz and Seastema. Together…
Much-loved Seaboard Director Passes Away
Joseph E. Rodrigues, a long time Seaboard director & former executive officer, has passed away at his home in Las Vegas. Seaboard's President and Chairman noted…
Port of Houston to Order Container Cranes
Port of Houston Commission to negotiate a contract for the purchase of 4 new electric cranes for Barbours Cut Container Terminal. Demonstrating continued investment…
U.S. Fab Deliver Unique Maintenance and Mooring Barge
U.S. Fab, a Vigor Industrial company, has delivered the purpose-built vessel to Washington’s King County for the use of its passenger ferry fleet. The 140’x40’x7’6” barge features moorage for up to four vessels and two steel structures, one that houses a well-equipped maintenance workshop and the other a two-story office and crew quarters. “This was an interesting project that required teams to integrate two different building classification standards while maintaining optimal cost efficiencies…
Odfjell Buys Chemical Tankship
Odfjell buys long-term chartered vessel 'MT Bow Engineer', a 30,086 dwt chemical tanker. Odfjell, a leading company in the global market for transportation and storage of bulk liquid chemicals, acids, edible oils and other special products, has entered into a contract for the purchase of the MT Bow Engineer, a 30,086 DWT chemical tanker (IMO II/III) with 28 stainless steel cargo tanks, built in 2006 at Kitanihon Shipbuilding CO LTD in Japan.
Search and Rescue Tech. Oceania
A human silhouette is outlined by the light of a cell phone as theater patrons shift their attention toward the disturbance. The user’s eyes scan messaging with expression of concern, reading of a boating accident and a lone mariner’s single call for help. This story begins as a first responder moves towards the green exit sign, departing his liberty to join an assembling sortie. Standing the Hawaiian Islands watch requires a force of on call specialists…
StealthGas Announces Public Offering
StealthGas Inc. announced an underwritten public offering of 8,000,000 shares of its common stock pursuant to the Company's effective shelf registration statement…
Skipper: New Support Tools for Acoustic Products
Skipper released the new support tool for all technicians serving acoustic products. The Skipper ETT985 is a combined echo sounder simulator, transducer tester and NMEA tester, in a single handheld unit. This tool allows the technician to test both the acoustical functions of the Echo Sounder and Transducers. The ETT985 has a built-in rechargeable battery. The simulator will measure the transmitted pulse and replying with either the same pulse or a user defined pulse.
USS Freedom Repainted with Amercoat
PPG Industries said the topsides of the USS Freedom, lead ship of the U.S Navy's littoral combat ships (LCS), have been repainted using AMERCOAT(R) 240 edge-retention epoxy and PSX(R) 700SG epoxy-polysiloxane coatings by PPG's protective and marine coatings (PMC) business. Commissioned in 2008, the USS Freedom went to dry dock in January 2013 to remove the existing coatings system because that system had failed.
OIS Names Earlam President
Offshore Installation Services (OIS), an Acteon company, appointed Mike Earlam as president. Based in the company’s Aberdeen office, Mike will be responsible for driving the development and growth of OIS and will play a key role in exploiting opportunities to work together with other Acteon companies. Earlam has wide experience of the subsea market and joins OIS from his position as managing director with Fugro Salt Subsea.
CSS Olympia Launched, Additional CSS Contracts Secured
STX Marine launched MAC Offshore’s Compact Semi-Submersible (CSS), CSS Olympia. The launch took place on the 28th March, 2013 at the LiyaPingtan Shipyard, in Fujian Province, China, managed by Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding. The delivery of the vessel is due in November 2013 to CSS Olympia’s new owner Graal Invest of Brazil. MAC Offshore signed four additional CSS contracts to be constructed by Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding with delivery between August 2014 and October 2015.
ABS Reports Continued Growth in 2012
ABS hosted its Annual Meeting in New York on April 23, 2013. ABS Chairman, Robert D. In 2012, the ABS-classed fleet reached 193.5 million gross tons, a growth rate of more than 4% year-on-year. ABS also maintained its leading position in the global orderbook with 21% of all vessels on order designated for ABS class. With nearly 70% of all vessels aged ten years or less, ABS has one of the youngest fleets showing a strong foundation for a successful future of the organization.
NEOTEC, Port of Cleveland Host Foreign Trade Zone Seminar
Area companies can learn how to reduce costs and increase the efficiency of their global supply chain at a seminar on Foreign-Trade Zones on May 30 at Firestone Country Club in Akron.
Bechtel Studies Cargo Ship Safety in West Africa
Bechtel launched a new research initiative to improve the safety of mooring large cargo ships off the coast of West Africa. The combination of heavy ocean swell…
Catamaran Ferry Delivered to Coastal Fast Ferries
Incat Crowther launched Kilimanjaro IV, a 45-meter passenger ferry for the African Operator Coastal Fast Ferries. The vessel capitalizes on the rapid growth in the operator’s passenger numbers, bringing the Coastal Fast Ferries’ fleet to seven Incat Crowther-designed vessels. A process of close cooperation between the builder, Richardson Devine Marine, operator and designer resulted in a vessel offering high speed, high passenger capacity and rugged efficiency.