L.A. Port Director Receives USC Alumni Award
Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D., has been honored by the University of Southern California Alumni Association with the prestigious Alumni Merit Award. Knatz earned a Master of Science degree in environmental engineering and a doctorate in biological science from USC. “The Alumni Merit Awards are given to individuals whose remarkable accomplishments speak well for the range and quality of a USC education,” said Patrick E.
Underwater Robotic Championship
In a few weeks, SeaPerch, a national educational outreach program using underwater robotics, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), will hold its 2013 National SeaPerch Challenge. Hosted by the Indiana State Regions this annual competition will take place on the campus of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the University’s Natatorium housing the Olympic pool.
3D Body Scanning
Research to measure offshore workers’ body size with 3D scanners to inform the future design of safety equipment, survival clothing and space requirements on offshore installations has been launched in Aberdeen. The research, which will generate an ongoing capability for measuring the size and shape of the offshore workforce, is reported to be the first of its kind in more than 25 years and is being…
Nass Delivers Cargo Barge
Nass Marine Services, a marine division of the Nass Group, handed over a competed project that involved the fabrication of a new deck cargo barge to Ocean Diving & Marine Services that is owned and operated by Mr. Samir Engineer in the Kingdom. The vessel, Ocean 8 was fabricated to include a new deck cargo barge with a depth of 1.83 mts, gross tonnage of 217 RT and net tonnage of 65 RT. Ocean Diving…
Hill Dickinson Adds Partner to London Office
International law firm Hill Dickinson has appointed Ian MacLean as a partner to its London office, where he will focus on his international client base of ship owners, ship managers and their insurers. This appointment provides the firm with five former mariners at partner level, with Ian joining the existing team of Mike Mallin, Tony Goldsmith, Phil Haddon and Andrew Gray. This team is further strengthened by another five ex-mariner assistants, two of whom are qualified solicitors.
2013 Ship Production Symposium: Call for Papers
The Ship Production Symposium in conjunction with SNAME’s 2013 Annual Meeting has released a call for papers. The SNAME 2013 Annual Meeting/Ship Production Symposium will be held from November 6-8 in Bellevue, Wash. Deadline for abstracts is June 3. Please send all submissions to SPSpapers@sname.org. Visit the SNAME website for additional information.
Marine Warranty Surveyors Association Launched
On Thursday 25 April 2013, at Lloyd’s of London, a new professional body, the International Association of Marine Warranty Surveyors (IAMWS), was formally launched.
Tsakos Announces Public Offering
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN), a product, crude and LNG tanker operator, today announced that it plans to offer its Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual…
Chief of Naval Operations Testifies on FY14 Budget Priorities
The Chief of Naval Operations, Secretary of the Navy, and Commandant of the Marine Corps testified together April 25 before the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) on the Department of the Navy budget request for fiscal year 2014. The three naval leader's testimony emphasized the realities of sequestration restraints on the fiscal year 2014 defense budget presented to congress earlier this month. Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Admiral Jonathan W.
WSS’ Global Quest
With the earning of ABS global approval for its safety services and the opening of a Houston Training facility, Wilhelmsen Ships Services (WSS) passed two critical milestone’s in a quest to build and operate an efficient, technically superior maritime and offshore services juggernaut. More than a decade ago Wilhelmsen Ships Service planted the seeds for what today is growing one of the world’s premier providers of services to the maritime and offshore markets globally.
Bordelon Chooses Helm Operations Software
Edoc Systems Group, developers of Helm Marine Operations Software (Helm), confirmed that Offshore Supply Vessel provider, Bordelon Marine, has chosen Helm HSQE Manager…
Intelsat to Webcast 1Q 2013 Earnings Conference Call
Intelsat S.A. will hold a conference call on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss its first quarter 2013 financial results and operations, which it will release that morning.
Maritime Fatalities on the Rise in Australia
An Australian Transport Safety Bureau report shows a sharp increase in deaths & serious incidents in maritime & offshore sectors. The report, according to the ITF…
China Shipyard Starts on 10,000 TEU Container Ship
China Shipping Industry (Jiangsu) has begun construction of the largest container ship yet to be built in China. The 10,000TEU container ship is being built for China Shipping Container Lines Co., Ltd. (CSCL) which the shipbuilders describe as the realiization of their dream by the construction of the centennial [sic] vessel for CSCL and of creating a world first-class enterprise. The ceremony was presided over by Mr. Wang Yiling, the Executive Director of CICJS.
T&T Salvage Strengthens Singapore Team
T&T Salvage recruited three salvage professionals, Lee Hiok Liang, Alex Ang Yew Boon, and Hussain Shah, for its Singapore base. Lee Hiok Liang joins as a naval architect from a diverse background of twenty years of experience in the marine industry. Lee joins from Royal Boskalis, where he was a Senior Project Engineer. In this role he was actively involved in the construction of new dredging vessels, modification and upgrade supervision to ensure compliance with technical and quality standards.
Ingalls Shipbuilding a 'Fit-Friendly' Worksite Say AHA
Huntington Ingalls Industries' Shipbuilding Division receives a Platinum Award in the American Heart Association's Fit-Friendly Worksite program. The award is the highest level recognized by the AHA for companies that demonstrate progressive leadership in making the health and wellness of their employees a priority. "Our shipbuilders are the greatest asset we have, and I am proud of the progress we have made to provide resources promoting physical activity and a healthy work environment…
Wind Turbine Manufacturer Back in the Black
Spain's Gamesa returns to profitability and reports 7 million euro in profit in the first quarter of 2013. Key figures 1Q 2013 (vs. • EBIT: 22 million euro (vs. • Net profit: 7 million euro (vs. • Working capital/Group revenues: 25% (vs. Group revenues amounted to 491 million euro in the quarter (-12% vs. 1Q 2012). At 446 MWe, sales were in line with the 2013 guidance (1,800-2,000 MWe) but were 13% lower than in 1Q 2012 due to the slowdown in demand…
China Shipyard Gets Rescue Boat Contracts
Afai Southern Shipyard awarded contracts to build 4 coastal fast rescue vessels for a Chinese Government agency. The contracts were signed between Afai and the Salvage Bureau of Ministry of Transport in the South China port city of Guangzhou. Afai has successfully delivered three of this type of coastal fast rescue vessels in the past, and at present three others are presently under construction in the yard.
Mariner to Supply CommandBridge to MASC
The Maritime Association of South Carolina (MASC) contracts the Mariner Group's system for its port & stakeholder securtiy & operations management. CommandBridge™…
U.S. Adventure Cruise Ship in Lloyd Werft Shipyard
Lindblad Expedition's Polar excursion ship 'National Geographic Explorer' is in the German yard for refit & DNV class surveys. "This contract is just right for us", said a satisfied Rüdiger Pallentin, Board Member of Lloyd Werft. For completion by May 15, 2013, in the yard’s Kaiserdock 1 is a ship requiring basic technical work mainly extensive repairs to the thruster, rudder and shaft plant. For Project…