Middle East Owner Clocks Up MAN Engine's 500th Sale
MAN Diesel & Turbo makes the 500th sale of its 48/60 medium-speed engine to Huta Marine of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia who ordered a pair for its new dredger. The milestone was reached with the order of two common-rail variants of the engine by Huta Marine of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as part of a diesel-electric system to power a self-propelled cutter suction dredger. Huta Marine is a specialist in marine infrastructure and its fleet ranks among the largest in the Middle East.
STX Wins Seaspan Ferry Design Contract
STX Marine (STXM) has been awarded the contract for the engineering package for Seaspan Ferry Corporation’s fleet replacement program. The completed concept design will form part of a bid package…
GofM Energy Hub: LNG Exports to India Planned
United LNG, LP and Petronet LNG Limited, India's largest LNG importer, agree to supply LNG from the Main Pass Energy Hub™ project in the Gulf of Mexico. The (conditional) agreement was signed by Petronet LNG Managing Director & CEO, Dr. A.K. Balyan and Stephen Payne, Chairman & General Partner of United LNG, of the United States, at the LNG 17 Conference held in Houston, Texas. The parties said they…
Treasure Hunters File Another Suit Against Columbia
Sea Search Armada's (SSA) lawsuit against the Government of Colombia in U.S. District Court, Washington D.C. claims it interfered with SSA's legitimate treasure salvage operations.
MHI Contracted for 3D Seismic Survey Vessels
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) gets additional order to build 2 seismic vessels for Norway's Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS). The order for the two vessels was placed upon exercise by PGS of the option right that was provided when two same type vessels were ordered to MHI in April 2011. The two newly ordered vessels are scheduled for delivery in the first and second half, respectively, of 2015.
Ulstein Reports Good 2012 Financial Result
Ulstein Group report an operating income of NOK 2.27 billion and an operating profit of NOK 228 million in their 2012 financial report. “We deliver a good result in a demanding market thanks to our competent and hardworking employees and an organisation that provide for execution and delivery precision. The good collaboration we have with our customers and suppliers creates good and future-oriented solutions.
NorSea Invests in First Scotland Supply Base
NorSea Group and the Scrabster Harbour Trust in Caithness have agreed on construction of the new supply base for the oil & gas sector. Under the agreement NorSea Group will work with the Trust to bring in new business and develop Scotland’s most northerly mainland port as a one-stop supply base servicing the oil and gas industry. "We are very excited about co-operating with Scrabster Harbour Trust to develop business for the strategically important port of Scrabster.
Coast Guard Responds to Mobile, AL Barge Explosion
The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a barge explosion on the ship channel in Mobile Bay Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received the initial notification at 8:40 p.m.
Crewsure Appoints G2 Crew Services
Crewsure appointed G2 Crew Services, the recently formed partnership between Griffin Global Group Limited and Gulf Agency Company Limited, to act as its global correspondent. Crewsure provides medical and personal accident insurance directly to crew and is underwritten by the Munich Group, one of the world's leading Insurance Companies. The benefits provided are tailored to meet the needs of crew and the latest requirements of the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC).
Tidal Energy Modelling Tool Launched
The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and HR Wallingford launched a tidal energy modeling tool for use by tidal energy developers to identify the most efficient sites for tidal energy converters, tidal arrays or tidal barrage schemes around the U.K. and French coastlines. The computer program, SMARTtide (Simulated Marine Array Resource Testing), incorporates a 2D hydrodynamic model of the U.K.’s continental shelf and the north-west European coastline.
Strategic Delivers Jati Five, Confirms New Order
Strategic Marine, a specialist shipbuilder in Asia-Pacific, delivered the Jati Five crew transfer vessel to Malaysian owner, Dinasti Jati Sdn Bhd. The company also confirmed it has received an order for two additional ships in the range, the Jati Six and Jati Eight. The Jati Five, ordered last year and completed to one of Strategic Marine’s established in-house designs, was delivered at the company’s regional shipyard headquarters in Singapore.
Wisdom Marine Takes Loan for Japanese Orders
Wisdom Marine Group signed a two-tranche syndicated loan agreement for $5.92 million (USD) and ￥11.88 billion ($119.43 million, USD) with six domestic banks to finance…
A/S Dan-Bunkering Plans Middle East Expansion
Worldwide supplier of bunker fuels, A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd., is now expanding its activities to Dubai. The Danish owned company is already located in all major time…
Imtech Marine Introduces IM IPTV
Imtech Marine developed an IPTV solution specifically suitable for merchant and special vessels. The IPTV system enhances the crew comfort on board and helps the ship owner retain its valuable crew.
Two New Tugboats for APM Terminals Bahrain
APM Terminals Bahrain, the operator of Khalifa Bin Salman Port, welcome the arrival of two new tugboats to the APM Terminal Bahrain marine fleet. The new tugs were inaugurated at a ceremony on Wednesday, with attendees from the Port and Maritime Affairs, BAPCO, the U.S. Navy and many other Bahraini companies. The Damen Stan 1606 tugboats will provide additional flexibility to meet the growing requirements of the Bahrain shipping community at Khalifa bin Salman Port (KBSP).
Conquest at Work in Flushing
Conquest MB I, a 1,500-ton offshore heavy lift crane barge from Conquest Offshore worked (off)loading at the quay of Heerema, Flushing, the Netherlands. When changing from 400t, 800t to 1,600t hook block there is no need to change wires, blocks or sheaves. The blocks enables custom reeving for every project, being able to create lifting speeds up towards 1.5 meters per second. The swing system is powered by eight 22kW electrically driven motors operated through 2x2x2x2 left-right switch basis.
ClassNK Releases 2013 Steel Ship Rules
ClassNK released the 2013 edition of the Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships. ClassNK continuously reviews, updates and amends its…
ECDIS Ltd Delivers 10th Management Course
ECDIS Ltd delivered its 10th Management of ECDIS course to senior members of the Irish Naval Service as the start of further cooperation between the two organizations.
ABS Elects New Council and Committee Members
At the 151st Annual Meeting of the Members of ABS, and the subsequent meeting of the ABS Council, industry leaders were elected to serve on a number of bodies that…
Bowhead, Crowley Announce Joint Arctic Venture
Bowhead Transport Company, LLC, and Crowley Marine Services, Inc., announced the formation of a joint venture to provide marine services in Alaska’s Arctic. The…