Thordon Appoints New Regional Manager
Sam Williams was appointed Regional Manager for China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam for Thordon Bearings, INc. The position is effective from May 1. www.thordonbearings.com
Cygnus Begins Jacket Fabrication
The ceremonial first cut of steel for the construction of the jackets on the Cygnus gas field project was celebrated today by operator GDF SUEZ E&P U.K. and partners Centrica Energy and Bayerngas at Burntisland Fabrication’s (BiFab) Methil yard in Fife, Scotland. This latest project milestone involves BiFab’s manufacturing facilities at Methil, Burntisland and Arnish and is expected to create 100 new jobs at Methil and 15 apprentice positions will be created at Methil and Burntisland.
David Williams Awarded Emery Medal
David Williams, CEO of the Noble Corporation, was honored as the Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s “Salute to the Maritime Person of the Year” at the Petroleum Club in Houston. Mr. Williams was awarded the Emery Rice medal, the Academy’s highest award presented for leadership excellence in the maritime field. The event is the Academy’s major scholarship fundraiser, with all proceeds going toward student financial aid.
Marine Industry Employs Boat Towed Detectors
Many marine service companies are acquiring boat-towed metal detectors and magnetometers to assist in salvage operations and geophysical surveys. These devices can locate a variety of targets including sunken vessels, ship anchors and propellers, pipelines, cables and metal debris which must be removed from an area before dredging. The two primary pieces of equipment used in these operations are a magnetometer and the pulse induction (PI) metal detector.
Wison’s Juan Guarin to Speak at Offshore Colombia Forum
Shanghai-based Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd., a subsidiary of the Wison Group, announced that Latin America Sales Manager, Juan Guarin, will present the EXMAR FLRSU…
CMA CGM Launches 396-meter Container Ship, Jules Verne
The CMA CGM Group announced the CMA CGM Jules Verne (16,000 containers twenty-foot equivalent), sailing under the French flag, will be inauguratedJune 4. The CMA CGM Jules Verne, among the largest container ships in the world, will begin its first rotation Friday, May 3rd, in Pusan, South Korea. Operated on the emblematic line of the Group, the French Asia Line , the CMA CGM Jules Verne will call at Pusan…
Tideland Racon to Mark Nigeria's Ofon 2 platforms
Tideland Signal's -50dBm SeaBeacon 2 System 6 racon (radar beacon) has been chosen to mark the Ofon 2 offshore complex in OML 102 (Oil Mining Lease), 65 kilometers off the Nigerian coast. Feature of the SeaBeacon 2 System 6 dual-band racon are its dynamic range, sensitivity of -50dBm for both X- and S- Band, and output, making it visible from greater distances. Because of its reliability and extremely economical power consumption…
Tideland AIS buoys for Fujairah Port
The port of Fujairah has installed eight Tideland SB-285P lateral mark buoys equipped with SolaNOVA-65 self-contained LED lanterns and AIS AtoN (aids to navigation) systems to communicate with vessels in the vicinity. The buoys are deployed north of the port and mark a new passage where the Fujairah Port Authority provides marine services for the Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline project (ADCOP). This involves the transport of crude oil through a 360km land pipeline…
Tideland Warning Systems for Golden Eagle Platforms
Tideland Signal supplied a package of Syncrolan LED light stations and fog signals for the Golden Eagle Area development in the U.K. sector of the North Sea, about 43 miles (69 kilometers) from Aberdeen. Tideland's warning systems will protect both Golden Eagle's wellhead platform and the combined production, utilities and accommodation platform, which is bridge-linked to the wellhead. Tideland's latest…
This Day in U.S. Naval History: May 2
1975 - U.S. Navy departs Vietnamese waters at end of evacuation. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.
Totem Support Tool Helps Avoid Collisions
Totem ECDIS provides Decision Support tools for collision avoidance. The decision support tool gives the OOW a concrete advice on required course change or speed reduction needed to be at a safe distance from all targets. In this circular we want to show another unique feature of Totem ECDIS, intended to prevent “ECDIS assisted” accidents. To avoid such ECDIS-assisted incidents, a new feature in Totem ECDIS is the Change Shift procedure.
Boatracs' Workboat Management Software in Demand
Boatracs draws attention to a growing demand for its Fleet Management Software with over 2,000 vessels presently online. The company says that BTConnect is the only fleet management platform to combine visual monitoring of vessel positions on an interactive map with location based two-way messaging and reporting, providing intelligence that enables owners and operators of offshore service, inland waterways…
NNS Shipbuilder Volunteers Build House
Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division recently dedicated its 11th Habitat for Humanity house in Hampton. NNS has partnered with Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg since 2002 to build homes for families in Hampton Roads. Ron Murray, NNS' vice president of quality and process excellence, presented the house keys to Shereen Wynder and her daughters, Shakira and Treasure. "While this house was built by the hands of shipbuilders…
Three Cruise Ships Visit Port in One Day
The Port of San Diego to welcome 3 cruise ships on Tuesday, May 7, bringing thousands of passengers to the port city. Two of the vessels, the Celebrity Solstice and the Oceania Regatta…
Rolls-Royce Confirm 2013 Financial Forecasts
Rolls-Royce state that current trading is in line with expectations, and that their guidance for the full year is confirmed. Since the preliminary 2012 results in February…
China Delegation Visits UK P&I Club
A delegation from Xiamen, China accompanied by the CEO of COSCO UK visit the London offices of Thomas Miller. The purpose of the visit by the delegation was to understand more of the shipping/insurance sectors in London and to foster good relations. The six-person Xiamen delegation was headed by its Vice Major, Mr Kang Tao together with Simon Yang (Shicheng), the CEO of COSCO UK. Xiamen is the second largest city in the Fujian province of China with a population of 4 million…
ABB Acquires Los Gatos Research
ABB to acquire Los Gatos Research (LGR) adding a new line of high-performance gas analyzers to its measurement business. Los Gatos Research (LGR) of Mountain View, California, is a 19-year-old, nearly 40-person company that provides analyzers and services to a wide range of customers needing real-time measurement of trace gases and isotopes for research and environmental monitoring. LGR's novel and…
Waste-water Treatment Firm Signs US Representation Agreements
Severn Trent De Nora sign agreements for distribution of marine & offshore water and wastewater treatment products in United States. The agreements are with Marine Systems Inc.
New Orleans Intermodal TIGER Site Visited
The U.S. Department of Transportations (DOT) Deputy Maritime Administrator Paul Chip Jaenichen visited the Port of New Orleans to tour the site. The site of planned infrastructure improvements was made possible through a US$16.7 million DOT TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant which was awarded in 2011. The 16-acre intermodal construction project will modernize and expand the ports rail terminal, greatly enhancing cargo efficiencies. According to U.S.
Panama Canal Nominated for Award
The Panama Canal has been nominated for the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award by the Spanish Ambassador. The Prince of Asturias Award is an annual prize presented by the Prince of Asturias Foundation to promote and reward scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions. They are conferred in eight different categories: the Arts…