U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Transferred to Bangladesh Navy
Jarvis, a 378-foot High Endurance Cutter homeported in Alameda, decommissioned and transferred to the Bangladesh navy as the BNS Somudra Joy. The signing over ceremony took place on Coast Guard Island in Alameda. A 20-member team from the Bangladesh navy, led by prospective commanding officer Capt. Mohammad Nazmul Karim Kislu, arrived in Alameda in March to begin preparations to receive the Jarvis. An additional 70 members of the Bangladesh crew arrived in May.
AUV Manufacturing a Growth Industry Says New Report
Strong revenue growth will continue over the next five years as AUV's (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) are increasingly used in commercial scenarios predicts IBISWorld's market research.
Navy Contracts for BAE, International Marine
US Department of Defense, Navy, contracts awarded for 'Virginia-class' submarine propulsor sytem, and for support of 'USS John C. Stennis' (CVN 74) docking materials. BAE Systems U.S.
China's Century Cruises Adds to Yangtze River Fleet
Century adds a 7th luxury river cruise ship, 'Century Legend' to its Yangtze fleet. The new 398-passenger Century Legend is a sister ship to the Century Paragon, which came into service earlier this year. These new inland waterway cruise ships were designed by European naval architecture firm Yran & Storbratten, which has done design work for a number of cruise lines, including Disney Cruises, Seabourn, Holland America, Viking River Cruises.
Polytunnel Helps Museum Salvage WWll Airplane
A team of restoration experts is currently hard at work salvaging a unique World War II aircraft from the bottom of the English Channel. Using cutting edge restoration techniques within a purpose-built polytunnel from First Tunnels, the team hopes to have the rare Dornier 17 ready for exhibition within two years at the RAF Museum which is behind the ambitious project to raise the aircraft and end its watery exile.
U.S. DofE Likely to Grant More LNG Export Permits
The Department of Energy is likely to approve additional permits this year to companies looking to export liquefied natural gas more broadly, reports Market Watch, citing Morgan Stanley.
Teekay Offshore Partners Sign FSO Contract
The contract with Statoil is to provide a floating storage and offtake (FSO) unit for the Gina Krog oil & gas field located in North Sea. The contract will be serviced…
WSS’s Liferaft Rental Program "Convenient and Cost Efficient"
Iino Marine Service, a ship management company in Japan, has been a customer of the Liferaft Rental and Exchange program (LRE) since 2010. Mr. Araki, Director of Iino Marine Service said…
ICS Presents Shipping Economic Challenges to World Ministers
At the OECD International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany, the annual gathering of the world's transport ministers from more than 50 countries (May 22-24), the…
EFC Group Launches Next Phase of NE Scotland Expansion
EFC Group, a designer and manufacturer of instrumentation, monitoring, handling and control systems for the global oil and gas industry, announced the launch of a new manufacturing plant in Moray. The base in Enterprise Park, Forres marks the Group’s second phase of expansion in the area and a £100,000 investment. This follows the opening of a new satellite office in the same business park in September 2012.
Hamburg Süd: Double christening in South Korea
On Thursday, 23 May 2013, Hamburg Süd celebrated the double christening of its container ships Cap San Nicolas and Cap San Marco at the Hyundai Heavy Industries yard in Ulsan (South Korea).
Compliant Hydraulic Fluid Gains Industry Use
In the search to find EPA Vessel General Permit (VGP) compliant lubricants, ship owners don't have to sacrifice performance or competitive pricing to meet the regulations. Panolin America offers a range of Greenmarine environmentally considerate lubricants, including its high-performance hydraulic fluid HLP Synth. Developed more than two decades ago, HLP Synth derives from saturated synthetic esters, rather than vegetable or mineral oils.
Australia: Casualty Resulted from Poor Planning and Maintenance
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued the report of its investigation into the foundering of the cargo ship Tycoon at Christmas Island on January 8, 2012.
Maersk Transpacific 7 Service Arrives to Miami
Maersk Line, the global containerized division of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group, added Port Miami to its Transpacific 7 (TP7) Service. The first call for the TP7 Service started today at PortMiami with the arrival of the Maersk Kristina, a 6,700 TEU (twenty foot equivalent unit) cargo vessel. The service’s line up will include additional cargo vessels with a capacity of 8,700 TEUs. The South Florida Container Terminal Miami will handle the new service at their PortMiami cargo yard.
Poly Shield Launches New Sulfur Treatment System
Poly Shield Technologies Inc. announced the launch of its DSOX-15 system. The system, with its new approach to sulfur removal, is expected to enable ship operators…
Bisso Marine Acquires Three New Barges
Bisso Marine Llc., a provider of energy and maritime support services, announced the acquisition of three offshore construction assets: the 800-ton capacity derrick barge…