'Costa Concordia' Accident Report Published
The Italian Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport (MIT) releases its investigation report on the January 13, 2012 stranding of the cruise liner. The report is the result of a thoroughly comprehensive investigation of all aspects of the accident and is available for download here. It does not seek to attribute blame for an accident that was clearly the result of human error. Many recommendations are made by the investigators…
New York Homeported Cutter: Change of Command
Coast Guard Cutter 'Wire' holds change of command ceremony in Saugerties, N.Y. Capt. Gordon Loebl, commander of Coast Guard Sector New York, was the presiding official over the time-honored ceremony as Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Jason Cross relieved Senior Chief Petty Officer Thomas Cairns, former officer in charge of the Coast Guard Cutter Wire, a 65-foot icebreaking tug homeported in Saugerties, N.Y.
Keppel Name & Deliver Jackup Rig to Japan
Keppel FELS delivers the KFELS Super B Class jackup rig, HAKURYU-11, to Japan Drilling Company (JDC). HAKURYU-11 will be chartered to the Con Son joint venture led by Petrovietnam. Built to Keppel’s advanced KFELS Super B Class design, it has been developed with several cost-efficient and distinctive safety features for rig operators. At the naming ceremony held at Keppel FELS, Mr Wong Kok Seng, Managing Director (Offshore)…
NYMAR Delegation Heads for Oslo
NYMAR (New York Maritime Inc.) board members will visit the Nor-Shipping expo to promote the New York Maritime cluster. Leading the delegation is NYMAR’s newly anointed Chairman, Clay Maitland of the Marshall Islands Ship Registry. Joining him are Brian Devine, newly of Norton Rose, Seward & Kissel partner Larry Rutkowski, AMA Capital Partners’ Kevin O’Hara, Kathy Haines of Heidmar, and Nordea’s Martin Lunder.
GD Bath Ironworks Lays DDG 1001 Keel
General Dynamics Bath Iron Works celebrate the keel laying of 'Michael Monsoor' (DDG 1001), the second ship in the planned 3- ship Zumwalt-class of guided-missile destroyers.
Maersk Tanker Fleet on Fuel-saving Retrofit Crusade
Maersk Tankers plan to spend up to $35m as it pushes ahead with a fuel saving retrofit programme. One of the company's "I-class" VLCCs is being fitted with fuel saving devices, iincluding Becker Mewis propeller ducts and propeller boss cap fins on a range of owned tankers. The programme includes screening and retrofitting around 70 tankers over the next two to three years, reports Carbon Positive.
Dubai Maritime City to Join UAE-Korea Forum
Dubai Maritime City's team led by Chairman of Drydocks World & Maritime World, to participate in the UAE-Korea Economic Partnership Forum 2013. The event is supported…