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.
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.
'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…
Bangladesh Yard to Build Tanzanian Ferry
Western Marine Shipyard to build a passenger-carrying catamaran ferry for the Tanzania Ministry of Transportation. The deal was signed by the Managing Director of Western Marine Shipyard Mr. Sakhawat Hossain and the Director of JGH Marine, Mr. Niels Holstein. (JGH Marine is the Danish Company which received notification from Tanzania of the contract award). The vessel will have a capacity for 300 passengers. The ship will be 38m in length with a service speed of 20 knots.
DNV Gets US Offshore SEMS Auditing Approval
DNV Business Assurance receives approval to begin Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) audits of oil and gas drilling operators in the Gulf of Mexico & US Outer Continental Shelf.
Glimpse of Robotic Maritime Future at IMarEST Lecture
A former National Hydrographer of the UK addressed marine engineers at the recent IMarEST Gordon Hodge Memorial lecture. ‘Radical new technologies are approaching…
Russia to Breathe Life into Deserted Arctic Port
Russia is planning to rejuvinate an oil terminal and fertilizer handling port in Liinakhamari by the Barents Sea. Citing General Director of Liinakhamari Port Management Company Sergey Kudrintsky…
Fire-damaged MSC Flaminia Docks in Romania
After six weeks of waiting at Constanza/Romania, MSC FLAMINIA has put into the port of Constanza; cause of fire still not ascertained. MV MSC Flaminia caught fire on 14 July 2012, claiming three lives (two confirmed dead and one missing) and forcing the crew to abandon ship in the middle of the Atlantic. After the fire had been brought under control, the stricken container ship was towed to Germany and in March 2013, she departed Wilhelmshaven for Mangalia, Romania for repairs.
US, Canada, EU, Sign Atlantic Ocean Research Accord
The recently signed "Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation" concerns research into the workings of the Atlantic Ocean and its interaction with the Arctic.
'The Seafarers' Charter': P&I Clubs Clarify Financial Obligations
Entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC) Circular 10/13: International Group P&I clubs clarify financial aspects. Members are referred to…
Otto Marine Sell ROV Support Ship
The company's subsidiary Otto Shipyard has sold ROV Support Vessel 'Otto Explorer 3' for US$50-million. The Board of Directors of Otto Marine Limited announce that the earlier proposed sale of the Multi-purpose Field Support and ROV Support Vessel, “Otto Explorer 3”, to RY Offshore Limited by the Company’s shipyard, through one of the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries has been comleted. Otto Marine…
PlanetSolar Betters its Own Transatlantic Record
The solar-powered vessel has recently sailed the 2,867 miles from Las Palmas to St. Martin, French WI, at an average 5.3 knots to break the earlier record. During the trip around the world (2010-2012), the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar sailed for 26 days from one side of the Atlantic to the other, thereby claiming the world record speed for a solar-powered transatlantic crossing and her first entry in the Guinness World Records™. It hasn’t been broken since.
SFL Order Four 8,700 TEU Container Ships
Ship Finance International (SFI) has agreed to build four 8,700 TEU newbuilding container vessels at a major shipyard in Korea. The company says that the contract…
GL ShipManager Software for Q-Shipping
Dutch shipmanager Q-Shipping to equip its whole fleet with Germanischer Lloyd's ship management solution. Q-Shipping provides ship management services for vessel type such as bulk carriers…
St. Lawrence Seaway LNG Dual-fuel Ferries Ordered
Chantier Davie Canada contracted to build two dual-fuel Ro-Pax ferries for La Société des traversiers du Québec. The two dual-fuel LNG Ro-Pax ferries will operate on the St.
Singapore's Jaya Group Holds Seagoing Officers' Conference
The offshore vessel operator and builder, held its first ever officers’ conference in India, to be followed by similar gatherings in other countries. The inaugural event, at the Hyatt Hotel in New Delhi, was attended by more than 100 Merchant Navy officers and their spouses along with Jaya’s senior management led by Chief Executive Officer Venkatraman Sheshashayee, and the conference theme was 'Growing the role of the Indian seafarer with the Jaya Group as a global offshore vessel operator'.
Moody's Assess MISC Q1 2013 Results
MISC Berhad results were slightly lower than the quarter ending December 2012 but were in line with its expectation. For the quarter ending March 2013, MISC reported…
IHC Merwede Delivers Dredger to Shanghai
IHC Merwede has delivered the dredger 'CHANG JIANG KOU 02' to Yangtze Estuary Waterway Administration Bureau (YEWAB) in Shanghai. IHC Merwede’s contract with YEWAB included the design, construction and delivery of two identical vessels: the CHANG JIANG KOU 02, built in conjunction with the company’s Chinese partner’s yard; and her sister vessel, the CHANG JIANG KOU 01, which was delivered in May last year.