GE to Supply Austal with Gas Turbines for Navy Ships
GE Marine said it will provide Austal USA, Mobile, Ala., with four LM2500 marine aeroderivative gas turbines to power the United States Navy’s 14th and 16th Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). GE is providing 20 LM2500 gas turbines for the Austal USA LCS program, part of a contract for up to 10 ships over a five-year period. The Austal-built LCSs are powered by two LM2500s arranged in a combined diesel or gas turbine configuration with two diesel engines.
Order Book Opens on New Sailor Black Box
Launched at SMM 2012, Cobham SATCOM made its new standalone Sailor Class A AIS available to order in April 2013. The Sailor 6280/81 AIS System is a black box solution…
Hornbeck Announces 1Q 2013 Results
Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. First quarter 2013 revenues increased 23.0% to $147.5 million compared to $120.0 million for the first quarter of 2012 and increased 10.7% compared to $133.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. Operating income was $47.4 million, or 32.1% of revenues, for the first quarter of 2013 compared to $28.6 million…
Havyard Orders MacGregor Cranes
Two MacGregor cranes will feature on a new subsea IMR vessel being built by Havyard in Norway for diverse deepwater operations off the west coast of Africa. In April, MacGregor, part of Cargotec, signed an order with Norwegian shipyard, Havyard Ship Technology AS, for two MacGregor offshore cranes. Both will be installed on a new Havyard 857 subsea inspection maintenance and repair (IMR) vessel being built for Nigerian offshore oil and gas company, Marine Platforms Limited (MPL).
International Bunkering Promotes Staff Member
International Bunkering Middle East DMCC announced the promotion of Jesper Porsmose to Senior Bunker & Lubricant Trader as from May 1, 2013.
Double Triumph for Stork Technical Services
Stork Technical Services, a global provider of knowledge-based asset integrity management services for the oil and gas, chemical and power sectors, won two awards at this year’s U.K.
Japan Warms to ME-GI Concept
One of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s oldest licensees held a successful demonstration of the ME-GI concept on April 17, 2013 at its Tamano works. A large crowd of guests attended the demonstration and the following reception where, among others, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Dr. René Umlauft, CEO, and Thomas Knudsen, Head of the Low Speed business unit, held commemorative speeches. In his speech, Dr. Umlauft described…
BMT Restructures Marine Survey Businesses
To better position itself in the market and meet customers’ needs of regional expertise accessible through local offices, BMT Group Ltd (BMT) has announced that marine surveying companies BMT De Beer and BMT Techmar became BMT Surveys on the May 1, 2013. This will help provide clarity and a more uniformed approach, whilst paving the way for future expansion both in Europe and further afield. This name…
Great Lakes June 2013 Symposium
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association is to present a public program featuring a range of important issues concerning the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Symposium…
Holland America Place Interior Design Contracts
The company's new Pinnacle-class cruise ship to feature interiors designed by two leading firms. Holland America Line has selected two design companies to create the interior spaces of the line's new 99,000-ton ship that is slated for delivery in February 2016. The first in a new Pinnacle-class of vessel, the ship will showcase decors by designer Adam D. Tihany and designer and architect Bjorn Storbraaten.
Canadian SAR Union Gives Nod to Auditor General's Report
The Union representing Search and Rescue (SAR) specialists with the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) is unsurprised at findings of the Auditor General's Spring 2013 Report.
LNG Bunkering: All One Needs to Know ...
In his newly published book, industry expert Nigel Draffin answers the key questions about LNG bunker fuel. The publishers, Petrospot, say that Nigel Draffin answers…
Where Else but Anchorage for Navy LPD Commissioning?
The Navy is to commission amphibious transport dock ship 'USS Anchorage' in namesake port city of Anchorage, Alaska, 4, May 2013. Adm. Cecil Haney, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, will deliver the ceremony's keynote address. Annette Conway, wife of retired Gen. James T. Conway, the 34th commandant of the Marine Corps, is serving as the ship's sponsor. "Like the previous USS Anchorage, I am confident…
Arctic Voyage Planning Guide Published
The Arctic Voyage Planning Guide (AVPG), published by Fisheries & Oceans Canada, is a strategic planning tool for vessels navigating the Canadian Arctic. The government…
CLIA Welcome 'Whodunit' Proposals
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) commend the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Legal Committee's proposals for on-board crime procedures.
Subsea SE Alaska: Seismic Sensors Deployed
The US Coast Guard Cutter 'Maple' helps the U.S. Geological Survey to deploy 12 seismic sensors along the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault, northwest of Craig, Alaska. The team placed the ocean-bottom seismometers along a 28-mile section of the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault to improve understanding of recent earthquake activity and associated seismic and tsunami hazards in Southeast Alaska coastal communities.
Port Canaveral Welcomes Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship
Canaveral Port Authority formally welcomed the 'Enchantment of the Seas' to its new homeport in Florida. The Port Authoritiy hosted about 100 community leaders aboard Royal Caribbean cruise ship for the traditional 'Plaque and Key Ceremony'. Enchantment of the Seas will sail year-round from the port on three- and four-day Bahamas voyages. In the picture from left: Commissioners John H. Evans and Jerry Allender; Enchantment of the Seas Capt.
Maersk Line Signs Up for INTTRA E-Shipping
Maersk Line sign a multi-year e-commerce shipping network contract with INTTRA as part of a strategic growth strategy for both companies. Maersk Line and its brands Safmarine…
Horizon Lines in Red, But EBITDA Rises in Q1 2013
First quarter 2013 net loss amounted to US$ 20.1 million, while rate, net of fuel, increased 1.9% & adjusted EBITDA was up 25.7% from a year ago. "The positive factors resulting in adjusted EBITDA growth were partially offset by reduced container volume, higher stock-based compensation expense, mechanical issues on one of our vessels and increased vessel operating expenses. "In recent months, we have…
Harris CapRock Fulfill Major Cruise Line Satcom Contract
Harris CapRock has completed fleet installation of its managed communications solutions onboard 33 Royal Caribbean Cruise vessels. Since the start of the project…