Israeli Submarine Named in German Shipyard
'INS Rahav', the Israeli Navy's 5th Dolphin-class submarine, inaugurated at Thyssen-Krupp Marine Systems in Kiel, Germany. The new submarine was unveiled at a special ceremony attended by Commander in Chief of the Israeli Navy Rear Adm. Ram Rothberg, Director-General of the Ministry of Defense Maj. Gen. (Res.) Ehud Shani and a delegation of Israeli and German officials. The INS Rahav was purchased…
'Navigator of the Seas' to Homeport Port of Galveston
Port of Galveston say that Royal Caribbean International is to base their Voyager-class ship year-round from Galveston, from November 2013. The Navigator of the Seas, due for an extensive drydock refit in January 2014, will replace Mariner of the Seas to offer Texas vacationers roundtrip seven-night Western Caribbean itineraries throughout the year. “The repositioning of Navigator of the Seas to the…
Top Microsoft Man Joins Maersk
Maersk Line hires Stephen Richard Schueler as Chief Commercial Officer, effective as of 27 May, 2013. Richard Schueler, 46, joins Maersk Line from Microsoft Corporation where he was head of global retail sales and marketing. Prior to Microsoft, Stephen was with Procter & Gamble for more than 20 years, developing his sales and management skills in a variety of roles across Europe, South America and Asia before becoming Procter & Gamble’s head of global retail sales.
TITAN to Address WISTA Conference
TITAN Salvage executive to speak on salvage work in the Arctic at upcoming Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association's (WISTA - USA) 2013 AGM & Conference.
Rand Hires Robert Bezan, VP Planning and Analysis
Rand Logistics, Inc. announced the hiring of Robert (Bob) Bezan for the newly created position of Vice President of Planning and Analysis at its subsidiary, Lower Lakes Towing Ltd. In this role, Bob will be responsible for all operational planning and analysis activities for the Company. Bob has spent the last 14 years at Algoma Central Corporation and Seaway Marine Transport serving in similar capacities.
Chet Morrison Add New Hires
Chet Morrison Contractors hired industry veteran Metin Gezer as Vice President of Land Construction Services. Gezer is one of several recent leadership additions who will provide support and infrastructure to foster the growth of the company’s construction services for both onshore and marine environments. Gezer brings over 25 years of planning and operations experience in the oil and gas industry…
SSP Introduces High Pressure Ball Valve Series
SSP introduced the 83 Series family of high pressure ball valves, including the H83 configuration for high pressure/severe service, diving, research and development and offshore control panel applications. The 83 (two-way) and 83X (three-way) ball valves have a maximum allowable working pressure up to 6,000 psi (415 bar), and the H83/H83X ball valves are rated to 10,000 psi (689 bar). All configurations offer a 316ss…
Managing Non-compliant Hazmat
If you ship and receive hazardous materials, chances are that you will eventually receive a shipment that does not meet the DOT's standards for hazmat packages, whether it's undeclared…
Retlif’s Poggi Receives IEEE Wheeler Award
Walter A. Poggi, President and CEO of Retlif Testing Laboratories, Inc., was recognized with IEEE’s Harold Wheeler Award for his contributions to the industry and to Long Island during his 35 years at the helm of the independent testing organization. Awarded by the Long Island Section of IEEE, the Harold Wheeler Award recognizes IEEE members who have “demonstrated outstanding technical and management abilities.” Under Mr.
HydroComp NavCad Released
HydroComp NavCad is software for resistance and propulsion that can be found in the toolbox of naval architects and marine professions from around the world. First introduced in 1988, NavCad has undergone numerous upgrades in its 25-year history, but HydroComp says none of the previous upgrades are more significant than those found in this newly released version of NavCad. More than just an upgrade for current users…
Marine Money Istanbul Ship Finance Forum
Registration is open for the 10th Annual Marine Money Istanbul Ship Forum on May 22, 2013 at the Swissotel - The Bosphorus. Meet with shipping professionals to hear about how to position your business in these challenging times. The latest issues in Turkish shipping and ship finance will be discussed by industry experts in Istanbul. Confirmed to-date speakers and sponsors include, among others, AlixPartners UK LLP…
This Day in U.S. Naval History: May 1
Before dawn on May 1, 1898, Commodore George Dewey's flagship Olympia led seven U.S. Navy cruisers and gunboats into Manila Bay. By 8 AM that morning Dewey's Asiatic Squadron had located and destroyed virtually the entire Spanish naval force in the Philippines. Damage to the American ships was negligible, and their crews suffered no fatalities and few injuries. The Battle of Manila Bay was a singular demonstration of the daring and decisive application of sea power.
Sonardyne Appoints Non-Executive Chairman
Sonardyne International Ltd. appointed Dr. Ralph Rayner as its new Non-Executive Chairman. Ralph is currently a Non-Executive Director of the company and will succeed outgoing Chairman Barry Clutton. Previously Finance Director and then Managing Director prior to his appointment as Chairman in 2009, Barry is retiring after 16 years with the company. Ralph is an internationally recognized figure within the offshore and oceanographic industries.
Statutory Alert: Revision to MARPOL Annex IV
New sewage discharge requirements for passenger vessels within the Baltic Sea and a new sewage treatment plant performance test/standard for all ships came into force on January 1…
Ingalls Awarded $487 Million to Build USCG Cutter
Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that the U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a $487 million, fixed-price-incentive-fee contract to its Ingalls Shipbuilding division to build the sixth National Security Cutter, Munro (WMSL 755). NSCs, the flagships of the Coast Guard's cutter fleet, were designed to replace the 378‐foot Hamilton-class high-endurance cutters, which entered service during the 1960s. Ingalls has delivered the first three.
Dean James Wins Best Poster Prize at Ocean Business
Chelsea's Technical Director, Dr. John Attridge, presented the prize for best poster to Dean James (University of Oxford) at the Microfluidics and Microsensor Sensor Technology for Oceanographic and Environmental Science Applications Workshop held during Ocean Business at NOC Southampton. The Challenger Society hosted this fascinated one-day workshop which focused on developments in microfluidics and microsensor technology for oceanographic and environmental science applications.
Xantrex Supports IYRS Educational Initiative
Xantrex Technology has become a sponsoring partner of the IYRS, a marine trade and technology school offering full-time accredited programs in boat building and restoration…
PVI, Lloyd’s to Undertake ISO/PAS 28007 Certification
Protection Vessels International Limited (PVI) and Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) announced an agreement for PVI to take part in the ISO 28000/28007 pilot scheme.
Subsea Installation with IHC Waterhammer
IHC Hydrohammer, part of IHC Merwede, successfully used seawater instead of oil as a drive mechanism for the offshore installation industry. The company has developed and tested IHC Waterhammer technology to prepare it for launch to the market. This sustainable product development minimises potential oil spill hazards in the marine environment and presents new opportunities for deep-water offshore pile driving that will be beneficial to the future growth of offshore construction.
Dometic Marine Appoints Haynes
Dometic Marine signaled its intent to focus on the commercial market with the appointment of 25-year company employee Ben Haynes to the Commercial and Military Marine portion of Dometic Americas. International Technical Sales Manager Haynes, who has worked with the Asia Pacific group for the past five years, will have key responsibility for generating sales in the Pacific North West, along with North West and North East Canada.