New Business Focus Brings Shifts in W&O Leadership
W&O Supply, a global supplier of marine and upstream oil and gas, pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation and engineered solutions, has redefined the roles of…
BSEE to Establish Ocean Energy Safety Institute
As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above approach to domestic energy development, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director James Watson…
MARAD Seeks Input on Cruise Security and Safety Training Certification
The Maritime Administration is proposing that organizations seeking to have their cruise vessel security and safety training programs certified by MARAD may voluntarily…
NAMEPA and Capital Link Promote Marine and Environmental Best Practices
The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) and Capital Link announced today a strategic cooperation to promote best practices in marine and environmental issues. NAMEPA, officially launched in 2007, is a maritime industry-led initiative which engages maritime businesses, government and the public to "Save our Seas" by promoting sound environmental practices. NAMEPA operates…
Realistic Engine Simulation
A century ago this year, the first ocean-going diesel ship in the world, the M/S Selandia, embarked on her maiden voyage. She was a technological wonder, and both her hull and engines were built by Burmeister & Wain (B&W) of Copenhagen, Denmark. B&W is now a part of MAN Diesel & Turbo — a company with 12,000 employees worldwide — and the marine low-speed business unit is located in Copenhagen. The unit has capitalized on B&W’s historic expertise to produce new engines that can weigh up to 2…
AdvanFort Floats Past Floating Armory Debate
As international controversy continues about the “wheres,” “whys” and “how much” of maritime piracy in key international shipping areas, an important debate now focuses on the use of “floating armories” in efforts to restore security on the high seas. In particular, private security companies relying on unregulated floating armories—meant to avoid arms smuggling laws when they lay offshore ports in the Red Sea…
Today in U.S. Naval History: May 29
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Volvo Penta Targets Marine for Growth
A strong brand in the leisure marine segment, Volvo Penta is now making the moves it believes will help it fortify and extend as a player in the commercial marine engine sector, and Huibers believes that he has the people, the corporate infrastructure and most importantly the products to hit the aggressive sales targets. Volvo Penta is a part of the Swedish Volvo Group, a leading power supplier for the truck…
JDN Hoists Make Light Work of Heavy Loads
Injuries within workplace environments can occur when personnel are lifting or moving inappropriately heavy loads. The use of mechanical lifting equipment helps but can also be time consuming, particularly where rope or chain wheel manual operations are associated with raising loads to above head height. Air powered lifting has been proved to be safe, effective, economical and time saving, particularly where there is an existing compressed-air power source available.
Newport News Orders Largest All-Electric Pipe Bender
Unison has received an order from Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), the supplier of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of two shipbuilders of nuclear-powered submarines for the U.S. Navy, for an all-electric CNC machine capable of bending large-bore tubing and piping up to eight inches in diameter (219mm OD). The machine will be the first of its type ever built, extending the shipbuilder’s range…
IMUA Elects New Slate of Officers and Board Members
Underwriters, brokers, claims personnel and key industry suppliers converged on the Intercontinental Hotel in Buckhead Atlanta last week for the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Inland Marine Underwriters Association(IMUA). With more than 275 in attendance, the meeting officially got underway with the election of a new slate of officers. Peter Opinante, Swiss Re America, who has served as the Association’s Chairman for the past year, was formerly inaugurated for a second term.
Fluoramics Announces Lubricant/Antirust Inhibitor, HinderRUST
Fluoramics, Inc. introduced its newest product, HinderRUST, a zero VOC’s, surface active, rust inhibitor and industrial lubricant. HinderRUST is a superior industrial antirust lubricant and corrosion inhibitor, which is surface active. It is the creation of the Guinness Book of World Record Holder (Tufoil) and inventor, Frank Reick. The new lubricant contains no solvents, displaces water and adsorb quickly. It was first used in a subway system where aerosols, solvents and perfumes were outlawed.
MAN B&W Units Power Brazilian Resurgence
MAN Diesel & Turbo representatives attended the delivery ceremony of the Suezmax tanker Zumbi dos Palmares. Powered by an MAN B&W 6S70ME-C type prime mover and three MAN 7L23/30H auxiliary engines, the vessel is the second ship built by Estaleiro Atlantico Sul (EAS) stemming from the Brazilian Government’s PROMEF shipbuilding program. The ceremony took place at the EAS shipyard in northeastern Brazil and was attended by the President of Brazil – Dilma Rouseff…
SENER Presents Paper on Early Design in COMPIT
SENER took part in COMPIT, the International Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries that takes place every year in Europe. This edition was held from of April 14-17 in Cortona, in the Tuscany in Italy. In this edition Verónica, Alonso presented the paper, “Efficient use of 3D tools at early design stage,” written by Carlos González, Rodrigo Pérez and Verónica Alonso, all from SENER.
Paris MoU Ready for Maritime Labor Convention
The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) held its 46th Committee meeting in Valletta, Malta, from May 20-24, 2013. The meeting was attended by members…
Houlder Plans an Office Across the Atlantic
Houlder said it will open an office in Houston to service key oil and gas clients headquartered in the U.S. The company said the move is the latest of a series of expansion steps and follows the delivery of an increasing number of offshore project engineering, marine design consultancy and equipment projects over recent years. Current Offshore Projects & Engineering Director, Garry Kennie will establish Houlder Americas Inc.
Washington State Ferries Explores LNG
Washington State Ferries (WSF) is exploring an option to use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a source of fuel for the Issaquah Class ferries. LNG is used worldwide and provides an opportunity to reduce fuel costs, and better the environment by decreasing emissions. Fuel is WSF's fastest growing operating expense; it burns more than 17 million gallons each year. Its fuel budget is over 30 percent of the FY11-13 operating budget, compared to 12 percent in FY00-01.
CMA CGM Marco Polo Fitted with Fugro Maneuvering System
Fugro Seastar AS announced that CMA CGM Marco Polo has been fitted with Marinestar maneuvering system to assist in berthing and navigation. The satellite aided navigation technology is based on composite GPS and GLONASS constellations and measures precise speeds at the bow and the stern together with quay distances to assist the vessel safely to the berth. The Marinestar system provides speed and heading…
Unique Hydra Signs Agency Agreement with EIVA
Unique Hydra, a Unique Maritime Group Company, an integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution provider, recently signed an agency agreement with EIVA to represent its products and services in the southern part of Africa. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Unique Hydra is a manufacturer and supplier of marine and diving equipment to the oil and gas industry. Unique Hydra personnel have substantial experience in marine engineering…
ISS Australia to Provide Support Logistics for Jan De Nul
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), a maritime services provider, was selected to provide support logistics to the Jan De Nul Group for an offshore energy megaproject in Australia.