Classification Society LR Joins ITF
ITF (Industry Technology Facilitator) welcomes to its ranks Lloyds Register, the world's oldest certification authority. ITF, the technology facilitator for the global oil and gas industry…
AMP Event Held in Sweden's Port of Ystad
Cavotec co-hosted a community & business outreach event at the Port of Ystad, including a seminar on benefits of Alernative Marine Power (AMP). The event was co-hosted by Cavotec, leading power and automation conglomerate ABB, the Port of Ystad, electrical systems specialist Processkontroll Elektriska, technical consultancy Grontmij, as well as Polferries and Unity Line. Cavotec AMP systems enable ships to close down their engines while docked and to connect to shore side electricity.
Cruise Ship Superstructure Fire Extinguised by Crew
Royal Caribbean International announce cancellation of the vessel's next cruise to allow for damage repair in the port of refuge, Freeport, Bahamas. At approximately 3 a.m., Monday, Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report of a fire aboard the Bahamian-flagged cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas carrying 2,224 passengers and 796 crew en route to CoCoCay, Bahamas. The fire began on the third deck of the aft mooring area of the ship and spread to the fourth deck crew lounge area.
Ice-class Panamax Vessels Bargain Deal for Golden Ocean
Golden Ocean Group agrees to buy two 'resale' ice class Panamax vessel built at India's Pipavav Defence & Offshore Engineering Company. The company will take delivery of the vessels ex yard…
North Sea, UK Sector, Contracts for KCS Deutag
KCA Deutag has won significant subsea drilling operation & maintenance contracts from core clients Total E&P UK, EnQuest & CNR International (CNRI). The company…
'Mine-Pouncing' is Just What it Says
Members of US Navy's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 participate in a recent mine pouncing training exercise in the Indian Ocean. "Back in the day, they would jump out of a helo near a mine and attach an explosive to it," said Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician 2nd Class Ruben Villegas. "They would then get picked up and go on to the next one, then the next one. That's where the term mine pouncing came from." It seems nothing much has changed.
Latest Dry Cargo Shipbuilding Orders
Reported ordering has been focussed primarily on smaller sizes with Handysize and Supramax seeing the majority of orders. According to the recently released Clarkson Hellas S&P Weekly Bulletin…
US Navy Academy Graduates Class of 2013
1,047 men and women, including 603 Navy ensigns and 223 Marine Corps second lieutenants graduated in the presence of President Obama. An estimated 30,000 people filled the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Md., May 24 to witness the swearing in of the U.S. military's newest officers. The class also included three graduates commissioned as Air Force second lieutenants and 16 foreign exchange students.
Nigeria Piracy: Chaplain Pleads for Navy
The Federal Government has been advised by the Director, Nigerian Navy Chaplaincy, to provide appropriate & adequate platforms for the Nigerian Navy to quell piracy.
Canadian Tugboat Industry Conference Judged a Success
The 20th BC Tugboat Industry Conference was held May 23-25, 2013 in Victoria, BC. According to BC Shipping News, in addition to a retrospective of the industry…
Arctic Economic Potential: Scholarly Briefing Published
The need for a comprehensive and risk-aware understanding of Arctic dynamics before proceding with development is emphasised in a recent research paper. The melting…
Port of Antwerp Wins IAPH Award
At the annual meeting of the International Association of Ports & Harbours in Los Angeles, Eddy Bruyninckx, CEO of Antwerp Port Authority, was presented with the bronze Environment Award. With its presentation “Creating Space for Port Development by Proactive Nature Management” Antwerp was able to convince the jury of the important place given to proactive nature protection measures in the long-term strategy for port development.
Titanic ll Project Interior Designers Chosen
Blue Star Line engages Tillberg Design of Sweden to provide architectural & design services for the interior of the 'Titanic II' project. Titanic II, a full scale version of the original ship, is being designed by the Finland-based Deltamarin and will be built by leading Chinese shipbuilders CSC Jinling Shipyard. The replica of the original RMS Titanic, is scheduled to sail from Southampton to New York on her maiden passenger voyage in 2016.
Hydro Group Unveils New Connector
Aberdeen-based Hydro Group Plc. a global design and manufacturer of underwater cables and connectors for subsea, underwater, topside and onshore applications, invested £300,000 into research and development in 2012 and has developed the 36kV Dry Mate Hydro Bond Renewable Connector (HRC). The reduced installation time means the 36kV Dry Mate HRC is a lower risk, more cost effective and safer option, due to the reduction in offshore-man hours, the manufacturer claims.
IMCA Offers Guidance on Assesor Training
A competent workforce is more productive, operating with reduced risk, shorter downtime and fewer injuries. At the same time, there is need for a rigorous assessment…
MHI to Establish LNG Project Management Department
Effective June 1, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will establish LNG Project Management Department, within the Environmental and Chemical Plant Project Management…
Construction Begins for Wärtsilä's Joint Venture Company's
Wärtsilä Yuchai Engine Co., Ltd, the joint venture owned 50/50 by Wärtsilä and Yuchai Marine Power Co. Ltd., has begun construction of its new production facilities…
Rapid Underwater Bow Thruster Removal Avoids Drydocking
A Hydrex diver/technician team mobilized to Tacoma, Washington, U.S. last month to remove the bow thruster of a 294-meter container vessel. The unit needed to be overhauled. Hydrex performed the operation underwater in a very short time frame. This made it possible for the owner to keep his vessel out of drydock. Together with all the necessary equipment, the team mobilized from the Hydrex office in Clearwater, Florida to the vessel’s location.
Dolphin Group 1Q 2013 Results
• Encouraging organic growth in Dolphin processing, external contract revenues of $1.9 million for Q1 confirming market acceptance. Atle Jacobsen, Dolphin Group CEO…
Vestdavit Contracted by USCG for Nine Davits
Vestdavit has won its first contract with the U.S. Coast Guard. After an extensive tender process with many contenders, Vestdavit was chosen to supply nine PLA-2000 davits, the company said. This is a two-ton SWL davit for launching and retrieving small boats up to sea state three. The davit will be skid mounted for easy installation on board the Coast Guard’s class of Ice Breaking Tugs. The first davit will be delivered in late 2013. Sales Manager Atle Kalve said, “The U.S.