Incat LNG Fast Ferry Begins Trials
Incat's dual fuel fast ferry has commenced sea trials in Hobart Tasmania. The 99-meter vessel's twin LNG tanks were loaded with LNG for the first time last week. Testing of the gas system went underway with the GE LM2500 gas turbine engines being run on gas for the first time on May 27 at the wharf and at sea on May 30. The gas trials are scheduled to continue. Lopez Mena (Incat hull 069) was sea trialed with ballast for a 1…
NOL Appoints Tom Behrens-Sørensen to Board
NOL Group announced thatTom Behrens-Sørensen will join its board of directors July 1 and will serve as a member of both the Executive Resource and Compensation Committee…
Reftrade UK Invests in Rental Fleet
Reftrade UK, a specialist in the sale and lease of refrigerated containers and temperature controlled units to the offshore energy sector, said it has made a £100,000 investment in its rental fleet to aid further business growth. The company said its investment will see Reftrade UK take a market-lead as the only rental supplier of 10ft and 20ft explosion proof containers. Greg Spence, Reftrade UK managing director said…
EBDG Grows Team in Seattle
Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) recently welcomed two new hires and two summer interns to the Seattle office. Zach McKinney and Jeremy Rice are the latest Marine Engineers to join the firm. McKinney, who holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, has expertise with a number of vessel types including barges, ferries, military and fishing vessels and workboats. He is also versed in detail design and specialty projects.
Vigor, Community College to OpenTraining Center
Vigor Industrial and South Seattle Community College have partnered to launch an industrial training center at the shipyard on Harbor Island. The Harbor Island Training Center, which opens with a ribbon cutting ceremony June 7, will provide students with the industrial skills they need to get family-wage jobs at the region’s industrial manufacturers. “There’s a disconnect between industry and a lot of talented…
Port of L.A Aims to Improve Energy Efficiency
Port of Los Angeles officials announced the development of its Energy Management Action Plan (E-MAP) initiative designed to improve energy efficiency at America’s busiest container port. Included in the plan will be the nation’s largest port energy assessment. The E-MAP, unveiled during an energy workshop with representatives of the Port, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), marine terminal operators and others…
Coast Guard Restricts Traffic on Upper Mississippi River
The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of St. Louis has restricted traffic on the Mississippi River in response to high water, Monday. The upper Mississippi River is…
Irene Waage Basili wins 2013 WISTA-award
CEO in GC Rieber Shipping, Irene Waage Basili, has been awarded the WISTA LeaderShip Award 2013 by WISTA Norway. Basili received the award as an acknowledgement of her strong efforts and diversified achievements within the Norwegian maritime industry. ”Irene Waage Basili has demonstrated the WISTA values in practice. She is professional, open and dedicated.” commented President of WISTA Norway, Bjørg Ekornrud. ”Irene has strong results to prove for.
First Ship of CEM/ANN Service to Arrive in July
The first container vessel in the recently adjusted CEM/ANN service of Evergreen Lines and Hanjin Shipping Lines is expected to arrive in Zeebrugge on July 19. The…
Safe Bulkers Announce Public Offering
Safe Bulkers, Inc., an international provider of marine drybulk transpor tation services, announced that it plans to offer its Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares…
Nautical Institute Champions Industry Best Practice
The Nautical Institute took its AGM to South Asia for the first time on May 31 and June 1 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The theme was challenges facing maritime administrations. Speakers and delegates highlighted the need to devise and promote best practice to encourage development of regulation that is realistic, practical and that can be complied with readily. It was concluded that a key to achieving this…
Ingalls Shipbuilding Names Don Perkins VP
Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that Don Perkins has been named vice president of contracts and pricing for the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division. Operationally, Perkins' organization is responsible for contract administration, proposal formulation, estimating, pricing, negotiations, contract awards and change orders, as well as management of contractual risks and mitigation strategies.
Palfinger Sells Two Cranes to Kirby
With the support of Donovan Marine, Palfinger Marine crane dealer for the Gulf of Mexico, two Palfinger PK 11001 MC foldable knuckle cranes were delivered to Signal International in Orange, Texas to be installed on two newly constructed 126ft ATB tugs for Kirby Ocean Transport Company. The cranes will be used for launching a small work skiff into the water and general maintenance as well as store stores handling.
Northrop Grumman to Bid on CANES Navy Contract
Northrop Grumman Corporation announced it will submit a bid for the U.S. Navy Consolidated Afloat Network and Enterprise Services (CANES) full deployment contract.
Oceanex Launches Massive Canadian Con/Ro Vessel
A con/ro ship, said to be Canada’s largest, was launched in Flensburg, Germany on Friday, May 31. Representatives from Oceanex Inc., were in attendance for the naming ceremony and launch of its newly constructed, custom-designed 210 meter con/ro vessel. Following the launch, the vessel was hauled to the fitting out quay, where the final details including the bridge and accommodations block will be installed and the vessel readied for delivery in October. Mrs.
Harvey Gulf Options for Sixth TY Offshore Dual Fuel Vessel
TY Offshore announced that Harvey Gulf International Marine has ordered the construction of an additional TY Offshore built 302’ x 64’ Dual Fuel Offshore Supply Vessel, bringing its total order to six. The order, and subsequent delivery, positions Harvey Gulf as the largest owner/operator of clean burning LNG Offshore Support Vessels in the world. TY Offshore is building all six vessels at their Gulfport, Mississippi shipyard.
Raytheon Anschütz Launches New Gyro Compass
With the new Horizon MF the German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz launches a new generation gyro compass which can be operated free of maintenance. Horizon MF is Raytheon Anschütz’ new strap down compass system which uses Hemispherical Resonator Gyros (HRG) to measure angular rates for heading calculation. In a strapped-down system angular rate gyros and accelerometers are not gimballed but mounted stationary in a housing.
New Mechanical Shaft Seal from Thordon
Thordon Bearings Inc., a company in grease and oil-free bearing solutions announced the introduction of TG100, a new water lubricated mechanical face seal for 100-305 mm (4-12”) shaft diameters specifically designed for operation in abrasive waters, but can operate in clean water as well. The TG100 uses Silicon Carbide seal faces designed to last the life of the vessel and operate in both clean and abrasive-laden waters.
DNV Wants Increased Focus on Plastic Degradation
DNV and WWF have announced ideas on how to develop a research concept vessel that can address the seemingly intractable problems associated with cleaning up the…
U.S. Water Treatment Specialists Establish European Base
Produced Water Absorbents, Inc., (PWA) of Ohio, U.S., expanded its global footprint, choosing Aberdeen to locate its first international entity, PWA Europe Ltd. The environmental oilfield service provider was incorporated in June 2011 and has its global headquarters in Wooster, Ohio, USA. Its European hub will be located in Buchan House, in the Northfield area of Aberdeen. The company provides revolutionary waste water treatment solutions and services to the oil and gas industry.