Lt. Gov. to Keynote Oil and Gas Infrastructure and Development Summit
Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell will give a keynote presentation at the Alaska Oil and Gas Infrastructure and Development Summit in Anchorage tomorrow. The lieutenant governor will describe the global picture of the natural gas market, and Alaska’s place in that world market. Who: Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell What: Keynote at Oil and Gas Infrastructure and Development Summit When: Tuesday, June 4, 9 a.m. Where: Hilton Hotel, Anchorage, Alaska Contact: Michelle Toohey, (907) 269-7460
LNG 'Pea Pod' Carrier Order for MHI
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to build a 7th pea-pod superstructure shape "Sayaendo" LNG carrier for a "K" Line/INPEX subsidiary joint venture. Sayaendo series ships feature a unique structure that integrates the LNG tank cover with the ship hull, resulting in significantly improved fuel consumption and maintainability. The order was placed with MHI by Ocean Breeze LNG Transport, Ltd. (OBLT), a joint venture between Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line) and a subsidiary of INPEX.
Update on Sunken AHTS, Offshore Nigeria
The wreck of the anchor handling tug 'Jascon 4', which sunk while on static tow of a tanker 15 Nm offshore Escravos, Nigeria, has now been abandoned for safety reasons. The owners, West African Ventures, report that the search and rescue operation that has been underway since 26 May, 2013 has had to be stopped for safety reasons. The vessel, Jascon 4,which is located some 30 metres under water in an upside down position…
Poland's Best-known Shipyard in Trouble
The famous Gdansk shipyard is once again in trouble as Its new Ukrainian operator has run out of money to pay wages. In its golden years, the 1980s, 17,000 people worked in Gdansk shipyard, reports Deutsche Welle. Those times are long gone. The shipyard faced bankruptcy twice. Then a Ukrainian investor came along with plans to build modern high tech ships and a factory for wind turbines. But the investor's plans haven't worked out, and the Solidarity trade union has taken industrial action.
Ingalls Shipbuilding Contracted to Build Five USN Destroyers
Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division awarded a fixed-price incentive, multi-year contract for construction of 5 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers (DDG 51s) for the U.S. Navy. The contract has a total value of $3.33 billion and includes options for engineering change proposals, design budgeting requirements and post-delivery availabilities, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to approximately $3.39 billion.
Rolls Royce Wins Significant Fincantieri Cruise Ship Contract
Rolls-Royce signs extensive equipment orders with Italian cruise ship builder Fincantieri for Viking Cruises' 2 newbuildings. Viking Cruises recently ordered two cruise ships from Fincantieri and have chosen the highly-efficient Rolls-Royce integrated rudder and propulsion system, called Promas, for their vessels. This is the first time that a Promas propulsion system is being installed on a new-build cruise vessel.
ICS Points to Shipping's Economic Challenges at OECD Meeting
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) explained the serious economic challenges presently confronting shipping to 50 transport ministers. ICS explained its…
Latest Tide Measurement Suite Launched by C-Nav
US-based C-Nav Solutions launch its latest GNSS Real-time tide measurement package, C-Tides. The company says that its C-Tides suite combines the exceptional vertical…
Croatia Shipyard Delivers Powerful Dredger
Uljanik Shipyard delivers the 26,000 dwt trailing suction hopper dredger 'Bartolomeu Dias' to Luxembourg's Jan De Nul S.A. This is the second such dredger constructed at the yard, with a LOA of 147.6 m and breadth of 30 m. The ship and the working equipment aboard Bartolomeu are powered by two main diesel engines, each having a power of 7200 kW, while the depth from which the material can be sucked lies in the 42-50 meter range.
Three Somali Pirates to Appear in US Court
Three Somali men face a possible death penalty when they go on trial this week for a pirate attack that led to the death of four Americans. Jury selection begins Tuesday in the city of Norfolk…
IMO Symposium on Future of Ship Safety
The IMO Symposium on the Future of Ship Safety will be held 10 & 11 June, 2013, at IMO Headquarters in London. The symposium will include six international panels…
Tall Ships to Sail into Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce announces 11 sailing schooners will visit the harbor for 'Windjammer Days'. The 2013 Windjammer Days are scheduled to take place June 25 and 26, 2013, with the schooners appearing in Linekin Bay on Tuesday the 25th and in the harbor on Wednesday the 26th. Lewis R. The annual Windjammer Days Festival will feature its classic line-up of events, which include a One Design Boat Race…
Crowley's New LCL Service: Puerto Rico/Central America
Crowley Maritime Corporation’s Caribbean logistics group is now offering regularly scheduled, weekly less-than-containerload (LCL) services to and from San Juan, Puerto Rico, & select countries within Central America. The new service utilizes Crowley vessels and allows for added accountability by giving customers a single point of contact within Crowley, ensuring that their cargo movement is managed and monitored effectively and reliably.
Passenger Ship Safety High on Upcoming MSC Meeting Agenda
IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) meets at its London Headquarters for its 92nd session from 12 to 21 June 2013. The MSC is expected to adopt amendments to the…
South China Shipyard Delivers Three Vessels
CIC Boluomiao Shipyard, Zhuhai, delivers 3 oil-spill response vessels to regional safety agency. Deputy general manager of Guangzhou Maritime Administration Bureau Lin zungui, deputy director of China Maritime Safety Administration Shen jixun, director Xiao weizhe and other managers of Boluomiao shipyard (CIC) attended the ceremony, which was hosted by secretary of the Party committee Zhang Kaiyi.
Bellzone Sells Superfluous Ship
Bellzone Mining's joint venture Forecariah has sold a trans-shipping vessel for $8.9m (£5.8m). An in-depth analysis into the operational efficiency of the Forecariah…
Scana Wins GofM Lift Frame Equipment Contract
Scana Industrier ASA subsidiary Scana Offshore Services signs a new contract for Motion Compensating Coiled Tubing Lift Frames. Sweden's Scana Industrier ASA has…