China Mega-Bridge Coatings Contract Awarded
COSCO Kansai Paint & Chemicals win the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Authority’s coatings contract for the 38-km long Pearl River estuary bridge. The vast bridge in the South China Sea will form a fixed crossing over the Pearl River Estuary between Zhuhai and Macau on the western side and Hong Kong on the eastern side. The 29.6km main section is in Zhuhai waters and comprises 22.8km of bridge work including three cablestayed bridges with spans ranging from 280m to 460m…
Thai Tsunami Simulation Exercises the Navies
An integrated humanitarian assistance disaster relief scenario by the US & Thai navies was included in a simulated earthquake & tsunami in Rayong Province during the CARAT Thailand 2013 joint exercises. The Thailand phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise 2013 ended with a closing ceremony at Sattahip Naval Base, June 12, following nearly two weeks of training ashore and at sea.
China Throwing Money at the Waterways
China's Ministry of Transportation reports that the country spent US$2.3 billion on the waterways during the period January to April 2013. This investment by the…
Seismic Business Link-up: Mitcham's Seamap & PGS
Mitcham Industries' marine equipment manufacturing unit, Seamap, has signed a manufacturing agreement with a subsidiary of Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS). Over the past several months…
Maersk Hikes Rates on Two Trade Routes
With effect from July 1, 2013, the Transatlantic trade between North Europe and North America will be increased by US$200 per dry container. Maersk Line will also…
Great Lakes Ban on Offshore Wind Development Opposed
State Republican Reps. from districts in northern Michigan, introduced legislation banning research in or production of wind energy in the Great Lakes sharing a border with Michigan.
Resolve Expands European Presence
Resolve Salvage & Fire (Europe), Ltd., the European emergency response subsidiary of U.S.- based Resolve Marine Group, Inc., has added a new office at 23, Austin Friars, London, expanding the company’s U.K. operations base. The 34-year-old marine salvage, emergency response and wreck removal company has been steadily expanding, both geographically and in its service offerings for the international maritime industry.
Today in U.S. Naval History: June 12
Today in U.S. 1944 - Four U.S. Carrier Groups (15 carriers) begin attack on Japanese positions in the Marianas. 1948 - The Women's Armed Forces Integration Act provides…
Martek Introduces Compact BNWAS for Smaller Vessels
Martek Marine, U.K.-headquartered manufacturer of maritime safety systems, announced the launch of a Lloyd’s Register MED-approved BNWAS designed specifically for…
Tideland Solar Buoys Mark Wrecks in Norwegian Arctic
Two SB-138P polyethylene buoys with solar-powered ML-140 LED lanterns from Tideland Signal are being used to mark wrecks in the approaches to the port of Narvik in the far north of Norway. The new SB-138P buoys are replacing old battery-operated steel buoys from the 1980s that required extensive maintenance and costly battery changes. They are wreck-markers for the British 8770 ton iron- ore carrier Romanby and the Swedish 8…
Seanergy Reports First Profitable Quarter Since 2011
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. -Net Revenues of $5.6 million. -EBITDA of $3.8 million. -Net Income of $1.1 million.
HiPer Craft Forum 2013: New Speakers Announced
The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) will host the High Performance Craft (HiPer Craft) Forum on June 19-20, 2013 at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in Norfolk, Va. • Dr. • Dr. • Mr. • Mr. • Mr. Jonathan Hill, AMRINA, AFNI, Training Director at FRC International Ltd and Trident Marine Ltd. • CAPT D.B. • Mr. Dave Menna, Donald L. Blount & Associates, Inc. • Mr. • Dr. • Mr. • Dr. Trevor Dobbins, STResearch Ltd. • Mr.
ABS Earns Provisional Accreditation from COS
ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. (ABS QE) became the first audit service provider to obtain Provisional Accreditation status from the Center for Offshore Safety (COS) on April 25, 2013.
Rolls-Royce to Supply Offshore Cranes for Brazilian PSVs
Rolls-Royce Plc signed a contract with Detroit Chile SA for the delivery of offshore cranes to four platform supply vessels (PSVs) under construction at Detroit Brasil Ltda.
Offshore Wind Rules Set New Standard
Lloyd’s Register releases new Rules, Class Notation and Guidance Notes for ‘Wind Turbine Installation and Maintenance Vessels and Liftboats’ to reflect industry best practice and new novel designs.
Delta Wave Names Global Warranty Group Exclusive Provider
Global Warranty Group (GWG), a third party administrator and premier provider of Extended Service Contract and OEM programs throughout the United States and Canada…
Clean Marine to Supply EGCS for Samsung Heavy
Clean Marine AS has been selected by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea to supply Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) for two new shuttle tankers being built for AET. The order will enable the new AET vessels to comply with future legislation relating to sulphur emissions without switching to more expensive fuels. AET is a global owner and operator of a high quality fleet of 83 modern petroleum tankers.
Atlantic Towing and Jaya Seal Second Offshore Deal
Offshore energy services provider Jaya Holdings Ltd. reached an agreement to sell a second new state-of-the-art anchor handling tug supply vessel Jaya Sovereign to Canadian buyers, Atlantic Towing Ltd. The vessel’s delivery is expected by the end of 2013. The Jaya Sovereign is a sister ship of the Jaya Supreme which was delivered to Atlantic Towing in November of last year. Both vessels are among the most sophisticated anchor handlers ever built at a Singapore shipyard.
Incat, MEC Start Building Great Barrier Reef Patrol Vessel
Incat Crowther and Marine Engineering Consultants (MEC) announced commencement on the construction of a 24-meter long-range Catamaran Patrol Vessel to work in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA). The GBRWHA is jointly managed by Queensland’s Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing (DNPRSR) and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA). Incat Crowther submitted a concept design to competitive tender…
Peter De Vos Appointed Marine Propulsion Course Trainer
The ninth edition of the international HME Marine Propulsion training series starts in September. It will be a new experience for Peter de Vos, Assistant Professor of Marine Engineering at Delft Technical University (TU Delft). As the latest addition to the team, De Vos will work closely with Professor Douwe Stapersma in modules 1, 3 and 5. Peter De Vos graduated cum laude in 2008 on the modeling of a fuel processing plant for the application of fuel cells onboard vessels in the Ship Design…