China's COSCO Acquires German Marine Equipment Firm
COSCO International acquires Germany's Hanyuan to further develop global service network in marine spare parts supply. Yuantong Marine Service Co. Limited, COSCO…
Wärtsilä Gets Fourth R&D European Investment Bank Loan
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a EUR 150 million loan to Wärtsilä to finance the company's research, development and innovation (RDI) activities in several European countries.
New Ro-Ro Connection: Houston – S. America W. Coast
NYK Line's new roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) service, 'NYK Chile Express', connects Houston with the west coast of South America from July 24, 2013. The service adds…
Big Time Container Ship Re-deployment Plan Goes Awry
Ocean carriers’ plans to get rid of surplus 8,000 teu vessels by dumping them into the Asia – East Coast of S. America tradelane appears to have seriously backfired.
Norway Gift Ocean Survey Ship 'Noruega' to Portugal
Portugal’s new oceanographic survey vessel is to be donated by Norway and equipped by funding under the EEA Grants programme. The announcement was made recently by Portugal's Assunção Cristas…
Crowley Tugboat Crew Commended by CSA
The Crowley Maritime Corp. tugboat 'Explorer' has been awarded a letter of commendation from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) for assisting a stricken vessel 30 miles west of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, in December. Crowley crewmembers quickly responded to the 20-foot vessel, which had run out of fuel, providing the crew of two with water, life jackets, flashlights and a hand-held radio until the Coast Guard arrived to provide further assistance.
NYK-Line Support New Philippine Maritime Training Academy
The new NYK-TDG campus opens its doors to 180 students at its Calamba location (about 50 km south of Manila). Two ceremonies were held — an opening ceremony for the sparkling new crew training facilities, maritime academy, classrooms, and lodgings, and then an entrance ceremony for the incoming class. NTMA is jointly run by NYK and business partner Transnational Diversified Group (TDG). Students receive…
China Shipyard Delivers Fast Rescue Vessel
Coastal Fast Rescue Vessel “BEI HAI JIU 203” has been delivered by China's Afai Southern Shipyard. The new vessel is for operation by Beihai Rescue Bureau, and its details were not disclosed. Mr. Yang Xiaoren, the Deputy Director General of China Rescue & Salvage Bureau of Ministry of Transport and Mr. Sun Dongsheng, the Vice Chairman of Afai gave speeches separately, Mr. Likai, the Vice Director General of Beihai Rescue Bureau and Mr.
Capesize Bunker Consumption: Baltic Exchange Issues Brokers Guidance
The Baltic Exchange advises panellists that with the prevalence of 'slow steaming' they should assume that if steaming at 12kts laden/13kts ballast, Capesize vessels will consume 44 tonnes per day (NDAS). The London market exchange has provided its shipbroker panel members with further guidance on the way in which they assess the capesize market. The move has followed extensive market consultation…
HALO Board Joined by Greg Hersch
HALO Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS), announces the addition of Greg Hersch to its Board of Directors. Mr. Hersch replaces John Shephard who will remain involved…
Florida Transporters Orders Four Additional Eastern Towboats
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is announced that Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. of Mandeville, La. exercised an additional four 90’x32’x10’ Canal Class Inland Towboats.
Does Svitzer Dominate the Indian Salvage Scene?
Svitzer claims to be better placed than most salvors operating in the country? “There are not many Indian salvors to take care of the prospects that exist here, so I feel all global salvors need to come into India.” said Bas Wiebe, Regional Manager of Svitzer Salvage Asia Pte Ltd., who have plans to increase their footprint in India. “Expertise is one factor that gives us the edge over competition.
Oceans '13 MTS/IEEE San Diego Preview
Heeding the call to join “An Ocean in Common,” authors flooded the Oceans ‘13 MTS/IEEE San Diego technical program committee with a record number of abstracts in a single day. Special topics include an Ultra-deep track discussing current and prospective robotic technologies, plus a panel of scientists to consider research questions. Oceans2013 Chair Bob Wernli, and Co-Chair Kevin Hardy, developer of the unmanned landers for James Cameron’s DeepSea Challenge Expedition…
Maersk Rate Hikes Hitting the High Notes
Do we sense a touch of desperation from the executive corridors of Maersk Line as the Triple-E delivery dates approach? Maersk Line boss Nils Smedegaard Andersen…
“Lies, Damned Lies & Statistics”
Popularized by Mark Twain and generally credited to 19th-century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881)*, the above line, which in its full form is “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics” is one of my favorites. This being our June 2013 “Yearbook” edition, a publication literally packed with – statistics – I will leave it up to you, the discriminating reader of our pages, to determine the veracity of the numbers reported within.
Tideland LED Lanterns Help Protect Mediterranean Dolphins
Tideland Signal's self-contained SolaNOVA-65 lanterns mounted on Floatex elastic beacons are being used in Genoa University's Arion Life project designed to protect dolphins swimming in the Mediterranean. The main objective of the project is to improve the conservation status of bottlenose dolphin, as well as other cetaceans and turtles that are protected by habitat legislation but very exposed to threats from human activity and resource exploitation.
Torsional Vibration Symposium Slated for May 21-23, 2014
The 2014 Torsional Vibration Symposium, organized by the Vibration Association, is scheduled for May 21-23 in Salzburg Congress, Austria. The event aims to gather industry experts from around the world to discuss current torsional vibration developments, issues and technologies. The event will feature five informational sessions, an exhibition, gala dinner and many discussion/networking opportunities.
Freedom Sets Sail for CARAT Malaysia 2013
The Navy's first littoral combat ship, USS Freedom (LCS 1), departed Changi Naval Base June 11 to participate in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia 2013. CARAT Malaysia is among the key maritime exercises and exchanges Freedom will conduct with regional navies and U.S. 7th Fleet units while deployed to Southeast Asia. In May, Freedom participated in the International Maritime…
EPC Offshore Signs Deal with Total on Edradour
Aberdeen-based project management and development engineering specialist EPC Offshore has signed an agreement with Total E&P UK Ltd. (TEP UK) to provide support services at its natural gas and condensate discovery in the Atlantic. Edradour, located in Block 206/4 of the U.K. Continental Shelf, is expected to start pumping in 2016, will be linked to the $3.3 billion Laggan/Tormore development west of the Shetland Islands.
Today in U.S. Naval History: June 13
Today in U.S. Naval History - June 13 1881 - USS Jeannette crushed in Arctic ice pack 1967 - Operation Great Bend in Rung Sat Zone, Vietnam For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at www.history.navy.mil.