Australian Reef Pilots Win Safety Award
Australian Reef Pilots (ARP) and its technology suppliers have won an international award for technology which improves safety and efficiency for shipping on the Great Barrier Reef. In a combined submission with VoyageBank and SevenCs, ARP was awarded the IHS Safety at Sea 2013 Award (Systems Category) for the unique VoyageBank pilot system. The custom navigation program combines tablets, cloud computing…
Royal Caribbean Names New Senior Vice President
Royal Caribbean International announced the appointment of Carol Schuster to Senior Vice President of Marketing. Ms. Schuster joins the global cruise line with a…
Antech Receives Investment Backing
AnTech Ltd, an engineering company that provides directional coiled tubing drilling (DCTD) services, announced that it has secured a substantial investment from Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV) and London-based Calculus Capital, following an initial investment from eCORP, which operates a considerable amount of shale deposit acreage in Europe. The funding is being used to launch AnTech’s new DCTD…
Deadly Accident Aboard GDF Suez Platform
Two people are dead and one injured as a result of an accident during pressure tests on equipment on June 14, 2013 at approximately 9:45 a.m. onboard GDF Suez E&P Nederland B.V's L5A platform, approximately 103 km North of Den Helder, the company said in a statement. The injured person was evacuated from the platform and taken to the hospital at 11:40 a.m. All other personnel onboard have been accounted for, the company said.
Cargo Ship Aground Off Tobermory
A cargo ship, MV Fri Ocean, has run aground approximately 2.5 miles south of Tobermory, Sound of Mull. Stornoway Coastguard received a 999 call just after 6 a.m. this morning reporting that a 90-meter vessel carrying wood had run aground on rocks. The RNLI Tobermory all-weather lifeboat and the Tobermory Coastguard Rescue Team have been sent to the scene. Norwegian shipping company Høyergruppen AS's small cargo ship MV Fri Ocean was heading from Fort William, Scotland to Varberg, Sweden.
GL Noble Denton Wins Business Development Award
GL Noble Denton's contribution to developing and implementing safety regulations in hydrocarbon-rich countries has been recognized at the UK Gas Industry Awards. The independent technical advisor won the International Business Development category at a ceremony held in London recently, which was hosted by the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) and the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM).
First Triple-E named Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller
Maersk Line’s newest vessel, the first of the Triple-E series, was named this morning in a ceremony at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea. It bears the name of the late Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, who passed away in April 2012 at the age of 98. Maersk Line CEO, Søren Skou, began the ceremony by welcoming all the special guests and recounting the important…
AEUK Completes Sonar FAT for German Navy
Atlas Elektronik U.K. Ltd. (AEUK) confirmed that that their Cerberus Mod2 Diver Detection Sonar has now successfully completed its Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) at their premises in the U.K.
What You Need to Know to Operate Offshore Brazil
For companies interested in operating in Brazil, it is important to understand the country. • ABAC – Brazilian Coastal Ship Owners Association. In addition, it also lodges the companies of the Port Support segment. Syndarma is a proponent of the Brazilian maritime sectors, demonstrating to the public the importance of the employment of Brazilian registered vessels in Brazilian waters as well as the necessity to expand the Brazilian merchant fleet…
GAO finds it is broken, and now the question is; can it be fixed? Recently, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a scathing report on the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) electronic reader pilot test and on the TWIC program in general. The GAO said that the test of the electronic readers that are intended to largely automate access of credentialed maritime workers into secure areas not only failed…
MAN Engines to Power Italian Luxury Cruise Ships
MAN Diesel & Turbo is to supply eight engines for the diesel-electric propulsion of two cruise ship newbuildings to Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A. The company is delivering the engines in cooperation with Alfa Laval who will supply accompanying exhaust-gas-treatment systems (PureSOx) for sulphur-oxide removal. Each cruise ship will be powered by two MAN 9L32/44CR and two MAN 12V32/44CR engines, providing a combined output of 23,520 kW in a diesel-electric propulsion arrangement.
Ashtead Technology Appoints New Commercial Director
International subsea equipment solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has added to its management team with the appointment of Tim Sheehan as commercial director. The appointment, which is a new position, comes as part of the company’s strategy to expand its global service offering which includes rental equipment, calibration, repair and maintenance, offshore personnel and bespoke engineered solutions. With more than 30 years of subsea industry experience, Mr.
GL Releases New Thickness Measurement Software
The latest version of classification society Germanischer Lloyd's (GL) thickness measurement software Pegasus, was recently released. To verify the structural integrity of a vessel, hull thickness measurements must be periodically take, with each measurement point documented. The number of required measurement points can number up to 20,000 - all repeatedly measured over the life of the vessel, creating a vast amount of essential data which must be effectively managed and assessed.
Nautronix Inspire Young People into the Industry
Nautronix gave young people across Aberdeen City and Shire an insight in to the oil and gas industry and the exciting career opportunities available to them. Working with Coaching Training Consultancy Ltd, (C-T-C) and their SCIP program, Nautronix invited 14 pupils aged between 16 and 17 from St Machar, Dyce and Inverurie Academies to take part in the Nautronix workshop. The SCIP program aims to support…
Australian Navy Collins Class Submarines Update
Minister for Defense Stephen Smith and Minister for Defense Materiel Mike Kelly today announced further significant initiatives to both maintain the capability of…
ASA Electronics Partners with Independent Boat Builders
ASA Electronics, an international manufacturer of audio and video electronics and appliances has partnered with the Independent Boat Builders, Inc. to be the video supplier of choice.
Ingalls Awarded $76.8 Million for Seventh NSC
Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division received a $76.8 million fixed-price contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to purchase long-lead materials for Kimball (WMSL 756), the company's seventh National Security Cutter (NSC). Construction and delivery will be performed at the company's Pascagoula facility. "This advance procurement contract allows us to maintain production line and supplier base momentum while we prepare for the ship construction contract…
KOTUG Christens its Latest Vessel
International maritime service provider KOTUG celebrated the christening ceremony of one of the latest generation RotorTugs during their traditional Herring Party in Bremerhaven, Germany on June 13, 2013. RT Ambition has a length of 32m, a width of 12m, 6.456 BHP and a bollard pull of 84 tons. RT Ambition is the 11th RotorTug, built at ASL Shipyard Singapore, of a series of 14 sister vessels. The sisters…
White & Case Publish New Marine Industry Report
Global law firm White & Case LLP announced the availability of a new report, "Restructuring & Beyond: The marine industry's routes to safety." The report focuses…
ISS Tositti Expands in Sicily
ISS Tositti, part of Inchcape Shipping Services, has opened two additional offices in Sicily. With one office in Augusta, Sicily, these new offices in Gela and Palermo will provide a service base for the growing liquid and bulk market on the island. ISS Tositti specializes in providing services to some of the world’s leading shipowners and operators and is based in Venice, Italy. The port of Gela currently transports over six million tons of liquid in imports and exports per annum…