DHS Opens Headquarters on St. Elizabeths Campus
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Dan Tangherlini has officially opened the U.S. Department…
University of Kiel Acquires CORMAC Winch
The MacArtney Group announced the delivery of a CORMAC 4 Stainless Steel Winch system to the Institute of Geosciences at the Christian Albrechts University of Kiel. The winch system, which was acquired through German MacArtney Group member, MBT GmbH, will be put to use aboard various research vessels, hereunder the R/V Alkor, which is operated by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel.
Syncro Marine Panel NKK Approved
The marine variant of Kentec’s popular Syncro AS (Syncro ASM) single- or two-loop, networkable analogue addressable fire control panel has now received type approval from Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK). Nippon Kaiji Kyokai is a member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). This latest type approval for the Syncro ASM fire panel is in addition to type approvals already awarded by Det Norske Veritas…
PG-MACS Chosen by Shell and Siem for Newbuild PSV
Siem Offshore and Norske Shell signed a contract for a new dual fueled (LNG/Diesel) large-size platform supply vessel (PSV). Remontowa Shipyard /Poland will construct the vessel as their H/N 856/1.The new PSV shall commence operations in Q1/'15 for operations in the North Sea, to support offshore activities at, among others, the Draugen and Ormen Lange oil and gas fields. The under deck tank configuration shall include systems for handling of drill cuttings, in addition to liquid and dry bulk.
Cortland’s Ensures Safety of Battleship Texas
Cortland, a global designer and manufacturer of engineered synthetic ropes, heavy lift slings, electro-optical-mechanical cables, and umbilicals has delivered a three-part Plasma 12x12 mooring line configuration for the Battleship Texas, the state historic site. Cortland said it received the quote, visited the site, supplied a quote and delivered the solution in less than a week. Texas is the last battleship to participate in the first and second world wars…
Geolink Provides VSAT Services in Congo
Geolink Satellite Services, part of CETel group, a specialist providing a wide array of communications to the oil and gas industry, has won a contract to install a stabilized antenna at the customer’s offshore floating platform in Congo. The system is designed to operate in calm and rough waters while maintaining a high quality connection for Internet and voice communication. The service is monitored by the Geolink Satellite Services NOC…
USS Santa Fe Departs for Western Pacific Deployment
Family and friends bid farewell to the crew on the submarine piers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam as the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) departed July 29, for a deployment to the Western Pacific region. Santa Fe's Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Timothy Poe said the submarine and her crew are excited to get underway to the Western Pacific and train on numerous mission areas as well as participate in theater security cooperation engagements.
New Technology for Subsea Pipe and Cable Tracking
Utility companies have been laying pipes and cables across the ocean floor for more than a century. Prior to the introduction of GPS, marking their location was difficult, and position information was often erroneous. It is extremely important to know where existing lines lie before undertaking dredging operations or when new pipes and cables are laid down. Regulations require they be buried from several…
Gibdock Brings in its First Technip Ship
Gibdock secured its first dry docking contract from Technip. Wellservicer, a multi-role diving support vessel with subsea lift capability, has undergone an intensive and relatively complex class renewal docking at the Gibraltar yard, and has been delivered back to Technip, ready for work. Gibdock staff undertook Technip’s Integrated Safe System of Work (ISSoW) program, a course specific to the marine sector exemplifying the standards set for the owner’s fleet.
AdvanFort to Aid Voluntary USCG Amver Program
Maritime security company AdvanFort announced Wednesday that it has volunteered for service in the piracy-infested waters in and around the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean as part of the U.S. Coast Guard-coordinated Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System (Amver), whose members assist any nearby vessel in distress. The AdvanFort fleet which has vessels strategically positioned in key sea lanes surrounding the High Risk Area (HRA)…
Freedom Underway to Support First Overseas Crew Swap
As the deployment to Southeast Asia draws to a close for USS Freedom's (LCS 1) "Gold" crew, an advance team of "Blue" crew Sailors is in Singapore to participate in a brief sea trial that began July 30 as part of the upcoming crew swap. The crew swap is a key milestone during Freedom's maiden overseas deployment to Southeast Asia and marks the midway point. During the underway, Freedom will conduct…
Metro Ports Secures New Business in British Columbia
Metro Ports Canada Ltd., a Newfoundland and Labrador company that is wholly owned by Nautilus International Holding Corp., has executed an agreement with Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc.…
Today in U.S. Naval History: July 31
Today in U.S. 1815 - Commodore Stephen Decatur concludes agreement with Bey of Tunis to compensate U.S. for seizure of merchant ships during the War of 1812. 1865 - East India Squadron established to operate from Sunda Strait to Japan. 1874 - Commissioning of USS Intrepid, first U.S. 1912 - First attempt to launch an airplane by catapult made at Annapolis. 1964 - All-nuclear task force with USS Long Beach, USS Enterprise, and USS Bainbridge leaves Norfolk, Va.
ChIna Shipyard Wins Two More Seadrill Jack-up Orders
Seadrill Limited has ordered tow high-specification jack up drilling rigs from Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co., Ltd. (DSIC Offshore). The newbuild rigs…
SF Bay Ferry Prepares for Possible BART Strike
San Francisco Bay Ferry is preparing its staff and crew for a potential August 5 BART strike. Expanding the number of boats in operation during the last BART strike from 12 to 13, including two boats on-loan from Golden Gate Ferry. Normally, only eight boats are in SF Bay Ferry service. Adding an additional landing at Golden Gate Ferry¹s San Francisco Ferry Building facility to help reduce dock congestion and carry more passengers.
Port of Hueneme Adopts Re-branding Strategy
The Port of Hueneme has adopted a new brand identity, making a bold statement to stimulate broader awareness of The Port’s competitive strength and commitment to smart growth. The brand re-development will support the new strategic plan that will shape the future direction of The Port. The new look was inspired by the community’s agricultural heritage and The Port’s original designation as Point Hueneme, with global navigation points that merge at the center to form the needle of a compass.
CMI Appoint Brendan Sheppard Director of Engineering
Crane Materials International (CMI) name industry veteran Sheppard as Director of Engineering: he will be responsible for leading CMI’s engineering support services for the company’s sheet piling and marine piling applications. Prior to joining CMI, Sheppard served for 13 years as a Project Manager, Engineering Manager and District Sales Manager for Tensar Corporation in Alpharetta, GA. Sheppard’s…
UANI Urges Italian Ship Operator to Desist in Iran Trade
United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) called on Italy’s Ignazio Messina & Co. SpA, the world’s second largest roll-on/roll-off tanker operator, to immediately end its Iran operations.
World Fuel Services' Solid Marine Bunker Q2 2013 Results
World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT), a global fuel logistics company, principally engaged in the marketing, sale and distribution of aviation, marine and…
Kongsberg GlobalSim Install World's Largest Crane Simulator
The company reports completion of a multi-year project to build and install the world's largest crane training simulator for the National Ports Agency of Morocco. The simulator uses a 10-meter dome and 12 projectors to create an immersive virtual training environment in which ANP's crane operators can safely and effectively learn to operate new equipment. As the simulator is integrated into its training regimen…