Saipem Jack-up Rig Collapses Offshore Congo
One of the 3 legs of the jack-up drilling rig 'Perro Negro 6' collapsed and the rig capsized to subsequently sink near the mouth of the Congo River. The accident occurred during rig positioning on location prior to starting drilling operations, between the coasts of Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo, in approximately 40 metres of water. After significant tilting of the rig when the support leg collapsed, the 103 crew members were taken off.
FSL Chairman Quits & Share Trading Suspended
First Ship Lease Trust (FSL) chairman Wong Meng Meng has vacated his posiion & the company admits there were differences in opinion in respect of the conduct of a board meeting.
MOL/MES Sailing Rig Tested Onshore
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has begun an onshore demonstration test of a new prototype sailing rig that they believe has great potential for reducing vessel CO2 emissions. MOL/ Akishima Laboratories (Mitsui Zosen) tests of the "Power Assist Sail" were started at the Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) Oita Works in June 2013. The joint study of the Power Assist Sail, has produced the prototype for the demonstration test, which is large enough to use on an actual vessel.
Ship Newbuilding Market Remains Active
The newbuilding market has continued to remain active with various new orders being reported placed in a variety of the conventional sectors, including both the Dry…
California SLC Recommends Delay BWT Standards
The California State Lands Commission's (SLC) report '2013 Assessment of the Efficacy, Availability, and Environmental Impacts of Ballast Water Treatment Systems…
Bangladesh Freighter Sinks off Thai Holiday Resort
The Bangladeshi freighter 'MV Hope' capsized a short distance south of Phuket with 17 crew rescued and 13 still missing in rough seas. The 97 m in length 'MV Hope'…
Videotel Present VOD Units to IMO
Two new Videotel on Demand (VOD) on board training units presented to the IMO on behalf of Videotel Marine International by Stephen Bond, Deputy Chairman and Nigel Cleave, Chief Executive Officer. Visitors to the IMO on Tuesday were surprised to find an impromptu training session taking place in the Maritime Knowledge Centre when Mr Koji Sekimizu, Secretary General of the organization, was given a demonstration of Videotel’s second generation on board training system…
GAC Re-locates Regional Office to Capetown
The GAC Group's Regional Office for Africa, Russia and Central Asia has relocated from Cairo to Cape Town in South Africa. transport, communication and energy sectors…
Jensen-Designed Tugboat Delivered to Hyack Maritime
Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm, Jensen Maritime, announce delivery of the 'Hawaii', the first of two 120’ x 35’ x 19’ Jensen-designed ABS machinery class ocean-going tugboats, to Hyak Maritime, a marine equipment and vessel owner based in Dover, Delaware. The Hawaii was built by JT Marine of Vancouver, Wash. Hyak’s second tug, the Washington, is scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2013.
Midwest Rescue Airboat Delivered to Boston-Logan
Kansas-based Midwest Rescue Airboats delivers a MMCP airboat to Massport Fire Rescue at Boston-Logan International Airport. The new 8' x 20' MMCP boat will be used for Search and Rescue as well as for Airport/Port Security. According to Midwest Rescue their MMCP provides access to areas inaccessible to the fire department until now! Midwest Rescue Airboats also manufacture ice rescue airboats built to withstand ice and extreme harsh environments without the need of additional internal structure.
Panama Canal Tugboat Fleet Expansion
The Panama Canal has increased its tugboat fleet with the arrival of the first two of 14 tugboats, to strengthen the Canal's capacity for the opperation of a third set of locks.
Superyacht 'Liberty' Design Highlighted by Burger
The Burger Boat team, in collaboration with Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architect Ltd., created 'Liberty' as the ultimate family yacht. Reflecting upon its 150 year history, Burger created a new and exciting design that celebrates its legacy of designing and building some of the world's most recognizable yachts. This new design is named Liberty to reflect the freedom from restrictions one enjoys while aboard a Burger built yacht.