UK Shipyard Wins Long-term Dredger Drydock Contract
A&P Tees, part of A&P North East, has won an exclusive contract from UK dredge contractor CEMEX UK Marine, part of the CEMEX UK Group, for the drydocking of the company’s three trailing suction hopper dredgers over a five-year period. Due to the severity of the work undertaken by dredgers, it is expected that each vessel will be drydocked on a regular basis. The first vessel, the 5,022 m3 Sand Falcon already visited the shipyard during March/April this year…
MSHIPCO Granted Vessel Model Testing Patent
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted MSHIPCO a patent for its Rapid Empirical Innovation (REI®) process including model testing method, platform structure and data acquisition systems. “Time and money are two of the biggest barriers to naval innovation,” explains Bill Burns, Co-Founder of MSHIPCO. Which design provides the best ROI (return on investment) for my maritime service? How far & how fast can a new design go in different sea states?
CICT Sri Lanka Container Terminal Opens
China Merchant Holdings International (CMHI) subsidiary Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) put the new terminal into trial operation mode with the arrival of the first ship to dock there, the 'M/V Coromandel'. CMHI owns an 85% interest in CICT, there will be altogether 4 berths and a quay length of 1200 meters, with a designed handling capacity of 2.4 million TEU, the first phase project covers 400 meters quay length.
MOL Comfort Fore-Half Still on Fire
A fire broke out at the after end of the remaining section of the stricken container ship on July 6, and despite the efforts of a tugboat and two rescue boats the blaze continues. In addition to these three craft, the salvage company requested fire-fighting assistance from the Indian Coast Guard, and their patrol boat "SAMUDRA PRAHARI" with an external fire fighting system, arrived at the scene around 0030 UTC on July 8, and started fire fighting with the others immediately.
Somali Pirate Ship Victim: Latest Photo Update
15 Crew members of the Malaysian-flagged MV Albedo remain unaccounted for after the vessel sank in an anhorage close to the Somali coast. MV Albedo has been in pirate hands since it was attacked in the Indian Ocean in November 2010, and was in pirate hands when it sank. An EU Naval Force warship and Maritime Patrol Aircraft have closed the sea area and are continuing to carry out a Search and Rescue operation to search for any survivors. The latest image of the sunken ship is shown.
China's Largest Shipbuilder Seeks Nation's Cities Aid
China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group Holdings Ltd. (1101) is in talks with two coastal cities and government departments to secure financial assistance, as the nation’s shipowners association forecast a slump in vessel orders will run through next year, reports Bloomberg. The country’s largest shipyard outside state control is in discussions with Rugao and Nantong cities and some ministry-level departments related to the shipping industry…
LR Wins Singapore LNG Development Contract
Lloyd’s Register wins Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) contract to develop operational procedures and technical standards required to develop LNG bunkering…
New Senior Manager at Bollinger Shipyard
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announces the appointment of Richard K. Murphy as a senior manager working on Coast Guard and other governmental programs. Murphy joins Bollinger Shipyards following a very successful 30-year career with the United States Coast Guard, culminating with the rank of Captain. His most recent assignment was Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Yard, Baltimore, Md. His prior assignments include staff tours at Coast Guard Headquarters…
Coast Guard, BSEE Respond to GoM Well Control Issue
The Coast Guard and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement are responding to a loss of well control event at Ship Shoal Block 225 Platform B, a natural gas…
ECO to Add 40-Plus Vessels, Expand Port Facilities
The Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) global family of companies announced plans to enlarge its fleet and expand its terminal facilities in support of its customer base.
Today in U.S. Naval History: July 9
Today in U.S. 1846 - Sailors and Marines from USS Portsmouth occupy and raise flag over San Francisco. 1944 - Organized Japanese resistance ceases on Saipan, Marianas.
Cleveland Port Authority Place Levy Renewal on November Ballot
The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority’s Board of Directors voted unanimously today to place a levy renewal on the November countywide ballot. “The Port plays…
Navico Adds to Global Marketing Team
Navico Holding AS, parent company to leading marine electronics brands Lowrance, Simrad and B&G, said they have set into place a new marketing team structure designed…
ICAO, IMO and WCO Promote Supply Chain Security
IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu welcomed his counterparts, Raymond Benjamin, Secretary-General, ICAO, and Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary-General, WCO, to IMO Headquarters on Monday, July 8, where the three considered the further enhancement of collaboration between the Organizations in the fields of aviation, border and maritime security and facilitation. ICAO and the IMO perform their roles as specialized agencies of the United Nations, while the WCO is an independent intergovernmental body.
Strong Growth in Merchandise Imports to Resume in Fall
Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase a modest 1.1% in July over the same month last year but a slow summer should be…
ETC Extends Training Program to SAM Electronics
ETC announce that it has now partnered with SAM Electronics to provide ECDIS training for the CHARTPILOT and ECDISPILOT, complementing SAM’s successful cooperation with Safebridge for online training…
Mantenimiento Express Choose ABS Software for New Workboats
Mantenimiento Express Marítimo S.A.P.I de C.V., an Offshore Marine Services company that is part of SEACOR Holdings Inc., has signed a contract with ABS Nautical…
James Watson to Join ABS
ABS announced that James A. Watson, Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), will join ABS as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Americas Division on September 2, 2013. In this role, Watson will have operational responsibility for activity in North, South and Central America and the Caribbean. Watson will take over from Robert Gilman, who will move to the ABS…
IHC Merwede, T-Rubber Extend Purchasing Agreement
IHC Merwede and T-Rubber announced that they have strengthened their ongoing business relationship with an extension to the Purchasing Cooperation Agreement between the two companies. The signing of this agreement for the supply of rubber hoses was arranged to coincide with the visit of a delegation from T-Rubber to Europe at the beginning of June for the Wodcon XX congress and exhibition in Brussels.
Tideland Marks 1,000 Racon Milestone
Tideland Signal recently despatched the one thousandth SeaBeacon 2 System 6 racon from its principal production facility in Houston, Texas. With many hundreds of earlier versions of the racon still in service, this is a significant milestone for Tideland, as it makes SeaBeacon 2 System 6 the racon most widely specified by national authorities and commercial users across the world, the company said.