CrewInspector Pursues Business in Ukraine
CrewInspector, an online crew management software provider, recently signed up with number of crew recruitment and crew management agencies based in Ukraine to provide…
Maritime Industry Welcomes Secretary Foxx to New Post
Today the U.S. domestic maritime industry – comprised of more than 40,000 vessels built in American shipyards, crewed by American mariners, and owned by American companies – sent a letter to new U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx congratulating him on his confirmation and pledging to work with him to grow the maritime industry for the purpose of economic growth, as well as national and homeland security.
Transas Data Service: Five Years on the Market
Transas marks the fifth anniversary of its Transas Admiralty Data Service (TADS) providing a comprehensive and official chart data service to the market. Transas…
IMUA Posts Summer Professional Development Schedule
The Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA) announced its summer Professional Development educational events for 2013 which includes workshops, webinars, courses and field trips.
MOL Bulker Rescues Sailors from Disabled Boat
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. said that on July 4, the MOL-owned and operated bulk carrier Myoken conducted a search and rescue operation about 130km northwest of the…
Two Missing Aircraft Located Near Venezuela
C&C Technologies, Inc. in cooperation with SEA Corporation, the Italian and Venezuelan Authorities and Mr. Luca Missoni, confirm that two aircraft lost off the archipelago of Los Roques…
Greene's Names Business Development Director
Greene’s Energy Group (GEG), a provider of integrated testing, rentals and specialty services, has appointed Tracy Cummins as director of business development within the rental and products business unit, announced President Frank Mathews. Based in Houston, Cummins will develop, review and report the rental and products business unit’s visions and strategies. He will also guide corporate decision-making regarding the implementation of strategic commercial and operational plans.
Lisnave Wins Offshore Repair Contracts
Portugal's Lisnave, Setubal has recently carried out repairs on board EMAS' 5,096 grt self-elevating lift boat Lewek Leader. The main workscope for this project, which is due to last some 40 days, is to replace the lower part of one self-elevating leg, which has suffered cracking and will be replaced by new leg sections (four) which includes spud can with 10 feet. The new leg, which will measure 97.50 m x 3.00 m…
Port of Hueneme Christens Mobile Harbor Crane
Port leadership joined with Ports America to formally christen the stevedoring company’s newest heavy-lift addition to the Port of Hueneme, a Liebherr LHM 420 Litronic Mobile Harbor Crane. The new crane is the second Ports America crane to be put into action at the port. “This 376 ton mobile harbor crane greatly increases shore side productivity in tandem with our existing crane and increases our flexibility to work more than one ship at a time,” said Ports America’s site manager Kevin Beirne.
Lakes Stone Trade Down 5.8% in June
Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.6 million tons in June, a slight increase over May (80,000 tons), but a decrease of 5.8% compared to a year ago. Shipments were also down 7.5% from June’s total in recent years. Shipments from U.S. ports totaled 3.1 million tons, a decrease of 2.8% compared to a year ago, and loadings at Canadian quarries dipped by more than 21%. Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at 9.3 million tons…
ASSA Host Roundtable with RADM Berkey
The American Shipbuilding Suppliers Association (ASSA) hosted a roundtable discussion between 29 representatives from member companies and Rear Admiral Richard Berkey, Deputy Chief of Staff, Fleet Maintenance U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Member companies raised concerns related to timely issues such as FY13 and FY14 budgets, foreign competition, batch procurement, fleet size outlook, loss of critical skilled resources…
Two Crewboats Sold to Mexico
Marcon International Inc. reported the sale of two 105’ x 22’ x 8’ depth, aluminum crew boats by a private U.S. Owner to Mexican buyers. The triple screw, sister-vessels were built in 1981 and 1982 by Swiftships, Inc. in Lafitte, Louisiana. Both are powered by three turbocharged GM 12V71TI diesels, generating a total of 1,530BHP at 2,100RPM, which propels the boats at a speed of 20 – 25kn. Capacities include about 34 LT of cargo on an open 43’ x 17’ cargo deck aft…
GPA Inks Inland Port Deal
A new inland port agreement signed today by Governor Nathan Deal, the Georgia Ports Authority and Cordele Intermodal Services will create and expand international markets for regional business. The agreement, which ensures a direct 200-mile rail route to and from GPA’s Garden City Terminal in Savannah, will serve as a gateway to Southwest Georgia and adjacent regions of Florida and Alabama. The partnership is outlined in a memorandum of understanding (MOU).
Today in U.S. Naval History: July 10
Today in U.S. 1934 - USS Houston takes Franklin Delano Roosevelt on first visit of U.S. President to South America. 1943 - Naval gunfire help Allied troops land on Sicily. It was first extensive use of LST's and smaller landing craft to deliver heavy equipment over the beach. 1945 - 14 carriers from Third Fleet carriers begin air strikes on Japanese Home Islands which end August 15. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at history.navy.mil.
Somali Pirate Victims: Lifeboats Spotted
Photo update: sunken MV Albedo lifeboats sighted from the air on Somali beach. An EU Naval Force warship and Maritime Patrol Aircraft closed the scene to search for survivors. During the aerial search, EU Naval Force Maritime Patrol Aircraft sighted two life boats on a Somali beach approximately 14 miles north of the position of the Albedo. No members of the MV Albedo crew or pirates were sighted in or near the lifeboats. "MV Albedo sank during the night on Saturday 6 July 2013.
German Waterways Strike: 150 Barges Held Up
More than 150 barges are anchored at or near locks in western Germany's river and canal systems hit by a lock workers strike, report Platts, citing the German waterway shipping lobby BDB and German shipping firm sources. The German waterway system has 435 locks, the lion's share in western Germany. The small number in eastern Germany have been excluded from the strikes because of massive recovery work from last month's catastrophic flooding there.
Deepwater Horizon Spill: Fraudulent Claimant Sentenced
The owner of a Fort Walton Beach business has been sentenced to six months in prison for committing fraud in collecting damages from the BP oil spill, reports the Daily News citing a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announcement. Arturo Molina, who has been in prison since he was arrested in March, will get credit for time served. He also must pay nearly $14,000 in restitution. An indictment…
Volstad Shiiping Orders Subsea IMR & Construction Vesssel
Volstad Shipping AS has signed a contract with Tersan Shipyard in Turkey for the construction of a Subsea IMR and Construction Vessel. The contract is subject to satisfactory financing. The new vessel has main dimensions of 128.5m x 25m and is of ST-259 design. Estimated delivery time is Q4/2015. Total project cost is estimated at approximately NOK 800 million. Fearnley Offshore Supply AS has facilitated…
Maritime & Aviation Emissions Research: Impact on Developing Countries
New research published by a consortium of Climate Strategies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge Econometrics, CE Delft and Transport Analysis and Knowledge Systems…
Dialight LED Lighting ABS Certified for Marine Applications
Dialight announce that four of its industry leading LED fixture lines have achieved Design Assessment Certification by the American Bureau of Shipping for compliant use in ABS classified marine vessels, offshore drilling rigs, platforms and other marine applications. Dialight say it is among the first in the industry to have such a broad line of products achieve this certification for use in both U.S. and international waters.