Raytheon Anschütz to Supply ECDIS 24 to Nor Lines
Under the contract, Nor Lines has ordered 10 ECDIS 24 systems for installations on board of five ships, with MV Cometa being the first vessel to be refitted. All five shipsets will be supplied and commissioned by Raytheon Anschütz’ Norwegian distributor Syberg AS. The ECDIS 24 retrofit package consists of a 24” TFT Panel- PC, an interface box providing all necessary interfaces as required by the ECDIS performance standard IEC61174, trackball, DVD drive and cabling.
ILO MLC List of Ratifying States
MLC will come into force on August 20th, 2013, which is the date that the first 30 States that have ratified the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) can begin to take enforcement actions with respect to vessels entering their ports. In accordance with Standard A4.5 (2) and (10), the Government has specified the following branches of social security: medical care; sickness benefit; unemployment benefit…
Vietnam Shipyard Delivers Bulk Carrier to Thai Owners
The 53,000 dwt bulk carrier, 'Thor Breeze' has been delivered by Ha Long shipyard, Quang Ninh Province to Thailand ship-owners Thoresen Co. Mr. Do Van Thau – the Vice General Director of Vinashin and representatives of the ship-owner were present at the ceremony. The double-hulled bulk carrier is 190 m in length, 32.26 m in breadth, 17.50 m in depth and with a 12.60 m draught. The main engine is a MAN B&W 6S50 MC-C 9.480 kW rated at 118 rpm to give a speed of 14 knots.
BOSTCO Opening to Ease Houston Ship Channel Congestion
When Battleground Oil Specialty Terminal (BOSTCO) on the Houston Ship Channel starts operations in October, ship channel congestion is likely to be lessened. BOSTCO…
BAE Systems Awarded 'USS Benfold' Repair Contract
BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair Inc., San Diego, Calif., has been awarded a $38,601,943 modification to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract for work on DDG 65.
Exceptional Bravery at Sea: IMO 2013 Awards
The 2013 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea will be awarded to two rescue swimmers from the United States of America, for saving the lives of 14 crew members from the tall ship HMS Bounty…
Today in U.S. Naval History: July 22
Today in U.S. 1802 - Frigate Constellation defeats nine Corsair gunboats off Tripoli. 1905 - Body of John Paul Jones moved to Annapolis, Md. for reburial. 1953 - U.S. 1964 - Four Navy Divers (LCDR Robert Thompson, MC; Gunners Mate First Class Lester Anderson, Chief Quartermaster Robert A. Barth, and Chief Hospital Corpsman Sanders Manning) submerge in Sealab I for 10 days at a depth of 192 feet, 39 miles off Hamilton, Bermuda. They surfaced on July 31, 1964.
Magma Products Opens Aberdeen Office
Oil & Gas UK chief executive, Malcolm Webb, has officially opened the new Aberdeen offices of oil and gas consultancy Magma Products. Magma, which provides specialist offshore commissioning and start-up services, has grown from a business employing six people in 2011 to one with an 85-strong team today. It has moved from small city centre premises to its new offices at The Spires Business Park, just off Mugiemoss Road.
USCG Seizes Suspicious Vessel Near Golden Gate Bridge
The U.S. The Sailboat captain, who NBC identified as David John McCormick, was arrested Sunday evening after allegedly refusing to allow USCG aboard his vessel and assaulting a Coast Guard Officer.
Exercise Sea Breeze 2013 Draws to a Close
Exercise Sea Breeze 2013, the 16th iteration of the largest annual multinational maritime exercise in the Black Sea, ended July 20, as representatives from the 14…
Delta Debuts New Yacht: Invictus
Delta announced the delivery of their newest 66-meter yacht, Invictus. Latin for “unconquerable,” Invictus is homage to the indomitable spirit at the heart of the 19th century poem by William Ernest Hemley. According to Delta, the yacht is strikingly beautiful, flawlessly conceived and profoundly powerful. At over 1,900 gross ITC and with a 43’ beam, Invictus is a masterwork in design balance, cutting a supremely graceful silhouette of elegant lines…
Chinese Maritime Industrial Output Dips in 2013
The first half of 2013 has seen a drop in Chinese maritime industrial production. According to figures released by the China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry (CANSI)…
Enteq Unveils Integrated MWD Solution
Enteq Upstream PLC, a provider of upstream technology and products, launched an integrated Measurement While Drilling (MWD) solution based on proven technologies from Extended Exploration Technology (XXT) and KM Services (KMS), two companies acquired by Enteq in 2012. Enteq’s new development supplies an integrated MWD solution for directional, vibration monitoring, gamma and data transmission. The innovative MWD technology is based on the next generation XXT downhole interface module…
BOEM Gulf of Mexico Sale Nets $1.2 Billion in High Bids
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) completed its required evaluation to ensure that the public receives fair market value for tracts leased as part of…
Totem ECDIS Now AIO Compatible
Totem Plus, manufacturer of Automation and Navigation systems, announced that Totem ECDIS is now compatible with the ADMIRALTY Information Overlay (AIO). Type approved by DNV, Totem ECDIS provides real-world innovation to the customer. It was the world’s first ECDIS to provide Collision Avoidance in the form of Decision Support Tools; it initiated the ‘Shift Change’ procedure to avoid ECDIS-assisted accidents…
Shipping Registries and Piracy Response
International shipping registries have continued to sharpen their aim taken at a longstanding maritime problem: What is the appropriate response to piracy? As attacks have shifted from Somalia to West Africa, the issue remains at top of mind. Armed guards have proven to be a successful deterrent against attacks. Ship finance and registry lawyer Brad Berman, a Partner at Holland & Knight (H&K), sums up a sea change in views over the past year in views about guns aboard ships…
Eliminating Waste Water Discharge
Environmental professionals in industry are tasked with the unenviable responsibility of managing the delicate balance between compliance with ever-increasing and at times mind-numbingly complex and stringent regulations and maximization of production efforts. Consequently, Environmental Compliance Officers are perpetually on the hunt for alternatives to costly process controls and best management practices designed to mitigate potential negative impact.
Webtool Emergency Cutting Tools
Allspeeds Ltd. designs and manufactures the Webtool range of cutting and gripping tools. In addition to the standard range, Allspeeds has manufactured a bespoke emergency cutting tool. The tool was supplied to an organization operating a number of floating production storage and offloading systems and will be used in the work of the Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC), an independent company that provides well-containment equipment and technology in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
Transas Hellas Selected by COSMOS Training Center
Transas Hellas and COSMOS Nautical Training Center (Greece) has signed an agreement for supply and installation of Dynamic Positioning simulators. Under the contract, COSMOS NTC, Transas Global ECDIS Training Network (GET-Net) Partner, will gain Transas Class B and Class C DP simulators. The simulators will expand the existing Transas Full Mission Bridge and the Mini Bridge Simulators, which will be upgraded to the latest Navi-Trainer Professional 5000 software.
EDHEC-Risk Institute Welcomes Eight New Members
EDHEC-Risk Institute announced that eight new members have joined its international advisory board, which brings together scholars, representatives of regulatory…