Titanic Lost Violin on View at US Museum – Hurry!
Last Chance to see what is hailed as the most important Titanic artifact discovery ever made. The legendary violin played by Wallace Hartley, bandmaster of the RMS Titanic, as the "unsinkable" ship went down in 1912 will be on exclusive display August 1-15 at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson, Mo. before it is moved to England to be auctioned in October. According to John Joslyn, the expedition…
Northern Sea Route Traffic to be Joined by Russian Navy
Two vessel groups from Russia’s Northern Fleet will be sailing Arctic waters during the busiest season for commercial shipping along the Northern Sea Route reports the 'Barents Observer'. Citing Commander Vladimir Korolev's press statement Barents Observer reports that the Russian Navy plans to send a detachment of the fleet’s combat ships led by the nuclear-powered missile cruiser “Pyotr Velily” to eastern regions of the Arctic Ocean".
Work Progresses After South Timbalier 220 Spill
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), U.S. Coast Guard and Walter Oil & Gas Corporation (Walter), through the Unified Command, continue to oversee…
Signet Delivers Newest ASD Tug
Signet Maritime Corporation announced delivery of its newest vessel, a Robert Allan designed AZ 25/60 Class towing and escort tug, M/V Signet Magic, on July 26, 2013 from Signet Shipbuilding & Repair, Pascagoula, Mississippi. This Signet owned state-of-the-art ASD will be used at multiple Gulf of Mexico locations for harbor assist, and ship and rig escort, designed specifically to work under limited maneuvering conditions.
LNG Focus at 2013 Fleet Optimization Conference
The practical challenges of using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel will be a major theme of the 2013 SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference, Oct. 22-24 at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel in Stamford, Conn. “A number of major shipping companies are placing orders for new LNG-powered ships and others are considering converting their existing ships to run on LNG,” said Frank Soccoli, coproducer, SHIPPINGInsight.
Kvichak Delivers 50’ Pilot Boat in Alaska
Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. of Seattle, Wash., recently delivered the P/V Bering, a 50’ x 15.5’ pilot vessel to the Southwest Alaska Pilots Association (SWAPA). Bering will operate in the coastal areas of South Central Alaska. After acceptance of the Bering, the SWAPA crew and a Kvichak technician departed Seattle and began transiting north to Valdez, Alaska. The Bering’s delivery encompassed 1350 nautical miles averaging 25 knots over five days (53.9 hours run time on the engines).
Texas A&M Training Vessel to Visit New Orleans
The Port of New Orleans welcomed Texas A&M University at Galveston’s training vessel, TS General Rudder. The Texas Maritime Academy vessel and 50 cadets will be docked at the Julia Street Cruise Terminal through Thursday, Aug. The TS General Rudder comes to the Port of New Orleans on its first ever visit to the Crescent City after making stops at several other ports earlier this year including Mobile, Ala., and Fort Lauderdale, Key West, Pensacola, and Tampa, Fla.
Cummins Reports Results for Q2 2013
Cummins Inc. today reported results for the second quarter of 2013. The company said they expect full year revenues to be in line with 2012. Second quarter revenues…
Claxton Repairs Offshore Rig — Quickly
Claxton Engineering Services Ltd, an Acteon company, successfully responded to an urgent call to mend a rig diverter’s connection by providing a 30” dual seal overshot…
USS Ford Completes Final Underway
The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Ford completed her last operational underway July 26, returning to her homeport at Naval Station Everett (NSE). The five-day underway saw the Ford participate in a Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) -directed torpedo testing exercise and the final offload of ammunition at Naval Magazine Indian Island (NMII). "It's an honor to be selected for this tasking, "said Lt. j.g. Katherine Rovinski, anti-submarine warfare officer.
STG Ship Efficiency International Conference
Scheduled for September 23-24, 2013 in Hamburg, the fourth STG Ship Efficiency conference will focus on one of the key issues for future shipping. The German Society for Maritime Technology, STG, launched this series of conferences to provide a platform for maritime leaders to exchange interdisciplinary ideas and expertise on questions related to ship efficiency. How to improve the efficiency of shipping operations. How to increase a ship’s profitability.
New Tugs: Big Power, Shallow Draft
Bayou LaBatre Alabama has long been recognized for the production of its many shipyards. Currently the Rodriguez Shipyard is in the process of adding several more tugs to the dozens that they have launched over the decades. From the computer assisted design work of owner Joey Rodriguez, the latest creation is a shallow draft triple screw tug for Roy Garber’s Sea Cypress LLC in Berwick Louisiana. At 78 by 28 feet Rodriguez Hull #307 has a ten-foot molded depth.
Redwise RepositionsThree Vessel Globally
Redwise reported the successful repositioning of three ships globally, relocating an OSV, a dredger and a landing craft. The offshore support vessel Ocean Star, departed from the yard at Guangzhou, China on May 15 heading for her new homeport Dos Bocas, Mexico. The route took the vessel via great circle route across the Pacific Ocean to Panama Canal. Ocean Star safely arrived on the Caribbean side of Mexico on July 20 after a maiden voyage covering 10,676 nautical miles.
New ABS Guidance Notes: Accidental Load Analysis
ABS, provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, announced the release of the ABS Guidance Notes on Accidental Load Analysis and Design for Offshore Structures.
General Dynamics Wins $33 Million U.S. Navy Contract
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products was awarded a $32.6 million multi-year contract by the U.S. Navy for the production of MK82 gun and guided-missile…
Research Vessels Construction Progressing as Scheduled
Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering company Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) reports that construction of the AGOR 27 R/V Neil Armstrong is progressing according to plan at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) in Anacortes, Wash. A major milestone was achieved recently with the completion of the hull assembly after the stern block was set, followed by the installation of the pilot house.
Etpm Expands ROV Service with New Office
Aberdeen-based subsea and marine recruitment specialist etpm is continuing its company growth by opening a new office in Great Yarmouth and taking on two new members of staff to meet increasing client demand for experienced ROV staff. Great Yarmouth is strategically placed to service oil, gas, marine and renewables activity in the North Sea and in addition to recruiting for the global marketplace…
NRC Completes OP-TECH Acquisition
National Response Corporation (NRC) announced the completion of the acquisition of OP-TECH Environmental Services, Inc. (OP-TECH). NRC was acquired in March 2012 by investment affiliates of J.F.
Deltamarin Designs Car Carriers at Chinese Shipyard
Deltamarin Ltd. signed a contract with the Chinese Tianjin Xingang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry for Approval and Detail Design work for the two (plus two options)…
Mining Prospects High for Coastline Surveys
Having built its fortunes extracting and producing metal for export around the world, Cornwall is a town known for tin mining. But in recent years, the industry has all but disappeared with only shore based mining taking place in one or two sites. The impact on the economy is tangible and has even decimated previously prosperous towns. According to Coastline Surveys, a new and exciting project has…