“Multiple Factors” Cause Sinking of Lady Mary, USCG Reports
The U.S. Coast Guard Friday released the report on the investigation into the March 24, 2009, sinking of the fishing vessel Lady Mary approximately 65 miles southeast of Cape May, N.J.
New CSR Structural Assessment Software Released
Classification society ClassNK announced the release of the latest versions of IACS Common Structural Rules (CSR) structural assessment software. PrimeShip-HULL(Rules)/CSR…
New Fireboats Headed to Port of Long Beach
Robert Allan Ltd. announced that it was selected to be the Owner’s Naval Architect for the design and construction of two new fireboats for the Port of Long Beach. Custom designed for service in the U.S. port, the fireboats will be operated by the Long Beach Fire Department and will be amongst the largest fireboats in North America. Robert Allan Ltd.’s design work began in 2011, with a series of kick…
McDonough Launches New Ocean-going Barge
McDonough Marine Service announced the launching of another new barge MARMAC 304 (300’ x 100’ x 20’), the third in a series of new ABS ocean classed deck barges commissioned by the barge and tug company. The barge was built for McDonough Marine Service by Signal International in Orange, Texas. The MARMAC 304 barge was designed with an ABS Load line maximum cargo capacity of 13,200 short tons and uniform deck strength of 4,500 lbs/sq. ft.
Ports of Indiana Names New Public Affairs Manager
Heather Bunning has joined the Ports of Indiana as the new Public Affairs Manager, and will serve as the primary contact for media inquiries related to all three of the state's public ports as well as statewide maritime, foreign-trade zone and multimodal transportation issues. The Ports of Indiana is a statewide port authority that operates a system of three ports on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan, located in Jeffersonville, Mount Vernon and Burns Harbor/Portage.
ZIM Introduces CGX Service in New Orleans
ZIM Integrated Shipping Ltd. formally introduced a new weekly container shipping service to the Port of New Orleans' Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal. The Caribbean Gulf Express, or CGX service, offers weekly service to Caucedo, Dominican Republic; Altamira and Vera Cruz, Mexico; and Kingston, Jamaica. The CGX service serves all major trade routes, including Asia through its hub in Kingston, Jamaica. Haifa, Israel-based ZIM employs five container ships in the CGX service.
Kvichak Delivers L.A. Sheriff Response Boat
Kvichak Marine Industries, of Seattle, Wash., recently delivered a Response Boat Medium – C to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). The 45’ x 14’ 7” RBM-C is the sistership of the highly successful USCG RB-M and has been adapted to meet the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) detection mission requirements of the L.A. County Sheriff’s department. A roof…
Interschalt Teams up with New VSAT Partner MTN Communications
The shipping software and service provider Interschalt maritime systems AG has chosen MTN Communications (MTN) to deliver VSAT communications services enabling special software solutions and services to its customers. MTN will provide the global satellite and network infrastructure through which Interschalt will provide customer-specific solutions focusing on efficiency and safety in fleet management and vessel monitoring.
Two Safety Updates from USCG
The Coast Guard issued a safety alert to personnel and the maritime community warning of the potential dangers of confined space entries. In the first case, an inspector was on board a tank vessel to conduct a Port State Control Examination. In anticipation of the examination, the crew opened the hatch to the Freefall Lifeboat to let it air out. As the Inspector entered the lifeboat his gas meter alarmed and he quickly exited.
UASC Orders 10 Boxships from Hyundai Heavy
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) announced that it won a $1.4 billion order to build five 18,000 TEU class and five 14,000 TEU class containerships from the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) on August 29. The 18,000 TEU class boxships and 14,000 TEU class boxships are scheduled to be delivered from late 2014 and the first half of 2015 respectively. The contract also includes options exercisable by UASC to order an additional 18…
McCullough Takes Helm of Surface Navy Association
Retired Vice Adm. Barry McCullough has been named to succeed retired Vice Adm. Ron Route as president of the Surface Navy Association. Route will become the president of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., in early October. McCullough retired from the U.S. Navy in 2011 where he was Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/Commander, U.S. 10th Fleet. He also served as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Integration of Capabilities (OPNAV N8) and Director of Surface Warfare (OPNAV N86).
Marinelec Presents Phoenix Fire Detection Panel
Phoenix makes the addressable technology available to all ships and a safer solution as soon as you exceed ten detectors. Indeed, Marinelec has developed a single and compact panel, which, thanks to its function of networking up to four panels, can be installed on all types of vessels, from small units to complex units. In addition, the safety of the crew and the ship is enhanced with the decentralization of the detection panels.
Australian Navy Recruit School Graduates First Shipp Division
For the first time in the history of the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School, a recruit division named after a sailor, rather than an officer, graduated today. Eighty recruits were welcomed into the Navy from Shipp Division, named after the late Leading Seaman Noel Ervin Shipp, during a Graduation Parade for General Entry class 314 that was held at HMAS Cerberus. Shipp joined the Royal Australian Navy on January 10, 1963, as an underwater control rating.
Crew Transfer Safety Seminar in Aberdeen
A seminar focusing on crew transfer contingency planning is to be held in Aberdeen on Monday (September 2) organized by specialist transfer and lifting companies Reflex Marine and EnerMech.
Groundings - Shallow Waters, Deep Trouble
The Managers have recently completed production work on the Club’s latest Loss Prevention DVD -“ Groundings – Shallow Waters, Deep Trouble”. The consequences of a vessel running aground vary in severity, but they are potentially devastating. In those instances where the vessel becomes a constructive total loss, environmental damage arises or is threatened, and there is a requirement to remove the wreck, the resulting liabilities can be enormous.
Liberia Storms Ahead on MLC Certification
Ninety-four percent of qualifying Liberian-flag ships have achieved successful Maritime Labour Convention 2006 compliance, just one week after the convention entered force, putting Liberia far ahead of any other international ship registry. MLC 2006 certification is a multi-step process. The first step involves the issuing of a Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance (DMLC) Part 1 at the request of the owner. This is followed by the owner’s submission of DMLC Part 2 for approval.
Northrop Grumman Upgrades Navigation Equipment on Stena Line Ferries
Northrop Grumman Corporation has completed an integrated bridge system retrofit for several RoPax ferries operated by Stena Line. Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit provided a fully networked suite of scalable navigation products from the VisionMaster FT series, used to form the core of a ship's integrated bridge. The Stena Superfast VII and Stena Superfast VIII vessels were upgraded with VisionMaster FT navigation radars…
MOL Ccomfort Casualty Investigation Update
ClassNK Executive Vice President Toshitomo Matsui has announced that the ClassNK Casualty Investigation Team’s analysis and investigation will take longer than initially expected…
MacGregor Provides Flexible Cement Handling
A new self-loading/unloading cement carrier for Japanese Taiheiyo Engineering Co will feature MacGregor cement handling systems designed to carry three grades of cement at a rated capacity of 1…
Growth in Oil and Gas Sector Generates an Open Logistics Market
A new research report from Transport Intelligence (Ti) has suggested that due to a wave of new investment, the scope and structure of oil and gas exploration and…