Greece's Box Ships Inc. Ride Crest of the Wave in Q2 2013
Box Ships Inc. announce financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013. Mr. "We are pleased to announce our ninth consecutive profitable quarter as a public company.
Scorpio Tankers Order More Newbuildings, Receive 11th MR
Scorpio Tankers has reached agreements to construct four Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGC) at two yards in South Korea along with two MR and two Handymax ice class-1A fuel efficient product tankers at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., Ltd. of South Korea (HMD). Additionally, the Company took delivery of the eleventh vessel under its newbuilding program at HMD, 'STI Fontvieille'. The Company has reached agreements…
Tugboat 'Silver' Joins Harley Marine Gulf Fleet
This tug was built and delivered by Conrad Industries and is the sister vessel to Harley Marine Gulf’s tug, 'Lightning' (named after well-known cowboy movie '4-legged friends'). Both tugs are equipped with two Cummins K38M Tier II engines, along with Twin Disc MGX5321 reduction gears., while the 'Silver' is powered by two Cummins 85kw generators and is outfitted with Nabrico Hydro Electric winches.
Singapore-based CH Offshore Annual Profit Plunge
For the financial year ended 30 June 2013, the Group, which owns PSV's, AHTS & offshore maintenance vessels, has recorded loss after income tax of US$7.108 million…
SunCoke Energy Acquire Kanawha River Terminals
KRT owns 4 coal handling facilities, the largest of which is the Ceredo Terminal located on the Ohio River in West Virginia. SunCoke Energy Partners' (SXCP) wholly…
Oceans 2013 MTS/IEEE Update
There will be more tham 450 papers, presentations and posters, plus exhibitions by industry, academia, nonprofits and government agencies. The Marine Technology Society will use the occasion to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. Numerous special events complement the rich technical and scientific presentations. The Tuesday through Thursday Technical Program will feature 23 Special Sessions, including Ships-to-Reefs…
Coast Guard Establishes Incident Management Assistance Team
The Coast Guard formally established the Incident Management Assistance Team during a ceremony held at Base Portsmouth Thursday morning. The IMAT is the first full-time, national incident management team comprised of 41 active and reserve military and civilian personnel. The IMAT supports the operational commander in complex incident crisis management for all-hazard, all-threat incidents and events.
India to Establish Two Major Ports
The Indian government has decided to set up two new major ports, one at Sagar in West Bengal and the other at Dugarajapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. In respect of the Sagar Port…
Mustang Launches Ocean Commander Immersion Suit
Mustang Survival is pleased to launch an improved Ocean Commander immersion suit to the Canadian marketplace; the first immersion suit to receive Transport Canada, MED, and SOLAS approvals. After research and tests, this launch also marks the return of the long-trusted Ocean Commander immersion suit for sailors, offshore boaters, fisherman and other commercial marine workers alike. The new Ocean Commander…
General Dynamics Tests U.S. Navy UUVs
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, completed the comprehensive risk reduction program for the U.S. Navy’s Knifefish Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) program. Designed to discover any potential systems defect early on in the program’s development phase, the configuration item test (CIT) successfully verified key components within…
Today in U.S. Naval History: August 6
Today in U.S. 1862 - CSS Arkansas destroyed by her commanding officer to prevent capture by USS Essex. 1943 - Battle of Vella Gulf begins. U.S. destroyers sink three of four Japanese destroyers. 1945 - Atomic bomb detonated over Hiroshima, Japan. Navy weaponeer, Captain W.S. Parsons, USN, armed the atomic bomb on the B-29 bomber, Enola Gay. 1990 - President George Bush orders Operation Desert Shield…
Ports America Hires VP for Sales and Marketing
Ports America announced that Paul Birnbaum has joined Ports America Stevedoring as vice president-sales and marketing. Reporting to Ports America Stevedoring President Tom Perdue…
NorSea Group Adds U.K. GM
NorSea Group, a supplier of base services and integrated logistics systems to the oil and gas industry in Norway, appointed Kim Christensen as its first U.K. General Manager to lead the group’s future developments in Scotland. Mr. Christensen will head up NorSea Group (U.K.) Ltd, a new company within the Group, which has been established to reinforce the Group’s commitment to enhance its business activity in the U.K. To support this, NorSea Group will open its first U.K. office in Aberdeen.
New Brazilian Navy Ship Leaves U.K.
The newest ship in the Brazilian Navy’s fleet departed the U.K. on a journey of more than 10,000 miles to Brazil. Araguari is the third of three Amazonas Class ocean patrol vessels delivered to the Brazilian Navy by BAE Systems. She is designed for maritime security, as well as being able to support humanitarian relief and search-and-rescue operations. Her two sister ships, Amazonas and APA, were delivered by BAE Systems last year and have already begun operations in Brazil.
Raymarine’s New InstAlertTM technology Update
InstAlertTM, the new safety enhancing software upgrade for Raymarine’s TH Series handheld thermal cameras, automatically highlights in red the ‘hottest’ objects visible.
Abakan Incorporates Subsidiary, MesoCoat
Abakan Inc., a company in the advanced coatings and metal formulations markets, announced the incorporation of a new subsidiary, MesoCoat Coating Services Inc. (MCS)…
New Panamax Vessel Requirements
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued a release reminding customers that vessels arriving at Canal waters, whether for docking or transiting the Panama Canal, must comply with vessel requirements, as stated in the Maritime Regulations for the Operation of the Panama Canal and OP’s Notice to Shipping No. ACP said the purpose of the advisory is to inform the shipping community of the definitions and requirements applicable to all vessels intending to transit the Panama Canal’s new locks.
Heavy Duty Floodlight Is a Match For Any Job
Working ships require reliable illumination that withstands the most demanding tasks in the harshest marine environments. Hella marine specifically addresses commercial vessel needs with its new ultra heavy-duty AS 5000 LED floodlight. This 5,000+ lumen LED lamp provides highly effective and dependable illumination while drawing only 60 W, or 5 amps at 12V and 2.5 amps at 24V. Hella's precision optical engineering a crisp white color that closely simulates daylight.
Dredging Funds Approved by Port Commission
In a special meeting held in Houston yesterday, August 5, the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority approved $296,000 in increased funding for maintenance…
Keppel Celebrates 45 Years
In commemoration of its 45th Anniversary, themed “Shaping the Future”, Keppel Corporation commits $12 million to National Art Gallery, Singapore in support of its center for art education…