Week of the Giants in Port of Rotterdam
Thanks to its unique depth, the largest vessels in the world will be moored in the port of Rotterdam this week. On Friday , August 16, all attention will focus on the first visit of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller. With a capacity of 18,000 TEU (twenty-foot containers), a length of 399 meters and a width of 59 metres, this vessel is by far the largest container ship in the world. At that moment, a few other massive ships will be present in the port.
Mazda Comes to Port of Baltimore
Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) became the Port of Baltimore newest auto customer after agreeing to a five -year contract with auto processor Amports that will bring approximately 65,000 vehicles a year to Maryland from its assembly plants in Japan. The vehicles will be handled at the Amports-owned Chesapeake Auto Terminal. The addition of Mazda will help to create 450 new jobs, including 160 direct jobs.
Hurricane Condition Report from Gulf of Mexico
It has been informed by the Louisiana Maritime Association that Disturbance 33 has become less organized during overnight hour. All of the showers and storms that were present yesterday dissipated. The disturbance is located near the eastern Yucatan Peninsula and is moving to the northwest near 13 mph. A turn to the north is expected during the next 24 hours. As forecasted, the main part of the disturbance will move toward the northern Gulf Coast by Saturday or Sunday…
Collision in Port Sinks Ferry MV Thomas Aquinas
According to an AP report, a ferry reportedly packed with more than 600 peopl sank near the Philippine port of Cebu after it and a cargo vessel collided. The wire…
Jaya Secures Long Term Charter for Vessel Under Construction
Offshore energy services provider Jaya Holdings Ltd. announced the long term charter of its first high-specification Multi-Purpose Maintenance and Accommodation Vessel (MPMAV) Jaya Privilege.
Indian Navy Submarine Explosion Update
The Indian Navy diving teams have been working nonstop to reach into the compartments of the submarine since rescue operations commenced early noon of August 14.
UN Security Council Addresses Piracy in Gulf of Guinea
The United Nations Security Council called for a comprehensive regional approach to combat the threat of piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Guinea, and reiterated its call on Member States to prosecute perpetrators in accordance with international laws. “The Security Council expresses its deep concern at the reported number of incidents and level of violence of acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Guinea…
U.S., Australian Navies Locate Bombs
The Royal Australian Navy (RAN), in conjunction with the U.S. Navy (USN), has successfully located four unexploded bombs dropped by USN Harrier aircraft in the lead…
Today in U.S. Naval History: August 16
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Barge Sideswipes Terminal Pier near Jacksonville
The Coast Guard responded after a 700-foot barge broke free from its mooring near downtown Jacksonville, Fla., at approximately 8 p.m., Wednesday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center received notification from Crowley Marine that the 700-foot barge Miami broke loose from its mooring and sideswiped the Crowley Terminal pier and the tugboats Ensign and Patriarch. According to Crowley, the barge broke free of its mooring as a result of severe weather in the area.
SNAME Announces Pre-Meeting Training Courses
The Society of Naval Architects and Engineers (SNAME) has scheduled six pre-meeting training courses to run in the days immediately prior to the SNAME 2013 Annual Meeting and Expo…
Navy Names Littoral Combat Ship Indianapolis
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named USS Indianapolis. USS Indianapolis, designated LCS 17…
LNG Carrier Anchored, Awaiting Dredging at Basin
The berth basin of the Petronet LNG terminal is not deep enough to facilitate the tanker vessel holding the terminal’s first consignment of LNG, forcing the ship to wait in anchorage at the Cochin Port as a navigable route is dredged, multiple news sources reported. The vessel is expected to sit for two or three days as the basin is dredged. The ship, WilEnergy, is carrying LNG from RasGas in Qatar to be delivered to the Rs 4,200 crore terminal.
Houlder, MPI Install 650T Pile Gripper Arms
The pile Gripper Arms, installed this week, stabilize 6m diameter 650t steel piles as they are driven into the seabed by the MPI Discovery installation jack up vessel. Installed on the vessel’s stern below deck level, they provide resistance to wave, tide and current forces in water depths of up to 40m. Their position and the additional control this provides significantly reduces installation times providing a valuable enhancement to the Discovery’s capability, Houlder said.
New Trader with Dan-Bunkering
The global bunker trading company A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd. is pleased to announce that Mikkel Søholm Vestergaard has been employed as Bunker Trader as per August 5, 2013. Mikkel actually started his career with Dan-Bunkering already back in 2003 in the head office in Middelfart. Here he was employed as Bunker Trader until 2006, where after he decided to pursue a career in a different line of business, both in Denmark as well as abroad.
Bibby Charter Enlarges North Sea DSV Fleet
Bibby Offshore expanded its fleet of North Sea class diving support vessels by signing a contract to charter the DPII DSV Mermaid Endurer from Subtech Ltd. on behalf of Mermaid Offshore Services. The charter will run from April, 2014 for 200 days with extension options and a similar optional period has been agreed from April 1, 2015. The vessel will join Bibby Offshore’s DSV fleet which includes the Bibby Sapphire, Bibby Polaris and Bibby Topaz, providing additional capacity for clients.
Diana, EDF Enter Dry Bulk Charter Agreement
Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, has announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with EDF Trading Ltd.…
Mississippi Lt. Governor to Speak at GSSC Summer Meeting
Mississippi’s Lt. Governor Tate Reeves and VT Halter Marine’s Executive Vice President John Prendergast are slated to deliver keynote addresses at the Gulf States…
ABB to Power Sevan Offshore Accommodation Vessels
ABB, a power and automation technology group, has won an order to provide integrated solutions that include the electrical propulsion system, Azipod CZ and automation system onboard two offshore accommodation vessels. The 1+1 accommodation vessels will be built by COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard Co., Ltd for Singapore-registered owner Logitel Offshore, which is a subsidiary of Norwegian company Sevan Marine.
Wireline Engineering Expands Far East Operations
Aberdeen-based wireline and well intervention technology specialist Wireline Engineering has boosted operations in the Far East by investing in a new office and supply base in Kuala Lumpur and appointing Craig Glatley as business development manager for the region. Mr. Glatley has been appointed to head up a new regional sales office in Kuala Lumpur, serving Wireline Engineering’s extensive activity…