J D Neuhaus: Handling and Lifting Equipment
The range of handling and lifting equipment supplied by the J D Neuhaus company is currently in use around the world on Jack-up rigs, Semi-submersibles, Drill ships and FPSO vessels. Their product range incorporates both air and hydraulically powered hoists, with individual lifting capacities ranging from 550lbs to 100 metric tons. These products can also be incorporated into single or double girder overhead travelling cranes…
Dan-Bunkering Appoints Trading Manager, Team Leader
Dan-Bunkering (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. announced that as of July 1, 2013, Stefanie Tay and Mads Holm have both been appointed Trading Manager and Team Leader. Stefanie Tay has been with Dan-Bunkering’s Singapore office as Bunker Trader for three years, but started her career in the bunkering industry already in 2006, thus she has several years of experience. Mads Holm, who is originally from Denmark, started as Bunker Trader with the company’s head office in Middelfart, Denmark, in 2006 as well.
Fairmount Sherpa Delivers Accommodation Barge
Tug Fairmount Sherpa has delivered accommodation barge Ayang 2 offshore Angola. The barge was towed from Romania to a location offshore Porto Amboim. The Ayang 2 is an accommodation and work barge owned by the offshore division of Korean group Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. The 115-meter-long and 32-meter- wide barge, which can accommodate over 350 people, had undergone an upgrading at DSME’s Romanian shipyard in Mangalia, located at the Black Sea coast.
Maritime Policy is Central Theme at Russian-Dutch Conference
New public policy priorities, government support and legislation for navigation on inland waterways in Russia, as well as fleet modernisation and waterways infrastructure…
Australian Navy Completes O&G Security Exercise in Northwest Shelf
The Royal Australian Navy Ships HMAS Sydney, Warramunga, and Sirius, which are based on both the east and west coast of Australia, have concluded their participation in Exercise Blue Raptor in the Northwest Shelf area. Exercise Blue Raptor was a maritime security exercise which tested communications, procedures and protocols between the Navy ships and other units of the Australian Defense Force with the oil and gas installations in the area.
ASL Marine’s FY2013 Earnings Surge 40%
ASL Marine Holdings Ltd., an integrated marine company offering comprehensive services in shipbuilding, shiprepair and conversion, shipchartering and dredging engineering…
Bibby DSV to Conduct IRM for Maersk Oil U.K.
Aberdeen-based subsea installation contractor Bibby Offshore has secured a multi-million pound contract with Maersk Oil U.K. The agreement will see Bibby Offshore commit its Diving Support Vessel (DSV), Bibby Sapphire, to support construction and inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) activities on Maersk Oil U.K.’s North Sea assets for a period of 365 continuous days, starting in early January 2014.
Scottish SME Goes Global
Aberdeen-based MarineMTS has signed a supply and support deal with a Greek manufacturer of marine electronic equipment. The deal will see MarineMTS supplying software to Intermarine Electronics…
Ardmore Announces H1, Q2 Results
Ardmore Shipping Corporation announced results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013. The company raised $140 million of gross proceeds in its initial public offering (IPO) of common stock…
SeaRenergy Installs Windpower Converter Platform
SeaRenergy Offshore successfully installed the first DC Converter Platform HelWin 1. The installation of the second platform BorWin 2 on behalf of Siemens is scheduled for later this year.
Ship Identification: JIB Antennas Added to Canada's RADARSAT Constellation
Small, lightweight JIB antennas from Northrop Grumman Corporation's Astro Aerospace business unit will help provide a new maritime identification capability for Canada's three RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) Earth observation satellites planned for launch in 2018. Astro Aerospace will provide 13 self-deploying, monopole JIB antennas as part of an Automated Identification System (AIS) being added to the identical radar-imaging satellites under a contract from RCM prime contractor MacDonald…
Update on Acta Marine's 'Shoalbuster' Fleet Deployment
Shallow water offshore support services operator Acta Marine gives an update on the worldwide deployment of its specialized vessels. In Asia the Coastal Victory is engaged upon offshore support activities with a shallow draft pipe lay vessel in Korea and Taiwan. This 50TBP Multi-purpose Anchor Handling vessel is well positioned to support new maritime infrastructure projects in this growing region.
Bourbon Reduce Debt, Revenue Up in H1 2013
Bourbon reports solid results in a steady market in the first half of year 2013. Revenues were up 14.1% vs. first half 2012 as a result of increasing daily rates overall and a high average utilization rate. "In a steady market, Bourbon continues to deliver revenue growth," says Christian Lefèvre, Chief Executive Officer of Bourbon. "During the first half of 2013, the company maintained satisfactory…
Resolve Marine Group Acquires Magone Marine Services
Resolve Marine Group, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida has agreed to acquire Magone Marine Services of Western Alaska. The result, say Resolve, will be a greatly expanded, emergency response and marine services company that combines the local expertise amassed by Magone Marine’s Alaskan salvors with the extensive resources, personnel, and vast salvage & wreck removal experience of Resolve Marine Group.
Subsea Wreck Identifed Off NJ Coast 153 Years On
Lost after a violent collision at sea, government and university maritime archaeologists have identified the wreck of the ship 'Robert J. Walker', a steamer that served in the U.S. Coast Survey, a predecessor agency of NOAA. Twenty sailors died when the Walker sank in rough seas in the early morning hours of June 21, 1860, ten miles off Absecon Inlet on the New Jersey coast. The crew had finished its…
Port Metro's Strong H1 2013 Cargo Volume Growth
Port Metro Vancouver, Canada's largest and most diverse port has released its 2013 mid-year cargo volume results that show strong growth of six per cent over the same period last year, including new records in key sectors and an exceptional 2013 cruise season. The 2013 mid-year cargo volume statistics report shows that Port Metro Vancouver handled 66.4 million tonnes of cargo through the end of June.
Atlantic Offshore Safety Vessel Launched in Spain
Zamakona Yards Group launch the 'Ocean Ospry' from it Pasajes shipyard in northern Spain; the first of three such Field Support Vessels (FSV) ordered by Norway's Atlantic Offshore AS. The ship’s main mission will be to provide immediate aid to emergency situations on oil rigs, being specially adapted to the harsh conditions of the North Sea. There, the vessel will start operations for oil company Shell in the beginning of 2014.
Coronado (LCS 4) Completes Navy Acceptance Trials
This milestone achievement, say builders Austal, after trials in the Gulf of Mexico, involved the execution of intense comprehensive tests by the Navy while underway, which demonstrated the successful operation of the ship’s major systems and equipment. Upon returning from trials, Craig Perciavalle, President of Austal USA, remarked, “The successful completion of acceptance trials for this vessel validates the quality and reliability of Austal’s shipbuilding know-how.