Titanic ll Model Tank Testing to be in Germany
Blue Star Line in conjunction with German hydrodynamic service and consulting company Hamburg Ship Model Basin (HSVA) will next month be conducting the first model testing of the proposed 'Titanic II'. A 9.3m wooden model of Titanic II will be put through resistance and powering tests in a 300m long tank at HSVA’s Hamburg facilities in mid-September. Titanic II is scheduled to be launched from its construction base in China in 2016…
Coral Sea Bulker Drifted Dangerously: ATSB Release Findings
In the early hours of 18 May 2012, while transiting the Coral Sea, ID Integrity’s main engine shut down when its fuel pump reversing mechanism came free and jammed. This caused the camshaft to bend and slip in a drive coupling which resulted in the camshaft being out of timing and therefore the engine could not be restarted. The ship drifted in a westerly direction towards the Australian coast and the Great Barrier Reef.
China Marine Management Restructure by LR
Classification Society Lloyd's Register is restructuring its marine management in China to create a more efficient operating model. The new Marine Manager for Greater China will by Maogen Xue, to be based in Shanghai. In a new area named East China, Lin Li, Area Manager for Shanghai & Nantong, will be responsible for all operational and business issues in Zhejiang Province. He will be supported by his Senior Surveyors-in-Charge, Y.P.
Great Lakes Wind Energy Project Taking Off
A LEEDCo official has informed 'The News-Herald' that more than 3,000 people in Northeast Ohio so far have signed up to pledge to buy a portion of their future electricity…
Date for Diary: MRA-Hosted Seminar 'Navigating in US Waters'
The Marine Response Alliance (MRA) will host an OPA 90 regulatory Seminar entitled, “Navigating US Waters”, on September 4th in Hamburg, Germany at Le Meridien hotel.
Höegh LNG Awarded FLNG pre-FEED Study Contract
Höegh LNG say they have signed a contract with an Asia based national oil company to conduct pre-FEED engineering work for an offshore floating LNG facility (FLNG) with 2 million tonnes per annum production capacity. The work will be finalised in the first quarter of 2014. Provided that the conclusion of the engineering work is positive, the intention of the client is to execute a full front-end engineering design (FEED) in the first half of 2014. Höegh LNG's President and CEO, Sveinung J.S.
Russia Stomps Up Funds for New Icebreakers
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree – “On the implementation of budget investment in the construction of two serial universal icebreakers” – reports Arctic Info. The order stipulates the allocation of budget investment for the construction of two serial universal icebreakers in 2014-2020, with funding year by year.The text of the decree also defines the state client and client (developer) for the construction of the icebreakers…
Crowley Chairman Presents Founder's Awards
Crowley Maritime Corp. announce the presentation of the company's highest honor to Micki Harrison, director, human resources, and Miguel Artiga, vice president, logistics, Central America, at a ceremony at Jacksonville, Fla., headquarters. The exclusive employee recognition program was created in 1985 and only 56 of the company's more than 5,300 employees have received the award symbolized by a limited edition bronze sculpture…
Oregon Senator to Introduce 'Marine Debris Emergency Act'
At the recent Oregon Coast Economic Summit, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley announced plans to introduce the “Marine Debris Emergency Act,” a bill to help communities affected by marine debris emergencies. The bill would expedite the current grant award process made through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris program and give preference in these grants to communities facing severe debris events.
Inmarsat Government Appoint Susan Miller President & CEO
Inmarsat Government, a leading provider of secure, global, mission-critical telecommunication solutions to the U.S. public sector, announce the appointment of Susan Miller as president and chief executive officer. In this role, Miller will be responsible for the overall business strategy and direction for Inmarsat Government, a wholly-owned, independent subsidiary of Inmarsat plc, responsible for all direct U.S. government business.
Somali Pirates Shift Long-term Hijacked Vessel Closer to Beach
A Spanish Maritime Patrol Aircraft from EU Naval Force has overflown the pirate controlled fishing vessel 'FV Naham 3'and observed that the vessel had moved from its sea anchorage to a Somali beach in the Galmudug region. Armed men were sighted on board FV Naham 3, however, no hostages have been seen in or near the vessel. FV Naham 3 has been in armed pirate hands since it was pirated in the Indian Ocean on 26 March 2012.
IMG Enhance Marine Group Medical Insurance Program
International Medical Group® (IMG) a leader in designing, distributing and administering global medical insurance benefits, has announced its enhanced flagship marine group medical insurance program.
DFDS Go For Scrubbers With Increased Investment
In deciding to invest an additional £34.5 million (DKK 300 Million), DFDS is in the process of investing a total of £46 million (DKK 400million) in new technology that can filter sulphur from ships’ exhaust gases. This is a major step in preparing DFDS for the introduction of new environmental regulations in 2015. On 1, January 2015, new environmental regulations will come into force which will be of crucial significance to the shipping industry in the Baltic Sea…
Fugro Take Delivery of New Offshore Survey Vessel
Fugro's new offshore survey coastal vessel, 'R.V. Fugro Helmert', is the latest in Fugro's fleet renewal programme. Built to Fugro's specifications for a highly manoeuvrable, versatile survey vessel, Fugro Helmert is intended to enable the group to better respond to the survey needs of offshore wind energy projects, offshore cable and pipeline corridor design and nautical hydrographic charting programmes to aid safe navigation.
HB Rentals Names Quality and Supply Chain Director
Onshore and offshore global accommodation specialist, HB Rentals, a Superior Energy Services company, has named John Trahan as Director of Quality and Supply Chain, announced Deidre Toups, HB Rentals President. Based at the corporate office in Broussard, Louisiana, Trahan will lead the development, implementation and ongoing management of global quality programs in establishing policies and strategy as related to customer quality needs, expectations and industry standards.
Coast Guard Unit Returns after Nine Months in Cuba
The San Pedro, Calif., based Coast Guard Port Security Unit (PSU) 311 returned home Aug. 15, from a nine-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism. During the deployment, PSU 311 successfully maintained a continuous maritime anti-terrorism/force protection presence in the Naval Defensive Sea Area of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba directly supporting the Commander of Joint Task Force (JTF) Guantanamo (GTMO).
Energy Focus to Develop Navy LED Lighting
Energy Focus, Inc. announced it has been offered, accepted and is now under contract to develop the All Platform Affordable LED (APALED) Lighting project for the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP), representing over $50 million opportunity for the Company in addition to the retrofit opportunities for existing ships, over the next 10 years. The APALED program, targeted specifically at new Navy ships…
Pascagoula-based Cutter Returns Home After 29-day Patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Decisive returned to its homeport of Pascagoula Aug. 15 after a 29-day patrol conducting law enforcement and search and rescue in the Gulf of Mexico and the Straits of Florida. The crew of the Decisive conducted commercial fishing vessel boardings while in the Gulf of Mexico and ensured vessel compliance with federal laws and regulations. During one boarding on a commercial fishing vessel, two of its crewmembers were found to be undocumented aliens.
Coast Guard Medevacs Two from Tug Near Norfolk, Va.
The Coast Guard medevaced two crewmembers from the Elizabeth Anne, a 99-foot tug, Thursday, in the Elizabeth River approximately three miles southwest of the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel.
New Ferries for Clyde Crossing
Cammell Laird Shipyard built a pair of 45-car ferries and recently launched them into the River Mersey at Birkenhead. The sister ferries are the first complete vessels built at the yard in 20 years. The MV Sound of Soay and MV Sound of Seil continue the tradition of their owners, Western Ferries, of naming vessels after Scottish Sounds. Once interior details are finished and sea trails completed, the…