Aveva: Navies Can Reduce Project Cost, Risk and Timescales
Aveva today announced its publication of a new business paper, “Taking Command: How Aveva technology can increase capabilities in naval fleet management.” In this paper, Aveva examines six ways that navies can exploit technologies used in other sectors, such as the offshore industry, to work more closely and effectively with the shipbuilders with whom they partner. The objective is to avoid many of…
Today in U.S. Naval History: August 22
Today in U.S. Naval History - August 22 1912 - Birthday of Dental Corps 1945 - First surrender of Japanese garrison at end of World War II; USS Levy receives surrender of Mille Atoll in Marshall Islands 1980 - USS Passumpsic rescues 28 Vietnamese refugees For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
TU Varna Receives Training Certification
Following a compliance audit, the simulation center of the TU Varna was officially certified by the European Maritime Administration in Bulgaria to provide maritime training in full compliance with the latest STCW and IMO regulations. All simulators at the TU Varna Center are delivered by VSTEP and include NAUTIS FMB and NAUTIS Desktop simulators as well as Engine Room Simulators. The TU Varna simulation…
Subsea Vessel Market Poised For Increase in Demand
The subsea vessel operations market is poised to see an increase in demand in the near term with day rates for some vessels set to increase. Between 2013 and 2017, Douglas-Westwood (DW) forecast $106 billion of expenditure on subsea vessel operations – an increase of 54% over the preceding five-year period. Global demand is expected to increase 23% compared to the previous five years. The rate of increase in expenditure is expected to be higher than the growth in vessel days…
Fourth Damen Stan Patrol for Mexican Navy
In the first week of August the Mexican Navy (Secretaria de Marina) and Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract for a fourth Damen Stan Patrol 4207. The Dutch ship design and shipbuilding company will supply the Mexican Navy with the design and material package with which ASTIMAR 1 (the Mexican Navy yard in Tampico) will build the patrol vessel. In addition, Damen will assist ASTIMAR 1 with technical support in order to optimize the delivery time and quality of the vessel.
Brazilian PSVs Gain GE Power and Positioning
It’s a powerful proposal. Keeping a 90-meter, 4,500-deadweight capacity platform supply vessel (PSV) stationary only a few meters from an oil and gas platform, as it transfers fluids, equipment and personnel in challenging weather conditions, is as much about power as it is about precision. With GE Power Conversion's dynamic positioning and vessel automation technologies, the Brazilian Shipyard Detroit Brasil Ltda.
Faststream Announces Director Promotion
Recruitment company Faststream has announced the appointment of a new director. Jason Tay has been promoted to director level in the Group’s Singapore base in recognition of his progression and contribution to the business, the company said. Established in 1999, Faststream is a recruitment company specializing in services to the oil and gas, shipping and maritime, offshore, mining and built environment sectors.
Protect Synthetic Ropes
Fluoron Inc. is an aggressive and innovative company that has set out to remedy chafing issues at points of interface between synthetic mooring lines and deck or dock equipment throughout the maritime industry. They have developed various chafe and wear protection technologies including their Carreras Mooring Line Chafing Protection System and Heat Shrinkable Fairlead Roller Covers. The Carreras Mooring…
Glacier Energy Services Acquires Ross Offshore
International oilfield specialist Glacier Energy Services confirmed the acquisition of Aberdeen-based Ross Offshore in a multi-million pound deal, further extending its onsite specialist technical support offering to the energy industry. The purchase sees Glacier Energy Services establish an offshore division headquarters at Ross Offshore's modern facility at Peterseat Drive in Aberdeen. Following the acquisition…
Harkand Appoints New CEO
Internatioanl subsea inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) group Harkand announced the appointment of John Reed as its new chief executive officer as it embarks…
RoRo Facility Installed in Ostuferhafen
The RoRo facility for Berth No. 1, which has been completely refurbished at ADM Kiel by Nobiskrug GmbH, was installed this morning. The pontoon-feeder for the ferry aft ramps weighing 1,800 tons was floated into position and moored. Dr. Dirk Claus, Managing Director at Seehafen Kiel GmbH & Co. KG, said, “The new RoRo device is another milestone in extending Kiel’s freight and logistic activities.
Report Outlines Strong Cruise Industry Prospects
According to the latest publication from U.K.-based market consultants Ocean Shipping Consultants – “World Cruise Ports and Shipping” – the global cruise sector is forecast to exhibit dynamic growth in the period up to 2025, taking annual passenger demand up from around 20.9 million in 2012 to approximately 24m passengers by 2015, 29.7m by 2020 and 36.4m by 2025. This represents an overall forward expansion of 74%.
Pilots Push to Avert Ships of Shame
A leading maritime company has launched a push to prevent hundreds of dangerous, unseaworthy ships from being detained at Australian ports. Australian Reef Pilots…
Irving Pumps $300m into Halifax Shipyard for Naval Builds
Irving Shipbuilding announced several contract awards today for Nova Scotia and Canadian suppliers as part of part of the Halifax Shipyard Modernization Program, a two-year engineering and construction investment to prepare the company’s facilities to build Canada's future combatant ships. Site preparation and preliminary construction is well underway, with major demolition and construction to begin soon. To date a total value of $127.7 million in contracts have been awarded.
Thome Celebrates 50 Years of Maritime Services
The Thome Group celebrated its 50th anniversary in Copenhagen yesterday, 21st August. The event took place in at the Royal Yacht Club at the waterfront north of…
New Developmet Director at Ferguson Group
Aberdeenshire-based Ferguson Group is pleased to announce a new appointment to its senior management team. The Ferguson Group, specialists in the rental of containers, refrigeration containers, accommodation modules and engineering modules to the global offshore energy, has boosted its senior management team with the appointment of Derek Penny as the group’s corporate development director. Derek Penny joined the Ferguson Group earlier this year as its business development consultant.
First Triple E in DCT Gdansk
DCT Gdansk and Maersk Line announced the arrival of the first Triple-E class vessel – Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller – to DCT Gdansk container terminal on her maiden voyage from Asia to Europe. The arrival of the world’s largest container ship in Gdansk is a memorable moment for the city and the region, as well as an unquestioned milestone for the entire Polish container business. Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller can carry 18,000 TEU (20-foot containers) and is the largest container ship ever built.
Liberian Registry Appoints New Vice President
The Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), a member of the YCF Group of companies and exclusive administrator of the world’s largest quality ship register, has appointed Christian Mollitor to the position of vice president. This newly created role represents a return to LISCR for Mollitor. Having formerly held the position of Assistant Department Head of Seafarer Certification and Documentation, he left the registry in 2001 to further develop his career.
Former Navy Sailor Convicted of Attempted Espionage
Robert Patrick Hoffman, II, 40, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, has been convicted by a federal jury of attempting to provide classified information to individuals…
Submersible Cyclops : Hull Design "Revolutionary"
OceanGate Inc. announced the completion of the initial carbon fiber hull design and feasibility study for its next generation manned submersible – Cyclops. Under a contract issued to Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T), OceanGate, the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) and Boeing have validated the basic hull design for a submersible vehicle able to reach depths of 3,000 meters.