63 Rescued After RoRo Grounds in Cebu
A total of 63 passengers were rescued and placed to safety after a roll-on-roll-off vessel ran aground along the vicinity off Polombato Port Terminal in Bogo, Cebu on Tuesday, August 20.
Coast Guard Foundation Honors USCG Seattle
The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that its 2013 Pacific Northwest Awards Dinner will take place on Thursday, September 12, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. Honoring the bravery and heroism of the more than 6,000 U.S. Coast Guard men and women in the area who courageously serve, protect and defend our nation…
Today in U.S. Naval History: August 20
Today in U.S. 1952 - In interservice air operation at Chang Pyong-ni, Korea, U.S. Navy, Marine and Air Force aircraft destroy 80% of assigned area. 1959 - USS Thetis Bay (LPH-6) completes six-day humanitarian operation after floods in Taiwan. 1969 - Navy Seabees and sailors from Helicopter Training Squadron Eight (HT-8) evacuated 820 people from Pass Christian, MS after Hurricane Camille. For more information about naval history…
Bollinger Delivers Seventh Coast Guard FRC
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the Charles David Jr., the seventh Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard. The announcement was made by Bollinger executive vice president of new construction, Chris Bollinger, “We are very pleased to announce another successful on-time and on-budget FRC delivery to the Coast Guard. The Charles David Jr. was delivered to the 7th Coast Guard District in Key West, Fla. and will be stationed at USCG Sector Key West.
Danos Announces Organizational Changes
Oil and gas operations partner Danos announced several personnel adjustments in various areas throughout the company. Mark Danos was named Division Manager of Construction and Fabrication.
PORTS System to be Installed in Jacksonville
Woods Hole Group will be working with the Jacksonville Marine Transportation Exchange (JMTX) for the installation, operations and maintenance of a large-scale Physical Oceanographic Real Time System (PORTS) in Jacksonville, Florida. NOAA PORTS is a network of sensors in ports and harbor providing access to information that improves maritime commerce and safety. Upon completion, JXPORTS networks will be the second largest PORTS installation in the country.
Name Change for Crane Simulator Developer
Kongsberg Maritime has officially renamed GlobalSim Inc., its wholly owned onshore and offshore crane simulator subsidiary, to Kongsberg GlobalSim Inc. The name change is part of GlobalSim’s ongoing incorporation into Kongsberg Maritime’s corporate structure, and represents a deeper connection between the company and the Kongsberg brand. Acquired by Kongsberg Maritime in 2008, Kongsberg GlobalSim, Inc. is a company in the development of advanced simulation training systems.
Coastline Surveys Earns Safety Accreditation
Coastline Surveys announced it has been awarded ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System Accreditation to cover their full service provision in the riverine, coastal and offshore sectors. Coastline Surveys said it is dedicated to maintaining their faultless health and safety record and this comes as a welcome addition to their existing ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 accreditations. Coastline has always…
Seatankers Receives Third Ulstein-designed PSV
The third Ulstein designed platform supply vessel of the PX105 design for Seatankers, Sea Forth, was delivered on August 16, 2013 from the Zhejiang yard in Ningbo. Ulstein delivers twelve design and equipment packages to the Chinese yard, where all the vessels for Seatankers Group will be constructed. The packages include design, engineering and equipment supplies. The ships comply with the DNV requirements of the Clean or Clean Design standards.
Minister Raitt Stresses Importance of Canadian Ports
The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, spoke of the important role played by ports in the economic well-being of Canadians in a speech to the 55th annual…
Floatel Orders Fifth Keppel Accommodation Semi
Keppel FELS Ltd. was awarded a contract worth about $280 million by Floatel International Ltd. to build its fifth accommodation semisubmersible (semi) for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2015. Keppel FELS previously delivered the accommodation semis, Floatel Superior and Floatel Reliance, in 2010 and is currently constructing two more: Floatel Victory and Floatel Endurance. The new semi will be a sister vessel to Floatel Victory and will be built to Keppel's proprietary SSAUTM5000NG design.
Suez Canal Sees Transits Surge
The traffic in the Suez Canal witnessed a remarkable increase in number of transit and tonnage during the first half of August compared to the first half of the current year. The daily average number of transit registered 47.3 vessel, while the daily average tonnage was 2.64 metric tons, compared to 44.3 vessel and 2.45 metric tons during the first half of the current year respectively. The SCA said…
New RS Expert Group Adds Services for Shipowners
Classification society Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) said it has established an expert group for rendering technical documentation services for seagoing ships in operation.
MOL LNG Carrier Rescues Fisherman
On August 17, the MOL-managed LNG carrier Energy Advance found and rescued one fisherman on a fishing boat that had been drifting without sufficient fuel about 300km…
Port Eliminates 81% of Diesel Air Pollution
The Port of Long Beach has cut diesel particulates by 81 percent since 2005, according to an analysis just released. The results for 2012 mark six straight years of improving air quality in the harbor area thanks to the Port's focused efforts to reduce air pollution caused by goods movement. The reasons for air quality improvements include bigger ships carrying cargo more efficiently, newer ships with cleaner engines, the Jan.
Bunker Suppliers, Aegean Marine, Show Healthy Q2 2013 Results
Greece headquartered Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. announce financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013. Sales volumes of 2,693,151 metric tons.
Seafarers 'Bill of Rights' In Force Today
Tuesday 20, August 2013 is the date when the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006, comes into force for ships flagged in those states that signed up to it exactly one year ago. More states have since signed the convention, and the MLC will take effect for them one year on from the date they signed. Currently, 47 member states of the International Labour Organization (ILO) have signed up to the MLC, representing more than 75 percent of the world’s gross tonnage of ships.
China Government Responding to Shipbuilders' SOS
The combined profits of 80 major ship builders monitored by the Chinese Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry nose-dived by 53.6 percent in the first…
Nigeria Offshore Drilling Expenditure Surges
Offshore drilling expenditure in Nigeria, Africa’s leading oil producer, will hit $2.26 billion in 2016, according to the latest report from GBI Research, a business…
'The Future is Now': Transas Simulation User Conference Theme
More than 250 maritime professionals from 41 countries gathered in Maryland, USA to discuss the Future trends and New Challenges in Maritime Simulation during the recent Transas Simulation User Conference (Transas SimUC). For the first time ever, the event ran across two venues, giving attendees an opportunity to experience what Transas describe as two of the most unique and trend setting Training Centers in the World.