GL Academy Responds to Growing Asian Needs
GL Academy, the maritime training arm of classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has increased the number and scope of trainings which it delivers to meet the growing needs of Asia's maritime communities. The seminars, which have focussed on a broad range of topics, have taken place in many countries around the region including: Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and India.
Korean Shipbuilders Wins UASC Container Ship Orders
United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has placed orders worth over $2 billion for very large container ships with South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries., reports Trade Arabia. UASC has ordered five vessels of 18,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) each, and five 14,000 TEU vessels. The ships are to be delivered starting in late 2014. In addition, UASC has signed options to buy one additional 18,000 TEU vessel and six 14,000 TEU ships.
NNS Redelivers Overhauled 'USS Theodore Roosevelt'
Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, redelivered the flat-top following successful sea trials that tested the ship's systems after its refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) at the shipyard. The sea trials, conducted by the U.S. Navy alongside NNS shipbuilders onboard, tested the carrier's systems and operations at sea, including high-speed operations. The trials…
Polar Code Concept Ready Next Year
Koji Sekimizu, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) said on the conclusion of his 5-day visit along the eastern sector of the Northern Sea Route aboard the Russian icebreaker '50 Let Pobedy' that the Polar Code would be introduced by IMO in 2014, reports Arctic-Info. The Secretary-General noted that one has to deal with much harsher conditions in the polar latitudes. It calls for special requirements…
Navy Sonobuoy Contract for Sparton & USSI J/V
US-based Sparton Corporation and Ultra Electronics - USSI, a subsidiary of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (ULE) announce the award of subcontracts valued at $10.8…
Caribbean Pirates Loot Message-in-the-Bottle
In a page straight out of the next Pirates of the Caribbean-script, a well-known promotional campaign involving a 26 feet long message-in-a-bottle, has been robbed by aquatic pirates somewhere east of Barbados. Solo, a Norwegian soft drink company, released the 2.5 tons replica soda bottle outfitted with solar panels, a camera, and tracking technology to the ocean currents of Tenerife back in March, 2013.
Integrated Bridge System Retrofit on Stena Ferries
Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit provided a fully networked suite of scalable navigation products from the VisionMaster FT™ series, to…
MSC Cruises Appoint Gianni Onorato CEO
Gianni Onorato will become the new Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective 2 September 2013. With almost 30 years’ experience in the cruise industry, Onorato has a thorough understanding of the cruise business and extensive experience in senior executive leadership, serving as President of Costa Crociere for over nine years. He graduated from the Istituto Orientale of Naples with a degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures in 1983…
Siemens Install Big N. Sea Wind Power Platform
Siemens has installed the HelWin1 offshore platform, their first in the North Sea, marking the successful completion of a significant stage in German offshore wind power grid connection projects. When the HelWin1 converter platform goes online, it will link the Nordsee Ost and Meerwind wind power plants to the mainland. The platform will convert the up to 576 megawatts (MW) of electricity produced…
Virtual AIS Beacon in San Fransisco Bay Demo
Vesper Marine announce successful completion of the demonstration of its Virtual AIS Beacon Technology to a who’s who of California-based professional and port authority organizations. A proven technology currently being used in applications around the globe, the Vesper Virtual AIS Beacon delivers a proactive electronic marker of dangerous visible and invisible hazards such as bridges, piers, rock outcrops…
Fugro & Bumi Armada in Offshore Joint Venture
Fugro and Malaysia Oilfield Services company, Bumi Armada Berhad, are entering into a Joint Venture to target to the well services industry. The new venture, in which Fugro has a 49% interest and Bumi Armada a 51% interest, will feature a multi-disciplined team made up of members of both companies with skills in marine operations, well intervention and drilling operations. The new company will leverage…
Genesis Energy Completes Hornbeck Offshore Deal
Genesis Energy has completed the previously announced acquisition of all the assets of the downstream transportation business of Hornbeck Offshore Transportation, LLC.
POLB Looks to Becoming an Industry Hub
The Port of Long Beach is an economic engine that purrs like a luxury sedan, but Thomas Fields, President of the Port of Long Beach Commission, believes it has the potential to roar like a racecar.
Clipper Group's Per Gullestrup Retires
Per Gullestrup is to retire from the Copenhagen-based diverse fleet shipowners, effective September 2013 but will remain a partner in Clipper Group. Frank G. Jensen Partner & Chairman Clipper Group said: "Per has been with Clipper Group since 1978, and has had a significant hand in the development and success of the Group. Effective September 1st, Clipper’s ro-ro activities will be headed by Group CEO Kristian Morch…
Thai Navy Accepts BAE Offshore Patrol Vessel
The Royal Thai Navy has become the latest navy to take delivery of an offshore patrol vessel designed by BAE Systems. HTMS Krabi was constructed by Bangkok Dock through a technology transfer agreement with BAE Systems, which supports Thailand’s national policy of self-sufficiency by growing its own sustainable shipbuilding capability. Her formal handover marked the completion of the first ship to be…
Nordic Interim Report H1 2013
Nordic Shipholding released a report covering the period January 1-June 30, 2013 and consisting of figures related to both the chemical tankers (discontinued operations)…
Wilhelmsen Lands Orders in Brazil Offshore Sector
Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions has secured multiple orders to supply its Maritime Protection Inert Gas Generator (IGG) systems for installation on vessels working offshore Brazil.
SAFE Boats Delivers 65-foot U.S. Navy Command Boat
SAFE Boats International (SBI) recently delivered a 65-foot Coastal Command Boat (CCB) to the U.S. Navy’s Coastal Riverine Group 1 in Coronado, California. The CCB is the first vessel of if its kind and represents the next generation of the Naval Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC)’s fleet of patrol boats and combatant craft. Its unique combination of size and agility enable it to patrol shallow littoral areas as well as deeper, open-water regions.
Raven Offshore Yacht Shipping Sets Sail with First Charter
Raven Offshore Yacht Shipping announces that their first charter with Grieg Star Shipping was loaded and departed on schedule on Sunday, August 25, 2013 from Vancouver, B.C. Cofounded earlier this year by industry experts, insurance broker Rick Gladych, and Anthony Utley of Raven Marine Services in British Columbia, Raven Offshore Yacht Shipping charters the decks of Grieg’s L-Class Ships (paid-in-full), virtually eliminating any third-party issues.
Police and Dive Teams Rely on Underwater Search Equipment
Many government agencies and public safety dive teams are adding underwater search equipment to help make their operations easier, safer, and faster. Maricopa Sheriffs Department in Arizona, Downe Township Fire Rescue in New Jersey, the Fairhaven Massachusetts Harbor Master and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are a few of the diverse group of agencies using metal detectors, video cameras and sonars in their underwater search operations.