Pleasure Craft Aflame on St. Marys River
The Coast Guard rescued two people from a burning boat on the St. Marys River in the vicinity of Sugar Island, Mich., Thursday morning. At approximately 9:10 a.m., a communications watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., overheard a distress call via VHF-FM channel 16 reporting that a 17-foot pleasure craft was fully engulfed in flames near Sugar Island on the St. Marys River. The distress call was made by a good Samaritan in the area at the time of the fire.
Euronav: Extension of FSO Financing
Euronav announced that it has, jointly with Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc., signed a two-year extension of the tranche related to the FSO Africa (the Africa Tranche), part of the $500 million senior secured credit facility originally signed in October 2008. At the time of the extension, $ 45 million was outstanding in respect of the Africa Tranche. At its new maturity (now scheduled for August 2015), the Africa Tranche will be fully repaid.
MLC Demands Generate Rise in Defibrillator Orders
Martek Marine reported a significant increase in marine defibrillator sales in 2013, up 475% on 2012, with over four months of the year remaining. These sales include an order of more than 100 AEDs to Swire’s entire China Navigation fleet, as Swire beat the new Maritime Labour Convention’s (MLC) August deadline to have a marine defibrillator on every vessel, with crew trained in its use. Other customers include Bernhard Schulte Management, Chemikalien Seatransport and Topaz Energy & Marine.
Energy Efficiency, Vessel Versatility Central in Future Maritime Transportation
The future dry cargo vessel must be able to adjust quickly to changing transportation needs. The Finnish industrial production structure is anticipated to change…
First Multiagency Beach Rescue Exercise off South Padre Island
More than 50 people from three response agencies simulated a joint agency response to an incident involving 12 people off popular South Padre Island beaches, Texas, on Wednesday, August 28. The Coast Guard, City of South Padre Island Beach Rescue and Cameron County Beach Rescue joined together in the Beach Rescue Interagency Team Exercise, or BRITE, to evaluate communication and coordination between the agencies as they managed recovery, triage and transportation for all the victims at one time.
“Floating Gas Plant” Toscana Delivered
Tugs Fairmount Summit and Fairmount Alpine have delivered the very first “floating gas plant” in the world, the FSRU Toscana, safely offshore Livorno, Italy. The Toscana, a one of a kind unit, was towed from Dubai via Malta where final equipment was installed. After delivering the Toscana, both Fairmount tugs assisted in mooring the unit to her six pre installed anchors. The Toscana is a so-called floating…
U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $15 Million to Continue SEWIP Work
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, a $15 million contract modification to continue development and production of the Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 1B3. General Dynamics will continue to help the Navy enhance its shipboard electronic warfare systems and capabilities, to include providing…
Knovel Launches Marine Engineering/Architecture Subject Area
Knovel, a provider of a web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools, announced its 32nd subject area: Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture.
Island Offshore Wins Premier Oil Service Contract
Island Offshore, a global Light Well Intervention (LWI) specialist, has been selected by Premier Oil U.K. Ltd. to undertake a new LWI service contract on the U.K. Continental Shelf.
Imtech Extends Indian Ocean VSAT Coverage
Imtech Marine has upgraded and extended the coverage of its Global VSAT Network. In addition to its wide network, Imtech Marine can now offer VSAT coverage in the Indian Ocean, roughly between Tanzania, Ethiopia, Madagascar, India and Indonesia, which is an important and busy area for the international maritime industry. Imtech Marine offers a reliable, cost effective and always-on broadband communication solution that utilizes the iDirect Evolution platform.
RS Signs Classification Agreement with Nordic Yards
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) and Nordic Yards Wismar GMBH have signed an agreement on classification under construction and survey for compliance with…
Fishing Vessel Grounds on Lizard Peninsula
A French fishing vessel has run aground on the eastern side of the Lizard Peninsula. Falmouth Coastguard was contacted by the vessel Scuderia just after 11 p.m.
Parat Halvorsen to Install Steamboiler on American Triumph
Parat Halvorsen AS has again signed a contract with the company American Seafoods Company in Seattle to deliver a new steamboiler, this time to their fabric trawler American Triumph. American Seafoods is well known company for its Alaskan Bearing sea operation, where also the trawler Triumph is normally operating. The vertical steam boiler of Parat Pin Tube MPW type, will have a capacity of 6,000kgs/h and is chosen due to high capacity and small size.
DNV Support MLC Enforcement
DNV is supporting shipowners and operators through the initial enforcement phase of the Maritime Labor Convention with a range of services and advise that the major port state control bodies will go beyond International Labor Organization Resolution XVII recommendations to initially just concentrate on passenger ships and bulk carriers. “Paris MoU enforcement will be applied to all ship types, and those considered high risk will be the target of inspections…
Horizon Deliver 114-foot Towboat to U.S. Army Corps
The motor vessel George C. Grugett was delivered August 9, 2013 by Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Memphis, Tenn. This is the second vessel in two years that Horizon has built for the Army Corps. The USACE designated that Hull 776 be named George C. Grugett. The namesake of the vessel was the former Executive Assistant, Memphis District US Army Corps of Engineers. Mr.
Bollinger Announce New President, New COO
Bollinger Shipyards’ Chairman and CEO Donald “Boysie” Bollinger announced the appointments of Chris Bollinger as President and Ben Bordelon as Chief Operating Officer of Bollinger Shipyards, effective August 29, 2013. “As an ongoing part of my personal transition plan and long-term growth strategy for Bollinger Shipyards, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Bollinger as our company's new President.
Roger Holm to Lead New Wärtsilä Four-stroke Organization
Roger Holm, M.Sc. (Econ.), has been appointed Senior Vice President, four-stroke, and member of the Ship Power management team as of 1 September 2013. In this position, he is responsible for Wärtsilä's four-stroke activities globally. Mr. Holm joined Wärtsilä in 1997 and has held several managerial positions, most recently leading the Seals and Bearings organization within Wärtsilä Services. Before that he has had the positions of Vice President…
Japan Radio Supplies Misje Rederi AS ECDIS Retrofit
ProNav, the Norwegian distributor for Japan Radio Company Ltd. (JRC), was awarded a contract for supplying twenty two ECDIS systems to the entire fleet of Norwegian shipowner Misje Rederi AS.
Irish Continental Group Half Year Results
In a comment John B. McGuckian Chairman stated, ‘‘This was a positive half years trading with increases in revenue and operating profit driven mainly by higher freight carryings and lower fuel costs…
CMA CGM Reports Q2 Operating Performance
The Board of Directors of France’s CMA CGM container shipping group met under the chairmanship of Jacques R. Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, to review…