Gladding-Hearn Delivers High-Speed Ferry to Boston
Bay State Cruise Company, Boston, Mass., has taken delivery of a new fast ferry from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation to carry passengers between Boston and Provincetown, Massachusetts. Provincetown IV will operate daily on the 48 nautical mile, 90-minute run, along with its near sistership, Provincetown III, which the Somerset, Mass., shipyard built in 2004. Designed by Incat Crowther…
Landing School Receives Grant from Collectors Foundation
The Landing School, a post-secondary institution focused on educating tomorrow's marine industry professionals, announced they have received a grant from the Collectors Foundation…
New Damen PSV for World Wide Shipping
Damen Shipyards Galati has handed over the second platform supply vessel in a series order heralding a new era in offshore construction for Damen Shipyards Group. World Peridot, built to Damen’s PSV 3300 design, has been delivered to World Wide Supply. Delivery comes just seven weeks after the handover of the first of class PSV 3300, World Diamond, and is part of a rolling six-ship handover schedule from Damen for WWS.
Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Yields $102.4 Million in High Bids
As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, the Department of the Interior’s…
Ingram Barge Hires New Senior VP
Craig E. Philip, Chief Executive Officer, Ingram Barge Company announced the addition of Kim W. Nowell as the company’s new Senior Vice President, Human Resources. At Ingram, Ms. Nowell will have direct responsibility for overall planning and administration of both shore side and marine human resources. As part of the senior team reporting to Mr. Philip, she will provide an enhanced focus on organizational development and succession planning, as well as talent acquisition and retention. Ms.
Flange Protectors Prevent Hazardous Pipe Corrosion
Protecting pipelines from the damaging effects of corrosion is an essential requirement for many offshore or onshore oil and gas installations, where if left unchecked can cause leakage, failure and in extreme cases, result in expensive shutdown. Kleerband Flange Protectors, recently introduced by Allison Engineering are an innovative solution to the problem as they provide a quick and easy way to apply protection and prevent corrosion.
Rolls-Royce Syncrolift Installed in Vietnam
Rolls-Royce announced that the largest capacity Syncrolift shiplift to be built in Vietnam is now officially open for service. The Syncrolift has been installed as an element of a new shipbuilding and ship repair development at New Song Thu shipyard. Rolls-Royce designed and supplied the Syncrolift, which acts like a large elevator that raises and lowers vessels in and out of the water for dry-docking ashore.
Wärtsilä to Supply Propulsion for Six Offshore Brazil PLVs
Wärtsilä received a significant order to supply the propulsion solutions for six new offshore pipe laying vessels being built by IHC Merwede. Three of the ships are to be built for Subsea 7, the seabed-to-surface engineering, construction, and services contractor to the offshore energy industry. The other three vessels have been ordered by Seabras Sapura, the Sapura Kencana and Seadrill partnership entity.
U.K. Coastguard Holds Three Foreign Ships
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that three foreign flagged ships were under detention in U.K. ports during July 2013 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection.
World Wide Metric to Exhibit at 2013 International Work Boat Show
World Wide Metric announced they will be exhibiting at the 2013 International Work Boat Show in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 9-11, 2013 at booth #3542. This…
J D Neuhaus: Handling and Lifting Equipment
The range of handling and lifting equipment supplied by the J D Neuhaus company is currently in use around the world on Jack-up rigs, Semi-submersibles, Drill ships and FPSO vessels. Their product range incorporates both air and hydraulically powered hoists, with individual lifting capacities ranging from 550lbs to 100 metric tons. These products can also be incorporated into single or double girder overhead travelling cranes…
Dan-Bunkering Appoints Trading Manager, Team Leader
Dan-Bunkering (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. announced that as of July 1, 2013, Stefanie Tay and Mads Holm have both been appointed Trading Manager and Team Leader. Stefanie Tay has been with Dan-Bunkering’s Singapore office as Bunker Trader for three years, but started her career in the bunkering industry already in 2006, thus she has several years of experience. Mads Holm, who is originally from Denmark, started as Bunker Trader with the company’s head office in Middelfart, Denmark, in 2006 as well.
Fairmount Sherpa Delivers Accommodation Barge
Tug Fairmount Sherpa has delivered accommodation barge Ayang 2 offshore Angola. The barge was towed from Romania to a location offshore Porto Amboim. The Ayang 2 is an accommodation and work barge owned by the offshore division of Korean group Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. The 115-meter-long and 32-meter- wide barge, which can accommodate over 350 people, had undergone an upgrading at DSME’s Romanian shipyard in Mangalia, located at the Black Sea coast.
Maritime Policy is Central Theme at Russian-Dutch Conference
New public policy priorities, government support and legislation for navigation on inland waterways in Russia, as well as fleet modernisation and waterways infrastructure…
Australian Navy Completes O&G Security Exercise in Northwest Shelf
The Royal Australian Navy Ships HMAS Sydney, Warramunga, and Sirius, which are based on both the east and west coast of Australia, have concluded their participation in Exercise Blue Raptor in the Northwest Shelf area. Exercise Blue Raptor was a maritime security exercise which tested communications, procedures and protocols between the Navy ships and other units of the Australian Defense Force with the oil and gas installations in the area.
ASL Marine’s FY2013 Earnings Surge 40%
ASL Marine Holdings Ltd., an integrated marine company offering comprehensive services in shipbuilding, shiprepair and conversion, shipchartering and dredging engineering…
SeaRenergy Installs Windpower Converter Platform
SeaRenergy Offshore successfully installed the first DC Converter Platform HelWin 1. The installation of the second platform BorWin 2 on behalf of Siemens is scheduled for later this year.
Ardmore Announces H1, Q2 Results
Ardmore Shipping Corporation announced results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013. The company raised $140 million of gross proceeds in its initial public offering (IPO) of common stock…
Scottish SME Goes Global
Aberdeen-based MarineMTS has signed a supply and support deal with a Greek manufacturer of marine electronic equipment. The deal will see MarineMTS supplying software to Intermarine Electronics…
Bibby DSV to Conduct IRM for Maersk Oil U.K.
Aberdeen-based subsea installation contractor Bibby Offshore has secured a multi-million pound contract with Maersk Oil U.K. The agreement will see Bibby Offshore commit its Diving Support Vessel (DSV), Bibby Sapphire, to support construction and inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) activities on Maersk Oil U.K.’s North Sea assets for a period of 365 continuous days, starting in early January 2014.