Boaters' Week-end Mainly Spent Treading Water in Lake Erie
The Coast Guard inform that 3 boaters were rescued by a good Samaritan Sunday morning after spending 21 hours treading water in Lake Erie after their fishing vessel capsized near Conneaut, Ohio. Fortunately they wore lifejackets. The three were found treading water, hanging onto the hull of their capsized 20-foot fishing vessel. They were suffering from hypothermia and were transported to shore, where EMS took them to a local hospital.
Russian Application to Extend its National Arctic Boundaries
In 2014, Russia plans to submit an application for extension of the boundaries of the continental Arctic Shelf to the special UN Commission after modifying and reinforcing…
Thai Owners Charter Out DSV 'Mermaid Endurer' for N. Sea Work
Mermaid Maritime's subsidiary Subtech Ltd. has been awarded a subsea services contract with Bibby Offshore Limited for services in the North Sea. This contract will utilize the DP2 Dive Support Vessel ‘Mermaid Endurer’ for inspection, repair and maintenance services & light construction intervention. The contract is scheduled to commence in the second calendar quarter of 2014 for a term ending in the fourth calendar quarter of 2014, with options for extension subject to mutual agreement.
Lithium-ion Battery Navy Contract for General Atomics
A Department of Defense, Navy, $12,490,000 contract has been awarded to General Atomics, San Diego Calif., for lithium-ion batteries and associated accessories to…
FSL Appoint Alan Hatton CEO
The Board of Singapore's financially-turbulent FSL Trust Management Pte. Ltd. has appointed Investment Banker Alan Hatton to be CEO of the Trust. Alan Hatton joins FSL Trust from FR8 where he has been CEO since 2008. He joined FR8 as CFO in 2007 and has significant commercial shipping experience including negotiating and executing time charters, sale & purchase deals and risk management strategies.
Coast Guard Commandant Honors Wisconsin Auxiliarist
Chris Bandy, a Coast Guard auxiliarist in Bayfield, Wis., was recognized as the 2012 Coast Guard 'Auxiliarist of the Year' at a recent ceremony held in San Diego, Calif. Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, formally recognized Bandy and awarded him the Coast Guard Auxiliary Commendation Medal during the Auxiliary National Conference. Bandy enrolled in the Coast Guard Auxiliary in June 2010 and quickly earned the reputation as an enthusiastic volunteer…
China Approves Shanghai Free Trade Zone
Covering 28.7 square kilometres, the new zone (a pilot project) will be built on the basis of existing bonded zones, the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, Waigaoqiao Free Trade Logistics Park, Yangshan Free Trade Port Area and Pudong Airport Comprehensive Free Trade Zone. Citing a Ministry of Commerce statement, Xinhua, report that the zone is a crucial move in adapting to global economic and trade development and imposing a more proactive opening-up strategy…
ANSYS Speeds International Yacht Race Winner
Powered by ANSYS solutions to maximize yacht aerodynamics, 'Emirates Team New Zealand' has captured the Louis Vuitton Cup and won the right to compete in the 34th America's Cup. Faced with the challenge of making fast design improvements to its yacht to stay hyper-competitive, Emirates Team New Zealand used a 100 percent simulation-driven development process — eliminating the need for physical prototypes.
Intermodal Private Port Terminal on JLL's Books
Jones Lang LaSalle is to market Macalloy Port Terminal in Charleston, SC for private investors and operators. The privately-owned, 115-acre Macalloy Intermodal Terminal in North Charleston is being developed to complement South Carolina’s port system, including the adjacent future Navy Base terminal currently being developed and operated by the SCSPA. Macalloy Terminal offers bulk material maritime solutions and is designed for mixed-use purposes…
Port of L.A. Given “AA” Bond Rating
As evidence of its continued strong financial position and overall stability, the Port of Los Angeles has been affirmed an “AA” long-term bond rating by Standards & Poor’s (S&P).
SHIPPINGInsight 2013 Announces Agenda and Speaker List
The SHIPPINGInsight conference producers have finalized the agenda and confirmed speaker list for the 2013 Fleet Optimization Conference, scheduled for Oct. 22-24…
RINA Appoints Business Development Manager
RINA Services S.p.A., the international Classification Society, announces that Ches K. King joined RINA USA Inc. as Business Development Manager. Based in the Seattle area, Ches will support the RINA Services marine and industrial clients in the North and Central American markets, as well as engage clients in the development of new advisory activities and services. Ches has been active in the marine industry in the Pacific North West…
Today in U.S. Naval History: August 26
Today in U.S. 1839 - Brig Washington seizes Spanish slaver, Amistad near Montauk Point, N.Y. 1861 - Union amphibious force lands near Hatteras, N.C. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
Port of Portland Chooses NetSuite Software
NetSuite Inc., provider of cloud-based financials/ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, announced that Victoria's Port of Portland has gone live with NetSuite.
ABS Forms Global Gas Solutions Team
Classification society ABS said it has taken another step to meet industry needs with the formation of the ABS Global Gas Solutions Team to leverage the organization's LNG and LPG capabilities. This group of experienced gas professionals will work alongside owners, shipyards and equipment manufacturers to provide an extensive range of services to this growing market. "The discovery of new gas resources…
USVs and the Future of Subsea Defense
Unmanned Revolution: USVs Set to Conquer the Seas. According to Frost & Sullivan, replacing manned systems with USV is not a question of if but when. Unmanned surface…
Bunker Holding Appoints New COO
Bunker Holding, the parent company of a group of bunker companies worldwide, has appointed Søren Høll as the company’s new Chief Operations Officer (COO). Søren will be situated at the company’s headquarters in Middelfart, Denmark, but will have frequent and extensive travel to the subsidiaries around the world. Søren Høll brings experience from the bunker business through his 28 year with Dan-Bunkering, a subsidiary of Bunker Holding.
Hamburg Süd Christens First Ship in the U.S.
For the first time in the shipping company’s history, Hamburg Süd has celebrated the christening of a ship in the U.S. The ceremony to name the 3,800 TEU container…
Siemens Installs First North Sea Platform
Siemens has installed the HelWin1 offshore platform in the North Sea, marking the completion of a stage in German grid connection projects. HelWin1 will link the two offshore wind farms Nordsee Ost and Meerwind to the mainland. Using the Siemens technology installed on the platform, the alternating current power generated by the wind turbines is transformed into low-loss direct current for transmission onto land.
Diana Shipping Announces Delivery of M/V Artemis
Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, has announced that the company, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary…