InterMoor Achieves Six-year Safety Milestone
InterMoor UK Operations, part of Acteon’s foundations and moorings business, has operated for more than six years without a lost time incident (LTI). InterMoor UK Operations includes Acteon companies InterMoor Ltd, InterMoor Marine Services Ltd and ChainCo. According to InterMoor, this is a significant achievement in safety when considering the businesses have conducted more than 2,000 projects during this six year period from three bases…
EXMAR and LNG Partners Align for BC LNG Project
Following execution of a Letter of Intent (LOI) by EXMAR with LNG Partners, LLC and LNG BargeCo BVBA for the long-term charter of a floating liquefaction and storage…
Metso to Supply IAMCS for New Royal Caribbean Ships
Meyer Werft of Papenburg, Germany has selected Metso DNA for the Integrated Alarm, Monitoring and Control System (IAMCS) to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd's new generation of cruise ships referred to as Project Sunshine. The contract is for three vessels of 167.000 GRT with a capacity for 4180 passengers in double occupancy. The vessels will be of the latest design with high focus on energy saving and sustainable environmental solutions, both important subjects for Royal Caribbean.
Failed Terrorist Attack on Suez Canal
On Saturday August 31, 2013, a terrorist act was directed to traffic at the Suez Canal. The terrorists targeted one of the ships going through the waterway, MV Cosco Aisia, hoisting the Panamanian flag. The attempt failed with no damage, whatsoever, either to the ship or its cargo of containers. The situation was dealt with by Egyptian armed forces, and the vessel resumed its trip safely to the port of destination, while Suez Canal navigation is back to normal and ship traffic is quite regular.
DNV Launches Synergi RBI Software
Managing onshore and offshore assets has previously demanded multiple risk-based inspection (RBI) software tools, increasing operator cost and reducing efficiency.
SHIPPINGInsight Extends Early-bird Discount Rate
The organizers of the SHIPPINGInsight 2013 Fleet Optimization Conference today announced that the deadline for Early-Bird registration has been extended. The discount offer expires at midnight…
AMS Safety Awards Recipients for 2013
American Maritime Safety, Inc. (AMS) announced that the Houston Pilots Association, Maersk Line, Limited, Un-Cruise Adventures and The Vane Brothers Company would…
Experimental Lakes Area to Remain Open
The Government of Canada, the Ontario government and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding concerning the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) in hopes of ensuring a smooth transition of the ELA to a new operator. The agreement allows the research facility to remain open while a long-term agreement is finalized. The Experimental Lakes Area is a one-of-a-kind, freshwater research region.
Six Canadian Coast Guard Stations Close for Season
The Canadian Coast Guard advised that six seasonal summer Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) stations located around the Great Lakes will be winding down their annual summer operations.
Somalia: EU Navfor Force Commander Visits German Frigate FGs Niedersachsen
Commodore Peter Lenselink and members of his staff visited German frigate FGS Niedersachsen, which is currently part of the EU's counter piracy task force off the coast of Somalia.
USMMA Acceptance Day Ceremony and Parade
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) will welcome 237 “plebe candidates” of the Class of 2017 into the Regiment of Midshipmen as they take the Academy oath administrated by Rear Admiral Helis during Acceptance Day Ceremony and Parade, Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. They will be sworn in as U.S. Navy Reserve midshipmen by Vice Admiral Robin R. Bruan, chief of Navy Reserve, commander, Navy Reserve Force. Braun has accumulated 5,800 flight hours in Navy aircraft.
Reflex Marine to Debut FROG-XT
Reflex Marine said it is set to unveil its newly developed crane transfer device FROG-XT at this year’s Offshore Europe. The company has largely specialized in crane transfer and offshore access with its two key products, FROG and TORO, driving forward improved safety standards. The FROG-XT is an evolution of the current FROG capsule and captures over 20 years of Reflex Marine’s vast learning and experience.
How to Calibrate an AC-operated LVDT Linear Position Sensor
Calibration is necessary before the installation of an AC- operated linear position sensor to ensure accuracy. Calibration corrects any slight variances between sensors, helping to improve repeatability. Because of the linearity of LVDT Sensor output, a simple two-point calibration is simple. Two points should be as far apart as possible, but within the linear range of the LVDT Linear Position Sensor and preferable within the measurement range in which it will be used.
Trawlercat Develops High Speed Pocket Patrol Boats
Trawlercat Marine Designs (TMD) of Nova Scotia Canada developed a range of four carbon fiber High Speed Pocket Patrol Boats(HSPPB) for response to piracy or any other maritime criminal activities. The HSPPBs catamarans are available in 20m & 26m x 9m and 30m & 35m x 10.6m and will meet the needs of countries requiring improved coastal and offshore maritime surveillance and security. They are not warships and do not carry any mounted weapons…
PPG PMC to Offer AMERCOAT Coatings in Mexico
PPG Industries' protective and marine coatings (PMC) business announced that customers in Mexico can order AMERCOAT brand products directly from PPG. -AMERLOCK surface…
Port of Guam Receives $461,712 Federal Port Security Grant
The Port Authority of Guam has been awarded $461,712.00 in federal funding to further enhance the security posture at the island’s only commercial sea port. In June of this year…
Gulf Stream Marine Appoint New CEO
One of the largest privately held stevedore firms in the U.S. Gulf Coast region, announce the appointment of Kevin Bourbonnais as Chief Executive Officer. An experienced senior executive…
Robert Allan Highlight Sanmar's Bogacay Series Tugboats
So far two Boğaçay series RAmparts 2400SX tugs have been delivered. The 'Bogacay I' was delivered to new owners Gemport in Turkey and renamed Zeycan Y. The second hull of the series, 'Bogacay II' has entered into service in Sanmar’s fleet. In late 2011, Sanmar A.S. contracted with Robert Allan Ltd., Naval Architects of Vancouver, B.C., Canada to provide a design for a new tug series to add to Sanmar’s expanding product portfolio.
CONNIE Award for Norton Lilley's Win Thurber
The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) will present the 2013 Connie Award to H. Winchester (Win) Thurber III, Chairman & CEO of Norton Lilly International, for his leadership in the earlier years of containerization and his revitalization of the shipping agency concept and Norton Lilly. The Connie Luncheon will be held Monday, December 9, 2013 at the Metropolitan Room at the Newark Club.
SeaBird Exploration Decides on Seismic Vessel Purchase
SeaBird Exploration has notified the owner of 'Hawk Explorer' that it will exercise its option under the current charter agreement to purchase the vessel and related equipment for USD 6.5 million. The vessel and equipment will be delivered at the end of the lease term 31 August 2014 against settlement of the purchase price. Norway-based SeaBird, is a global provider of marine acquisition for 2D/3D and 4D seismic data, and associated products and services to the oil and gas industry.