Cargo Fire Extinguished Aboard 'Maersk Kampala'
The fire-fighting teams aboard the 'Maersk Kampala' have succeeded in putting out the fire aboard the container ship say the owners. Some smoke continues to come from containers that had been on fire, but it is considered that this will stop eventually with continued spraying by the tugs and flooding by the fire-fighting teams. Maersk line say that operational planning is now the priority, including port selection…
South China Sea Exercises Joined by LCS1 'USS Freedom'
The littoral combat ship 'USS Freedom' (LCS 1) is participating in the Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) exercise with several regional navies, including Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. SEACAT highlights the value of information sharing and multilateral cooperation in scenarios that give participating navies hands-on practice in maritime security operations. Freedom's participation includes several boarding events conducted with her embarked visit…
Northrop Grumman Present at Upcoming DSEI London Expo
Northrop Grumman Corporation will highlight its capabilities in command, control, communications, computers, intelligence (C4I), border security, unmanned ground systems…
The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities: OECD Synthesis Report
A new OECD report, The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities; Synthesis Report, outlines the role of ports in urban and national economies. The report, to be released in Rotterdam on 9…
Latest Lease Sale Shows US Commitment to Offshore Wind Development
National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement Washington, D.C. "Following the Bureau of Ocean Managements auction in July…
U.S. Coast Guard Backs NIMASA Security Efforts
The United States Coast Guard has declared that the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is on the right path to the successful implementation of the International Ships and Ports Facility Security (ISPS) Code in Nigeria. The leader of the U.S. Coast Guard team to Nigeria, Tivo Romero made this declaration at a meeting with members of the ISPS Code Implementation Committee in Nigeria on Friday in Lagos during a visit to NIMASA…
LR Safety Alert: BW Exchange & Air Pipe Head Damage
Recent port state control detentions (particularly in Australian waters) have revealed numerous cases of damaged and inoperable ballast tank air pipe heads. The air pipe heads were of the automatic float type, from different manufacturers and used by different new construction shipyards. Investigation showed that all the air pipe heads had been damaged by being subjected to continuous overflow of the…
ARES Security Acquires The Mariner Group
ARES Security Corporation and The Mariner Group announced that ARES Security has acquired a majority ownership interest in The Mariner Group, LLC. This acquisition…
DNV Reports Strong half-year Performance
A focus on safety, service quality and the ability to provide leading-edge technology advice and solutions have contributed to the strong half-year performance for Det Norske Veritas Group AS (DNV).
HB Rentals Predicts Strong Future as it Wraps up North Sea Project
HB Rentals, a supplier of temporary onshore and offshore accommodation modules, said it expects strong growth after completing a custom build project for Wood Group PSN. The project believed to be worth in excess of £1,000,000 involved the firm designing, engineering and manufacturing a complex consisting of three separate modules that connect to produce a single living and work space on the Arbroath platform, central North Sea.
RINA Performs Design Appraisal for CNG Power Plant
International classification and verification company RINA Services has performed the design approval for the world's largest Compressed Natural Gas storage plant in Grati, Indonesia. The CNG will feed the local 300 MW power plant. The plant, operated by Indonesia’s PT PLN (Persero), burns up to 15 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) of gas from the CNG storage, driving three gas turbines. Adding a CNG plant to the existing power station tackles the issue of peak load demand.
CGSS Aroroy Rescues 62 from Distressed Boat off Masbate
DOTC-PCG: A total of 54 passengers and eight crew members including the boat captain were safe after they were rescued by the personnel of Coast Guard Sub Station…
Bibby Renews Contract with Talisman Sinopec Energy U.K.
Aberdeen-based subsea installation contractor Bibby Offshore has secured a contract extension worth in excess of £100 million,with Talisman Sinopec Energy UK. A further three years with a one year extension option has been signed, making this the longest fixed term contract to be secured by Bibby Offshore. As part of the agreement, Bibby Offshore will deliver construction and inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) works via its Diving Support Vessel (DSV) Bibby Topaz.
Panama Canal Prepares Workforce for New Locks
As part of the preparations for the expanded Panama Canal, the Board of Inspectors of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has certified 12 new tugboat captains after successfully completing training. This is the fourth group of the program which started in 2008 and has certified 47 tugboat captains. This represents 50% of the goal set to meet the demand for the efficient and safe transit of vessels through the new locks of the Panama Canal.
MTNW Debuts LCI-90i-IS Rugged Programmable Controller
Measurement Technology NW (MTNW) Launched its LCI-90i-IS Rugged Programmable Controller (RPC) has been awarded the globally recognized Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification. UL quality approval allows customers to use the industry leading RPC in hazardous applications without additional testing or approvals. MTNW offers versions of its flagship display for winch, pump, crane, tank and torque applications. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) tested the LCI-90i-IS to meet applicable U.S.
Coast Guard Cutter Returns From 160-day Deployment
The Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf is scheduled to return home to Alameda, Calif., Sept. 5, 2013, at 1 p.m., following a 160-day deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
GE to Provide Equipment, Services for Statoil’s Gina Krog Platform
GE Oil & Gas was awarded a contract to provide Korean shipbuilding firm Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) with turbomachinery equipment and services…
Delta Wave Opens Branch in Golden Meadow, La.
Delta Wave Communications, LLC. said its Golden Meadows, Louisiana branch office is now in full gear, serving that area, as well as Port of Fourchon for marine electronics equipment and service needs. The new location serves to reduce response time, as well as cut costs when it comes to travel time and mileage to your vessel while in port. Delta Wave is ABS approved to provide GMDSS, LRIT, AIS, EPRIB, VHF and MF/HF survey and service work.
Today in U.S. Naval History: September 4
Today in U.S. 1804 - USS Intrepid (Lt. 1941 - German submarine, U-652, attacks USS Greer, which was tracking the submarine southeast of Iceland. Greer is not damaged, but drops depth charges, damaging U-652. 1954 - Icebreakers, USS Burton Island (AGB-1) and USCG Northwind, complete first transit of Northwest passage through McClure Strait. 1960 - USS Bushnell and Penguin begin relief operations in Marathon, Fla., after Hurricane Donna.
Clean Marine’s EGCS First to Operate Inside ECA
MV Balder, equipped with Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS) from Clean Marine, is reported to be the first vessel in the world to operate this type of system in the U.S. Emission Control Area (ECA). Upon arrival in Baltimore last week, the vessel’s Master sought approval from the coast guard to enter and exit the ECA Zone using High Sulphur Fuel Oil with EGCS, rather than burning the more expensive Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (1% Sulphur content).