APM Terminals Observe Global Safety Day
With an emphasis on personal responsibility for safety, with the slogan “Intervention: If you see it - You own it”, the 7th 'Global Safety Day' has been held by…
Vietnam to Prosecute Following Fatal Ship Collision
The crew of Singaporean cargo ship 'Sima Sapphire' which collided a Vietnamese fishing vessel leaving 3 dead and 5 missing will be prosecuted since data from the ship's black box incriminates its crew, according to the Vietnam Government. The Sima Sapphire was on voyage to Malaysia from Ho Chi Minh City when it collided with a Vietnamese fishing vessel from the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, which was returning to shore with 16 persons onboard.
Port of Melbourne's Mixed Fortunes in 2012-2013
The Australian Port of Melbourne (PoMC) showed a strong balance sheet as it advances the Port Capacity Project and other port infrastructure, Minister for Ports David Hodgett announced before the State of Vicoria Parliament. PoMC recorded an overall profit after tax of $65.9 million for 2012-13 against the background of a small decline in overall trade of 1.6 per cent on the previous year. Detailing the full year trade results…
Alnmaritec Deliver WFSV Tiger to Rix Shipping
The ‘Rix Tiger’ is the second of the new Wave Captain-class of wind farm support vessels (WFSV) to be completed for Rix by UK's Alnmaritec and she will join her sister ‘Rix Panther’ in serving the offshore wind industry. The vessel design features the latest high efficiency hull form developed by the Alnmaritec design department. She is powered by twin Cummins QSK 19 800 bhp diesel engines, coupled to ZF 2000V gearboxes driving twin 5 blade propellers.
Maersk Awarded Three MSC Contracts
In the first contract, Maersk Line, Ltd., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $31,817,327 modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise the third 12-month option period for the operation and maintenance of five government-owned Maritime Prepositioning Force ships: USNS 2ND LT John P. Bobo (T-AK 3008), USNS SGT William R. Button (T-AK 3012), USNS 1ST LT Baldomero Lopez (T-AK 3010), USNS 1ST LT Jack Lummus (T-AK 3011) and USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK 3009).
Blazing DUKW Abandoned in River Thames
The vessel caught fire while in sea-borne mode, and the 30 passengers and crew evacuated into waist deep water between Lambeth Bridge and Westminster Bridge. Soon afterwards, three commercial RHIBs nearby attended and recovered people from the water and landed them at a nearby pontoon. London Fire Brigade’s boat was also on scene and the fire was extinguished. Tower and Chiswick RNLI lifeboats and the Police helicopter searched the water to ensure nobody was unaccounted for in the water.
Shipbuilding & Repair in Asia: New Market Report
Research and Markets has added "Ship Building & Repair (Asia)" report to their offering. The new report includes an analysis of the top 1000 companies in the field…
Greenpeace Arctic Drilling Protest: 8 More Coralled
A further eight Greenpeace International activists have been detained for two months in Russia pending an investigation into possible charges of piracy. The eight will join 22 others, including a freelance videographer and freelance photographer, detained on Thursday following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling. Greenpeace International pledged to appeal all 30 detentions. The 30 have already…
Northern Sea Route: Sabetta Port Seen as Focal Point
During a meeting on the implementation of the Yamal LNG project, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted the value of the seaport of Sabetta for further development of the Northern Sea Route, reports 'Arctic Info'. According to the President, the volume of traffic on the Northern Sea Route this year was 1.5 million tonnes. By 2015, this figure may reach 4 million tons, and he considered that the construction of the modern Arctic port…
Ship Agents, Sino-Global, Cut Losses in Fiscal 2013
Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. (Nasdaq: SINO), an international provider of shipping agency services, today announced its selected financial results for fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.
Port Hueneme Renew Banana Partnership
Port Officials and Del Monte Fresh produce have celebrated their 34-year partnership by executing a third modification of their 1995 contract. “34 years represents…
Today in U.S. Naval History: September 27
Today in U.S. 1941 - Launch of first Liberty ship, SS Patrick Henry, in Baltimore, Md. 1942 - Armed Guard on SS Stephen Hopkins engages German auxiliary cruiser Stier and supply ship Tannenfels. Stephen Hopkins and Stier both sink. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
New Industries Delivers Pressure Vessels
New Industries, Inc., of Morgan City, La. completed the fabrication of two 18' diameter x 223'-9" long pressure vessels for Conrad Shipyard, LLC, also of Morgan City. New Industries, Inc. has fabricated 56 LPG tanks ranging in size from 14’ -10” diameter x 180’ long x 240 tons to 18’ diameter x 223’ long x 430 tons. Currently, New Industries’ backlog on LPG tanks stretches into the 2nd quarter of 2014.
Focus on Cash Control Impacts Ship Operating Costs
International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens says total annual operating costs in the shipping industry fell by an average 1.8% in 2012. This…
Coast Guard Medevacs Shrimper Crewman
A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 45-year-old crewman from a 100-foot shrimper approximately 60 miles south of Intracoastal City in the Gulf of Mexico, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a request from the fishing vessel Poncho at approximately 5 p.m. reporting a crewman was experiencing stroke-like symptoms. Sector New Orleans directed the launch of a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to launch.
Competence: the Key to Safe and Efficient Offshore Operations
A competent workforce is a productive one, and operates with fewer risks, meaning shorter downtimes and fewer injuries. Effective competence schemes established by companies of all sizes ensure confidence in the offshore industry, and that all people appointed to safety-critical positions can carry out their jobs in an effective manner. To that end, the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has established a highly effective competence assurance and assessment framework.
Human Remains Recovered Following Costa Concordia Parbuckling
The Italian Civil Protection announced that human remains have been found by divers from the public order services as part of the search process following the parbuckling operation. DNA testing will be made for confirmation that the remains belong to the two missing victims of the Concordia shipwreck. Search and rescue operations had started on Tuesday after the Titan Micoperi Consortium declared that the water around the wreck were safe. theparbucklingproject.com
Waiting for the Windfall
The momentum for wind power continues to gather on the domestic waterfront. U.S. boatbuilders anxiously await the coming gale. "In a few instances, the Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP), charged with administrating Jones Act applicability, has ruled that foreign vessels may engage in equipment installations on the Outer Continental Shelf. CBP could also determine that driving a pole into the sea bed constitutes a point in the U.S.…
IMO Symposium Debates Sustainable Maritime Transportation System
An IMO symposium on a Sustainable Maritime Transportation System, held on world Maritime Day (September 26, 2013), provided an opportunity for a discussion on a global agenda for a sustainable maritime transportation system. The symposium reflected the world Maritime Day theme: “Sustainable Development: IMO's contribution beyond Rio+20”. IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu told the symposium that shipping…
Oceanology International China Paves Way for 2014 Repeat
Before the close of the inaugural Oceanology International China (OI China) held in Shanghai in early September, more than 70% of the space available for the next show in the series, being held September 3-5 , 2014 at INTEX Shanghai, had been reserved. “Our new show in the long-standing Oceanology International series not only lived up to expectations, but exceeded them,” said Event Director James Coleman of Reed Exhibitions.