Sultan Qaboos Port to Call a Stop on Cargo Trade
In a decisive move to convert Oman's Sultan Qaboos Port into a tourism hub August 31, 2014 would be the deadline for receiving container, cargo, vehicle carriers and other vessels carrying project material at the port, reports the Times of Oman, citing Minister of Transport and Communications, Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Futaisi. The directive comes in response to the Royal directives of His Majesty Sultan…
LNG Carrier Cool-down by SLNG a First
Singapore LNG Corporation (SLNG) has performed its first vessel cool-down service, following an agreement signed with Malaysian shipping company MISC. This is the…
Ingalls-Built 'Somerset' (LPD 25) Passes Navy Acceptance Trials
Huntington Ingalls Industries announce that the amphibious transport dock 'Somerset' (LPD 25) has returned from successful U.S. Navy acceptance sea trials. The company's ninth ship in the San Antonio (LPD 17) class returned to the company's Avondale facility following three days of at-sea demonstrations and testing. The 684-foot-long vessel's primary mission is to transport up to 800 Marines, their fighting vehicles and aircraft.
San Francisco Bay Ferry Operating Regular Schedule
San Francisco Bay Ferry will operate its regular schedule Friday, October 11 through the weekend as BART Unions and Management continue negotiations. With the announcement…
RS Passes Cyprus MA Audit
The audit, which took place on October 8-10, 2013, confirmed the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) recognition by the Maritime Administration of Cyprus. Summarizing the audit results, Michalis Michaelides, a representative of the Maritime Administration of Cyprus, announced there were no non-conforminies detected in the activity of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping. “The objective of the…
Navy Member Dies at Australian Defence Cycling Carnival
The Australian Department of Defense confirmed that a male Navy competitor has died today following a tragic accident while participating in the Australian Defense…
Capstone Turbine Expands Marine Product Line
Capstone Turbine Corporation, a clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, is expanding its product offering in the marine market and has appointed six Capstone marine distributors. In addition, the company has launched a contest that will give away up to 130 kilowatts of marine power to three existing or new ship owners. Winners will be selected from entries submitted which represent…
OSRL Introduces Well Capping Equipment
Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL), the global oil spill response co-operative funded by more than 160 oil and energy companies, has announced the opening of a new Base in Saldanha Bay, South Africa, to support regional and global response operations. The Base houses cutting edge well capping equipment designed to shut-in an uncontrolled subsea well, marking a major advancement in Africa’s oil spill response capability.
Caterpillar Displays C32 EPA Tier 3 Engine
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems will highlight its wide array of U.S. EPA Tier 3/IMO II certified marine power solutions at the International Workboat Show held October 9th – 11th in New Orleans, Louisiana. On display at the Caterpillar booth this year will be the Cat C32 ACERT EPA Tier 3 certified marine engine, which is now also offered as an EPA Tier 3 certified auxiliary engine and an EPA Tier 3 certified generator set.
U.S. Brig Niagara at Great Lakes Shipyard
The U.S. Brig Niagara, Erie, Pennsylvania’s Flagship, arrived at Great Lakes Shipyard for routine drydocking and repairs. The vessel was hauled out using the Marine Travelift, and the work on the vessel will be completed in approximately two weeks. This marks the first time Great Lakes Shipyard has hauled out a tall ship using their Travelift as well as the first time the US Brig Niagara has been hauled out with a Travelift.
Raymarine Autopilot wins NMEA-BWI Technology Award
Independent panel selects product based on innovation, benefit to boaters, practicality and value. Raymarine took top honors at the 2013 National Marine Electronics…
Harvey Gulf Closes Abdon Callais Offshore
New Orleans based Harvey Gulf International Marine, has announced the closing of its asset purchase of Abdon Callais Offshore, a deal worth $460 Million USD in cash, while simultaneously selling six of the older assets to Adriatic Marine for $72 Million USD. CEO Shane Guidry commented: "It's been a very busy year. Abdon Callais is the third company I have purchased in the last 12 months, adding 58 vessels to my fleet.