Greenpeace's 'Arctic Sunrise' Skipper Refused Bail
The captain of the Greenpeace International ship 'Arctic Sunrise' and two other activists have been refused bail by a Russian Court informs Greenpeace International. American Pete Willcox appeared this morning before a court in Murmansk. He was the captain of the Arctic Sunrise when it was seized last month by armed men from the Russian security forces. He was also the captain of the Rainbow Warrior in 1985 when it was bombed by the French secret service…
Broadband Satellite Services Acquires Two Businesses
Broadband Satellite Services Limited (BSS), an investment company based in the North East of England, has completed the acquisition of AND Group & the Satcom Global group of companies.
Alaska Governor Invites Regional Arctic Investments
At a global conference on Arctic opportunity, Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell told participants that the Arctic is an emerging market and Alaska is a launch pad for circumpolar investment. Alaskas $50 billion economy is fiscally stable and economically diverse, Treadwell told an audience of investors, industry representatives, government officials, news media participants and indigenous citizens gathered for the first ever 'Arctic Circle' in Reykjavik, Iceland on Sunday.
Hoover Container Solutions Acquire Dolphin Energy Equipment
Hoover Container Solutions, a subsidiary of Hoover Group, Inc., has acquired Dolphin Energy Equipment LLC, a leading provider of cargo and waste management rental…
New Jet Edge Waterjet Cutting Systems Brochure
Waterjet systems manufacturer Jet Edge, Inc. has recently released a new brochure highlighting its precision water jet cutting products. The brochure features Jet Edge’s precision waterjet cutting systems and waterjet pumps as well as waterjet parts and accessories. It also highlights Jet Edge’s ability and willingness to manufacture custom waterjet systems, a unique capability that has made Jet Edge a go-to manufacturer for some of the world’s toughest waterjet challenges.
UK Chamber of Shipping Appoint New CEO
The UK Chamber of Shipping's new Chief Executive, due to start in January 2014, will be Guy Platten, currently Chief Executive of Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL). Guy Platten is a master mariner with a long background in the marine industry – including serving as a deck officer in the Merchant Navy, an Inspector of Lifeboats for the RNLI, Salvage and Mooring Officer with the Ministry of Defence and as Director of Marine Operations with the Northern Lighthouse Board.
U.S. Navy Postpones Zumwalt Christening
The Navy announced today that the christening of the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) originally scheduled for Oct. 19 has been cancelled and postponed until a future date. The future USS Zumwalt is a first of class ship for the Navy's next generation destroyer. Zumwalt class ships are tailored for sustained operations in the littorals and land attack, and will provide independent forward presence and deterrence…
Funding Issues Shift Navy Board Schedule
Due to a lapse in federal funding, all statutory and administrative selection boards scheduled for October are being rescheduled, Navy leaders said Oct. 11. According to Capt.
Fuel to be Removed from Sunken Boat in S.C.
The U.S. Coast Guard contracted the removal of any fuel or hazardous substances that may be aboard the 65-foot motor vessel Wanderer Monday, after the vessel sank…
DESMI Ocean Guard Release New Ballast Water Treatment System
The RayClean system from DESMI Ocean Guard A/S is a new supplement to the company’s ballast water treatment system (BWTS) product portfolio which already includes the OxyClean system.
Metro Cruise to Operate Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
Metro Cruise Services LLC entered a four-year agreement with the New York City Economic Development Corp. (NYCEDC), where it has been designated as the sole and exclusive operator of the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal (BCT). This will be the first time in Metro’s company history that marine terminal and stevedore operations will be conducted in the Port of New York. Metro’s cruise brand has grown in the Northeast region in recent years…
GOST Announces Promotions, Adds New Team Member
Marine security, monitoring and tracking systems supplier GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies) has promoted Parrish Westbrook to National Sales and OEM Account Manager, Samantha Thomas to Sales and Marketing Coordinator and added Product Specialist Tony Miller to the team. Parrish Westbrook joined the GOST team in September 2010, overseeing all sales through dealers, distributors and representatives throughout the United States.
Tanker Safe Following Attack off Somali Coast
EU Naval Force confirmed that on Friday, October 11, 2013, a fully laden super tanker, known as a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), was fired upon by eight armed…
Hyundai Heavy to Build Moss Type LNG Carriers
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) won a $850 million order to build four 150,000 m3 Moss type LNG carriers from Malaysian oil company Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas). The contract also includes an option exercisable by the owner to order four additional same class LNG carriers. The double-hulled LNG carriers are scheduled to be delivered to the owner from the second half of 2016. The tankers for carrying…
Heidmar CEO Marc La Monte Passes Away
Heidmar reported the unexpected passing of Marc La Monte of Wilton, Connecticut. Mr. La Monte passed away while on a business flight in Europe on the morning of October 14th. La Monte was a widely respected member of the international shipping industry for 27 years. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Heidmar Inc. from April 2012. Prior to becoming CEO, La Montehad been the Managing Director of Heidmar’s VLCC tanker pool, Seawolf Tankers.
Calecore Purchases Geotechnical Drilling Rig
Earlier this year Calecore took investment from Netherlands based investment company VEP. VEP’s equity position sees the board of Calecore unchanged but the drill rig purchase is viewed as just the start of bringing significant and key assets to the balance sheet. This investment also gives leverage to Calecore’s ever growing global presence with 1 Raffles Quay, Singapore being added to the Stavanger and Moscow bases in September of this year.
Tundra Incorporates Security Management System
Tundra Maritime Defense Services (MDS) has completed Stage 1 of the ISO/PAS 28007 process in collaboration with Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA). Already SAMI Stage 1 and ISO 9001 certified, Tundra MDS have now incorporated a Security Management System (SMS) which they say allows them to demonstrate their reliability and professionalism to potential customers measured against a consistent and highly-demanding International Standard.
Airmar Acquires Marport Commercial Fishing Division
Airmar Technology Corporation, a company that designs, engineers and manufactures ultrasonic transducers and sensor technology, announced that it has acquired substantially…
Liverpool2 Container Terminal Quay Wall Work Begins
Construction on the Liverpool2 container terminal – a £300m project which will open up the whole of the U.K. to global trade – has entered a new phase. More than 320 40m-long steel piles, weighing 47 metric tons each, are now being driven into the bed of the River Mersey to form one of the highest quay walls in Europe, at 30 meters. Liverpool2 will open up the whole of the U.K. to trade from Asia, the Middle East and the Americas after the upgrading of the Panama Canal in 2015…
Zim, Savannah Giant Move 100-ton Yacht
ZIM’s Special cargo team handled a unique shipment of a 100-ton, 92-foot long yacht, shipped on board C/V ZIM Ontario from Asia to the Port of Savannah. The new barge crane, the Savannah Giant, was used for the first time during the discharge operation in Sept.23. “The Savannah Giant is a valuable addition to our offerings at the Port of Savannah, with a capacity of up to 500 short tons,” said Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz.