OceanGate Dives on Black Elk Energy's 'Idle Iron'
Deep-sea manned submersible operations provider, OceanGate, has completed a series of dives in the Gulf of Mexico to observe the ecological impact of decommissioned oil platforms on ocean life using the 5-person manned submersible Antipodes. This expedition was part of an initial study related to the "Rigs to Reefs" program, a critical issue in the decommissioning of platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world…
Need for Latin American Transport Infrastructure Investment Highlighted
TT Club’s Senior Underwriter, Dan Negron, speaking at the recent TOC Americas Conference in Miami outlined his views on future Latin American trade growth and the pressures that this will create on the region’s transport infrastructure. “Two examples of robust economies are Colombia and Peru. The latter has grown its export trade by a multiple of five over the last decade, while Colombia has a sustained GDP growth rate in the region of 5% in recent years.
International Conference Unanimous That Arctic Code is Needed
The Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) recently hosted a St. Petersburg international conference 'Arctic Shipping and Offshore Activities: Responding to Safety and Environmental Challenges' . The conference was attended by key figures with interests in Arctic develoment, including the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Mr Koji Sekimizu. The international maritime…
Matson Set Date fo Q3 2013 Financial Release
The Board of Directors of Matson, a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, announced that it will release its financial results for the Third Quarter 2013 on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. President and Chief Executive Officer Matthew Cox and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Joel Wine will discuss the results for the third quarter through a conference call that will occur after financial results are released. The earnings conference call is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. EST/1:30 p.m.
Dan-Bunkering Dips a Toe in Brokering
A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd., is slowly expanding into a new area, the broker business, by setting up a small in-house broker department in the company’s head office in Middelfart, Denmark.
Eastern Delivers another Vessel to Hornbeck Offshore
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. announce that on Thursday October 10, 2013, the M/V HOS Red Rock (Hull 202) was delivered to Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC. The HOS Red Rock was launched on April 19, 2013. Hornbeck’s first vessel, the HOS Red Dawn (Hull 201), was delivered on June 21, 2013 and is currently servicing offshore drilling operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Hornbeck’s third vessel the HOS Renaissance (Hull 203) and is currently at Eastern completing final outfitting…
SOCP Annual Fall Meeting & 20 Year Anniversary Event
The SOCP cordially invites the maritime community to attend the SOCP Annual Fall Meeting, celebrating 20 Years of Collaboration & Innovation to Improve the U.S. Maritime Industry . This event will be held at MITAGS-PMI-CCMIT, 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum, MD 21090 on November 6-7, 2013 . A high caliber line up of speakers h ave been invited to this exciting event, including Mr. Paul N. Jaenichen, Sr, Acting Maritime Administrator of MARAD and Rear Admiral Joseph A.
Lost Vessel Rescued by U.S. Navy Ship
Guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) and embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) conducted a Safety-of-Life-at-Sea operation rescue Oct.
Life at Sea: It’s None of My Business
The challenges faced by seafarers whilst working on board ships has been highlighted in a short film by Harriet Grecian about the work of seafarer welfare organization Apostleship of the Sea. The video offers a candid view of life at sea and how AoS provides pastoral and practical support to seafarers in difficulties. While ship visiting, AoS Tyne port chaplain, Paul Atkinson speaks to crewmembers about their jobs, which often involves eight-hour days, seven days a week and up to a year at sea.
Riva to Serve as ABS Chief Surveyor
ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki announced the appointment of Joseph "Joe" Riva to the position of ABS Vice President and Chief Surveyor. This role is responsible for guiding and overseeing all ABS survey activities, applying a strong knowledge of ABS Rules and Guides and international regulations to create consistency and quality in service delivery. Riva will succeed Linwood "Lenny" Pendexter, who has held the position for ten years.
New Portable Combustion Gas and Emissions Analyzer
The new E8500 industrial combustion analyzer from E Instruments is a complete portable tool for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing. According to the manufacturer, the E8500 is suited for regulatory and maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace and other combustion applications. The analyzer features up to nine gas sensors and has capabilities for wireless communication with computers and other windows devices.
GAC Moves Rig from Sri Lanka to India
GAC Sri Lanka has completed the movement of offshore drilling rig Hercules Triumph from the port of Trincomalee to India. The rig, owned by Hercules Offshore, Inc.…
Aliança Christens New Containership
With the Américo Vespúcio the Hamburg Süd subsidiary Aliança christened the third of four identical 3,800 TEU container ships for its cabotage fleet on October 22, 2013 in Pecém (Brazil). The naming ceremony was held as part of a customer event at the port of Pecém. The Sponsor of the ship is Consuelo Dias Branco, Member of the Senior Management of Moinho Dias Branco, one of Aliança’s customers. Before the Américo Vespúcio…
Westlawn Adds Dean of Naval Architecture
Westlawn Institute of Technology, the not-for-profit educational affiliate of the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), welcomed RADM Gordon G. Piché USCG (Ret.) as Dean of Naval Architecture.
Super Post-Panamax Cranes Start Work at Port of Savannah
All four of the super post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes that arrived at the Port of Savannah in June are now fully operational at Georgia Ports Authority’s Garden City Terminal. The cranes arrived on a specialized vessel June 5. After the cranes were offloaded, crews began raising the booms, and the electrical and machinery housings roughly 100 feet to their proper position. Additional on-site work included elevator installation and final wiring connections.
Students Protect Inlets from Oil Contamination
A new Texas Tidal Inlet Protection Strategies (TIPS) program, being developed by researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, will soon be in place to protect our state’s sensitive bays and estuaries from the potential harm of offshore oil spills. The bays and estuaries of the Texas coast serve as nurseries for several species of marine organisms including sport fish. These estuaries are connected to the Gulf of Mexico through various inlets.
Jotun Offers New Ship Performance Solution
Jotun Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) has launched the HPS Newbuilding Solution at Kormarine in Busan, South Korea. The HPS Newbuilding solution is aimed at yards…
Cargotec's Wins €37 Million Order for 45 Electric Winches
Cargotec's MacGregor has won an order worth approximately €37 million for 45 electric winches from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. Ltd, in South Korea. The order…
Kongsberg: New Drilling Rig and Ship Simulator
Kongsberg Maritime has introduced two new Diesel Electric models for its Engine Room Simulator, K-Sim Engine (previously Neptune). The DE88 Semi-Submersible Drilling Rig model, containing eight Wärtsilä 16V26 engines and eight thrusters, is already available, while the DE66 Drill Ship model, simulating full operation of six MAN 16V32/40 diesel generators powering six thrusters, will be released in Q1 2014.
Discovery Broadcasts Triple-E Documentary Series
The first episode of Discovery Channel’s 6-episode TV series about Maersk Line’s Triple-E vessel will be broadcast in Denmark on Thursday 24 October on the Discovery Channel. The series will be broadcast throughout Europe and Asia in November and December followed by Latin America in February and March of 2014. The series, titled “The World’s Biggest Ship,” will consist of six 45-minute episodes and give viewers the opportunity to see how the Triple-E was designed…