Great Lakes Coal Trade Falls 13% in September
Shipments of coal on the Great Lakes totaled 2.7 million tons in September, a decrease of 13% from a year ago and the preceding month. Shipments from Lake Superior ports totaled 1.6 million tons…
Double Delivery Houma Style
Last month MarineNews was on hand in Houma, La., for a festive double celebration marking the delivery of a pair of high spec 95-ft. towboats for LeBeouf Bros. Towing. To say that Jon Gonsoulin knows how to throw a party is an understatement. The ubiquitous president of LeBeouf Bros. Towing, LLC of Houma, La., hosted a double delivery celebration without compare last month at his home; one which saw LeBeouf and Gonsoulin welcome the MV Karl Senner and MV Dickie Gonsoulin to the LeBeouf Bros.
Tampa Yacht Manufacturing Introduces New Twists to Old Concepts
In-House Design Changes are no problem at Tampa Yacht Manufacturing. Whether of internal design and manufacture or tweaking of standard, commercially available off-the-shelf marine equipment, TYM went the extra yard for its customers. Built by Tampa Yacht Manufacturing, (TYM), the 36RHIB is the general purpose configuration of their versatile 36 foot platform; a proven design. Additional configurations of the 36RHIB include an Aft Helm Configured Fast Boarding Craft…
Rolls-Royce to Supply Rig Equipment for Samsung Heavy
Rolls-Royce has signed a contract to supply thrusters and deck machinery for two semi-submersible drilling rigs to be built at Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea for Stena Drilling. Rolls-Royce reported the value of the contract to be around £22.5 million. Rolls-Royce is a supplier of large thrusters and deck machinery to the offshore drilling market. So far the company has delivered 1,200 thrusters to close to 200 rigs and drillships, and mooring systems to 25 rigs.
Training Tugmasters – Without Vessels
Transas, Seaways Europe & Serco Marine: Working together to create the world’s best tug simulator, and along the way training Tugmasters in the absence of the actual vessels. When UK-based Serco Marine Services acquired 29 new vessels from Damen to replace older assets and augment their growing fleet and contract obligations, they also knew that that they simply could not wait until the boats arrived to begin training their tugmasters in the fine art of ASD operations.
Navis Joins Aker Arctic for Ice Class DP Design
Navis Engineering Oy and Aker Arctic Technology Inc. have signed a scientific and technical cooperation agreement covering the joint development of technology for…
Samsung LNG Carriers Powered, Propelled by GE
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is one of the fastest growing energy markets worldwide, and global production capacity could be more than double by the end of the decade.
Navy League Past National President Daniel B. Branch Dies at 75
The Navy League of the United States mourns the death of its past national president, Capt. Daniel B. Branch Jr., USN retired. He died on Oct. 21, 2013, of complications from mesothelioma cancer at the age of 75. Memorial services will be held Thursday Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, 7520 South Boulder Road, Boulder, Colo. Burial services will be held at a future date at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
Ocean Power and Mitsui to Commercialize PowerBuoy
Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPT) and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) announced that they have signed a new agreement to cooperate in the development and commercialization of OPT's PowerBuoy technology. Building on the successful work previously done together by the companies, this agreement sets forth the terms of technology licensing and other financial arrangements between MES and OPT regarding OPT's PowerBuoy systems.
MARINS Chosen for U.K.’s New Aircraft Carriers
iXBlue has been selected to provide inertial navigation systems for the two Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers currently being built by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance for the U.K. Royal Navy.
Today in U.S. Naval History: October 24
Today in U.S. Naval History - October 24 1944 - In air-sea battle in the Sibuyan Sea, carrier aircraft attack Japanese Center Force. 1958 - USS Kleinsmith (APD-134) evacuates U.S. nationals from Nicaro, Cuba. 1962 - Atlantic Fleet begins quarantine operations to force Soviet Union to agree to remove ballistic missiles and long range bombers from Cuba. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
Aecon Awarded $60 Million Enbridge Terminal Project
Aecon Group Inc. announced, coinciding with an investor tour with Raymond James in Edmonton, that it has been awarded a construction contract by Enbridge Pipelines Inc.
AVEVA Partners with ETAP to Improve Interfaces
AVEVA today announced that it is collaborating with ETAP to create a complementary interface between AVEVA Electrical and ETAP’s enterprise solution for electrical power systems. The new interface will deliver industry-leading capability for the efficient design, development and production of the most complex electrical installations in all types of process and power plants, ships and offshore facilities.
GoAGT: “Kidnapping of U.S. citizens off Nigeria was avoidable”
The attack on a U.S.-flagged platform supply vessel C-Retriever by pirates off Nigeria’s coast, which resulted in two U.S. citizens being kidnapped, could have been completely avoided…
North P&I Club Phase in Members' 2014 Rate Increase
North P&I Club has decided on a 7.5% general premium increase for protection and indemnity (P&I) cover next year and will continue with a moderated payment plan similar to last year.
Chouest Appoint Rick Fox to Lead Alaska Operations
The Edison Chouest Offshore group of companies (ECO) has announced the appointment of Rick Fox as senior vice president and general manager of Alaska operations. Fox will be responsible for leading all ECO vessel activities in the Arctic, as well as overseeing the operation of Chouest affiliates Fairweather, LLC, Deadhorse Aviation Center, Tulugaq, LLC and VDOS, LLC (Virtual Data Operations Support).
BSEE's Ohmsett Facility Receives US$4-Million Grant
The funds allocated to BSEE will provide for infrastructure resiliency improvements at the bureau's national oil spill response research and renewable energy test facility, Ohmsett, located at Naval Weapons Station Earl in Leonardo, N.J. The Ohmsett facility includes the nation’s largest saltwater tank used for testing oil removal technologies, providing unique research and applied training capabilities.
Van der Velden in Pole Position for 'Ahoy Rotterdam 2013'
Van der Velden Maritime Systems will be showcasing a selection of their vessel propulsion products at upcoming 'Ahoy Rotterdam', 5-8, November 2013 at booth 1405 in Hall 1. The company has also been selected to participate in the Green Route. Van der Velden will present information, about its products including the Velden® FLEX tunnel manoeuvring and propulsion system, which is designed for inland and coastal ships…
LEEVAC Shipyards Launch MMC-designed PSV
The launch of the new Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) 'MV Torrens Tide' at the company's Houma shipyard was safely accomplished in just 9 seconds, but ship's namesake Mary Torrens said she would have driven twice as far to witness her vessel take the plunge. "I am humbled and honored to be included in Tidewater's long standing tradition of naming vessels after its employees and I thank the nominating committee at Tidewater Inc. for this privilege.
Port of Cleveland Plans 2014 Europe Express Service
The Cleveland-Europe Express Ocean Freight Service will be the only scheduled international container service on the Great Lakes when it kicks off in April 2014. “Currently, local manufacturers use East Coast ports to ship goods to Europe, incurring additional rail and truck costs along the way,” said Will Friedman, president & CEO of the Port of Cleveland. The service will be the fastest and greenest route between Europe and North America’s heartland…