HOSTAR Moves WWII PT Boat
PT-728, one of the few remaining examples of the torpedo-armed fast attack craft that helped America win WWII, is no ordinary boat. To help move the vessel carefully, HOSTAR Marine used a hydraulic yard trailer. Portraying various sister boats, PT-728 has played a starring role in numerous movies and documentaries, most famously as PT-73 in the television show McHale's Navy. She is the only U.S. Coast Guard-inspected PT boat licensed to take passengers for hire.
Proposed Terminal to Bring LNG to Florida
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced that it has placed a purchase contract on property where it hopes to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel terminal in Jacksonville, Fla.
HMC Nominated “Enterprise of the Year 2013”
HMC is nominated for the title “Enterprise of the Year 2013.” HMC is a heavy transport engineering company within The Netherlands and acts worldwide. For over 25 years, “the Enterprise of the Year” award is one of the highest achievements in the municipality of Almere in The Netherlands. The jury, chaired by Ben Scholten, Municipal executive for Economic Development and Culture will announce the winner on January 2, 2014. This will happen in traditional way during the New Years Reception.
The Switch Introduces New Drive Train
The Switch, a Finnish manufacturer of permanent magnet motors, generators and converters, announced the launch of its next-generation drive trains for energy efficient power generation and propulsion of merchant vessels. Combining The Switch’s permanent magnet and frequency converter technology, this opens up all-new opportunities for hybrid propulsion systems in the shipping sector. Next generation electrical drive trains based on permanent magnet (PM) technology from The Switch…
Fire Detection from Fireboy-Xintex
Fireboy-Xintex Inc. offers a line of USCG Type Approved Fire Detection Systems for commercial vessels and recreational yachts. Marine Elite RSM Analog Addressable Fire Alarm Control Panels are available for hosting up to 256 fire detection devices on all Commercial and Recreational Marine applications. These control panels can also be expanded and networked to become part of larger systems. Elite RSM Control Panels are simple and easy to understand for installers…
Paint Gun Washers Maintenance Kit
Herkules Equipment new Paint Gun Washer Maintenance Kit was developed in response to many Herkules customers who have had their Paint Gun Washer for decades and have a need for replacing small components or updating their old Herkules Paint Gun Washer. The Kit is equipped with the most common components needed for tuning-up Herkules Paint Gun Washers that have been in the market up to 30 years. It…
Videotel Launches New Ports and Pilots Catalogue
A new catalogue from Videotel will be launched at the U.K. Marine Pilots Association (UKMPA) Conference in London. With its 40 year commitment to the maritime industry, Videotel provides the range of training materials demanded from those undertaking pilotage and port operations and has created a wide portfolio of specialist training which is covered in its new Ports and Pilots catalogue. Ports and…
Onboard Drinking Water: Martek Marine Advises
Martek Marine, manufacturer of the drinking water testing kit, Drinksafe, is advising owners to ensure that they are aware of the requirements of port state control…
Bestobell FLIV for LNG Carrier
Bestobell Valves announced a new contract which brings the total of orders for its innovative patented Float Level Insulation Valves (FLIV) across the world to over 100.
New Diesel Welder/Generators
The new Trailblazer 325 Diesel and Bobcat 250 Diesel welder/generators by Miller Electric Mfg. Co. — both fully compliant with all applicable EPA Tier 4 Final emissions regulations — deliver multiprocess welding capabilities and smooth generator power, with innovative technologies designed for the professional welder. According to the manufacturer, the Trailblazer 325 Diesel welder/generators are designed to extend runtimes by 55%…
Clean Marine’s EGCS First to Operate Inside ECA
MV Balder, equipped with Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS) from Clean Marine, is reported to be the first vessel in the world to operate this type of system in the U.S. Emission Control Area (ECA). Upon arrival in Baltimore recently, the vessel’s Master sought approval from the coast guard to enter and exit the ECA Zone using High Sulfur Fuel Oil with EGCS, rather than burning the more expensive Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (1% sulfur content).
NOAA Reports Sustained Seafood Levels
An annual report released by NOAA stated U.S. commercial fishermen landed 9.6 billion pounds of fish and shellfish in 2012, valued at $5.1 billion, according to Fisheries of the United States 2012. The value and pounds of fish and shellfish caught remain higher than the average for the previous ten years of 9.2 billion pounds and $4.1 billion, although this represents a small decrease from the high level of landings and value in 2011.
Skipper Fined for Flare Misuse
The skipper of a former fishing vessel has been ordered to pay £3,825 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to firing rocket distress flares when not in need of immediate help.
First Iron Ore Trade Using CargoDocs Electronic Bills of Lading
BHP Billiton, Royal Bank of Scotland, Westpac Banking Corporation, Cargill and Minerva Marine recently completed the first trade financed iron ore trade using ESS’s…
New Zealand’s Q-West to Build High-speed Ferry
As with most island nations, New Zealand is heavily dependent on ferries. By this time next year, there will be a new ferry added to the Auckland-based Fullers Group fleet. Currently being constructed at Q-West Boat Builders Ltd. on the Wanganui River, the Incat Crowther-designed catamaran will join a large number of aluminum vessels launched from this versatile yard. At 34 by 9.5 meters, with a molded depth of 3.05 meters, this will be among the larger vessels delivered from this yard.
Today in U.S. Naval History: October 30
Today in U.S. 1775 - Congress authorizes four vessels for the defense of the United Colonies. 1799 - William Balch becomes Navy's first commissioned Chaplain. For more information about naval history…
Crude Oil Filled Barges Freed after Weekend Grounding
Two double-skinned barges, loaded with approximately two million gallons of crude oil, grounded near the Galveston Causeway Bridge Sunday and were freed Tuesday. After many unsuccessful attempts to unground the barges with assist tugs Monday, the Coast Guard approved a plan to offload some crude oil to stand-by barges to lessen the weight and increase buoyancy, which freed them. Marine Safety Unit…
New PIB Discharge Requirements
MO’s Working Group on the Evaluation of Safety and Pollution Hazards of Chemicals (ESPH 19), meeting at IMO Headquarters from October 21-25, has agreed to classify…
Ecospeed Fuel Savings Calculator at Europort
Ecospeed will display the “CLEAN SHIP – EFFICIENT SHIP – GREEN SHIP – PARTNERSHIP” concept during the Europort Exhibition, November 5-8 in Rotterdam. The concept is based on achieving the lowest possible fuel consumption for a vessel during its entire lifetime in an environmental friendly way. CLEAN SHIP – Ecospeed can be cleaned rapidly and will only improve in smoothness with each cleaning. The…
Infrastructure Firm Announces Projects of the Year
Infrastructure firm CG/LA Infrastructure announced the winners of its coveted Project of the Year award as voted upon by infrastructure industry insiders. “These…