SHIPPINGInsight Conference Convenes This Month
Executives from 20 shipping companies and 40 expert panelists will share case studies on improving efficiency in ship operations with an expected 100 registered…
Bay-Houston Towing Accepts New Tugboat
Bay-Houston Towing Co. announced it has taken delivery of the first Z Tech 2400 tugboat, the Chloe K, designed by Robert Allan Ltd. of Vancouver, and built by Leevac Shipyards LLC of Jennings, La. The Z Tech 2400 tugs are a smaller version of the Z Tech 7500 tugs that are already in Bay-Houston Towing Co.’s fleet. While they are smaller, they have enormous power for their size. •The forward deck (over the skeg) has a low…
Star Bulk Orders Three New Drybulk Vessels
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. announced that on September 23, 2013, the company entered into agreements with Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (SWS) for the construction of two 208,000 dwt Newcastlemax drybulk vessels each with fuel efficient specifications and expected deliveries during the first half 2016. On September 27, 2013, the company entered into agreements with Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co.
REX Gage Model DD-4 Digital Durometer
The Rex DD-4 Digital Durometer is the successor to the popular Rex DD-3. With its list of features, the DD-4 is \state-of-the-art and is suited instrument for lab use. Some of the new features are a new larger LCD display, USB data ports for computer compatibility, a locking feature to prevent accidental erasure of tolerances, automatic shutoff and low battery warning.
Safariland Group Acquires Tactical Command Industries
The Safariland Group, a global provider of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, has acquired Tactical Command Industries, Inc.
FMC Commissioners Meet with China's SISI Representatives
Commissioner Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. and Commissioner William P. Doyle met with representatives of the Shanghai International Shipping Institute (SISI) on September 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. Representing SISI were Professor Zhen Hong, Secretary General of SISI; Professor Zhang Jieshu, Deputy Secretary General of SISI; and Angela Xu, International Cooperation Department of SISI. The cordial discussions included an overview of China - US maritime trade…
Port of Cork Winter Seabed Plough Program
A project that has allowed the Port of Cork to precisely monitor and record the winter program of seabed ploughing in real time for the first ever time is being delivered by Succorfish in partnership with Irish marine communication specialists SEA-Tech. The exercise, which is being carried out aboard a utility vessel working to lift sediment from the port seabed into the water column and back out to sea…
New PowerShark Tool Eats through Biofouling
The PowerShark WB3000, a new rechargeable, submersible handheld tool from Waveblade, Inc., removes barnacles and other unwanted growth in seconds. According to the manufacturer, it delivers a new level of efficiency and safety for shallow dive maintenance work on hulls and marine structures, and works equally as well for land-based projects. The PowerShark capitalizes on a patented resonant wave technology.
Ingram Barge Announces Executive Promotions
Craig E. Philip, Chief Executive Officer, Ingram Barge Company, today announced several changes and promotions for the Marine Group. Dave O’Loughlin has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Vessel Operations and Strategic Sourcing, reporting to Kaj Shah, President, Ingram Barge Company. Mr. O’Loughlin will head up vessel operations and oversee a strategic sourcing team comprised of the external services and purchasing departments.
Thordon Receives Ocean Exchange Industry Challenge Award
Thordon Bearings Inc. received this year’s Industry Excellence Award at the third annual Ocean Exchange on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia. Recognized for eliminating oil discharges from commercial ships using seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings, Thordon was one of three international recipients of the award. The Industry…
Wood Forever Pact: New Criteria for RINA Green Plus Yacht
A Monaco yacht show dedicated to the Green philosophy through numerous initiatives aimed at boosting environmental awareness in the world of pleasure craft. On Saturday 28 September, aboard the 55-meter Ocean Paradise built by Benetti shipyards, an event was held which left a notable green footprint on the decks of the super yachts: leading classification company RINA Services and the Prince Albert…
Andrew Mund Named AdvanTec Marine Technical Director
Licensed Professional Engineer and Naval Architect Andrew Mund has been named AdvanTec Marine's Technical Director.In this role Mr. Mund will extend his commitment to the industry by expanding his offerings to a wider client base, leading marine engineering and design initiatives for all five of the companies that make up the AdvanTec Marine family: Diamond Sea Glaze; Freeman Marine; Manly Marine; Pacific Coast Marine and Steelhead Marine. Mr.
Low Resistance Hull Form Developed for BlueTech 42
Foreship BlueTech Ltd. and Foreship Ltd. have jointly developed a new super-low resistance hull form for the BlueTech 42 bulk carrier. The hull has low resistance through the speed range – not only at design speed. This gives the benefit for owners and operators to choose the speed based on their needs, as every speed is ECO-Speed. Extensive use of in-house RANS-CFD together with innovative and unique design features were the cornerstones for the hull form development.
Today in U.S. Naval History: October 1
Today in U.S. 1800 - U.S. Schooner Experiment captures French Schooner Diana. 1844 - Naval Observatory headed by Lt. Matthew Fontaine Maury occupies first permanent quarters. 1874 - Supply Corps purser, Lt. J. Q. Barton, given leave to enter service of new Japanese Navy to organize a Pay Department and instruct Japanese about accounts. He served until October 1, 1877 when he again became a purser in the U.S. Navy.
Offshore Momentum Escalates at Gibdock
Strategically located Gibraltar shipyard Gibdock has continued its run of technically advanced offshore support vessel repair and maintenance projects, securing a contract involving a returning customer. The Viking Vanquish, a high capacity 3D seismic survey vessel operated for CGG, has undergone a 21-day program of works, leaving the shipyard’s drydocks in mid-September prior to sea trials. Based in France…
JAMSTEC Orders MHI Wide-area Seabed Research Vessel
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order for construction of a wide-area seabed research vessel from the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), and an agreement has been signed. The vessel on order will efficiently advance wide-area research into seafloor resources, its comprehensive research capabilities to include elucidation of mineral and ore deposit origins and formation conditions…
Tsakos Energy Navigation Closes $50 Million Offering
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN), a product, crude and LNG tanker operator, has announced the closing of its $50 million offering of 8 7/8% Series C Cumulative…
U.K. Sees Rise in Merchant Navy Training Applications
Clyde Marine Training, the U.K.’s largest Merchant Navy Training provider current figures show the number of people applying to train at nautical college for a future…
JMS to Design Research Vessel for Virginia Institute of Marine Science
JMS Naval Architects of Mystic, Ct. was competitively awarded a contract from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science to provide concept through contract-level design, shipyard bid support, and owner’s rep services for VIMS’ next research vessel. The VIMS research vessel will be used for scientific research in the main stem and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay, and capable of conducting extended science missions in coastal and offshore areas within the Mid-Atlantic region.
Topaz Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
Topaz Energy and Marine, a global offshore support vessel owner with key operations in the Middle East and Caspiantoday announced the appointment of PernilleFabricius as Chief Financial Officer. Mrs. Fabricius’career spans 25 years and she joins Topaz from her position as CFO of DAMCO, a global logistics division of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group. DAMCO has revenues of approximately EUR 3,5bn and circa 20,000 employees in over 100 countries. Mrs.