U.S. and Canadian Forces Partner for SAR Exercise
The call came in two days ago: an aircraft with 40 passengers aboard had gone down in a remote area somewhere along the Alaskan-Canadian border. The Federal Aviation Administration, which had been monitoring the flight, received the distress call before losing contact with the aircraft. Just as if it had been a real-life situation, the FAA contacted the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center at Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson. The notional scenario set the stage for more than 100 U.S.
Intellian FleetBroadband Compatible with Inmarsat XpressLink
Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services, announced that FleetBroadband terminals manufactured by Intellian are now approved for use with XpressLink…
MOL to Open New Office in Switzerland
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), one of the world's largest global multimodal transportation companies, will open its own office in Switzerland as part of its strategy to grow closer to customers.
Commercial Cargo Pilot Seeks U.S.-Mexico Security
The many years of concern about the commercial Mexican-U.S. cross-border practices which slow down the movement of cross-border cargo and security implications,…
Five Crew Rescued from Sunken Fishing Boat
Five crew members from a French fishing vessel have been winched to safety after their boat sank in stormy conditions off the Cornish coast. Falmouth Coastguard was first contacted just before 1 a.m.
Fairbanks Morse Engine and Achates Power Team Up
Manufacturer of opposed-piston engines Fairbanks Morse Engine, an EnPro Industries company, signed a joint development and licensing agreement with Achates Power, Inc. —an innovator of improved internal combustion engines that are clean, more fuel efficient and lower cost—to reduce emissions and fuel consumption of Fairbanks Morse proprietary diesel and dual-fuel opposed-piston engines. Fairbanks Morse…
Fuel Savings with Intelligent Monitoring
Monitoring is a first step to fuel savings, and creating awareness helps save several percent’s of fuel consumption on ships. Monitoring is an integral part of the IMO Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) guidelines. Taking expensive measures without measuring their effectiveness through monitoring has no use. A drawback is that monitoring often increases the already high work load of the crew on a ship.
Today in U.S. Naval History: November 4
Today in U.S. Naval History - November 4 1967 - Landing craft from USS Navarro (APA-215) rescue 43 men from British SS Habib Marikar aground on a reef at Lincoln Island in the Tonkin Gulf. 1971 - USS Nathanael Greene (SSBN-636) launches a Poseidon C-3 missile in first surface launch of Poseidon missile. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
Retrofit Solutions for Exhaust Gas and Water Cleaning
Upcoming environmental regulations will affect existing vessels, and as a consequence there is a growing demand for exhaust gas cleaning and ballast water treatment systems. Retrofitting both scrubbers and ballast water management systems is – or will soon be – required for many ships to comply with regulations. There are retrofit solutions available across all ship types, from cruise vessels to merchant and offshore ships.
ICS Questions French CO2 Ship Requirements
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the global trade association for shipowners, has written to the French Government to raise concerns about a new requirement for foreign shipowners to provide information to their French customers about CO2 emissions, using a detailed methodology that has not been discussed internationally. ICS believes that the unilateral application by France of these new…
Dana Gas Revenues Grow 21%
Dana Gas, one of Middle East’s largest regional private sector natural gas company, announces its financial results for the third quarter and nine month ended September 30…
U.S. Navy Buys Northrop Grumman Radar Systems
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to supply three AN/SPQ-9B radar systems for amphibious and Arleigh Burke class ships. Under the $20.4 million contract award, Northrop Grumman will supply three AN/SPQ-9B radar systems for delivery in the second quarter of 2015. This contract adds to the 53 radar systems the company has already delivered, or is under contract to deliver.
October 2013 Vessel Sales
Listed are vessel sales for October 2013 as prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York. 10/14/13 - C.P.
Three Rescued from Flooding Vessel Near Sanibel Island
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three people Monday after their 68-foot fishing vessel started to sink 36 miles southwest of Sanibel Island. A member of Sea Tow Marco…
Ulstein Designed Aegir Wins KVNR Award
Heerema Marine Contractors’ new Deepwater Construction Vessel Aegir, a customized Ulstein SOC 5000 design developed by Ulstein Sea of Solutions, won the Dutch KVNR Shipping Award. KVNR is the Dutch Association of Ship Owners. Designed by Ulstein Sea of Solutions, a design and development company in Ulstein Group, the state-of-the-art vessel is designed for worldwide operations and suited for executing complex infrastructure and pipeline projects in ultra-deep water.
Ambrey Risk Gain ISO/PAS 28007 Certification
Ambrey Risk have successfully gained certification from Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) against ISO/PAS 28007, joining a growing number of Private Maritime…
Topaz Marine Appoints New Managing Director
Topaz Marine Engineering, a regional marine repair service provider and boat builder, announced the appointment of Geoff Taylor as its new Managing Director. Geoff joins the company following a period as an independent marine consultant. Prior to this he enjoyed a career spanning twenty seven years with Dubai Drydocks and Drydocks World. After holding a number of managerial positions he became Technical Director of Dubai Drydocks in 1999, CEO in 2004 and Group CEO in 2007.
EWEA Offshore to Highlight Safe Working Methods
Effective sharing of marine construction experience, safe methods of working and recommended practice for offshore installation will lie at the heart of presentation…
DOF Subsea Charters New Vessel for the North Sea
DOF Subsea, a provider of integrated subsea solutions, has chartered a new multipurpose vessel to assist in North Sea operations. The company has entered into a long-term charter agreement with Reach Subsea for the newbuild construction support vessel (CSV) Normand Reach. DOF Subsea has signed a two-year contract with Reach Subsea with two one-year extension options. The Normand Reach is due to be…
Transas ECDIS and Chart Service for Hellenic Carriers
Transas Hellas will supply ECDIS and Official Charts to Hellenic Carriers Corporation S.A. according to agreement recently signed between two companies. Hellenic Carriers Corporation’s fleet will be equipped with the Transas Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS in premium configuration and Transas Admiralty Data Service (TADS) providing a comprehensive and official chart data service. All vessels will shift to paperless navigation immediately after installation is completed.