TT Club Works Toward Safer Supply Chain
Freight transport insurance specialist TT Club said it is continuing its efforts to reduce risk in the supply chain. Through constant analysis of the claims it receives, the international insurer has pinpointed an array of operational circumstances that more commonly cause dangerous incidents resulting in bodily injury, sometimes death, and significant loss and damage to cargo, equipment and property.
Hempel Introduces New Hull Coating Concept
Global coatings supplier Hempel has launched HEMPAGUARD, a new hull coating concept for the shipping industry, which Hempel said offers both outstanding resistance to fouling during idle periods and significant fuel savings. The technology, dubbed ActiGuard, has been five years in development and is based on silicone-hydrogel and biocide science. HEMPAGUARD available as two separate products: HEMPAGUAR X5 and HEMPAGUARD X7.
WaveWalker Wins British Engineering Award
Fugro Seacore recently collected the New Mechanical Product of the Year award for the WaveWalker 1 walking jack-up at this year’s British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs). WaveWalker is an eight-legged walking jack-up barge (self-elevating work platform - SEWP) which was designed especially for marine operations in rough seas, surf zones, beaches and other intertidal locations where operation of traditional SEWPs is uneconomic.
Rederij Groen Orders another Damen Vessel
During a contract signing ceremony at Europort 2013, Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam, part of Damen Shipyards Group signed the contract to build an additional Seismic Research Support Vessel for Rederij Groen. This latest contract follows last month’s order of two new Seismic Research Support Vessels (SRSVs) that are due for delivery in the third quarter of 2014. This third vessel, initially only an option, completes the latest phase of RederijGroen’s expansion and will be delivered in 2015.
Marine News November: Editor's Note
Optimizing both a fleet of workboats and the business model that makes all of that possible is probably the highest priority item on your plate, every day. And, as you will soon discover within the pages of the latest edition of MarineNews, fleet optimization can mean 10 different things to 10 different operators. The way forward for those that will survive this robust but equally difficult business climate necessarily involves regulatory compliance…
Active Regulatory Projects
The September hearing held by the House subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation centered on maritime transportation regulations and their ultimate impact on safety, security, jobs and the environment. As various industry advocates used the public venue as a vehicle to vent and for elected officials to call attention to various ‘rice bowl’ agendas, the scope and breadth of the regulatory labyrinth being endured by the domestic maritime industry became fully evident.
Jeppesen Revolutionizes ENC Licensing With New Solution
Jeppesen has revolutionized the navigational chart industry by introducing FlatFee licensing for its official Electronic Navigation Charts (ENCs). Jeppesen FlatFee lets mariners purchase some or all of nine worldwide zones at an affordable fixed price. Vessels are able to view and use all charts, for voyage planning and navigation, without limitations for one year. If sailing needs change, additional zone subscriptions can be added without having to create new licenses.
Omni-Directional Output for BEx Horns
E2S has introduced a new option for its market-leading BEx range of explosion proof horns. A new design of output horn turns the sound 90 degrees into a radial, omni-directional pattern without reducing the unit’s sound output levels. Suited to combine horn/strobe units that are ordinarily installed with the strobe at the top and the horn facing downwards so that the sound output is pointing directly at the floor…
New Science Vessel for USCG Academy
Viking Welding & Response Marine, Inc. have recently completed a 36’ research vessel, which is being used in United States Coast Guard Academy coursework this fall. Christened the Michael J. Greeley Spirit of ’61, the vessel was largely funded by gifts from the Academy class of 1961 and named after a class member who passed away while a cadet at the Academy. The Michael J. Greeley adds capacity, capability and versatility to the marine research and lab work offerings of the Academy.
A Guide for Marine Spatial Planning
As the need for Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and its development continues to grow, The Nautical Institute has worked with the World Ocean Council to produce a guide aimed at helping maritime professionals to better understand MSP and take a more active role in representing shipping issues within the process. Titled “The Shipping Industry and Marine Spatial Planning – a professional approach” and launched today at a seminar hosted by the Institute’s Hong Kong branch…
Examining Glycerol as a Potential Marine Fuel
The Technology Strategy Board GLEAMS project is currently investigating technology by which marine vessels will be able to surpass the very highest regulatory standards required for sulphur and nitrous oxide emissions, as well as slashing their carbon emissions and potentially reducing fuel costs. One solution may be the use of glycerol, (commonly glycerine), as a fuel for marine diesel engines. There is a global oversupply of glycerol, a by-product of the expanding biofuel industry.
Joe Mauro Joins the Barrett Team
Barrett Communications announced the appointment of Joe Mauro as a Business Development Manager with Barrett USA LLC as of October 1, 2013. Joe’s primary role is to look after and develop Barrett Communications’ markets throughout North America, including the management of U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Programs, cooperation and teaming with U.S. Prime Contractors and supporting Barretts’ North American distributor network.
Today in U.S. Naval History: November 8
Today in U.S. 1861 – Capt. Charles Wilkes seizes two Confederate diplomats from the British steamer Trent, causing an international controversy with Great Britain (known as the Trent Affair). 1942 - Operation Torch (Allied landings in French Northwest Africa). American forces land at Casablanca. French naval forces attack U.S. Navy ships and 13 French ships are sunk without a loss to the U.S. 1956 - Navy Stratolab balloon (L.Cdrs. Malcolm D. Ross and M.
Singapore LNG Bunkering Study
The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a news release stating that, working with Lloyd’s Register, it is completing a study on the Technical Standards…
Coast Guard, Navy Busy off U.S. Atlantic Coast
The Coast Guard, with the assistance of the Navy, saved four lives and responded to a total of five sailboats in distress off the Atlantic Coast Thursday and Friday.
U.S. Navy Hosts Hong Kong Dignitaries
The U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) hosted Hong Kong government officials and media for a daylight embark, Nov. The 20 representatives visited the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier to gain a general orientation of the ship's mission in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. "We greatly value this visit and hope we can continue to work together as partners," said Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery, commander, Battle Force U.S.
Macron Announces Anchor Handler Sale
Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington announced the private sale of a 2010 built, dynamic positioning, firefighting, anchor handling tug supply vessel. The Conan Wu Design (now part of Wärtsilä Ship Design), 55.0m x 13.8m x 5.5m depth vessel is classed ABS A1 Towing Vessel, AH, Fire Fighting Vessel Class 1, Offshore Support Vessel, AMS, DPS-1, Unrestricted Service. The 1,102mtdw AHTS is powered by a pair of 1…
Unathorized Workers on Concordia
Titan Micoperi Consortium communicates that early this morning four unauthorized people have been noticed on board the Concordia. They were identified through the surveillance video system as operators of Titan Salvage and notified to local police. The company has taken immediate action to remove workers from the project. Titan Micoperi underlines how the surveillance system in place has worked effectively…
Ukrainian Frigate Prevents Pirate Attack
The Ukrainian frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy in the Gulf of Aden prevented a pirate attack on the civilian vessel Manjin Cild, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence said in a statement on Tuesday. "With the Hetman Sahaydachniy frigate approaching the vessel Manjin Cild at a distance of 35 cables, a high-speed watercraft stopped the persecution of the above ship and disappeared," reads the report. According to the ministry…
Capsize Injures Three Coast Guardsmen
Three Coast Guardsmen suffered non-life threatening injuries Friday after their rescue boat capsized in the surf off Puerto Rico. The search-and-rescue crew was responding with other local agencies to a report of two people in the water two nautical miles northeast of San Juan Harbor when the incident occurred. The three-man crew of a Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft/Law Enforcement was rescued…