Young MHI Japanese Shipbuilders Win Slew of Medals
Yusuke Shiomoto (20), an employee of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) who works at the Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works in the Energy & Environment business domain, has won the gold medal in the Construction Steel Work category at the 51st National Skills Competition held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba and other venues in Japan. MHI participated in five categories this year: Construction Steel Work, Welding, Mechanical Device Assembly, Mechatronics and Turning.
New Carnival Cruise Ship to be Powered by MAN Diesel & Turbo
MAN Diesel & Turbo has won an order from Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines to supply five medium-speed 48/60CR engines to power its next-generation diesel-electric propulsion cruise liner which is to be built by Fincantieri. With a gross tonnage of about 133,500 tons and a passenger capacity of about 5,000, the ship will be the largest vessel in the Carnival Cruise Lines' fleet. Its construction represents…
New Propulsion Test Centre for Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä's new Propulsion Test Centre has been established and funded by Wärtsilä with strong support from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, who will provide the resources to operate the facility. The test centre is located in Tuusula, southern Finland, and will enhance the company's capabilities in product validation and research activities. The new facility enables Wärtsilä to speed the development of new…
Robert Allan Turkish Tugboat Workhorses Delivered
Admirers of Lewis Carroll's classic 'The Hunting of the Snark' are unlikely ever to forget the names of the two new Robert Allan TS 2000 design 20m long tugboats 'Garp' and Sark', recently delivered from the Besiktas Shipyard to the Directorate General of Coastal Safety in their home port of Istanbul. Configured as conventional twin-screw tugs, GARP and SARK are designed to perform ship-assist/ harbour tug duties and construction support.
Rightship Wins PM's Australian Exporter of the Year Award
Global marine and environmental risk assessor, RightShip, has been awarded the Australian Prime Ministers Exporter of the Year Award by the Hon. Tony Abbott MP…
Russian Classification Society RS at Marintec China 2013
RS say that Russia-China ties are developing actively and that China's maritime industry capabilities are of great interest to their Russian clients. Consequently RS will be exhibiting at this year's Marintec China expo in Shanghai. Russian Maritime Register of Shipping has operated in the region since 2003. The RS office in Tianjin coordinates service rendering in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, performing classification and survey of ships under construction at Chinese yards…
Sydney Harbour Incat Crowther-Designed Ferry Launched
Incat Crowther announce the launch of the 'Elizabeth Cook', a 24m catamaran passenger ferry built by Richardson Devine Marine, designed to operate in Sydney Harbour, Australia for Captain Cook Cruises, a subsidiary of Sealink Marine. Incat Crowther say thay they worked closely with Sealink to develop a vessel that offers exceptional value to the operator, with tangible measures taken to reduce both capital investment and running costs.
Aberdeen, Scotland, Subsea Firm, Jee, Double Staff
Independent subsea engineering & training company Jee Ltd announce the expansion of its Aberdeen office as part of their vision for strategic growth, with the potential of increasing staff numbers by 110% in Aberdeen city and Shire. Jee explain that the new ‘Subsea Corridor’ premises are more than double the size of the previous Westhill office, with the capacity for 60 staff and can provide project office support for operator or contractor personnel.
Damen Shipyards Open First Australia Service Hub
The company's Brisbane hub, aimed to serve Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, will provide warranty services, maintenance, training and spare parts, having been recently opened by the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Captain Kasper Kuiper. The new facility will handle all warranty or maintenance issues and offer training courses, as well having a spare parts store onsite. Roland Briene…
Maersk Training Appoint Stuart Cameron UK Managing Director
Stuart Cameron, who was previously managing Maersk Training in Newcastle, will now oversee both UK training centres in Aberdeen and Newcastle, and will be responsible for driving further the company’s expansion plans in the growing UK Oil & Gas, Maritime and Offshore Wind sectors. Prior to joining Maersk Training, Cameron was head of global sales and marketing at Romax Technology, a leading provider of advanced simulation technologies…
Night-Service HK Jetfoil Hits 'Object', 85 Injured
About 85 people have been injured, six of them seriously, when the high-speed ferry hit an unidentified object while travelling to the gaming mecca of Macau reports BBC News. The accident, which threw many of the 100+ passengers out of their seats, happened in the early hours of the morning near the island of Hei Ling Chau, while the jetfoil, operating at normal speed, was on a routine voyage from Hong Kong to Macau.
MCP Nets IMR Vessel Communications Contract
Maritime Communication Partner (MCP) has been contracted by DeepOcean to provide state-of-the-art online and mobile communications for a Kleven newbuild MT6022 offshore vessel which will provide Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) services for all Statoil operated fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). This five-year IMR agreement, say MCP, commencing in Q1 2014, is worth more than NOK 1.5billion (USD 253million). MCP’s role will be to keep DeepOcean and Statoil connected.
UK's LRED Presented with Queen's Award for Enterprise
Lloyds Register Energy Drilling (LRED), formerly ModuSpec Engineering UK Limited, was presented with the award by Aberdeen's Lord Lieutenant George Adam, acting on behalf of HM the Queen, in recognition of the company's sustained business expansion. Lloyds Register Energy - Drilling UK is an Aberdeen, Scotland-based market leading company, providing a range of innovative services to ensure the operational integrity of drilling assets for the oil and gas sector…
US Navy Suspends ISS From Contract Activity
The decision to suspend Inchcape Shipping Services Holding Ltd. (ISS) came in a statement from Rear Admiral John F. "The Navy announced today it suspended Inchcape Shipping Services Holding Ltd.
Triple Subsea Crane Package Contract for MacGregor
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, is to deliver a package of three cranes to a new offshore accommodation & construction vessel being built at Chantier Davie Canada, with delivery scheduled for the end of Spring 2015. The vessel is the first in a series of dynamically positioned offshore accommodation and construction vessels, sleeping up to 400 passengers in a high-quality live/work environment. With that large accommodation…