BV Issues Statoil First O&G SEMS Certificate
Bureau Veritas has awarded certification to Statoil for meeting the Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) protocols developed by the Center for Offshore Safety (COS)…
MARAD Examines Impacts of Panama Canal Expansion
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today released a study on shipping patterns and industry costs that will help the United States prepare for the anticipated impact on its ports, waterways and intermodal freight systems from the Panama Canal expansion. The expansion of the Panama Canal, scheduled for completion in 2015, will give much larger vessels, called “Post Panamax” vessels, greater access to the U.S. ports on the East and Gulf coasts.
CANES Sets Sail Aboard USS McCampbell
The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman Corporation have installed Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) on the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell. The installation was completed during the ship's approximate five-month scheduled maintenance at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. Prior to installation, Northrop Grumman produced, integrated and tested the CANES system and delivered it for acceptance to the Tactical Networks Program Office…
Military Base and Port Community Resiliency Initiative
Leaders from key sectors of the Greater New Orleans region will meet on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 to address gaps in national domestic response capability by including…
Today in U.S. Naval History: November 25
Today in U.S. 1775 - Continental Congress authorizes privateering. 1943 - In Battle of Cape St. George, five destroyers of Destroyer Squadron 23 (Captain Arleigh Burke) intercept five Japanese destroyers and sink three and damage one without suffering any damage. 1961 - Commissioning of USS Enterprise (CVN-65), the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, at Newport News, Va. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
RSC Bio Solutions Certifies More HF Products for VGP 2013
Products Join 100, 3000 Series Hydraulic Fluids and Safecare Cleaners as VGP Environmentally Acceptable Products that Deliver Technical Feasibility to Marine Industry. RSC Bio Solutions has announced that its EnviroLogic 200 and 200 EP series of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) and its EnviroLogic 802 grease, as well as the products’ constituent components, have been evaluated by independent laboratories to meet the U.S.
Oil Tankers Anchored at Qingdao Following Explosion
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising that oil tankers are remaining at anchorage having been evacuated from Qingdao Port, China. Currently only the oil terminals are affected, with the exception of Dagang terminal, located at east Jiaozhou Bay. Many tankers have received changed discharge instructions from domestic receivers. Other bulk, general cargo and container terminals are operating normally.
MTU Diesel Engines to Power Singapore’s New Naval Fleet
Tognum announced that its MTU Series 4000 diesel engines have been chosen by Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd. to power eight Littoral Mission Vessels for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN). The Littoral Mission Vessels will be installed with state of the art, high efficiency MTU 20V 4000 M93L diesel engines, known for their low consumption and long service life, with each unit producing 4300kW (5766bhp), Tognum said.
Steamship, Videotel Partner in Safety Initiative
The risk of collision at sea is a hazard to which all shipowners and seafarers are exposed, regardless of ship type or trading area. The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) provide a complete code that, if properly understood and applied, should avoid ships ever coming into collision. However, the club’s claims experience reveals a persistent frequency of collision incidents albeit with year on year variations in severity.
Transas Develops Simulators for Korea Coast Guard
Transas Marine, in collaboration with local agent Mecys, announced the completion of a complex simulator project for the Korea Coast Guard Academy (KCGA). The real hardware integration and achieved level of realism make this simulator complex truly unique. Within the project, Transas has developed models for bridge and engine room simulators matching the layout of PV3000 and three other Korea Coast Guard vessels.
Topaz wins $100-million BP Contracts
Topaz Energy and Marine, a leading offshore support vessel company with primary operations in the Middle East and Caspian, today announced the win of two contracts with BP in Azerbaijan’s largest oil and gas fields worth approximately $100 million (USD). Topaz has acquired two European built Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) to serve the contracts which stretch over five years, including options. The…
Rex International Joint Entity Spuds First Well in Oman
Rex International Holding Limited, one of the largest companies listed on the Catalyst of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited, announced that its jointly-controlled entity…
Island Ventures Orders Two Ulstein Vessels, First in U.S.
Edison Chouest Offshore and Island Offshore are ordering two new OCV vessels through the company Island Ventures II LLC. One vessel will be built at Ulstein Verft, Norway, and the other in the United States. Ulstein Verft has been contracted to build a new offshore construction vessel of the Ulstein SX165 design. This will be the largest vessel built at the yard so far, as well as its largest single shipbuilding contract. The vessel is scheduled for delivery Q3 2015.
International Lifesaving Agreement to Help Prevent Drowning
Worldwide, drowning is claiming and affecting millions of lives every year. To help combat this problem the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) and the International Lifesaving Federation (ILS) have agreed and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The IMRF brings the world's maritime search and rescue (SAR) organizations together, whilst the ILS is the world authority for drowning prevention, lifesaving and lifesaving sport.
VGP-Compliant Stern Tube Lubricant
Water in oil lubricated systems is undesirable. In a perfect installation, there would be no seal damage or water ingress, but vessel owners encounter this all the time.
JonRie Winches Installed on Marine Towing’s New ASDs
The Super Series 220 Double Drum Bow Winch was designed for a larger capacity rope. This concept used on the Panama Canal for many years as a redundant line tethered to the ship also acts as an Escort Bridle making the tug more stable in prop wash during long escorts. The Twin drums also afford a less loading on each rope under braking. Both drums feature JonRie’sActive Heave Compensation systems.
Bristol Harbor Group Continues Expansion
The Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) announced the continued expansion of its naval architecture and marine engineer practice. Over the past six months the company has welcomed four new additions to the team: Annie Fisher, Naval Architect; Nathan Seelig, Mechanical Engineer; Christopher Cluett, Naval Architect; and Rhea Levin, Administrative Assistant. Annie Fisher graduated in 2013 from the University of Michigan with a B.S.E in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.
Keppel and NUS Set Up Corporate Lab
Keppel Corporation (Keppel) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) announced the founding of the Keppel-NUS Corporate Laboratory, in collaboration with the National Research Foundation (NRF)…
Exmar Submits SEC Proposal
Exmar NV announced that it expects to submit to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) the first draft registration statement for Exmar Energy Partners LP (the MLP).
GPA Achieves Records in Total Tonnage, Autos
At the Georgia Ports Authority board meeting Monday, Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported that the GPA achieved record volumes and added additional customer accounts in October.