Tasneef-Rina Class First Vessel
Emirates classification society Tasneef has classed its first commercial vessel. The 96,214 dwt oil tanker Energena is jointly-classed with Italian classification society Rina. Yesterday His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, attended a ceremony to mark the flag raising and the granting of classification by Tasneef-Rina. The vessel is owned by Dubai-based Energena Shipping and managed by Gulf Stolt Ship Management JLT, (GSSM).
Delaware Seasonal Ice Alert
Beginning December 1st, 2013, the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Delaware Bay is setting a Seasonal Ice Alert for navigation within the Delaware River, Delaware Bay…
Australia’s Largest Research Vessel Ready for Launch
At the end of 2013, the team of Sembawang Shipyard of Singapore and Teekay Shipping Australia will hand over the new scientific Research Vessel Investigator to her owners, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), an agency of the Federal Government of Australia. The Investigator will be among the most capable and quietest non-naval research vessels in the world. It…
EMD, MaK Asia Expand Marine Offering
Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), part of Progress Rail Services Corporation, a Caterpillar company, announced MaK Asia will be adding the EMD 710 two-cycle engine to their marine sales portfolio.
ARO and Foss Begin Joint Venture
ASRC Energy Services Response Operations, LLC, a leading offshore spill response operator in Alaska, and Foss Maritime Company, one of the nation's largest coastal tug and barge operators, have formed a joint venture to together pursue marine services opportunities throughout Alaska. The joint venture, called AES-Foss Marine, LLC, will be headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska. The venture will build upon the strengths of each company to provide marine services throughout the state.
Major Conference Marks Helios Final Phase
A major international conference on November 27 in Copenhagen marked the final phase of the EU-funded Helios project. Helios is a cooperation research project within…
Today in U.S. Naval History: December 3
Today in U.S. Naval History - December 3 1775 - Lt. John Paul Jones raises the Grand Union flag on Alfred. First American flag raised over American naval vessel. 1940 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt embarks on USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37) to inspect bases acquired from Great Britain under Destroyer-for Bases agreement. 1983 - Two F-14s flying over Lebanon were fired upon. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
Gas Turbine-Powered LNG Carrier Joint Design Announced
GE Marine, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) and Lloyd’s Register announce they have jointly developed a design for a gas turbine-powered LNG carrier. This unique carrier will provide low life cycle cost, high environmental performance and flexible design. The initial LNG carrier design will be built around a GE gas turbine-based COGES (COmbined Gas turbine Electric and Steam) system that will feature one 25-megawatt gas turbine…
ReFRESCO: Understanding & Designing Energy Saving Devices
Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), new insights can be obtained into the working principles of Energy Saving Devices (ESDs), which all serve to increase the fuel efficiency of a ship. The advantages of using ReFRESCO to study ESDs are explored in this article. The capability of simulating different moving objects, and their interaction in on calculation (applying the so-called Sliding Interfaces Technique) has increased the range of applications of the viscousflow CFD code ReFRESCO.
Nontank VRP Regs
The clock is ticking toward the deadline to submit to the U.S. Coast Guard an oil spill response plan that meets the requirements of the NTVRP regulation. The long-awaited nontank vessel response plan (NTVRP) rulemaking was published on September 30, 2013 and came into effect on October 30, 2013. Neither of these are significant dates for the owners, operators, and masters of nontank vessels operating on the navigable waters of the United States. The truly significant date is January 30, 2014.
Bureau Veritas Classes World’s Largest Bilobe LNG Tanks
International classification society Bureau Veritas is classing the world’s largest bilobe gas tanks. They are nearing completion at China’s Sinopacific yard and will be installed in a series of four 27,500 cu m semi-refrigerated LNG/Ethylene carriers building for Denmark’s Evergas. Each of the IMO Type C bilobe tanks has a capacity of 9,686 cu m. Two of the tanks in each vessel will be supplemented by a third conical Type C cargo tank and a smaller LNG fuel tank on the deck of the vessels.
Panama Canal Registers Record Grain Cargo Transits
The Panama Canal is experiencing a strong grain shipping season with dry bulkers registering record grain cargoes during the first two months of the current fiscal year. Based on the analysis by the Panama Canal’s Marketing Division, in October, a total of 5.2 million long tons of grains were transported through the waterway, the highest level recorded since October 2011. In November, tonnage is likely to reach close to the record cargo tonnage of 6.3 million long tons of November 2011.
Six Thrusters Launched from Thrustmaster
Six Thrustmaster 5,000 HP (3,700 kW) Azimuth DP3 Thrusters classed by ABS were launched on November 25, 2013 during the OOS Gretha naming ceremony. The Brazil bound semisubmersible drilling rig was built at its ship yard in Yantai, China by CIMC Raffles and is due to work for Petrobras offshore. CIMC Raffles said it is the first asymmetric semisubmersible unit without bracing in the world. This reduces the towing resistance and dynamic positioning load…
Capstone Turbine Named a Fastest Growing Company
Capstone Turbine Corporation, a clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced the company's inclusion on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500…
VDR Remote Access: Danelec Join With Imtech
Imtech Marine and Danelec Marine, announce at the current Marintec 2013 expo in Shangai, an extension of the remote access service delivered by the Imtech Marine 24/7 GTAC…
New EDCIS-E Platform Launched by Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman Corporation introduce the VisionMaster FT Electronic Chart Display and Information System-E (ECDIS-E), a new cost-effective navigation solution for commercial tankers…
Ship Performance Monitoring: SDARI & NAPA to Collaborate
Shanghai Ship Research and Design Institute (SDARI), the leading ship design company in China and NAPA, the global leader in maritime software solutions and services for ship design and operations…
Transocean Executive V-P Resigns
Transocean Ltd. say that Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff. Ihab Toma, has resigned with effect from 31, December 2013. Transocean adds that with Mr. Toma's departure, the position of Chief of Staff will be eliminated and responsibilities redistributed. Effective immediately, the company's Board of Directors has designated the Chief Executive Officer, Steven L. Newman; the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer…
Scorpio Bulkers Confirm Further Dry Bulkship Newbuildings
Scorpio Bulkers Inc. Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co. Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co. Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co. Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co. Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co. Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. The total purchase price for the vessels is approximately $242 million. Scorpio Bulkers Inc. is a provider of marine transportation of dry bulk commodities. Scorpio Bulkers Inc.
General Dynamics Awarded US$74-million Navy Contract
General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, is listed by the US Department of Defense, as having been awarded a $73,913,646 Navy contract modification to previously…