Navy Put Port Ship-husbandry Services Under the Microscope
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has spelled out in a memorandum his expectations for the review and audit of procedures, administration, and performance of all husbanding and port services contracts. "Back in September, I directed a complete review of our husbanding and port services contracts following the investigation into contracting procedures in the Pacific Fleet. This tasking memo reiterates the urgency of that review and provides additional tasking," said Mabus.
Court Clears Lake Huron Chartering Executives
Lake Huron Chartering announce that criminal charges filed in Houston, Texas against three of its executives have been granted dismissal. As of June 10, 2013, indictments…
Welding Pioneers CLIMAX Appoint V-P Global Operations
Portable machining and welding systems company CLIMAX hire Thomas Pesch to further accelerate international growth in the role of Vice President of Global Operations. The move marks CLIMAX’s continued focus on growing its international market capabilities and improving operational efficiencies. Pesch joined the CLIMAX World Headquarters in Newberg, Ore., on December 2, 2013. “We are delighted to welcome Tom to the team,” said CLIMAX President and CEO Geoff Gilmore.
Adriatic Marine Order Six More DP-2 OSV's
Raceland, LA-based Adriatic Marine LLC inform they have contracted Master Boat Builders, Inc., of Mobile, Alabama, for the construction of six 220’-class DP-2 Offshore Supply Vessels (OSVs). Construction is scheduled to begin in January 2014. Delivery of the first vessel is scheduled for the first quarter of 2015, with deliveries of the five subsequent vessels following every four months thereafter.
Tankship Operators Complain They Get Short End of the SIRE Stick
The Ship Inspection Report (SIRE) programme developed by the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) intended that tanker inspection reports should be shared by all OCIMF members. They are not. The cost of inspections should be shared by both parties. They are not. And to make matters worse, ship operators often have to pay the costs of luxury travel for inspectors. INTERTANKO's Chairman, Graham Westgarth of GasLog Ltd…
Wärtsilä X92 Engines the Choice for New 4 Turkish Container Ships
Wärtsilä say they are to supply their Wärtsilä X92 main engine for a series of four Post Panamax 9000 TEU container ships (with options for a fifth) to be built for the Ciner Group, based in Istanbul, Turkey. Each vessel will be powered by an 8-cylinder Wärtsilä X92 engine and will be built at Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction (HHIC) shipyard's facilities in Subic Bay, the Philippines. The choice…
Extended NAT Share Offering Earmarked for Nordic American Offshore
Nordic American Tankers Limited inform that, in connection with its previous public offering of 8,125,000 common shares at a public offering price of $8.00 per share…
ASSA Roundtable Navy Meeting Attended by 100+ Suppliers
The American Shipbuilding Suppliers Association (ASSA) recently held discussions at the United States Navy Memorial & Naval Heritage Center, Washington DC, between member companies and ADM Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations; Ms. Allison Stiller, DASN Ships; and Mr. John Thackrah, Military Sealift Command, Executive Director. The theme of this meeting, attended by over 100 defense and shipbuilding supplier industry decision makers…
L&T Wins Orders for Six Ships
L&T Construction has won new orders worth `1471 crores across various business segments in November & December 2013. In Power Transmission & Distribution Business…
Naval Architect Pens History of Northwest Fishing Vessels
Elliott Bay Design Group's Jim Cole can now add book author to his long list of accomplishments in the field of naval architecture and marine design. Cole's book weaves a fascinating history of the evolution of fishing vessel designs unique to the Pacific Northwest, from the cedar fishing canoes and kayaks built by the Aleuts and other Native tribes to modern commercial fishing vessels including state-of-the-art freezer long liners delivered and launched in 2013.
Salvage Continues on Mississippi Despite Inclement Weather
The U.S. Coast Guard reported that response crews continued work salvaging the partially submerged vessel, Stephen L. Colby, near LeClaire, Iowa despite stormy weather conditions. Crews have been working against deteriorating weather conditions for two days to ensure any spilled fuel is cleaned up and proper salvage preparations are in place to raise the 144-foot towboat. In spite of icing and below…
Philippines Coast Guard Apprehends Cargo Vessel
Elements of Coast Guard Substation Cagayancillo apprehended a cargo vessel in Palawan for illegally transporting passengers and operating with incomplete documents Friday, December 6.
U.S. Retail Imports Expected to Rise
Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to grow 1.8% in December over the same month last year, and the year should end with an increase of 2.3% over 2012…
DMC’s Second Metal Spinning Machine into Service
The metal spinning machine, a propeller nozzle manufacturing method with basically one single weld only is now operational in the Chinese plant of Damen Marine Components (DMC). Consequently, the technique which DMC has revolutionized nozzle production is up and running at both of its plants. “The nozzles can be manufactured somewhat lighter and have a smoother inside. Traditional propeller nozzle manufacturing requires a minimum ten up to thirty or more welds at the inside of the nozzle…
Study: FloScan Reduces Commercial Fishing Operation Costs
FloScan announced the latest in a series of Case Studies detailing how their fuel computer systems are being used in a real world commercial environment. FloScan systems were chosen by a leading group of researchers in New England to identify ways to reduce the operating overhead of commercial trawlers. Projects included testing fuel additives, prop tuning, a variety of modifications to nets and doors and even an exotic and expensive hydrogen injection fuel assist unit.
Today in U.S. Naval History: December 9
Today in U.S. Naval History - December 9 1938 - Prototype shipboard radar, designed and built by the Naval Research Laboratory, is installed on USS New York (BB-34). 1941 - USS Swordfish (SS-193) makes initial U.S. submarine attack on Japanese ship. 1952 - Strike by aircraft from Task Force 77 destroys munitions factory and rail facilities near Rashin, North Korea For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
ABB Reports $180 Million from Cruise Builders in 2013
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, won orders worth $180 million in 2013 to deliver complete electrical power plants and propulsion systems…
3,000HP Tug Bound For Latin America
Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington reported that Tiong Woon Marine Pte. Ltd. of Singapore has sold their 3,000BHP twin screw tug Tiong Woon Ocean 15 (ex-Uni Haul Ruth) to Latin American interests. The 31.0m x 9.0m x 4.5m depth / 3.5m draft tug was built in 2005 by Nanindah Mutiara Shipyard in Batam, Indonesia and classed LR +100A1 Tug, +LMC with all surveys and certificates up-to-date.
DigiGone Introduces DigiCrew Videoconferencing Service
DigiGone announced the introduction of a new videoconferencing service for crew welfare communications aboard ships at sea. The company’s new DigiCrew package enables…
OceanSaver Announces Highest Sales Figures to Date
The Norwegian firm OceanSaver, a provider of ballast water treatment (BWT) systems for medium and large vessels, has just marked its 10th birthday with the news…