Fire Injures One aboard Australian Navy Submarine
One man suffered light burns as a result of an electrical fire onboard HMAS Waller earlier this week. The fire occurred on Tuesday, December 10 at 10 p.m. (WA time) while the submarine was undergoing maintenance alongside Fleet Base West. While conducting maintenance activities in a battery compartment Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC) contractors observed electrical ‘sparking and arcing’ and smoke emanating from within the compartment.
Discover Welding with the Weld Force
Entitled 'Operation: ARC', this new book just brought out by Fronius takes a radically new approach to acquainting outsiders with welding technology. It introduces the basics of welding and its uses to a broad public, on nearly 90 easy-reading pages packed with exciting and informative cartoon stories, easy-to-understand technical articles and personal statements from many different industry professionals.
Today in U.S. Naval History: December 11
Today in U.S. Naval History - December 11 1941 - Contract establishes the Naval Salvage Service. 1941 - Wake Island Garrison under Commander Winfield Cunningham repulses Japanese invasion force. 1954 - First supercarrier of 59,630 tons, USS Forrestal (CVA-59), launched at Newport News, Va. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
PRONAUTAS Installs Transas Dual ECDIS on Jan De Nul Vessels
PRONAUTAS and Jan De Nul Group have announced a new partnership to roll out an ECDIS implementation program on board Jan De Nul vessels. PRONAUTAS will deliver and install Transas Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS in Premium configuration with radar overlay. Jan De Nul Group operates a modern and diverse dredging fleet. The fleet includes a number of powerful self-propelled cutter suction dredgers and largest trailing suction hopper dredgers in the world.
Keppel to Build New Drillship to its Proprietary Design
The CAN DO drillship will be the front runner in exploration, development and completion operations. Following positive feedback and strong enquiries from the market…
Mexican Navy Orders Fifth Damen Stan 4207 Patrol Vessel
In November 2013 the Mexican Navy (Secretaría de Marina) and Damen Shipyards Group (the Netherlands) signed another contract for a Damen Stan Patrol 4207. The Mexican Navy already operates two similar Patrol Vessels and has currently two ships under construction in their shipyard Astillero de Marina Numero 1 in Tampico, which is situated on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The vessel is the fifth one of the Tenochtitlan-class and will be constructed by the Mexican Navy…
GE to Supply DP for Cylindrical Accommodation Vessel
GE’s Power Conversion business has won a contract for the supply of dynamic positioning (DP) for a vessel Floating Accommodation Unit that Cosco (Nantong) Shipyard in Nantong City…
Trelleborg Expands Docking and Mooring Team
Trelleborg is expanding the docking and mooring service of its marine systems operation as part of an ongoing commitment to better serving its global customer base through local presence. In an effort to make certain that all customers have access to the same high quality support, from conceptual design through to after sales care for docking and mooring equipment, Trelleborg’s marine systems operation is giving customers access to a dedicated docking and mooring representative in each region.
Valez Hired to Hawaiian Ocean Transport Management Team
Hawaiian Ocean Transport, Inc. has strengthened its core management team by hiring Julian Velez as the new business development manager. As the new development manager…
Why Seall Passage Planner Deserves Attention
Advanced technology enriches our lives in many different ways and it also relatively and closely affects the maritime industry. Since the IMO (International Maritime Organization)’s announcements about the regulations of ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System), the challenges in marine software development have become more competitive and dynamic. “Every development project starts with questions such as 'what…
Delegates Call for Maritime Security Cooperation
Attendees at the IQPC Offshore Patrol Vessels Middle East 2013 conference agree that what happens at sea in the Arabian Gulf and the Middle East has implications that ripple, or more correctly rumble throughout the globe. Speakers and panelists underscored the importance of maritime domain awareness and security for military, commercial, legal and environmental reasons, and how they are all connected.
Mintra Lands Training Management Contract with EnQuest
Mintra Training Portal Limited, a provider of learning and competency solutions for the oil and gas industry has secured a contract to deliver training management services to EnQuest’s U.K. employees. The three year deal will see Mintra deliver practical, e-learning and classroom training for over 200 industry-critical courses to the operator’s onshore and offshore workforce across the U.K. Continental Shelf.
Flexible Pipe Specialist on Pace for £1Million in First Year
Flexible pipe specialist FlexTech said it has surpassed its first year turnover target of £500,000 just six months after start-up and anticipates reaching £1million by the end of the year. Flexible pipe expert Craig Keyworth established the Aberdeen-based company in March of this year, after operating as a flexible pipe consultant for a number of years prior. Mr. FlexTech’s core business is the successful delivery of flexible pipe and riser engineering projects…
GSL Announces New First Priority Secured Notes Offering
Global Ship Lease, Inc. (GSL) announced that it plans to issue an aggregate principal amount of up to $400,000,000 of first priority secured notes due 2021 in a private placement.
Two New Dredge Simulators from Ellicott
After two years of development, Ellicott Dredges announced the startup of two new dredging simulators, one for cutter dredges and one for auger dredges. Both are available for immediate use. These simulators are the most modern dredge simulator systems in North America, and will be used in conjunction with Ellicott's existing dredge training program. Auger dredge training is available at Ellicott’s Wisconsin, U.S. factory.
Inlecom Launches EU Maritime Single Windows Checklist
Inlecom Systems Ltd., the transport and logistics research and innovation company, has launched the first ever guide and checklist to enable maritime authorities and trade organizations to fulfill their obligation to deliver ship reporting formalities in electronic format via a Single Window. This is a timely and significant step forward because under the EU Directive 2010/65/EU, commonly known as the FAL Directive…
Navtor Seals Place Aboard Hurtigruten Fleet
E-navigation specialist Navtor has secured arguably one of its most high-profile customers to date, with the news that the entire Hurtigruten fleet has signed up to use its innovative ENC Service. The agreement has been reached ahead of the July 2014 deadline for existing passenger vessels to conform with IMO’s ECDIS Carriage Requirement (ECDIS Mandate). Hurtigruten, translating as ‘the express route,’ is one of Norway’s most iconic shipping brand.
New VP at BMT Designers & Planners
BMT Designers & Planners (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd., an international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, appointed Ralph Duncan as Vice President of Business Development. A University of New Mexico, Naval Postgraduate School and Stanford University graduate, Ralph has over 30 years’ experience in the marine engineering sector. He has worked as an analyst and senior marine engineer…
China Moves to Help Shipping Industry with Subsidies
In a bid to assist all sectors, China is to increase cash subsidies for scrapping obsolete ships by 50 percent to help cut over-capacity and emissions, reports Bloomberg.
NYK Line PCTC Vessels Verified Environmentally Correct
Japan's NYK Line say they have received certification from classification society Lloyd's Register (LR) for two of its PCTCs (pure car and truck carrier) for the disclosure of accurate numerical values based on proper methods of collecting environmental data, including the handling of onboard waste and the emission of greenhouse gases (CO2). The certification was provided by third-party certifier Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Limited (LRQA).