Marcon Broker Tugboat Sale a Second Time
Stevens Towing of Charleston, South Carolina has sold their U.S flag, twin screw tug “Island Fox” (ex Pt. Brower, Arctic Knight, Arctic Fox) to private foreign buyers. Marcon International, Inc. adds that they acted as broker for the sellers, to whom Marcon sold the vessel in 2006 from the West Coast. The 85’ x 30’ x 11’ depth tug was built in 1981 at Dakota Creek Shipyard in Anacortes, Washington as the “Arctic Fox” for Bering Marine of Seattle.
New Mississippi River Promotion Alliance Formed
Officials with the World Trade Center Mississippi River Alliance (WTC MSRA) and the Big River Coalition (BRC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining…
Diana Shipping Charter Out Panamax Bulker at Daily US$11k
Diana Shipping Inc. has time- chartered out the 75,336 dwt MV Triton to Bunge S.A., Geneva, at a gross charter rate of US$11,000 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of up to minimum September 1, 2014 to maximum October 31, 2014. The charter is expected to commence on December 8, 2013. The owners add that this employment is anticipated to generate approximately US$2.86 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the charter.
Revolutionary Wärtsilä Slow-speed Engine: First Installation Order
Wärtsilä's new 2-stroke, low pressure, dual-fuel engine has been selected by Terntank Rederi A/S, the Denmark based tanker operator, to power two new environmentally advanced, 15,000 DWT tankers. These will be the first installations of this engine. The new Wärtsilä technology was recently introduced at a customer event held at the company's Trieste, Italy facilities, and the first engine utilising this technology is the Wärtsilä RT-flex50DF.
Fincantieri to Build New Norwegian Polar Institute Ship
The ship will be named “Kronprins Haakon”, in honour of the heir to the Norwegian throne and will be built in Italy in the Fincantieri integrated shipyard in Riva Trigoso-Muggiano, before undergoing final outfitting and sea trials in Norway at VARD – a member of the Fincantieri Group. The new vessel, designed by Rolls Royce Marine, is due to be launched in the second half of 2016, and to be fully operative from the beginning of 2017.
FreeSeas Announces Reverse Split of Common Stock
FreeSeas Inc., a transporter of dry-bulk cargos through the ownership and operation of a fleet of Handysize and Handymax vessels, has announced that the company's…
Wärtsilä Offers Two New Auxiliary Engines
Wärtsilä is expanding its engine portfolio with the introduction of two additional auxiliary engines, the Wärtsilä Auxpac 16 and the Wärtsilä Auxpac 32. Both the Auxpac 16 and the Auxpac 32 are pre-engineered gensets with a turbocharged four-stroke engine having direct fuel injection and charge air cooling and provide the electrical power onboard all types and sizes of ships. They are based upon Wärtsilä's four-stroke engine technology…
HHI to Build Two VLCCs for DHT Holdings
DHT Holdings, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) in South Korea for the construction of two very large…
Sea Marshals Showcases Management System in New Premises
International private maritime security company Sea Marshals Ltd. has expanded into new premises to cope with its growing workload, particularly in the Gulfs of Guinea and Aden. Sea Marshals marked its expansion with an open evening held at its new 4,500 square feet center of excellence for maritime security, alongside the Millennium Stadium, boasting excellent transport links on its doorstep and Cardiff Bay only minutes away.
Seagull Launches JRC ECDIS Training Module
Maritime training provider Seagull announced the release of an equipment specific training module for Japan Radio Co Ltd (JRC)’s ECDIS systems. Developed in close cooperation with JRC…
Castrol Cyltech CL 100 Targets Corrosion Control
Castrol Marine has announced it will launch Castrol Cyltech CL 100 ACC in May 2014. The Next Generation cylinder oil represents Castrol’s considered technical response…
New Adveto ECDIS Training Program
Swedish ADVETO has with its close partners established a new ECDIS training program. During a seminar that was held recently at Adveto’s HQ in Stockholm the new Type specific training program (or ECDIS Familiarization Training) for Adveto’s type approved ECDIS was defined. “The type specific ECDIS training that we now can offer our customers are based on the recommendations from the Nautical Institute,” said Kent Sylvén, Managing Director of ADVETO.
Jamaica Reelected to the IMO Council
In a fiercely contested election during the 28th IMO Assembly, Jamaica was successful in securing a seat in the most sought-after Category ‘C’ of the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the 2014-2015 biennium. The Jamaican delegation was led by The Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, and attended by Admiral Peter Brady…
Diana Shipping Commissions Capesize Dry Bulk Carrier
Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, has announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it took delivery of the m/v P.
Malagasy Navy Undergoes Antipiracy Training
Global business risk consultancy Drum Cussac Ltd. delivered an antipiracy training program for the Malagasy Navy at the Naval Base in Diego Suarez, Madagascar. It…
ClassNK, Maria Tsakos Begin Research Collaboration
The Maria Tsakos Foundation-International Center for Maritime Research and Tradition and ClassNK have embarked on a joint venture to cooperate on matters of common interest, with emphasis on maritime research and environmental protection. A signing ceremony to commemorate the agreement between the two partners was held at the Foundation’s headquarters in Athens on November 29, 2013. ClassNK Chairman and President Noboru Ueda…
BMT, Port of Dover Consultancy Partner for Training
In partnership with the Port of Dover Consultancy, BMT Isis (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has announced the launch of a two day, interactive training course and workshop for Harbor Masters, Port Managers and Port Authorities. Entitled ‘Managing Port Safety and Security’, the course will provide delegates with a better understanding of what’s required to help meet the guidance contained within the Port Marine Safety Code.
75 Abused Fishermen Abandoned and Arrested
Maritime charity, the Apostleship of the Sea has called for a major change in the way seafarers and fishermen are treated by government authorities when they are the victims of unscrupulous owners. The recent case of 75 Indonesian fishermen illustrates what the Apostleship of the Sea says is a heavy-handed and ill thought out process. Local media have reported on the slave-like conditions endured by the 75 Indonesian fishermen stranded in Cape Town harbor for the last month.
Advisoty to Shipping for Panama Canal
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) requires that all vessels navigating in Panama Canal waters comply with the manning requirements in order to guarantee a safe and…
Stanford Marine Fleet Gains 75m Diesel Electric PSV
Stanford Marine, a regional offshore marine business, announced today from its Dubai headquarters the delivery of the latest addition to its fleet. The Stanford Hawk, a 75m diesel electric platform supply vessel (PSV) is one of two sister vessels being built at the Fujian Mawei shipyard in Fuzhou, China. The Hawk and her sister due for delivery by end of the second quarter 2014, the Stanford Eagle, are modern closed bow designed PSV’s with DP2 and FiFi1 notation.