SMS Launch Hydrogen Sulfide Safety Program
Safety Management Systems (SMS) is now offering an H₂S health and safety program for the oil & gas industry. Hydrogen sulfide gas, or H₂S, is the second most deadly gas and develops along with crude oil and natural gas. Because of this, having the proper H₂S safety measures in place is imperative to any company working with oil & gas. The new SMS H₂S program offers the oil & gas industry the most comprehensive H₂S solution on the market.
Brazil FPSO Constructors Choose Intergraph CAD Solutions
Brazilian engineering company IESA selects Intergraph® Solutions to build up to 8 Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading Vessels (FPSO's). Brazil-based Sisgraph…
Somali Pirates Use RPG to Attack Ship: 12 Arrested
EU Naval Force French Frigate 'Surcouf' and NATO Warship 'USS Halyburton' work together to apprehend twelve pirate suspects. A merchant vessel sailing 260 miles off the Somali Coast, made a distress call, reporting that she was coming under attack by six men in a fast moving boat, armed with rocket propelled grenades (RPG). Thankfully, having employed avoidance tactics, the merchant vessel was able to escape the attack.
Counsellor William Bennett Joins Blank Rome
Blank Rome LLP announce that William R. Bennett, III has joined the Firm as Of Counsel in the International & Maritime Litigation and ADR group. Mr. Bennett joins Blank Rome from Bennett, Giuliano, McDonnell & Perrone LLP where he was a Partner. He has extensive experience litigating and arbitrating all types of marine and shore based disputes throughout the United States involving personal injury…
Ingram Promotes Robert Barker
Robert Barker is promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Ingram Barge Company. “Robert has been managing operations, budgets, and varied technological projects of the Information Services group since joining Ingram in 2010,” Craig E. Prior to Ingram, Mr. Barker served as Director of Information Systems for a multi-billion dollar division of Manitowoc Companies in Shady Grove, Pennsylvania.
HII Promote Chris Miner V-P In-Service Aircraft Carrier Programs
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announce promotion of Chris Miner as Newport News Shipbuilding's V-P of In-Service Aircraft Carrier Programs. In his new position, Miner is responsible for planning and executing aircraft carrier overhaul programs and inactivations, including the upcoming USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) and the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) inactivation, as well as aircraft carrier fleet support work.
Meyer Werft Completes New Dual-fuel LNG Tankship
The new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tanker, 'Coral Energy', is for the Dutch owner Anthony Veder, based in Rotterdam. The ship is the first of a new gas tanker type which is equipped with an eco-friendly dual-fuel engine. The tanker is operated with natural gas bringing the emissions of the vessel to extremely low values which are clearly below the prospective applicable limits for ECA-areas. The…
Multimode Maritime Radar Contract for Telephonics Corp.
Northrop Grumman Corporation, under a US Navy contract, selects Telephonics Corp., to supply radar for Fire Scout unmanned aerial system. A US$33-million contract…
ROV Saab Seaeye Panther Bests Persian Gulf Currents
Abu Dhabi-based, CCC (Underwater Engineering), saves on operational costs with Saab Seaeye Panther XT Plus ROV. He finds that 90 per cent of the tasks normally undertaken by CCC’s 150 HP hydraulic work-class ROVs is now possible with the Panther, bringing major savings in costs and logistics. He quotes the ease of moving a 14 ton system rather than one weighing 60 tons; or having a faster 12 hour set up…
Fincantieri Deliver Two Warships to UAE Navy
"Abu Dhabi" ASW corvette and "Ghantut" FALAJ2 patrol vessel deliverd to United Arab Emirates Navy by Fincantieri's Muggiano Shipyard. The "Abu Dhabi class" project has evolved from the "Cigala Fulgosi" one, which led to the construction of four "Commandante" class ships for the Italian Navy. The contract also involves supplying the UAE Navy with logistical support and crew training. The vessel is 88 metres long with a 12 metre beam…
Sonar Synthetic Aparture IP Rights Secured by Kraken
Kraken Sonar Systems acquires all Intellectual Property (IP) rights to the AquaPix® Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) technology platform from Marport Deep Sea Technologies Inc.
MTU to Supply 16 Gensets for Rolls Royce Design OSV's
Tognum to supply 16 marine gensets with MTU Series 4000 engines as part of Rolls-Royce UT-OSV design for 4 new CDL OSV's. Tognum will deliver 16 MTU marine generator sets with 12V 4000 M23S Ironmen engines for four Rolls-Royce UT 771 CDL offshore supply vessels (OSV) to be built at COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard Co. Ltd. in China. The gensets are part of a £26 million Rolls-Royce order to provide an integrated design, power and propulsion and equipment package.
Icebreaker Winch Control Contract for Beijer Electronics
Adria Winch choose QTERM-A7 HMI by Beijer Electronics for use on the open deck of a Russian icebreaker reseach ship. Adria Winch, a leader in designing and manufacturing of hydraulic, electrical and pneumatic deck equipment for vessels, has chosen the QTERM-A7 human machine interface (HMI) with iX software by Beijer Electronics to control five oceanographic winches located on an open deck of a Russian research icebreaker ship.
Marine Insurance Brokerage Makes Key Appointments
Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings, the global insurance broker with operations in Virginia, appoints two Client Advocates. Jeremy Sykes and Francesca…
Boskalis Says Funding in Place for Dockwise Acquisition
Boskalis states it has financing in place to make an all cash voluntary public offer for all ordinary shares of Dockwise. With reference to the press release of…
Offshore Wind Farm Vessel Motion Monitoring Trials
Strainstall Marine undertake vessel motion monitoring trial on an offshore wind farm transfer vessel off the UK East Coast. The company's new Vessel Motion Monitoring System™ (VMMS™) provides accurate motion monitoring for wind turbine transfer vessels to improve safety during transfer operations, as well as impact load measurement combined with a data logging capability. An accurate motion monitoring…
'Get to High Ground' Tsunami Warning Contract
LRAD Corporation. provider of long range acoustic hailing devices (AHD's) wins Tsunami warning contract from an Asian city port. The company has received a US$369…
'Kulluk' Rig Latest News: Enquiry Also Ordered
Kulluk remains anchored in Alaska's Kiliuda Bay, ROVs due to arrive for hull integrity assessment. The Kulluk remains safely anchored in Kiliuda Bay at its assessment position. There continues to be no sign of leakage in the vicinity. Support vessels will remain with the Kulluk during its assessment, while other resources contracted specifically for the salvage operation are in the process of demobilizing.
Dutch Superyacht System Integrator's Healthy Outlook
Alewijnse Marine Systems, headquartered in The Netherlands, has multiple superyacht electrical system orders for 2013. The company closed 2012 with a strong order…
New Recruitment Company for Oil Offshore Personnel
The new recruitment company, RQM365 AS, has its base in Ulsteinvik, Norway. The company will conduct recruitment, qualification and manning for the oil industry, especially targeting platforms. Many significant discoveries and high activity on the Norwegian continental shelf represents a major challenge in the coming years in finding and qualifying enough people to do the job. Today there are about 7,500 employees on the 31 rigs operating in Norway. In 2015 we expect that number to exceed 50.