GEG Promotes Dumba
Greene’s Energy Group (GEG), a provider of integrated testing, rentals and specialty services, has promoted Maury Dumba to Senior Vice President of Business Development, announced CEO Bob Vilyus. Dumba, who is based in Houston, previously served as the company’s Vice President of Business Development where he developed strategic plans and identified future growth opportunities for the company through organic expansion and acquisitions.
Propulsion Chosen for Pacific Coast Oyster Harvest Vessel
Washington ship builder Penn Cove Shellfish (DBA Everest Marine) has chosen Arkansas-based NAMJet to provide propulsion solutions for its newest oyster harvest vessel, Kumo Express. Designed to harvest oysters grown on intertidal longlines in Humboldt Bay, California, the Traktor Jet-powered Kumo Express provides exceptional maneuverability and power in the shallow, windy working conditions common across the Pacific Northwest.
Costa Concordia Tops 2012 Increase in Ship Losses
But long-term downward trend continues. • Industry initiatives address passenger vessels as well as the ‘human factor’ on board. Twelve months on from the Costa Concordia incident…
AWO, WCI: 9' Drafts Must be Maintained in Mississippi
Waterways Operators Commend Administration, Senator Durbin, Corps of Engineers; Stress Need for Continued Assurance of 9-Foot Navigation Channel on Mississippi River. The American Waterways Operators (AWO) and Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) reacted today to recent statements from Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers which indicate that the Mississippi River will be able to sustain navigation through the end of January for towboats and barges at a 9-foot draft…
LISCR Appoints President & Managing Executive Officer
The Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry, has appointed Takeshi Okamoto as president and managing executive officer of its dedicated office in Tokyo with effect from January 4, 2013. He succeeds Shigeki Fukuda, who will now assume the role of chairman of LISCR Japan, in which capacity he will continue to be active in the strategic management of the registry.
Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract
Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, has announced that it has entered into a time charter…
Coast Guard Investigating Allision at Bay Bridge, San Francisco
The Coast Guard is investigating a vessel allision with the San Francisco Bay Bridge. The 752-foot Marshall Island's-registered tanker Overseas Reymar reported to the Coast Guard at approximately 11:20 a.m. that it had allided with tower six of the Bay Bridge in the San Francisco Bay. The vessel was immediately directed to an anchorage area just west of Alcatraz Island by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port. The vessel was in ballast at the time of the incident.
Hyperbaric Evacuation Systems: IMCA Consultation
International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is consulting widely, & globally, on new guidance on hyperbaric evacuation systems for safety of saturation divers.
Tankship Scrapes By Bay Bridge, San Francisco
The Coast Guard is investigating the incident where the tankshilp reported to the USCG it had allided with Tower Six of the bridge. The 752-foot Marshall Island’s-registered tanker Overseas Reymar reported to the Coast Guard at approximately 11:20 a.m. that it had allided with tower six of the Bay Bridge in the San Francisco Bay. The vessel was immediately directed to an anchorage area just west of Alcatraz Island by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port.
Zodiac Recreational Acquired by OpenGate Capital
OpenGate Capital, LLC, a private investment and acquisition firm, acquires Zodiac Recreational from Zodiac Marine & Pool. Zodiac Recreational designs, manufactures and distributes inflatable and Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs). Zodiac is a recognized brand in the nautical industry with an extensive range of products including RIBs, recreational tenders, inflatable boats, jet tenders, life rafts, and related boat accessories as well as two other branded lines of products, Bombard and Avon.
Bunker Pricing Service Launched by Argus
Argus Marine Fuels has launched a daily marine fuels pricing and analysis service. The new service provides unique market data and intelligent analysis of the increasingly complex marine fuels market.
ROV Contract for IKM Subsea Singapore
IKM Subsea Singapore wins contract to provide ROV services onboard a construction support vessel for a FPSO Hook-up & Commission project in India. The vessel has been mobilized in Singapore and is currently enroute to India. IKM Subsea will be providing the in house built Merlin WR200 Workclass ROV together with all necessary toolings onboard the vessel to support the operations. Business Development Manager…
Rolls Royce Gets COSCO Multiple OSV Contract
Rolls-Royce contracted to provide integrated design, power & propulsion & equipment package for four Rolls-Royce UT 771 CDL offshore supply vessels. Rolls Royce's £26 million order is for vessels to be built at COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard Co. Ltd, in China for a Hong Kong owner. The contract includes options for four additional vessels. This contract is the first time Rolls-Royce has incorporated high…
Cadets Sail on 'Coldest Journey'
'SA Agulhas', a pioneering South African seafarer training ship with 62 cadets on board supports an Antarctic winter crossing expedition. The converted 6,132gt polar research and supply vessel, SA Agulhas has left Capetown, South Africa for the final leg of the ‘Coldest Journey’ expedition to the ice. It also spearheads an ambitious plan to boost South Africa’s maritime sector. The ship visited London in December 2012…
Emission Monitoring Contracts Seal WR Systems' 2012
WR Systems (WR) announce new Korean & Chinese shipyard contracts for its Emsys Emissions Monitoring System. During December, the company received new construction contract awards for multiple shipsets from shipyards in China and Korea. In addition, the company announced that it received contracts for retrofit applications for a further two suppliers of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (Scrubbers). The…
World's Longest Wind Turbine Blades Development Project
UK's Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) appoints Blade Dynamics to develop technologies for constructing ultra long-length wind turbine blades. Blade Dynamics will construct blades for the ETI of between 80 to 100 metres in length, incorporating carbon fibre rather than conventional fibre glass. This compares with blades now deployed offshore of between 60 to 75 metres in length. The intended end…
Major Oil Spill Recovery Reception Facilities: New EMSA Report
The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) publishes its report on facilities for discharge of oil collected following a major oil spill in the sea. This report…
Malaysian University Joins IMarEST Scheme
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) joins the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) Marine Partner scheme, to offer new degree program.
Great Lakes Shipyards Look to Busy Season
Maintaining and modernizing the U.S.-flag Great Lakes fleet will occupy shipyards when Sault St. Marie, Michigan, locks close soon. The various projects scheduled…
Luxury Cruise Segment Contracts for MTN
MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) wins VSAT service contracts from four specialised luxury cruise ship operators. • Windstar Cruises , a sailing luxury small ship cruise line based in Seattle, Wash. “Our team at MTN recognizes that no two customers are alike and it is our job to develop communication solutions that not only meet, but exceed their unique communications requirements,” said Brent Horwitz, senior vice president and general manager for MTN cruise and ferry services.