MARAD's Jaenichen to Open NAMEPA 'Winds of Change' Conference
Acting Maritime Administrator, Paul “Chip” Jaenichen will open the “Winds of Change in Shipping” conference being hosted by NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) in Houston along with the WGMA (West Gulf Maritime Association) on February 19, 2014. The next day, February 20th, NAMEPA is partnering with NOIA (National Ocean Industries Association) to present the “Winds of Change in Offshore Oil and Gas”.
Global Oil Transportation System Imperfect, Explains Forecaster
In the second of a four part series of explanatory notes to McQuilling Services '2014-2018 Tanker Market Outlook' an important element of the company's forecasting process regarding fleet utilization and availability (included for the first time in the current report) is discussed in the following brief excerpt. The marine transportation system described by the global carriage of crude oil and petroleum products is by nature imperfect and highly inefficient.
Whaling Protest Ship Collides with Japanese Harpoon Vessel
The Sea Shepherd conservation group ship 'Bob Barker' has collided with the Japanese whaling fleet harpoon vessel 'Yushin Maru No. 2' as the harpooners attempted to block them in a recent skirmish lasting about 6 hours in southern Antarctic waters. The incident, say Sea Shepherd, is an attempt to deter the protest ships from their current position, blocking the slipway of the Nisshin Maru, in order to prevent them from loading whales poached from the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.
Guide for Hazardous Areas from E2S
E2S Warning Signals have published a new ‘Guide for Hazardous areas’ which is available as a free download from their website. The guide has been put together with specifiers and hazardous area engineers in mind with matrix tables that enable fast cross-referencing of information between the main certification systems: ATEX, IECEx, North American and Canadian standards. Protection concepts are listed along with applicable zone…
EIVA Names Pedersen Chairman
The Board of Directors of Danish EIVA a/s is headed by Flemming Bligaard Pedersen as of January 14, 2014. With the appointment of the new Chairman, the offshore service and equipment provider prepares to further strengthen its business in the light of the growth it has seen in recent years. Pedersen has technical understanding and many years of management experience from a career that has included involvement in the offshore industry.
Recent Vessel Sales: January 2014
01/29 ABU DHABI STAR - 51,069 - 08(6) - $28. Prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York.
ASRY Signs Solas Agreement
ASRY, a ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, is expanding its range of in-yard services by signing a Service Agreement with Solas Marine Services Group. The Agreement will allow Solas to build a 2,000-square-meter Service Center for Life Boats, Life Rafts and Fire Fighting & Life Saving Appliances in ASRY, which will not only expand ASRY’s services portfolio, but also bring new business opportunities to the Kingdom itself.
Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon
Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry, with a circulation of more than 35,000 worldwide, including ship and boat owners, ship and boat builders, naval architects and marine engineers. Today Maritime Reporter heads a group of four print and 10 websites serving the global maritime, offshore and subsea sector.
SSA Selects Elliot Bay Ferry Design
Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a naval architecture and marine engineering firm with offices in Seattle, New Orleans and Ketchikan, has been awarded a multiple-phase project to design a new freight and passenger ferry for the Massachusetts-based Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Steamship Authority (SSA). “We were looking to replace our oldest vessel, the M/V Governor, with a more versatile vessel by the spring of 2016," stated Wayne C. Lamson, General Manager for the SSA.
Dredging Operations Prolonged on Delaware River
The safety zone around dredging operations in Marcus Hook Range in the Delaware River remains in effect until on or about February 28, 2014. The Dredge ESSEX has…
QinetiQ Assesses NATO Submarine Rescue Vehicle
QinetiQ has carried out a fatigue and fracture mechanics assessment of NATO’s submarine rescue vehicle, part of the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS), a multinational…
PPG to Acquire Hi-Temp Coatings Supplier
PPG Industries announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Hi-Temp Coatings Technology Co., Inc., a privately-owned supplier of high-temperature-resistant and insulative coatings, based in Boxborough, Mass. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed. Hi…
MAN EcoCam Further Optimizes Slow Steaming
MAN Diesel & Turbo is introducing the MAN EcoCam as a retrofit solution for the low-load optimization of its low-speed, mechanical engines with single turbochargers. According to the manufacturer, the EcoCam offers significant fuel savings of 2 - 5 g/kW – with short payback times – and delivers an increased Pmax cylinder pressure through the adjustable exhaust-valve timing. Christian Ludwig – Head of Retrofit & Upgrade – MAN Diesel & Turbo…
Today in U.S. Naval History: February 3
Today in U.S. 1917 - U.S. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
Willard to Build Ukrainian Navy Patrol Boats
Willard Marine, a builder of composite and aluminum boats, has received an order to supply the Ukrainian navy with four aluminum patrol boats, with an option for a fifth. Under the contract, issued by the U.S. Navy Foreign Military Sales (FMS) office, Willard Marine is supplying two SEA FORCE 11-meter and two SEA FORCE seven-meter aluminum patrol boats, each with an open cockpit configuration. An additional seven-meter patrol boat will be supplied upon request.
Hutton's Expands Renewables Service
Hutton’s Group is expanding its Renewables Division to better service the growing offshore oil and gas and renewable energy sectors. Hutton’s Renewables has relocated to larger quayside premises in the centre of Great Yarmouth’s vibrant maritime community in order to expand its stock holding capabilities and support services for the East Coast windfarm developments and offshore oil and gas facilities.
New KNRM Vessel Performs Well at Sea Trials
Damen said a number of trials were conducted last week for the new search and rescue vessel for the KNRM (Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution). Leading up to the official delivery ceremony scheduled for April 2014, the builder reported good results for both the capsizing test as the comparison with the current Arie Visser Class (another all-weather SAR from the KRNM). After completion, the KNRM will deploy the SAR NH1816 with a permanent captain and an on-call crew.
Keel Laid for Australian Air Warfare Destroyer
A keel-laying ceremony was held February 3 for Australian Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) HMAS Brisban at Techport Australia, Adelaide. The vessel is the second of the Air Warfare Destroyer program.
Total Lubmarine Expands Product Availability
Marine lubricant provider, Total Lubmarine announced an expansion in availability of its marine lubricants, which will see key products from its portfolio supplied at Lebanon’s major ports.
Scorpio Charters Five Bulk Carrier Vessels
Scorpio Bulkers Inc. announced it has agreed to time charter-in five dry bulk vessels. The chartered vessels will be the first to operate in the Scorpio Bulker fleet…