Moose Boats Delivers Two Patrol Vessels
Moose Boats, an aluminum boat designer and manufacturer in the San Francisco Bay Area announced the delivery of two patrol boats in late 2013. Moose Boats delivered a new M1-44 Catamaran Patrol Boat to Bridgeport Police Department on Long Island Sound. The M1-44 all-aluminum catamaran is powered by twin Cummins QSC8.3 600hp marine turbo diesel engines coupled via TwinDisc MG5075SC transmissions to twin Hamilton 322 water-jets with Hamilton Blue Arrow Controls.
USCG Reports Record Icebreaking Season
An early and intense winter season has meant an increased demand for ice-breaking operations for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) 9th District's icebreaking fleet, but that didn't stop the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Katmai Bay, homeported in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., from conducting important training earlier this week. Across the district, icebreaking crews logged nearly four times the five-year average of operational ice-breaking hours during the first quarter of 2014.
FPSO Arrives in Brazil to Integrate Modules
The FPSO Cidade de Ilhabela, the floating oil and gas production, storage and offloading vessel scheduled to operate in the Sapinhoá field, Santos Basin, has arrived at the Brasa shipyard in Niterói (RJ) to finish lifting and integrating thirteen modules into its processing plant. The new platform was converted from an oil tanker at the CXG shipyard in China. The modules will be integrated at the Brasa shipyard in a partnership with companies SBM Offshore and the Synergy Group.
Diana Containerships Vessel Sold for Scrapping
Diana Containerships Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, announced that it has signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary…
Multilateral Institutions Visit Panama Canal Expansion
Representatives from the multilateral institutions financing the Panama Canal Expansion Program visited today the new locks project construction in the Pacific side…
Navy to Replace Mine Countermeasures Ships in Japan
The U.S. Navy announced Feb. 5 that newer, more capable mine countermeasure ships will forward deploy to Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, to become part of the U.S. Navy's Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF). The Avenger-class mine countermeasure ships USS Pioneer (MCM 9) and USS Chief (MCM 14) will report to the U.S. 7th Fleet as part of the FDNF in Sasebo in May 2014. They will respectively replace the mine countermeasure ships USS Avenger (MCM 1) and USS Defender (MCM 2)…
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.
Strike Ends at Fos Oil Terminals
The 24-hour strike by staff at the Fos & Lavera oil terminals ended at 6 a.m. this morning, February 7, and operations have resumed. The strike was called by CGT…
Severe Weather to Delay UK Shipping
As severe weather continues to hit the U.K., especially in the Southwest, large shipping delays are expected. According to a Met Office U.K. weather forecast, a ridge of high pressure in eastern areas at first will soon give way to a deep Atlantic low, bringing gales or severe gales to most areas with storms for a time in southwestern coastal areas.
USCG Confirms 4 Dead; Search Continues off Fla.
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said a fourth person has been confirmed dead following a capsizing 75 miles northeast of West Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Seventh District command center received a report Thursday from the Royal Netherlands Navy Zeeland of a capsized 24-foot center console vessel with seven suspected migrants atop of the hull. The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge and an HC-130, from Air Station Clearwater, Fla., were diverted to the scene.
Senators Seek Funding for Great Lakes Maintenance
A bipartisan group of Great Lakes senators, led by Great Lakes Task Force co-chairs Sen. Carl Levin and Sen. Mark Kirk, wrote today to Army Corps of Engineers leaders, urging them to direct additional funding for harbor maintenance projects to reduce the backlog of projects in the Great Lakes. The letter, from members of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy and Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen.
Waste Heat Recovery Advances
With the recent commissioning of two TCS-PTG22 units at the Miraflores Power Plant in Panama and the successful factory acceptance test of a TCS-PTG20 unit for a 4,700 TEU container vessel ordered by Reederei Horst Zeppenfeld – the second such unit to be installed on board a second such vessel – MAN Diesel & Turbo’s recent market introduction of its new generation of waste heat recovery (WHR) systems is already notching up important milestones.
New CMA CGM eBusiness Platform
The new CMA CGM eBusiness platform offers numerous innovative solutions and allows each user to have powerful tools adapted to his needs. Booking: the customer can submit bookings by choosing his quotation reference. To facilitate this entry, all the information from these quotes are in the pre-filled form. Submission of shipping instructions: once the booking is confirmed, customer can submit their shipping instructions.
HydroComp Celebrates 30 Years
HydroComp, Inc. began as a business venture in 1984 to meet the specific needs of naval architects and shipbuilders in the area of resistance and power predictions.
ASV Debuts New Unmanned Surface Vehicle
ASV introduced C-Worker, a multiuse offshore unmanned surface vehicle developed to conduct subsea positioning, surveying and environmental monitoring for oil and gas operations. C-Worker was demonstrated to members of the oil and gas and offshore surveying industries in January 2014 when ASV, alongside sister company C&C Technologies operated the vehicle in the Solent off Portsmouth, U.K. Fitted with a Sonardyne Gyro USBL acoustic positioning system…
Geolink Provides VSAT in the Gulf of Guinea
Geolink Satellite Services has signed a contract to implement and manage global VSAT maritime solutions on an offshore plateform. The company will provide VSAT equipment…
Tundra MDS Completes Stage 1 of ISO 14001:2004
Tundra Maritime Defense Services (MDS), the maritime division of Tundra Group, announced that it has completed Stage 1 of the ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007…
Today in U.S. Naval History: February 7
Today in U.S. 1800 - USS Essex becomes first U.S. Navy vessel to cross the Equator. 1815 - The Board of Naval Commissioners, a group of senior officers, is established to oversee the operation and maintenance of the Navy, under the direction of the Secretary of the Navy. 1965 - In response to a Viet Cong attack on barracks area at Pleiku, South Vietnam, aircraft from carriers, USS Coral Sea, USS Hancock, and USS Ranger attack North Vietnamese area near Donghoi.
Deltamarin Designs FPSO for Bumi Armada
Deltamarin signed a contract with Bumi Armada, for the basic design of a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit. In November 2013, the Malaysia…
WaveRoller Obtains DNV GL Verification
WaveRoller, the wave energy device created by wave energy developer AW-Energy has received independent performance verification, taking the wave power industry one step closer to commercialization. WaveRoller received its validation after operating in fully exposed ocean environment during testing campaigns in 2012 and 2013. AW-Energy submitted detailed data covering wave conditions and device performance for external verification.