DSS Enters Long Term Vessel Charter
Delta SubSea LLC (DSS) signed a long term charter on DP II IMR Support vessel VOS Sympathy for international scopes of work. DSS mobilized two FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics HD 150 HP systems, complete tooling, and full survey suite provided by UTEC Survey. VOS Sympathy will be based out of Trinidad & Tobago and will operate as an ROV platform and light construction vessel for two projects, supporting the operations of a pipe layer.
US Navy Ship Grounds in Turkey
The Mayport-based frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) is being inspected for damage after running aground Feb. 12. The incident occurred as Taylor was preparing to moor in Samsun, Turkey. Taylor was able to moor without further incident. There were no reported injuries, and the incident is currently under investigation. Additional information will be released as it becomes available. Taylor is currently supporting…
New LED Floodlight from Hella Marine
Heavy-duty and commercial vessels demand durable lighting capable of withstanding punishing conditions. The new HypaLUME LED floodlight from Hella marine is specifically designed to meet the rigors of any marine work environment. The most powerful floodlight ever offered by Hella, high performance HypaLUME also delivers class-leading energy efficiency. While comparable to a 400 W metal halide fitting in light output, it only consumes a mere 240W (10 amps at 24V).
Keppel Launches Mobile Website
Keppel Corporation launched a mobile-friendly website, www.kepcorp.com. The mobile website puts important company information at the fingertips of users on-the-go…
Two Rescued rom Sinking Vessel
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people Saturday from a fishing boat taking on water approximately 40 miles east of False Cape State Park in Virginia Beach. Crewmembers aboard the Lauren Dorothy, a 53-foot fishing boat, contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders at approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday requesting assistance after their boat began taking on water. Sector watchstanders…
Watkins Syndicate Appoints Senior Underwriters
Watkins Syndicate Singapore Pte. Ltd. has appointed two senior underwriters to bolster its expanding presence in the Asia Pacific region. Watkins Syndicate Singapore, which is part of the Lloyd’s Asia Platform and represents Watkins Syndicate 457 at Lloyd’s, has hired Colin Fordham as Liability Underwriter and Richard Dare as Energy Underwriter. Both underwriters join Watkins in Singapore with strong track records in the insurance industry.
GES Gross Revenue Up 27% in 2013
Globe Express Services (GES), one of the world’s top 100 global logistics providers, has announced that its gross revenue for its UAE operations in 2013 has increased by 27 percent compared to 2012. Profit was buoyed by the rapid growth of, and positive outlook on, the Middle East’s logistics and transport sectors. Strategically located between Europe and Asia, the UAE has experienced a significant growth in its logistics activities due to increasing regional and globe trade opportunities.
Post-Panamax Coal Carrier Delivered to MOL
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced the delivery of the Akatsuki, the first 104,000 DWT class Post-Panamax coal carrier, which was jointly developed with Sanoyas Shipbuilding Corporation and built at the Sanoyas Shipbuilding Mizushima Shipyard. This new ship type was designed to optimize the transport of coal for power companies in Japan. MOL plans to add these advanced, efficient vessels to its fleet in succession.
104,000DWT Coal Carrier Delivered
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) has announced the delivery of the Akatsuki, the first 104,000 DWT class Post-Panamax coal carrier, which was jointly developed with Sanoyas Shipbuilding Corporation (President: Takashi Ueda; Headquarters: Kita-ku, Osaka) and built at the Sanoyas Shipbuilding Mizushima Shipyard. This new ship type was designed to optimize the transport of coal for power companies in Japan.
IBIA Seeks Greater Bunkers Specs Take-up
In a bid to improve bunker quality across the marine fuel supply chain, the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has called on marine fuel suppliers…
SkyFile Mail Grows with VSAT and MSS Users
Airbus Defense and Space, the global innovative provider of satellite enabled solutions, reached a fresh record for its dedicated SkyFile Mail software in 2013,…
Coast Guard Medevac Injured Man from Motor Vessel
The U.S. Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation, Monday morning, of an injured man aboard a motor vessel in the vicinity of Marinette, Wis. At about 8:45 a.m.…
Today in U.S. Naval History: February 18
Today in U.S. 1944 - Amphibious Force under R.Adm. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
First German-built Wind Farm Jack-up: Aeolus
It is a first in the German shipbuilding industry; the Aeolus, the first jack-up vessel for offshore wind farms designed and built in Germany, which was constructed at Sietas Shipyard for the prestigious Dutch marine engineering company Van Oord, has left the shipyard. Having passed through the Este barrage of Hamburg port, the jack-up vessel now travels along the river Elbe to Bremerhaven. Berthold Brinkmann…
Inmarsat Maritime Opens Smart Operations Dialogue
Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has staged the inaugural Smart Operations conference, the first in a series of events seeking an open debate in the maritime industry over the operational benefits of integrated thinking on shore and ship communications. With the first of the three new Global Xpress satellites already in orbit – a prelude to the global launch of the world’s first high-speed mobile broadband satellite service to the maritime industry…
WCI Honors Congressman Whitfield
Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) was presented Waterways Council, Inc.'s (WCI) 13th Annual Leadership Service Award for his strong and continued leadership on ports and inland waterways issues. Congressman Whitfield was presented the Leadership Service Award on February 12, 2014 in Washington, DC. Most recently, Whitfield served as a critical champion to introduce, with 31 bipartisan cosponsors, legislation…
Yanmar, VETUS Cooperate Under Separate Names
On April 1, 2013, VETUS joined the Yanmar group. Immediately after the acquisition both parties started working closely together on a project with the objective…
PureBallast 3.0 Gains Reactor Size, IMO Approval
With PureBallast 3.0, Alfa Laval redefined its chemical-free ballast water treatment system, producing major advances in flexibility and energy efficiency. Now a 600 m3/h reactor has been added to the system portfolio, enabling new configurations with fewer components and considerable energy savings. In addition, the system has formally received IMO type approval from Det Norske Veritas. Since its launch in April 2013, Alfa Laval’s PureBallast 3.0 has enjoyed tremendous success.
GPA Achieves 12.5% TEU Growth
The Georgia Ports Authority opened calendar year 2014 with a strong January, achieving gains of 12.5 percent in twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and 7.3 percent in overall tonnage, compared to January 2013. "We are encouraged by the strong growth in January that continued a trend that began during the fourth quarter and are hopeful these volumes signal a strengthening U.S. and global economy," Foltz said.
Another Milestone for LNG Powered Ships in the U.S.
The U.S. continues to lead the push towards "LNG as Fuel" in the commercial shipping sector, as these 'historic' announcements are now becoming more routine. Totem Ocean Trailer Express (Totem Ocean) announced that Wärtsilä will supply main engines, generators and integrated LNG storage and fuel gas handling systems (LNGPac(TM)) for the largest LNG conversions ever undertaken in North America. In making this decision John Parrott…