Sea Star Assists Vessel Rescue
While in transit from Jacksonville, Florida to San Juan, Puerto Rico, the crew of Sea Star Line’s El Morro vessel received distress calls from a small fishing vessel in the Atlantic Ocean. The fishing vessel was attempting to hail the U.S. Coast Guard’s Jacksonville Sector with no success due to a weak transmission signal. The crew of El Morro intercepted the communications from the fishing vessel and began relaying information to the U.S Coast Guard in Jacksonville. The U.S.
Class Direct App Launched by Lloyd’s Register
This new app, using the functionality of LR’s award-winning web service Class Direct, has been specifically designed to give users access to the information they need whenever and wherever, and is available now for free on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Users of the Class Direct app are able to book a survey with LR, monitor and check the status of their vessel’s surveys, browse the classification…
WWL Extends Service to South Africa & Australia
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has started the year by introducing a new service departing Santander, Spain twice a month for South Africa and on to Australia. The enhanced product which includes additional capacity and extended port coverage reflects WWL’s ongoing work to extend its services to meet customers’ needs. “WWL is excited to support manufacturer needs for ocean transportation from Spain to South Africa and Oceania”, says Ramon Oliete, Head of Iberia Branch for WWL.
Northrop Grumman Offers Engineering Scholarships
Individual $10,000 scholarships to be awarded over four years to one student from each of Maryland's 23 counties and Baltimore City . Applications are now being accepted for the 12th annual Northrop Grumman Corporation Engineering Scholars competition, which will provide $240,000 in college scholarships across Maryland this year to promising high school seniors interested in studying engineering.
Grounded Fishing Vessel's Impact Assessed
The U.S. Navy, in partnership with other federal and local agencies, has deployed teams to assess and respond to potential environmental impacts due to the grounding of the Japanese commercial fishing vessel Daiki Maru in outer Apra Harbor Feb. 13. Navy officials are taking all the necessary steps to address the situation and ensure the protection of the environment. "It's our number one priority on the Navy base along with all the agencies we are partnering with," said Capt.
Criminal Gangs Active in Gulf of Guinea
There is very little piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, but criminal gangs are operating widely. Most attacks in West African waters are part of a long running criminal program of cargo theft or kidnapping and ransom inside territorial waters, and not piracy said maritime security company GoAGT. Nick Davis, CEO of GoAGT said, “The growing problem in West Africa is criminality and it is very well organized.
US Maritime Fatalities on the Decline
According to preliminary figures released today by the National Transportation Safety Board, total transportation fatalities in the United States increased by three percent in 2012 from 2011, but deaths in the marine sector declined over the same period. The data indicate that transportation fatalities in all modes totaled 35,531 in 2012, compared to 34,551 in 2011. Although marine, aviation and pipeline, deaths declined, highway and rail fatalities showed an increase.
MARAD Helps Green the Port of Honolulu
From Fast Lane, official blog of the U.S. The U.S. maritime industry continues to become greener each day as federal agencies, research centers, and ports work to reduce the industry's impact on our environment. Industry stakeholders understand how green business practices can significantly improve their bottom line while also helping ensure healthier waterways and port communities as well as a healthier workplace for maritime workers.
SSL to Provide Logistics for Kestrel Liner
Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics and Kestrel Liner Agencies are now working in partnership to offer a full range of logistics services between Scandinavia and the Caribbean and Latin America.
CMA CGM Extends Black Sea/North Europe Service
The CMA CGM Group announced the extension of its FEMEX service on the North Europe – Mediterranean trade. In order to improve the coverage of the North Europe – Mediterranean trade and coinciding with a growing existing demand, the CMA CGM Group extended its FEMEX service in the Black Sea with the addition of three new calls in Samsun (Turkey), Novorossiysk (Russia) and Constanta (Romania). The CMA…
UK Detains 7 Foreign Flag Ships for Deficiencies
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said that seven flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during January 2014 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection.
Regs4ships Launch Australian Digital Product
Regs4ships announced the launch of its 18th flag to Digital Maritime Regulations (DMR) product. From February 18, 2014 Regs4ships will be able to offer an Australian…
Dana Gas Wins Block Offshore Egypt
Dana Gas said it has signed an agreement for the North El Arish (Block 6) Concession Area, offshore the eastern Nile Delta. The 2,980 sq. km block was awarded in April 2013 as part of a competitive bidding process. This is the company’s first offshore block in Egypt, covering water depths from 20 up to a 1,000 m. Multiple play types have already been identified within the acreage and plans for the first exploration phase of four years…
Damen Shoalbuster for Smit Lamnalco
The recently delivered SL Mbissi will be the next Damen-built vessel in fleet of Smit Lamnalco. Nonetheless, the 25-meter shallow water workship is special in more ways than one. Firstly, it’s the first-ever Damen Shoalbuster for Smit Lamnalco. Although Smit Lamnalco, a provider of integrated marine services, already deploys many Damen-built vessels – six of which having been delivered in the past 15 months alone – it had yet to order a Damen Shoalbuster SD.
Winfield Joins Guardian Management Team
Guardian Maritime Ltd. announced the appointment of Jean Winfield as its new Marketing Director, strengthening their worldwide management team. Jean has more than 20 years’ experience in public relations and marketing, with the last 15 years being specifically in maritime having been involved with many shipping companies and events across the globe. She joins Guardian Maritime’s board having already…
Wärtsilä Get Repeat Siem Offshore Dual-fuel PSV Orders
Siem Offshore has again contracted Wärtsilä to supply the design and integrated solutions for four new platform supply vessels (PSVs) to be built at the Remontowa Shipbuilding yard in Poland. The four new vessels, like the two currently under construction, will utilise the Wärtsilä VS 4411 DF ship design and will have Wärtsilä dual-fuel propulsion allowing them to operate primarily on liquefied natural gas (LNG).
China Shipyard to Build Two PSV's
COSCO Corporation inform that two contract options for the construction of two platform supply vessels (PSV) at their COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard have been declared effective. The option contracts, valued at approximately US$60-million, were from a Singapore based company. COSCO add that barring any unforeseen circumstances, the option contracts are not expected to have a material impact on the net tangible assets and earnings per share of the Company for the year ending 31 December 2014.
Italian Port of Genoa Gets EU Upgrade Grant
The European Union will co-finance with €3.9 million from the TEN-T Programme a project to extend one of the terminals and renew the intermodal infrastructure of the northern Italian Port of Genoa. The project, which was selected for funding under the 2012 TEN-T Annual Call, concerns works aimed at adapting the Port’s infrastructure to larger ships. The Port of Genoa, as a major national port and southern European gateway…
The Switch Lands First Marine PM Shaft Generator Order
The Switch, a leading supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet (PM) generators, motors and frequency converters, say they have signed an agreement for the delivery of four direct-drive 1.5 MW PM shaft generators to WE Tech Solutions Oy of Vaasa, Finland, who will couple them their WE Drive system for marine use. According to the manufacturers, the order strengthens the position of The Switch as…