BOEM Seeks Comment on Proposed Energy Research
As part of the Obama Administration's Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced today that it is seeking public comment as it prepares an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze potential impacts from proposed wind energy research activities offshore Virginia. The Virginia Department of Mines…
Today in U.S. Naval History: March 13
Today in U.S. 1895 - Award of first submarine building contract to John P. Holland Torpedo Boat Co. 1917 - Armed merchant ships authorized to take action against U-boats. 1959 - Naval Research Laboratory takes first ultraviolet pictures of sun. 1963 - USS Albany (CG-10) and aircraft from Navy Airborne Early Warning Squadron Four from Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico aid five ill crewmembers of Norwegian freighter Jotunfjell.
Tundra MDS Now ISO/PAS 28007 Accredited
Tundra Maritime Defense Services (MDS), the maritime division of Tundra Group, announce that it has now been formally awarded full certification and accreditation…
ABB Energy Management System for Baleària Ferry
Power and automation technology group ABB has won an order from Spanish ferry operator Baleària to supply energy management systems for one of its largest vessels. ABB’s advisory software will be installed onboard the ferry Martin i Soler, with an option to extend the project to two further vessels in the Baleària fleet. The package supplied is part of ABB’s energy management solution package EMMA Advisory Suite of software.
Robert Allan Ltd. Contracted for Teekay FSO Conversion
Robert Allan Ltd. announced that it was selected by Teekay Shipping (Canada) Ltd. to provide the contract engineering package for the conversion of the M/V Navion…
Future Care, Yale School of Medicine to Host CMA Panel
This Seminar will be held at the Connecticut Maritime Association Exhibition in Stamford, Connecticut, at 3 p.m. EST on March 19, 2014, in the Charter Oak Seminar room.
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.
Divers Search Sunken Iraqi Oil Tanker
Sterling Global Operations (SGO) has been chosen to provide surface - supplied divers for unexploded ordnance search and removal and salvage operations for the sunken 82,000-ton Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) Amuriyah, an Iraqi tanker sunk near Bubiyan Island off the coast of Kuwait in Jan. 1991 during Operation Desert Storm. Special Diving Services (SDS) Holland hired SGO for this project. "For years SGO has conducted major demining and unexploded ordnance clearance projects in Iraq…
Piacaguera Channel Draft Reduced
GAC informed that the maximum draft has been reduced in the Piacaguera Channel at Santos Port where Usiminas and Vale Fertil are located. According to the new requirement…
ACCSEAS Places North Sea E-Navigation on the Radar
ACCSEAS, an EU-funded project to support improved maritime access to the North Sea Region through minimizing navigational risk, welcomed over 80 regional and international shipping experts to Edinburgh for its second annual conference, held last week. The ACCSEAS Conference presented an array of e-Navigation test-bed solutions, all of which are aimed at increasing accessibility and improving navigational safety in the increasingly busy shipping waters of the North Sea Region.
Australia Has a New Maritime Emergency Plan
Australian industry, state and federal governments have endorsed a new National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies. According to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority AMSA…
Checchi Named VP at MOL America
MOL (America) Inc. said that Michael Checchi will enter the position of vice president, area operations, where he will lead MOL’s equipment, intermodal services…
Solar Solve Attracts Cruise Ship Orders
Solar Solve Marine has received a number of recent orders for its class approved roller screens to be installed at the navigation bridge windows on cruise ships. One significant contract was for Royal Caribbean Cruises Navigator of the Seas – a Voyager Class Cruise Ship. Her keel was laid at Aker Yards, Finland in 2000 and the ship was launched in 2002. She is 138,279 GT and can carry 3,114 passengers plus additional crew…
Spanish Vessel Joins Operation Atalanta
EU Naval Force reported today that the Spanish Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), ESPS Relámpago joined its force to perform counter-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia. Contributing to Operation Atalanta, ESPS Relámpago is the new Spanish contribution in place of ESPS Tornado which is now on her way home. ESPS Relámpago and her 83 crew will be part of the EU Naval Force for four months. Deputy Commander of EU Naval Force…
Intermarine Open Houston Ship Channel Operations Center
Intermarine, LLC, has officially opened its state of the art Operations Center at Industrial Terminal, the leading breakbulk terminal on the Houston Ship Channel. They say that this landmark building is the only office building of its kind on the Ship Channel and houses Intermarine's entire technical, operations, traffic and terminal teams. The Operations Center is located at 14035 Industrial Road in Houston…
UniCarriers Continues Brazil Expansion, Appoint Sales Manager
US-based material handling manufacturer UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) informs that it continues to expand its South American operations by establishing…
Orange Joins EU Cloud-based Ship Management Initiative
Orange Business Services informs it has joined a European Union-sponsored initiative developing a cloud-based ERP platform for the maritime shipping industry. The platform will make it easier to manage ships at sea, improve safety and tighten business operations. This technology is a first of its kind in this space. Orange explains that as part of the EIS (“Exzellenzinitiative Schiffsmanagement”) initiative…
Port of Cleveland Urges USACE to Start Dredging
To avoid significant financial losses to the port and local economy, dredging the Cuyahoga River and Cleveland Harbor must start without delay considered the Port Board at its March 2014 meeting. Accordingly they directed the Port’s management to work with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to ensure the timely start and completion of dredging necessary for the 2014 shipping season utilizing existing confined facilities for disposal of the [dredged] material.
Philippine Coast Guard Search for 10 Missing Fishermen
The Philippine Coast Guard informs that a rescue team onboard the cutter 'BRP Nueva Vizcaya' is conducting search and rescue operations for ten missing fishermen in waters in the vicinity of Ternate, Cavite. According to ANC News the search continues for the fishermen who went missing in the waters between Caballo and El Fraile Island in Cavite where the fishing vessel FB Dan Israel was in collision with a still unidentified cargo ship past midnight on Thursday.
Ingalls Shipbuilding Appoint Mike Lipski VP Business Development
Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division inform that Mike Lipski will be the company's vice president of business development, effective April 1, 2014. HII explain that Lipski will be responsible for coordinating capture team efforts for new contracts and managing all business development activities. This includes working with the company's government and customer relations teams to optimize business development activities with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard.