Navy Research Vessel Launched with Siemens Propulsion
February 22 marked the launch of Neil Armstrong, the first of two Navy oceanographic research vessels to be launched with Siemens Blue multi-drive low voltage system.
Today in U.S. Naval History: March 25
Today in U.S. Naval History - March 25 1813 - USS Essex takes Neryeda, first capture by U.S. Navy in Pacific 1898 - Assist. SECNAV Theodore Roosevelt proposes Navy investigate military application of Samuel Langley's flying machine, beginning naval aviation For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
Bibby Offshore Begins Construction, IRM Campaign
Subsea installation contractor Bibby Offshore has recently commenced work with Maersk Oil UK on a multimillion pound contract that will see Bibby Offshore provide subsea construction and inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) services to all of Maersk’s North Sea assets. Dive Support Vessel (DSV) Bibby Sapphire will undertake the offshore execution work, and an extensive engineering project management team based onshore will support this.
Two Dead in Shooting on Navy Ship
Reuters reported that there are two dead aboard the U.S. Navy Destroyer USS Mahan docked at Naval Station Norfolk last night., as a civilian apparently shot and killed a sailor…
Cracks Scuttle U.S. Navy Ice Camp
Commander, Submarine Forces (COMSUBFOR) announced an early end to Ice Camp Nautilus on March 23. The ice camp was a temporary structure built and operated especially for Ice Exercise 2014 (ICEX-2014). Personnel at Ice Camp Nautilus, which is built into the ice floe north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, began a careful breakdown of the camp Sunday. ICEX-2014 began March 17 and was scheduled to continue through March 30.
MES Delivers Bulk Carrier Newbuild
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 66,000 dwt type bulk carrier M.V. Clipper Excelsior (MES Hull No. 1859) at its Tamano Works on March 25, 2014 to Clio Marine Inc., Liberia. This is the third ship of MES’ wide beam shallow draft vessel called neo66BC, the new generation ship of the builder’s neo series lineup. The ship is designed to have enough deadweight for more than 66…
Jordan Cove Approved for LNG Export
The U.S. Energy Department announced that it has conditionally authorized Jordan Cove Energy Project, L.P. (Jordan Cove) to export domestically produced liquefied…
New Tests for Ballast Water Contamination
The new upgrade for Speedy Breedy enables it to test for contamination in Ballast Water in accordance with the Ballast Water Treatment Performance Standard (D2) as set out by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). According to the manufacturer, the new features enable Speedy Breedy to test for the three bacteria as set out in the D2 standard, Vibrio (Cholera), E. coli and Enterococcus, to enumerate…
Stolt-Nielsen Changes Accounting for Two Acquisitions
Stolt-Nielsen Limited announced that Finanstilsynet (The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway) has completed a review of certain aspects of the company's consolidated…
Deepwater Horizon Spill Causes Fish Abnormalities
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that results to a new study conducted by a team of NOAA and academic scientists suggest that crude oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster causes severe defects in the developing hearts of bluefin and yellowfin tunas. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill…
Maersk Line Art-Box Arrives in Philadelphia
Maersk Line, an ocean transportation company and a unit of the Maersk Group, announced today the arrival of the Maersk Line Reefer Art-Box, a 40’ high-cube, at the Port of Philadelphia marking the first voyage of the container designed to promote container shipping. The Art-Box’s inaugural shipment contains frozen OP Columbia’s Coromandel Greenshell mussels from New Zealand. The mussel shipment is destined for Mark Foods, New York.
Steel Industry Presses for an End to Unfair Trade
Today, United States Steel Corporation President and CEO Mario Longhi joined fellow steel industry executives and Leo Gerard, international president of the United Steelworkers, in pressing Congress to maintain America’s economic and national security by halting unfair trade practices and enforcing the country’s trade laws. Longhi encouraged action against illegal dumping of Oil Country Tubular Goods by South Korea and others who threaten American jobs, infrastructure and our national security.
CMB 2013 Results Positive, but Weaker than 2012
During its meeting of March 25, 2014, Belgian shipping company CMB’s board of directors approved the final annual accounts as per December 31, 2013. The consolidated result for 2013 amounts to $49,694,000, compared to $133,954,000 in 2012. Bocimar’s contribution to the 2013 consolidated result amounts to $3,467,000 ($53,196,000 in 2012). CMB pointed out that the capacity of newbuilding deliveries has far exceeded the growth in world seaborne trade for a number of years.
Limited Traffic Authorized at Port of Houston
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has authorized limited marine traffic in the safety zone in the Port of Houston/Galveston for commercial ship traffic, Tuesday. Cleanup operations are still ongoing; however ships are being prioritized for transit by the Port Coordination Team. The USCG said barges are allowed to transit through the Houston Ship Channel and on the Intracoastal Waterway, after assessment teams deemed the channel clear.
Liberia Authorizes Croatian Registry of Shipping
The Liberian Registry has authorized the Croatian Registry of Shipping (CRS) to act on its behalf in connection with the survey, audit, certification and plan-review…
Canadian Minister of Industry Visits KOTUG
Canadian Minister of Industry, the Honorable James Moore, visited the KOTUG’s Headquarters and sailed on board of the hybrid Rotortug RT Adriaan, the so-called E-KOTUG, in the Port of Rotterdam. The Prime Minister, Stephen Harper and the Minister of Industry, James Moore of the Government of Canada combined the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague with a working trip to the Port of Rotterdam. The visit…
Long Wait Times at Kiel Canal
According to GAC , vessels with LOA over 125m and/or draft more than 6.5m are currently facing waiting times of up to 12 hours at Brunbuettel before entering the Kiel Canal.
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.
US Navy Helps Guam FD to Extinguish Blaze
U.S. Navy Sailors and civilian firefighters partnered with the Guam Fire Department (GFD) to extinguish a blaze along Route 17, Cross Island Road, in Santa Rita March 25.
AdvanTec Consolidates PCM Manufacturing
AdvanTec Global Innovations has announced it will consolidate its Pacific Coast Marine (PCM) manufacturing operations into other AdvanTec manufacturing facilities in the United States and Canada…