DNV GL Open New South China Office
Ship classification society DNV GL says it has opened its new office in Guangzhou to support business growth in this shipbuilding area. Located in downtown Guangzhou, the new, expanded DNV GL office services as a centre for the company’s operations in South China. Headed by Area Manager Gu Xiaoli, DNV GL South China covers the provinces of Guangdong, Fujian, Guangxi and Hainan. “South China is one of the three national shipbuilding bases laid out by the Chinese government.
Statoil Reports Robust Q1
Norway's Statoil defied gloom in the oil sector by reporting first-quarter earnings above expectations on Tuesday due to higher prices and good results from shale gas activities in the United States, lifting its shares. Regarding new sanctions on Russia, Statoil's CEO told Reuters it was too early to say whether he would attend a high-profile St Petersburg economic forum in June as planned, as the firm had to assess the impact of the measures first.
MH370: The Search Continues
U.S. Navy contractors lower the U.S. Navy's Bluefin-21 into the Indian Ocean from the deck of the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield. The submersible is being utilized to search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370. Joint Task Force 658 is supporting Operation Southern Indian Ocean, searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777.
Korean Ferry Operator Relied Increasingly on Cargo
The operator of the South Korean ferry that capsized and sank this month with the loss of about 300 lives was apparently being squeezed by competition from budget airlines and had to increasingly rely on its cargo business. The Sewol ferry sank on a routine voyage south from the port of Incheon to the holiday island of Jeju on April 16. Investigators have not determined the cause of the accident but media has reported that the ship was overloaded with cargo and it may have been poorly stowed.
Seminar Examines Membrane Full Integrity Systems
GTT organized its first Seminar on GST membrane full integrity systems in its head office in Saint-Rémy-Lès-Chevreuse, France. During three days, from April 14-16, 2014, more than 40 delegates from EPCs, oil and gas majors, classification societies and engineering companies have attended presentations and site visits, to receive and update on the membrane full integrity technology dedicated to onshore storage.
Second Tanker Docks at Hariga Since Reopening
A second tanker has berthed at Libya's eastern Hariga port to load oil from its storage tanks since it reopened under a deal between the government and protesters, an oil official said on Tuesday.
Transas Simulation User Seminars Held in France
Transas has held a series of Simulation User Seminars in France. The events gathered more than 60 participants from maritime schools, pilot associations, navy and coast guard of the region. To make the seminars more efficient and closer to the users, Transas said it decided to split them across two locations. The first two days took place in St-Nazaire at the SAR association SNSM (Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer) training center.
Volvo Penta IPS Sea Show Sets Sail
After two sea tours to promote its inboard propulsion system, the latest Volvo Penta IPS trip will chart a new course through the Mediterranean starting May 5 in Palma, Majorca. To highlight the high-seas performance of the Volvo Penta IPS high-performance pod system in marine commercial applications, the company is embarking on another demonstration tour. Following two successful promotional trips…
Adriatic to Acquire Vessels from C&E Boat Rental
Raceland, La.-based Adriatic Marine LLC has entered into a contract with C&E Boat Rental LLC to take over operations of one 220’ DP-2 and two 170’ DP-1 Offshore Supply Vessels (OSVs).
CMA CGM Launches US Gulf-South Africa Line
CMA CGM announced the launch of its new KHULU Line dedicated to the U.S. With the addition of its newest line, CMA CGM now offers its customers eight services with a weekly call in South Africa. The line’s first sailing will be MV GREY FOX voy. 7S001R, ETD Houston on May 7, 2014. KHULU’s rotation is: Houston, Walvis Bay, Cape Town, Durban, Maputo, Richards Bay, Houston. CMA CGM said the line will bring onward transportation to the heart of Southern Africa countries (Zimbabwe…
German Company Pays for Not Reporting Hazardos Conditions
A German company has been sentenced to pay a $1 million fine and another $250,000 to support environmental causes after pleading guilty to two felony environmental charges related to a cargo ship that entered the Port of Long Beach last year with an open crack in its hull that may have caused oil to leak into the port. The company – Herm. Dauelsberg GmbH & Co. KG – pleaded guilty yesterday morning and was sentenced immediately by United States District Judge George H. Wu.
Coast Guard, Navy Rescue Injured Crewman
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Guam command center received notification at 11:40 a.m. Sunday of an injured crewmember aboard the merchant vessel Tenso approximately 362 miles east of Guam. The Liberian-flagged cargo ship Tenso requested a medical evacuation for a 39-year-old male crewmember who suffered lacerations to the neck and head. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Assateague rendezvous with the vessel at 10 a.m.
ESAB Debuts Oxy-fuel/plasma Cutting System
ESAB Cutting Systems introduces Crossbow, a compact oxy-fuel/plasma CNC cutting system that is portable and economical. According to ESAB , the machine’s size and weight make it easy to transport as the application requires. Automated functions and a user friendly CNC provide powerful, versatile, oxy-fuel or plasma processing in a value-minded package. Crossbow is suited for trade schools, small fabrication shops…
Iran's Oil Exports Fall in April
Iran's oil exports fell in April for a second month, according to sources who track tanker movements, moving closer to levels allowed by November's interim deal on curbing Tehran's nuclear program.
Working Harbor Committee to Present Salvage Program
In a special program in Manhattan on May 6, the Working Harbor Committee presents a timely, educational and entertaining program that answers the question: What happens to a ship after it sinks? Unfortunately, some ships come to grief. Witness the tragic sinking of the South Korean ferry Sewol on April 16, or the doomed cruise ship Costa Concordia that ended up on the rocks off Giglio, Italy in 2012.
UK Fines Ship Operator for Oil Pollution
The operator of a U.K.-registered containership has been ordered to pay £17,311.01 for breaching oil pollution legislation. The Ever Sigma – operated by Evergreen…
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.
Ulstein Reports Improved 2013 Results
Ulstein Group reported it delivered a good result for 2013 with an operating income of NOK 2.3 billion compared to 2012’s result of NOK 2.27 billion. Similarly, Ulstein’s operating profits improved in 2013 to NOK 317.8 million from NOK 228 million in 2012. The group’s operating result before tax was NOK 360.8 million, compared to NOK 211.4 million in 2012. Ulstein said it currently has more than 40 vessels in order…
New Report Features for Seall Passage Planner
Maritime software specialist Jargoon announced that its Seall Passage Planner will now include a color coded risk assessment report feature. The smart e-navigation software is designed to overlay multiple vital data such as AIO or Navarea warnings directly on top of ENCs in order to give a wide range of navigational information to the mariner prior to/during a voyage. In addition, Seall Passage Planner produces a unique color coded risk assessment report.
Search Suspended for Alleged Cruise Ship Jumper
U.S. Coast Guard crews have suspended their air and sea search for a 30-year-old man who reportedly jumped over the railing of the Bahamas Cruise Ship Celebration early Sunday morning…