Today in U.S. Naval History: May 29
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Truckers Protest at Brazil's Paranagua Port
Hundreds of truck drivers blocked traffic arriving at southern Brazil's Paranagua port on Thursday to protest a policy that fines them for parking outside designated areas. Shipment of commodities like corn and soybeans was not affected, the port authority said in a statement, though protesters burning tires and marching slowed traffic arriving at the docks for a few hours. To smooth out the arrival and loading of grains from Brazil's interior…
New Anchor Handling Routine in HYPACK
HYPACK Inc. announced the release of a new Anchor Handling Routine for the offshore construction market. Hydrographic and survey software company HYPACK, Inc said it has used its in-house expertise and input from a world leading Survey Company to design and develop the new Anchor Handling Routine. that allows both rig and anchor handling vessels (tugs) operators to graphically display the status and location of anchors and their cables…
Mexico Returns to the Shipbuilding Industry
Mexican shipyard Talleres Navales del Golfo (TNG) announced on May 26 the reactivation of the Mexican shipbuilding industry in the keel laying ceremony of the Azimuth Tugboat C-130 for PEMEX. Present at the event were main authorities such as SEMAR, PEMEX, Bureau Veritas and Astilleros Armon, among others. The ceremony was was inaugurated by TNG’s General Manager speech, Jose Antonio Sardina, who said…
Danelec Receives VDR Orders from Italy, the Netherlands
Danelec Marine, a supplier of marine Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs), announced that it has received VDR retrofit orders from its distributors in Italy and the Netherlands.
Response to Disabled Freighter Ongoing
Incident responders from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and representatives from the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation continue to oversee the salvage and investigation of the disabled freighter that ran aground after losing steering Tuesday while transiting the St. Lawrence Seaway in the vicinity of Wellesley Island, New York. The motor vessel Federal Kivalina is currently anchored upriver, about one-third of a mile from the Thousand Island Bridge.
gplink Evolves to Serve the Entire Market
Second generation of Caterpillar’s gpLink will do more and serve a wider market. It is no secret that Remote Tracking, Monitoring, and Notification Systems for just about anything that floats, is here. In on the ground floor of all of that, more than 18 months ago, was the organization that provides premier power solutions in the medium- and high-speed segments with outputs from 93 to 16,000 kW in main propulsion and 10 to 7,680 kWe in marine generator sets.
Streamlined Service for the Offshore Sector
In a business where time is money, Signal Ship Repair’s niche ‘high blocking’ repair methods have significantly reduced repair times and increased shipyard efficiencies. If Signal Ship Repair’s (SSR) primary business can generically be described simply as ship repair and conversion, then it can also be said that its practice of ‘high blocking’ to facilitate faster, and more efficient in-house Z drive repairs is its signature service.
Alion’s MOTISS – IBA: the Science of Survivability
An Improved Risk and Safety Assessment Process for the offshore oil & gas industry – and just in time. Alion’s Measure of Total Integrated System Survivability (MOTISS) has been around a long time. Having previously earned its stripes primarily for naval applications, Alion began to market the service to the offshore oil & gas industry in the messy wake of the Macondo disaster. That event brought to the forefront…
Oil Tanker Explodes off Japan; Captain Missing
An explosion on oil tanker Shoko Maru off the coast of Japan set the vessel ablaze, severely injuring four crew while the captain remains missing, several sources reported.
Obama’s Energy Strategy Doesn’t Go Far Enough
Announcing its “All-of-the-Above” energy strategy today, the Obama Administration rightfully celebrates the United States’ new position as the largest global producer of energy but fails to acknowledge Federal actions that could bring even more resources to market., National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) said today in a press announcement. “NOIA shares the President’s conviction that domestic energy production…
Dann Marine Tug Repowered with Tier 3 Engines
Dann Marine Towing, LC., is a fifth generation family-owned and operated tugboat company based in Chesapeake City, Md. The model-bow twin-screw tug Sea Coast was built at Rayco Shipbuilders in 1980 and is one of Dann Marine’s 18-tug fleet. She is 65 feet overall with a 24-foot beam and an 8.9-foot draft. She carries 16,000 gallon fuel and 5,000 gallons of water. One of many versatile tugs working in U.S. waters of this class, she is registered for Coastwide Unrestricted.
Stolt-Nielsen Gas Takes Major Stake in LNG Logistics Start-Up
Stolt-Nielsen Limited (Oslo Børs: SNI) announced today that Stolt-Nielsen Gas Ltd. (SNG), SunLNG Holding Ltd. (SunLNG) and LNGaz Ltd. have agreed to form a new start-up focused on the development of small-scale LNG liquefaction and logistics services in Bécancour, Québec, Canada. The new joint venture, to be named Stolt LNGaz Ltd., will have a Canadian operating subsidiary, Stolt LNGaz Inc. The transaction represents an initial investment of US$ 20 million with SNG owning 50% of the venture.
Vessels berthing at Harbor Wall in Mumbai port
The Senior Docks Manager of Indira Docks of Mumbai Port Trust has informed by a circular that from !st June 2014, the 18, 19, 20 and 21 Harbor Wall vessels will berth starboard side alongside and will have draft restrictions of 8.5 meters. Vessels may berth port side alongside at 18 Harbor wall depending on the weather and tidal conditions. No immobilization will be allowed at outer berths viz. BPS, BPX, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 Harbor Wall.
Kalmar to heighten 3 STS cranes for TCB in Spain
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded the contract to increase the operating height of three ship-to-shore (STS) cranes by six metres for Terminal de Contenidors de Barcelona, S.L. (TCB) in Spain. The project has been generated in anticipation of increased container traffic brought about by the arrival of larger vessels at the port of Barcelona. The order was signed in April 2014. The work is…
IRPT Mississippi River Cities & Town’s Initiatives
The Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals (IRPT) Trade Association announced today that it is in full support of the U.S. Mayors’ initiative of moving ocean-going containers by barge on the U.S. Inland River System.With the realization that river barge movement of goods is the most cost-effective, and environmentally-friendly form of transportation in the United States, IRPT strongly endorses the initiative to bring intermodal containers to the inland river system.
Singapore Port To Construct Offshore Containment Bund
Singapore Port will undertake construction of offshore containment bund from 4 June to 4 December which include soil investigation. The work on the offshore containment bund will be off Tuas View.
Topaz announces departure of CFO
Topaz Energy and Marine, a leading offshore support vessel company today announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Pernille Fabricius, is leaving the company. Ms. Fabricius leaves with the Chief Executive and Board of Directors’ best wishes and appreciation of her time with the Group. The search process to appoint the company’s new CFO has commenced.
Overhaul Of U.S. Natural Gas Export Review Process
The Obama administration on Thursday announced a major overhaul of its review process for U.S. liquefied natural gas exports, a change that would benefit companies…
Coast Guard SLSDC Complete Salvage, Reopen St. Lawrence Seaway
Incident responders from the Coast Guard and representatives from the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation completed the salvage of the freighter that lost power and ran aground in the St.