New Warship for Oman’s Royal Navy
HM Naval Base Portsmouth was lit up red, white and green this morning as BAE Systems handed over the third of three new warships to the Royal Navy of Oman. AL RASIKH is a 99 meter corvette designed…
XANTREX Powers Restored 1841 Whaling Ship
When the 172-year old tall ship Charles W. Morgan sets out on its historic 38th voyage on June 14, it will benefit from safety enhancements that were unheard of…
Volvo Penta Reduces Custom Engine Lead Time
Volvo Penta’s new Quickline custom production line is now running full steam, reducing lead times for commercial marine customers with short-fuse requirements for replacement engines.
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.
International Recognition for Fast Displacement Hull Form
Galactica Star, the first vessel to feature the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF), has won the award for the best high-speed yacht over 45 meters in length at the World Super Yacht Awards on May 3, 2014. The jury reported that the award was granted because of Galactica Star’s “technically innovative FDHF (Fast Displacement Hull Form) design, developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects”. Van Oossanen started the development of this new type of hull form in 2009.
Innovation Drives Monitoring System Development
Innovation is a key driver in the development of advanced monitoring systems for environmental and safety compliance in the marine sector. Patrice Flot and Alain Meslati of diesel engine control and instrumentation specialists CMR Group, explain more about the latest technologies. The marine power sector is facing many challenges, particularly in areas where emissions resulting from combustion inside engines, along with fuel consumption levels need to be reduced.
Companies Collaborate to Find Cool Solutions
Dometic’s HVAC systems fit right into the dual purpose of providing comfortable workboat environments while also protecting vital equipment. Both tasks go hand in hand and collaboration between parties is the key. An efficient and reliable HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system on board commercial vessels is essential. In difficult and often extreme operating conditions, the system…
The OPC Sweepstakes: Three for the Money
In February, the U.S. Coast Guard chose three finalists to design its new Offshore Patrol Cutters, with awards to Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, La., Eastern Shipbuilding Group in Panama City, Fla. and General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works in Maine. Each company was awarded a Phase I design contract valued at between $21 million and $22 million. At the end of the 18-month Preliminary and Contract Design Phase I…
Brazil Dock Workers Scrap Port Strike Plans
Brazil's National Federation of Stevedores, known as FNE, on Wednesday scrapped a plan for a nationwide strike over hiring and pension practices in peak soy exporting season.
USCG Proposes LED Lighthouse Lens Replacements
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announced a proposal to remove the Fresnel Classical Lenses from two lighthouses in Duluth, Minnesota, this fall in partnership with the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office. The two lighthouses affected are the Duluth Harbor South Breakwater Outer Light and Duluth Harbor North Pier Light. The Fresnel Classical lenses would be replaced with modern light emitting diode (LED)lanterns which are more dependable and energy efficient.
Stolt-Nielsen Takes Stake in LNG Logistics Startup
Stolt-Nielsen Limited has announced that Stolt-Nielsen Gas Ltd. (SNG), SunLNG Holding Ltd. (SunLNG) and LNGaz Ltd. have agreed to form a new startup focused on…
Sealift Command Official Charged with Bribery
Scott B. Miserendino, Sr., 55, a former government contractor who performed work for the United States Navy Military Sealift Command , and Timothy S. Miller, 57, a businessman whose company sought contracting business from the Military Sealift Command, were indicted today on charges including conspiracy and bribery. Acting Assistant Attorney General David A. O’Neil of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attorney Dana J.
Today in U.S. Naval History: May 28
Today in U.S. 1917 - First underway fueling in U.S. Navy, USS Maumee fuels six destroyers in North Atlantic. L.Cdr. Chester W. Nimitz served as Maumee's executive officer and chief engineer.
USGS iCoast – Did the Coast Change?
Hurricane season starts again this June. Do you know what happens to our coasts after these extreme storms? The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has launched a new crowdsourcing application called “iCoast – Did the Coast Change?” to show you these coastal changes from extreme storms. iCoast allows citizen scientists to identify changes to the coast by comparing aerial photographs taken before and after storms.
Kongsberg Selected for Sverdrup Field Development
Kongsberg Maritime AS has been awarded a Project Specific Agreement including FEED for delivery of Safety and Automation (SAS) systems to the four Johan Sverdrup field platforms by Statoil Petroleum AS. The Project Specific Agreement includes an option for delivery of Safety and Automation Equipment including detail engineering services and commissioning services. The agreement is subject to Statoil final investment decision.
Chalos Joins K&L Gates New York Office
Michael G. Chalos has joined the New York office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP as a partner in the maritime practice. Previously the senior partner at the firm of Chalos O’Connor…
Seakeeper Launches New Gyro Demo Boat
To let customers experience firsthand the difference Seakeeper gyro stabilization systems make in vessel performance and crew safety, the company has launched its new demo boat. The custom 345 Express from OBX Boatworks will be available for test rides at the Multi-Agency Craft Conference, June 10-12. A hand-crafted, customizable fishing and cruising vessel, the 345 Express features the new Seakeeper 5 gyro.
EPA Helps Cut NYC Marine Diesel Engine Emissions
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is supporting local efforts to reduce air pollution in the New York City metropolitan area by providing a total of $1.1…
Keppel's Senior Executive Director to Retire
Keppel Corporation Limited announced that Teo Soon Hoe, Senior Executive Director, Keppel Corporation will retire June 1, 2014. Teo will step down as Chairman of…
BMT Delivers Port Engineer Training
BMT Designers & Planners, Inc. (BMT), an operating company of BMT Group Ltd, has delivered its training program to assist Port Engineers (PEs) with maximizing investments in the repair and sustainment of their maritime assets. With the complex management of ship repair constantly changing, PEs are tasked with understanding many challenging requirements. These include surface preparation and preservation…