Fairmount Tows Naga 3 Jack-up to Oilfield
Tug Fairmount Expedition has towed jack-up rig Naga 3 from the PV Marine Shipyard in Vung Tau, Vietnam, to the RD-19X Block 15-2 oilfield offshore Vietnam. Last month the tug has towed the rig from Singapore to the shipyard, after which the Fairmount Expedition remained anchored off Vung Tau. The Naga 3 is a Gusto MSC CJ46-X100-D design jack-up rig, built in 2010 by Dubai Drydocks World and owned by UMW Petropipe/Singapore Drilling. The 70 meters long rig can drill up to 9,144 meters in depth.
Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Sailors
The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search at 10 p.m., Friday, May 23, for the missing crew members of the 39-foot sailing vessel Cheeki Rafiki who reported distress approximately 1,000 miles east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on Friday, May 16. At the request of the British Government, the Coast Guard resumed search efforts at 7:38 a.m., Tuesday, having suspending its original 4,000-square-mile search on Sunday after the sailors had not been located.
K2 Lifejacket Combo Debuts at Seawork
Ocean Safety’s new commercial twin chamber lifejacket range, the K2 275N, will be making its U.K. debut at Seawork. This jacket is compact and easy to wear, yet fully functional for demanding maritime conditions, the manufacturer said. At Seawork the K2 will be offered in an enhanced package. The K2 already includes a powerful AQ40L light as standard and now has the optional addition of the Kannad R10 AIS Survivor Recovery System (SRS).
DFDS Fleet Signs with Lloyd’s Register
DFDS currently operates 55 ships, predominantly ro-ro freight ships, ro-pax ships, and passenger ships; with few exceptions these ships will now all be classed by LR. DFDS Seaways operates a network of 30 routes with 50 freight and passenger ships. DFDS Logistics provides freight and logistics services in Europe with trailers, containers and rail. The increase in ships classed by LR deepens and broadens the support provided by the classification market leader in the passenger ship…
Dacon Rescue Scoop for 2 Vroon-operated Ships
Ocean Safety is to supply a set of Dacon maritime rescue equipment to two vessels operated by Vroon Offshore Services in a six-figure contract. Ocean Safety, which is the U.K.’s exclusive distributor of the Dacon range, will be showing the Dacon man overboard recovery products selected by Vroon at Seawork in June. The two vessels, which are both based in Aberdeen, will each take delivery of a 5m x 10m Dacon RSA Scoop with a catch net…
Royal Caribbean to Develop Cape Liberty Cruise Port
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has announced that it has entered into an agreement with The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the cruise company to develop the next phase of Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, N.J. The $55 million project will include the construction of a new, state-of-the-art guest terminal, with 125,000 sq. ft. of check-in, customs and immigration, and luggage processing space, as well as a 900-car parking structure and pier improvements.
VTS Goes Mobile with C-Scope
Kongsberg Norcontrol IT (KNC) will this June integrate its advanced C-Scope Web and Mobile Application module into the Norwegian Coastal Administration’s C-Scope Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) systems. The agreement for the C-Scope Mobile Applications, which will provide live VTS information on mobile devices, was signed on May 5, 2014. The C-Scope Mobile Applications were ordered under the VTS Framework…
Northrop Grumman Turbine Generators Selected for USN ORP
Northrop Grumman selected to provide turbine generator units for U.S. Northrop Grumman Corporation announced it has been awarded a contract by shipbuilder General Dynamics Electric Boat to complete detailed design and subsequent manufacturing, assembly, qualification and delivery of the first turbine generator units for the Ohio Replacement Program (ORP), the U.S. Navy's next-generation ballistic nuclear submarine.
NACOS Platinum Series for New Norwegian Getaway
L-3 Marine Systems International (L-3 MSI) has announced that it has supplied its NACOS Platinum series aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s new 324-meter, 145,500-gross ton cruise liner, Norwegian Getaway. Built by Meyer Werft at its Papenburg shipyard in northern Germany, the vessel entered service in February of this year from its home port of Miami and accommodates 4,000 passengers. Norwegian Getaway is the sister vessel to Norwegian Breakaway…
Today in U.S. Naval History: May 27
Today in U.S. Naval History - May 27 1813 - American joint operations against Fort George, Canada 1919 - Navy NC-4 completes trans-Atlantic flight from Newfoundland to Lisbon, Portugal For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
Pressurized EGR Boiler Ready For Testing
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) has firmly shown its ability to comply with Tier III NOx limits, which will enter into force in January 2016. Developed by MAN Diesel & Turbo, the EGR process already relies on Alfa Laval’s PureNOx, which provides the vital cleaning of the scrubber water. Now Alfa Laval is cooperating with MAN Diesel & Turbo to implement an EGR boiler, which could potentially add major energy benefits to the secure emission compliance.
New Adhesive Lubricant for Open Gears, Wire Ropes
Klϋber Lubrication has introduced Klüberbio AG 39-602, an environmentally acceptable adhesive lubricant for open pinion gears and steel cables. Based on ester oil and selected additives, the grease complies with the requirements for environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) as defined in Appendix A of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP). Klüberbio AG 39-602 contains more than 60 percent of renewable raw materials…
Credit Demand Leads to Consolidation among Bunker Companies
Suppliers without liquidity will lose out to financially robust organizations offering better terms. Dynamic Oil Trading has highlighted liquidity and credit as the single biggest challenge in the shipping industry when it comes to fuel supply. The company believes that the impending 0.1% ECA (Emission Control Area) regulations and the increase in distillate use, which will require a demand for more credit from ship owners and operators…
VSTEP to Install Simulators for FIDENA Schools
VSTEP won a contract to install FMB and Tug simulators at all three FIDENA Maritime Schools in Mexico. The contract was won by VSTEP and its Mexican partner Edutelsa…
USV Powered by Renewable Energy
Eco Marine Power (EMP) today revealed details of its Aquarius Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) and announced that it will begin work related to the construction of a prototype. The Aquarius USV is being developed as a cost-effective unmanned surface vessel (USV) and will incorporate a number of technologies from EMP and its strategic partners. These technologies include marine computer systems and lightweight flexible marine solar panels.
First UEC50LSH-Eco Marine Diesel Engine Ordered
The first order for UEC50LSH-Eco low-speed marine diesel engine being developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co., Ltd. (MHI-MME), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., was placed with Kobe Diesel Co., Ltd., a licensee of Mitsubishi UE engine technology located in Hyogo, Japan. The advanced low-fuel-consumption engine will ensure high efficiency even during slow steaming…
Thome Appoints Tanker Fleet COO
Thome Ship Management has added to its senior management tier by appointing Steen Nygaard Madsen as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Thome Ship Management Tanker Fleet. Madsen will take up the position on June 1 this year, bringing with him experience in running ships, stemming from his seagoing career as well as his time with A.P Moller in Copenhagen where he was operationally responsible for a large section of its fleet.
Fuel Quality, Welding Safety in Focus at Posidonia
Introducing its fuel oil treatment range and integrated welding safety products and services at this year’s Posidonia exhibition, WSS said it will be providing advice…
JASNAOE Award for MOL Energy Recovery System
Mitsui OSK Lines, Ltd. today announced receipt of the 2014 Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE) Award for development of a waste heat energy recovery system for marine diesel engine used to generate electric power and assist ship propulsion. The system was installed on a MOL-operated large-scale iron ore carrier. The award was made in ceremonies held in Sendai International Center, Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, on May 26, 2014.
First LNG Cargo Loaded from Exxon PNG Project
LNG carrier Spirit of Hela, which is jointly owned by MOL and Itochu Corporation, has left Papua New Guinea carrying the first LNG cargo from the ExxonMobil-led PNG LNG Project, Mitsui O.S.K.