Rolls Royce Marine Awarded LCS Engine Repair Contract
U.S. Department of Defense informs that Rolls Royce Marine North America, Walpole, Massachusetts, is being awarded a US$9,000,000 firm-fixed-price repair order (N00104-09-G-A755) for the repair of one Marine Trent 30 marine gas turbine engine for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Freedom variant. DoD explains that this contract provides for the repair and overhaul of the Marine Trent 30 marine gas turbine engine…
Tuco Marine Sells First ProZero Fast Workboat
Tuco Marine Group says that it has sold its first boat shortly after the launch of ProZero, the new range of boats for the professional market. The vessel was sold in close cooperation with Tuco's Norwegian partner Provide Maritime A/S and was commissioned by Bergen & Omland Friluftsråd for the Archipelago service. The vessel, a ProZero 10.5 DC Archipelago, is from the newly developed ProZero Vesel series. The hull design is based on the well proven hulls from Tuco's Guard Vessel Series.
ABS President Wiernicki Signs New MARAD Agreement
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) informs that it has entered into a new Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) establishing the policies and procedures regarding the survey and classification of the National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF). The agreement expands the working relationship that has existed between ABS and MARAD since the agency's inception in 1950, updating the last MOA signed in 1999. The new agreement, signed by Maritime Administrator Paul N.
Marcon Brokers Sale of Ocean-Going Tugboat
Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington, says it has sold the U.S. flag ocean-going twin screw tug "Melvin E. Lemmerhirt" to U.S. buyers on a private & confidential basis. The 3,900BHP tug was built in 1973 for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. as one of the company's largest tugs by Southern Shipbuilding of Slidell, Louisianaas Hull No. 102. Southern Ship always had a reputation of building fine tugs, building their first in 1903.
MNZ Opens New Office in Port Taranaki
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) informs that for the first time in 5 years it has a permanent presence in New Plymouth on the opening of a new office at Port Taranaki staffed by full-time maritime officer Michael Vredenburg. Opening the office, MNZ Director Keith Manch said the move reflected the significant role of the port and region in New Zealand’s maritime sector. The previous office closed in July 2009, following the retirement of the sole staff member.
Port Of Los Angeles & MBDA at USC Team Up to Promote Trade
The Port of Los Angeles and the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MDBA) Center at the University of Southern California will be holding…
NSRP Risk Management Panel and SCA Joint Meeting
The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Risk Management Panel will be meeting jointly with the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) November 5-6, 2014 in Virginia Beach, Va.
WEG to Showcase Drive Solutions at SMM
WEG, a global supplier of drive systems, will showcase its range of systems for the shipbuilding and offshore industry at this year’s SMM (Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology Fair) in Hamburg. From September 9-12, visitors to Stand 303 in Hall B6 can learn more about WEG’s standard and special drive systems designed for ships and other on-board support tasks. The product portfolio ranges from low and high voltage motors to generators…
US DOE Approves Oregon LNG Export Project
The U.S. Energy Department said on Thursday it has approved Oregon LNG to export liquefied natural gas, as the Obama administration works through applications to…
CFOA Schedules Annual Conference
The 2014 Canadian Ferry Operators Association (CFOA) annual AGM & Conference is scheduled to take place September 29-30 in Quebec City. The two-day conference will…
Kurdistan Says Crude Cargo Near Texas Legally Sold
A $100 million cargo of crude oil in a tanker near Texas was legally shipped and sold by Kurdistan, lawyers for the autonomous region in Iraq told a U.S. court in a letter seen on Thursday…
Kenya Charges 9 Foreigners over Heroin Haul
Nine foreign nationals were charged in a Kenyan court on Thursday with trafficking the biggest ever single seizure of drugs at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa.
Video: RIMPAC 2014 Ships Underway
The U.S. Navy posted a video showing Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 operations underway. Watch as 42 ships and submarines representing 15 international partner nations steam in a close formation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5AmsTE2ekM. IN total, 22 nations, 49 ships and six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 26 to August 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.
Fugro Achieves Innovation through Integration
When Aberdeen-based Diamond Offshore wanted to add new functionality to the existing helideck monitoring system on the Ocean Guardian drilling rig in the North Sea, Fugro developed and delivered a fully integrated, user-friendly solution to fulfill the requirements. Severe weather conditions in the North Sea can cause major disruption to offshore operations so Diamond Offshore and its client wanted to better understand the direct correlation between the wind…
Montreal Could Become an Oil Export Hub
Montreal has emerged as an export base for Western Canadian heavy sour crudes as prospects to construct new pipelines to the British Columbia coast, Eastern Canada and U.S. fade.
Redwood City Sees Cargo Movement Boost
Reflecting a significant increase in construction in the Bay Area and the high quality of building materials from British Columbia, the Port of Redwood City said it has experienced a 19% increase in cargo movement across its docks for the fiscal year 2013/2014 that ended June 30. The 12-month figure was 1,784,659 metric tons (MT), up from 1,493,190 MT from the previous fiscal year and the highest at the port since 2006.
BMT ARGOSS Awarded OHSAS 18001
BMT ARGOSS, an operating company of BMT Group Ltd. has been awarded the universally recognized standard for occupational health and safety, BS OHSAS 18001. BMT ARGOSS, supported by BMT’s Manager, Operational Risk - Jayne Matthews, implemented a fully integrated management system in offices located in the U.K. and the Netherlands to complement the system established in the Kazakhstan office. This will allow the organisation to effectively identify…
Scottish Sea Farms Takes New Vessel Delivery
Scottish Salmon Farms has taken delivery of its latest vessel – powered by twin Doosan V158TIH main engines supplied by WaterMota. Designed by consultant naval architects AG Salmon as a multi-role vessel, Sally Ann was built by Arklow Marine Services in Ireland for Scottish Sea Farms to be used on the West Coast of Scotland across all the Scottish Sea Farms sites. The vessel is 22.8m in length with an 8m beam and a lightship displacement of 120 tonnes.
Today in U.S. Naval History: July 31
Today in U.S. 1815 - Commodore Stephen Decatur concludes agreement with Bey of Tunis to compensate U.S. for seizure of merchant ships during the War of 1812. 1865 - East India Squadron established to operate from Sunda Strait to Japan. 1874 - Commissioning of USS Intrepid, first U.S. 1912 - First attempt to launch an airplane by catapult made at Annapolis. 1964 - All-nuclear task force with USS Long Beach…
Kirby Reports Record Q2 2014
Record 2014 second quarter earnings per share of $1.31 compared with $1.11 in the 2013 second quarter, which included a $0.07 benefit due to the reduction of the United earnout liability. Kirby Corporation announced record net earnings attributable to Kirby for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 of $75.0 million, or $1.31 per share, compared with $63.1 million, or $1.11 per share, for the 2013 second quarter.