Ferry 'Tacoma' Likely Out of Service Until December
Capt. George A. "This week, we received an initial update on the Tacoma repair plan from Siemens Marine Solutions. The report says a fuse blew in the vessel’s propulsion control system without indication to the operating engineers, triggering a chain of events that led to the power failure. We continue to review the cause of the incident. A Board of Inquiry, WSF’s highest level of investigation, convened this week and expects to complete their work once the vessel repair is complete.
San Francisco Port Prepares for Disabled Tankship Arrival
The U.S. Coast Guard informs that along with several federal, state and local partner agencies, it has formed a safety and assessment team with the owners of the disabled tanker 'Pine Galaxy' to ensure the safety of the ship’s crew and finalize plans for the ship to be brought into the Port of San Francisco for repairs. The 485-foot Bahamian registered ship experienced an engine room fire on Aug. 13 that resulted in the death of one crew member and the loss of electrical power and propulsion.
BAE Systems Awarded USS Arleigh Burke Contract Modification
US Department of Defense inform that BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Virginia, is being awarded a $55,911,832 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-4308) for USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) fiscal 2015 extended selected restricted availability. An extended selected restricted availability includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship's military and technical capabilities.
APM Terminals Q2 2014 Profit, Volume Growth
In its second quarter ended 30, June 2014 APM Terminals reports increases in both profits and container volume throughput. AgreementreachedtodivestAPMTerminals Virginia, Portsmouth, USA with an expected completion during Q3. APM Terminals delivered an increased profit of USD 223m (USD 179m) in Q2, driven by a strong volume growth of 8% with new terminals contributing by 2%. Additions to the network came mainly from the acquisition of NCC Group Limited by Global Ports Investments PLC…
USCG Suspends Search for Missing Lake Champlain Sailor
The Coast Guard ended its active search for a missing 65-year-old man near Malletts Bay, in Lake Champlain, Vermont, at 8:05 p.m. Sunday, pending further developments or reports. Crews searched nearly 40 square miles for Brian Webb but found no sign of him. *U.S. The winds on scene were less than five knots and seas were less than one foot. The air temperature was 71 degrees and the water temperature was 70 degrees. Visibility was 10 miles.
Submarine Minnesota First Sea Trial a Success
Huntington Ingalls Industries informs that the Virginia-class submarine 'Minnesota' (SSN 783) being built at HII's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has successfully completed its first round of sea tests and evaluations. All systems, components and compartments were tested during the trials. The submarine submerged for the first time and operated at high speeds on the surface and under water.
LR Focus on 5 Issues Worrying Oil Executives in North Sea
On the 50th anniversary of the issuing of the first licenses for the extraction of oil and gas from the UK continental shelf (UKCS), Lloyd’s Register asked oil executives what their main concerns were in an increasingly challenging period in the sector’s turbulent history. The consensus was that the industry needs to learn to collaborate if it is to survive these challenges. Production from assets fell by 38 per cent between 2010 and 2013…
Höegh LNG - Interim results for quarter ended 30 June 2014
Höegh LNG reported USD 32.3 million in total income in the second quarter 2014, down from USD 42.7 million in the second quarter 2013. The decrease is mainly due…
KNOT Purchases 3 Shuttle Tankers from J. Lauritzen
Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS (KNOT; headquarters: Haugesund, Norway), of which NYK has a 50 percent share, has officially reached an agreement with J. After delivery to NYK, Dan Eagle is assigned to a five-year time-charter for Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. Since their respective deliveries from the shipyard in 2011 and 2012, Dan Cisne and Dan Sabia have each been engaged in a 12-year time-charter for Petrobras Transporte S.A.…
CMA CGM Joint Service Between NE Asia, Australia & N. Zealand
CMA CGM S.A. (CMA CGM), has announced the co-operation with China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL), Orient Overseas Container Lines (OOCL) and Pacific International Lines (PIL), in the North East Asia, Australia and New Zealand Trade commencing from Shanghai in early of November. The new service will be operated with 7 vessels of 4,250 TEU nominal capacity, of which three (3) vessels will be provided by CMA CGM…
Strong Support for Frost & Sullivan 'Trail Charity Run'
Held on 23 August 2014, Frost & Sullivan Singapore’s 9th edition of the ‘Frost the Trail’ run saw 165 teams, 95 individuals and over 750 runners gather at the MacRitchie Reservoir Park to run in support of the underprivileged. ‘Frost the Trail’ saw both avid and novice runners hitting the winding trails of MacRitchie in the cool morning air amidst lush greenery. Runners participated in one of two categories – the 5 km team race as well as the 10 km individual race.
Liebherr MK 88 Plus Crane for BKL Baukran Logistik Site
A brand new Liebherr MK 88 mobile construction crane was delivered to the new site of BKL Baukran Logistik GmbH in Ingoldstadt. Site Manager Rainer Speich took delivery of the new taxi crane yesterday from Regional Sales Manager for Liebherr Mobile Construction Cranes Christian Schultze. With the MK 88, Liebherr can now supply a compact four-axle model which provides massive load capacities and radius whilst being compact in size.
Baker Hughes' CEO to Present at 2014 Barclays Energy-Power Conference
Baker Hughes Incorporated announced that the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Martin Craighead, will be making a presentation at the Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 9:45 a.m. Eastern time. Those interested can listen to the presentation and view the presentation materials during the conference, by logging onto the "Events & Presentations" page on our website at: www.bakerhughes.com/investor.
Imtech Marine Offers Mariners Local Newspapers on PressReader
Imtech Marine announced on Friday that the ship’s crews will have access to PressReader as a new value-added service to its satellite communications portfolio. Starting in August, Imtech Marine customers will be able to use PressReader for access to full content of more than 2,500 newspapers and magazines in 60 languages from more than 100 countries. These can be read on PressReader via a crew member’s PC, laptop and mobile devices on board vessels.