Crowley Tug Participates in Rig Blackout Test
Once again displaying their diversity for use in the domestic petroleum industry, one of Crowley’s four ocean class tugs, Ocean Sky, recently provided back-up station-keeping and holdback services during a routine blackout test of ultra-deepwater, semisubmersible oil rig Noble Jim Day in U.S. Gulf of Mexico. This Shell-leased, Noble-owned rig is currently operating in about 9,600 feet of water in the 508 section of Walker Ridge as part of the Stones Prospect.
Alaskan Ferry Repower Completed
Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a naval architecture and marine engineering firm with offices in Seattle, New Orleans and Ketchikan, Alaska, today announced the completion of the M/V Columbia repower. EBDG provided design services and ongoing owner support services for the ferry's repower, which was performed by Vigor Marine in Portland, Ore. "The Columbia was designed for the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) by EBDG's predecessor firm…
Smith Joins HII Corporate Team
Huntington Ingalls Industries appoints Michael S. Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that Michael S. Smith has joined the company as corporate vice president, business growth. He will work closely with the HII's senior leadership team in support of corporate development and strategic endeavors and will serve as the company interface with business associations in Washington, D.C. Smith will work in HII's Washington, D.C., office and report to Mitchell B.
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.
Shrimper Collides with PSV off Pascagoula
The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a vessel collision 18 miles south of Pascagoula Sunday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a hailing mayday at 10:40 p.m.
Self-Pilot Personal Submarine to Launch in Monaco
DeepFlight announced it will introduce a new type of personal submarine at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show. The company said its new product, the DeepFlight Dragon, is the most compact, lightweight personal submarine on the market, and is so intuitive to use that clients self-pilot the craft with minimal instruction. The all-electric (zero emissions) DeepFlight Dragon was designed specifically for easy use from yacht or shore to explore the twilight zone down to 400 feet (120 meters).
As Exports Rise, Maritime Moves America
Today, I had the opportunity to speak to a group of industry professionals at the Finished Vehicle Logistics Conference, where the theme of the discussion was the import and export of new cars. I’m sure you’re wondering what vehicle logistics has to do with the Maritime Administration. And that’s a very good question. My role at this conference highlighted the critical —yet often overlooked— fact that maritime moves America.
Kalmar Gloria Reachstackers Enter Asia-Pacific
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is set to launch its highly acclaimed G-generation reachstackers, named Gloria, into the Asia-Pacific region. The much anticipated entry into APAC follows the successful introduction to European markets, where Kalmar's fifth generation reachstackers have been setting new standards in cargo handling performance. The launch will take place on 26 August in Shanghai, China. With thirty different Gloria models available…
Boskalis Update on Share Buyback Program
In the period from 18 August up to and including 22 August, Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) repurchased 150,500 of its own shares at an average price of EUR 41.5715 per share for a total consideration of EUR 6,256,515.50 million. The repurchases took place within the framework of the share buyback program which was announced on 14 August. Boskalis intends to repurchase up to 10 million of its own shares in the next two and a half years…
Norsea Group Makes Long-term UK Commitment
NorSea Group (UK) Limited is making a major, long-term commitment to the UK with the announcement that it will take over operatorship of Smith Quay and Embankment at Peterhead on a 10-year agreement as of September 1. NorSea Group also has a 15-year lease at South Quay in Montrose and a long term agreement with Scrabster Harbour Trust. John Wallace, CEO at Peterhead Port Authority is delighted to welcome NorSea Group to the Port given their profile within the industry, personnel and resources.
Otto Marine Clinches Australia AHTS Contracts
Otto Marine says it has clinched AUD57-million worth of charter contracts in Australia for two of its large deep water AHTS vessels. Otto Marine Limited, which owns and operates a large fleet of offshore support vessels, with shipyard and other specialized offshore services, says that it has secured time charter contracts with two oil majors for its deep water anchor handlers, GO Sirius and GO Spica.
Roland Mower New President/CEO of Port San Antonio
Roland C. Mower who has helped bring billions of dollars in business investment and supported the creation of thousands of jobs in Texas will be Port San Antonio's next President and CEO. A business veteran who for more than 25 years has led efforts to attract and grow multi-million dollar industrial and advanced technology projects in Texas and elsewhere in the U.S. Roland Mower will begin his new leadership role on September 29. He succeeds Bruce E.
Offshore 'Walk-to-Work' Contracts for Uptime
Uptime International says it has entered into contracts with MAC Offshore Dubai and Fujian Mawei Shipyard China for delivery of three active motion compensated gangways. The first of these three gangways will be mounted early 2015 on their third Compact Semi Sub (CSS) maintenance vessel, which was designed by STX’s Vancouver office. The next two will be mounted on two new Motel Support Vessels to be built in 2015/2016.
BIW lands Navy Contract of $100 million
The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $100 million contract to provide planning yard services for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is a business unit of General Dynamics. Bath Iron Works, as the LCS Planning Yard, will provide maintenance and modernization support for all Navy LCS 1 and LCS 2 variant ships.Work to be performed under this contract includes availability advanced planning…
Ensco to Present at Barclays & Pareto Securities Conferences
Ensco will present at the Barclays Energy-Power Conference in New York City on Wednesday, 3 September 2014 at 11:05 a.m. EDT. The presentation will be available live over the Internet at www.enscoplc.com by selecting Investors/Presentations and Webcasts. Please go to the website at least 15 minutes before the presentation to register, download and install any necessary audio software. A replay of…
ABB Inverters Connect Malaysia’s Largest Solar Plant to Grid
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has delivered and commissioned key components to integrate renewable energy from Amcorp Power Sdn Bhd’s Gemas 10.25 Megawatt (MW) Solar Power Plant into Malaysia’s electric grid as the country seeks to intensify its reliance on emission-free energy sources. Amcorp Power’s solar plant located in Gemas, Negeri Sembilan, about 100 miles from the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur…
Fergusons Shipbuilders Takeover: Preferred Bidder
The Scottish Government informs that KPMG has announced that Clyde Blowers Capital is to be the preferred bidder for the group’s business and its assets. “I am delighted that Clyde Blowers Capital has been named the preferred bidder for the Fergusons yard. Jim McColl’s company is one of Scotland’s greatest job creators, and I will be meeting with the company, the workforce and shop stewards to ensure there will be a long-term future for shipbuilding at Fergusons for years to come.
SCI Resorts to Rate Restoration
To meet increasing operational costs and maintain high level of reliability and proficiency to our Customers, The Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) has announced hike in rates on ISE and IPAK Service (Indian Subcontinent to Europe) w.e.f. 12th September, 2014 applicable for the shipments from Indian Sub-continent to Europe, Mediterranean, Black Sea & Red Sea trade route. The Freight rate increase will be @ US$ 250/TEU, USD500/FEU w.e.f. 12th September, 2014 .
DNV GL & MMGI Take Global Risk Identification Initiative
The partners inform that a new global initiative launched by DNV GL and Monday Morning Global Institute (MMGI) aims to identify opportunities for sustainable responses to a range of global risks. A series of eight workshops around the globe marks the start of the identification process. The results will be published in the first Global Opportunity Report in January 2015. The Global Opportunity Workshops will identify opportunities related to five global risks: Extreme weather…
BAE Systems Awarded USS Lake Erie Drydock Contract
US Department of Defense informs that BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, is being awarded an undefinitized contract action with a not-to-exceed amount of $78,074,377 to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee, incentive-fee contract (N00024-11-C-4400) for USS Lake Erie (CG 70) fiscal 2014 extended dry-docking selected restricted availability (SRA). DoD explains that an extended dry-docking SRA includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance…