Damen to Display InvaSave BWTS at SMM
By combining Damen’s capabilities in shipbuilding, research and services, the group now offers a cost-effective alternative to retrofitting fixed BWT systems. Damen has developed the InvaSave Mobile Ballast Water Discharge Technology which enables port-based ballast water management. The mobile solution means ballast water only needs treating at the point of discharge, in contrast to fixed onboard BWT installations that also need to treat ballast water at intake.
USCG Leaders Discuss Latin America, Caribbean
U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, Adm. Paul Zukunft, and U.S. Southern Command Commander, Gen. John Kelly met at U.S. Southern Command Headquarters on Sept. 4, 2014 to discuss strategic objectives, mutual priorities and opportunities for collaboration in Latin America and the Caribbean. The meeting centered on the synchronization of existing efforts in ensuring safety and security along U.S. and regional borders in addition to outlining new initiatives, including the U.S.
Hearing to Examine Status of US Merchant Marine
The U.S. Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, chaired by U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), will hold a hearing next week to examine issues impacting the U.S.
Salvor to Remove Beached Vessel in Texas
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) contracted a salvage company to remove the threat of pollution from a derelict fishing vessel that went aground Thursday, about 20 miles south of Freeport, Texas, on Sargent Beach. The captain of the vessel Lady Glenda contacted Sector Houston/Galveston watchstanders just after noon Tuesday and reported the vessel Rich listing with marine growth and drifting about 20 miles southeast of Freeport.
Bouchard to Receive Tug & Barge Safety Award
Independently-owned oceangoing petroleum barge company Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. will be honored by nonprofit maritime trade association American Maritime Safety, Inc. (AMS) with the 2014 AMS Tug & Barge Safety Award. The Tug & Barge Award, which recognizes the implementation of outstanding compliance programs that serve to enhance crewmember efficiency and the safe operation of tug and barge vessels in the U.S.
RayClean BWTS is IMO and DNV Type Approved
Ballast water treatment system RayClean, developed by DESMI Ocean Guard, has received IMO and DNV type approval. On September 5, 2014 DNV GL issued type approval certificate for the RayClean system.
Grounded Freighter Refloated in Straits of Mackinac
The American Spirit, a 1004-foot freighter that had been hard aground in the Straits of Mackinac since Thursday afternoon, was refloated early Friday morning. The vessel is making way to St.
EU to Approve Hapag-Lloyd, Vapores Deal with Conditions
European Union antitrust regulators will conditionally clear a deal by Hapag-Lloyd and Compania SudAmericana de Vapores to form the world's fourth-largest container shipping company, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The case is important for the shipping industry where consolidation could help it to overcome the worst slump on record. And if regulators take a soft line on any concessions required to allow the deal to proceed this could spur more mergers in the industry.
MN 100: R.W. Fernstrum & Company
P.O. Box 97 / 1716 11th Ave. R.W. Fernstrum & Company set the standard in marine heat exchangers over 65 years ago, building a reputation focused on innovation. Today, its commitment is to continual improvement, ensuring that customers have quality, reliability, and the latest in cooling technologies on your side. Over the years, R.W. Fernstrum & Company has grown into a worldwide organization with 24 representatives across six continents.
MN 100: Elliott Bay Design Group LLC
5305 Shilshole Ave. EBDG is a Seattle-based, employee-owned enterprise with offices in New Orleans and Ketchikan. The firm provides full-service naval architecture, marine engineering and production support to owners, operators and shipyards worldwide. EBDG provides complete design, engineering and analysis services, leveraging specialists in naval architecture and marine engineering, including marine mechanical, electrical and structural design and engineering.
RWO to Put Changes on Display at SMM
In April, Bremen-based RWO announced a 30% revenue-increase in its core business, and also the ballast water business comes up with some important news. RWO said some more things have changed since then and can be seen at this year’s SMM in Hamburg. “The RWO Bonus – that’s how we call it - is the result of a careful market analysis and important talks to our partners and customers” said Andreas Rosebrock, Sales Director at RWO.
Top Marine Vessel Operators Overcome Challenges
U.S. marine vessel operators have invested in their fleets, adopted new technologies and switched to cleaner burning engines and fuels to stay in business. In this edition, we take a look at how industry leading marine operators have flourished, sometimes in tough circumstances. At family-run McAllister and Chouest, sons and daughters learned operations from the ground up, while CEO Todd Hornbeck revamped the first version of a company started by his dad.
Environmental Challenge Halts Statoil Arctic Oil Well
Norwegian oil company Statoil has had to stop drilling at the Arctic Pingvin prospect because of an appeal against its environmental permit, North Energy, a partner in the project, said on Friday.
LNG Hybrid Barge Launched
The LNG Hybrid Barge is being eagerly awaited at the Port of Hamburg. On September 5, 2014, the technical launching was celebrated in Komárno, Slovakia. “This is an important day for the shipping industry, because the LNG Hybrid Barge is a big step forward for supplying cruise ships with environmentally-friendly energy,” said Dirk Lehman, Managing Director of Becker Marine Systems. Starting off from her place of construction…
Iraq Refiles Case in US Court over Disputed Kurdish Crude Cargo
Iraq has refiled a suit in U.S. court in a bid to gain control of some 1 million barrels of disputed Kurdish crude oil on a tanker near Texas, days after the court said it lacked jurisdiction to have the cargo seized but that it could hear arguments about who is the oil's rightful owner. The United Kalavrvta tanker, carrying about $100 million worth of Kurdish crude, has been stationed near Texas since late July…
W&O Supplies Actuated Valve Solution for Vigorous
The marine industry watched as the United States’ largest floating drydock, the Vigorous, was delivered to its final home at Vigor Industrial’s Portland shipyard on the Willamette River in August. W&O is one of the partners that supported Vigor in this $40 million dollar project, by providing an actuated valve solution for the ballast system of the drydock. From design specification through initial commissioning…
FARO to Host 3DRV Driven by Design Tour
FARO Technologies, Inc., the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology, will host the 3DRV Driven by Design Tour Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 11 a.m.
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.
Today in U.S. Naval History: September 5
Today in U.S. 1923 - U.S. Asiatic Fleet arrives at Yokohama, Japan, to provide medical assistance and supplies after Kondo Plain earthquake. 1939 - President Franklin D.
Coast Guard Responds to Report of Mysterious Haze
The U.S. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge received notifications about the haze at 9 a.m. The Coast Guard, in conjunction with several…