NAT Tankship Rescues 150 in Mediterranean
Nordic American Tankers Limited ("NAT") says the one of its vessels, the 'Nordic Passat' performed a rescue operation, involving 150 people in the Mediterranean last Saturday afternoon, September 27, 2014. The refugees were in a wooden boat with engine trouble. Nordic Passat was in an area South East of Sicily when it got involved in the rescuing of the refugees and brought them to Augusta in Italy this Monday morning.
Global AIS: Genscape Spots Alaskan Crude Export VLCC
No Alaskan crude oil has been exported outside of the United States since 2004. Genscape Vesseltracker monitoring data showed that a cargo of Alaskan North Slope crude was loaded Sept. 26 at the Alaskan port of Valdez for delivery into the South Korean refining center of Yeosu, says a Genscape blog post. The U.S.-flagged tanker, Polar Discovery, is reported to have sailed from the ANS export terminal at Valdez, Alaska, for east Asia.
FSL Trust Appoint Esben Poulson Independent Director
FSL Trust Management Pte. Ltd. (“FSLTM”), as Trustee- Manager of First Ship Lease Trust (“FSL Trust” ) informs it has appointed Esben Sofren Poulsson as Non-Executive Independent Director of FSLTM, effective from 30 September 2014. The Trust adds that Mr. Poulsson is a well-respected senior figure in the global shipping community with more than 40 years of industry experience. He has been a significant contributor in positioning Singapore as a world class maritime center…
Crowley Receives Heavy-Lift Deck Barge in Singapore
Crowley Maritime Corporation’s solutions group announced today that it has received the first two of potentially four, new heavy-lift, ballastable deck barges (HDBs) for use by clients in the Asia-Pacific region. These new barges, which will be contracted and managed from the company’s recently opened Singapore office, allow Crowley to better support regional customers in the oil and gas mining; Engineering…
DNV GL Opens New Office in Malaysia
To meet the growing demand in the region, DNV GL opened a new office in Malaysia. The official opening of the office coincided with the company’s celebration of…
300th Tug Brokered by Marcon Int'l
Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington reported the sale of the U.S. flag, twin screw tug “Pacific Patriot” (ex-Pacific King) from Kirby Marine Offshore to U.S.
Signet Transports Second LLOG Rig to GofM
On September 14, five Signet Maritime ASD/Z-Drive tugboats, the SIGNET ENTERPRISE, SIGNET RELIANCE, SIGNET MAGIC, SIGNET WEATHERLY, and SIGNET VOLUNTEER successfully…
World's Largest Fast Crew Boat Powered by HamiltonJets
The world’s largest Fast Crew Boat has recently been launched by Incat Tasmania’s shipyard on the 15th of September 2014. This DP2 class 70m Fast Crew Boat (FCB) will be operating as a fast crew transfer vessel to various installations in the Caspian Sea and has a semi-SWATH hull design with active ride control, which will provide a more comfortable ride and reduce stress on the crew and passengers. Named the ‘Muslim Magomayev’ the boat has approx.
Almarin Buoys for GNL del Plata in Uruguay
Almarin has supplied fourteen buoys to OAS constructor for the maritime beaconing of the works of GNL del Plata project in Uruguay. Almarin Spanish AtoN supplier has provided fourteen buoys to OAS for the marking of the works of GNL del Plata project in Uruguay. OAS, S.A. is a Brazilian constructor with considerable growth in Latin America and recently awarded with part of the construction of the LNG Terminal located in west of Montevideo (Uruguay).
Port Firm Fined £650,000 for Health, Safety Breach
A port operator has today (Monday 29 September) pleaded guilty to health and safety breaches, following the deaths of three crew members of a tug which capsized on the River Clyde in 2007.
Mercury Marine produces 75,000th Verado L6 Outboard
Milestone comes less than 10 years after launch of platform. Mercury Marine, the world leader in commercial and recreational marine propulsion and technology, has produced its 75,000th Verado L6 outboard engine. The Verado six-cylinder was first launched in 2005 and covered 200 to 275hp; the Verado family now includes up to 300hp outboard engines. Mercury Marine has manufactured more than 15 million engines since the company was founded in 1939.
New Semi-self-righting Lifeboat for KNRM
On September 20, on KNRM station Texel a new lifeboat named Cornelis Dito type Fast Rescue Craft 903 - Twin was taken into service by the Royal Netherlands Lifeboat Organization (KNRM). The lifeboats a Fast Rescue Craft 903 - Twin, designed by Pieter Meuzelaar (Dutch Special Marine Group) and built by Habbeké Shipyard in Volendam. Is a specially developed type with self-righting installation on the console and double drive for use on open water, such as the “Waddenzee” Sea.
IRPT, Community College MoA on Maritime Training
The Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals (IRPT) Trade Association announced today that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Lewis & Clark Community College - National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) and the Mississippi River Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (MRTDL) Consortium. “IRPT promotes the education of the river industry professionals. We continue to see the need for skilled workers in occupations in river transportation…
OC Selects Siemens Blue Drive PLUSC Propulsion Solution
Siemens Blue Drive PLUSC Low Voltage Propulsion Solution providing reliability, Safety, increased fuel efficiency, reduced greenhouse gas emissions (Methane, NOX and SOX) and reduced maintenance costs. Siemens Industry announces it was awarded a contract to equip Otto Candies (OC) Subsea Support and Construction Vessel (SSCV) for offshore Oil & Gas support, with its unique Blue Drive PLUSC Diesel Electric Propulsion (DEP) Solution. Candies Shipbuilding located in Houma, LA.
EDGE Facility to Develop, Deliver Security Capabilities
Center in Nova Scotia will focus on rapidly delivering new technologies and capabilities to the Royal Canadian Navy as they transition to future fleet. General Dynamics…
Fire at Milazzo Refinery Impacts Docks
Inchcape Shipping Services is advising of extensive disruption after a fire broke out Friday afternoon (27 September) at Italy’s energy giant Eni and Kuwait Petroleum’s…
IMO Takes Step Towards Electronic Certificates
In the future, the IMO member States should accept the use of electronic certificates. This is the request of the Facilitation Committee (FAL) and, hence, the road is paved for less paperwork, nuisance and delays for the shipping industry. In the future, it must be easier to use electronic certificates. This was decided by the Facilitation Committee of United Nations’ International Maritime Organization…
Northrop Grumman Advances Unmanned Maritime Capabilities
Innovative unmanned systems program moves forward to Phase II. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is developing new, advanced unmanned systems to support the Department of Defense's capability to deploy global persistent intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) and strike capabilities in a faster and more cost-effective way. The next-generation Tactical Exploited Reconnaissance Node (Tern)…
EMAS Offshore Launches Singapore Listing
EMAS Offshore boosts profile amongst international investment community by providing Asian platform for growth; Singapore public offer opens at 6.00 p.m. today and closes at 12.00 noon on 2 Oct 2014. EMAS Offshore Limited (“EMAS Offshore”, or the “Group”), formerly known as EOC Limited (“EOC”), is pleased to announce the launch of its public offering of shares following the registration of its prospectus (the “Prospectus”) with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”)…
Ocean Installer Awarded New Contract
Ocean Installer has been awarded a contract for SURF support work in Brazil for Saipem. The contract which will see the Normand Clipper in Brazil for 8 months is valued at circa USD 50 million, with options to extend. Ocean Installer will support Saipem with their installation of multiple Steel Catenary Lazy Wave Risers, Free Standing Hybrid Risers and Export Pipelines for the Iracema and Pre-Salt projects in the Santos Basin Pre-Salt Area for Petrobras.