Seafarer Shore Leave: MLC Business, or Not?
The Seamen’s Church Institute’s (SCI) Center for Seafarer’s Rights conducted its thirteenth annual Seafarer Shore Leave Survey during the week of May 18-24, 2014. Port ministries in 27 U.S. ports visited 416 vessels with 9,184 crewmembers (representing 60 nationalities). A total of 1,030 seafarers on 97 vessels were denied shore leave. An overwhelming majority (86%) of these seafarers were denied shore leave because they did not have visas.
Global Marine Lubricants Market to Value $9.36b by 2018
A global market report published by Transparency Market Research, entitled Marine Lubricants Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast…
Two Ramparts Class Tugs for Signet Maritime
In the summer of this year, Signet Maritime took delivery of Signet Arcturus & Signet Polaris, the eighth and ninth tugs designed for them by Robert Allan Ltd. of Vancouver, Canada to add to its fleet of 37 conventional and ASD vessels. The tugs were constructed at Patti Marine Enterprises in Pensacola, Florida. The tugs are based on the Signet Weatherly design, but with additional power and higher bollard pull.
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.
Coast Guard Investigating Fatal Boating Collision
The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a fatal collision between a towboat and a pleasure craft near Cincinnati, Thursday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector…
Biden Champions Maritime at Port of Virginia
Carrying 95 percent of U.S. foreign trade, our maritime transportation system, which includes America’s ports, is a crucial component of our nation’s economy. And with our growing population—and the associated need to increase the amount of freight our transportation network carries—maritime’s value will only grow in the future. This point is not lost on the Obama Administration, and it’s the reason why Vice President Joe Biden joined U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.), U.S. Rep.
Kawasaki Kisen Pleads Guilty to Price Fixing
Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha will pay a $67.7 million fine and plead guilty to participating in a conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids to internationally…
EC Sues Spain over Port Security
The European Commission is taking action against Spain before the Court of Justice of the European Union, because 20 Spanish ports have yet to adopt and implement the port security plan.
Aker Solutions Demerger Registered
The consummation of the demerger of Aker Solutions ASA (the existing Aker Solutions) was registered with the Norwegian Registry of Business Enterprises after the close of trading on the Oslo Stock Exchange on September 26, 2014. The separation of Aker Solutions into two independent companies was announced on April 30 and approved by shareholders on August 12, 2014. The completion of the demerger involves changes to the share capital…
Cummins Auxiliaries for New Offshore Vessel
Reliable auxiliary power is as important to a modern offshore vessel as are the main propulsion engines. Ample and reliable electrical power is essential to the basic support systems from the galley appliances to the wheelhouse navigational devices. The Ms. Charlotte, recently delivered to Edison Chouest by Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, Louisiana, is a powerful demonstration of this. Designated a 300 Class Deep Water Support Vessel…
What's New in Floating Production?
Today there are 324 oil/gas floating production units are now in service, on order or available for reuse on another field. FPSOs account for 64% of the existing systems, 79% of systems on order. Production semis, barges, spars and TLPs comprise the balance. The oil/gas production floater inventory has increased by four units since last month. Three FPSOs were ordered in August. We also reinstated a partially completed production semi…
Cape Ray to be Honored at USS AOTOS Event
The MV Cape Ray, a Keystone-managed Ready Reserve Force containership that worked in the Mediterranean Sea for the U.S. Government neutralizing chemical material from Syria, will receive a special recognition on November 7 at the United Seamen's Service Admiral of the Ocean Sea (USS AOTOS) event. Military and civilian specialists spent some 10 months completing the mission of neutralizing more than 600 tons or 80 percent of Syria's stockpile.
Design’s Future 3D Modeling, Virtual Reality Wave of Design Future
Rooted in early computer-aided design (CAD) and manufacturing applications, design and construction software is firmly at the helm of most shipyards today, enabling the production of better designed, more efficient and consistently built ships produced with measurably less waste: less waste of time, materials, man hours and most important, money. The ROI can be substantial, and is traceable throughout the entire process…
Today in U.S. Naval History: September 26
Today in U.S. 1781 - French fleet defeats British at Yorktown, Va. 1931 - Keel laying at Newport News, Va. 1963 - First steam-eject launch of Polaris missile at sea off Cape Canaveral, Fla. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.
Golden Gate Ferry Captains Stage One-day Strike
The Golden Gate passenger ferry system, California's largest, was shut down on Friday by striking boat captains, disrupting service for thousands of San Francisco…
Caterpillar for Vessel Driving Power
Caterpillar Motoren is a German-American success story,” were the opening words of Oswald Schöffel, CEO of the Caterpaillar Motoren GmbH, Kiel, Germany, in welcoming guests and select media to the Caterpillar Motoren Kiel facilities earlier this summer for a product presentation of the latest developments in MaK Medium Speed Engines. “The company has grown continually during the recent years and has…
Hempel Launches AvantGuard Primers
Hempel announced the launch of HEMPADUR AvantGuard, a portfolio of three new anticorrosive zinc primers designed for C4 and C5 corrosive conditions. Based on new patented AvantGuard technology…
Brunswick Promotes Foulkes to Chief Technology Officer
Brunswick Corporation today announced that effective immediately, David M. Foulkes, has been promoted to the new position of chief technology officer, reporting…
MOL Issues Environmental and Social Report 2014
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the publication of the English version of its Environmental and Social Report 2014, which introduces the MOL Group's perspectives and latest initiatives regarding corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the environment. The report provides a broad range of information based on the viewpoints of the environment, society, and governance (ESG)…
New Success for Europe in Cleaner Inland Navigation
The increasing use of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) as a fuel was given another boost with today’s commissioning of a new type of inland navigation vessel: Sirocco. Owned by Chemgas Barging, this conventional gas tanker is equipped with a main engine capable of running on marine gas oil as well as on the clean LNG. What makes this dual-fuel system unique is that it is positioned below decks in the cargo area, which improves vessel safety.