MOL Donates Photos to Maritime Schools
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) donated vessel photographs to nine maritime educational institutes in Japan in commemoration of the 130th anniversary of its foundation. On September 25, MOL Managing Executive Officer Takaaki Inoue presented a vessel photo to Yuji Hayashi, Head of the Faculty of Maritime Sciences at Kobe University. Hayashi responded, “Students will be captivated by the sight of this merchant vessel and set their life goals.
Vard to Build OSV for Island Offshore
Global designer and shipbuilder of offshore and specialized vessels, Vard Holdings Limited, announced it has secured a new contract with Island Offshore for the…
Yamal LNG: Steel Cut for First Arctic Gas Carrier
Construction of an Arctic gas carrier for OAO Sovcomflot has begun under the survey of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS).The ship is being built as part of Yamal LNG…
Crewman Medevaced from Freighter in Straits of Mackinac
The U.S. Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation of a 36-year-old man from a freighter in the Straits of Mackinac Thursday evening. Just before 6 p.m., watchstanders…
Repnaval Inks Two-year Contract with Otech
The Zamakona Yards group’s Repnaval shipyards SA recently signed an exclusive agreement with Norwegian company Otech Marine Services to provide service support divers in the drydocking of vessels. This agreement, with duration of two years renewable, will assist specialized divers of the company that operates with the highest standards of safety and quality in work, also having the most modern and advanced equipment in the market, the company said.
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.
SSA: Marine Insurance, Finance Are Areas to Develop
Singapore has to further develop and strengthen the pillars of marine insurance and shipping finance if it is to be fully regarded as an influential International Maritime Centre, according to Singapore Shipping Association President Patrick Phoon. Addressing a Gala Dinner to celebrate the SSA’s 29th Anniversary, Phoon said work was underway to achieve these goals. He told the gathering of over 2,000 guests at the Sands Grand Ballroom…
MES Expands Gas Carrier Lineup
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES), foreseeing the effects of the shale gas revolution to maritime industries, has been developing new type medium…
TEN Extends Charters for Three Product Tankers
Crude, product and LNG tanker operator Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN) announced the charter extension for three product tankers, including two Panamaxes and one MR, for two and three years respectively to a South American oil major. These contracts are expected to generate $40 million in total gross revenues over their relevant duration. “These three accretive fixtures following those announced in August, expand our contracted revenues and solidify our profitability.
Long Beach Drafts Report on Cement Terminal Improvements
The Port of Long Beach this week released a draft environmental impact report examining proposed modifications to the existing Mitsubishi Cement import facility on Pier F.
USCG Leaders to Discuss Emerging Challenges
U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and U.S. Southern Command Commander Gen. John Kelly will host a program titled “Emerging Challenges in the Western…
Two-month Global LNG Rally Ends, Weak Oil Tempts Buyers
Asian spot liquefied natural gas prices ended their 2-month rally this week, interrupted by weak demand in Japan and South Korea as falling crude oil prices push…
Crowley Awards Scholarships to Cal Maritime Students
Crowley Maritime Corporation last week presented four California Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) students with Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial scholarships during Containerization and Intermodal Institute’s Connie Awards dinner in Long Beach, Calif. Crowley’s Victoria Ellis, training specialist, presented the scholarships to the recipients, each of whom were selected for their strong academic records, leadership and financial needs.
Dredger: 9-Year Wear Life on Cutterhead Shaft Bearings
While the marine industry is rife with rough working conditions, dredging operations arguably pose the toughest challenge to any class of marine equipment. Water lubricated Thordon Composite cutterhead shaft bearings have reportedly performed well for nine years on one of the largest cutter suction dredgers in the world –Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering N.V. (DEME)’s D’Artagnan (28,200 kW total installed power).
Low Loss Hybrid Energy System
Wärtsilä launched its new Low Loss Hybrid (LLH) innovation at ONS 2014. The Wärtsilä LLH uses different power sources in combination with energy storage devices to operate the prime movers closest to their optimum performance. In addition to annual fuel savings of up to 15%, depending on the type and configuration of the engine and mission profile, the LLH ensures a substantial reduction in exhaust gas emissions, the manufacturer said.
GreenSteam Optimizer is an onboard decision support system that is an adaptive, data-driven solution, helping the master to make the right decisions. Achieving maximum fuel efficiency means operating at the most efficient speed using as little fuel as possible. The optimal settings and parameters such as trim, draft are a vital in setting up the vessel, and depend on a range of conditions such as load, waves, wind, water depth and many other factors.
Castagra Coating Used for Offshore Fracking Vessel
After proving out its frac protection coatings in mobile and static frac and acid tanks, Castagra’s Ecodur veggie-plastic coating is being applied to one of the world’s largest offshore fracking ships in Houma, Louisiana. “This is major progress for us,” commented CEO, Peter Roosen. “Our coatings have proven themselves in the harshest possible scenarios in the land-based fracking industries in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Canada, especially with harsh acids.
Benhaddad Joins Tidewater's Senior Management
Tidewater Inc. announced today that Latif Benhaddad has joined Tidewater as Vice President of Engineering. Benhaddad reports to Tidewater's Chief Operating Officer, Jeff Gorski, and is responsible for global engineering technical services, including fleet new build programs and fleet maintenance and repair. As the company’s current Vice President of Engineering, William Brown, has announced his intent to retire within the next twelve months…
RS at Offshore Marintec Russia
From October 7-10, 2014, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) will participate in Offshore Marintec Russia, the International Conference and Exhibition, a new project for the Russian market.
Discovered Franklin Expedition Ship is HMS Erebus
The Franklin Expedition ship discovered in early September by the 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition is Her Majesty’s Ship (HMS) Erebus. Sir John Franklin, who was in command of the Franklin Expedition, sailed on HMS Erebus, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Wednesday. On May 19, 1845, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror of the Royal Navy departed Greenhithe, England, on a much-heralded Arctic expedition in search of a Northwest Passage.