New Cargo Hold Cleaning Solution from WSS
Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) unveiled an upgraded cargo hold cleaning solution, combining cleaning agents and mobile equipment to help shipowners, operators and…
Saudis Cuts U.S. Price, Oil Sags to $82
Saudi Arabia cuts oil prices for U.S. customers; Brent and WTI touch respective 4-year and 3-year lows. Brent crude oil fell more than 3 percent to its lowest in…
Repairs Halt Total's S.African Ops; Resumption not Prior 2016
S.Africa wants 30 wells drilled in next 10 years; Total woes a setback to S.Africa exploration drive. French energy major Total has halted oil exploration off the…
Ferry Operator SNCM Files for Court Protection
France-Corsica ferry operator SNCM has suspended payments to creditors and will file for court protection on Tuesday, the firm said in a statement late on Monday.
Fire-stricken Shipbuilder Enters Voluntary Administration
Brisbane-based shipbuilders Aluminium Boats Australia Pty Ltd has been placed into voluntary administration after a shipyard fire in August has set the company toward financial instability. The fire, which occurred at the company’s Hemmant dockyard 11 weeks ago, started on board a Royal Australian Navy patrol boat undergoing maintenance at the yard, and subsequently destroyed the vessel. Though an investigation into the cause of the fire is continuing…
Maritime Career Days Commence in Turkey
The annual Career Days at Istanbul Technical University each year is scheduled to continue with its 19th organization from November 4-21, 2014. The 19th Career Days will begin with V-Ships Ship Management on November 4 and conclude with Yasa Shipping on November 21, including several other shipping companies in between, as listed below. With this organization, the students who study in the maritime…
Freefall Lifeboat Earns State of Compliance
Harding Safety’s FF1200 freefall lifeboat is the first on the market to receive a Statement of Compliance (SoC), issued by DNV GL, stating that this boat is in accordance with the aforementioned standard. DNV GL prepared DNV-OS-E406on request from, and in close cooperation with, Norsk Olje og Gass (the Norwegian Oil and Gas association (previously OLF). Today, DNV-OS-E406 is the current standard for…
Robot Vehicles Embark on Fish Tracking Mission
Three marine robot vehicles have been launched from Plymouth today to undertake a fish tracking mission in and around new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Scientists from the Marine Biological Association (MBA) and engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) are working together on this pioneering project to study how fish use these areas on a day-to-day basis. Using acoustic pingers, plaice…
Cruise Newbuilds Feature Seawater Lubrication
The Viking Star, a47, 800GTcruise ship, is one of three Viking Ocean Cruises’ newbuilds to opt for Thordon COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings. Constructed at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard, the 944-passenger Viking Star is the first of three new ships equipped with seawater lubricated propeller shafts instead of oil lubrication. Richard Goodwin, Vice President-Engineering at Viking Ocean Cruises…
Bureau Veritas Launches New Notation for Underwater Noise
Bureau Veritas has developed a voluntary notation intended to assist shipbuilders and operators reduce underwater noise radiating from ships. The comprehensive set of standards and measuring services is grouped as NR614 Underwater Radiated Noise (URN). It aims to control and limit the environmental impact on marine fauna of all self-propelled ships and provide a standard and a system to assess compliance with specific vessel requirements for underwater radiated noise.
Hapag-Lloyd, CSAV Merger Approved in Brazil
Hapag-Lloyd has received unconditional clearance under Brazilian merger regulations for the planned integration of the container shipping activities of Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) into Hapag-Lloyd. Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV signed a binding business combination agreement in April. Its implementation is subject to the approval of regulatory authorities. Among others, the Department of Justice of the United States…
NAMEPA Launches Mexico Chapter
Last week’s North American World Maritime Day heralded the birth of a new NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) chapter in Mexico. Led by Alejandro Trillo Menchelli and Fernando Melo Graf of Stericycle, the chapter received support from delegates to this annual regional event. The conference was held in Cozumel, and featured a marine debris education session at a local high school…
Volvo Penta Enters New Distribution Center
Volvo Penta announced the opening of the new Volvo Group Central Parts Distribution Center in Byhalia, Mississippi, in a move to optimize delivery performance and efficiency for dealers and OEM customers in North America. As the anchor tenant of a new industrial park, the one million square-foot state-of-the-art Volvo Group facility will support Volvo Penta recreational marine, commercial marine and industrial business segments…
Scholarships Established for Coast Guard Spouses
The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that it will offer scholarships for the education of qualifying spouses of Coast Guard members. The Coast Guard Foundation’s Spouse Education Grant program was established in 2010 as a way to support the higher education goals of husbands and wives of our enlisted Coast Guard members.
SUNY Maritime to Inaugurate College President
SUNY Maritime College will inaugurate Rear Adm. Michael A. Alfultis, Ph.D. as its 11th president on Friday, November 7 at 11:30 a.m. in the campus’ newest facility, the Maritime Academic Center. On Thursday and Friday, the campus will celebrate the investiture of Dr. Alfultis with a variety of educational, celebratory and historical activities, which will embrace the time-honored traditions of learning and leadership.
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.
Sensors Track Gulf of Mexico's Nitrate Pulse
A new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report describes how advanced optical sensor technology is being used in the Mississippi River basin to accurately track the nitrate pulse to the Gulf of Mexico. Excessive springtime nitrate runoff from agricultural land and other sources in the Mississippi drainage flows into the Mississippi River and downstream to the Gulf of Mexico. This excess nitrate contributes to the Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone…
Propeller Design Software Upgraded
HydroComp PropCad is software for geometric modeling of marine propellers for design and manufacture that provides automatic preparation of 2D design drawings, 3D offsets, thickness classification reports and CAD/CAM data. Used in more than 40 countries for quickly generating propellers and design variants from small outboard production lines to large merchant ship propellers, manufacturers, researchers and designers rely on PropCad for their modeling needs.
Willard Marine Wins US Navy RIB Contract
The U.S. Navy has awarded Willard Marine, Inc. (WMI), a five-year contract to provide two types of 7-meter rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) that will serve as ready service lifeboats for search-and-rescue missions. The contract includes a standard craft based on the 7-meter RIB WMI has been producing for the Navy for 25 years, and a separate version specifically for LPD-17 class ships, which WMI has also been supplying for a number of years.
V Ships Attends Maritime Career Day
The 19th Annual Career Days organized by the Istanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty Career Club hosted V. Ships today as the first guest. V. Ships was represented by the personnel managers Efe Sipahi , Volkan Imamoglu and Saygın Suner. Imamoglu and Sipahi started their speeches by introducing their company to the students. They emphasized that they give importance to professional education as a company and underlined that professionalism could be achieved with education.