BSEE Issues Alert on DP System Failure
Dynamic positioning system failures on offshore supply vessels engage in oil and gas operations in the U.S. The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement…
Australian Project Sells 2 LNG Cargos
Australia's North West Shelf liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant sold a cargo to BG Group and Trafigura as part of a recent tender, in which some bidders sought…
Sandvik to Present at NACE CORROSION 2015
Global technology engineering group Sandvik will present corrosion resistant alloys, including its new Sandvik SAF 3207 (UNS S33207) hyper-duplex stainless steel at NACE CORROSION 2015, the company announced today. NACE CORROSION 2015, the world's largest corrosion conference and exhibition, will take place in Dallas, Texas, between March 15-19, at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. Sandvik will exhibit its full range of advanced corrosion resistant alloys…
Driving Operational Change with Data-driven Analytics
Real-time reporting and data analysis are key tools to understanding and improving complex operating environments of today’s companies where the overall effects of any individual action can be very difficult to identify without a proper tool set at hand. Identifying and continuously improving best practices are also best served by the same process which then allows shipowners and operators to see what’s…
Liebherr Mobile Harbor Crane for the Netherlands
Pacorini Metals has invested in a new Liebherr mobile harbor crane, type LHM 420, which started operation in summer 2014. The new LHM 420 has an outreach of 48 meters and provides a maximum lifting capacity of 84 metric tons. Tasks of the crane include container handling as well as bulk operation. According to the manufacturer, a powerful crane set-up ensures high speed in terms of hoisting, slewing and luffing in order to achieve maximum turnover.
Weego Introduces Jump Starter Battery+
Weego launched the compact and portable Jump Starter Battery+ for the marine market. Weego is pocket sized and capable of starting boats, cars, trucks, motorcycles, ATVs and more, as well as charging phones, tablets, speakers and other USB devices. Easy to use, each Weego model includes jumper cables that can be attached to the terminals of a dead battery. Easy to follow instructions are printed on the back for quick reference.
Sulphur Enforcement Event to be Held in Brussels
Trident Alliance has invited representatives from national and European authorities and NGO’s to discuss how effective enforcement of sulphur regulations can be achieved on the high seas.
Ulstein Delivers PSV Blue Queen
Platform supply vessel (PSV) Blue Queen, of Ulstein’s PX121 design, was delivered to Blue Ship Invest from Ulstein Verft on February 24, 2015. This vessel is the first of two for which Norway-based Golden Energy offshore is awarded the ship management contract. In total, 30 vessels of this design have been contracted by different shipowners for construction at various shipyards worldwide, Ulstein noted. Blue Queen is the ninth being constructed at Ulstein Verft.
Maersk Orders Rolls-Royce’s New Anchor Recovery Frames
Maersk Supply Service has exercised an option to add Rolls-Royce’s new Anchor Recovery Frames (ARF) to the supply contract awarded in December for deck machinery for six anchor handler vessels under construction at Norway’s Kleven Verft AS. Rolls-Royce informs that the contract marks the first reference for its next generation ARF, designed in cooperation with Maersk to optimize vessel safety and efficiency.
BP Exported Super-Light Texas Crude
BP Plc exported nearly 670,000 barrels of minimally processed super-light crude oil from the Houston Ship Channel more than a week ago, according to ClipperData…
UK North Sea Investments to Halve
Investment in British North Sea projects is expected to fall below 8 billion pounds ($12.35 billion) in 2016 from 14.8 billion last year, and could shrink further due to a rise in costs and fall in prices, industry lobby group Oil & Gas UK said in an annual survey on Tuesday. Falling investment means much of Britain's remaining oil reserves will not be extracted, said Malcolm Webb, chief executive of Oil & Gas UK…
Lithuania Receiving LNG from Norway on Feb 28
Lithuania is set to receive a liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo from Norway's Snohevit LNG plant at the end of February, according to ship-tracking data on Reuters Eikon.
Quality Comes First In Safety
Benchmarked, standardized and customizable – Rapp Marine’s array of crane options safely cover the full gamut of workboat needs. In the marine industry, one of the most potentially dangerous pieces of deck equipment on a vessel is the crane. The trigger of a serious failure can range from a simple operator error to significant mechanical overload. Consequences can be devastating in human terms, certainly expensive from lost revenue and costs to repair, to say nothing of cleaning up the mess.
Aibel Bags Johan Sverdrup Contract
Statoil, on behalf of the Johan Sverdrup partnership, will sign a contract with Aibel today for the construction of the deck for the drilling platform on the field. The contract is worth in excess of NOK 8 billion. The contract includes engineering work, procurement and construction (EPC) of the drilling platform deck. The platform deck will be built at the Aibel’s yard in Thailand and Haugesund, and at Nymo’s yard in Grimstad.
UK flag fleet Size Declines
According to UK's Department of Transport (DFT) the UK fleet size fell in 2014 from 16th place to 20th place, in terms of deadweight tonnage, decreasing by 17 per cent. Ships registered in the Crown Dependencies (primarily the Isle of Man) remained at 12th place despite tonnage decreasing by 4% over the same period. The deadweight tonnage of the UK-registered trading fleet has decreased by 27% since 2009, while the combined deadweight tonnage of the world trading fleet has increased by 34%.
Seacor Holdings Rejig Top Deck
SEACOR Holdings Inc.informed that Oivind Lorentzen their Chief Executive Officer has stepped down as Chief Executive Officer, but will continue as a director and non-executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Charles Fabrikant, Executive Chairman, assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer. In addition, the Company has appointed John Gellert and Eric Fabrikant as co-Chief Operating Officers. Mr. Gellert will oversee Offshore Marine Services and Mr.
USCG, Alaska State Investigate Spill near Auke Bay
Coast Guard Sector Juneau and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation personnel are investigating the spill of approximately of 50-100 gallons of petroleum products at the Auke Bay Harbor, Monday. Southeast Alaska Lighterage has been contracted to contain and mitigate the spill and they have deployed more than 1000-feet of boom and other absorbent materials to contain and mitigate the spread of the spill.
Unidelta: Twin ASD Tugs From Argentina
Best known for modern, innovative passenger catamarans, Astilleros Unidelta SA of Buenos Aires is currently building an innovative tug. The aziumthing stern-drive (ASD) ship-handling tug is now being built at the Argentinian yard. The first, in an anticipated series, will be for the maritime group SIPSA. The boat will have twin Cummins QSK60-M propulsion package. Each of the Cummins mains will deliver 1958 kW at 1800 RPM to a Rolls Royce Z-drive with 2400 m/m diameter propellers in nozzles.
Vessel Insurance is a must at Panjang
The Harbour Master at Panjang has advised that ship owners must have marine insurance for shipwreck removal and/or protection indemnity. For all vessels of GT35 or more, the owner must have the vessel covered with Ship Body Removal insurance and or Lost Coverage. With effect from 1 March 2015, there will be regular checkings on the above obligation by proofing the Polis Resume/Certificate of Entry which will be validated in the website/online.
Incat Crowther Delivers Ferries to Angola
Incat Crowther has delivered Luanda and Cacuaco to Instituto Marítimo e Portuário de Angola. This pair of 36m catamaran passenger ferries, built by Astilleros Armon in Spain, will be operated by subsidiary TMA Express. Luanda and Cacuaco are the second and third deliveries in a project that included the delivery of two 30m ferries Macôco and Panguila late last year and also includes a 20m Catamaran…