Ingalls-built National Security Cutter Completes Acceptance Trials
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that the company's fifth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter (NSC), James (WMSL 754), has completed her acceptance trials. The Ingalls-built NSC spent two full days in the Gulf of Mexico proving the ship's systems. "Once again our shipbuilding team proved their mettle as the ship performed well," said Jim French, Ingalls' NSC program manager.
Louisiana International Marine Signs on with Helm CONNECT
Software developer Helm Operations has signed on offshore rig moving and ocean towing services company Louisiana International Marine (LIM) to its Helm CONNECT Preventive Maintenance software.
Shell's Arctic Return Faces Hurdle at Seattle Port
Royal Dutch Shell's quest to return to Arctic drilling for the first time in three years could face delays after Seattle ruled that the city's port must apply for…
Matson Q1 Results Show Improved Performance
Matson, Inc. today reported net income of $25 million, or $0.57 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2015. Net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 was $3.4 million, or $0.08 per diluted share. Consolidated revenue for the first quarter 2015 was $398.2 million compared with $392.5 million reported for the first quarter 2014. Matt Cox, Matson's president and chief executive officer, commented, "As expected, Matson carried strong momentum into the first quarter of 2015.
Willard Adds Sales Manager for Gulf Coast, Florida
Willard Marine, Inc. has hired Jimmy Sorenson as regional sales manager for the Gulf Coast and Florida. Sorenson served 11 years with the U.S. Coast Guard in many roles including machinery technician and maritime law enforcement instructor, and earned the boat coxswain certification. For the past 14 years, Sorenson managed business for an aluminum boat manufacturer, including proposal and quote development for a team of sales representatives. “Jimmy’s extensive experience with the U.S.
Thoma-Sea Launches US-flagged OSV
Technology Associates, Inc. (TAI) of New Orleans, La., announced that another derivative of a vessel built from TAI’s EnviroMax designs was launched. Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors, LLC has launched a 6,300 DWT Technology EnviroMax 310 OSV from its Lockport, La. shipyard on April 28. The owner of this vessel is a major oil and gas support vessel company. The EnviroMax 310 vessel is U.S. flagged and will serve worldwide markets.
Baltic Military Shadow-boxing Said to Reach Cold War Levels
A daily game of Cold War cat-and-mouse is ratcheting up tensions in the Baltic and drawing the biggest military presence into the region for over 20 years, Swedish military officials say.
Recent Vessel Sales: April 2015
Vessel sales for April 2015 - (as of May 1) as prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York.
AAPA Supports 'Move America Act'
'Move America Act of 2015' would help fund landside improvements to U.S. The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)—the unified and recognized voice of seaports in the Americas—publicly voiced support for the bi-partisan Move America Act of 2015 infrastructure bonding and credits legislation introduced today in Congress by Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Senator John Hoeven (R-N. Dak.).
Gauthiers’ Announces Modex Merger
Gauthiers’ announced the acquisition of an equity share of Modex, an international manufacturer of DNV-certified offshore equipment. As part of the transaction,…
IHC IQIP Opens New Yard, Offices in Australia
IHC IQIP, part of Royal IHC, is expanding its global presence with a new office and yard in Perth, Australia. With the acquisition of its Australian agent Machinery Supply on May 4…
VOSTA LMG: 50 Years in Dredge Ball Joints
Celebrating a company milestone this week, VOSTA LMG notes it has been 50 years since the company started with the development and production of bayonet dredge ball joints. The 50 years are a unique amount of experience for the dredge component and it overlaps a significant part of the total history of VOSTA LMG, which goes back to 1873 when the Lübecker Maschinenbau Gesellschaft (LMG) was founded in the German town of Lübeck.
ABS’ Wiernicki Addresses Maine Maritime Academy Graduates
Christopher J. Wiernicki, chairman, president and CEO of ABS, addressed graduating students, their families and faculty members at Maine Maritime Academy's (MMA) Commencement on May 2. "It is an honor to speak with the young people who represent the next generation of maritime leaders," Wiernicki told the 248 students who received academic degrees. MMA president Dr. William J. Brennan said, "ABS has invested so much toward the success of our students.
US Warships Accompany British Commercial Ships in Strait
U.S. Navy warships have begun accompanying British-flagged commercial vessels through the Strait of Hormuz as a result of Iran's detention of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship last week…
Hybrid Power for Workboats: The Future is Now
Hybrid marine power and propulsion systems for workboats isn’t farfetched. In fact, it may be essential. In 2015, two significant developments are going to make many operators, owners and builders of professional vessels consider hybrid marine power. The new emissions laws – here and abroad – and the incentives for high technology manufacturers to invest in developing highly efficient batteries are the primary drivers.
Bergen Group Cancels Rig Facilities Sale
The Bergen Group has decided to terminate a sales agreement that would see Semco Maritime acquire its rig service yard facilities at Hanøytangen. The real estate and the rig service activity at Hanøytangen will continue to be under the Bergen Group's ownership. According to Semco Maritime, the transaction, initially announced on April 13, 2015, was subject to final closing no later than April 30, but ran into “unforeseen issues” which caused the Bergen Group to cancel the deal.
Jotun Reports Boosted Interest in Mesh-Free PFP Coating
Jotachar JF750, the mesh-free Passive Fire Protection (PFP) for all jet fire scenarios, an epoxy coating system for structural steel, has generated industry interest, securing numerous global contracts and praise from applicators, fabrication yards and operators, the manufacturer said. Launched in 2013, Jotachar JF750 promised to help users reduce cost and save time while protecting steel structures against a broad range of hydrocarbon fire scenarios, including jet fires.
USCG Monitors LNG Carrier Repair in Alaska
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is monitoring repairs aboard the liquid natural gas (LNG) carrier Excel in Homer, Alaska. The vessel was received an order from Coast…
CPA Signs MOU with Nederex and Damen
Curacao Ports Authority NV (CPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Nederex BV. (Nederex) and B.V. Damen Shipyards Gorinchem (Damen) on April 30. Damen Shipyards and Nederex are engaged in ship repair and the provision of maritime services. Last year CPA and Nederex signed a concession agreement with regard to the activities of Nederex within the St. Anna Bay, from an area which is managed by CPA.
SENER Develops Multipurpose Subsea Support Vessel
Operators are demanding more efficient, less consuming and more capable vessels, while shipbuilders need to achieve it in a very competitive environment. As a ship design firm, SENER says it plays an important role offering value to all stakeholders, with innovative designs taking in consideration operators' and builders' requirements. SENER is currently developing a new multipurpose subsea support vessel specially designed for subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) light construction duties…