Austal Delivers Sixth Cape Class Patrol Boat
Austal Limited announced it has delivered Cape Leveque, the sixth of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats being supplied to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service under a $330 million design, build and in-service support contract. Cape Leveque is named after the northernmost tip of the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Austal Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bellamy said that with three quarters of the Cape Class fleet now delivered…
Targa: Splitter, Terminal with Noble Still Under Consideration
Targa Resources Partners LP is working closely with Noble Group as Asia's biggest commodity trader evaluates whether to move forward a deal to support a Targa-built condensate splitter…
Tampnet, Marlink Partner for Offshore 4G Services
Marlink and Tampnet have signed a partner agreement for the delivery of offshore Long Term Evolution (LTE) based services in the North Sea. The agreement forms the foundation for Marlink to integrate low-latency 4G services into its established Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) and Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) portfolio, which today is used by Marlink equipped offshore support vessels for operational and crew communication in the North Sea.
Martek Launches On-board ECDIS Training
U.K.-based ECDIS manufacturer Martek Marine Ltd. has partnered with German ECDIS training supplier Safebridge GmbH and the ECDIS Training Consortium to deliver ‘Type…
Mexican Offshore Rig Accident Kills 2 Workers
Mexican oil company Pemex said an accident on Tuesday has left an offshore maintenance rig in the southern Bay of Campeche listing, killing two workers, but has not affected crude production.
Rolls Royce Awards Fiber Rope Contract to Cortland
Cortland announce the recent award of a patented BOB 12x12 Fiber Rope by Rolls Royce for use on its next Fiber Rope Deployment System (FRDS), which is based on their patented Cable Traction Control Unit (CTCU) technology. The FRDS system, which will have a single fall capacity of 150t, is being built for AKOFS Offshore (AKOFS) and will be deployed on the Aker Wayfarer working on a five year contract for Petrobras.
Intertek Provides Oil Condition Monitoring for Britannia
Intertek’s Farnborough laboratory is supporting P&O Cruises’ new flagship Britannia by providing independent oil condition monitoring (OCM) services which monitor the condition of Britannia’s engines and other oil lubricated systems. Britannia, the largest cruise ship designed exclusively for British holiday market, set sail from Southampton last month to fulfill a busy timetable of Mediterranean cruisers which does not allow for unexpected engine and machinery repairs or time out of service.
Accident Reported on Offshore Rig off Mexico
An accident on an offshore rig in the southern Gulf of Mexico has injured 10 people, local media reported on Tuesday, but state oil company Pemex had no immediate details on the incident…
Aqueos Adds OSV to Service Line
Aqueos Corporation, a provider of subsea services to the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Coast, has entered into a long term time charter of the OSV Clean Ocean, a California Air Emission Compliant 155’ offshore support vessel (OSV), for its West Coast and International operations. Based in Southern California, the OSV Clean Ocean is a versatile supply vessel/subsea support vessel, which has a large, open deck space and 18-ton telescopic boom crane.
FVF Chenega Completes Sea Trials with MTU Engines
Over the past several months, FVF Chenega, a high-speed car ferry in the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) fleet, was repowered with four new MTU Series 4000 engines. In April, the project was completed with two days of successful sea trials in Seattle. Engineers from MTU America Inc., a Rolls-Royce Power Systems company, along with members of the Chenega’s crew and other AMHS representatives ran the ship through a series of extensive performance and endurance tests on Puget Sound.
Diana Containerships Announces Time Charter Contract
Diana Containerships Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, has announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary…
IMCA Publishes Guidance on Simulator Usage
Simulators are used for many purposes in the offshore industry such as for work planning/mission planning purposes including engineering development, procedure development, technical assessments, research, and asset risk assessment. Importantly too they are used in the training environment and as part of competence assessments where they enable measurable assessment of individuals in training to be undertaken.
Hertel Offshore Renamed CKT Projects
Hertel has announced the acquisition of Hertel by Altrad for its worldwide access solutions, insulation, corrosion protection and mechanical businesses. Hertel Offshore was not part of the acquisition by Altrad, but will continue its activities and business with the same shareholders (NPM Capital, Ackermans & van Haaren and Hertel Offshore Management) under a new brand name. Hertel Offshore has now changed its name and will continue its business as per May 1…
GE Gas Turbines to Power Turkish Corvettes
GE Marine announced it has signed a contract with Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik Ve Ticaret A.Ş. (STM), Ankara, Turkey, whereby GE will provide STM with LM2500 gas turbines. The engines will power the Turkish Navy’s third and fourth MILGEM multi-purpose corvettes, GE reported today during the IDEF ’15 industry trade show. STM is the program manager for these new two ships, and will provide platform systems…
Argentine Soyoil Exports Slowed by Strike
Argentina soyoil shipments were slowed on Tuesday by the start of a wage strike by a union representing 20 percent of the country's crushing workers, while the powerful…
Turkish Coastguard Rescues 636 Migrants
Turkey's coastguard has rescued more than 600 people trying to cross the Aegean sea over the last five days, including women and children fleeing war-torn Syria in rubber boats…
SCHOTTEL to Bring Hybrid and Offshore Focus to Nor-Shipping
German propulsion specialist SCHOTTEL said it will showcase propulsion solutions with the focus on offshore-applications and hybrid concepts at Nor-Shipping 2015. The SRP 3000 PTI is a hybrid propulsion system consisting of a mechanical Rudderpropeller (1,900 kW) and a PTI mounted on the above-water gearbox opposite the power input. The PTI is an electric motor which provides 460 kW for maneuvering and transit when the diesel engine is switched off.
Portsmouth Pilots Use High Detailed Charts
Portsmouth Pilots are now using bathymetric ENCs in combination with official ENCs on their Portable Pilot Units. For many years Portable Pilot Units (PPUs) with SevenCs pilot information systems have been successfully used by a large number of pilot organizations. As a result of this collaboration, SevenCs has developed a brand new system, called ORCA Pilot G2. It includes the typical functions of a navigation system for touchscreen operation…
Carnival Orders Transas Simulators for CSMART
Transas and the Center for Simulator and Maritime Training (CSMART), the training facility for Carnival Corporation & plc, signed a multimillion euro contract to utilize Transas' simulators at CSMART's new facility, scheduled to open in summer 2016 in Almere, just outside Amsterdam. Carnival Corporation has operated its current CSMART training facility in Almere since 2009. The new CSMART facility will be three times larger than the existing facility…
Steel Cut for Middle East's First LNG Harbor Tug
Drydocks World and Maritime World marked a milestone at the steel cutting ceremony for the Middle East’s first LNG powered harbor tug Elemarateyah. Held in Drydocks World’s state-of-the-art steel fabrication center, the beginning of this project sets a regional first and demonstrates Drydocks World’s innovative approach to providing maritime and energy sector solutions. This undertaking represents…