Marine Design Conference Wraps Up in Tokyo
The 12th International Marine Design Conference (IMDC) was held in Tokyo from May 11-14, hosted by The Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers, and sponsored by The Shipbuilders' Association of Japan and ClassNK. IMDC is a global academic conference for the design of marine systems including ships. Since its inception in the U.K. in 1982, it has taken place every three years with this week’s conference marking its 12th conference.
Trade Promotion Authority Means Business
Eddy Hayes, Chairman of the Board of Directors, World Trade Center of New Orleans, and Gary LaGrange, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Port of New Orleans, discuss New Orleans’ role as a key U.S. port city and address opportunities for trade expansion. As New Orleans approaches her 2018 tricentennial we are reminded of New Orleans’ metamorphosis from accidental trading post to key port city.
NAO Head: PSVs Ready for Mediterranean Rescue
Nordic American Offshore Ltd. executive chairman Herbjorn Hansson weighs in on Mediterranean Sea migrant crisis, stating his company’s PSVs are capable and ready to perform rescue operations, if contracted. We are all too familiar with the tragedy that is unfolding in the Mediterranean Sea, as refugees try to cross over to Europe in unseaworthy and unsafe boats. As part of the shipping industry's long tradition of aiding those in danger on the sea…
Comark to Exhibit at Intelligent Ships Symposium
Comark, a designer and manufacturer of high performance computer and display solutions, will exhibit at the 2015 Intelligent Ships Symposium May 20-22, at the University…
Hempel Celebrates 100 Years
Hempel kicked off the group’s centenary celebrations and invited customers from Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Romania to a party in Athens’ Acropolis Museum on Saturday, May 9. Hempel has had a permanent presence in Greece since 1952 as Hempel Hellas General Manager, Keld Laursen explained, “For 63 out of the 100 years we have had our feet on the ground in Piraeus and Athens and we are very proud of this.
Aiken Marine Sees Upturn In Overseas Business
A division of Aberdeen-based Aiken Group announced an upturn in its overseas business in recent months. Aiken Marine, which supplies a range of services to the global marine and offshore industries, has seen a rise in its business supplying and brokering newbuild resale drilling jackups and offshore supply vessels in Mexico, West Africa, the Middle East and Far East. Marine manager Steve Grant said…
South China Sea Dispute Takes to the Skies
When the U.S. navy sent a littoral combat ship on its first patrol of the disputed Spratly islands in the South China Sea during the past week, it was watching the skies as well.
UN Agency Sets Pollution Rules for Polar Shipping
The United Nations shipping agency on Friday adopted stricter safety and environmental provisions for vessels operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters after years of negotiations. As ice melts, shipping traffic through the regions is set to increase. Under the Polar Code, which was adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), ships trading in the Polar regions will have to comply with strict safety and environmental provisions.
Ampelmann Gangway for New Wind Farm Support Vessel
Ampelmann, developer of motion compensated access solutions, has reported a contract with Acta Marine for its newbuild wind farm support vessel, the Acta Orion. Ampelmann’s motion compensated gangway will provide Acta Orion with a stable platform in sea states of up to 2.5m Hs to ensure safe, efficient and reliable transfers of personnel to and from the wind turbines. In addition, Ampelmann, in close collaboration with Acta Marine…
Tanker Attacked in Gulf Collided with Iran Oil Platform in March
A Singapore-flagged oil products tanker fired at by Iranian craft on Thursday had previously collided with an Iranian oil drilling platform in March and efforts…
Naval Architects Count the Cost of Ship Design Errors
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) says recent claims experience demonstrates that naval architects need to be aware of the need to protect against…
'Mass Casualties' Unless Thailand Meets Migrant Obligations
Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia should fulfil their obligations under international maritime law by rescuing thousands of migrants adrift at sea and avoiding "mass casualties"…
Cosco in Talks with Greece on Piraeus Port Deal
Greece is in advanced discussions with China's Cosco to boost their cooperation in the country's biggest port Piraeus, the Greek defence minister said on Friday.
Indonesia to Bar Migrant Boats at Sea
Indonesia will prevent boats carrying migrants from entering its maritime territory to avert a flood of others following behind causing "social issues", the military chief said on Friday.
Court Allows Eurotunnel-Owned Channel Ferries
Ferries owned by Groupe Eurotunnel and run under the MyFerryLink brand can continue to run between Britain and France, after a British court upheld an appeal from…
USCG Rescues 5 Off Oahu
A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium anchored off Laie Point after becoming disabled has been removed and is being towed to Coast Guard Station Honolulu, yesterday. A RB-M boat crew from Station Honolulu removed the disabled RB-M from its anchorage and towed it to the Coast Guard Cutter Ahi. Ahi is currently towing the RB-M to Station Honolulu. A jet ski crew from Marine Corps Base Hawaii Waterfront Operations assisted in the operation.
Maersk Drilling's Strong 1Q Performance
Maersk Drilling delivered a profit of USD 168m (USD 116m) in the first quarter of 2015. The result was positively impacted by fleet growth and continued good operational performance, but partly offset by two rigs being idle. The underlying profit for the quarter was USD 195m (USD 109m) generating a ROIC of 8.5% (8.1%). “Maersk Drilling continues its strong operational performance, and once again deliver a good result.
Hiab Launches 12 T-Series Cranes
Hiab, part of Cargotec, is launching 12 new T-series light weight cranes with hybrid technology ranging from 1.2 to 3.5 ton meter lift capacity. Designed for easy mounting on pickups and light trucks, the new cranes deliver the highest quality and durability and are particularly easy to use, thanks to the advanced functionality of the steering system. The T-Series has been developed to meet a vast range of applications, particularly in the construction, civil engineering and energy industries.
MCPON, CNO Honor Sailors of the Year
The Navy's 2014 Sailors of the Year (SOY) were meritoriously advanced to chief petty officer during a ceremony held at the Navy Memorial, May 14. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert served as guest speaker at the pinning ceremony hosted by Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens. The four Sailors of the Year honored at the ceremony are: Construction Mechanic 1st Class Jimie Bartholomew, representing U.S.
Fusion Compatibile with Fusion-Link
FUSION, the worldwide leader in marine entertainment, announced today its FUSION-Link audio access system is now supported by the Furuno NavNet TZtouch2 series. Providing the ability to control all FUSION-Link enabled 700 and 750 Series marine entertainment systems capabilities and functions directly from the TZtouch2 multi-touch display, FUSION-Link makes it easy for Furuno owners to enjoy their onboard audio and video entertainment from their multi-function display (MFD).