Oceans HQ, Gibraltar Registry, Partner on STCW Requirements
Maritime software solutions provider Oceans HQ Ltd has announced a partnership with the Gibraltar Ship Registry (part of the Gibraltar Maritime Administration), ahead of new STCW requirements for online access to seafarer certification data which come into force in 2017. The project, which began in September 2014, sees Oceans HQ working directly with the Gibraltar Maritime Administration to implement the Vessel HQ and Seafarer HQ platforms…
Five Fishermen Rescued After Vessel Sinks
Five fishermen men were rescued from a life raft overnight after their fishing vessel Kairos sank 75 miles west of the Isles of Scilly. UK Coastguard received two…
DHT Adjusts Senior Notes Conversion Price
DHT Holdings, Inc. announced that, in connection with the cumulative effect of the previously announced (i) cash dividend of $0.02 per share of common stock paid on November 26…
CMA CGM Implements War Risk Surcharge in Yemen
French container shipping company CMA CGM said it has implemented a War Risk Surcharge on all shipments to Hodeidah, Yemen. Applicable with immediate effect, the…
Hanøytangen Deal Reached – Again
Bergen Group has reached an agreement with Semco Maritime on sale of the rig service activity and with Hellik Teigen AS for sale of the real estate at Hanøytangen. The parties have agreed to uphold the sales price of NOK 245 million, as set out in the agreement which was terminated two weeks ago. The transaction, expected to close by the end of today, will see Semco Maritime take over operational activities at Hanøytangen.
Bridge Systems Ordered for Canadian Navy Newbuids
OSI Maritime Systems Ltd. (OSI) has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin Canada to build, deliver and support the installation of the Integrated Navigation and Bridge Systems (INBS) for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new class of Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) to be built at the Halifax Shipyard. This implementation phase contract is being awarded subsequent to the successful conclusion of a 21-month design phase contract completed in early 2015.
GAC Sets its Sights on UK Cruise Business
GAC UK is boosting its services for the cruise industry with the appointment of Fergus Poole as Cruise Manager. For nearly two decades, Poole has specialized in the sector and has held a number of managerial and operations posts dedicated to serving cruise and passenger vessels, most recently for services at U.K. and Irish ports. He joined GAC on May 1 and is based in Sunderland, from where he will coordinate cruise calls at ports nationwide. Ports in the U.K.
Iran Warships 'Linked Up' with Yemen-bound Cargo Ship
"We're not overly concerned at this point. It's a single ship that we've got very good accountability of," Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren told a news briefing.
Tuco Receives Wind Farm Vessels Order
Tuco Marine Group will supply its 11m ProZero Wind Farm Service Vessel daughter crafts to the two Ulstein X-stern vessels ordered by the German based Bernhard Schulte affiliate WINDEA Offshore GmbH. The vessels will go into charter for Siemens. And the daughter crafts will be delivered from Tuco Marine in Q2 and Q3 2016. The daughter crafts - the "ProZero 11m Wind Farm Service Vessel" - is from the newly developed ProZero series.
Bollinger Achieves Continued ISO 9001 Certification
Bollinger Shipyards, LLC announced that it has achieved continued registration to ISO 9001 for another three years without interruption since 1996. The scope of Bollinger Shipyards certification, issued through Denver-based ISO 9001 management certification firm, Platinum Registration, Inc., includes the design, manufacture, repair and logistical support of marine vessels and their components, as well as in shop and field service repair of AC and DC motors and generators.
Koden’s CVS-FX Echosounder Compatible with Olex
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. announced that its CVS-FX series echosounders (CVS-FX1, CVS-FX2 & CVS-FX2BB) are now fully compatible with the Olex 3D navigation system. Koden’s CVS-FX series is a frequency selectable digital broadband echosounder. Olex is a unique system for navigation, fishery plotting and ocean mapping, developed and manufactured by the Norwegian company Olex AS. Using the ships own…
Cameroon Cocoa Exports Up in April
Cameroon cocoa exports jumped 24 percent to 181,893 tonnes year-on-year by end-April since the start of the 2014/15 season on Aug. 1, data from the sector's regulator showed on Tuesday.
Vale to Sell 4 Large Iron Ore Carriers to CMES
Brazilian miner Vale said on Tuesday it agreed to sell four large iron ore carriers to China Merchants Energy Shipping Co (CMES) , as it looks to raise cash in the midst of an iron ore price slump.
Seaspan Marine Names Reynolds President
Bart Reynolds has been hired to take over as president of Seaspan Marine, the company announced today. Appointed to lead Seaspan’s Marine Division, Reynolds joins the company with more than 20 years of experience in leadership positions and senior management. In the last 15 years, Reynolds has held positions in the offshore supply boat business in the United States, West Africa, the Mediterranean and Latin America, most recently serving as Vice President, Americas at GulfMark Offshore Inc.
AEU, DuPont Partner for Safety Training
The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU) and DuPont have partnered to provide AEU members with access to training relevant to the maritime industry via CoastalFlix streaming video.
MPT Launches Maritime Scholarship
Private maritime training school Maritime Professional Training (MPT) announced the launch of a new annual scholarship, the Morley Family Professional Mariner (MFPM) Founders Grant, in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC). Named in honor of Elmer and Beverly Morley, founder and CEO of MPT, respectively, the MFPM Founders Grant will offer a unique opportunity for BGCBC high…
MPA Asks Iran to Investigate Alpine Eternity Incident
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said it is “deeply concerned” in regard to the reported shooting incident on May 14, 2015, involving a Singapore…
Final LNG-proof Tug Delivered to Smit Lamnalco
Towage and marine services provider Smit Lamnalco has taken delivery of the SL Wiggins Island, the fifth and final tug purpose-built at Sanmar Shipyard in Turkey. The tugboats will service three LNG export terminals in the Port of Gladstone on Australia's east coast. The 80 metric tons bollard pull terminal support escort tug, will now make her way to Australian waters where she will join her sister vessels at the beginning of July.
NY Maritime Law Firm Cited as a Top Practice
The Maritime Litigation Practice Group in the New York City office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, has been recognized among the top national maritime practices by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Daniel G. McDermott, co-chair of the firm's maritime practice, and Edward C. Radzik, shareholder within the group, were cited as "notable practitioners" in the Chambers ranking.
SeaProcurement Version 2.2 Launched
Marine eProcurement system adds new features to expand functions and enhance management reporting. iMarine Software announced today the release of SeaProcurement (SeaProc) Version 2.2, expanding the next generation in marine eProcurement systems to include contract management, global parts iMarket Place and advanced management dashboard reporting. “Version 2.0 of SeaProc was launched last summer to a very receptive market,” said Issa Odeh, CEO iMarine Software.