Dozens of Illegal Immigrants Discovered at UK Port
Sixty-eight suspected illegal immigrants, including two pregnant women and 15 children, were discovered hidden in lorries at one of Britain's largest ports, officials said on Friday.
China Pans Vietnam Cruise to S. China Sea
China said on Friday that Vietnam's offer to its citizens of a cruise to disputed South China Sea islands is an "interference" in China's sovereignty. Foreign Ministry…
Deltamarin Introduces New Ro-Pax Design
Deltamarin launched its new ro-pax vessel DeltaChallenger concept during the Nor-Shipping 2015 exhibition in Oslo. The design incorporates the latest technologies available, many of which are not yet used on any other ro-pax vessel, Deltamarin said. To reduce fuel consumption the vessel has six rotor sails by Norsepower, giving ca. 10 percent of the total propulsion power (1.3 MW). Fuel economy and maneuverability is gained through the combination of dual-fuel electric machinery…
BW Offshore FPSO Inspected Off Nigeria
Tidewater Subsea, in affiliation with its local Nigerian joint venture company, T1 Marine, has completed mooring and hull inspections program for BW Offshore's Sendje Berge FPSO. The inspection included mooring chain measurements, hull cleaning and complete inspection reporting services utilizing the survey / light IMR vessel Goldblatt Tide. "Outfitted with a 3,000m rated FMC Schilling Robotics WROV and 50T stern A-frame…
Thordon Bearings Bags Alaska Ferry Contract
Thordon Bearings has received an order to supply its COMPAC system to two Alaska Ferry newbuilds under construction at the Vigor Industrial shipyard in Ketchikan, Alaska. The Canada-based company, a supplier of seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearings, will deliver the Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant (EAL)-compliant COMPAC propeller shaft bearing system for shaft diameters of 267mm. The twin-screw…
Nuclear-Powered Icebreaker Opens Cruise Season to the North Pole
Nuclear-powered icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy (50 Years of Victory) owned by FSUE Atomflot has left the port of Murmansk on her voyage to the 'top of the world', the company’s press office said. The 25th season of tourist cruises started on June 4. The first voyage will last 12 days. The rest of seven voyages scheduled for this year are to last 11 days each. “It has nothing to do with the route or exclusiveness of the first voyage.
Nor-Shipping Rings in 50 Years
Nor-Shipping rang in its 50-year milestone with a celebration on the waterside of Oslo’s Astrup Fearnley Museum. Held on the last night of Nor-Shipping 2015, the closing party hosted partygoers for fireworks, food and entertainment.
Azeri SOCAR's Oil Shipments via Russia Up 40 pct
Azerbaijan's SOCAR shipped 593,449 tonnes of oil via Russia in the first five months of 2015, up from 423,644 tonnes in the same period last year, the state energy company said on Friday.
Largest Damen Hopper Dredger Delivered in Borneo
TSHD 2500 Barito Equator first of its kind built in Indonesia. The delivery in early May of Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) Barito Equator demonstrates how Indonesia’s developing maritime industry is building ever more complex vessels, according to shipbuilder Damen. The 2,500 m3 capacity Damen TSHD 2500 is the first of its kind built in Indonesia and also the largest Damen standard hopper dredger built to date.
Retailers Applaud Introduction of Port Legislation
Senate bill aims to mitigate impact of labor disputes at America’s ports. In a letter sent today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) welcomed the introduction…
ABS' Tikka Gives Commencement Speech at UC Berkeley
Dr. Kirsi Tikka says diversity at alma mater played a pivotal role on the path towards a 'truly global career' in the shipping industry. Dr. Kirsi Tikka, President and COO of the ABS Europe Division, provided the 2015 Engineering Master's and Doctoral Commencement address at the College of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, on Monday 18 May. The ceremony was held in the Hearst Greek Theatre at the UC Berkeley campus for over 550 M.T.M., M.Eng., M.S. and Ph.D.
NTSB to Meet on Houston Ship Collision
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will meet June 9 to discuss the vessel collision that took place in the Houston ship channel March 22, 2014. The NTSB meeting will aim to determine the probable cause of the “Texas Y” collision, which involved the bulk carrier MV Summer Wind, and the MV Miss Susan, a tow pushing two barges. As a result of the collision, a barge was breached releasing 168,000 gallons of fuel in the water.
Buoys to Be Installed Below Dams for Safety
Consumers Energy informs it is coordinating with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to install buoys this month to help warn the public to stay out of…
Transpetro's 10th Ship Enters Service
The new ship Anita Garibaldi departed on Wednesday, June 3 from the Petro-Eisa A shipyard in Niterói (RJ), for its maiden voyage. The tanker is the 10th ship of the Program for Modernization and Expansion of the Transpetro Fleet (Promef) to go online. After leaving the shipyard, the ship headed for the Terminal Island Water in the Bay of Guanabara, where it will make its first load operation. There are currently 14 program vessels in different phases of construction…
Gladding-Hearn Delivers 400th Vessel
Cape Fear Pilots Association of Southport, N.C. has taken delivery of its second St. John’s Class pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. This vessel marks the Somerset, Mass. shipyard’s 400th boat built since its founding 1955. The new all-aluminum launch, an updated version of the pilot’s first St. John’s Class delivered in 2001, features a deep-V hull designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates. It measures 52 feet overall, with a 17-foot beam and a 4.8-foot draft.
Shell Protesters Cited for Entering Safety Zone
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Sector Puget Sound investigating officers initiated civil penalties, Friday, against four individuals who entered an established safety-zone…
New VP of Sales & Operations at Bouchard Transportation
Independently-owned ocean-going petroleum barge company Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. announced the appointment of Brendan J. Bouchard as VP of Sales and Operations, establishing the fifth generation of the Bouchard family. Bouchard Transportation was started by Brendan J. Bouchard’s great great grandfather, Capt. Fred Bouchard, and passed on down to his great grandfather, Morton S. Bouchard Sr., then to his grandfather Morton S. Bouchard Jr., and then to his father, Morton S.
Newport News Shipbuilding Adds Warehouse Space
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has increased its indoor material storage capacity by more than 500,000…
Jury Weighing Question of Whether BP Exec Lied About 2010 Oil Spill
A U.S. federal jury has begun its deliberations on whether a former BP Plc executive lied about how much oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion…
Seattle, Tacoma to Submit Seaport Alliance Proposal
Taking another step in forming The Northwest Seaport Alliance, commissioners from the ports of Tacoma and Seattle voted Friday to submit a final agreement to the…