Bi-national Great Lakes Seaway Partnership Launched
The American Great Lakes Ports Association in partnership with the Lake Carriers’ Association, Fednav Limited, and the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation…
BC Ferries Joins Green Marine
BC Ferries achieved its first certification from Green Marine. BC Ferries joined Green Marine this year and was certified on May 28, 2015, after having its results reviewed by an independent verifier. Green Marine is a globally recognized, voluntary, industry sustainability initiative for ship operators, ports, terminals and shipyards. It enables participants to reduce their environmental footprint by fostering a culture of continuous improvement and exceeding regulatory compliance.
Ferus Smit to Launch Nordan Star
Ferus Smit informs it will launch Nb. 418 Nordana Star for Symphony Shipping on Friday, July 3, at its shipyard in Leer, Germany. Nordana Star is the second vessel in a series of six to be delivered to Symphony Shipping. As her name reveals, the ship will be chartered out to the Danish company Nordana and sail in her fleet after delivery. Nordana Star is of Ferus Smit’s Ecobox general/project cargo ship design…
Tuco Workboat Delivered to Norwegian Owners
Tuco Marine has handed over a ProZero 10.5m WBW Archipelago workboat to Norwegian owners. The vessel is to enter service in Bergen, Norway, for the local Archipelago services and has been sold through the Norwegian company, Provide Maritime, Florø, Norway. According to the builder, the vessel is a fast and light multipurpose workboat that features a hydraulic bow gate and a deck crane for handling cargo over the vessels side.
Seattle Protesters Seek to Block Access to Shell Arctic Rig
A group of protesters gathered at the Port of Seattle on Tuesday seeking to block workers attempting to reach a Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig that could depart…
Insights: Capt. Novotny, Commanding Officer, USCG National Maritime Center
Captain Jeffrey P. Novotny is Commanding Officer of the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center in Martinsburg, WV. He is responsible for all activities related to professional credentialing, training and assessments of the nation’s 215,000 merchant mariners. He graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. Prior to commanding the NMC, he was the Deputy Commander at the Coast Guard’s Deployable Operations Group.
Marine News: June Editor's Note
The month of June brings many things; among them sunshine, the beginning of summer and ultimately, a clearer picture of where industry is headed next. The June edition of MarineNews is also our Combat & Patrol Craft Annual, as well as being chock full of inland news. That means something for everyone, which jolts me to remind all of our readers that the second annual MN100 – our look at the top 100 market leaders for our workboat sector – is just around the corner in our August edition.
Germany Set to Buy 4 Multi-role Warships
Germany has a budget of around 4 billion euros ($4.5 billion) to buy four new multi-role combat ships and plans to issue a tender open to European firms, Defence…
US Navy Opts for 5 More RIBs from Willard
The U.S. Navy exercised an option on its contract with Willard Marine, Inc. requesting five more 11-meter rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) in addition to the 10 that the Navy had previously ordered in 2014. Willard Marine will provide three 11-meter Open Center Console (OCC) boats that will be equipped with twin Cummins QSB6.7 380-hp engines, and two Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) boats equipped with twin Cummins QSB6.7 480-hp engines…
Aqueos Takes Delivery DSV for Liveboating
Aqueos Corporation, a subsea services provider for the offshore oil and gas sectors of the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific West Coast, announced the delivery of SPLASH, a Special Purpose Liveboat and Survey Hull to specifically address safety concerns with traditional methods of Liveboating. SPLASH is a purpose built vessel designed to address and mitigate inherent hazards associated with Liveboating.
Historic Schooner Fit with New Engine
The last operational British-built wooden hull three-mast top sail schooner, Kathleen & May, as supplied with a new Volvo Penta engine from Liverpool, U.K.-based engine specialist James Troop & Co. James Troop was tasked with supplying a Volvo Penta engine for the historic Kathleen & May, working in collaboration with fellow maritime firm Cammell Laird to fit the D13 450 brake horsepower engine, along with a new generator, on the vessel at its mooring at Liverpool’s Albert Dock.
Interlake Steamship Nears Final Stage of $100m Fleet Upgrade
The Interlake Steamship Company announced that it will repower its last steamship, the S.S. Herbert C. Jackson, with a highly automated diesel propulsion system in the final phase of a 10-year, $100 million modernization effort to create the most efficient, reliable and environmentally friendly fleet on the Great Lakes. The six-month diesel conversion, which is slated to begin in mid-December, is the fifth major overhaul to Interlake’s fleet and its fourth steam-to-diesel conversion since 2006.
Lukoil Helps Extend Life of Ship’s Pistons
After running on minimum feed rate for years, Hansa Shipping’s containership HS Debussy is expected to exceed 50,000 running hours without piston overhaul at present operation conditions. With the help of Lukoil Marine Lubricants’ Navigo 70 MCL cylinder oil, Hamburg-based shipping company Hansa Shipping has achieved benefits for their HS Debussy: The vessel’s engine has been running on minimum feed rate for years and is expected to exceed 50,000 running hours without piston overhaul.
Brazil's Rousseff Launches Massive Infrastructure Program
President Dilma Rousseff unveiled a concession program on Tuesday to draw 198.4 billion reais ($64 billion) in private investment over five years to upgrade and operate Brazilian roads…
Asgard Gas Compression Lowered into Place
The installation of the modules that collectively constitute Asgard subsea gas compression has commenced on the Asgard field. Innovative technology at a depth of 300 metres will create 282 million extra barrels from the Asgard field. A total of 22 modules will be installed and connected. These comprise two identical compressor trains weighing 1,500 tonnes each. During the summer this unique technology will be put in place in the large subsea frame that was installed on the field in summer 2013.
Miko Marine Expands Into Asia
Miko Marine AS has appointed Spencer Go as managing director of its new subsidiary in Singapore which was established in May. Miko Marine Asia Pte Ltd has opened a new office in Lokyang, Singapore from where Spencer Go will be spearheading the sale of Miko products and services throughout Asia. Go will be supported by Indonesia-based naval architect Per Johansson who is an established member of the…
Construction Begins on UK’s Next Warship
Construction of the U.K. Royal Navy’s second new Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) has begun, marked by a ceremony led by Defense Secretary, Michael Fallon, at BAE Systems in Glasgow. The Secretary of State formally started construction of HMS Medway, the second of three River Class Batch 2 vessels, by operating the plasma steel-cutting machine at a June 8 event attended by representatives from the Royal Navy, the local community and BAE Systems employees.
Martek Launches Gas Warehouse in Brazil
Martek Marine and its brand Fastcalgas have announced the opening of a new distribution warehouse in Brazil. The hub based in Sao Paolo, Brazil is the eighth warehouse…
SENER Group Reports Continued Growth
Turnover increased by 8 percent to reach 1.315 billion Euros, with net profit rising by 66 percent to reach 57.8 million Euros. The engineering and technology group SENER ended 2014 with a turnover of 1,315.7 billion Euros; an increase of 8.02 percent over the previous year. The group’s operating result came to 73.3 million Euros, representing an increase of 54.7 percent compared to 2013, and the holding company’s profit reached 57.8 million Euros (an increase of 66.1 percent).
Custom Yachts Feature Hybrid Battery Propulsion
A pair of custom motor yachts is packed with state-of-the-art features and technologies, most notable among them: hybrid propulsion systems. The two yachts may look different, but they are in fact the same design, with an exterior customized according to the owner’s preferences. The owners were keen to give a distinctive look, and several configurations of superstructures were developed with particular focus on personal expression, the designer noted.