ROV Winch Supplied for Antarctica Expedition
Antarctica expedition benefits from a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) winch supplied by MacArtney Underwater Technology. An icebreaking polar supply and research vessel is to map out underwater conditions in the icy waters in terms of subsurface and marine life. The winch system, which was acquired through Swedish SubSea Solutions on the part of University of Gothenburg, will be put to good use on board South African icebreaking polar supply and research vessel S.
“Green” Inland Midstream Refuel Barge Delivered
John W. Stone Oil Distributor, LLC is taking delivery of its first “green” inland midstream refueling barge from Tres Palacios Marine in Palacios, Texas. The 160 x 54-ft. double hull barge is the latest addition to the fleet of equipment Stone Oil uses to support its customer base as well as its various terminal operations. Stone Oil discussed ways to improve the existing midstream fuel barge design with its marine personnel as well as its shore based maintenance staff.
Containers Overboard off Florida
Multiple containers have fallen into the sea from a barge off the coast between Port Canaveral, Fla., and West Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday. U.S. The U.S. flagged 136-foot Capt Latham was transiting to Puerto Rico as it tugged a 340-foot barge, Columbia Elizabeth, when crew aboard noticed several cargo containers hanging over the port side of the barge and believed more had fallen into the water while in transit, the Coast Guard said.
PPG Unveils Phenguard Pro Tank Coating
PPG Protective and Marine Coatings has unveiled Phenguard Pro, a tank coating system that is intended to offer benefits for both shipyards and ship-owners. For shipyards and at installation, the coating system provides potential efficiency gains of over 20 percent compared to three-layer coating systems, PPG said. For owners it provides the wide chemical resistance and long carriage time of more than 3…
Turkey Summons Russian Envoy Over Alleged Rocket Launcher on Ship
Turkey summoned the Russian ambassador on Monday after accusing Russia of a "provocation" after a serviceman on the deck of a Russian naval ship allegedly brandished…
DNV GL Offers Barrier Management Solution
With the latest release of the QHSE software solution Synergi Life, DNV GL offers a new Barrier Management module with an integrated system of live bowties and barrier dashboards…
Drewry: LPG Shipping Rates Heading for a Fall
LPG shipping rates are expected to decline from the second half of 2016 as a bloated orderbook for VLGCs (very large gas carriers) fuels fleet growth that will far exceed shipping demand, according to the latest edition of the LPG Forecaster, published by global shipping consultancy Drewry. VLGC earnings have had another stellar year, averaging above $2.0 million per calendar month in the period to September 2015.
Ulstein Equipment Wins IRO Innovation Award
Ulstein Equipment B.V. was awarded the IRO Oil & Gas Innovation Prize for its Ulstein Colibri, a 3D motion-compensated crane add-on system for the purpose of increasing vessel operability. This aims to enable smaller and more cost-effective vessels to be used in harsher weather conditions. On Thursday, December 3, 2015, the biannual IRO Oil & Gas Innovation Event took place at ESA-ESTEC in Noordwijk…
Baltic Index Drops on Flagging Demand
The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities fell on Monday on sliding demand across nearly all vessel segments. The overall index, which gauges the cost of shipping cargoes including iron ore, cement, grain, coal and fertiliser, fell 12 points, or 2.13 percent, to 551 points. The dry cargo shipping industry has been hurt this year by the global commodities meltdown and a wave of ship deliveries…
OSD Develops New Vessels for Austin Offshore
OSD-IMT, the U.K. division of Netherlands-based Offshore Ship Designers (OSD), is designing two 120 m IMT9120 Riserless Light Well Intervention / IMR vessels for Austin Offshore Pte Ltd, the shipping arm of Upstream Drilling Pte Ltd, Singapore. The diesel-electric propulsion vessels are intended to carry out riserless light well intervention, light construction, subsea installation, inspection maintenance and repair of subsea installations.
Alfa Laval Introduces Open Training Courses
Open training courses will let more customers benefit from Alfa Laval’s in-depth expertise. Alfa Laval has conducted marine training courses for many years, both…
ClassNK Establishes Ship Data Center
Classification society ClassNK announced that it has established Ship Data Center Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan on December 7, 2015, as a wholly owned subsidiary that…
Europe's Diesel Market Hits Crunch Time
Tankers that took a longer route set to arrive; storage in main hub nearly 70 percent full. Europe's new status as the dumping ground for the world's excess diesel…
CMA CGM to Acquire NOL
The proposed cash acquisition of NOL at SGD 1.30 per NOL share, represents a 49% premium to NOL’s unaffected share price. Strategic acquisition resulting in combined turnover of USD 22 billion and fleet size of 563 vessels. CMA CGM, a global leader in container shipping, today announces a pre-conditional voluntary general cash offer for Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), Southeast Asia’s largest container shipping company (SGX: N03)…
IMO Urges Fishing Vessel Treaty Acceptance
The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has called on its Member States to accept a 2012 international fishing vessel safety agreement, in order to bring it into force and address the heavy casualty rate in the sector. The IMO Assembly was meeting for its 29th session at IMO Headquarters in London, United Kingdom (23 November to 2 December). The Assembly also adopted a resolution commending the role of merchant shipping in rescuing mixed migrants at sea.
Maersk Guardian Acquires 5-year Accommodation Deal
Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract with Maersk Oil for the jack-up rig Maersk Guardian for accommodation on various fields in the Danish part of the North Sea. The firm contract duration is 5 years with commencement in September 2016. The contract includes two 1-year options. The estimated contract value for the firm contract period is USD 142m. “We are pleased that we will get Maersk Guardian back on the water.
Salalah Announces New CMA CGM Service Calls
The Port of Salalah, a major Arab Gulf region gateway port and transshipment hub on the Arabian Sea, has announced that French-based CMA CGM, the world’s third-largest container shipping line, will add two new weekly services to East Africa, and Europe, beginning the first week of December: the Noura Express and the EPIC service. The Noura Express service, on the East Africa trade lane operates four vessels of up to 2…
Pilbara Port Volume Up 7%
Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) has delivered a total monthly throughput of 52.6 million tonnes (Mt) for the month of November. This is an increase of 7% from the same month in 2014. The Port of Port Hedland achieved a monthly throughput of 37.9 Mt, an increase of 9% from the same month in 2014. Iron ore exports for the month totalled 37.3Mt, an increase of 8% from the same month in 2014. Imports totalled 130,000 tonnes, a decrease of 81,000 tonnes or 38% from the previous year.
Transocean's Henry Goodrich gets Two-years Deal
Transocean Ltd. announced today that the harsh-environment semisubmersible Henry Goodrich was awarded a two year contract with Husky Oil Operations Limited offshore Canada at a dayrate of $275,000. The estimated contract backlog excluding mobilization is $200 million. The rig is expected to commence operations in the second quarter of 2016. As of December 6, 2015, the company's contract backlog is approximately $16.8 billion.
USCG Responds to Pollution from Sunken Vessel
Coast Guard, National Response Center and Washington State Department of Ecology personnel responded to oil pollution from a sunken 67-foot commercial vessel at Westhaven Marina near Grays Harbor, Wash., Sunday. Responders from the Coast Guard Incident Management Division in Astoria will arrive on scene Monday morning and will be working with partner agencies to monitor the situation and oversee the cleanup.