Sonardyne Demonstrates Vessel Navigation Capabilities
Maritime security technology company, Sonardyne International Ltd, has demonstrated the capabilities of its Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance Sonar, NOAS, during three days of water borne demonstrations in Plymouth, south-west England. More than 25 equipment specifiers, owners’ representatives and vessel operators from the European superyacht industry, commercial shipping and naval community attended…
WCA Announces Leadership Changes
Dan March has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the independent forwarder network WCA, with founder David Yokeum becoming Chairman, and Ram Menen joining a new global Supervisory Board. Based in London, March, who has been WCA Communications Director for over five years, will oversee the day-to-day operations and work closely with Yokeum and the new non-executive Supervisory Board – comprising Eric Fady, Philip Bilney, and Jim Barnhart, as well as Menen.
Authorities Recover 11 Bodies After Migrant Boat Sinks
Moroccan authorities have recovered the bodies of 11 African migrants whose boat sank apparently due to bad weather as they tried to cross to the Canary Islands, officials said on Wednesday.
New Onboard Firefighting System from Gielle
For 50 years Gielle has provided onboard firefighting systems and now presents its new installation on the base of Novec1230 fluid firefighting system for extinguishing fires in engine rooms, pump rooms, transformer rooms and electrical rooms, for ship and offshore applications. The new Gielle firefighting system can replace, without significant modifications, old systems using Halon, Halotron IIB, carbon dioxide and water mist on board ships.
Miller Boat Awards Drydock Work to Great Lakes Shipyard
Great Lakes Shipyard announced it has been awarded a contract from regular customer Miller Boat Line to complete the five-year U.S. Coast Guard inspection and main engine repowering for its ferry William Market. The work is scheduled to be completed by February 2016. Previously, Great Lakes Shipyard completed unscheduled work and the five-year U.S. Coast Guard inspection for Miller Boat Line M/V Islander in May 2014 and most recently drydocking and maintenance for M/V Put-In-Bay in April 2015.
Historic Cannon Returned to its Dutch Home
An official ceremony marking the handing back by the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency of a bronze cannon to the city where it was first made, has been held in Zierikzee, Netherlands. The cannon had been brought ashore by commercial diver Vincent Woolsgrove from off the Kent coast but was recovered by the MCA during a search warrant executed in 2011. Woolsgrove was charged with fraud offences relating to other Dutch cannons and is currently serving a two year sentence after pleading guilty.
Venezuela's Oil Tanker Backlog Eases
A backlog of tankers around Venezuela has eased in recent days after state-run firm PDVSA paid pending invoices to oil suppliers and ship owners, according to trading…
Bollinger Shipyards Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Suit
Bollinger Shipyards will pay the United States $8.5 million and release contract claims to settle a False Claims Act action filed against it in the Eastern District of Louisiana…
Shipping, Aviation Dropped from Paris Climate Text
The global airline and shipping industries appeared to win a symbolic reprieve from the growing global drive to reduce carbon emissions on Wednesday, cut from a…
Baker Hughes Deal Likely to Close in 2016 -Halliburton Exec
Oilfield services company Halliburton's proposed $35 billion acquisition of rival Baker Hughes Inc will likely close in 2016 instead of this year as talks with U.S.
Better CFD Process with Rapid Design Space Optimization
￼HydroComp, Inc. of Durham, N.H. Rapid Design Space Optimization (RDSO) with HydroComp NavCad Premium allows a naval architect to focus CFD resources on high-value computations and avoid irrelevant time and expense. HydroComp NavCad provides resistance and propulsion prediction for naval architects. With the recent introduction of the Premium Edition, NavCad is now able to provide integrated support for design optimization.
GIA Wins in Admiralty Proceedings
Clasis LLC has successfully gained costs for the arrest, appraisement and sale of a vessel for client GOH IGS Automation Pte Ltd (GIA). GIA was being represented by Clasis LLC in relation to monies due and owing to them in the High Court of Singapore. GIA supplied materials to Varada One Pte Ltd vessel, Varada Lalima, for its operation and maintenance and as a result of the Defendant's failure to reply to GIA's demand for payment, GIA instructed Clasis LLC to commence admiralty proceedings.
Diana Shipping Fixes Two Bulkers
Diana Shipping Inc. today announced that through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with SwissMarine Services S.A., Geneva, for one of its Newcastlemax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Los Angeles. The gross charter rate is US$7,750 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of about twelve (12) months to about fifteen (15) months. The charter commenced today.
Wilhelmsen Ship Management, Aurora LPG form JV
Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) announced a joint venture agreement with Aurora LPG Holding ASA (Aurora) for the technical management of Aurora's VLGC fleet. The…
BRP in An Expansion Mode
BRP has added 19 new Evinrude dealers and four boat builders in its North American network in the third quarter of fiscal year 2016. The performance and breakthrough design of the award-winning Evinrude E-TEC G2 engine, as well as the entire Evinrude product line, continues to draw interest from the world’s top dealers and boat builders. “We’re excited to be able to offer our customers the power and customizability of the Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines…
Norwegian Authorities Release Murmansk Trawler
The detained Norwegians Murmansk trawler "Dolgoschele" returned to its home port and was preparing to set sail again. As reported today by the CEO-owner of the vessel of "Perseus" Alexander Chumakov, the Norwegian authorities did not agree to their explanation. The ship and crew were released on bail. However, the court proceedings are inevitable. Norwegians have estimated a damage of 1.2 million kroons to aquatic bioresources . Captain was fined 50 thousand crowns.
BBC Chartering Opens in Beijing
BBC Chartering announces the opening of a new representative office in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, starting immediately. “We are responding to the increased activity for project and heavy lift shipping services from Asia and on intra-Asia trades,” said Svend Andersen, CEO of BBC Chartering. “Beijing is an important hub for project, breakbulk, and general cargo customers who ask for higher levels of shipping performance and more project related trading possibilities.
Two Saved South of Emerald Isle, NC
The Coast Guard rescued two people from a boat Wednesday taking on water south of Bogue Inlet. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington received a mayday call from two people aboard the 23-foot skiff, Southern Yankee, 12 miles southeast of Bogue Inlet, stating the skiff was taking on water at approximately 9:40 a.m. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (RBM) crew from Coast Guard Station Emerald Isle launched at 9:51 a.m. and arrived on scene at 10:17 a.m.
EMGS Sells Daybreak Data in Gulf of Mexico
Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) announces that the Company has entered into a data licensing agreement with an international oil company for the provision of 3D EM data from the multi-client data library over the Daybreak project located in the western US Gulf of Mexico worth a total of USD 1.5 million. The Daybreak data set is bordering Mexico's Perdido offshore oil province, and we find it encouraging that sales also are emerging from cross boarder exploration strategies in this region…
Maersk Line, WMU Partnership to fight Corruption through Education
Every year maritime government officials from across the world travel to Malmo, Sweden, to enrol at the World Maritime University (WMU). The WMU was founded by the International eMaritime Organization (IMO) in 1983 and holds a unique position as the only institution focused entirely on maritime education, research and capacity building. One thing has been missing from the curriculum, however, and through a donation and partnership with Maersk Line…