New Boat Delivered to Royal Bahamas Police Force
SAFE Boats International, a manufacturer of aluminum, patrol and response boats located in Bremerton, Wash., has manufactured and delivered two new 41-foot Center Console – Offshore Interceptors for the Royal Bahamas Police Force adding to its growing fleet of SAFE Boats. The 41-foot Center Console - Offshore Interceptor Vessel’s primary mission is counter-narcotics and human trafficking interdiction within the waters of the Bahamas.
Harley Marine Acquires 10 Vessels from Enterprise Marine
Harley Marine Services (HMS), a full service marine transportation provider, has acquired certain offshore marine assets of Enterprise Marine Services LLC (EMS)…
This Day In US Navy History - January 7
1822 - The schooner Porpoise captures six pirate vessels off Cuba and destroys their base, while USS Spark recaptures a Dutch sloop that had been taken as a prize by pirates. A landing party destroys the pirate's base in the West Indies. 1881 - Nathan Goff Jr., took office as the 28th Secretary of the Navy, serving until March. A World War II destroyer was named for him. 1945 - Destroyers Charles Ausburne (DD 570)…
Oil Options Lurch Closer to $20 Goldman Doomsday Forecast
When U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs said last year that oil could fall as low as $20 per barrel, it assigned a fairly low probability to that scenario. Fast…
US Needs to Strengthen its Navy -Paul Ryan
Tension over the South China Sea highlights the need for the United States to maintain a strong navy to serve as a deterrent, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday, criticizing the Obama administration for proposals he said would reduce the U.S. naval fleet. "This just shows that we need to have a strong navy," Ryan said at a news briefing. "We should not have a president proposing to lower our ship count to pre World War One levels.
Uncertainty Surrounds USCG BWT Standards
As of January 1, 2016, vessels are no longer able to discharge ballast in U.S. waters unless their BWT systems are compliant with stringent demands from the USCG. Experts believe that now, more than ever, it is imperative that shipowners make the right BWT choice. “There’s so much confusion surrounding the issue of ballast water treatment now,” says Optimarin CEO Tore Andersen, the head of a firm that brought the first ever commercial BWT system to market back in 2000.
Container Shippers Resume Iranian Port Calls
With U.S. sanctions on Iran expected to be lifted within the coming months, several container shipping lines have resumed calling the country in the second half of 2015. Among ships recently calling Iran is Panamanian flagged MSC Domitille which visited container port Bandar Abbas at the end of last year, as shown by VesselsValue.com Mapping Service VV@. MSC said it plans to make weekly calls to the country.
Container Shipping Lines Returning to Iran Tread Cautiously
The world's second biggest container shipping line, MSC, has become the latest firm to resume direct services to Iran, although trade remains cautious as Western sanctions are still in place and regional tensions escalate. The deal reached over Tehran's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief is expected to come into effect at some point this year pending the Islamic Republic meeting its obligations.
Borets Names Langley as HSE Manager
Borets, a company in engineering, manufacturing, sales and service of electric submersible pump (ESP) systems, has named David Langley as North American HSE manager. Based at Borets’ U.S. corporate office in Houston, Langley will be responsible for developing and implementing safety programs and policies that align with the company’s corporate standards for health, safety and environmental compliance.
Tianjin Blasts a Blip as Marine Insurance Prices Keep Falling
Reinsurance rates in the marine sector continued to fall at the start of the year, in spite of the huge cost of explosions at China's Tianjin port last August, reinsurance…
Patrol Vessels Delivered, Named for Oman Navy
Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), today held the Interim Delivery and Acceptance…
DeltaLangh Bought by Langh Tech
Langh Tech has bought Deltamarin Ltd’s share of the previously jointly owned DeltaLangh Ltd, which manufactures scrubbers and water treatment systems. “The cooperation with Deltamarin continues and Deltamarin Floating Construction can still provide turnkey scrubber installations,” said Laura Langh-Lagerlöf. The method developed by Langh is based on an environmentally friendly closed-loop scrubber that can also be used in open-loop mode. “The hands-on experience has been excellent.
Grain Deliveries to China Hit Snag: North P&I Club
A number of claims and disputes have arisen where cargoes of Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) originating from the United States have been rejected by Chinese receivers. The cargoes were rejected on the basis of color. If the color of the DDGS is dark, the receiver may look to reject it. Incidents of this type were first reported in October 2015 but they continue to occur and it is apparent that a number of DDGS shipments have been affected.
Rotterdam Box Terminal Union Plan 24-hour Strike
Workers at container terminals at the port of Rotterdam's Maasvlakte harbour were due to begin a 24-hour strike on Thursday afternoon, a union official said. The port said the strike…
Fire Spreads at Libyan Oil Port Terminals
Fires have spread to seven oil tanks at Libya's ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider following attacks this week by Islamic State militants, a Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG) spokesman said on Thursday.
VIKING, Daemyung Marine Invest in Korea
Marine safety equipment manufacturer and servicing provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S is to establish a local presence in Korea through a joint venture agreement with leading Korean marine safety equipment and servicing company Daemyung Marine Co. Ltd. The new joint venture, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment Korea LLC, has VIKING as the majority shareholder. The venture aims to bring faster access for Korean-based and foreign-flag ship managers in the cargo…
Odfjell Drilling Boosts Safety with Miko Patches
A policy of safety enhancement has resulted in Odfjell Drilling recruiting the expertise of Miko Marine to design and manufacture a complete package of sea chest covers and cofferdams that use magnetic holding technology for increased efficiency. The new closures have been designed specifically for use during work on the semi-submersible drilling rig Deepsea Stavanger. Miko already had a detailed understanding…
Navy's First T-AO 205 to be Named 'USNS John Lewis'
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announced today that the first ship of the next generation of fleet replenishment oilers (T-AO 205) will be named USNS John Lewis after the civil rights movement hero and current U.S. representative of Georgia's Fifth Congressional District. The announcement was made at a ship-naming ceremony held at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C. "As the first of its class…
Nuclear LDO Designator Established - USN
The Navy is aligning limited duty officers (LDO) who support the nuclear enterprise under the 640X designator into the 62XX nuclear power series, according to NAVADMIN 006/16 released Jan. This change aligns all submarine and nuclear enterprise LDOs' job functions, increases efficiencies in accessions, career management and the distribution of LDOs within the nuclear enterprise. These LDOs support the nuclear power enterprise…
Wood Group Wins PetroRio's Brazil Contract
Wood Group has been awarded a new contract by PetroRio to deliver services to the Polvo A platform, in the southern Campos basin, approximately 100 kilometres off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. Integrated operations and maintenance services will be provided by Wood Group PSN under the two year contract, which is effective immediately. The contract builds on Wood Group’s experience supporting the Polvo field…