World Fishing Fleet: Vietnam Grows the Fleet
In keeping with their reputation as a nation that can overcome all obstacles, Vietnam is rebuilding its aging fishing fleet. With a government program of soft loans, designated Decree 67/ND-CP, fishermen are building boats along 28 coastal provinces from the north to the south of Vietnam. Capt. Trinh Van Hung, grew up in a fishing family and, after completing his schooling, he fished briefly with his father. His curiosity took him into business as a trader but the call of the sea was strong.
ABS, Golar Strike FLNG Deal
ABS Group subsidiary Genesis Technology Solutions, Inc. (GenesisSolutions) won a contract by Golar LNG to develop an intelligent maintenance strategy for the company’s…
Maritime College Receives $750,000 from SUNY
The State University of New York yesterday awarded $750,000 from its Investment and Performance Fund to Maritime College to boost student success and completion rates. The grant was among the largest paid for with money from the fund. “Academic success and student centeredness are at the heart of our core values,” said Rear Adm. Michael Alfultis, president of the college. An academic success center will be created with a portion of the money from the SUNY fund.
Mammoet Switches to Cleaner Fuel in the Netherlands
Mammoet’s Dutch operations switch to Shell gas-to-liquids fuel: expected to lower emissions, noise levels and contribute to local air quality. Mammoet, a service provider specializing in engineered heavy lifting and transport, will use cleaner-burning Shell gas-to-liquids (GTL) fuel to power all its cranes and trucks in the Netherlands. The switch is expected to reduce emissions and help improve local air quality as well as lowering noise levels compared with conventional diesel.
Webb Institute Adds Assistant Professor of Marine Engineering
Webb Institute has appointed Benjamin H. Scott as the Assistant Professor of Marine Engineering. Scott is a design engineer with over 30 years of experience in thermal and hydraulic analysis, heat exchanger design, thermal performance testing and fluid system design. Scott recently retired from Exelon Corporation as the senior manager of design engineering at their Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Lusby…
New Energy Storage Solutions for Marine Hybrid Market
XALT Energy’s newest scalable marine power offering for marine power needs, the XPAND Modular Pack Architecture, will be showcased at the 2016 Electric & Hybrid World Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
New Tug for Saam Smit Towage in Canada
Saam Smit Towage Canada takes delivery of new built tug SST Capilano, to be added to the fleet of 21 tugs operated in British Columbia. The addition of this tug…
EBDG Hires Chief Electrical Engineer
Will Ayers has accepted a position as Chief Electrical Engineer with Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) of Seattle. He brings to his role over a decade's worth of experience in marine electrical engineering, which includes extensive use of USCG and class society rules, and all aspects of electrical drawing development with a focus on large, passenger vessels. Ayers brings to EBDG experience in high voltage engineering and control and monitoring systems.
TSG's Maritime Intelligence Solution for Asian Customer
TSG IT Advanced Systems Ltd., a subsidiary of Ness Group that specializes in defense, cyber security, telecom and HLS solutions, announced it has deployed a real-time maritime intelligence solution to a Southeast Asian customer. The 2C system provides situational awareness of maritime environments to support counter-piracy, exclusive economic zone (EEZ) protection, and costal surveillance missions. 2C is a system for detecting, identifying, and sending automatic alerts regarding threats at sea.
Port Execs to Discuss Shifting Trade Patterns
Shifting international trade patterns at America’s seaports – with mega-size vessels requiring higher capacity road and rail connections serving ports, along with deeper harbors, bigger cranes and sturdier berths – can bolster a region’s economy while straining its infrastructure. Because there’s no stopping these trade shifts, ports – and the communities they serve – must learn to adapt in order to bolster job growth, prevent traffic snarls and remain competitive.
Port Bronka Inks Long-term Cargo Deal with CMA СGM
Port Bronka investor Fenix LLC and shipping company CMA СGM last month signed a long-term agreement for handling and storage of container cargo. CMA CGM is the third…
Otto Shipyard Eyes Expansion in Asia
Otto Marine Limited, an offshore marine company specializing in building complex offshore support vessels, ship chartering and offers specialized offshore services…
Cosco is Sole Bidder for Majority Stake in Piraeus Port
Greece only received a bid from China's Cosco Group for a majority stake in Piraeus Port Authority, the operator of the country's biggest port, the privatisation agency said on Tuesday.
Jack-up Earns ABS and DNV GL Design Approval
Launched in March 2015, the CJ54 cantilever drilling jack-up has recently received full Basic Design Approval from two major international offshore drilling classification societies; ABS and DNV GL. Designed in accordance with the required safety standards of both ABS and DNV GL classification societies, the CJ54 now is a ready solution for contractors and operators wishing to push jack-up drilling frontiers.
Ince & Co Advises Fugro on Vessels Sale
International law firm Ince & Co has announced that it has advised Fugro on a sale and lease back agreement with ICON Investments regarding two of its geotechnical…
HMS Prince of Wales’ Aft Island Lifted into Place
The Aircraft Carrier Alliance successfully lifted one of the final sections of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier in Rosyth on Friday, January 8 following its arrival from Glasgow. The 750-metric-ton block was raised 25 meters in the air using the Goliath crane and placed on the deck of HMS Prince of Wales, bringing assembly work on the ship significantly closer to completion. This section…
Yukon River Charts Produced with Satellite Images
Coast Survey has issued provisional charts for barge operators and others traversing Alaska's challenging Yukon River, relying solely on satellite images to create the electronic navigational charts that only display shoreline and shoals (shallow areas). The ENCs, which display no depth soundings, will give the mariners annually updated information to help their navigation along the changeable river. "The Yukon was literally uncharted," Kampia told the group.
Fast Raiding Craft for Special Forces
Dutch Special Marine Group has designed a small range of Fast Raiding Craft (FRC). A FRC’s combines the speed and manoeuvrability of an interceptor with an increased size and carrying capacity to hold elite troops and their equipment. It is specially designed for border protection, marine counter terrorism, military and special forces operations. Effective interception and patrol require a Fast Raiding Craft with high speed, excellent reliability, manoeuvrability and sea keeping abilities.
St. Lawrence Seaway Wraps Up Navigation Season
With water temperatures well above the 10-year average, the St. Lawrence Seaway closed its 2015 navigation season ice free on December 31. Thirty-six million metric tons of cargo transited the waterway during the season, with grain, at volumes well above the five-year average, leading the way. The Seaway once again proved to be a key asset for farmers as they shipped their crops to markets at home and overseas.
MarineCFO Integrates Document Management System for Onboard Use
MarineCFO has announced the availability of its newly developed Marine Document Management System (MDMS), designed specifically as a tool to assist marine operators in organizing recordkeeping, assessment, & training verification requirements both ashore and afloat. “Implementing the MDMS has taken some heavy lifting on our part”, said Dean Shoultz, MarineCFO Chief Technology Officer, “but the environment of ever changing regulations…