Damen Delivers Two Tugs to SAAM
SAAM S.A., a towage company with operations across South, Central and North America, has taken delivery of two ASD Tugs 2411 from the Damen Shipyards Group. These compact yet powerful vessels deliver over 70 tonnes of bollard pull and are exceptionally manoeuvrable and reliable. The order was placed just three months ago, following a visit by SAAM representatives to Damen Song Thu Shipyard in Vietnam where the vessels were already in build for stock.
Rickmers-Linie Appoints Oceanway as Sales Agent
Rickmers-Linie, a heavylift and project cargo liner specialist has appointed Oceanway S.A. in Buenos Aires as its sales agent for Argentina with immediate effect. Oceanway will focus on sales of Rickmers-Linie’s services to and from Argentina, especially where Argentinian companies are involved. Gerhard Janssen, Director Global Sales and Marketing of Rickmers-Linie, commented: “With the nomination of Oceanway we are taking further steps to reinforce our activities in South America.
Diana Containerships: Split Ratio for Reverse Stock Split
Diana Containerships Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, has announced that its Board of Directors has determined the…
Vertom-Bojen Choose DNV GL Shipmanger Software
Vertom-Bojen Bereederungs GmbH & Co. KG is implementing DNV GL’s ShipManager integrated fleet management software to further improve cost efficiency, process optimization…
Dual-fuel Icebreaker Polaris Presented at CIMAC
The design and technical features of Finland's newest icebreaker Polaris were presented on Monday, June 6, in Helsinki as part of the CIMAC World Congress. IB Polaris is the most environmentally friendly diesel-electric icebreaker ever built. It uses both low sulphur diesel and LNG as fuel, which significantly reduces its emissions. The special hull form and propulsion arrangement will minimize ice resistance and maximize the icebreaking capacity of the vessel.
Cruise Ship Allision in Ketchikan, Alaska
The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the allision of the cruise ship Celebrity Infinity with a pier in Ketchikan, Alaska. Coast Guard investigators from Marine…
Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal Undergoes $48 Mln Makeover
After undergoing a $48.38 million transformation in order to handle larger and modern ships, Cruise Terminal 5 opened this past weekend hosting the Carnival Valor. The improvements include an expanded terminal, a longer 120-foot longer pier, a new 1,044-space parking garage, and new mobile passenger boarding bridges. Carnival Sunshine also will berth at Terminal 5. Renovation of the 1991-built terminal began in August to allow Cruise Terminal 5 to handle ships carrying up to 3500 passengers…
WinGD Presents Two-stroke Engine Technology at CIMAC
The market for fuel-efficient low-speed two-stroke engines is vibrant, and will continue to gather pace with IMO Tier III regulations from 2016, and also the worldwide NOx abatement demands.
ITIC Launches Cyber Liability Insurance Extension
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has launched a cyber liability extension to ITIC policies to protect its existing professional indemnity members against the growing threat posed by hackers. ITIC has always provided cover for damage arising from the loss of or damage to computer records in its members’ custody. But it says that a new threat has emerged in the form of third parties misusing the systems of its members to cause damage to data held by others.
Greek Ferry Owners Look West to Gibdock
Greek ferry owners are stressing the importance of high quality, reliable ship repair partners in the Western Med in the first half of 2016, according to ship repair yard Gibdock who says it has received two first time ship visits emphasizing the Gibraltar yard’s ability to meet contrasting ship renewal needs. The Hellas Seaways ro-pax vessel Nissos Chios and the Portucalence Shipping Company ferry Express Santorini were both in the Gibdock yard for the first time recently…
Three French Oil Refineries Prepare for Restart, Oil Ports Still Shut
Preliminary work got underway on Monday to restart three of Total's French oil refineries stopped as part of nationwide strikes against planned changes to employment laws…
ACR Electronics Debuts New Products at Posidonia
Safety and survival technologies company ACR Electronics is introducing several new products at Posidonia 2016 taking place in Athens, Greece from June 6-10. ACR Electronics’ new GlobalFIX V4 EPIRB is a new professional grade design EPIRB, offering the latest in marine electronic lifesaving technology and featuring high-efficiency electronics for reliable performance which owners and operators in the commercial shipping and offshore industries can trust to ensure the safety of their crew.
UN Mulls Allowing EU to Search Boats for Illicit Arms off Libya
Britain on Monday proposed expanding a United Nations Security Council mandate for a European naval operation to allow it to crack down on arms smuggling in the high seas off war-torn Libya…
Investigators Set Mission to Recover El Faro’s VDR
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said it is set to launch a mission to recover the voyage data recorder (VDR) of sunken cargo ship El Faro. The VDR, belonging to U.S. flagged El Faro which sank during Hurricane Joaquin last October, was located April 26 in about 15,000 feet of water near the Bahamas. The El Faro wreckage was positively identified on November 1, 2015, during the NTSB’s initial mission to locate the wreckage.
Boaty McBoatface to Set Sail – Virtually
Though the U.K. Natural Environment Research Council decided not to name its state-of-the-art polar research ship Boaty McBoatface (instead opting to name the ship David Attenborough, and calling its remotely operated undersea vehicle Boaty McBoatface), the name lives on. Another Boaty McBoatface will set sail virtually from Southampton today thanks to an initiative from international maritime charity Sailors’ Society and vessel tracking website MarineTraffic.
Measuring Shipping Emissions in the Arctic
A new global challenge and a compliance monitoring market are emerging, due to tightening environmental regulations. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, the Finnish Meteorological Institute, Tampere University of Technology and the University of Turku have joined forces in an international project – Shipping Emissions in the Arctic – with the aim of making the measurement of black carbon emissions from shipping more reliable.
This Day In Naval History: June 6
1850 - The brig USS Perry, commanded by Lt. Andrew H. Foote, captures American slaver Martha off Ambriz (near the city of Luanda), Angola, Africa. 1918 - After Allied troops take Hill 142 at Chateau-Thierry, France, during World War I, 12 enemy soldiers crawl in a position to counter attack with five light machine guns. Realizing his company might withdraw if fired upon, Marine Gunnery Sgt. Maj. Ernest A.
EU Must Align Ship CO2 Rules with Global Community -ICS
The member national shipowners' associations of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have agreed to commence a coordinated campaign aimed at European Union (EU) institutions, including Member States, Parliament and the European Commission. The goal is to persuade the EU of the vital necessity of aligning its unilateral regulation on the monitoring of shipping's CO2 emissions with the mandatory…
Roger Blough Lightering Operations Continue
The U.S. Coast Guard continues to monitor and respond to the motor vessel Roger Blough after the vessel ran aground May 27 on Gros Cap Reef in Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior. Lightering operations continue while the vessel is anchored in Waiska Bay to transfer its cargo to the Philip R. Clarke and Arthur M. Anderson. The Arthur M. Anderson joined the cargo transfer efforts Saturday. A detailed damage assessment will be conducted once the iron ore is completely off-loaded from the Blough.
Port of Providence TIGER Project Crompleted
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen today joined Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and Senator Jack Reed, along with state and local officials…