Boat Migrant Rescues Surge as Calm Seas Return to Mediterranean
Ships manned by humanitarian organisations, the Italian navy and the coast guard helped rescue more than 2,000 boat migrants on Thursday as calm seas returned to…
This Day In Naval History: June 23
1812 - During the War of 1812, Commodore John Rodgers leads a squadron onboard USS President off New York until she battles HMS Belvidera. The first shot of the…
DNV GL's Sesam GeniE Reduces Engineering Costs
When warping analysis is required during design of certain types of beam offshore structures, it can involve many costly hours of manual calculations by senior engineers. With the new release of Sesam GeniE software, the most common methods of performing such analyses can be done automatically, saving time and resources. “With the new release of Sesam GeniE, we have included automatic calculation of warping using the three most commonly used methods…
LR Suggests Locations for In-water Surveys
Lloyd’s Register has recently re-appraised its guidance on locations where an In-Water Survey may be carried out. Traditionally, these locations were known as ‘Approved Locations’…
Kiel Welcomes P&O’s Arcadia on Maiden Call
P&O Cruises’ Arcadia berthed June 22, for her first visit ever to the Port of Kiel, arriving just as the prestigious Kieler Woche sailing regatta marked its half-way point. More than 2,000, mainly British, passengers used the opportunity to visit northern Europe’s biggest maritime sailing event. Following her early morning arrival and to mark the occasion, a port tug provided “Arcadia” with a water fountain escort to her berth at the Ostseekai Cruise Terminal.
Alfa Laval Announced Plans for SMM 2016
At SMM 2016, Alfa Laval will mark the 100th anniversary of its first marine separator, and present marine customers with more new solutions. Over the course of a century, Alfa Laval has provided solutions for a whole spectrum of marine challenges – aimed at improving customers’ operations, but also their bottom line and peace of mind. At this year’s SMM exhibition, taking place September 6-9, in Hamburg, Germany, the company’s breadth will be on display.
Trelleborg Debuts New Dredging Hose in China
Trelleborg’s engineered products operation is now manufacturing a pre-bend rubber dredging hose in China – the only one of its kind available in the country, according to the manufacturer. Currently exclusive to Trelleborg’s Chinese manufacturing operation, all of Trelleborg’s pre-bend rubber dredging hoses manufactured in China will be reinforced with armored rings, thereby strengthening the hose and extending its use-life.
DCNS Predicts Turning Point for Tidal Power
Tidal power is moving beyond the prototype stage for state-backed French naval shipbuilder DCNS, which is targeting a billion euros in sales from the technology in the next decade. DCNS, which is 35 percent owned by defence group Thales and 64 percent by the French state, builds warships and submarines but aims to sell its first commercial tidal power system in four years and wants to get up to 25 percent of its sales from renewable marine energies by 2025.
Donors Give $2.9 Mln to Train BC’s Future Shipbuilders
The Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation, in conjunction with Seaspan, announced today a multi-year, multimillion dollar investment in the future of British Columbia’s marine industrial sector. The commitment totals $2.9 million and includes a three-year, $900,000 donation by the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation to three institutional trades training programs in Canada. This donation has…
SeaPro FourStroke Making Gains in the Commercial Market
Mercury Marine’s family of SeaPro FourStroke outboard engines is suited for high-hour applications and harsh environments, according to the manufacturer, who said the engines are gaining popularity within the commercial marketplace. The line’s latest commercial marine endorsement comes from TowBoatUS, operator of more than 600 boats in the U.S., who is investing in Mercury SeaPro outboards on some of its fleet, including one vessel in Ft. Myers, Fla.
Maersk's New CEO Appointment Raises Prospect of Break-up
Danish shipping and oil group A. P. Moller-Maersk could split up into separate companies, its chairman said on Thursday after naming Soren Skou, the head of its container business, as chief executive. Maersk shares rose more than 10 percent on the news with investors betting on a break-up and seeing the appointment as a sign of a more profound restructuring. "The question is whether we should be a large group…
Alabama Pilots Order High-speed Launch from Gladding-Hearn
The Alabama Pilot, Inc., in Mobile, Ala., has ordered a Chesapeake Class pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. Delivery of the new 53-footer is scheduled for mid-2017.
Merger: Survitec Joins Forces with WMS
Survitec Group announced a transformational deal with the Marine Safety business of Wilhelmsen Maritime Services AS (WMS), in which WMS will transfer into Survitec…
Damen Wins Best Paper Award at WODCON
At the WODCON 2016 held last week in Miami, Damen was awarded the “Best Paper Award” for a paper on efficient dredge pump design, written and presented by Klaas Slager. The WODCON is the annual conference of the Wester Dredging Association, where dredging specialist gather to discuss developments in the industry. In total some 120 presentations were held over the four-day gathering. During the closing ceremony held on June 17…
First U.S. Ship-to-Shore Drone Delivery
Flirtey, a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine doctor and the Field Innovation Team showcase humanitarian potential of drones for the United Nations and American Red Cross. Drone delivery service Flirtey and Dr. Timothy Amukele, assistant professor of pathology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, successfully conducted the first ship-to-shore drone delivery in the U.S. on the New Jersey coastline.
Kuriyama Joins Matson Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Matson, Inc. has appointed Stanley Kuriyama as a director of the company, effective June 23, 2016. Kuriyama is the Executive Chairman of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. He first joined Alexander & Baldwin in 1992, and from January 2010 until his retirement in December 2015, he served as Alexander & Baldwin's president and chief executive officer. Prior to joining Alexander & Baldwin…
Klüber Synthetic Gear Oils Offer Max Efficiency
Klüber Lubrication, manufacturer of specialty lubricants, provides high-performance gear oils that are based on high-grade raw materials and advanced additives, enabling maximum efficiency in the lubrication of gear components. Klübersynth GEM 4 N are high-performance gear and multipurpose oils based on polyalphaolefin that provide outstanding protection against wear with resistance to micropitting, foaming, and residue formation.
Norsepower’s Rotor Sail Wins Innovation Award
Norsepower Oy Ltd., the developer of the world’s first renewable energy-powered vessel technology, has received the ‘Innovation of the Year’ accolade at the 2016 Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards’ ceremony, which took place at Electric and Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam. Now in its third year, the Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards recognizes and honors the world’s finest manufacturers, suppliers, engineers, innovations and products, in electric and hybrid marine propulsion.
Oil Ends Higher in Choppy Trade ahead of Britain's EU Vote
Oil prices closed 2 percent higher after a volatile session on Thursday, with investors less worried about prospects for the global economy after the last pre-vote…
Subsea 7 Announces PLSV Swap off Brazil
Subsea 7 S.A. said it has reached an agreement with Petrobras to substitute a pipelay support vessel (PLSV) working off Brazil. The agreement will see the Subsea…