Containership Catches Fire in Hamburg
A fire erupted aboard the 9,030 TEU containership CCNI Arauco berthed at the port of Hamburg, causing injuries to three workers. Hamburg police reported that the blaze broke out aboard the 300-meter Liberian flagged vessel while in harbor around noon local time. The fire, which according to initial reports was said to be caused by welding work aboard the ship, is being battled by fireboats as well as firefighters on the ground. The injured workers are being treated in a nearby hospital.
US-flag Lakes Cargos Down Almost 10% in July
U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) moved 9.85 million tons of cargo in July, a decrease of 9.5 percent compared to a year ago, the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) reports.
Africa’s First Dredging Simulator Unveiled
Africa’s first ever dredging simulator was launched in the port city of Durban, South Africa – another positive spin-off of ongoing collaboration between Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), the Transnet Maritime School of Excellence (MSoE), Netherlands based Royal IHC and its world-renowned Training Institute. The high-tech simulator – based at the MSoE’s Langeberg Road premises – will aid in building dredging capability in South Africa.
Semco Maritime, Langset to Develop Hanøytangen Yard
The two Norwegian companies enter into the agreement to cover development of the Hanøytangen yard as well as pursuing business opportunities in the oil and gas/maritime industry, primarily targeted at the North Sea and international markets. Langset AS will establish a mechanical workshop and it will move its engineering office and rope access headquarter to Hanøytangen. Langset is a provider of services to the maritime and energy sector…
Gibdock Bolsters German Ties
Returning customers and a new client saw Gibdock prominent in the repair schedules of German ship managers in the first half of 2016, with sterling’s post Brexit depreciation also sharpening the Gibraltar yard’s competitive edge for the rest of the year. Seven German-owned or operated vessels have been repaired at Gibdock so far this year, including general cargo ships, container carriers, a reefer ship and a bulk carrier.
This Day In Naval History: September 2
1777 - The frigate, USS Raleigh, commanded by Thomas Thompson, captures the British brig, HMS Nancy, while en route to France to purchase military stores. 1864 - During the Civil War, the 8-gun paddle-wheeler, USS Naiad, engages a Confederate battery at Rowes Landing, La., and silences it. 1940 - As the Battle of Britain intensifies, U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull agrees to the transfer 50 warships to the Royal Navy. In exchange, the U.S.
WE's Direct-drive PM Shaft Generator Solutions for New Chemical Tankers
Energy efficiency solution provider WE Tech Solutions said it has received an order to deliver its direct-drive permanent magnet (PM) shaft generator solution to a series of two 17,500 DWT IMO class II chemical tankers, with an option for two more. The Switch, a technology specialist of megawatt-class PM machines for advanced marine drive trains, will deliver the PM shaft generators to be used in the solutions provided by WE Tech.
Maersk Line Sees Little Impact on Customers' Cargo from Hanjin Collapse
Maersk Line, the world's biggest container shipper and a unit of Danish conglomerate A. * Maersk Line expects minimal impact on its customers' cargo. * Maersk Line on Aug. 30 instructed its global operations centres to not load any cargo onto Hanjin owned vessels. * Says customers have cargo on board two of Hanjin's operated vessels, Maersk Sebarok and Maersk Senang, sailing on the Chennai Express service between Far East Asia and South East India.
The Marine Training Institute Accredited for DP Training
The Offshore Service Vessel Dynamic Positioning Authority (OSVDPA) in the U.S. has announced that the Marine Training Institute (TMTI) in Gray, La. Has been accredited…
Victaulic is the originator and has been the world’s leading producer of mechanical pipe-joining solutions since 1919. In the maritime industry, Victaulic grooved piping products are used on a wide range of vessels, including tugs and workboats. Victaulic systems offer a number of advantages for newbuilds, retrofit and repair services, as they reduce system downtime and time out of service. Victaulic’s line of grooved mechanical couplings and grooved-end valves…
Vane Bros. Orders Tugs from Chesapeake Shipbuilding
Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp. announced it has signed contracts with Vane Brothers to build three more ocean going tugs, marking the 18th, 19th and 20th tugboats built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding for Vane Brothers since 2008. The new contract will continue Chesapeake’s steady output of Vane tugs as the shipyard currently has three tugboats under construction for Vane Brothers. The design of the three new tugboats will be nearly identical to previous tugboats built for Vane Brothers.
Aberdeen Harbor Names Harbor Master, Marine Manager
Aberdeen Harbor Board said it has completed the restructuring of its Marine Operations Department with the internal appointment of Captain Jeff Gaskin as new Harbor Master and Alexandra McIntosh as Marine Manager. Gaskin, formerly the Harbor’s Marine Superintendent, has been appointed Harbor Master following the retirement of Captain Ray Shaw. Gaskin has 26 years’ experience within the maritime sector.
Privinvest Forms Shipbuilding JV in Angola
Middle East based shipbuilding group Privinvest announced the start of a major shipbuilding and maritime economy program with the Republic of Angola that will initially…
Trojan Marinex Introduces Inline Lamp Driver
Trojan Marinex said its ballast water treatment (BWT) system now includes inline lamp drivers, therefore enabling a reduction in cabling and electrical panels , as well as a total system footprint reduction of up to 30 percent. “Research and science, in combination with rigorous product development, enables continual, meaningful innovation,” said Mark Kustermans, Market Manager at Trojan Marinex. “We…
MN100: Beier Integrated Systems
Beier’s integrated engineering department and installation team specializes in retrofit projects, providing custom-designed systems for clients, reducing vessel downtime, and achieving the highest level of performance on the open water. Beier Radio, LLC and its subsidiaries (Beier Integrated Systems, Sentinel & The Marine Training Institute), together with its combined 70 employees, are committed to…
Russia, Japan Discuss Islands Dispute 'In-depth'
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed on Friday to draw up proposals this year to end a row over a group of disputed islands…
How Can the Marine Industry Counteract Its Aging Workforce?
It’s been widely reported over recent years that the maritime industry is facing a workforce crisis. A lack of newly trained candidates to fill the gaps caused by retirement of an aging workforce, now compounded even further by the oil price crash, means marine companies are beginning to feel the pressure of staff shortages. The U.K. Department for Transport (DFT) predicts a shortfall of around 3,500 deck and engineering officers by 2021 in the U.K.
Nautican engineers and manufactures hydrodynamic solutions that increase power and maneuverability, while significantly reducing fuel use and maintenance needs. Nautican offers Integrated Propulsion Units, High Efficiency Nozzles and Propellers, high aspect ratio Triple Rudders, Pre-Swirl Stators, and also Hydralift Skegs for barges. Founded in 1972, and for more than 40 years, Nautican units have shown proven performance gains on a variety of vessels…
Incat Crowther Designs another Ferry for Seastreak
In response to significant growth in passenger volume, New York ferry operator Seastreak has contracted Incat Crowther to design a 45-meter catamaran passenger vessel for its fleet, thus increasing its number of Incat Crowther designed vessels to eight. Incat Crowther has worked with Seastreak to provide an operational advantage in a competitive market. The new vessel will continue this approach and be based on the fleet’s largest ferries…
Quéru, Davis Take up Leadership Roles at Navico
Nicolas Quéru has been appointed to lead Navico’s Commercial Marine Division worldwide to take forward the marine electronics group’s continuing strategy for growth. Quéru has been made EVP Managing Director with immediate effect following his promotion from Vice President, Commercial Marine EMEA. He succeeds Jose Herrero. A French Native residing in Oslo, Norway, Quéru has extensive experience in international business management…