25 Migrants Found Dead in a Rubber Boat
Aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Wednesday 25 migrant men and women were found dead at the bottom of a rubber boat in the Mediterranean, and 107 survivors…
Russia Withdraws Request for Carrier Group to Refuel in Ceuta
Russia has withdrawn a request for a carrier battle group to refuel in Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta, the Spanish Foreign Ministry said, after NATO allies…
More Casualties Possible in Container Shipping Shakeout -CMA CGM
Other container shipping firms may join Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd in receivership before the industry emerges from its current shakeout, the vice chairman of world number three player CMA CGM said on Wednesday. South Korea's Hanjin filed for protection from creditors in late August, stranding $14 billion in cargo and sending shockwaves through global trade networks. Outlining his predictions for the next three to five years for an industry struggling with overcapacity and sluggish demand…
First MAN 175D Engines Ordered
MAN Diesel & Turbo has won a contract to supply the first shipset (plus an option for six more, to be confirmed) of GenSets for the multipurpose, offshore patrol vessel – Pattugliatore Polivalente d' Altura (PPA) – program. Each vessel will feature four 12V175D GenSets, each delivering 1,640 kW. The newbuildings have been ordered as part of the Italian Navy’s “Programma di Rinnovamento” fleet renewal program.
Gas Tanker Attacked Near Key Shipping Lane Off Yemen
Unknown assailants attacked a gas tanker off the coast of Yemen close to the Bab al-Mandab waterway in the latest flare up in an area through which much of the world's oil passes…
Japan Grants Patent for EnergySail
The Japan Patent Office has granted a patent to Eco Marine Power (EMP) for its innovative EnergySail technology, an advanced rigid sail device that can be fitted with a range of renewable energy technologies such as solar panels or wind power devices. With the patent in place, EMP can now begin licensing the technology to proceed so that commercial production of the sail and associated technologies can begin in 2018.
New Module Creates 3D Video Animation of Assemblies
The innovation driver CoreTechnologie has developed a new, unique CAD Viewer module for 3D video animation of assemblies. The German-French software manufacturer CoreTechnologie (CT) now offers for its conversion software and the CAD viewer “3D_Analyzer” a unique new module that enables very easy creation of animated explosion views for assemblies of all major CAD formats. Illustrated as explosion view the model can be animated and visualized in 360-degree views like an interactive 3D video.
Russia Beefs Up Baltic Fleet Amid NATO Tensions
Russia is sharply upgrading the firepower of its Baltic Fleet in Kaliningrad by adding warships armed with long-range cruise missiles to counter NATO's build-up in the region…
Boskalis Wins Work for Hornsea Offshore Wind Farm
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. said it has been awarded a contract by DONG Energy Wind Power A/S for the transport and installation of the foundations for a part…
China Plans More Military Drills in South China Sea
China will carry out military drills in the South China Sea all day on Thursday, the country's maritime safety administration said on Wednesday, ordering all other shipping to stay away.
Abu Dhabi Ship Building Launches Trainee Program
Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB) has launched a training and development program which is designed to prepare young Emiratis for careers in the shipbuilding and repair industry. There are currently 40 trainees enrolled in the first class of the technician development program which provides young Emirati talent with the skills to become professional mechanical and electrical technicians. It includes both technical English and technical development skills.
Gulf Navigation Orders 6 Tankers from Wuchang
Dubai's Gulf Navigation Holding has signed a deal with China's Wuchang Group to expand its company's fleet, it said on Wednesday. Dubai's only listed crude shipper…
New Industrial Four-speed Mag Drill
Hougen Manufacturing, Inc. has released a new model of portable magnetic drill, the HMD934, offering increased power and performance for holemaking in serve industrial applications. The HMD934 was developed to give metal fabricators more strength and torque to drill large deep holes in steel, and is able to drill holes up to 4” deep and up to 3-1/16” in diameter. the HMD934 has a number of features and innovations that provide convenience and ease of use for the operator, the manufacturer said.
Maritime Trivia is Coming to MarineLink
MarineLink.com will soon begin posting a monthly maritime trivia question courtesy of The Marine Art of J. Clary. When a question is posted on MarineLink.com, simply email your guess to email@example.com. The first person to answer correctly will receive a J. Clary collector print. All are welcome to guess, though only participants in the continental U.S. are eligible to receive the prize. Check back next week for the first trivia question!
Northern Lights, HUG Engineering Partner on Clean Power
Marine generator sets manufacturer Northern Lights, Inc. (NLI) has formed a partnership with exhaust after-treatment equipment manufacturer HUG Engineering to provide…
Obama Taps Foss VP for USMMA Board
Susan Hayman, Foss Maritime VP of HSQE & External Affairs, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to the United States Merchant Marine Academy's (USMMA) Board of Visitors. This key administrative post is for a term of two years, commencing at the beginning of each Congress. The board is made up of Congressional representatives and Presidential appointees, including two alumni. It provides oversight, advice and recommendations on matters relating to USMMA.
Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Down in September
Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 5,258,269 tons in September, a decrease of 5.6 percent compared to a year ago, the Lake Carriers’ Association reported. Shipments trailed the month’s five-year average by even more, 15.3 percent. Shipments from U.S. Great Lakes ports totaled 4,916,787 tons in September, an increase of 60,544 tons, or roughly one load in a 1,000-foot-long U.S.-flag laker.
De Nora Bags Repeat BWTS Order from OSG
Electrochlorination equipment supplier De Nora has received an order from tanker company Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) for its BALPURE ballast water treatment systems (BWTS). OSG will retrofit the proprietary slipstream electrochlorination BWTS on four 69,000 DWT chemical and oil product tankers within the first half of 2017. De Nora will supply its BALPURE BP3000-C system, which can treat up to 3…
US Awards $4.85 Mln for Waterways Projects
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced $4.85 million in grants to six Marine Highway projects along the waterways of 17 states and the District of Columbia.
Statoil Aims for at Least 10% of Coming Brazil Gas Market
Norwegian oil company Statoil ASA hopes to have 10 to 15 percent of Brazil's natural gas market in coming years, Pal Eitrheim, the company's most senior executive in the country…