DCNS Australia Opens Adelaide Future Submarine Facility
DCNS Australia celebrated the founding of its Australian headquarters in Keswick, Adelaide, which will be dedicated to delivering the Future Submarine Program. The ceremony was attended by Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia, Minister for Defense Industry, Christopher Pyne MP, Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister for Defense and a number of parliamentarians and defense sector figures. “This…
Master Marine Lays First Keel of Four-vessel Order
Master Marine said it has laid the first keel of four new 67’ x 28’ fleet boats ordered in September. Each boat will be powered by a pair of S6R2-Y3MPTAW Mitsubishi 803 HP tier III diesel marine engines to be operated at 1,400 RPM coupled to Twin Disc 5321 gears. The boats will be set up with 10,400 gallons of fuel, 4,359 gallons of potable water and 9,500 gallons of ballast water along with providing a maximum 7’-9” working draft.
Damen Delivers for Amsterdam Fire Department
The City of Amsterdam Fire Department has taken delivery of its new firefighting vessel: the Jan van der Heyde IV. C-Job Naval Architects provided the concept design for the 17.6-meter vessel. Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld executed detailed design, engineering and vessel construction. The canals of Amsterdam are more than a world-famous tourist attraction. They also form an important part of the city’s infrastructure.
Power Presented with Alexander Hamilton Award
The National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc. presented the 2016 Alexander Hamilton Award to Coast Guard veteran and founder of J.D. Power and Associates, Inc., J. David Power III, who served as an officer aboard the Coast Guard icebreaker EASTWIND during the mid-1950s. Power was honored in recognition of his years of outstanding service in support of the National Coast Guard Museum. Powers has spent almost 50 years as a pioneer in studying consumer opinions…
US Naval Secretary Calls for 355-ship Fleet
In announcing the results of the 2016 Force Structure Assessment (FSA), U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus recommended a 355-ship fleet, including 12 carriers, 104 large surface combatants, 52 small surface combatants, 38 amphibious ships and 66 submarines. The FSA is a year-long effort which began in January that was conducted to evaluate long-term defense security requirements for future naval forces today at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.
Great Lakes/Seaway Iron Ore Trade Up in November
Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 5.5 million tons in November, an increase of 13 percent compared to a year ago, Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) reported. Shipments were also slightly ahead of the month’s five-year average. Shipments from U.S. Great Lakes ports totaled 5 million tons in November, an increase of 19.5 percent. However, loadings at Canadian terminals in the Seaway fell nearly 26 percent to just 530,000 tons.
Conquest Offshore Partakes in Troll Solution Wreck Removal
Conquest Offshore’s MB-1 heavy lift barge was the key asset in the largest wreck removal recorded in 2016. Conquest MB-1 removed the Troll Solution jack-up rig from the seabed 30 meters deep of the Bay of Campeche, Mexico. The accident occurred back in May 2015 when the Troll Solution tilted during the positioning to carry out maintenance work related to the Caan Alf production platform, operated by PEMEX, Mexico’s National Oil Company.
Great Ships of 2016: Ethane Crystal
Since it started publishing in 1939, Maritime Reporter & Engineering News has recognized excellence in ship construction. Owner: Reliance Industries, Ltd. The world’s first very large ethane carrier (VLEC), Ethane Crystal, has been delivered to India’s Reliance Industries Ltd. by South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI). The vessel is now the world’s largest purpose-built ethane carrier – comparable in size to today’s very large gas carriers (VLGC) – and with its 87,000 cu.
World’s First Full Scale Numerical Modelling Workshop
Lloyd’s Register (LR) hosted the world’s first workshop on full scale hydrodynamic computer simulations at their Global Technology Center in Southampton last month. Ship designers from around the world came together with the aim of building confidence in the accuracy of ship scale Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling within the marine sector. This is the first time that the industry has openly compared full scale CFD with comprehensive measurements.
Trelleborg Launches Fender Selection Tool
Trelleborg’s marine systems operation has launched a new online Fender Selection Tool, almost completely digitizing the fender selection process and saving consultants the huge amounts of time normally spent carrying out complex manual calculations. The tool is also intended to help specifiers and suppliers alike take steps towards a more standardized engineering process, reducing subjectivity in the design process and helping to shape consistent industry best practice.
Noonan Named CMA's 2017 'Commodore'
This morning CMA announced that Mr. John D. “Jack” Noonan, CEO of Chembulk Tankers, has been named as the CMA Commodore for the year 2017. Noonan joins a presigious list of previous award winners, including Ole Skaarup, Jacob Stolt-Nielsen, George Livanos, Phil Loree, Thomas Moran, Gregory Hadjieleftheriadis, Helmut Sohmen, Gerhard Kurz, William O’Neil, Richard du Moulin, Per Heidenreich, Marc Saverys, Frank Tsao, Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Peter Georgiopoulos, C.
Conrad’s Kinkle Retires after 51 Years
Conrad Shipyard’s Johnny Kinkle has retired in December after 51-years in shipbuilding. Kinkle went to work for Conrad on December 2, 1969, and for five decades his reply to any request was, “No problem, babe. In what seemed like an ordinary safety meeting, not unlike the thousands of others Kinkle has attended over his 51-year career, a surprise was unveiled as the garage door was pulled open and Johnny and Dan Conrad drove in with a new boat as a retirement gift.
Obama Looks to Block Arctic, Atlantic Drilling
U.S. President Barack Obama is preparing to block the sale of new offshore drilling rights in much of the U.S. Arctic and parts of the Atlantic, Bloomberg reported, citing two people familiar with the decision. Obama's move, which could come as soon as today, will give him the liberty to withdraw U.S. waters from future oil and gas leasing, Bloomberg said on Monday. It said Obama was expected to invoke…
U.S. Acknowledges Drone Return, Warns China
The United States said on Tuesday it had received an underwater drone "unlawfully seized" by a Chinese vessel last week and called on China to refrain from further efforts to impede its lawful activities in the South China Sea. China had earlier announced it had returned the drone after "friendly" talks between the two countries. The USS Mustin received the vehicle for the United States in international waters approximately 50 nautical miles northwest of Subic Bay in the Philippines…
Frontline Sees Strong Start to 2017
Crude tanker operator Frontline expects strong demand for its vessels at the start of 2017 and could benefit from oil producers' pact to cut output if it forces…
CMA CGM, OGEU Partnership to promote Beaupré Water Spring
CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping group, and the OGEU group, 4th largest French water bottler, are pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement on November 2 of this year. * CMA CGM acquiring a stake in the French factory producing the Beaupré water owned by the OGEU Group. Located in Signes, in Southern France, this spring water complies with the highest worldwide quality standards.
Royal HaskoningDHV Appoints Two Corporate Directors
Royal HaskoningDHV appoints two new leaders at Corporate level for Finance & Control and Global HR Services: Jasper de Wit has been named Corporate Director Finance & Control per January 1, 2017, and Abhishek Kaushal has been appointed to lead Global HR Services per December 12, 2016. Jasper de Wit joined the company in 2005. In his last role he was responsible for Corporate Controlling. Jasper succeeds Nynke Dalstra who was appointed CFO in November 2016.
Fincantieri Locks in EUR 2 bn Virgin Voyages Order
Ship construction contracts valued at approximately 2 billion euros between Fincantieri and Virgin Voyages (part of Virgin Group of companies) for three new cruise…
Rimorchiatori Augusta Acquires Damen ASD Tug 2810
Damen Shipyards Group recently delivered an ASD Tug 2810 to Rimorchiatori Augusta. The vessel, named Capo Boeo, is operating in the Sicilian Port of Augusta. Rimorchiatori Augusta is a new venture for the Rimorchiatori Riuniti Group and this is the first new vessel for the company, demonstrating its commitment to future operations in the port. Capo Boeo arrived in Sicily on 2 December having sailed on her own keel from Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam.
Van der Kamp Opts for ABC Dual Fuel Engines
Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC) signed a contract with Van der Kamp Dredging International B.V. from Zwolle to deliver four main 12DZD dual fuel generating sets - which in total will deliver about 8000 KWm at 1000 rpm - for a new Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) called ‘Ecodelta’. With this contract, a reputed and internationally operating dredging company chooses again for ABC's dual fuel main generating sets.