VIDEO: Wreck of Fishing Vessel Nicola Faith Recovered
The UK authorities have recovered the fishing vessel Nicola Faith, which had gone missing off the coast of Colwyn Bay, Wales in January, in an incident in which all three crew members died.The bodies of the three crew members Ross Ballantine, 39, Alan Minard, 20, and Carl McGrath, 34, were found in mid-March. The wreck of the ship was discovered by the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) 1.9 nautical miles off Rhos Point…
U.S. Coast Guard Suspends Search for 10 Missing Cuban Migrants
The U.S. Coast Guard said it has suspended the search for 10 Cuban migrants believed missing from a boat that capsized off Key West, Florida.Two people were killed and 10 were believed missing in the incident, the U.S. Coast Guard had reported on Thursday.Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, Customs and Border Protection, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission air and surface asset personnel conducted multiple search patterns for more than 123 hours…
Japanese Cargo Ship Collision: One Crew Member Feared Dead
A crew member of a Japanese cargo ship was feared dead on Sunday after he was recovered near a vessel that had capsized and sunk following a collision in domestic waters, local media reported.Japanese coast guard ships and aircraft have been searching since Friday for three missing crew members of the cargo ship after the collision with a Marshall Islands-registered tanker in the Seto Inland Sea.Public…
Indonesia Releases Iranian Tanker It Seized In January
An Iranian-flagged tanker seized by Indonesia in January over the suspected illegal transfer of oil has been released, an Indonesian official and Iranian state media said on Saturday.Wisnu Pramandita, a spokesman for the Indonesian coastguard, said the Iranian-flagged tanker, the MT Horse, was released on Friday after a court decision earlier in the week.The court ruled the vessel could leave Indonesia…
Oceanteam, Bourbon Sell Construction Support Vessel
Oceanteam and Bourbon have signed a deal to sell their jointly owned construction support vessel Bourbon Oceanteam 101 to an unnamed buyer."The sellers and undisclosed buyers have entered into an NSF agreement for the sale of the vessel, the delivery of which will take place in July 2021," Oceanteam said.This is the joint venture's second recent offshore construction vessel sale, following the sale of its construction support vessel Southern Ocean to Boskalis…
PHOTO: Heerema's Balder Vessel Removes Morpeth Platform in Gulf of Mexico
Heerema Marine Contractors' deepwater construction vessel Balder has recently completed the offshore removal of the Morpeth Tension-leg Platform (TLP) in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for client Eni.The Morpeth Tension-leg Platform had reached a 20-year design life and ceased all production in August 2018.Heerema Marine Contractors' Balder mobilized to the Morpeth Field in mid-April 2021 to begin executing the TLP removal.
Furuno USA Hires Bozzelle As Commercial Business Development Manager
Furuno USA said it has hired John Bozzelle as commercial business development manager, based in Jean Laffite, La.Bozzelle will be tasked with establishing and developing business relationships with Furuno dealers and commercial ship owners, operators and builders around the Great Lakes and Eastern Seaboard to promote the Furuno product line.Furuno USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Furuno Electric Company of Nishinomiya, Japan.
Kevin Short Named CEO of Mintra
Norwegian maritime and offshore training software firm Mintra said it has appointed Kevin Short as CEO. Short, who has been chief commercial officer since 2018, takes over the leadership role from Scott Kerr following his decision to join the firm’s board of directors.“In these post-Covid times and as we slowly return to a world that can be considered more normal, there are tremendous prospects for both digital learning and human capital management software.
Battleship Diplomacy: Britain's New Aircraft Carrier Joins NATO
The maiden voyage of a new British aircraft carrier will seek to show allies that post-Brexit Britain is ready to defend Western interests and eager to see China respect international rules, the vessel’s commander said.HMS Queen Elizabeth took part in NATO exercises in the Mediterranean this week, ahead of the eight-month voyage that will cross through the South China Sea in a signal to Beijing that sea lanes must remain open.The carrier is “a hugely powerful statement…
Future USS Savannah Passes Acceptance Trials
The U.S. Navy's future USS Savannah (LCS 28) has completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico. LCS 28 is the 14th Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) built by Austal USA in Mobile, Ala.Paddy Gregg, CEO of Austal USA parent company Austal, noted the milestone follows the recent commissioning of the USS Mobile (LCS 26).“The Austal USA team are quite rightly filled with pride and a collective sense of achievement following the recent commissioning of USS Mobile in their home city…
Car Carrier Sinks After Collision With Tanker Off Japan; Three Missing
Japanese coast guard ships and aircraft were searching on Friday for three missing crew of a cargo ship that capsized and sank after a collision with a Marshall Islands-registered tanker in the Seto Inland Sea, authorities said.The Byakko sank at about 2:40 a.m.
Containership Grounds in the Suez Canal
A Singaporean flagged containership has been refloated hours after running aground in the Suez Canal, a local agency said.The 366-meter, 13,100 TEU Maersk Emerald grounded around noon local time on Friday after reportedly suffering engine problems while traveling south through the north end of the canal. The vessel was fifth in the convoy.Unlike the March 2020 grounding incident involving the larger 400-meter…
VIDEO: Five Minutes with Baba Devani, CEO Marine, Survitec
As Survitec continues to grow with the recent acquisition of Hansen Protection, Baba Devani, CEO Marine, discusses the strategic important of the acquisition to the overall strategy of Survitec as well as the path ahead.Baba, to start, can you give our readers a “by the numbers” look at Survitec today.We're an organization with about 3,000 colleagues. We operate ourselves in 30 different countries with a presence across 2000 ports.
COSCO Hopes for Greek Deal on Piraeus Despite Delay
Chinese shipping group COSCO hopes to reach a deal with the Greek government to complete the purchase of an extra stake in Piraeus, despite running out of time to fulfil a key condition, a top official at the port said.Under a 2016 Greek privatization agreement, COSCO Shipping bought a 51% holding in Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) for 280 million euros ($341 million) and committed to mandatory investments…
Stena Line’s New Ferry Floated Out in China
Ferry company Stena Line said its first new extended E-Flexer RoPax vessel has been launched in Weihai, China.Ordered in 2018, the newbuild is expected for delivery in 2022, though it remains unknown which route the vessel will serve. "For now, the name of the new vessel and the route on which it will operate are being kept a closely guarded secret by Stena Line," the company said in a statement.Floated out on May 24…
Maersk Supply Service Orders Wärtsilä Battery for Maersk Minder AHTS Vessel
Danish offshore support vessel owner Maersk Supply Service has ordered a battery pack for one of its M-class vessels, the Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel Maersk Minder, as part of its plan to reduce the company's carbon intensity by 50% across its fleet in 2030.Mark Handin, COO of Maersk Supply Service said: "Maersk Supply Service is taking an active role in decarbonizing the offshore support vessel sector.
Opus Marine Expands Fleet with Damen Fast Crew Supplier
Offshore logistics service provider Opus Marine, part of Zeitfracht Group, has expanded its fleet with a new Damen Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710, named Allegro at a ceremony on Thursday.The vessel will begin immediate operations, transporting technicians to wind farms offshore, and according to Damen, the shipbuilder, the crews will enjoy the highest possible comfort onboard.The vessel was built by Damen Shipyards Group in Antalya.
Ingalls Shipbuilding Names Blanchette VP of Quality and Engineering
America's largest military shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries announced Thursday that Brian Blanchette has been promoted to vice president of quality and engineering of its Ingalls Shipbuilding division.Blanchette will be responsible for the management and oversight of the division’s quality program as well as all ship design, engineering, integrated logistics support and planning yard engineering efforts at the Pascagoula, Miss. shipyard.
Relief Fund Raises $530,000 for Seafarers Impacted by COVID-19
Only three weeks after launching, a relief fund established to help seafarers and the families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic has collected $530,000 in pledges to date, nearly $400,000 of which has already been allocated to help those worst affected.The Seafarers International Relief Fund (SIRF), set up by seafarer welfare charities and the wider shipping industry, said the first three SIRF grants…
Russia's First LNG Bunkering Ship Completes Sea Trials
Russia’s first ship designed to run on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and fuel other vessels with LNG has completed its sea trials, energy firm Gazprom Neft reported on Friday.The Dmitry Mendeleev is expected to enter Gazprom Neft’s fleet in the second half of this year, the company said.“The next stage will be the testing of systems for loading, storing and discharging of LNG,” it said.The Dmitry Mendeleev is an Arc4 ice-class vessel which will be able to transport up to 5,800 cubic meters of LNG.