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Vision Technologies Systems Subsidiaries Report Minor Damage

Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. reported only minor damage at its Southern operations -- VT Halter Marine, VT Miltope and ST Mobile Aerospace Engineering -- as a result of Hurricane Ivan. Hurricane Ivan, a Category 4 storm, made land fall early Thursday morning just east of Mobile, Ala., where MAE is based, and which is located approximately 45 miles east of VT Halter Marine’s Pascagoula, Miss.-based headquarters. Ivan’s path inland tracked near Montgomery, Alabama, where VT Miltope is located. Following the Companies’ standard hurricane operating procedure plans, VT Halter Marine and ST Mobile Aerospace Engineering secured facilities and craft prior to closing Tuesday at noon in order to ensure its employees the time necessary to take the proper precautions to protect their homes and families. VT Miltope closed Wednesday at noon. While the damage to the northern Gulf Coast has been reported as extreme in many areas, the extent of the damage to VT Halter Marine, VT Miltope and ST Mobile Aerospace Engineering is minimal. The Companies intend to resume operations early next week.


Ships Collide

The Greek-flagged bulker/container vessel Ivan Susanin was reportedly involved in a collision on August 6 near Southwest Pass, U.S., with the Russian-flagged freighter Anangel Endeavour. The 23,202 dwt Anangel Endeavour was is in no danger of sinking but was holed in No.2 hold, which extends above and below the waterline. No damage has been reported to the 19,650 dwt Ivan Susanin.


Deep Sea to Supply Cuba with Generators

After winning a $1.7 million contract to supply technology to Cuba, Deep Sea Electronics, a North Yorkshire manufacturer of control systems for the power generation industry, will distribute more than 4,000 generators for the project which is expected take 18 months to complete. The systems will help alleviate Cuba's growing electricity problems, caused by lack of investment which has resulted in frequent blackouts and energy shortages – a situation made worse by Hurricane Ivan


Whale Watch: Improved Economy and Passenger Comfort

Ivan Reiff learned to love the marine world with his commercial fisherman father in Florida. Like many children of fishermen he went off to school and eventually found himself working for an electronics firm out in southern California. But the sea was, as they say, in his veins. His marine memories led him to the opposite corner of the country from Florida. Up in Washington State’s Puget Sound he found little San Juan Island and around the island he found the orcas and the Western


Russia Floats Out Large Landing Warship

Ivan Gren: Photo credit RiaNovosti Victor Guseynov

The Yantar shipyard in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad has floated a new large landing ship for the Russian Navy The $160-million vessel has a displacement of about 6,000 tons and will be able to carry up to 13 main battle tanks or 36 armored personnel carriers or 300 naval infantry troops. Along with Mistral-class amphibious ships being built in France, Ivan Gren class ships will form the core of the Russian Navy's landing forces.


Nicaragua Searches for 26 Fishermen after Shipwreck

Nicaragua's navy said on Thursday it was searching for 26 fishermen whose boat was shipwrecked off the Central American nation's Caribbean coast due to heavy swells earlier this week.   A military spokesman said 24 of the 50 passengers had been rescued or found alive after the incident early on Wednesday.   (Reporting by Ivan Castro; Editing by Ken Wills)


Dennis is No Menace in GOM

By Larry Pearson Hurricane Dennis, a 140 MPH hurricane roared through the eastern part of the Gulf of Mexico July 8-9 but caused little damage to oil platforms, drill rigs or to the shipyards in its path. In contrast, the 140 MPH Hurricane Ivan that traveled through the same waters last fall, caused extensive damage to platforms, rigs and especially to underwater pipelines. “It caused all of the worry, but resulted in none of the work of Ivan,” commented Dr


Maritrans Comments on Impact of Three Storms

Maritrans Inc., announced that following Hurricane Ivan, the Company's fleet is operating under regular conditions and servicing ports in both the Southeast and Northeast. The severe weather conditions caused by Hurricane Ivan as well as Hurricanes Charley and Frances resulted in temporary delays in service. Jonathan Whitworth, CEO of Maritrans, commented, "Consistent with Maritrans' commitment to adhere to the highest safety and environmental standards


Fishing Vessel Abandoned off New Zealand, 43 Crew Rescued

The 64 m long fishing vessel 'Amaltal Columbia' was abandoned after a blaze started in the after part & spread throughout the vessel. All 43 crew of the 64m New Zealand fishing boat Amaltal Columbia, owned by Talley’s, have abandoned ship and been transferred to two other fishing vessels following a fire on board, approximately 70km north-east of Lyttelton Heads. A total of 39 members of the crew are now safely on board the Russian fishing vessel, the Ivan Golubets


GL Shares Ship Management Study Results

GL Fraunhofer Best Practice Ship Management.jpg

Germanischer Lloyd (GL) will introduce the results of a joint global study on 'Best Practice in Ship Management', conducted with the Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services (CML), to the Hong Kong Shipping community on August 7. This will be the first in a series of events where GL and Fraunhofer will share with maritime stakeholders insights into what shipping companies across the globe consider best practice in their industry.  


Honduras Accedes to BWM Convention

Photo:  International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 The number of States signed up to  International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s Ballast Water Management Convention has reached 61, with Honduras being the latest country acceding to the treaty.    The signatories now represent 68.46 % of the world's merchant fleet tonnage


Croatia Ratifies Wreck Removal Treaty

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks has been ratified by Croatia, bringing the total number of States to accede to the treaty to 37.    The Convention, which entered into force in 2015


Yang Ming Implements ECO Insight

Photo: DNV GL

 The Taiwanese carrier Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. will roll out DNV GL’s performance management solution ECO Insight.    Yang Ming operates a fleet of 98 vessels, representing six million DWT and an operating capacity of 590,000 TEU


India, Ukraine to Partner in Shipbuilding

Image: Ministry of Shipping, India

 A Ukrainian delegation led by its Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade Ms. Nataliya Mykolska, met Secretary, Ministry of Shipping Shri Ravikant in New Delhi  to discuss the potential for developing sustainable partnership between the two countries in the area of shipbuilding


Financial Pressure Forces PDVSA to Embraces Pragmatism

By Alexandra Ulmer and Marianna Parraga CARACAS/HOUSTON, March 13 (Reuters) - A subtle change in office attire may be the most telling symbol of a quiet revolution taking place inside Venezuela's troubled economic engine, giant oil firm PDVSA.


Nicaragua Canal Project Study Delivered, Details Scarce

A long-awaited study on the impact of the proposed $50 billion Nicaraguan waterway by a British consultancy has been delivered, a canal official said on Monday, the first major milestone since a symbolic groundbreaking six months ago.  


TU Varna Opens Maritime Simulator Wing

Photo courtesy of VStep

New simulator wing features DNV certified VSTEP Dynamic Positioning and Full Mission Bridge Simulators and type approved ECDIS classroom.   The simulation center of the Technical University of Varna officially opened its new simulation wing on May 21, 2015


NYK Vessel Rescues 336 in the Mediterranean

NYK Car Carrier

  On July 14, Hermes Leader, a car carrier operated by NYK Line, rescued 336 people in the Mediterranean Sea. On July 14, the vessel received an emergency call for help while sailing to port of Gioia Tauro, Italy after transiting the Suez Canal


Sri Lankan Shipping Firm to Launch Vizag, Yangon Service

Image: Visakha container terminal

 Sri Lanka based shipping company- Herbilan Shipping Pvt Ltd is all set to launch Colombo-Vizag-Yangon (Myanmar)-Colombo service from September 1, reports the Hindu.    “One of the main reasons for Herbilan Shipping to launch the service is to give direct connectivity with


Three Dead, Dozens Missing After Indonesian Ferry Sinks

Rescue workers, police and residents prepare to unload the body of a ferry victim in Kolaka, South East Sulawesi, Indonesia Sunday. Photo credits: Antara Foto, Reuetrs, Sulaeman.

 Indonesian rescue teams continue their search todau (Monday) for 78 people still missing at sea, after their ferry ran into bad conditions, took on water and sank near Sulawesi island on Saturday night, officials said.   Rescuers have pulled put 39 survivors and three dead from a


Tourist Boat Sinks off Nicaraguan Island Killing 13 Costa Ricans

Admiral Marvin Elias Rodriguez Corrales  Courtesy Nicaragua Navy

Thirteen people died on Saturday after a small tourist boat sank amid strong winds off a remote island in the Caribbean sea, Nicaraguan government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo said. The victims, all from Costa Rica, died when the "Caribbean Queen" sank near Little Corn Island


World Court to Draw up Nicaragua-Colombia Maritime Boundary

The International Court of Justice on Thursday said it would consider a claim by Nicaragua to expand its maritime boundaries in a mineral-rich part of the Caribbean Sea toward Colombia, a ruling set to further strain relations between the two countries.


Panama Canal Authority, Peel Ports Form Alliance

Peel Ports Chief Operating Officer Gary Hodgson (seventh from left) with the Panamanian delegation (Photo: Peel Ports)

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with major UK ports operator, Peel Ports, who own the Port of Liverpool, as the latter gears up for the formal opening of its Liverpool2 container terminal in early November.  


Double Naming Ceremony of Russian Icebreakers

Double naming ceremony of Russian icebreakers Photo Havyard

On Saturday a double naming ceremony took place at Havyard Ship Technology, for the two icebreaking offshore vessels delivered to the Russian shipping company Femco. Femco Group is today the only privately-owned company in Russia specialising in operations of anchor handling vessels


Search Continues after Colombia Tourist Boat Accident

Rescue workers searched on Monday for 13 people believed to be missing after a tourist boat sank the previous day in a reservoir in north-central Colombia, killing seven.   The cause of the accident was still unclear, officials said. Use of the Penol-Guatape reservoir






 
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