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Sunday, October 22, 2017

MARITIME APPLIED PHYSICS

Maritime Applied Physics Awarded Concept Design Contract

Maritime Applied Physics Corporation has been awarded a U.S. Navy contract for a concept design study of a 2,200-ton prototype minesweeper. The contract is under sponsorship of Naval Sea Systems Command's Small Business Innovation Research Program. The craft will incorporate the company's proprietary Hydrofoil Small Waterplane Area Ship (HYSWAS) technology that has been developed jointly with the Naval Surface Warfare Center. As designed, it will be capable of sustained high-speed, trans-oceanic self deployment. Payloads will include a wide array of newly emerging autonomous and semi-autonomous mission systems that can be rapidly deployed from the vessel while on station.

Navy Awards Contract for LCS Construction

The Navy has awarded General Dynamics - Bath Iron Works today a $223,262,430 option exercise contract modification for detailed design and construction of the second Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). "This contract award is a testament to the strong resolve of both the Navy and industry to get these highly capable ships into the water as quickly as possible," said RADM Charlie Hamilton, the Program Executive Officer for Ships

Bath Iron Works Wins Contract for Study

Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, has received a contract from the U.S. Navy to explore advanced concepts for a Focused Mission High-Speed Ship. FMHSS is an integrated surface combatant capability envisioned to operate in littoral (coastal) areas against terrorist threats, high-speed swarm boats, mines and diesel submarines. It may also be called upon to carry logistics supplies or personnel and equipment for Special Operations Forces and the U.S. Marine Corps

Passenger Ferries to Sail From Baltimore to Eastern Shore

Maryland’s far Eastern Shore may soon be a quick trip from Baltimore, thanks to a ferry being developed by Maritime Applied Physics Corporation and A. James Clark School of Engineering researchers through the Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program. The plane-like boat, which could be in service year-round as early as summer 2007, will fly passengers 18 miles over the water from Rock Hall to Baltimore or back for potential shopping trips, coastal touring, evening dinners, Orioles games

Submarine Force Participates in Ice Exercise 2007

Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Alexandria (SSN 757) is submerged after surfacing through two feet of ice during ICEX-07, a U.S. Navy and Royal Navy exercise conducted on and under a drifting ice floe about 180 nautical miles off the north coast of Alaska. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shawn P. EklundCommander, Submarine Force has announced the participation of USS Alexandria (SSN 757), home ported in Groton, Conn., in a joint U.S

New Regional Sales Manager for BMT Group

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In a bid to further strengthen its sales force BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, is pleased to announce the appointment of Louise Ledgard.  Louise will take up the position of Regional Sales Manager (Europe) providing vital support for all of the subsidiaries that operate within the Energy and Environment sector.   With a PhD in Materials Engineering and Design

FSL Trust Executive Tenders Resignation

Vijay Kamath

Vijay Kamath, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at First Ship Lease Trust (FSL Trust), will depart the company October 4, 2013 to pursue other career opportunities. Mr. Kamath was responsible for new business development and oversaw short-term deployment and management of the trust's vessels, which include seven containerships, 11 product tankers, three chemical tankers, two dry bulk carriers and two crude oil tankers.

Schlumberger Launches First Photorealistic Reservoir Geology Service

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  Schlumberger today launched the Quanta Geo* photorealistic reservoir geology service at the Offshore Northern Seas Annual Conference and Exhibition. The new service includes the industry’s first microresistivity imager that produces oriented, photorealistic, core-like images of the formation in wells drilled with oil-base mud (OBM). Interpretation of the images identifies geological features and predicts reservoir trends in 3D with a high degree of certainty.

Authorisation to Perform Transit Pilotage

Courtesy of Danish Maritime Authority

   Pilotage service providers who wish to perform transit pilotage assignments in Danish territorial waters of Oeresund and the Great Belt during the years 2016–2019 can apply for authorisation at the Danish Maritime Authority. Closing date is 1 May 2015.   For the first time, private pilotage service providers can apply for authorisation to perform transit pilotage assignments in the Danish territorial waters of Oeresund and the Great Belt in the years 2016 to 2019

New Scripps RV Honors Sally Ride

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U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said the nation’s newest research vessel will be named R/V Sally Ride, in honor of the former UC San Diego faculty member who was the first American female astronaut and the youngest American to fly in space. The ship is owned by the U.S. Navy, will be operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, and will have its home port at the Scripps Nimitz Marine Facility in Point Loma on San Diego Bay.

Spotlight on Maritime Security at Mexico Workshop

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 Mexican port security officials have undergone training on complying with International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS Code).    Forty participants took part in the workshop in Manzanillo, Mexico (16-20 October), focusing on the practise of self-assessing compliance with regulations under the Code that apply to port facilities.   The workshop included theoretical lessons

Legal Limbo: Risk Management in a Modern Marine Economy

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Technology helps maritime companies do more with less. But today, technological advances are outstripping legal developments. As a result, many marine-based businesses operate in a legal limbo with many lawyers and insurance professionals confused about what laws will apply to what claims. While sometimes philosophical, the problem of what law will apply becomes stark and very real when a worker is injured.    Changing Seascapes

The Complicated Business of Marine Construction Worker Claims

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The right insurance policy could help you stay above water after a workplace incident.   The day-to-day job of marine construction workers has many potential hazards. While restoring shorelines, dredging harbors, repairing bridges and building docks, they often operate heavy machinery. Manning cranes, forklifts and excavators day or night, it is not uncommon to work in sweltering heat, freezing cold temperatures and an array of other challenging weather conditions

Op/Ed: Act Now to Avoid BWMS Compliance Risks

Steven Candito

Lately, I have been reading reports regarding the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) escalating enforcement of ballast water discharge violations. In the first case, the USCG initiated a civil penalty proceeding against a bulk carrier for discharging ballast water in Washington State without using a USCG Type Approved Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) or other approved means. The USCG proposed the maximum penalty of $38,175

Maritime Professionals See the Future Coming Fast

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Maritime professionals from all sectors operating sub IMO / sub 80 feet vessels are invited to participate in three one-day NEXT GENERATION Workshops. The dynamic program is being held at the Grand Harbour conference venue, overlooking the port of Southampton U.K., on October 24, 25 and 26, 2017.    The NEXT GEN Workshops each address aspects of operational safety for vessels, along with the safety and welfare of their crew and passengers

No Clear Route to 2020 Sulphur Cap Compliance -Survey

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 The route to compliance with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 0.5 percent global sulphur cap is unclear for many vessel operators, according to a marine industry survey conducted by ExxonMobil.   Some 70 percent of respondents saying that they do not believe the industry is ready for the deadline, highlighting an ongoing sense of confusion and lack of preparedness.   The makeup of the marine fuel mix in 2020 and beyond is an area of concern

Noise Control Engineering Awarded Navy SBIR Grant

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Noise Control Engineering awarded Navy SBIR grant for abrasive blaster with reduced noise Glosten subsidiary Noise Control Engineering, LLC said it has been awarded a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract to apply advance aeroacoustics principals to the design of an abrasive blasting nozzle, reducing noise from the nozzle while simultaneously improving the device’s productivity. According to Noise Control Engineering

MTCC-Asia is Up and Running

 Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 Maritime administrators from over 20 countries across Asia have gathered at the first regional event of Asia’s Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre (MTCC-Asia) to discuss ways to bring shipping into a low carbon future.   More than 50 participants joined representatives from the EU and IMO at the Shanghai Maritime University (18-22 September) to discuss national priorities and barriers relating to topics such as greenhouse gas control

Scottish Fund to Train Seafarers

Photo: UK Chamber of Shipping

 Businesses in Scotland that contribute to the Apprenticeship Levy can now apply for a workforce development grant of up to GBP 10,000, which the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) says could open up opportunities for seafarers.    The Scottish Government this month launched the Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF), which aims to help pay for employee training to up-skill and re-skill companies' existing workforces through one of Scotland's further education colleges.

NYK Group, Dualog, NTT Group Join Partnership for Onboard IoT Platform

Image: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation

 The Japanese shipping group NYK Group (Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, MTI Co., Ltd.) will collaborate with Dualog and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) Group on a vessel platform proposal that is currently being validated with ship information systems (SIMS) data, the companies announced.   The experiment is focused on validation of the below technology, which is expected to benefit the maritime industry in actual sea operations: Data gathering from an expanding

How to Legally Remove a Hazardous Wreck

Photo:  International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 What is the legal basis for removing a hazardous wreck at sea? Who bears the liability? These and many other wreck removal questions were addressed by IMO’s Jan de Boer at the ACI’s Maritime Salvage & Casualty Response conference in London (13-14 September).   Speaking to a wide variety of stakeholders (Participants from salvage companies, tug & towage companies, authorities, ship owners, ship managers, P&I clubs

ABS, GasLog Study to Simulate LNG Boil-off

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 ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, and GasLog LNG Services (GasLog) have completed a joint development project demonstrating a new approach to evaluating LNG boil-off rate (BOR).   GasLog is an international owner, operator and manager of LNG carriers, providing support to international energy companies as part of their LNG logistics chain.   

Man Overboard Prevention and Recovery

John Haynes

More than 80 maritime professionals attended two one-day events focused on the sub IMO / sub 80-ft. sector in Southampton, U.K. this Spring. The Man Overboard Prevention & Recovery Workshop brought together an international group of experts armed with the latest knowledge to identify problems that affect the maritime sector worldwide.    Workshop lead John Haynes opened the day saying said, “Expectations

APPLY: Top 50 Marine Equipment Distributors

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The November 2017 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News – with bonus distribution at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans – will feature a Regional Directory and editorial insights on the “Top 50 Marine Equipment Distributors.”   In addition to the East Coast, West Coast, Gulf and Great Lakes regions the Top 10 global distributors, as determined by the MR editorial staff, will be featured with a full page editorial profile.    

DESMI Ocean Guard A/S Launches New BWMS

Rasmus Folsø, CEO of DESMI Ocean Guard. (Photo: DESMI Ocean Guard)

DESMI Ocean Guard A/S launched a new Ballast Water Management System – CompactClean. According to the manufacturer, the name reflects that this system sets a new standard for how small the footprint of a BWMS can get. At the same time, the system is designed and optimized to provide reliable and compliant treatment of ballast water under all operational conditions encountered by a ship in worldwide trade “With the CompactClean system we have managed to develop a system that can

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