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Friday, October 20, 2017

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Cargo Ship Grounds Off Florida

Coast Guard Marine Safety Office and Group Miami are overseeing response operations to the grounding of the 544-foot cargo ship Eastwind, which was attempting to enter Port Everglades, Fla. early this morning. Titan Maritime, LLC will focus on refloating the M/V EASTWIND at next high tide, at approximately 12:10 am. Commercial salvage engineers are taking precautions, in the event that fuel tanks are threatened aboard the vessel. These will consist of an internal transfer of heavy oil from a lower tank to the upper wing tanks to reduce the risk of a spill. Currently, no signs of pollution or injuries have been reported. The Coast Guard continues to monitor and assist, to protect the marine environment and ensure that operations are conducted safely. Resources involved in this response operation include: USCG assets: * Miami Command Center * Marine Casualty Investigators/Marine Vessel Inspectors * Marine Environmental Response Officers * 2 Gulf Coast Strike teams members * HU-25 Falcon jet Titan Maritime, LLC assets: * 3 Tugs: o Tug JUSTINE MCALLISTER On site o Tug BROWARD On site o Tug ELSBETH-III enroute/eta: 27Mar04 * 5 man salvage team * Marine RIB [Rigid Inflatable Boat] w/ First Response Casualty Assessment Package, Communications Package and Damage Stability Software

US Marine Repair Joins Lockheed Martin LCS Team

The Lockheed Martin LCS Team is adding United States Marine Repair to its group of core teammates supporting the Sea Blade LCS solution. Using an open business model, the Lockheed Martin LCS Team is recruiting "best of breed" technical specialists from the U.S. and overseas in its bid to win this important transformational Navy program. "A key focus of Lockheed Martin's LCS proposal is to find the best companies, in the U.S

Goodrich Included on LCS Team

Goodrich Corporation is a member of the Raytheon-led team recently selected by the U.S. Navy to finalize preliminary designs of a Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) -- the next- generation surface combatant. The team has seven-months to finalize designs. In addition to Raytheon as the prime contractor, the team consists of Goodrich's Jacksonville, Florida-based Engineered Polymer Products division along with John J. McMullen and Associates, Umoe Mandal, and Atlantic Marine, Inc

Paradox Marine, New Executive Leadership

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Paradox Marine has created a new corporate executive team to direct the next phase of its growth as a leading supplier of wireless boat security, monitoring, GPS tracking and surveillance systems. Together with Paradox Security Systems, Paradox Marine products are distributed in over 100 countries. Jay Keenan, formerly Vice President of Sales & Marketing, has been promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer

Jensen Maritime Sees Explosive Growth

 Ed Silchenstedt, manager, production engineering.

Company Doubles in Size and Adds Advanced Services and Technology to Position Itself as an Industry Leader in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.   Jensen Maritime Consultants, a Crowley Maritime Corp. company, has doubled the size of its staff and added three major services to its already robust suite of capabilities in just the past 12 months. These additions are the results of multi-year strategic plans that have now positioned Jensen as a leader in the industry of naval

Ocean Craft Introduces New Multi-Mission Hull

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Ocean Craft Marine Unveils a New High–Performance, Vessel Interdiction and Boarding Team Delivery Craft. Ocean Craft Marine unveiled their new brand of boats and new high-performance Vessel Interdiction and Boarding-Team Delivery Craft (VI-BTD) last week at the High-Performance Craft Expo (HiPer Craft) 2012 in Norfolk, Virginia.  These unique high-performance boats were specially designed for elite law-enforcement and military mariners. 

Simultaneous Stern Tube Seal and Propeller Repair on Vessel

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Last week a Hydrex diver/technician team replaced three seals on a 180-meter tanker berthed in New York while concurrently cropping two of its propeller blades to restore balance to the propeller.   The team mobilized from the Hydrex office in Tampa together with all the equipment they needed for the operation. In New York an Aegir Marine specialist joined the team at the ship’s location and the team made all necessary preparations to begin the repair

Fairmount Marine Delivers MSC Flaminia

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Fairmount Marine’s ocean going salvage tug Fairmount Expedition, accompanied by tugs Anglian Sovereign and Carlo Magno, have safely delivered container vessel MSC Flaminia in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, after a hair-raising adventure lasting seven weeks. The MSC Flaminia, owned by German Reederei NSB, was on her way from the US to Europe when a dramatic explosion and fire caused her to be abandoned by her crew at the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

XL Catlin Promotes Chief Underwriting Officer, Marine

XL Catlin today announced the promotion of Anne Marie Elder to the role of Chief Underwriting Officer Marine for the Americas region. Elder in her new leadership role now reports to Lee Meyrick, XL Catlin’s Chief Underwriting Officer for Global Marine, in London.   Elder, who previously held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer, Inland Marine in North America,  assumes the role formerly held by Richard DeSimone

Aegean Marine Rolls out New Market in Rostock, Germany

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 Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. has announced the launch of a new service center in Rostock, Germany that will serve all German Baltic Sea ports and Southern Scandinavian ports.     The operations at Rostock will be managed by the existing team at OBAST Bunkering & Trading GmbH (OBAST), a physical bunker supplier and cargo oil trader. Under the terms of the agreement with OBAST, Aegean will acquire OBAST's existing share capital.  

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

Mackay Communication, Inmarsat Partner

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Mackay Communications Inc., a worldwide marine electronics and airtime service provider, has announced it has signed a partner agreement with Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L) to distribute its award-winning Fleet Xpress service to the global maritime market including deep sea vessels, commercial fishing, oil and gas, defense, and cruise-passenger lines. Mackay will offer a complete end-to-end Fleet Xpress package including the full range of Fleet Xpress airtime service options and choice of approved

MOL Tabletop Drill Focuses on Car Carrier Safety

Photo: Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL)

 Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL) has announced that it conducted a tabletop drill based on an incident involving a car carrier managed by an MOL Group ship management company.    MOL holds these drills periodically to confirm its emergency response system in preparation for serious marine incidents.   The drill was held on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, with the goal of raising company-wide safety awareness through the simulated experience of a serious marine incident

Clean Marine Secures Multi-Vessel EGCS Contract

Clean Marine, developer of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS), has secured a multi-vessel contract from Inventor Chemical Tankers AS (ICT). The agreement, covering seven 19,900 DWT chemical tankers, marks the launch of the firm’s CleanSOx Compact Hybrid Allstream scrubber to the marketplace.   According to Clean Marine CEO Nils Høy-Petersen, the company has been exclusively dedicated to EGCS solutions since its inception in 2006

Damen Workboat Festival

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Fine weather after a stormy morning and a wide range of vessels to view and try out on the water encouraged a good turnout of clients, industry partners and media at Damen’s second annual Workboat Festival.   Held at Damen Shipyards’ HQ at Gorinchem, the event not only invited guests to experience a selection of smaller tugs, pilot boats, fast crew suppliers and a high-powered RIB, it also gave them the opportunity to explore themes that are very much at the forefront of the

Master Marine Delivers for Waterfront Services

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Master Marine has delivered the first of four 67’ x 28’ fleet boats to Waterfront Services Co.   Each boat will be powered by a pair of Laborde Products, Inc. S6R2-Y3MPTAW Mitsubishi 803 HP tier III diesel marine engines to be operated at 1,400 RPM coupled to Twin Disc MG 5321, 5:1 gears, E300 electronic controls with RW Fernstrum, Inc. keel coolers. Electrical power was also provided by Laborde Products, Inc. with two Northern Lights M65C13

Update: Transnet Refloats Vessel Grounded at Port of Durban Entrance

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One of three vessels that has grounded in the Port of Durban today due to inclement weather has been successfully refloated and remoored alongside. Port teams remain on scene attending to the remaining vessels. TNPA has also managed to contain containers that had blown into the bay. At this stage vessel movements in the Port of Durban remain suspended until futher notice. No severe disruptions have been reported thus far at the Port of Richards Bay.

Skangas Delivers Milestone Fuel Change

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Skangas said its vessel Coralius has for the first time both cooled down tanks and delivered liquefied natural gas (LNG) in one operation. The receiving vessel LEG/C Navigator Aurora was supplied with just under 500 mt LNG in the middle of a voyage between Sweden and South Europe over October 7 and 8, 2017.   Going from using diesel oil to LNG requires time consuming but necessary process of cooling down operation of the receiving ship’s fuel gas tanks from ambient conditions to

Marine Casualty Investigation

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In the realm of marine casualty investigations the allocation of blame should be secondary to marine safety.   There are three important criteria for marine casualty investigations to be of value to the maritime industry. First, the report must be completed promptly. It does little good to see for the first time the report on a casualty that occurred three or more years ago. Second, the report must be publicly disseminated

Maritime Policy for Good Governance

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 The latest in a series of workshops around the world to provide training in the development, adoption and updating of a National Maritime Transport Policy (NMTP) has been held in Bangkok, Thailand (9-11 October).    The event highlighted the importance of a national maritime transport policy as a good mechanism for improved maritime governance in a sustainable manner.   The Marine Department of Thailand hosted the workshop

GMG Acquires Fugro’s Trenching, Cable Laying Business

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Global Marine Group (GMG) will acquire Fugro’s trenching and cable laying business in exchange for an equity stake of around 24 percent in the combined business valued at $65 million, and a one year secured vendor loan of $ 7.5 million. Fugro said it will realize a gain on this transaction, valued at approximately $73 million.   GMG is a supplier of subsea cable installation and maintenance services in the telecoms, offshore renewables, power and oil and gas market segments

Orest Sychenikov, First Head of Novorossiysk Shipping Company, Passed Away

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 It is with great sadness that the Sovcomflot management and team must announce a monumental loss to the Russian shipping community. On 9 October 2017, Orest Sychenikov, first Head of Novorossiysk Shipping Company, passed away at the age of 95.   On 9 October 2017, we lost a highly educated man, a talented leader who made a massive contribution to the strengthening and development of Russian maritime navigation.   

Daly Joins Sea Machines as COO

Boston-based smart ship technology company Sea Machines Robotics has hired Jim Daly as Chief Operating Officer.   Daly was previously Chief Operating Officer and an early member of the leadership team at Rethink Robotics, where he scaled operations from technology concept through first and second-generation products. He most recently led the Sawyer robot product development project from conception through design, launch and global customer deployment

Metal Shark Delivers Potomac Riverboat Passenger Vessels

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The first two passenger vessels built by Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark for Entertainment Cruises’ Potomac Riverboat Company division have been delivered to Washington, D.C. and are now in service.   The  two 88’, 149-passenger high speed aluminum catamaran vessels “Potomac Taxi I” and “Potomac Taxi II” departed Metal Shark’s Franklin, Louisiana shipyard in mid-September

First Ocean Voyage of the Training Ship Unión

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On its first ocean voyage to Europe, the training ship ‘Unión’ – a large sailed vessel belonging to the Peruvian Navy – called on the port of Cádiz, as part of its second training mission and its first mission with a stop in Europe. On the request of the shipbuilder SIMA and the Peruvian Navy, the engineering and technology group SENER has developed the ship’s complete stability booklet

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