Lloyd’s Register and International Paint Join Forces
Lloyd’s Register and International Paint have teamed up to offer shipyards in China step-by-step advice on how to prepare to meet the requirements of the new Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC) as the industry looks to increase vessel safety and lifecycles by preventing corrosion. This powerful new partnership, which joins the world’s first classification society with the world’s leading producer of marine and protective coatings, has been offering interested Chinese shipyards a free consultancy, or “gap analysis” survey, comparing their current processes for coating a ship’s water ballast tanks to those that will be required under the new PSPC regulations adopted late last year by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). To date, Lloyd’s Register and International Paint (IP) have completed “gap analyses” for four of China’s biggest private and state-owned shipyards and have agreements in place to extend this service to many other leading yards in the country.
Steve Schultz Retires
Steve Schultz a marine industry leader and Interlux veteran of 29 years announced his retirement to his staff and friends in a brief meeting at International Paint, PLC headquarters on November 20, 2008. Mr. Schultz has been Executive Vice President of Yacht Coatings North America since 2002. He started his career in 1980 as Interlux Marketing Manager. In 1984 he became General Manager of Interlux US, and shortly thereafter, became responsible for Interlux North America
Good start for Jotun in 2004
The Jotun group generated sales of NOK 2,039 million in the first four months of 2003 which is NOK 244 million more than for the same period in 2003. The group generated a profit on operating profit before tax of NOK 228 million compared to NOK 185 million last year. Sales measured in volume have increased and the strong currency fluctuations of recent years have moderated so that sales measured in NOK more closely reflected the group's growth.
Newbuilding Bulker under Construction Will Be 1st Ship to Use Silicon Anti-fouling Paint
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the first use of a new silicon-based anti-fouling paint for a 38,000-class bulker now under construction at the Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Shitanoe Works (Usuki-shi, Oita Prefecture). When completed, the new vessel will sail under a long-term charter with Doun Kisen Co., Ltd. (Namikata-cho, Ehime Prefecture). This new fluoropolymer foul release (*1) coating, called “Intersleek900
SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference Update
Early Bird Pricing Extended for SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference; More than 30 Industry Experts to Address Challenges and Solutions for Reducing Costs and Enhancing Efficiency in Ship Operations. The organizers of the SHIPPINGInsight 2012 Fleet Optimization Conference in Stamford, Conn., have extended the deadline for Early Bird registration until Sept. 21st. The $995 Early Bird registration represents a savings of $400 off the full onsite conference fee of $1,395.
CH3OH: Make Room for Methanol
The newest buzz among offshore operators serving the oil and gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) is the increased use of methanol (CH3OH) by oil companies and contract drillers. This has meant more work for supply boats carrying this alcohol product to rigs along with rig water, fuel oil and liquid and bulk mud. Methanol is used to keep the flow lines from the wellhead to the surface of the water from becoming restricted or blocked
Blast-One Acquires Tecor Finishing Solutions
Blast-One International expands into Minneapolis with expectations of increasing employment opportunities in the next six months. Blast-One International is proud to announce its acquisition of Minneapolis-based Tecor Finishing Solutions – a national leader in the engineering and production of industrial blast rooms and spray painting ventilation systems. From turn-key painting booths and spray painting areas to fully integrated powder coating automated solutions
E-Paint Gets USN Authroization
E Paint announced that the U.S. Navy has authorized E Paint SN-1 antifouling paint for use on small boats and craft. Use of E Paint's SN-1 Bottom Coating in Ocean Gray color was specified to meet the Navy's goal to improve overall ship visual camouflage. E Paint SN-1 is the only antifouling coating approved by the Navy for use on small boats as an alternative to silicone fouling release coatings. E Paint products are copper-free replacements for TBT-based antifoulants
Delivers First of Four to ConocoPhillips
Conoco, Inc's Domestic Marine Division, Houston, Texas has taken delivery of the first of four 75-ft. by 30-ft. by 10-ft. towboats that feature design, safety and environmental improvements over existing vessels working the inland waterways and the ICWW. . Conoco, Inc., merged with Phillip Petroleum Company on August 30, 2002 to form ConocoPhillips a company with $75 billion in assets. The Conoco Marine Division has seven towboats and 14 barges.
Signal Awarded Diamond’s Ocean America
Signal International has been awarded a contract for Diamond Offshore’s Ocean America to perform modifications and inspections to ensure compliance with ABS Special Survey requirements. The semisubmersible will be drydocked at the company’s Port Arthur Texas yard in early 2009. The vessel will undergo inspections to the anchor chain and propeller shaft, piping modifications, sacrificial anode replacements as well as new paint for the hull and derrick.
Bureau Veritas Joins Maritime Drones Project
The potential for drones to be used for inspections is not new, notes Bureau Veritas, but to date trials have not focused on specific survey requirements for ship structures in enclosed spaces; the RECOMMS project will do just that. Bureau Veritas has joined RECOMMS (Remote Evaluation of Coatings / Corrosion on Offshore Machinery and Marine Structures / Ships), a joint investment project (JIP), to develop drones with the capability to inspect steel structures in enclosed spaces
Four Killed in Explosion at South Korean STX Shipyard
Four workers were killed Sunday in an explosion at an oil tanker being built in a South Korean shipyard, Reuters reported quoting authorities. Fire officials said the workers were painting the interior of the tanker at an STX Offshore & Shipbuilding plant in the southeastern city of Changwon and died almost instantly. The workers in their 30s to 50s were painting inside a 12-meter-deep oil tank at the time of the accident
Detyens Sees Uptick in International Repair Work
International vessels have been trading in the Port of Charleston, S.C. for centuries. While Charleston is the sixth largest container port in the U.S., it is also home to Detyens Shipyards, Inc (DSI). In the past several years, DSI has seen an increase in the number of dry dock inquiries and bookings from International vessel operators. “In the last two quarters, we’ve dry docked eight internationally owned and operated vessels,” explained Peter Browne
Grand Bahama Shipyard Reports Commercial Success
Caribbean shipyard Grand Bahama Shipyard (GBS) said it has completed work on 30 commercial vessels within first half of 2017, predominantly comprised of companies returning to the yard with repeat business including tankers, bulk carriers, containerships, tugs, dive support vessels and drilling support vessels. In what is considered a volatile market, GBS said 2017 has been a great year for repeat customers, solidifying its position as a supporter of the major U.S
New Selektope Powered Antifouling Launched
A brand-new antifouling product containing the bio-repellent ingredient Selektope has been launched onto the global market. The increasing diversification in the range of Selektope-containing products available to ship owners suitable for different vessel requirements demonstrates the unrivalled versatility of the antifouling ingredient. It also demonstrates a growing commitment to the technology as demand from ship owners for antifouling coatings comprising Selektope intensifies.
Swedish Ferry Repair Contract for Damen
Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet informs it has won a contract for the refit and repair works of a Swedish ferry from Trafikverket (the Swedish Transport Administration). Awarded after a public tender process, the contract refers to the Castella, a 77-meter-long Ro-Ro ferry. Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet, part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, will complete the works between November 2017 and March 2018. Trafikverket, the Swedish governmental body responsible for national infrastructure
Hendry Marine Acquires Anchor Sandblasting and Painting
Hendry Marine Industries, Inc. (HMI) informs it has acquired surface preparation and preservation company Anchor Sandblasting and Painting, Inc., in a move that further expands its range of services now including sandblasting, painting and other surface preparation and preservation services. The company will operate under the name Anchor Sandblasting and Coatings, LLC., and can be contacted through HMI. “We have partnered with Anchor for many years now and have always been
VT Halter Building New Blast and Paint Facility
VT Systems’ shipbuilding arm VT Halter Marine said it has begun construction of a new state of the art integrated blast and paint facility, effective April 17, 2017. The new facility at VT Halter’s Pascagoula, Miss. shipyard will allow the complete indoor and environmentally controlled surface preparation and final painting of ship sections prior to final erection. Its “flow-thru” configuration will allow ship sections to be prepared
Singapore Conducts Chemical Spill Drill
To test and demonstrate Singapore’s readiness to tackle oil and chemical spills, a multi-agency joint chemical spill exercise was conducted on Friday. Organized by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) the exercise took place at the conclusion of the 10th International Chemical and Oil Pollution Conference & Exhibition (ICOPCE), held in conjunction with the Singapore Maritime Week 2017.
Is Tin Returning in Silicone Hull Coatings?
The reemergence of organotin in marine hull coatings is of increasing concern, with academics and environmentalists calling on International Maritime Organization (IMO) to investigate the use of tin in silicone-based foul release systems and other ships hull coatings. While use of the organotin tributyltin (TBT) was outlawed as an active biocide almost 10 years ago, the IMO is claimed to “have left the door open” for tin as a catalyst
World's Largest Containership Delivered
The world's largest containership, MOL Triumph, was delivered to Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) from Samsung Heavy Industries on March 27, 2017. MOL's newest vessel, the first of a fleet of six 20,000 TEU-class containerships for the company, was named MOL Triumph in a ceremony at SHI in South Korea on March 15, 2017. At 400 meters in length and 58.8 meters in width, MOL Triumph is currently the world's largest containership
Marine Coatings Evolve for the Better
Innovation and new technology continue to shape the marine coatings market. A narrowing field of global coatings manufacturers offer new products while improving existing ones to meet customer demand. Ultimately, customer demand, along with environmental compliance pressures are all driving the marine coatings industry as ship owners, operators and shipyards alike seek better products. Driving Improvements Customer demands are often related to cost and efficiency
Detyens Wins Medgar Evers Overhaul Contract
Detyens Shipyards Inc. said it was awarded a $13.6 million firm-fixed-price contract for a 60-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry-docking of U.S. Navy’ Military Sealift Command (MSC) cargo ship USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13). According to the shipyard, work will include clean and gas-free tanks, voids, cofferdams and spaces, deckhouse preservation, main generator maintenance and cleaning, high-voltage switchboard and emergency switchboard cleaning
Wagenborg's Acquired Vessels Undergoing Paint Job
Ziltborg and Zaanborg, the third and the fourth of seven general cargo vessels acquired by Dutch shipowner and operator Royal Wagenborg earlier this year, are currently undergoing a paint job at Royal Niestern Sander shipyard in the Netherlands. "Today, Royal Wagenborg acquired m.v. Vliediep as the forth out of seven vessels. Earlier the m.v. Zijlborg, m.v. Leuveborg and m.s. Ziltborg were already added to the Wagenborg fleet
UK P&I Club, Safinah Focus on Vessel Coating
UK P&I Club, in conjunction with marine coating consultants Safinah, advise on the importance of hull and cargo tank coatings. The primary role of coatings is to protect assets from environmental corrosion, in order to provide as long a service life as possible. Not only does corrosion affect service life, it has a real and detrimental effect on costs to the asset owner in terms of service time, down time, performance levels and ultimately, asset value.