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Monday, October 23, 2017

Intersleek 900

International Paint Debuts Intersleek 900

International Paint introduced the foul release technology, Intersleek 900. Aimed to deliver higher performance standards with improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, Intersleek 900 is a unique patented fluoropolymer foul release coating which represents the very latest advances in fouling control technology, significantly improving upon the performance of the silcone-based system Intersleek 700. Intersleek 900 has foul release capabilities and good resistance to mechanical damage. For the very first time all vessels above 10 knots, including scheduled ships, tankers, bulkers, general cargo ships and feeder containers can now benefit from foul release technology. Compared to the Intersleek 700 silicone based system, Intersleek 900 is designed to be 25 percent smoother and provides 38 percent coefficient of friction; has up to 80 better static fouling resistance; 40% better foul release properties; 50% reduction in slime; 100% better hold up; 35% higher gloss; 60% reduction in overspray and 60% better abrasion resistance. In terms of fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, Intersleek® 900 offers predicted savings* of 2% in comparison to Intersleek 700 and 6% in comparison to SPC antifoulings. The potential exists for even greater savings in comparison to controlled depletion antifoulings.

Intersleek 900 for UK Navy’s Flagship

Photo courtesy International Paint Ltd.

The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has returned to International Paint for more of the latest fuel saving technology, Intersleek 900, for the hull of the UK Navy’s flagship HMS Ark Royal. She is the latest UK MoD vessel to benefit from Intersleek foul release coatings which can cut fuel consumption and reduce emissions. As part of the Ark Royal’s Contractor Support Period at Portsmouth Naval Dockyard in the UK, the 20

GE Receives EPA Tier II Compliance Certification

GE Transportation announces that it has received United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier II emissions compliance certification for its V228 diesel engine family. In order for the EPA to grant Tier II compliance certification, GE submitted results from emissions testing conducted on its 8, 12 and 16 cylinder V228 engines at its Erie, Pa., facility. GE’s V228 family includes the 8V228, 12V228 and 16V228 engine configurations, for power ranges from 1

This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 7

1960 - Launch of first fully-guided flight of Polaris missile at Cape Canaveral (flew 900 miles) 1967 - Mobile Riverine Force begins arriving at Vung Tau, Vietnam (Source: Navy News Service)

Making Coatings Pay Twice Over: Joint Eco-Initiative

Image courtesy of AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business, supplier of International advanced hull coatings and The Gold Standard Foundation draw attention to a new and unique marine-based methodology to reward the improved fuel efficiency of ships within the international maritime industry. Certification by The Gold Standard for the first of its kind, peer-reviewed methodology will allow ships to generate carbon credits, thus income, for the CO2 emission reductions they achieve.

First Issue of Carbon Credits from Intersleek Technology

Carbon Credits Photo AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has announced the issue of more than 126,000 carbon credits worth more than $500,000 – the first to be awarded under the company’s landmark scheme for the shipping industry – which was developed in conjunction with the Gold Standard Foundation and the Fremco Group.   Launched in 2014, the award-winning program rewards ship owners who convert existing vessels from a biocidal antifouling to a premium

Broström’s Bro Genius Delivered

The new 7,600 dwt product tanker BRO GENIUS, launched on 10 May this year, has now been delivered from the Dutch Shipyard Ferus Smit BV. BRO GENIUS is the sixth double-hulled product tanker, in a series of eight in a newbuilding programme for the market segment 6,900/7,600 dwt. Similar to its five sister vessels BRO GLORY, BRO GRACE, BRO GLOBE, BRO GALAXY and BRO GEMINI, BRO GENIUS will mainly serve under Broström´s portfolio of cargo contracts with oil companies in the North European trade

Pirating of MV Albedo in the Somali Basin

Photo courtesy EU NAVFOR

In the early hours of 26 November, the MV Albedo was pirated approximately 900 nautical miles East of Mogadishu (Somalia). The MV Albedo is Malaysian flagged and owned, with a crew of 23 (Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan and Iranian). The vessel was carrying containers and was bound for Mombasa from Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Including the MV Albedo, pirates are currently holding 22 vessels with 521 hostages.

E Instruments International Introduces E4400

E4400 Hand-Held Combustion Gas & Emissions Analyzer

The NEW E4400 is a portable flue gas analyzer designed for emissions monitoring and maintenance & tuning of combustion processes. Its rugged design and “true NOx” capability makes the E4400 the ideal industrial analyzer for boiler, engine, furnace, and other combustion applications. The E4400 also includes: - Up To FOUR Gas Sensors: O2, CO, NO, NO2, SO2, CxHy - Built-In Printer (non-thermal) - Low NOx and True NOx Capable - Unbreakable Metal Hose Connectors

New Norsafe Boat with Diesel Outboards Debuts

(Photo: Norsafe)

Norsafe launched a new boat, the Marathon 900 RIB, the company's first RIB complementing an already wide range of boats for professional and military customers.   The Marathon 900 RIB was demonstrated with two newly developed Mercury outboard engines that can run on diesel fuel. Mercury OptiMax Diesel Outboard, which was developed for the U.S. Armed Forces, is a 3.0 liter V6 engine that produces 175 propshaft horsepower.  

15,000-TEU Container Ship Will be Delivered to Hapag-Lloyd

Photo: Hapag-Lloyd AG

 Another large container ship will be added to the fleet of the liner shipping company Hapag-Lloyd. The “Al Jmeliyah” will be handed over to Hapag-Lloyd tomorrow at the shipyard of Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) in South Korea.    With a capacity of 15,000 TEU, this ship is classed as an ultra-large container vessel (ULCV). The “Al Jmeliyah” is the last in a series of 17 newbuilds contracted to HSHI by UASC in the summer of 2013.  

Viking Planning Hydrogen-powered Cruise Ship

A hydrogen-powered cruise ship may be modeled on the same design as Viking Cruises’ most recent vessel, the Viking Sun. (Photo: Viking Cruises)

Viking Cruises is reportedly working on a project to develop a vessel fuelled by liquid hydrogen that could become the world’s first cruise ship with zero-emission technology, according to the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA).   NMA said the announcement was made by Viking Cruises project manager Serge Fossati during the Safety at Sea Conference in Haugesund.   “This is a world sensation. Very exciting

Two New Tugs for Abu Dhabi Ports

Yeniçay IV, delivered to Abu Dhabi Ports in September 2016 (Photo: Sanmar)

Abu Dhabi Port Company (ADPC) has purchased two newly built tugs from Sanmar shipyards of Turkey.   The new Yenicay Class tugs, based on the same Robert Allan Ltd Rascal 1800 basic design-which are equipped with the latest technology and have a bollard pull power of 30 metric tons, will service both Mussafah Port and Zayed Port and complement Abu Dhabi Port’s existing advanced fleet. Management of these tugs falls under SAFEEN, ADPC’s marine services division.  

Davie Launches Resolve-Class Naval Support Ship

Photo: Davie Canada Inc

 Davie Shipbuilding announced that during the weekend it launched the largest naval vessel ever to be delivered from a Canadian shipyard – on time, to budget and at an internationally competitive cost.   Commissioning of all onboard systems began in early September and on the 16th November 2017, the ship will perform its sea-trials prior to achieving Full Operational Capability (FOC).    During the sea-trials - overseen by Lloyd's Register – the ship's safety

US Ships on Course for More Days in South China Sea

U.S. Navy photo by Byron C. Linder

U.S. Navy ships are on track to spend more time in the South China Sea this year, U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift said on Thursday in China, where a U.S. warship was making a port call.   The visit by the USS Sterett guided-missile destroyer to Zhanjiang in Guangdong province, the first U.S. warship to visit China since President Donald Trump took office, comes amid tension in the disputed South China Sea

Norsafe Secures $23 mln in Contracts

Norsafe Marathon (Photo: Norsafe)

Norsafe reported that it has secured more than 200 million NOK ($23.6 million) in LSA contracts that have been put out to tender so far this year.   In addition to the recently announced contract with Kværner for delivery of three of Norsafe’s largest freefall lifeboats with davit systems to the Njord A platform, Norsafe has won several other significant contracts, both for new builds and upgrade projects.   Among the largest contracts are:

Combi Lift Orders 19 Vessels from Damen

Damen Zeya River shallow water push boat (Photo: Damen)

Damen Shipyards Group said it has secured an order with German heavy lift company Combi Lift to build a total of 19 specially customized shallow draught vessels. The vessels will be used to transport oversized and heavy lift cargo for the Gazprom Amur Gas Processing Plant Project in the Russian Far East. The multiple vessel order comprises four Multi Cats 2608SD, four Pusher Tugs 2612SD, seven Stan Pontoons 8916SD and four Side Floaters 8605SD.

Stronger Rates Across Vessels Lift Baltic Index

© Aihsan Ariturk / Adobe Stock

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose on Friday as rates climbed further across vessel segments. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, was up 12 points, or 1.35 percent, at 900 points. The panamax index rose 32 points, or 2.8 percent, at 1,173 points. Average daily earnings for panamaxes, which usually carry coal or grain cargoes of about 60,000 to 70

Harren & Partner to Acquire SAL Heavy Lift

Photo: SAL Heavy Lift

 Bremen-based shipping company Harren & Partner and "K" Line, Tokyo, have reached an agreement for Harren & Partner to acquire German carrier SAL Heavy Lift today (27 July 2017).    SAL will become the new dominant player in the super heavy lift segment (900 t to 2,000 t crane capacity).   SAL Heavy Lift, founded in 1980 in the "Altes Land" area near Hamburg, is one of the world's leading carriers specialised in the sea transport of heavy

Hyundai Merchant Marine Seeks USD 8.9 bln from KDB

Image: Hyundai Merchant Marine

 Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) requested the Korea Development Bank (KDB) to support with a total of 9.9 trillion won (US$8.9 billion) in funds until 2022  to grow into the 8th largest global shipping company in the future, Business Korea reported.  HMM had asked consulting firm AT Kearney to estimate how much support funds for HMM would be needed.    AT Kearney calculated that a total of 9.9 trillion won will be needed, including 5.6 trillion won (US$5

Baltic Index Edges Higher on Firmer Capesize Vessel Rates

File photo: Star Bulk

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, inched up on Friday, after declining for three-consecutive sessions, as rates for capesize vessels gained. The overall index — which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels — was up 9 points, or 0.75 percent, at 1,209 points. The capesize index gained 73 points, or 3.13 percent, at 2,406 points.

Subsea Construction Vessel Launched in Azerbaijan

Designed by Keppel Offshore & Marine and built by Baku Shipyard, the state-of-the-art subsea construction vessel, Khankendi, will install the biggest subsea production system in the Caspian Sea (Photo: Keppel)

The vessel was named Khankendi by the President of Azerbaijan, H.E. Ilham Aliyev, at a ceremony in Baku Shipyard and launched by the Shah Deniz consortium.   Baku Shipyard LLC, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) and Azerbaijan Investment Company (AIC), has completed a Subsea Construction Vessel (SCV) for the Caspian region.  

RSC Bio Solutions’ EALs Available through Drew Marine

RSC Bio Solutions said its high performance Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) are now available through Drew Marine’s global supply chain network, which is capable of delivering to more than 900 ports worldwide.   RSC Bio Solutions and Drew Marine announced a new global marine distribution partnership that has expanded the global availability of RSC Bio Solutions’ range of EALs. The following RSC FUTERRA and RSC EnviroLogic products are currently stocked and

Austal Delivers Its 6th LCS to the US Navy

Austal USA delivered its sixth littoral combat ship to the U.S. Navy on Friday, September 15. The future USS Omaha (LCS 12) is the nation’s 10th littoral combat ship delivered to the Navy, the first of two that the shipbuilder will deliver this year.   “They’re here and ready. Our Independence-variant littoral combat ships are coming off the line with exceptional quality and under the congressional cost cap,” said Austal USA President Craig Perciavalle

Diana Enters TC Contract with Unico Logistics

Maera. Photo: Diana Shipping Inc

 Diana Shipping, a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Unico Logistics, Seoul, for one of its Panamax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Maera.    The gross charter rate is US$11,900 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum nine months to maximum eleven months.   

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