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Westport Shipyard Launches Composite 43m Cutter

Westport’s launch of the Global Response Cutter (GRC-43) from its composite patrol vessel series (CPV) represents a significant milestone while marking a return to the company’s commercial roots. The composite GRC-43 offers many advantages to the world’s Coast Guards and Navy’s over aluminum and steel builds, including but not limited to superior weight to strength/distinct thermal advantages/non-corrosive properties while in parallel significantly reducing maintenance costs/increasing operational on station time, and life cycles of the patrol vessels.

AMP Awards 2011 AOTOS to James Henry

Most Prestigious Award Given in the Transportation and Maritime Industry. The American Maritime Partnership congratulated its Chairman James Henry for receiving the 2011 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Award (AOTOS) presented by the United Seaman’s Service (USS) at the 42nd annual industry gala dinner on October 28, 2011. American Maritime Partnership Vice Chairman Thomas Allegretti said, “Jim Henry’s strong leadership has benefited the American maritime industry for nearly 25 years. His work has been especially critical in ensuring the integrity of the Jones Act, despite significant assaults on it over the past two decades. As Chairman of AMP…

Bourbon, Bureau Veritas Partner on Digitalization

Bourbon Explorer 508 (Photo: Bourbon)

Under a new strategic partnership agreement, French offshore services firm Bourbon and testing, inspection and certification services provider Bureau Veritas will develop and deploy new digital technologies, including solutions for automation, real time fleet monitoring and mitigating cyber risks. For dynamic positioning systems in particular, the partnership will aim to deliver advanced automation of to enable real-time advisory tools for bridge operators and remote support for onshore teams…

MMK Boosts Steel Shipments to Shipbuilders

OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) supplied 78,000 metric tons of metal products to shipbuilders in 2014, which represents a 37.2% growth year-on-year. MMK supplies up to half of all metal products sold to the Russian shipbuilding industry. Key customers of MMK include companies that are part of such groups as United Shipbuilding Corporation, Oka Shipyard, and Red Barricades Shipbuilding Plant. MMK production of steel for the shipbuilding industry has been expanded following the commissioning of the thick plate Mill 5000 in 2009. The thick plate mill can produce steel used in production for the Russian naval fleet, tankers, modern ice-class vessels.

Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Bags Ocean Tankers Order for Six Vessels

Photo: Ocean Tankers

Ocean Tankers, the provider oil tanker shipping and chartering services to oil companies and trading houses, has ordered six handy-sized tankers to be built at the Chinese shipbuilding facility Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding, said a report in Reuters. The report said that the Singapore based tanker company has placed the order for an undisclosed sum as the company renews and expands its fleet and ships are expected to be delivered by 2020. The order is for 23,500-deadweight tonne (dwt) tankers that can carry crude, clean or dirty oil products, to be delivered in stages by the end of the decade.

ABS to Supervise Tanker Building Process at Yard

VNA reported that Dung Quat Shipbuilding Industry Company has signed with American Bureau of Shipping (ABS.) The contract means the classification society will supervise the shipyard's building process of three oil tankers. Under the $400,000 contract, ABS, in collaboration with the Vietnam Register Agency will send its supervisors to the shipyard to supervise the quality of all stages to build the oil tankers, which will begin at the end of this month, officials from the Dung Quat shipyard. The first oil tanker with capacity of 104,000 DWT is expected to be handed over to the Vietnam Oil and Gas Corporation by mid 2008, helping meet the demand for the transport of materials and products for the Dung Quat Oil Refinery…

SSI Rep Sponsors Brazilian Offshore Seminar

SSI and its representatives continue to engage with leaders of the shipbuilding and offshore industry to help increase productivity and solve business challenges. On April 23, Sincronia, SSI's representative for ShipConstructor software in Brazil, is sponsoring the first seminar focused on the shipbuilding and offshore construction cluster in the state of Pernambuco. Estaleiro Atlântico Sul (EAS) and the American Bureau of Shipping are cosponsors of this event which has been organized by SOBENA (Society of Brazilian Naval Engineers), in partnership with Petrobras, Transpetro, EAS, FIEPE and the Federal University of Pernambuco. The seminar…

Jensen Hires Naval Architect, Seek Execs

Scott Ward: Photo credit Jensen

Scott Ward has joined Jensen Maritime Consultants  as a naval architect in the company’s new office in the New Orleans business district. Ward comes to Jensen with a wide variety of experience in design review, project management and operations. Before joining Jensen he worked at American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a provider of marine and offshore classification services, in the machinery and hull departments. He has also worked for North American Shipbuilding as a naval architect and at Pacific-Gulf Marine as an assistant technical superintendent.

Tricon Marine Showcases Ops in China

Euro-American luxury yacht builder Tricon Marine was selected by the Chinese government to join a delegation presenting to local businessmen and women in Boston. Led by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Zhuhai Investment Promotion Bureau, the presentation highlights the region’s most notable business success stories. Tricon’s representatives will describe the company’s experiences building and managing a luxury shipbuilding operation in China. “This is a great time for business partnerships between the United States and China,” said Christos Livadas, Chairman and CEO of Tricon Marine.

Kappel Propellers for Newbuild Bulk Carriers

Image courtesy of MAN Alpha Kappel

Lemissoler Navigation Co. Ltd., the Cyprus-based owner and operator, has selected the MAN Alpha Kappel propeller design for a new series of 8 × 58,500 DWT bulk carriers planned for delivery during 2015 and 2016. The 6.8-meter, slow-running, four-bladed Kappel fixed-pitch propellers will be tailored to the SDARI-designed bulk carriers and a drivetrain powered by an MAN B&W 5S60ME-C engine, economy-rated at 8,050 kW and 89 r/min. The new Lemissoler vessels will be characterized…

Tanker Construction Begins in Dung Quat

VNA reported that Dung Quat Shipbuilding Industry Corporation on October 30 began building a 104,000-tonoil tanker, the largest of its kind built in Vietnam so far. The construction, which uses technology from Poland, will be supervised by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Experts from Japan, the Republic of Korea and Poland will take part in building the oil tanker. The same day, the Dung Quat Shipbuilding Industry Corporation and the Vietnam Shipping Corporation (Vinaship) signed a principle contract on the building of two 54,000-ton freighters. Under the schedule, the Dung Quat 01 oil tanker and one freighter will be completed and handed over to Vinaship by the end of March, 2008. Source: VNA

Tanker Construction Begins in Dung Quat

VNA reported that Dung Quat Shipbuilding Industry Corporation on October 30 began building a 104,000-tonoil tanker, the largest of its kind built in Vietnam so far. The construction, which uses technology from Poland, will be supervised by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Experts from Japan, the Republic of Korea and Poland will take part in building the oil tanker. The same day, the Dung Quat Shipbuilding Industry Corporation and the Vietnam Shipping Corporation (Vinaship) signed a principle contract on the building of two 54,000-ton freighters. Under the schedule, the Dung Quat 01 oil tanker and one freighter will be completed and handed over to Vinaship by the end of March, 2008. Source: VNA

Sinopacific’s Zhejiang Shipyard Starts SPP17 PSV Ship

On the morning of May 9, 2011, Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group’s Zhejiang Shipyard started work on the manufacture of the SPP17 PSV series of offshore support vessel for France’s Bourbon Company. This is the eighth ship to be manufactured on the company’s small ship line, and this ship is to be certified by American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The SPP17 PSV ship is another model autonomously designed by Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group, following after the SPA80 AHTS ship. The new ship has a total length of 61.80 meters…

BV Certifies Production of Slabs for Shipbuilding

Recertification audit was successfully completed at NLMK by Bureau Veritas (France) for the combine's production of slabs for shipbuilding. The auditors inspected the operation of converter units and technical control services, the documentation of quality management system and control tests of samples of steel grades produced and supplied by NLMK to Europe according to the requirements of Bureau Veritas. NLMK will be granted a new Bureau Veritas certificate of conformity of the produced shipbuilding slabs, which will be in effect for five years. Source: FIS

Port Hedland to Reopen as Cyclone Fades

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Australia's Port Hedland iron ore terminal will likely reopen on Saturday after Australia's weather bureau cut the forecast strength of a cyclone bearing down on the continent's far northwest, the port's operator said on Friday. Cyclone Joyce, a Category 1 storm, is holding just off the beaches of Pilbara iron ore belt, prompting the overnight closure of the world's biggest iron ore export terminal, 1,700 km (1,050 miles) north of Perth, as a safety precaution. Shipping operations are expected to resume at 6 a.m. Saturday (2200 GMT Friday) should weather conditions improve.

This Day in Naval History – August 31

1842 - Congress replaces the Board of Navy Commissioners, a group of senior officer who oversaw naval technical affairs, with the five technical Bureaus, ancestors of the Systems Commands. One of the 1842 Bureau, the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, continues to serve under its original name. 1943 - Commissioning of USS Harmon (DE-678), first Navy ship named for an African American Sailor. 1944 - Carrier task group begins 3-day attack on Iwo Jima and Bonin Islands 1962 - Last flight of Navy airship made at NAS Lakehurst, NJ (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – August 31

1842 - Congress replaces the Board of Navy Commissioners, a group of senior officer who oversaw naval technical affairs, with the five technical Bureaus, ancestors of the Systems Commands. One of the 1842 Bureau, the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, continues to serve under its original name. 1943 - Commissioning of USS Harmon (DE-678), first Navy ship named for an African American Sailor. 1944 - Carrier task group begins 3-day attack on Iwo Jima and Bonin Islands 1962 - Last flight of Navy airship made at NAS Lakehurst, NJ (Source: Navy News Service)

ConocoPhillips to Christen New Towboat

The third of four new towboats, which have received American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classification, will be christened by ConocoPhillips next week. The christening ceremony for Innovator will be held a Port of Orange in Orange, Texas, on May 14, 2003 at 10 a.m. The first two towboats, Spirit and Integrity were christened in January and March respectively. The final vessel, Liberty, will be christened in June. Orange Shipbuilding, built the vessels, which have safety enhancement such as fuel shutdowns, fire detection systems and fire fighting systems. In addition, they are equipped with double-hull fuel tanks and five-blade propellers that are more efficient and reduce hull vibration by as much as 50 percent compared to a conventional four-blade propeller.

Vietnam Shipyard Builds Tanker for PetroVietnam

An affiliate of Vietnam shipbuilding giant Vinashin started work on the first of three 105,000 oil tankers under a contract last July with the state-run oil giant PetroVietnam. The $56m freighter to be 245m-long, 43m-wide and 20m-height will be built by Dung Quat Shipbuilding Industry Company and have state-of-the-art equipment satisfying latest international maritime conventions. The first will be handed over by the March of 2008, and the second and third by 2009 before the Dung Quat Oil Refinery goes on stream in 2009 – the first of its kind in the country which is now under construction in the central Quang Ngai Province. The company inked a $400…

ABS Ventures to VietNam

The Dung Quat Shipbuilding Industry Company has signed with American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) a contract under which the US firm will supervise the shipyard's building process of three oil tankers. Under the $400,000 contract, ABS, one of the world's leading ship classification societies, in collaboration with the Vietnam Register Agency will send its supervisors to the shipyard to supervise the quality of all stages to build the oil tankers, which will begin at the end of this month, said Dinh Tien Dung, Deputy Director of the Dung Quat shipyard. The first oil tanker with capacity of 104,000 DWT is expected to be handed over to the Vietnam Oil and Gas Corporation by mid 2008…

Steel Delivered to Build Russia’s New Icebreakers

OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has been selected as the key steel supplier in the construction of nuclear icebreakers (Project 22220) at the Baltic Shipyard, part of United Shipbuilding Corporation. A 60MW universal nuclear icebreaker known as Arctic – Project 22220’s leading ship – is currently under construction at the shipyard. The icebreaker’s displacement will amount to up to 33.5 thousand metric tons, and it will reach speeds of up to 22 knots in open water. This new generation of icebreaker will be equipped with two nuclear reactors, each with a thermal capacity of 175 MW. It will also be able to break ice of up to three meters thick, opening up the Northern Sea Route virtually all year round, and enabling the delivery of hydrocarbons from their northernmost deposits.

Sustainable Shipping Initiative leans on shipping ahead of COP21

Logo: Sustainable Shipping Initiative

The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) is stepping up pressure on the shipping industry ahead of the COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris, says The Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia. SSI want the IMO to support the UNFCCC global CO2 reduction targets on the basis that climate change is one of the biggest risks to the future of global trade and to the shipping industry. In its response, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has pointed out that mandatory CO2…

Hose Master Receives ABS Approval for Marine Applications

Hose Master, industrial manufacturer of metal hose and expansion joints, received American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Product Type Approval across its major braided metal hose product lines. This certification recognizes Hose Master as having the ability to fabricate hose assemblies with numerous fitting combinations to ABS standards for a wide range of marine and offshore applications. ABS has audited and certified Hose Master’s fabricating facilities to produce metal hose assemblies of the highest quality and safety, fabricated by over 50 ASME Section IX certified welders.

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