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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Jamestown Metal Marine Delivers Casino Vessel

Jamestown Metal Marine Sales, Inc. has successfully delivered the completed Blue Chip 2 casino vessel to Blue Chip Casino, at Blue Chip’s Michigan City, Ind., facility. gaming area on a single deck. back of house and future gaming areas on other decks. constructed for the project. interior finishes, and the gaming facilities. concert with Blue Chip Casino’s local construction management team. unmatched in its unobstructed access having all gaming positions on one level. and parking facility. and the new Blue Chip 2 was motored into position to adjoin the newly renovated support pavilion. provide a grand view and openness unseen in other casino vessels built to date. the United States Coast Guard. firm of Andrea Piacentini Design, both of Seattle, Washington.

e-Navigation: Multi-GNSS Receiver Chips Coming

Furuno say new multi-GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receiver chips "eRideOPUS 6" and "eRideOPUS 7" will be available from summer 2013. The new receiver chips are multi-GNSS compliant single-chip LSIs, capable of concurrently receiving signals from multiple satellites of GNSS systems, i.e., GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, etc., and Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) as well as Japan's Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS). The ability to concurrently receive GNSS and GNSS augmentation signals from multiple satellites belonging to different satellite services means that the receivers have a higher probability of acquiring a greater number of satellites at any single point in time.

MOL Acquires Woodchip Carrier

MOL’s Newbuilding Woodchip Carrier C.S. Bright

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced the delivery of the new woodchip carrier, C.S. Bright, which has a cargo hold capacity of about 4.3 million cubic feet, at Mizushima Shipyard of Sanoyas Shipbuilding Corporation (President: Takashi Ueda; Head Office: Osaka). Following the delivery ceremony, the vessel left to take on a cargo of wood chips in Australia for Hokuetsu Kishu Paper Co., Ltd. The C.S. Bright was designed with a shallow draft while maximizing cargo hold capacity to allow efficient loading of wood chips, which are lightweight and take up a relatively large amount of space.

NYK Fixes Charter for Wood-chip Carrier

Courtesy NYK

NYK has concluded a long-term contract with Hokuetsu Kishu Paper Co. Ltd. for a new wood-chip carrier to be built by Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. and delivered in 2018. The ship will be able to load 4.3 million cubic feet of wood chips and will feature an advanced eco-design and electronically controlled engines. NYK currently has long-term contracts with Hokuetsu Kishu Paper for six wood-chip carriers, the largest share of contracts that any shipping company has with Hokuetsu Kishu Paper, and this new contact will strengthen NYK’s transportation capacity further.

Defender Brings MagicEzy Products to N. America

Image courtesy of MagicEzy

MagicEzy, Australian manufacturer of new MagicEzy9-Second Chip Fix, MagicEzyHairline Fix and MagicEzyMega Fusionboat surface repair products, has announced that American marine outfitter Defender Industries is now offering its products nationwide through its website, mail order catalog and 110,000-square-foot warehouse outlet store in Waterford, Connecticut. A marine outfitter since 1938, Defender offers an array of products covering every aspect of boating equipment, gear and supplies. With roots in the U.S.

Port Hueneme Hosts Paul ‘Chip’ Jaenichen

Image courtesy of Port of Hueneme

The Port of Hueneme, claimed to be one of the most productive and efficient commercial trade gateways for niche cargo on the West Coast, is to be visited by the Acting Maritime Administration (MARAD) Chief, Paul ‘Chip’ Jaenichen. The Port informs that Mr. Jaenichen is to tour the port and visit with working waterfront port customers at 1000 hrs. on February 24, 2014. The Port is governed by 5 locally elected Port Commissioners. The Port moves $8 billion in goods each year and consistently ranks among the top ten U.S. ports for automobiles and fresh produce.

Maritime Safety: 'Ghost Rod' Video Wins Prize

A water-based homage to the classic "Ghost Chips" road safety TV advertisement has won this year's Bounty Hunter Fishing Tournament video competition, which was sponsored by Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and PlaceMakers Big Angry Fish. Naomi Willis of Cambridge won $3,000 for her “very creative and funny” on-the-water take-off of the “Ghost Chips” advertisement. MNZ Education and Communications Manager Pania Shingleton said while many of the videos had a humorous tone, particularly “Ghost Rod”, the safety message was a deadly serious one. "The main target is to get more people wearing lifejackets and reduce the number of recreational boating deaths in New Zealand,” she said.

ShipServ’s e-procurement Solutions Expand

ShipServ announced that Chevron Shipping Company and Seabulk International have contracted to conduct their procurement business via ShipServ’s TradeNet trading platform. ShipServ established a foothold in North America, by adding a number of blue chip clients and breaking into new sectors such as LNG, cruise ships etc. Chevron Shipping, San Ramon, California, signed on its tanker fleet currently at 25 ships, including the, Northwest Swan, an LNG vessel operated by an affiliate of Chevron Shipping on behalf of the North West Shelf Venture Gas Project. Seabulk International, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who operate one of the largest USA tanker fleets, will use TradeNet for all purchasing for their fleet of ten petroleum product and chemical tankers.

NYK Vessel Rescues Fishermen on Philippines Coast

Crimson Polaris, a wood-chip carrier operated by NYK Line

On July 7, Crimson Polaris, a wood-chip carrier operated by NYK Line, rescued nine fishermen in distress off the coast of the Philippines. While Crimson Polaris was sailing from Australia to China through a navigational lane in the South China Sea on July 7, the ship’s crew members spotted the fishermen, pulled them to safety, and began administering first aid. The fishing boat had departed from Bolinao in the Philippines on July 3 and had overturned and sunk in bad weather two days later. The fishermen were rescued on July 7, and handed over to the coast guard the next day and returned home.

Jamestown Metal Marine to Construct Casino Vessel

Jamestown Metal Marine Sales, Inc. has been awarded a contract by Blue Chip Casino, LLC, a subsidiary of Boyd Gaming, to construct a new casino vessel at Blue Chip's Michigan City, Indiana facility. The new vessel, which will replace the present vessel, will be approximately 400 ft. in length with a beam of 200 feet and provide about 75,000 square feet of gaming area on a single deck. In addition to the gaming area there will be another 85,000 square feet of back of house and future gaming areas on other decks. Jamestown was selected by Blue Chip Casino for this high visibility project based on Jamestown's significant experience outfitting casino vessels and managing other turnkey marine construction projects. This will be Jamestown's 26th casino project.

Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen to Close NMDay 2014

Paul “Chip” Jaenichen

Acting Maritime Administrator, Paul “Chip” Jaenichen will close the “Safety at Sea” Seminar being hosted by North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) at the National Press Club from 2:30-6:00pm. NAMEPA’s seminar will join industry and governmental leaders as they discuss issues of the day surrounding Safety at Sea. The seminar is designed to highlight both best practices and opportunities for improvement. Immediately following the “Safety at Sea” seminar…

MagicEzy, AB Marine Join Forces

MagicEzy, Australian manufacturer of new 9-Second Chip Fix, Hairline Fix and Mega Fusion, has signed on with Newport, Rhode Island-based marine products distributor AB Marine to bring its repair products to the North American boating market. MagicEzy 9-Second Chip Fix is a nano filler that structurally fixes and colors chips, scratches, nicks and gouges in fiberglass boats in seconds — without harsh fumes or the need for mixing two-part formulas. MagicEzy Hairline Fix is a nano sealant and binder developed to seal and color fine scratches and stress cracks in one application. Hairline Fix was recently recognized by U.S.-based marine trade journal Boating Industry as one of the Top Products for 2014.

Horizon Delivers Second 80’ Towboat to FMT

Photo courtesy of Horizon Shipbuilding

Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. announced the delivery of another 80’ Inland River Towboat, the M/V Chip Stiebing, to Florida Marine Transporters (FMT) of Mandeville, La. Delivered in March 2015, this is the second 80’ towboat of the three vessel contract with FMT. Horizon, a Bayou La Batre, Alabama shipyard has delivered several 140’ and 120’ inland river towboats over the eight-year relationship with FMT. The project manager for the construction of the M/V Chip Stiebing, Mike Sims, has now delivered two of the three 80’ vessels on-time.

Braemar Opens Crude and Products Ship Broking Operation

Denis Petropoulos

Braemar Seascope said it is strengthening its ship broking activities by opening a new division within the group’s Houston offices focusing on the large crude and products tanker trades. The new operation will launch following the employment of four tanker brokers: Nelson Hebert, Clint DeAtley, Chip Kelman and John Anderson have all come across town to the Braemar office. They will be joined by ex-MJLF broker and past Tanker Pacific chartering executive, Lynne Rutherford.  

RTM STAR Center Upgrades Simulator

RTM STAR (Simulation, Training, Assessment & Research) Center announced that it has upgraded its 360º Bridge Simulator. The image generation system now features the Simfusion 4500Q with photo-textured graphics, and the projector system has been replaced by Christie 3-chip Digital Light Processing (DLP) with soft-edge blending provided by 3D Perception.

Casino Boat to be Unveiled

According to the Chicago Sun Times, pending regulatory approvals, the grand opening of the new $170 million gambling vessel at the Blue Chip Casino & Hotel in Michigan City, Ind., will be celebrated next week. It will mark the culmination of a two-year on-site construction project. The new boat will feature a 65,000-sq. ft. casino on one level and is reported to have the largest hull of any casino boat in the nation.

AMP Applauds Confirmation of MARAD Administrator

Paul ‘Chip’ Jaenichen as U.S. Maritime Administrator

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, has released the following statement on the U.S. Senate confirmation of Paul ‘Chip’ Jaenichen as U.S. “AMP members appreciate Administrator Jaenichen’s understanding that a strong domestic maritime industry is critical for U.S. economic, national, and homeland security and that this essential industry is best supported by maintaining the Jones Act, which serves as the foundation of the nation’s vibrant domestic maritime policy.

Seoul Shares Gain on Shipyards, Financials

According to a report from Reuters, Seoul shares edged up in volatile trade on March 8 lifted by shipbuilders and financials, but memory chip manufacturers like Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) and steelmakers underperformed.   (Source: Reuters)

Repower on the Chesapeake

The St. Laurent Forest Products Corporation of West Point, Va. has been operating a pair of 84 ft. tugs, Elis and Sture, since 1980, when they were built in Houma, La. The boats are dedicated to supplying the companies pulp mill with chips as well as towing the company's oil barge as required. When the original two-cycle main engines started showing their twenty years, Marine Superintendent Tommy Callis began shopping for replacement engines for Elis. He liked what he heard from engine dealer Sonny Hawkins of Inland Equipment about Cummins Marine and he had already had good dealings with distributor Cummins Atlantic on construction machinery.

Titan Maritime Rolls Out The Bunker In Portugal

Titan Maritime recently completed a wreck removal of M/V Coral Bulker in Viana de Castelo, Portugal. The 28,454-dwt bulker went aground with a cargo of wood chips and timber en route from Tallinn to Viana de Castelo. Rough seas and high winds forced the vessel to ground next to the port village's breakwater on Christmas Morning 2000. As a result, the vessel's double bottoms were breached, which led to the flooding of the engine room. Upon award of the contract, Titan immediately began mobilization of equipment. A total of 25 Titan personnel, including a salvage master, diver/salvors, on-shore coordinator and hydraulic engineers were sent to the site.

Crowley Shipmaster Receives 'Sandy' Relief Award

Spirit Awards: Photo credit Crowley

The master of Crowley’s 'S.S. Wright, Capt Fred Walley, receives the 'Spirit Award' in recognition of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts
. Capt Walley of the Ready Reserve Force (RRF) ship, was presented with the Spirit Award at the Nationals Park during a televised Major League Baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies on National Maritime Day, May 25. National Maritime Day is an annual observance that recognizes the U.S. maritime industry.

Jaenichen to Close Safety at Sea Seminar

Paul “Chip” Jaenichen (Photo: MARAD)

U.S. Maritime Administrator, Paul “Chip” Jaenichen will close the "Safety at Sea" National Maritime Day Seminar hosted by North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA). The seminar, to be held May 21 at the National Press Club from 2-5:30 p.m., will bring industry and government leaders together to discuss concerns about safety and strategies for meeting them. Immediately following the “Safety at Sea” seminar is the AMVER Awards Dinner where over 150 companies…

Seoul Shares Close at New High on Shipbuilding

South Korean stocks hit a fresh closing high Thursday as investors picked up shipbuilding and machinery shares, taking a cue from overnight gains in U.S. markets, analysts said. The South Korean won fell against the U.S. dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 14.98 points, or 0.94 percent, to 1,615.58. Volume was moderate at 445.7 million shares worth 4.67 trillion won (US$5.03 billion), with winners outpacing losers 544 to 226. Shipbuilders led the gain with top shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries rising 6.53 percent to 285,500 won. Steel shares gained ground. No. 2 steelmaker Hyundai Steel advanced 2.45 percent to 48,150 won after a local brokerage raised its price estimate for the shares. Tech blue chips traded in negative territory.

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