Dirty Ship Ordered to Leave New Zealand
Indonesian bulk carrier DL Marigold has been ordered to leave port of Tauranga in New Zealand waters after its hull was judged to be threat to bio-security. The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) has sent the ship packing from Tauranga because of its dirty hull - the first time this has happened. MPI ordered the Panama-registered DL Marigold from New Zealand after MPI divers discovered dense fouling of barnacles and tube worms on the ship's hull and other underwater surfaces. It gave the ship 24 hours to depart.
Australia Bans Bulker for Underpaying Crew
A Panama flagged bulk carrier, DL Carnation, has been banned from entering Australian ports for a period of 12 months after authorities uncovered a scheme which saw the vessel’s crew being intentionally underpaid. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said it received a complaint on Friday, September 8 via the International Transport Workers’ Federation alleging discrepancies in the payment of wages for the crew of the DL Carnation. An AMSA surveyor attended the vessel in Gladstone and found that the ship was operating with two sets of wage accounts on board: one showing the amount of pay the crew should have been receiving in line with their Seafarer Employment Agreements, and the other showing what the crew was actually receiving.
This Day in Naval History - Jan. 26
From the Navy News Service 1911 - The first hydroaeroplane flight is witnessed by a naval aviator. 1913 - The body of John Paul Jones is laid in its final resting place in the chapel of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. 1949 - USS Norton Sound (AV 11), the first guided-missile ship, launches first guided missile, Loon. 1960 - USS John S. McCain (DL 3/DDG 36) rescues the entire 41-man crew of the sinking Japanese freighter, Shinwa Maru, in the East China Sea.
This Day in Naval History - January 26
From the Navy News Service: 1911 - The first hydroaeroplane flight is witnessed by a naval aviator. 1913 - The body of John Paul Jones is laid in its final resting place in the chapel of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. 1949 - USS Norton Sound (AV 11), the first guided-missile ship, launches first guided missile, Loon. 1960 - USS John S. McCain (DL 3/DDG 36) rescues the entire 41-man crew of the sinking Japanese freighter, Shinwa Maru, in the East China Sea.
China Shipyard Delivers Handymax & Capesize Bulk Carrier
COSCO Corporation (Singapore) subsidiariary shipbuilder in China has delivered two bulk carriers. COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard has delivered the 189.99 meters LOA and 32.26 meters in breadth, 57,000 dwt Handymax bulker Ocean Lady to its unnamed European owner. Secondly the 82,000 dwt, 229 meters LOA and 32.26 meters in breadth, Capesize bulk carrier DL Acacia has been delivered to Asian buyers. The delivery documents were signed by and between COSCO Zhoushan and the buyers recently.
New Permanent Mount LED Deck Light
Industrial lighting specialist Larson Electronics announced the release of a 30 watt LED deck light equipped with a 360° spindle that allows for complete rotation while being permanently mounted. The DL-APB-LED-30W permanent mount LED deck light from Larson Electronics provides operators with a high powered lighting solution in applications where a low voltage light is preferred. The 30 watt PAR46 LED light emitter in this unit is highly resistant to damage from shocks and vibration as well as up to 80 percent more efficient than incandescent lights.
China COSCO Yards Deliver Tender Rigs, Capesize Bulk Carrier
COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard deliver two tender rigs, & COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard a Capesize bulk carrier. COSCO (Nantong), a subsidiary of the Company's 51% owned COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd, has delivered two tender rigs "T-16" and "T-17", to Seadrill. The delivery documents were signed by and between COSCO Nantong and Seadrill recently. At almost the same time COSCO announced that COSCO (Zhoushan) has delivered a bulk carrier of 82000 dwt, "DL DAHLIA", to its Asian buyer. The dimensions of the new ship are: 229 meters in LOA and 32.26 meters in breadth. COSCO inform that the delivery documents were signed by and between COSCO Zhoushan and the buyer on 28 May 2013.
Zodiac’s Consumer Rebate Program
Zodiac of North America, Inc., manufacturer of inflatable boats and rigid-hull inflatable boats (RIBs), announced their Save Fuel Keep Boating Consumer Rebate program to stimulate early season sales of their inflatable boats and RIBs. "Recreational RIBs are taking hold in America as primary boats due to their fuel efficiency and ride quality," Gary Durnan, Vice President, Zodiac of North America, said. "Offering a rebate program in today's tough economy will further encourage customers to put Zodiac on their list and give us a try.
Prince of Wales Visits Seagen at Strangford Lough
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has visited Marine Current Turbines’ SeaGen, a marine current and tidal stream technology that is deployed in Northern Ireland’s Strangford Lough and generating power into the local grid on a daily basis. On May 13, HRH was greeted by Mr David Lindsay the Lord-Lieutenant for County Down and went on to meet Mrs Arlene Foster MLA Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Martin Wright Managing Director of Marine Current Turbines (MCT), and Professor Peter Gregson DL President and Vice-Chancellor Queen’s University Belfast.
Recent Vessel Sales: August 2014
Vessel sales for June 2014 (as of September 1) as prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York.
ISP to Supply New Rescue Boat
Bootle-based maritime firm International Safety Products (ISP) is set to become one of the world’s only major suppliers of a new rescue boat. The Liverpool City Region business - which is one of the largest manufacturers of inflatable marine lifejackets - supplies a range of maritime safety equipment. ISP commercial director Geoff Billington said the Duarry 420RB Rescue Boat is an important addition to the portfolio, and the firm will be targeting key markets with the product, especially the commercial marine sector - including offshore businesses.
Recent Vessel Sales: December 2014
Vessel sales for December 2014 (as of January 1) as prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York.
London Tops Xinhua/Baltic Exchange Index for Maritime Services
London has come top of a listing of maritime service centres published by the Baltic Exchange and Xinhua, China’s news agency, whilst Singapore heads the overall list for its combined port and maritime services offering. The International Shipping Centre Development Index (ISCD) covers 46 of the world’s largest ports and cities and is designed to bring clarity to investors and governments on the relative performance of shipping centres around the world. London makes second place on the overall index, closely followed by Hong Kong.
Freezing Med Attracts Unusual Diesel Cargoes
Tankers diverted in mid-Atlantic to Med; in rare arbitrage, cargoes from Europe into Med. At least one tanker carrying diesel en route to New York has been diverted in the mid-Atlantic to the Mediterranean, where freezing weather from North Africa to the Balkans has boosted demand for heating oil and sharply lifted prices. At the same time, two 30,000-tonne tankers - the Torm Gyda and Nord Bell - have been booked by Glencore to go from northwest Europe to the Mediterranean, according to shipping data and traders.
Med Diesel Diffs at 21-month High
A closed arbitrage from other regions and refinery shutdowns have tightened the Mediterranean diesel market driving cargo premiums to ICE gasoil futures to their highest since August 2015. "It's almost impossible to find cargoes for the first half of May in the Mediterranean," one trader active in the region said. "Arbitrage from the U.S. (into the Mediterranean) is not really working, or just working on a 10-minute basis so nobody is able to fix cargoes," he added. As a result…
ABC: Powering Up for the Next 100 Years
On the occasion of its centenary, a new engine type, the DL36, has being launched to meet the future emission directives of 2016. The new range combines a small environmental footprint with the ability to deliver more than 10,000 kW. ABC’s power range will thus more than double, opening up new markets and segments. At the same time ABC has experience with hybrid drives and alternative fuels, from vegetable oils through animal fats to natural and bio gas. Maritime Reporter & Engineering News takes a closer at ABC’s 100-history and future.
New Port Academy Liverpool Unveiled at Grand Opening
LIVERPOOL City Region has launched a new £2.5 million maritime training academy which it believes is the only one in the U.K. to create vitally needed skills and become a beacon of international excellence. Hugh Baird College, Bootle, and its supporting partners officially launch the Port Academy Liverpool (PAL) with some 200 guests from across the U.K. representing the maritime industry, Merchant Navy, Royal Navy – both past and present - and charitable trusts. Port Academy Liverpool will provide first class academic…
Historical Society to Salute Maritime Leaders
The National Maritime Historical Society will host its 2012 Annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 at the New York Yacht Club in New York City. The NMHS Distinguished Service Award, for outstanding contributions in the maritime field, will be presented to Admiral Sir Jonathon Band GCB DL, Captain Brian A. McAllister, and Captain Don Walsh, USN (Ret.), PhD. The David A. O’Neil Sheet Anchor Award, recognizing the contributions of those who further the work of the Society, will be given to Thomas F. Daly.
Recent Vessel Sales - October 2015
Vessel sales for October 2015 (as of November 1) as prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York.
Recent Vessel Sales - January 2016
Vessel sales for January 2016 (as of February 1) as prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York.
Maritime Anti-Piracy, The Captain’s Guide Book
The fight against global piracy is as old as the seas themselves. Recent years have seen huge increases in pirate attacks against commercial shipping and, while the risk of piracy off East Africa is now believed to be somewhat diminished, the threat remains in the region and the cost to the global economy has been estimated to be as much as $6 billion by Oceans Beyond Piracy in their 2012 report. Piracy in West Africa and the South China Sea, meanwhile, is very much on the increase.
Recent Vessel Sales - July 2016
Vessel sales for July 2016 (as of August 1) as prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York.
[Op/Ed] WRDA: Dredging up Progress
Digging out the small ports and harbors that serve as the on-ramps to the maritime super highway is important work. We support the WRDA language that makes our water commerce system work productively. The Presidentially-appointed Mississippi River Commission in its public meetings alongside the members of Big River Coalition and the MVFCA has heard from interests, discussed and supported this approach for more than five years. Our navigation infrastructure must be fully maintained or the efficiencies offered by the inland navigation system…