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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Shoreham Port staff given paediatric first aid training

Training in Paediatric First Aid Photo Shoreham Port.

With over half of Shoreham Port's employees already trained in adult emergency first aid the port offering paediatric first aid training has enabled individuals to feel more confident about delivering first aid outside of the workplace, especially if they have children or babies in their family. The Port welcomed back First Aid Co-ordinators Eddie Seaborne MBE and Karyn Ashcroft from St Vincent College this week to deliver paediatric first aid training to a number of port staff and their friends and family.

Samudera Delivers First Of Two Tankers To Pertamina

Samudera Shipping Line delivered the first of two new 17,500 dwt tankers to Indonesia's state-owned oil and gas firm Pertamina. The vessel, M/T Sinar Mas, had a long-term contract of 10 years with an option for a two-year extension for a further two years by Pertamina. With the new tanker, Samudera's tanker fleet now comprises of seven vessels. The firm said the shallow-draft vessel, built by Jiangdu Shipyard, was of good quality despite delays in its construction.

This Day in Naval History – May 11

1862 - CSS Virginia blown up by Confederates to prevent capture. 1898 - Sailors and Marines from USS Marblehead cut trans-oceanic cable near Cienfuegos, Cuba, isolating Cuba from Spain. 1943 - Naval task force lands Army troops on Attu, Aleutians. 1965 - U.S. destroyers deliver first shore bombardment of Vietnam War. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – May 11

1862 - CSS Virginia blown up by Confederates to prevent capture. 1898 - Sailors and Marines from USS Marblehead cut trans-oceanic cable near Cienfuegos, Cuba, isolating Cuba from Spain. 1943 - Naval task force lands Army troops on Attu, Aleutians. 1965 - U.S. destroyers deliver first shore bombardment of Vietnam War. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in U.S. Naval History - May 11

1862 - CSS Virginia blown up by Confederates to prevent capture.   1898 - Sailors and Marines from USS Marblehead cut trans-oceanic cable near Cienfuegos, Cuba, isolating Cuba from Spain.   1943 - Naval task force lands Army troops on Attu, Aleutians.   1965 - U.S. destroyers deliver first shore bombardment of Vietnam War.   (Source: Navy News Service)

Helping to Secure Ghana's Power Supply

UK-based maritime engineering consultants HR Wallingford are supporting Quantum Power’s development of an offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) import and regasification facility at Tema, Ghana. The facility will include a floating storage and regasification unit with transfer from conventional LNG carriers. HR Wallingford is carrying out an advanced feasibility study, which includes metocean, ship mooring and operational assessments, incorporating fully dynamic mooring analysis. Applying world-leading expertise in maritime engineering, HR Wallingford’s engineers and scientists are working closely with Quantum Power to provide an effective solution that will maximise operability of the facility and ensure safe and efficient transfer  of LNG.

Moose Boats Delivers First of Six

Moose Boats has delivered the first Moose 340C Catamaran to the U.S. Navy, the first of the six boat contract that was awarded by the U.S. Navy in May 2003. The Moose 340C is a 37-ft. All-Aluminum Jet Powered Catamaran with twin Cummins 370 hp turbo diesels and is propelled by Hamilton 292 water jets. The Moose Boat design is designed to meet mission requirements due to its fast and stable catamaran hull and its water jet propulsion. The wide stable hull along with an all-weather cabin will accommodate a crew of four. If required, this vessel can be deployed at speeds over 34 knots with armament including 50 caliber and M60 machine guns.

News: VT Halter Delivers First-of-Series OSV for Seacor

VT Halter Marine Inc. delivered its first vessel in 2004, the Seacor Pride. The 220- x 46- x 17-ft. Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) is classed DPS-1 and can carry 5,100 barrels of liquid mud, 6,740 cu. ft. of dry bulk along with fuel oil and fresh water. Constructed at VT Halter Marine's HMP (Halter Moss Point) Operations, Seacor Pride is a high capacity supply vessel with a pair of Caterpillar 3516 main engines and a Caterpillar 3508 driving a 1,000 hp bowthruster. Two additional Caterpillar engines drive liquid mud pumps on one end and the compressor that powers the bulk mud system on the other end. OSVs carry goods, supplies, individuals (in addition to the crew) or equipment used to support exploration and offshore production of mineral or energy sources. The OSV is U.S.

Rosyth Dockyard Tapped For Frigate Refits

The British government contracted Scotland's Rosyth dockyard, operated by a unit of engineering company Babcock International Group, to refit five navy frigates. The work will be worth around 75 million pounds ($107 million) and should secure work for the yard on the Firth of Forth for the next four years, Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon said in a statement. "This...demonstrates our commitment to working in partnership with industry to deliver first class defense at best value for the taxpayer," Hoon said. The contract for the refit of five Type 23 frigates is part of a program of work allocated to dockyard owners Babcock Rosyth Defense Ltd. when they bought the yard four years ago.

Maaskant Shipyards Earns ISO 9001:2008 Certificate

Maaskant Shipyards (Stellendam), part of Damen Shipyards Group, has received certification from Bureau Veritas for aligning its quality and management systems with internationally recognized standards. A certificate of approval for the ISO 9001:2008, management standards was presented to the yard by Bureau Veritas on October 17, 2014. Bureau Veritas spent four days at the Maaskant yard undertaking their final review and certification of the quality assurance system, and the yard’s managing director, Frits van Dongen, reports that the feedback was excellent. He emphasizes that the methods Maaskant has developed through this quality system will help the shipyard with increased productivity and work efficiency, something which will make it even more competitive.

Goodrich Deliver Composite Sail Cusps for USN Sub Newbuildings

Sail Cusp: Photo credit Goodrich

Goodrich Corporation recently delivered its first composite sail cusp to Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Goodrich is under contract to manufacture lightweight, composite sail cusps for the next eight Virginia Class nuclear fast attack submarines, collectively referred to as Block III. Fabrication of all eight sail cusps will occur at Goodrich's Engineered Polymer Products (EPP) facility in Jacksonville, Fla. The sail cusp is a single-piece…

Another Conversion for Keppel Shipyard

Keppel Shipyard Ltd is close to completing the conversion of FPSO Armada Perdana for repeat customer Bumi Armada Berhad (Bumi Armada). A ceremony for the naming of the Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO) prior to its deployment in the Oyo field, 70km off the coast of Nigeria was held at the shipyard. The vessel is expected to deliver first oil in fourth Quarter 2009. The Secretary to The Government Federation of Nigeria, Mr. Mahmud Yayale Ahmed, and Nigeria’s Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dimeji Bankole were in attendance.

China Shipyard Delivers First Self-designed Offshore Support Vessel

Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group delivered its first self-designed, and the world’s most advanced small AHTS offshore support vessel (OSV) a SPA 80 Diesel Electric DPII 80 mt AHTS from its subsidiary shipyard Zhejiang Shipbuilding Co. The SPA 80 was designed by SDA, a design company of SINOPACIFIC. It is a small, high-tech AHTS. Compared with the same type of AHTS designed by foreign design companies, the SPA 80 has not only absorbed their advantages, but also added many design and technical features including: safety, reliability, maneuverability, operational efficiency, and environmental friendliness. The SPA 80 retains the core strengths of the original foreign design: it uses an all-electric propulsion system and is equipped with three diesel generator sets…

Pertamina Delivers First LNG Cargo to Nusantara FSRU

Photo: PT Pertamina(Persero)

Indonesia's government controlled PT Pertamina said that the first LNG cargo produced with the gas sourced at the field has been delivered to the Nusantara Regas’ Nusantara FSRU in the Jakarta Bay. The shipment is the first LNG cargo since the official PHM became the operator of the Mahakam block as of January 1, 2018. The LNG gas cargo of 2 million per million british thermal units (MMBTU) is delivered to Nusantara Regas One's floating storage and regasification units (FSRU) in Jakarta Bay. The LNG Carrier Aquarius ship carried the LNG gas cargo on Thursday, (4/1).

Russia's Shipping Major Reports Strong 1H 2014

Tankship: Photo SCF

OAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group), Russia’s largest shipping company and a global leader in seaborne energy transportation and offshore services, has announced its financial and operating results for the six months ended 30 June 2014. SCF played a key role in organizing the first ever races of tall ships in the Black Sea – “SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta” that took place in May and called on four ports – Varna, Novo, Sochi and Constanta. “The tanker market remains challenging, with…

Wärtsilä and Emerson Announce Expansion

Jaakko Eskola

Wärtsilä and Emerson Process Management at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston announced yesterday an expansion of their global offshore alliance. Under this expansion, they can now deliver integrated energy and automation systems for Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessels and semi submersible oil and gas drilling rigs. The companies' expanded relationship combines the process automation knowledge and state-of-the-art measurements and digital automation technology of Emerson…

USS Providence Returns Ahead of Schedule

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) transits the Thames River as it departs Naval Submarine Base New London for a six-month deployment. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard delivered USS Providence (SSN 719) back to the Fleet 23 days ahead of schedule and on budget April 7. USS Providence arrived at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard December 4, 2015, for a Pre-Inactivation Restricted Availability (PIRA). The project team and ship's crew worked seamlessly throughout the maintenance availability to meet the Naval Sea Systems Command's mission priority of the on-time delivery of ships and submarines. "As a team, the shipyard with the captain and crew of Providence, focused on the positive plan forward," said project superintendent, Mark Ayotte.

This Day in Naval History – June 8

1830 - Sloop-of-war Vincennes becomes first U.S. 1937 - Observation of total eclipse of the sun by U.S. Navy detachment commanded by CAPT J. F. Hellweg, USN, participating in the National Geographic Society - United States Navy Eclipse Expedition at Canton Island in the Phoenix Islands, Pacific Ocean. USS Avocet was assigned to this expediton. 1958 - Navy and Post Office deliver first official missile mail when USS Barbero (SS-317) fired Regulus II missile with 3000 letters 100 miles east of Jacksonville, FL to Mayport, FL. 1960 - Helicopters from USS Yorktown (CVS-10) rescue 54 crewmen of British SS Shunlee, grounded on Pratus Reef in South China Sea.

This Day in Naval History – June 8

1830 - Sloop-of-war Vincennes becomes first U.S. 1937 - Observation of total eclipse of the sun by U.S. Navy detachment commanded by CAPT J. F. Hellweg, USN, participating in the National Geographic Society - United States Navy Eclipse Expedition at Canton Island in the Phoenix Islands, Pacific Ocean. USS Avocet was assigned to this expediton. 1958 - Navy and Post Office deliver first official missile mail when USS Barbero (SS-317) fired Regulus II missile with 3000 letters 100 miles east of Jacksonville, FL to Mayport, FL. 1960 - Helicopters from USS Yorktown (CVS-10) rescue 54 crewmen of British SS Shunlee, grounded on Pratus Reef in South China Sea.

NASSCO Delivers First of ORCA Class

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, (NASSCO) has delivered the M. V. Midnight Sun to Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. (TOTE). The Midnight Sun is the first commercial dry cargo vessel to be built in the United States in 10 years and the first of two new Orca-class trailerships being built by NASSCO for TOTE's service from Tacoma, Washington, to Anchorage, Alaska. The M. V. Midnight Sun and its sister ship, the M. V. North Star, are 840 x 118-ft. (256 x 35.9-m) RoRo cargo ships capable of carrying highway trailers as large as 53 ft. Cargo decks are 360,000 sq. ft. and able to carry up to 600 cargo trailers and 220 autos as well as oversized freight.

Choi Lee Delivers OSV

OSV Almojil 60 is the first delivery in a pair of sisterships for the Mohammad Al Mojil Group in Saudi Arabia to a design by Wartsilla Ship Design Singapore Pte. Ltd. Construction is to ABS class, with the notation +A1 circle E, +AMS Offshore Support Vessel. Propulsion power comes from a pair of Caterpillar 3512C diesels, each developing 1575hp at 1800rpm, turning 2m diameter fixed pitch four bladed propellers to provide a top speed of 12 knots. Two Caterpillar C6.6 generating sets each developing 170kW provide electric power for onboard systems.

First Strategic Marine WSV Delivered

Strategic Marine WSV: Photo credit Strategic Marine

Australian shipbuilder Strategic Marine delivers first of 8 Wind Farm Support Vessels (WSV) from its Singapore shipyard. The 21 metre multipurpose vessel was built at the company's recently expanded Singapore shipyard for Madliena Shipping (Jersey) Ltd and will be managed by Njord Offshore Limited, a subsidiary of Norse Management UK, to be employed in wind farm crew transfer and support in European waters. The offshore wind farm crew transfer and support vessels are among the most sophisticated in the market, built to DNV Class Rules - +IAI HSLC R2 Wind Farm Service 1.

Bourque Joins Sea Machines

(Photo: Sea Machines)

Following a recent capital investment and the growing global interest from the marine sector, Sea Machines Robotics said it has been expanding its crew and is poised for further growth, expecting to deliver first generation systems to marine customers this summer. Over the past two months, Sea Machines has added multiple new members to its experienced team of engineers, scientists and mariners. Among the new hires is Phil Bourque, the company’s new director of business development.

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