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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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GE Engines for Panama Canal Tugboats

This marks the third order by the authority for GE Marine engines to power its fleet. The first order for 26 GE Marine Model 12V228 engines was placed in 2008 to power 13 vessels that are now in service. A second order was placed in 2009 for an additional four Model 12V228 engines for tugs still being built. Marinsa International, the GE Authorized Distributor for Panama, will commission and install the engines and continue to support the operating fleet. GE Marine say their engines are designed for availability, performance and low life-cycle cost. GE’s global distributor network provides regional support and service for the portfolio of GE Marine engines. "These new tugboats are an important acquisition for the operation of the Panama Canal.

GE Powers Next Generation of UK Navy Ships

Image: GE

GE Marine informs it has been awarded a contract to supply electrical power and propulsion to the Type 26 Global Combat Ships for the U.K. Ministry of Defense (MOD). According to GE, the marine industry often faces the challenge of bringing continual innovation to vessels without sacrificing the reliability of the technology. This is especially true for navy vessels. Building on GE’s technology portfolio in the naval market, GE Marine is now the chosen supplier to BAE Systems in providing the propulsion motors and drive system for the first three Type 26 Global Combat Ships for the U.K. MOD.

Wärtsilä Engine Achieves Emissions Certification

Wärtsilä has achieved Tier 2 marine certification under the emissions control legislation of the US EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) for the Wärtsilä 26, in-line marine diesel engine type. This is the latest step in Wärtsilä’s continuing, proactive development of its engines for lower exhaust emissions and reduced environmental impact. The Wärtsilä 26 engine is a four-stroke heavy-duty marine engine of 260 mm cylinder bore by 320 mm piston stroke built in in-line and Vee-form configurations.

Global Ship Lease Extends TC with CMA CGM

Photo: CMA CGM

Global Ship Lease, a containership charter owner, announced that it has agreed to an extension of its charter with CMA CGM for the GSL Tianjin, a 2005-built, 8,063 TEU containership. The vessel will be chartered for a period of eight to twelve months (at the charterer's option) at a fixed rate of $11,900 per day, commencing in direct continuation from its current charter on January 26, 2018. Ian Webber, Chief Executive Officer of Global Ship Lease, commented, "We are pleased to have secured this extension with CMA CGM for the continued employment of the GSL Tianjin.

PMI to Train Alaska Marine Highway System Personnel

Pacific Maritime Institute (PMI), the West Coast affiliate of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) will be providing Fast Rescue Boat training for marine personnel of the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS). The Fast Rescue Boat training will take place on the M/V Columbia on September 22-26 and September 29-October 3, 2003. The Alaska Marine Highway System requires that Chief Mates, Boatswains, Able-Bodied Seamen, and First and Junior Engineers must obtain Fast Rescue Boat certification on their STCW-95 certificates.

FirstWave/Newpark Awarded Contract Duo

FirstWave/Newpark Shipbuilding was granted two contracts from Marine Drilling Company. The Marine Rig 202 arrived from Singapore on June 26 for skirt repairs and replacement to the rig mat. The Marine Rig 201 - also from Singapore arrived at Newpark's East Pelican Island Facility June 28 for minor repairs and loadout.

Navy Captain Retires after 26 Years of Service

Navy Capt. Patrick W. Menah, left, and Coast Guard Vice Adm. D. Brian Peterman hold Menah's certificate of appreciation from President George W. Bush at Menah's retirement ceremony, Monday March 26, 2007. Menah, a 26-year military veteran, served in both the Marine Corps and the Navy as a CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter pilot. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kip Wadlow)

BMF Delivers RTC 26 and RTC 27

Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., (BMF) Amelia, La., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has delivered the RTC 26 and RTC 27, double hull, oil tank barges built to meet the requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA’90), to Reinauer Transportation Companies, L.L.C., Staten Island, N.Y. Following the delivery of the RTC 26 and RTC 27, Bollinger announced the signing of a sister ship, Bollinger hull number 543, scheduled for delivery in the 4th quarter of 2008. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Seaway CEO to Speak out on Marine Highways

Seaway CEO to speak at Montreal's Canadian Club (March 26) and Toronto's Economic Club (March 27).     Terence Bowles, President and CEO of the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, will be delivering a speech entitled "The Seaway - Not Just a Marine Highway". The speech will be given at the Montreal Canadian Club on March 26, and at the Toronto Economic Club on March 27.  

Mingde Heavy Restructuring Plan in Doubt

Image: Nantong Mingde Heavy Industry

Nantong Mingde Heavy Industry (NMHI), a subsidiary of the financially troubled shipbuilder Jiangsu Sainty Marine Corporation, has missed the June 26 deadline to submit its restructuring plan to the Nantong People’s court. In other words, Sainty Marine has aborted its plan to help the restructuring of debt-ridden compatriot Nantong Mingde Heavy Industry. The court accepted Nantong’s application for the bankruptcy reorganization on December 26, 2014. NMHI has entered into court receivership since Sainty Marine applied for the bankruptcy restructuring.

Marine Inland Fabricators Delivers Truckable Tugs

Photo courtesy Marine Inland Fabricators

Marine Inland Fabricators, located in Panama City, Fla, specializes in truckable push boats. The company currently has 21 employees and delivered 26 boats in 2009. So far this year, the company we has built 23 push boats. Marine Inland Fabricators also builds barges and has built work boats as big as 60 ft by 26 ft by eight ft, two of which are currently working in Lake Ponchartrain in New Orleans, La. We recently filled a seventeen boat order for General Electric to work in the Hudson River in New York. We have delivered boats to many countries all over the world. Weight    Approx.

SIMRAD Scores Four NMEA 2002 Product Awards

SIMRAD took top honors in four categories of the 2002 Product Awards competition conducted by the National Marine Electronics Association at its annual convention in Ft. Myers, Fla., October 23 to 26, making it the 18th year that SIMRAD has brought home honors in the competition. “We are thrilled to have won these awards particularly as they come from our peers in the NMEA,” said John Caballero, vice president for marketing and product development. “Credit for this accomplishment belongs to all of the SIMRAD employees who are dedicated to making the world’s best marine electronics.”

Staton VP Sales at Krill Systems

Photo courtesy Krill Systems

Krill Systems, Inc. announced Brian Staton as vice president of world-wide sales. Staton will be responsible for selling products in three vertical markets (recreation, commercial and government), distribution channels and develop sales and dealer support. Staton’s career spans 26 years of experience as a sales and marketing executive in the marine electronic industry.  He was a creative marketing and sales strategist for five major marine electronic brands and was former president of Simrad USA, and most recently employed Ship Equip business development manager.  

Alewijnse Marine Systems To Deliver Amcs/Imc And DP Systems

Alewijnse Marine Systems has signed a contract for the delivery and installation of the alarm monitoring control system, integrated dredging control system and dynamic positioning system onboard two new, 14000m³ dredgers to be constructed at Uljanik Shipyard in Pula, Croatia for the Jan De Nul Group.  The two trailing suction hopper dredgers will have an LOA of 148m and a hopper capacity of 14,000m³, and will add to the Jan De Nul Group's existing fleet of 26 hopper dredgers.   Source: Alewijnse Marine Systems

Crowley's Green Initiatives Garner Attention

Crowley Maritime Corporation's continued focus on environmental preservation and protection was recently recognized by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) in Washington, DC, with environmental excellence awards for 26 ships, which are owned and/or operated by Crowley subsidiaries. The awards ceremony recognized companies with vessels that had achieved a record of two or more years of no recordable environmental incidents. Crowley companies, including Crowley Liner Services, Crowley Petroleum Services, Marine Transport Lines and Marine Transport Management, far surpassed this benchmark with a combined total of 152 years of environmental excellence among its recognized vessels.

Aberdeen Harbor Names Harbor Master, Marine Manager

Jeff Gaskin (Photo: Aberdeen Harbor Board)

Aberdeen Harbor Board said it has completed the restructuring of its Marine Operations Department with the internal appointment of Captain Jeff Gaskin as new Harbor Master and Alexandra McIntosh as Marine Manager. Gaskin, formerly the Harbor’s Marine Superintendent, has been appointed Harbor Master following the retirement of Captain Ray Shaw. Gaskin has 26 years’ experience within the maritime sector. He started his career as a cadet with Louis Dreyfus Shipping in 1990 and enjoyed spells with both PNTL and Cunard before ending his seagoing career with Vector Offshore in Aberdeen.

John P. Murtha Passes Builder’s Sea Trials

Ingalls Shipbuilding’s 10th amphibious transport dock John P. Murtha (LPD 26) sails the Gulf of Mexico for Builder’s Trial. (Photo by Lance Davis/HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced the successful sea trials of the company’s 10th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, John P. Murtha (LPD 26). The ship, built at HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division, spent four days in the Gulf of Mexico last week with Ingalls’ test and trials team operating the ship and performing more than 200 test events. “Overall the builder’s trial was successful, and the ship performed well,” said Kari Wilkinson, Ingalls’ LPD 26 program manager.

John P. Murtha Completes Acceptance Trials

John P. Murtha (LPD 26) (Photo: Lance Davis/HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced the completion of acceptance sea trials for the company’s 10th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, John P. Murtha (LPD 26). The ship, built at HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division, spent six days with the test and trials team performing more than 200 trial events that included both an in-port and underway portion. “This was a significant test at sea for LPD 26, and the ship performed well,” said Kari Wilkinson, Ingalls’ LPD 26 program manager.

US Boat Industry Business Improves, Statistics Show

National Marine Manufacturers Association annual statistical report shows improving U.S. The NMMA’s annual Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is the U.S. recreational boating industry’s most comprehensive compilation of statistics and research. The new data signals the beginning of a recovery for the U.S. recreational boating industry. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) say that in 2011 U.S. retail sales for recreational boats, accessories and marine services increased six percent to $32.3 billion, new power and sail boat retail sales increased 0.8 percent to 214,405, and boating participation increased ten percent to 83 million.

Rolls-Royce Gas Turbines for UK Royal Navy

Photo courtesy of Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has signed a contract to supply the MT30 gas turbine packages for the first three Type 26 Global Combat Ships for the Royal Navy. Rolls-Royce will now begin manufacture of the gas turbines and the surrounding steel packages for the ships, which are to be built by prime contractor BAE Systems. Don Roussinos, Rolls-Royce, President – Naval, said, “The selection of the MT30, the most powerful marine gas turbine in operation today, for the Type 26 continues our long and successful history of developing and supplying gas turbines for the Royal Navy fleet.

DMW Marine Military Cranes

DMW

DMW Marine Group, LLC. completed a number of projects for the U.S. Navy and foreign Navies in recent years, claiming a place as a go-to supplier for Navy departments globally. Notable projects as listed by DMW include a personnel handling 500 ton meter knuckleboom crane, six personnel handling 40 ton meter knuckleboom cranes and four 26 ton meter telescopic boom SOLAS boat handling cranes. DMW also recently received an order for two more 40 ton meter knuckleboom cranes for the Mexican Navy.

$50 million Sale in Dubai Boat Show

Image:  Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS)

Around $50 million in sales was recorded at this year’s Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS), which concluded on Saturday, organizers have claimed. The five-day event, which took place at the Dubai International Marine Club, showcased more than 430 boats and over 800 exhibiting companies and brands from more than 54 countries and was attended by an estimated 26,000 local and international visitors. UAE-based Al Shaali Marine, who unveiled the AS 100 super yacht this year, valued at $5.45 million (Dh20 million)…

Tero Marine to Install Software for RK Offshore

Photo credit: RK Offshore

Norwegian maritime IT company Tero Marine has won a contract with RK Offshore Management Ltd. to install its TM Master software on 26 offshore vessels. The leasing contract covers 26 RK Offshore supply ships, with the possibility of extending this to an additional 15 vessels. The five-year agreement enables RK Offshore to lease software from Tero Marine for a contractually fixed annual sum. Implementation of the Tero Marine software on RK Offshore ships is already in progress, and expected to be completed by the end of September. “We aim to ensure the process is as error free as possible.

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