Marine Firm James Fisher Reports Cyber Breach
Marine services provider James Fisher and Sons Plc (JFS) said on Tuesday that hackers had gained unauthorized access to its computer systems, sending its shares down as much as 5.7%.JFS said it had taken all affected systems offline as a precautionary measure and was working with cyber security experts to recover systems, applications and data from its disaster recovery back-up."Work is ongoing to complete the recovery as quickly as possible and to minimize any impact on our businesses…
JFD Pact with Aquacentrum Den Helder
The subsea operations and engineering company JFD has signed a strategic partnership with Netherlands-based Aquacentrum Den Helder to provide submarine escape training.Aquacentrum Den Helder combines submarine escape training, commercial diving training and recreational pools for public use within a single building. JFD is a part of James Fisher and Sons plc.The partnership between JFD and Aquacentrum Den Helder will allow both new and existing submarine operating nations to train their submariners in escape and abandonment in the most realistic environment possible.
Dart Fisher Ready for O&M Work
The provider of of topside, offshore and subsea marine services and solutions James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has announced that its innovative offshore support vessel, Dart Fisher, has returned to sea following refurbishment at the Alicat Workboats shipyard in Great Yarmouth.The British provider of marine engineering services provider said in a press note that the £35,000 investment was timed to coincide with up and coming operations and maintenance (O&M) charter requirements to ensure that the Dart Fisher is ready to mobilise at short notice.Scott Plank…
JFD Completes Sea Trials DSRV
JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence markets, and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has successfully completed the sea trials of the deep search and rescue vehicle (DSRV) for the first of two 3rd Generation Submarine Rescue Systems being delivered to the Indian Navy, the company has announced.The DSRV carried out underwater mating with a bottomed submarine at a depth of over 300 feet, followed by a target mating and hatch opening at 45 degrees.On successful mating with the bottomed submarine…
Fendercare Signs Global Supply Deal with HALO
Fendercare Marine, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has signed an international distribution and preferred supplier agreement with HALO Maritime Defence Systems (HALO) to provide marine asset security and protection to its global customer base.The agreement, effective immediately, allows marine equipment supplier Fendercare Marine to supply and install HALO marine barriers and access control systems worldwide. Customers will benefit from increased availability of HALO’s advanced…
James Fisher Subsea Excavation Completes Project in Taiwan
Global subsea excavation specialist James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE), a part of James Fisher and Sons plc, said it has completed its first project in Taiwan. Experts from the mass/controlled flow excavation (M/CFE) provider deployed the shallow draft Twin R2000 tool to de-bury and retrench a cable for maintenance as part of the prominent Formosa 1 wind farm development for its client, cable lay contractor Woen Jinn Harbor (WJH). The Twin R2000’s non-contact method and ability…
Stolt Tankers Chooses Mimic Condition Monitoring Software
JF Mimic, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, said it has signed an agreement to supply its specialist Mimic condition monitoring software to Stolt Tankers B.V (Stolt) to enhance operational safety and improve the technical reliability of its assets. The Mimic software will be installed on Stolt’s fleet of 75 vessels, as well as onshore at its head office, to provide instant condition status alerts along with detailed efficiency monitoring, as management and control of a 21st century maritime business demands unique solutions…
New Dive Support Vessel for Technip
Technip’s latest newbuild, the diving support vessel (DSV) Deep Explorer, was officially named on Saturday, November 12, in Norway. The traditional naming ceremony was held at VARD’s Langsten shipyard. The vessel godmother was Heidi Brovoll-Bø, wife of Knut Bø, President of Technip’s North Sea Canada region. The vessel hull was built by Vard Tulcea shipyard in Romania, and then towed to Vard Langsten in Norway for equipment outfitting and commissioning. The vessel features a state-of-the-art 24-man twin bell saturated dive system rated to 350m.
New Software Aims to Transform Ship Maintenance
A consortium of technology suppliers led by BAE Systems is developing software that monitors the equipment, fuel and energy performance of a ship to provide real time information that will help the U.K. Royal Navy and commercial organizations better manage their fleets. The technology known as Ship Energy Assessment – Condition Optimization & Routing Enhancement System (SEA-CORES) analyzes big data from the complex systems on board a ship to provide a live model of its performance wherever it is in the world.
JFD Debuts Bailout Rebreather System to Safeguard Divers Lives
JFD, the leading global subsea operations and engineering company, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has today announced the launch of its new Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus (COBRA) for commercial divers, as a direct response to the urgent need for significant improvements in safety in the saturation diving industry. The system significantly extends the duration of the supply of emergency breathing gas, delivering 45 minutes of emergency life support at a depth of 120 meters. A conventional open-circuit 300 bar twinset bailout system will deliver only seven minutes at that depth.
JFD Wins Lifeboat Design Contract for Flash Tekk
JFD, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, announced that it has won a contract with Singaporean company Flash Tekk Engineering for the design and manufacture of up to eight Self-Propelled Hyperbaric Lifeboats (SPHL). A development to improve operational safety standards, SPHLs are to be installed as part of the saturation diving systems on the new Red-Class fleet of Diving Support Vessels (DSV). The SPHLs are currently under construction for Flash Tekk’s parent company Ultra Deep Solutions, the builder and operator of ultra-deep diving heavy construction vessels.
How to Tackle Container Weight Verification
With the July 1 implementation of the new SOLAS container verified gross mass (VGM) regulations fast approaching, Strainstall, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, is today launching a white paper to assist those affected by the new rules in charting a pathway to compliance, clarifying the technical and commercial options and presenting a cost-effective, robust and accurate solution. With less than six months remaining before the implementation of the amended Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) rules requiring – with no exceptions – that shipping containers must have their VGM declared before stowage on any vessel, Strainstall is publishing a white paper outlining the pitfalls, options and opportunities of compliance for the worlds ports, terminals and cargo handling industries.
Mooring Safety Improved at Port Taranaki
Scotload, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has designed and delivered a solution for the monitoring of mooring line stresses at Port Taranaki, a deepwater port in New Zealand. The company said it utilized its SmartLoad 2Ex technology for Zone 2 hazardous areas to improve safety and significantly reduce the risk of mooring incidents. Port Taranaki has a long history of mooring difficulties and experiences long period waves (LPW) which excites the motion of moored vessels, increasing the loadings and the possibility of breaking the mooring lines.
New Load Measurement Solution for Port of Dampier
Strainstall designs and delivers a load measurement solution for the world’s largest floating wharf at Port of Dampier. Strainstall, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, was commissioned to design and deliver a load monitoring system for the Dampier Floating Deck - the world’s largest floating wharf at the port of Dampier, Western Australia. The wharf, located in some of the most challenging marine operational conditions, is a new concept in jetty extension and Strainstall’s bespoke…
Intelligent Fender System Completes Offshore Trial
Strainstall, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, announced the completion of the world’s first Intelligent Fender System (IFS) trial with energy companies SSE and RWE at Suffolk-based wind farm, Greater Gabbard. The IFS is an in-house developed technology which aims to provide accurate and recordable data to improve safety and increase operational efficiency for vessel and offshore wind farm operators during transfer operations. The Greater Gabbard trial enabled Strainstall to…
James Fisher Opens Offshore Vessel for Tours
James Fisher Marine Services Ltd (JFMS), and Fendercare Marine, both subsidiaries of James Fisher and Sons plc (JFS), held an open day to demonstrate the capability of their shoreside support base and the offshore support vessel, the Dart Fisher. The Dart Fisher, which was berthed in the Fendercare Marine base in Great Yarmouth, is a 26-meter catamaran specifically designed to service the offshore energy industry with the capability to transfer up to 12 engineers, three 20-foot containers with a total combined cargo weight of 30 metric tons.
JFMS to Market EOI's TranSPAR Concept
James Fisher Marine Services Ltd. and ExtremeOcean Innovation Inc. James Fisher Marine Services Ltd (JFMS), part of James Fisher and Sons plc – a marine services provider in the U.K., today announced the signing of an exclusive market entry agreement with Canadian company ExtremeOcean Innovation Inc. (EOI), the designers of the TranSPAR craft. The arrangement will last for 12 months, with the option of a further 12-month extension. ExtremeOcean Innovation Inc. is a marine technology company focused on developing marine solutions for the offshore market.
CWind to Expand Presence in Operations & Maintenance Phase
CWind, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, is expanding its services in the operations and maintenance phase of offshore wind farms. The company, which has supported the construction of close to 20 offshore wind farms over the last four years, has announced the appointment of Tim Smith as Sales Manager. Mr Smith joins CWind from Fendercare Marine, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, where he held the position of Business Development Manager for the past four years.
Strainstall Hull Monitering for HHI-built Containership
Strainstall Marine, a part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has recently secured an order to supply their StressAlert Hull Stress Monitoring system (HSMS) to Hyundai Heavy Industries for their new 18,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) carrier. The container carrier is owned by China Shipping Container Lines and installation of the HSMS is scheduled for October 2014. Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) earlier this year won a $1.4 billion order to build five 18,000 TEU class and five 14,000 TEU class containerships from the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) on August 29.
HSHI Orders Strainstall Stress Monitor for New Floating Drydock
Strainstall Marine, a part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has secured a five-figure order to supply stress monitoring systems for Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) to be fitted aboard a new 405m floating drydock. The floating drydock hull number S708 is owned by Qatar Petroleum, the State-owned oil company and the monitoring systems are scheduled for installation in February 2014. The systems to be fitted are Strainstall Marine’s StressAlert HSMS and Torsional monitoring technology, which has been developed using their 40 years’ experience at the leading edge of load measurement, strain and stress determination. Hull structural integrity is continuously monitored and displayed…
Fendercare Opens Middle East Office
Fendercare Marine Middle East announces opening of new regional head office in Sharjah to strategically support its ever growing clientele. Fendercare Marine Middle East announced the opening of their brand new, purpose built premises at Emirates Industrial City Sajaa, Plot No 146/16, PO Box 25896, Sharjah, UAE. Their new permanent premises will enable the company to offer an even wider range of products and services to both their existing and new clients. Since 2000, Fendercare…
Fendercare Opens Office in Sharjah
Fendercare Marine Middle East celebrate the official opening of their new regional Head Office in Sharjah with an official event to celebrate at The Address, Dubai Mall before the invited guests – including customers, local dignitaries and staff from the Fendercare Marine global locations - were transported to the new base. After the official opening ceremony, conducted by Fendercare Marine Managing Director Eric Plane, the attendees were given a tour of the premises including the extensive new warehouse facilities.
James Fisher Partners with Mammoet Salvage
James Fisher Marine Services Ltd (JFMS), part of James Fisher and Sons plc has announced the signing of a cooperation agreement with Mammoet Salvage B.V a division of Mammoet. Operating for over 200 years and with a global office network, Mammoet is a specialist in engineered heavy lifting and multimodal transport solutions. In 2006, following their involvement in the recovery of the sunken Russian nuclear submarine Kursk, they formed Mammoet Salvage B.V., and in recent years that division has experienced substantial growth.