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Friday, January 19, 2018

Marine International News

Royal Haskoning Buys First Marine

Royal Haskoning acquired First Marine International to develop and expand its services towards the upper end of the supply chain. First Marine International has worked alongside Royal Haskoning on numerous projects over the past 10 years. First Marine International is an independent specialist consultancy providing high level expert advice within the shipbuilding and ship repair sectors. The company currently has a team of 12 experienced consultants working on projects around the world including Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas.

Terra-Marine Security Ops from Yemen

In late January of 2009, HP Terra-Marine International, LLC, sister company of HollowPoint Protective Services, LLC, successfully established a firm agreement and licensing from the Yemen government. As a result, HP Terra-Marine International, LLC, is now operating from several strategic Yemeni ports along the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea. These bases in Yemen allow the company to provide professional armed security personnel for onboard vessel security through the east-west route in the Gulf of Aden. HP Terra-Marine International, LLC, now provides transport by boat of security personnel to and from the client’s vessel offshore from the company’s ports of operation. (www.hollowpointprotection.com)

IMA and Delta Marine Sign Agreement

International Maritime Associates, L.L.C and Delta Marine International, Inc. have announced an agreement formalizing IMA as the exclusive worldwide sales and marketing agent for all Chem-Free TM Purification Systems in the marine industry. IMA is a Fort Lauderdale based consulting firm catering to the Mega Yacht segment of the marine industry. The Chem-Free Purification Systems product line provides a cost effective way to efficiently deliver Ozone into the potable water system, black and gray water systems via “Silent” Corona Discharge and air conditioning systems onboard via Ultraviolet or “UV”, thus eliminating odor and bacteria in all areas and increasing potable water and indoor air quality.

IBIA And Videotel Launch Packages

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) and Videotel Marine International have released a three-part Basic Bunkering video series, based on IBIA's Basic Bunkering Course. Running for a total of 52 minutes, the three individual modules are supplemented by a workbook, which covers commercial, technical and operational aspects of bunkering.

Lang Expands Management Team

Lang Manufacturing Company, cooking solutions provider, has appointed new sales managers for its national and international sales coverage. Kenneth Fader was named national accounts manager for the eastern region; Mark Pumphret as eastern regional sales manager, and Jon Walker as director of government contracts, marine & international sales.

AMI Group Adds IMS and IME

Photo: AMI Group

For over 12 years Island Marine Services Pte Ltd (IMS) and subsequently Island Marine Engineering Pte Ltd (IME) have maintained agencies with Sleipner (Side-Power Thrusters), Vestdavit and Headhunter and provided customers in the region and in Europe with naval architecture services and commercial ship servicing. The companies now bring their technical expertise and product range to the corporate portfolio of the AMI Group. The AMI Group has appointed Karl Nilssen, a proprietor of IMS and IME, as general manager of AMI Marine International, to be based out of Singapore.

Xtreme Gets $1M Order From Wayton Marine

Xtreme Companies, Inc. announced the receipt of a $1 million order from Texas-based Wayton Marine International. The purchase order is for 10 Challenger Z-Series boats.

Videotel Films Gather International Awards

Maritime training provider Videotel Marine International said that it has received five honors in the past few months. The company has achieved a Golden Reel award from the Media Communications Association International (MCA-I) Media Festival for its training film “Hydrodynamics and Interaction;” a Gold Remi award for “Hydrodynamics and Interaction” at the WorldFest-Houston international film festival; a Silver Remi from WorldFest for “The Mariner’s Role In Collecting Evidence;” an award for Distinction in the International Academy of the Visual Arts’ annual Communicator Awards for its “Dynamic Positioning Basic Training Course” and an Intermedia Globe Gold award from the World Media Festival for “Piracy and Armed Robbery, edition three.” www.videotel.com  

Durban University of Tech New Engine Room Simulator

Photo courtesy Transas

Transas Marine International in cooperation with its local distributor Radio Holland South Africa has recently installed a new engine room simulator at Durban University of Technology (DUT) Department of Maritime Studies, South Africa. The first group to be trained on the new engine room simulator will be the students registered for Marine Engineering Knowledge I, starting this semester. Part of their assessment will be a completion of series of progressive tasks aimed at obtaining basic operator skills and familiarization with an engine room equipment.

Extended Warranty from Yanmar for Sailboat Engines

3YM30 Courtesy YANMAR

Yanmar Marine International B.V. has introduced an extended 3 years’ period of YANMAR Limited Warranty for Sailboat Engine Models. This extended warranty of 3 years is offered to owners of specific YANMAR marine engine models which will be used for private and personal pleasure use only. For the first retail purchaser on or after July 1, 2015. · YANMAR 4JH45, 4JH57, 4JH80 and 4JH110: For the first retail purchaser of all engine serial numbers regardless the production date. We…

Transas Opens Office in India

Transas is opening a new office in Mumbai, India. By establishing the presence on the ground, Transas will be able to more effectively market its capabilities and target the growing opportunities in this strategically important region. By strengthening the presence in India, Transas will also expand into new market segments, like aviation, defence and edutainment. Transas India will continue to closely cooperate with the Company’s long-term Partner in the marine market Elcome Marine Services Pvt. Ltd. Shailendra Shukla will be the new Managing Director of Transas India. Mr. Shukla has been working in Transas since 2007 as a Managing Director of the company’s office in Dubai, UAE.

O'Neil to become Videotel President

President. says Stephen Bond, managing director of Videotel. Lancaster. training courses. experience and has served as master on several tankers. Navigation as a quality, training and safety superintendent. in-house operational support functions.

O'Neil Settles into Private Sector with Videotel

President. says Stephen Bond, managing director of Videotel. Lancaster. training courses. experience and has served as master on several tankers. Navigation as a quality, training and safety superintendent. in-house operational support functions.

Zakher Marine Upgrades to FleetBroadband 150

Stratos Global Corporation, global provider of mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, announced it is upgrading Zakher Marine International Inc. (ZMI) vessels to Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband 150 (FB150) mobile broadband satellite service. With each FB150 system ZMI is deploying the popular AmosConnect from Stratos messaging service, which integrates vessel and shore-based office applications. Working with its channel partner Monarch Telecom, Stratos has already activated FB150 service onboard six ZMI vessels: Zakher Duty; Zakher Pelican; Zakher Eagle; Zakher Supplier; Zakher Atlanta and Zakher Emperor. ZMI vessels provide anchor handling, supply and towage for the merchant marine and offshore oil & gas industries in the Middle East.

AST to Supply VSAT to 30 SEACOR Vessels

Satellite communication services and solutions provider the AST Group said it has recently won a contract with SEACOR Marine International to supply VSAT and failover satellite communications to 30 vessels. The agreement sees AST supplying VSAT and back-up communications for SEACOR’s North Sea and West African fleets providing bandwidth for VOIP and data services over multiple satellite networks enabling vessels to move freely from region to region with no disruption. With SEACOR’s fleet operating in the challenging OSV market, a flexible, affordable and reliable solution was required. As well as competitive pricing and 24/7 support SEACOR Marine were able to benefit from AST’s unique INTEGRA network providing real time application identification and control…

Quick Modification of Offshore Jack-Up Drilling Rigs

Bollinger Fourchon, LLC, a subsidiary of Bollinger Shipyards, demonstrated its ability to modify or repair offshore jack-up drilling rigs quickly and cost effectively, with three recently completed projects. One project, for R&B Falcon Drilling, Inc., involved the replacement of jet piping (which blows away sand and mud around the rig legs for easier movement) and the fabrication and erection of an interior bulkhead on the Cliffs 150 rig in just eight days. The other two nearly-identical projects involved Glomar Adriatic IX and Glomar Adriatic X, two Marathon LeTourneau Class 116-C jack-up drilling rigs owned by Global Marine International Drilling Corporation of Houston. On each rig, Bollinger, in conjunction with Marathon LeTourneau, lengthened the three legs from 410 ft. to 477 ft.

Videotel Simplifies Management of Crew Records

Videotel Marine International, a maritime training solutions provider, has released an Application Programming Interface (API) service in order for its clients to be able to manage their crew training records housed within webFTA - Videotel’s powerful cloud-based training records management program - directly from their own Crew Management System (CMS) portal. Videotel’s API service has two main processes, Videotel said, namely, pulling crew data from the Videotel cloud so it can be displayed in the CMS portal and, secondly, pushing crew data from the CMS portal to the Videotel cloud which, in turn, triggers crew data to be sent to the vessels automatically.

Saudi Shipping Firm Bahri Posts Big Jump in Q3 Profit

National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), the exclusive oil-shipper for Saudi Aramco, reported a significant hike in third-quarter net profit on Thursday. The company's net profit for the three months to Sept. 30 was 510.3 million riyals ($136.1 million), up from 84.85 million riyals in the same period a year earlier, it said in a bourse statement. Albilad Capital forecast the firm would make a quarterly profit of 300 million riyals. It attributed the profit rise to an increase in the company's very large crude carriers (VLCC) fleet after a merger with Vela Marine International Ltd. Among other reasons, it also cited a decrease in average bunkering fuel cost.

Saudi Shipper Bahri Q3 Net Profit Rises

National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), the exclusive oil-shipper for Saudi Aramco, reported a 501 percent increase in third-quarter net profit on Tuesday. The company made a net profit of 510.3 million riyals ($136.10 million) in the three months to Sept. 30, up from 84.85 million riyals in the same period a year earlier, it said in a bourse statement. Bahri attributed its profit increase to higher revenues following its merger with Vela Marine International, higher profits at affiliate Petredec Ltd and lower bunker costs. Bahri did not state its quarterly revenue. Albilad Capital forecast Bahri would make a third-quarter profit of 300 million riyals.

North Arm Transportation Purchases Twin Screw Tug

North Arm Transportation Ltd. of Vancouver, BC, Canada recently purchased the 70ft. twin screw tug Josee M (ex: Hamilton Bailie) from McKeil Boat Works Ltd. of Hamilton Ontario, Canada. The tug was originally powered by twin CAT D346TA engines developing 960 BHP. The tugs was refitted in 1996 with twin GM 16:V92 DDEC series engines developing 2200 hp at 2100 rpm. McKeil Boat Works Ltd. will deliver the tug to Florida where it will be put on a lift ship and then delivered to Vancouver Harbor in late November. Harlow Marine International Inc. of Langley, BC, Canada brokered the sale of the vessel.

28 Great Lakes Pilots Trained

MarineSafety International, Inc., in conjunction with the Great Lakes International Marine Training Center at Georgian College, Owen Sound, Ontario, recently completed a joint training venture. Twenty-eight members of the Great Lakes Pilot Association (GLPA) were trained in Bridge Resource Management (BRM) and the operation of the Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS). Five courses with a maximum class size of six were conducted during January, February and March. Training meets the requirements of Transport Canada requirement TP13117 and was audited by members of Transport Canada’s Marine Safety Division. The course consisted of classroom instruction…

Transas Streamlines Marine Management Structure

Ralf Lehnert

Transas Group has announced today the appointment of Andrey Belentiev as the Group's Director of the Marine Business Unit. Andrey Belentiev, former Managing Director of Transas (JSC), Russian marine business entity, is now in charge of the Transas marine business worldwide. Centralized strategic governance, technology development and financial management will contribute to a better overall performance of the Transas Group and its marine business. Ralf Lehnert, Managing Director, Transas Marine International continues running international part of the Transas marine business.

Partners to Build LNG Dual-fuel Bunker Ship for Singapore

Harley Marine International Holdings Pte. Ltd. said it has signed an MoU with Pavilion Gas Pte. Ltd, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui) to build the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) dual-fueled bunker tanker for Singapore. The new 7,500 DWT LNG dual-fueled vessel will be co-funded up to S$2 million (US$1.46 million) by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) through its LNG Bunkering Pilot Program (LBPP) Grant. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) will soon be enforcing a global Sulphur content cap of 0.5 percent on bunker fuels. LNG, as a marine fuel is a cleaner alternative for the industry. LNG is essentially natural gas, or about 88-97 percent methane cooled down to -262°F.

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