This Day in Naval History - Feb. 09
From the Navy News Service 1799 - USS Constellation, commanded by Capt. Thomas Truxtun, captures the French warship l'Insurgente. 1943 - The organized Japanese resistance on Guadalcanal ends. 1947 - Carrier USS Wright (CVL 49) is commissioned. 1978 - A new era in naval communications begins with the launching of the first satellite of the Navy's Fleet Satellite Communications System. 1984 - Destroyer USS Moosbrugger (DD 980) fires approximately 150 shells at Syrian artillery positions east of Beirut.
Third Damen PSV Delivered to World Wide Supply
Damen Shipyards Galati has handed over the third Platform Supply Vessel in a series of six to World Wide Supply of Norway. This six-ship order heralds a new era in offshore construction for Damen Shipyards Group. World Pearl is built to Damen’s entirely new PSV 3300 design. The first of the Class PSV 3300, World Diamond, was delivered in July to the Norwegian company. “Delivery of the first PSV 3300 represents a new era in Damen’s continuing offshore supply vessel story,” said Arnout Damen commenting at the time of the first delivery.
New Shuttle Tanker Design for Teekay
A new shuttle tanker concept developed by the world’s largest shuttle tanker services provider, Teekay, will offer a new level of innovation, says Wärtsilä, whose smart technology solutions will be featured on the new vessels. To date, Teekay has ordered four of these ‘next generation’ ships, each to be built at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) yard in South Korea. According to Wärtsilä, the newbuilds will feature a broad assortment of its latest technology innovations, all of which are central to the concept’s overall performance gains.
MSC Cruises Welcomes Meraviglia
The Switzerland-based MSC Cruises welcomed its new giant, MSC Meraviglia, first in a new class of ships. MSC Cruises officially christened its newest cruise ship, the MSC Meraviglia, in a ceremony led by the ship’s godmother, Sophia Loren, last week in Le Havre. MSC Meraviglia is the company’s new flagship and the 13th addition to the MSC Cruises fleet, as well as the first new MSC Cruises ship due to come into service under the cruise line’s new investment plan. At 171,598 GRT and with guest capacity of 5…
Imtech Marine Acquisition Finalized by Pon, Parcom
The acquisition of Imtech Marine by Pon Holdings and Parcom Capital has been finalized. The European Commission has approved the takeover of the leading maritime service provider. Imtech Marine will continue to operate independently and will, in the coming period, further focus on its growth ambitions. René ten Brinke, CEO of Imtech Marine: ‘’Now that the acquisition is completed, a new era arises for Imtech Marine. The coming years, our aim will be to further strengthen our leading position in the maritime sector, with dedicated focus on our customers, employees and suppliers. Imtech Marine is a company in the global maritime market, operating as a full-service provider and system integrator of tailor-made, innovative and sustainable technology solutions covering the whole ship.
Fujairah Terminals Welcomes First Container Feeder Vessel
The newly established Fujairah Terminals, under the management of Abu Dhabi Ports, has welcomed its first container feeder vessel, the Dubai Alliance, reported Gulf News. This is the first ship to arrive at the terminal, which is wholly owned by Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, Fujairah Port and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), following the signing of a concession agreement with the Port of Fujairah in June this year.
Crystal Harmony Completes Overhaul
The Crystal Harmony has emerged from a multi-million dollar overhaul featuring expansive new spa facilities, Connoisseur Club and remodeled public areas from stem to stern. "The total redesign of our Crystal Spa and the construction of the Connoisseur Club are in direct response to the needs and expectations of today's sophisticated traveler," says Crystal Cruises president Gregg L. Michel. "When Crystal Harmony debuted in 1990, the innovative design blending large ship amenities with small ship exclusivity was applauded by guests and travel professionals alike, and a new era in luxury cruising was born. We take our position as a leader in luxury cruising seriously and are committed to continually evolving our product."
BC Ferries’ Newly Acquired Set Sail for BC
BC Ferries’ newly acquired vessel to replace the Queen of the North on the Inside Passage between Port Hardy and Prince Rupert officially set sail for her new home in B.C. on Saturday, November 18. The MV Sonia will be re-named when she arrives in B.C. in mid December. The vessel departed from Piraeus, Greece, early Saturday morning for her four-week voyage to Victoria, B.C. Under the command of Senior BC Ferries officers and crew, the vessel will travel via the Canary Islands and the Panama Canal before sailing up the west coast of North America. The 117 metre ship is scheduled to arrive in Victoria on December 18, 2006. BC Ferries acquired the two year old vessel in October and the 9,925 tonne ship will carry up to 600 passengers, 101 vehicles and has 70 cabins.
Brookings Institution to Sponsor Webcast of CNO Speech
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Mullen announces the naming of DDG 108 as USS Wayne E. Meyer at a ceremony celebrating the deliverance of the 100th Aegis Weapons System to the Navy. The ship was named after retired Rear Adm. Meyer, who is widely regarded as the "The Father of Aegis" after spearheading the development of the defense system, and will fittingly receive the 100th system. U.S. Sailors will have a unique opportunity April 3 to hear Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen discuss the Navy's course for the future during a Webcast sponsored by The Brookings Institution. The CNO will be speaking to the Brookings audience about the Navy's effort to formulate a new maritime strategy and about the challenges the service faces over the long term.
Stewart Group Paves Way for Further Growth
The Stewart Group, an international shipbroker, has underpinned its growth plans by relocating to new premises in Aberdeen which triple its office space. The established business, which currently has 12 people based in the city, as well as a further 14 at offices in London, Houston, Cape Town and Ghana, now has space for 26 staff following a move to the multi-million pound City Wharf development on Shiprow. The company, which was previously based in Union Street, has invested more than £600,000 to create a modern working environment, featuring a classic maritime theme.
Decade Old Waste Dumping Treaty
The 1996 "London Protocol" covering the dumping of wastes at sea entered into force ten years ago today (24th March). The Protocol modernized the original “London Convention” dumping treaty, bringing in a so-called “precautionary approach” that heralded a new era of prohibition of all dumping at sea with the exception of wastes commonly agreed by Governments and then put on an approved list. Find out more in our information leaflet. Notably, those party to the Protocol adopted…
Holland America Line's New Ship is ms Koningsdam
Holland America Line revealed the name of its new 99,500-ton cruise ship slated for delivery in February 2016 will be ms Koningsdam. While the name pays homage to the company’s rich heritage and deep roots in the Netherlands, it also reflects a new era with a bold name that is an original in Holland America Line’s 141-year history. Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard. Since 1883 every Holland America passenger vessel has borne the “dam” suffix, and ms Koningsdam carries on that tradition. The word koning means “king” in Dutch, and the name celebrates the majestic new ship.
LNG Ship Sails off Shipyard
According to Xinhua, China's first liquefied natural gas(LNG) ship sailed off shipyard Wednesday in Shanghai, marking China's shipbuilding industry stepping into a new era. Sources from the China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC) said the LNG ship was built by CSSC's Shanghai subsidiary, the Hudong-Zhonghua shipbuilding (Group) Co Ltd, which fills a blank in China's shipbuilding history. The LNG ship is regarded a high-tech product with high-added value in the shipbuilding industry, which can only be built in Japan, the Republic of Korea and several European countries. To share a cake of the global market, China input more than 100million yuan on the research of the LNG ship in the past years andmake effective its first contract for LNG vessels in August, 2004.
China's first LNG Ship Sets Sails
China's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) ship sailed out of the shipyard in Shanghai, marking China's shipbuilding industry stepping into a new era, according to a report on www.chinadaily.com. Sources from the China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC) said the LNG ship was built by CSSC's Shanghai subsidiary, the Hudong-Zhonghua shipbuilding (Group) Co Ltd. China reportedly has invested more than 100million yuan on the research of the LNG ship in recent years. The first 147,200 cu. m. LNG ship, 292 x 43.4 m is scheduled to go into operation in October 2007, the shipyard reported. (Source: www.chinadaily.com)
Bajpaee Elected by ISMA
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Implementation of Shipdex T Protocol
On June 23rd 2009 at SpecTec Italy Office in La Spezia, the first ShipdexT trial was successfully performed with the participation of ShipdexT Founder Members. The purpose of the trial was to evaluate the first datasets produced by MAN Diesel and MacGregor in accordance with ShipdexT Protocol 1.1 and 1.0.2. The Shipdex datasets have been successfully validated using AMOS Shipdex Data Manager. Furthermore, the validated ShipdexT datasets have been successfully imported into the ISN's AMOS Business Suite database using AMOS Shipdex Interface. Giancarlo Coletta of Grimaldi Group (Naples) said "this is the first important step in a new era for the shipping industry to manage maintenance and technical data and get rid of paper manuals".
This Day in Naval History - February 9th
From the Navy News Service: 1799 - USS Constellation, commanded by Capt. Thomas Truxtun, captures the French warship l'Insurgente. 1943 - The organized Japanese resistance on Guadalcanal ends. 1947 - Carrier USS Wright (CVL 49) is commissioned. 1978 - A new era in naval communications begins with the launching of the first satellite of the Navy's Fleet Satellite Communications System. 1984 - Destroyer USS Moosbrugger (DD 980) fires approximately 150 shells at Syrian artillery positions east of Beirut. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.
Maiden Voyage for China's First Self-Propelled Floating Dock
China's first self-propelled floating dock Huachuan I began its inaugural sailing recently, which opens a new era, the official People's Liberation Army Daily said. With it, large ships can be repaired at sea instead of only on the shore. It can meet repair demand of all Chinese main battle ships except aircraft carrier. The Huachuan No. 1, would enable the navy to return damaged ships to fighting capability "in very rapid time" and was designed to be sent into combat zones. "The…
Statoil: Gudrun Officially Opened
Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg officially opened the Gudrun platform in the North Sea today, 19 August. This is the first new Statoil-operated platform on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) since Kristin in 2005. Gudrun is the first in a long line of new field developments operated by Statoil, and therefore it represents a new era on the NCS. The next in line is Valemon, which is scheduled for start-up later this year. Gina Krog and Johan Sverdrup on the Utsira High are next in the North Sea.
Mega-Port Trends is Failing Global Traders
The emergence of mega gateway ports is in danger of failing the global supply chain, causing congestion, adding cost and impacting on air quality and local environments, delegates at South America’s largest multimodal logistics event will be told next week. During a presentation in Sao Paulo on Tuesday 7 April, Patrick Walters, Commercial Director of Peel Ports, the UK’s second largest port operator, will call for a radical rethink by the supply chain to refocus on direct calls to ports closest to cargo centres as an integral part of the global supply chain network design.
The U.S. Navy Beyond Iraq - Sea Power for a New Era
Michael G. Mullen, chief of naval operations, for a discussion of the U.S. challenges of the twenty- first century. In his almost forty years of service, Adm. transformation of U.S. principal agent of change. discussion.
BIG DATA: First Intelsat EpicNG Satellite Launched
The launch yesterday of the Intelsat 29e, the first of the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellites, promises to usher in a new era of "Big Data" in the maritime sector, among others. The satellite was launched from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 vehicle. Manufactured by Boeing and equipped with advanced digital payload, Intelsat 29e will bring high throughput capacity in both C- and Ku-band to North and Latin America and the North Atlantic region. Intelsat 29e will be placed into service at 310° East, where it replaces Intelsat 1R.
Feature:Oscar Dyson Launches New Era at NOAA
With the launching and first of the year completion of the 208-ft. vessel Oscar Dyson, a new era has also been launched at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Typically the recipients of hand-me-down vessels from other services, the $39.3 million Oscar Dyson is the first new vessel the NOAA has received in over 30 years. Dedicated to fisheries research, the vessel is the first of at least two and maybe four built for NOAA by VT Halter Marine, at their Moss Point, Miss. shipyard. The Oscar Dyson was one of a number of ships that was caught in the Friede Goldman Halter bankruptcy two years ago and work was suspended during the shutdown and transfer of this project to the successor company, VT Halter Marine.