Iranian Tanker Produces 2 Slicks in East China Sea
An Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea has left two oil slicks covering a combined 109 square km (42 square miles), the Chinese government said, as maritime police scoured for damage and prepared to explore the wreck. Satellite imaging showed a slick of 69 square km (26.6 square miles) and a second 40 square km (15.4 square miles) slick, which is less thick and not as concentrated, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said in a statement late on Tuesday. The large tanker Sanchi (IMO:9356608) sank in the worst oil ship disaster in decades on Sunday…
Latvia Navy Accepts Locally-built Patrol Boat
Patrol boat 'Viesite', built in the country's Riga Shipyard, has been accepted by Latvia's Ministry of Defence. The building of patrol ship Viesīte was started June 17th, 2009 and it is third of five new SWATH type patrol ships built for the Latvian Navy, this vessel having been completely built in JSC “Rīgas kuģu būvētava”. Other patrol boats in the newbuilding project were in attendance including Skrunda and Cēsis, as well as headquarters and procurement ship Varonis. These twin-hull patrol ships can be used for military purposes as well as for civilian ones.
Naval Tech on Display in Kuala Lumpur
Blohm + Voss GmbH will be represented from April 12-15, 2004 at the defence engineering trade fair "Defence Service Asia" (DSA. More than 600 exhibitors from more than 40 countries will be taking part in the DSA in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The DSA is one of the biggest trade fairs for the military technology industry, with more than 17,000 specialist visitors from over 40 countries. Blohm + Voss is presenting itself in Kuala Lumpur with the MEKO®-concept (MEhrzweck-KOmbination - Multi-purpose combination).
Korea's STX Offshore Wins Patrol Ship Order
STX Offshore wins US$ 132-million order for 3 patrol ships for the Korea Coast Guard. Under the deal with the Korea Coast Guard (KCG), STX Offshore will deliver the vessels by the end of 2015, the company told Korea Times. The vessels, equipped with a Vulcan cannon, can cruise at an average speed of 30 knots. STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co., the nation's fourth-largest shipbuilder, also delivered similar patrol ships to the KCG in 2010 and 2011.
China – Advanced Patrol Boat on First Mission
China's Maritime Patrolling and Surveillance Detachment report that Hiaxun 11 joined with three patrol vessels from Liaoning MSA to cruise in the Lvshun-Changxing water area. Haixun 11 is China's largest and most advanced patrol ship with a length of 114 meters and a displacement of 3,249 tons. She has a maximum speed of 22 knots. This cruise, focused on marine safety measures, lasted four-and-a-half hours on the look-out for floating ice, floating debris and fishing nets.
Bridge Systems Ordered for Canadian Navy Newbuids
OSI Maritime Systems Ltd. (OSI) has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin Canada to build, deliver and support the installation of the Integrated Navigation and Bridge Systems (INBS) for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new class of Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) to be built at the Halifax Shipyard. This implementation phase contract is being awarded subsequent to the successful conclusion of a 21-month design phase contract completed in early 2015. Lockheed Martin Canada…
This Day in Naval History – Sept. 14
1899 - Gunboat Concord and monitor Monterey capture two insurgent schooners at Aparri, Philippine Islands 1939 - Atlantic Squadron Neutrality Patrol ships deploy (Source: Navy News Source)
This Day in Naval History – September 14
1899 - Gunboat Concord and monitor Monterey capture two insurgent schooners at Aparri, Philippine Islands 1939 - Atlantic Squadron Neutrality Patrol ships deploy (Source: Navy News Service)
Winning PIcture of Ice Patrol Ship
The awards ceremony for the competition took place at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich last night, where the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, announced the winners. This year's entries included photos from naval photographers deployed in Afghanistan, and on counter-piracy operations and other operations both abroad and in the UK. This year's winning portfolio came from Leading Airman (Photographer) Arron Hoare, who captured the Antarctic's dramatic winter wilderness while he served on the ice patrol ship HMS Protector.
Bisso Marine Lifts Patrol Boat at Bollinger Shipyards
Bisso Marine Company, Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana, recently lifted the 350 ton, Patrol Ship, PC1and placed her onto the bank for modifications. The PC1 is the first of fourteen Patrol Ships originally built at Bollinger Shipyards in l982 for the US Navy. The vessel has returned to her builder for modifications to her stern and for a life extension program. The new owner, the Philippine Navy will utilize the vessel to fight the war on terrorism. The 179 ft x 26 ft vessel is powered by four Paxman Diesel engines delivering l3,400 hp. The revitalized vessel is scheduled to be delivered the to Philippine Navy in January 2004.
Ibercisa Supplies Iraqi Navi
The Spanish company Ibercisa supplies equipment to Fincantieri, Cantieri Navali Italiani, S.p.A. through its agent Gecom, for four Saettia MK Patrol ships for the Iraqi Navy. Each of the Patrol ships is equipped with two capstans, one vertical electric anchor winch model MAN-E/V/16-S/1 chain (16 mm) and one auxiliary cargo winch RHIB model MAX-C/E/15/25-16 (6 ton direct pull). All the supplied equipment are electrically driven according to owners’ specifications. Currently, equipment is also being produced to be supplied to the same shipyard for a fleet tanker to the Indian Navy…
Japan to Provide Patrol Ships to Vietnam
The Japanese government said on Wednesday it is ready to provide Vietnam with new patrol ships, in its latest step to boost the maritime law-enforcement capabilities of countries locked in territorial rows with China. On Tuesday, Japan agreed to provide two large patrol ships and lend up to five used surveillance aircraft to the Philippines, another country at odds with China over sovereignty issues in the South China Sea. Japan itself has been at loggerheads with China over a group of tiny, uninhabited East China Sea islets. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, of Tokyo's intention in their meeting on the sidelines of ASEAN-related meetings in Vientiane.
OSI to Design Navigating Bridges for RCN Arctic Patrol Ships
Burnaby, BC - based OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) says it has been selected by Lockheed Martin Canada to support the design activity of the bridge and navigation capabilities for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new class of Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). Lockheed Martin Canada is one of AOPS Prime Contractor Irving Shipbuilding’s Tier 1 suppliers for the AOPS project under the Canadian government’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). Under an initial contract, OSI will design the Integrated Bridge and Navigation System for the new vessels.
OSI Navigation System for Canadian Navy
OSI Maritime Systems Ltd. (OSI) announced today that it has been selected by Lockheed Martin Canada to support the design activity of the bridge and navigation capabilities for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new class of Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). Lockheed Martin Canada is one of AOPS Prime Contractor Irving Shipbuilding’s Tier 1 suppliers for the AOPS project under the Canadian government’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). Under an initial contract, OSI will design the Integrated Bridge and Navigation System for the new vessels. “We are very pleased to have been selected for this very important Royal Canadian Navy project,” said Ken Kirkpatrick, President and Chief Executive Officer OSI Maritime Systems Ltd.
Cameras Chosen for Canada's Arctic Patrol Ships
Kongsberg Maritime has announced that it has been selected by L-3 MAPPS to provide the CCTV system for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new class of Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). L-3 MAPPS is one of the Tier 1 suppliers to Irving Shipbuilding, Prime Contractor delivering the AOPS vessels as a part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). Kongsberg Maritime has over 70 employees in Dartmouth, Vancouver and St. Johns, 190 employees in the U.K. and approximately 4,600 total across the world.
Arctic Patrol Ships to be Ordered
A federal cabinet committee has okayed a plan to build six corvette-sized Arctic patrol vessels, according to a report by The Canadian Press and posted on www.canada.com. The committee approved the plan to build the 100-m, 6,000-ton, according to several sources, The Canadia Press reported. It is anticipated that the ships – which will start construction following a two-year period in which the shipbuilding project will be planned – will cost about $300m per ship.
China to Intensify Patrols to Protect Disputed Maritime Assets
A Chinese marine patrol has recently finished its third mission to crack down on illegal exploration of oil and gas in the South China Sea. China will further intensify regular patrols of its sea territory to protect the country's maritime interests and rights according to a senior maritime official. "The patrols are part of our long-term, important responsibility," said Wu Ping, deputy head of China Marine Surveillance (CMS), a government agency in charge of maritime law enforcement.
Spanish Warship Joins EUNAVFOR Anti-piracy Fleet
ESPS INFANTA ELENA, a Descubierta class corvette, joins the EUNAVFOR operation ATALANTA against piracy ESPS INFANTA ELENA, commissioned into the Spanish Navy in April 1980 is a patrol ship of 1200 tonnes. The Spanish ship joins OP ATALANTA operations with the mission to protect vulnerable shipping and World Food Programme vessels, in addition to deterrence and disruption of piracy in the Somali Basin and Horn of Africa.
OSX Korea Shipyard to Build 5 Peru Navy Patrol Boats
STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. has signed a deal with the defense ministry of Peru to build five patrol ships for 75 billion won (US$71.3 million) reports Yonhap News. Citing the shipbuilders, Yonhap adds that STX will deliver the ships by the end of 2015, and that in March 2012, the company signed a first contract for building the same type of ships with Colombia's defense ministry. Source: Yonhap News
Aker Yards Marine Supports AOPS Project
Aker Yards Marine Inc. (AYM) is a member of the team assembled by BMT Fleet Technology Limited that has been awarded the Definition, Engineering, Logistics and Management Support (DELMS) contract for the Canadian Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) project. The Canadian navy will acquire between six and eight ice-capable patrol ships to assert and enforce sovereignty in Canada's waters, including the Arctic. During the definition phase (2008 - 2009) AYM will utilize its experience and expertise in the design of patrol vessels and icebreakers to support the BMT team in the development of an illustrative definition design for the AOPS.
UK Navy’s Ice Patrol Ship Gets a New Coating
U.K. Royal Navy Ice Patrol Ship HMS Protector is deployed on operations for 330 days a year, mostly in the Antarctic region, making it essential that her underwater hull is protected against the harsh icy conditions she faces. At the end of May, HMS Protector was coated with Ecospeed at the A&P Tyne Ltd. Shipyard in Tyne and Wear, U.K. A top consideration in a hull coating for ice-going vessels and icebreakers is the ability of the coating to protect the hull in the harshest marine environment there is…
This Day in Naval History - Sept. 14
(From the Navy News Service) 1899 - Gunboat Concord and monitor Monterey capture two insurgent schooners at Aparri, Philippine Islands. 1939 - Atlantic Squadron Neutrality Patrol ships deploy. 1976 - USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) and destroyer Bordelon (DD 881) collide during night operations 100 miles north of Scotland. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.
Drifting North Atlantic Chemical Tanker Taken in Tow
The Irish Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Aisling stood by the tanker 'Hellespont Charger' in rough weather at the request of the Irish Coast Guard until the arrival of the tugboat after the chemical tanker with 22 crew on board lost power on its main engines 400 miles west of Loop Head, reports Ireland's RTE News. The tanker with 15,000 tonnes of caustic soda on board was taken in tow by the tug Thrax towards the River Shannon where the cargo is desined for the Aughinish Alumina plant there. Irish Naval Service vessel LÉ Aisling: Photo Irish Coast Guard Source: RTE News