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Thursday, February 22, 2018

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Luxury Cruise Ships & The French Connection

 Edie Rodriguez, the Americas Brand Chairman for PONANT Yacht Cruises and Expeditions. (Photo: Ponant)

Edie Rodriguez, the Americas Brand Chairman for PONANT Yacht Cruises and Expeditions, has spent a life and built a career centered on travel, cruise and branding in a most luxurious manner. She was a natural to discuss the booming luxury expedition sector, the next big frontier in the global cruise industry. It is natural, in the U.S., to pronounce PONANT as “po nant,” but the French have a different style and the company name is pronounced “po non,” dropping the ‘t.’ But Edie Rodriquez, charged with spreading the PONANT name in North America, does not get hung up on diction in this case.

New DP Simulator for Indonesian Training Center

K-Sim DP Manoeuvring Trainer – aft deck configuration (Photo: Kongsberg)

Jakarta, Indonesia-based maritime training center PT Azureus Simulator Asia has chosen KONGSBERG’s Dynamic Positioning (DP) simulators to help it meet significant growth in regional demand for offshore operational training. Due for delivery in June 2017, PT Azureus Simulator Asia is the first Indonesian training center to utilize KONGSBERG DP simulators. It joins a long list of South East Asia facilities enjoying the technical and pedagogical benefits of Kongsberg Digital’s simulation technology and operational partnership with the company.

New Schottel Sales Partner for Namibia & South Africa

Effective immediately Stone Marine Services will be the official Schottel sales partner for Namibia and South Africa. Stone Marine Services has been a Schottel partner for UK and the Republic of Ireland already. The German manufacturer of marine propulsion systems claims this is a further step towards enhanced commitment to the customer. Contact Details: Stone Marine Services Namibia (PTY) Ltd 2003 Ben Amathila Avenue, PO Box 2923, Walvis Bay, Namibia Tel: +264 64 204388 Fax: +264 64 204381 Email: rdavidson@smsnamibia.com   Stone Marine Services S.A (PTY)Ltd 34 Paarden Eiland Road Paarden Eiland Cape Town PO Box 7323 Roggebaai 8012 Tel.: + 27 (0) 21 510 6795 Fax: + 27 (0) 21 510 5783 E Mail: msiebrits@smservicessa.co.za  

DP System Donated to NTNU Research Vessel

Photo courtesy of Kongsberg

Kongsberg Maritime has donated and installed a K-Pos Dynamic Positioning System aboard the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) owned R/V Gunnerus research vessel. The donation and KONGSBERG’s continued support of the University was recognized at a VIP ceremony at the NTNU in Trondheim, Norway, yesterday (14th April 2015). In operation for NTNU since 2006, R/V Gunnerus is equipped with the latest technology for a variety of research activities within biology, technology, geology, archaeology, oceanography and fisheries.

Kongsberg Supplies STAR Center with DP Technology

STAR Center, located in Dania Beach, FL, is launching into the Dynamic Positioning (DP) Training market, expanding its simulation training services to the offshore, cable laying and cruise ship markets in the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. In a contract signed with Kongsberg Maritime Simulation (Mystic, CT), STAR Center will acquire a dual-redundant Advanced K-Pos DP trainer capable of being integrated with its existing Polaris© Ship Bridge Simulator, in addition to six Basic K-Pos trainers, to be used in a classroom setting with a separate instructor station.

A&P Group Reports Positive Outlook

"Ship repair in the U.K. is looking positive for 2003" say the A&P Group, who has confirmed that all 14 of their dry docks are full with various vessels under repair, refit and conversion. A&P Tyne is currently hosting a number of ships including Stirling Shipmanagement's 2,270dwt offshore supply vessel Putford Enterprise, the 2,067dwt offshore supply vessel Pacific Banner owned by Swire Pacific Offshore, Boyd Line's 1,621grt Arctic Warrior and P&O Ferries' 20,446grt PO Kent. Across the river at A&P Tyne's Hebburn facility is Technip Offshore's 9,158grt diving support vessel CSO Wellservicer, which is due to leave the dry dock on January 12 .

AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen Moves Office

AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen, one of the largest law firms in the Netherlands, is moving its Rotterdam-based shipping, transport and insurance team to a new office on Rotterdam's Admiraliteitskade. Effective February 1, 2003, AKD's Rotterdam office will be located at: AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen Admiraliteitskade 50 3063 ED Rotterdam PO Box 4302 3006 AH Rotterdam Tel: +31 (0) 10 272 5300 Fax: +31 (0) 10-272 5400

Coast Guard Secures Boston for DNC

Coast Guard Cutter Jefferson Island secures Rowes Wharf on July 27, 2004 during the Democratic National Convention, in Boston. The Coast Guard, Boston State Police, Massachusettes State Police, and Massachusetts Environmental Police are providing waterborne security. Photo by PO Mike Lutz/ USCG Handout

Coast Guard Keeps Watch Over NY Harbor

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon Bay keeps a vigilant watch over New York Harbor Jan. 20, 2006. The Coast Guard's continued security presence is visible a day after an audio tape surfaced of Osama bin Laden threatening further attacks against the United States. USCG photo by PO Mike Lutz.

POSCO to Sell Pos Plaza

According to reports, POSCO has decided to sell Pos Plaza commercial skyscraper to a based fund company. The price of the building is reported to be over $400 million.  POSCO has denied the speculation that it wants to secure the cash needed to acquire Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering from the government and said that it is only for securing cash flow. Source:  Steel Guru  

SFL Files Annual Report

Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) announced  it has filed its annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2013.   The annual report can be downloaded from the company's website at www.shipfinance.org. Shareholders can also request a hard copy of our complete audited financial statements free of charge upon request by writing to the below address: Ship Finance International Limited PO Box HM 1593 Par-la-Ville Place Hamilton HM 08 Bermuda   or send an e-mail to: ir@shipfinance.no

SEACOR Chooses Kongsberg Hybrid Power Solutions

Photo: Kongsberg

A new integrated ‘Full Picture’ technology delivery is set to enable significant operational efficiencies for the MEXMAR owned Platform Supply Vessel (PSV), SEACOR Maya. Mantenimiento Express Marítimo SAPI de CV (MEXMAR) is SEACOR Marine’s joint venture in Mexico, which operates 15 offshore supply vessels. The contract, signed this September for delivery in January 2018, focuses on the integration of a sophisticated new hybrid power solution designed by Kongsberg to assist SEACOR Marine and MEXMAR in meeting strict environmental regulations by decreasing CO2…

Indian Navy Submarine Explosion Update

The Indian Navy diving teams have been working nonstop to reach into the compartments of the submarine since rescue operations commenced early noon of August 14. The boiling waters inside the submarine prevented any entry until noon that day. Access to the inner compartments of the submarine was made almost impossible due to jammed doors and hatches, distorted ladders, oily and muddy waters inside the submerged submarine resulting in total darkness and nil visibility within the submarine even with high power underwater lamps. Distorted and twisted metal within very restricted space due extensive internal damage caused by the explosion further worsened conditions for the divers. This resulted in very slow and labored progress.

Recent Vessel Sales: August 2013

Below is a list of vessel sales for August, 2013 prepared by Shipping Intellegence, Inc., New York. All sale Prices are listed in Millions USD.

Offshore Vessel Simulator Orders For Kongsberg

Model of the center:Image credit Kongsberg

Mexico's Oceanografia S.A. de C.V. signs  multi-million dollar contract with Kongsberg Maritime Simulation’s Mystic, CT, USA office for supply of maritme simulators. The contract is for the supply of a suite of offshore anchor handling, Dynamic Positioning, engine room and crane simulation systems, underpinning the main infrastructure for a new world-class offshore simulation training centre to be situated at Mexico’s primary offshore supply hub for the Gulf of Mexico.

Maritime Simulators for New Australian Maritime College

A Dynamic Positioning (DP) Operator Training Facility, featuring an extensive simulator suite developed by Kongsberg Maritime was opened in Northbridge, Western Australia on November 22, 2010. Owned and run by the Australian Maritime College (AMC), the new facility is ideally positioned to serve the growing Western Australia oil & gas business from its centre in Perth. "Prior to opening our first DP Operator Training Facility in Tasmania last year, which is also based on Kongsberg Maritime DP simulators, Australian trainees would have to travel to Europe or the U.S.

Kongsberg Completes K-Master FAT & Sea Trials for New PSV's

  Some of the project team for this integrated K-Master delivery.

New aft-bridge operator station integrated with DP and thruster control. Kongsberg Maritime has successfully completed Factory Acceptance Tests for the K-Master aft bridge systems being delivered to two Platform Supply Vessels (PSV) built at Havyard in Leirvik for owner Sartor Offshore and Supply Service. The vessels are part of a four newbuild series, all featuring KONGSBERG K-Master, K-Pos Dynamic Positioning, C-Joy joystick control and K-Thrust thruster control. The FATs were for Havyard 103 and 106, vessels number 2 and 3 in the series and are due for delivery to the owner in Q1 2012.

Ocean Rig Orders Kongsberg Offshore Simulator

Sophisticated integrated simulator suite for new training center (Photo: Kongsberg Maritime)

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. has chosen Kongsberg Maritime to supply an extensive offshore and navigation simulator package for a brand new training center. With a sophisticated integrated simulator suite, enabling specific operations and vessel team training, Ocean Rig’s new facility, is shaping up to become one of the world’s most advanced offshore training centers, Kongsberg Maritime said. Ocean Rig owns and operates two ultra-deepwater semisubmersible drilling rigs and nine ultra-deepwater drillships (including three newbuilds for delivery 2014-2016).

GeoSwath Echo-sounder Installed in Fourth KBV Ship

KBV 033 oil recovery operation: Photo courtesy of Kongsberg

Kongsberg GeoAcoustics has completed the Swedish Coast Guard (KBV) project with the installation and full acceptance of a 125 kHz GeoSwath Shallow Water Multibeam echosounder on the fourth and final new-build multipurpose vessel. These vessels, all under Swedish flag, are defined as multipurpose vessels with the possibility of oil recovery, conforming to class GL 100A5 DP0 Oil Recovery Vessel E2 HC-/2 and conforming to the Swedish Maritime Administration for traffic in international voyage service area ‘A’.

New Electrical Steam Boiler Module for Aoka Mizu FPSO

The Steam Boiler module will be installed on the Aoka Mizu FPSO. (Photo: Bluewater)

Parat Halvorsen AS said it recently secured a contract to design and fabricate a complete, turnkey steam boiler module for the Floating Production & Storage Offshore (FPSO) vessel Aoka Mizu owned by Bluewater Energy Services BV. The FPSO is being decommissioned for the Lancaster project which is owned and operated by Hurricane Energy UK. The module will include 2 x 3200kW electric steam boilers based on the PARAT MEL design and will provide an additional 9,600kg/hr of saturated steam for the FPSO marine and process systems.

MN100: KRAL-USA, Inc.

(Photo: KRAL-USA, Inc.)

KRAL has been manufacturing pumps and flow meters for the marine industry since 1950. KRAL is well renowned for high quality, durable and rugged solutions suitable for harsh marine environment. KRAL is quality, innovation and quick response anytime and anywhere. Pump packages, pump skids and compact double pump stations are often custom made to meet customer requirements. KRAL looks far beyond its own product portfolio to gain a full understanding of the customer’s requirements, applications and strategic plans. KRAL provides innovative cost saving solutions for the marine industry.

ASI Releases New UL489 Hydraulic Magnetic Circuit Breakers

UL489 Hydraulic Magnetic Circuit Breaker

Automation Systems Interconnect is pleased to announce the introduction of brand new UL489 hydraulic magnetic circuit breakers. These circuit breakers are available in AC and DC trip curves. The hydraulic magnetic overload technology protects the circuit in both overload and short circuit. All circuit breakers are ROHS compliant. The NDB3-100 series of circuit breakers are screw mount. The NDB3-100 has a rated current from 1A to 100A, rated voltage AC230V/400V, DC80V, 1, 2 and 3 pole. For additional information, please contact ASI at P.O.

Inside the Atlantic Canada Shipbuilding Action Plan

In a bid to inform small and medium sized companies to tap into Atlantic Canada's $33-billion naval fleet renewal, the Government has launched the Atlantic Shipbuilding Action Plan, a long-term strategy that will facilitate the integration of Atlantic Canadian enterprises, including the construction of the Navy’s combat vessels by Irving Shipbuilding of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Plan will evolve as necessary to ensure it continues to address the ongoing needs of small and medium-sized enterprises in Atlantic Canada and their requirement for skilled workers. It will require a close collaboration with all four Atlantic provincial governments…

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