Canyon’s Quest ROV Awarded Drill Support Contracts
Canyon Offshore, Inc., has announced that it has been awarded drill support contracts on board the drilling rig Rowan Midland for its new electric Work Class ROV, Quest #3. In June, Canyon mobilized the new built Quest #3 on board the rig for Energy Resource Technologies, Inc. (ERT) to support ERT’s re-entry well work on East Cameron block 374. Upon completion of the ERT contract, Canyon will provide ROV services to Remington Oil & Gas at East Cameron 377 to support drilling and completion operations. The Quest is ideally suited for drill support and offers a number of technical innovations over traditional hydraulic work class ROV systems, especially in deepwater, due to its smaller footprint, power efficiencies and control features.
Vessels: Ocean Quest Conversion Completed
Master Boat Builders delivered Ocean Quest (ex-Gulf Quest), a 145-ft. converted Dive Vessel for Oceaneering Intl. Conversion work consisted of the addition of a 270 kW Cat 3406 gen set for auxiliary power, a Gardner Denver oil compressor, three Quincy low pressure dive compressors, one high pressure dive compressor (filling bottles), on hydraulic power unit for tools, one hydraulic unit for a crane, and one Red Fox sewage unit. On deck, Master added a Techcrane C20-30 crane. In addition, the yard added two decompression chambers, a head/shower, walk-in freezer, two washers, two dryers and a five-ton AC unit.
Coast Guard Investigates Ship Fire
Juneau-based Coast Guard investigators are determining the cause of an engine-room fire that occurred Monday on the motor vessel Safari Quest while transiting Fredrick Sound with 29 people on board. The crew of the Safari Quest contacted the Coast Guard at 5:10 p.m., reporting their left engine disabled as a result of the fire. Still under their own power, the 120-ft. cruise ship steamed into Petersburg at 8:10 p.m. where Coast Guard investigators will rendezvous with them today.
Master Boat Builders Completes Conversion for Oceaneering
Master Boat Builders has successfully completed a vessel conversion contract for Oceaneering International, Inc. Ocean Quest, built in 2001 as the Gulf Quest, has been upgraded and converted into a 145-ft. (44.1-m) dive support vessel featuring: 2,100 sq. ft of deck space; Live boating capabilities; 24 person accommodations (in addition to vessel crew); Dive support equipment installed below deck; Marine rated API 10 ton crane on the stern; 24 hr. operational capacity; Built-in, below deck, 6 x 6 jet pump. Working in the Gulf of Mexico, Ocean Quest is ideally suited for Inspection, Maintenance, & Repair (IMR) activities on pipelines & platforms in water depths down to 300 fsw.
Quest Joins Corrocean
CorrOcean ASA of Norway has announced the acquisition of Quest Consulting Ltd. (QCLI) based in Aberdeen and with a branch office in Perth, Australia. QCLI was established in Aberdeen in 1989 to provide Specialist Integrity Management Engineering Consultancy Services to the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry and also to the Energy, Mining, Defenze, and Utility Sectors. This transaction was arranged for QCLI by Aberdeen based Mergers & Acquisitions specialists, Chate & Co. The acquisition will strengthen CorrOcean's capabilities in key locations, and within an area that is central to the Company's Asset Assurance concept. The competency of the companies is highly complementary…
U.S. Forces Respond to Pirate Attack on S/V Quest
At approximately 1 a.m. EST Feb. 22, while negotiations were ongoing to secure the release of four American hostages, U.S. forces responded to gunfire aboard the pirated vessel (S/V) Quest. As they responded to the gunfire, reaching and boarding the Quest, the forces discovered all four hostages had been shot by their captors. Despite immediate steps to provide life-saving care, all four hostages ultimately died of their wounds. "We express our deepest condolences for the innocent lives callously lost aboard the Quest," said Gen James N. Mattis, U.S. Central Command Commander.
Marjorie Shymske Appointed President of Quest Construction
Quest Specialty Chemicals, a leader in the specialty coatings industry, appoints 'Marj' Shymske president of its subsidiary. With over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and management, with an emphasis on assembling effective teams and successful business expansion, Shymske is an established leader in the building materials industry. Shymske’s substantial experience in both Fortune 500 and private equity owned environments, ranging from building sales organizations to developing go to market strategies…
Quest Announces New CFO
Quest Specialty Chemicals, a company in the specialty coatings industry, announced the appointment of Rick Martin as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Martin has an experience in finance within a number of global industrial businesses, emphasizing financial and internal control activities, investor relations and risk management. Prior to joining Quest, Martin served as Vice President Corporate Controller, Treasurer and Secretary for Hilex Poly Co., LLC. He has also served EMS-CHEMIE (North America) Inc. in the role of Vice President, Chief Financial Officer.
Maersk Launches Quest for Oil Computer Game
Maersk is launching a new computer game called Quest for Oil. Maersk is taking the lead in an innovative way by using a video game to open up the oil business to everyone. Quest for Oil is the first game of its kind and with the convergence of forces, innovation and technology Maersk gives the chance to experience the challenging world of being on a drilling rig with its 53,000 tons of steel rammed into the bottom of the ocean. With the free, worldwide distribution of the real-time strategy game Quest for Oil, Maersk unfolds the unknown universe of oil exploration and invites you to embark on a conquest of the depths of the seabed. "Most people take for granted that we have oil and natural gas and not many people understand what it takes to find and produce it.
Canadian Government Supports Shell CCS Project
Shell announced on Friday that it had signed agreements with the Governments of Alberta and Canada to secure $865 million in funding for its Quest Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project. The Quest Project will capture and permanently store deep underground more than one million tons of carbon dioxide per year from Shell’s Scotford Upgrader near Edmonton, Alberta, which processes heavy oil from the Athabasca oil sands. “Quest would be the first application of CCS technology for an oil sands upgrading operation,” says John Abbott, Shell’s Executive Vice President of Heavy Oil. Shell aims to improve its oil sands environmental performance through carbon dioxide reduction, improved water management and minimal impacts of tailings ponds.
Oceaneering Acquires New Vessel
Oceaneering International, Inc. (OII) has purchased the Gulf Quest for conversion into a 145-ft. dive support vessel. Built in 2001, and renamed the Ocean Quest, the vessel will be upgraded in spring 2003 and then become available for work in the Gulf of Mexico. When completed it will feature: 2,100 sq. ft of deck space, 24 person accommodations (in addition to vessel crew), dive support equipment installed below deck, marine rated API 10 ton crane on the stern, 24 hr. operational capacity and built-in, below deck, 6 X 6 jet pump After conversion, the Ocean Quest will be ideally suited for Inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) activities on pipelines & platforms in water depths down to 300 fsw.
DSME Gets UK Shipyard Consulting Contract
S. Korea's DSME says it is to provide naval vessel production and management consulting services for British defense company BAE. Under the terms of the agreement, DSME will conduct investigations on 11 areas of shipyard operations for BAE Systems Surface Ships Ltd., a shipbuilding arm of BAE System Group, and suggest ways to improve its productivity. DSME explains that following the defense budget cut, BAE Systems Surface Ships had been looking for ways to cut back on the cost to build warships and reduce inefficiencies.
Horizon Lines Expands Board of Directors
Board to expand to eleven from eight; seven New Board Members Join Four Existing Directors; Four Directors Retire. Horizon Lines, a domestic ocean shipping company, today announced that it will expand its Board of Directors to 11 members from eight, effective November 25, 2011. In conjunction with the expansion, seven new directors will be appointed and four of the existing eight directors will retire. • Jeffrey A. Brodsky, Kurt M. Cellar, Carol B. Hallett, James LaChance, Steven L. Rubin, Martin Tuchman and David N. Weinstein will join the board as independent directors.
ClassNK Establishes First Ever Subsidiary
ClassNK has established a new wholly-owned subsidiary, ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd., located in Tokyo. This new company, ClassNK’s first ever subsidiary, heralds a new chapter in the storied history of the Society, the world's largest in terms of tonnage. This development was made possible by the Society’s change in legal status to a general incorporated foundation under Japanese law in April 2011, and promises much in terms of cultivating new areas of growth. This subsidiary in particular will allow ClassNK to broaden its activities in the field of maritime consulting.
K Line Expands Use of ClassNK CMAX LC-A
“K” Line Ship Management (Singapore) Pte Ltd has selected ClassNK Consulting Service’s machinery condition monitoring and automatic diagnostic system ClassNK CMAXS LC-A for use on one of its container vessels, marking the first commercial application of the software. “K” Line Ship Management (Singapore) Pte Ltd selected ClassNK CMAXS LC-A after a successful trial installation in 2014 delivered proven fuel and lubricating oil savings of 200 tons/year. The trial was carried out as part of a joint research project in collaboration with ClassNK and Diesel United Ltd. ClassNK CMAXS LC-A uses innovative diagnosis algorithms to analyze multiple sensor data in the engine room and detect any early signs of machinery damage.
Cruise Ship 'Azamara Quest' Reaches Port after Fire
The Azamara Quest drifted off the southern Philippines with 1,000 people aboard after flames engulfed one of its engine rooms, injuring five crew members. Propulsion was restored by ship's engineers a day later and she limped in at maximum speed 6 kts to the harbor of Sandakan city in Malaysia's eastern state of Sabah on Borneo island, according to the Jakarta Post newspaper. The fire on the Azamara Quest had been extinguished immediately, but five crew members suffered smoke inhalation, including one who was seriously injured and needed hospital care, the ship's operator has said.
Somali Pirates Sentenced for the Murder of Four Americans
Somali nationals Ahmed Muse Salad, a/k/a “Afmagalo,” 27, Abukar Osman Beyle, 33, and Shani Nurani Shiekh Abrar, 31, who were previously found guilty of piracy, murder within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, violence against maritime navigation, conspiracy to commit violence against maritime navigation resulting in death, kidnapping resulting in death, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, hostage taking resulting in death, conspiracy to commit hostage taking resulting in death and multiple firearms offenses, were sentenced this week. Salad, Beyle and Abrar were all sentenced to 21 life sentences, 19 consecutive life sentences and two concurrent life sentences…
Seanergy Names Komninos CFO
Christina Anagnostara has served as Chief Financial Officer and Board member in Global Oceanic Carriers Ltd (GO Carriers), a dry bulk shipping company listed on AIM of the London Stock Exchange, since February 2007. She has over 14 years of experience in consulting, auditing and financial services. In the last eight years, prior to joining GO Carriers, she has held a senior management position in EFG Audit & Consulting services, the auditors of the based EFG Group. During her career, Christina has been involved in a number of business and process audits and consulting assignments, due diligence, special reviews and investigations. Prior to EFG Group…
Derie Joins Davis Consulting
Joseph A. Derie, D.Sc. PE a civil engineer and naval engineer with military experience in the US Army Corps of Engineers and the USCG and civilian engineering experience totaling over 30 years joined Davis Consulting Group (DCG) marine engineers, a division of Davis & Company, Ltd., as a Consultant. His addition brings to nine professionals on the company's nationwide team of marine surveyors, engineers and naval architects that specialize in the areas of engineering and design and accident reconstruction, fire and explosion cause and origin, forensic engineering and commercial vessel surveying.
Horizon Lines Nets Quality, Service Awards
Horizon Lines receives top honors in 'Quest for Quality' award, ranked first by customers for outstanding service. Horizon Lines, Inc., one of the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping companies, has been honored for the fourth consecutive year with Logistics Management magazine's annual Quest for Quality award, winning top honors among Ocean Carriers. The annual survey is widely regarded in the transportation and logistics industry as one of the most important measures of customer satisfaction and performance excellence. The company ranked first among the 13 domestic and international ocean carriers that qualified for this year's Quest for Quality award.
RTM STAR Center First US institution Certified to SIGTTO LNG Standards
American Bureau of Shipping Consulting (ABS Consulting) has certified RTM STAR Center’s Tankship Liquefied Gases course as meeting all the requirements of the Society of International Gas Tanker & Terminal Operators, Ltd. (SIGTTO), LNG Shipping Suggested Competency Standards. This makes RTM STAR Center the first and only training organization in the U.S.A., and one of only eight organizations in the world, to be accredited or certified as meeting the SIGTTO standards. The certification process by ABS Consulting included a gap analysis and in-depth review of all student and instructor training materials followed by a rigorous 2-day onsite audit by a team of ABS auditors and LNG experts.
Maersk Announces New Reefer Container
Maersk Line has announced the implementation of QUEST, which will enable a significant reduction in the energy consumption and CO2 emissions of refrigerated containers (reefers). QUEST (Quality and Energy efficiency in Storage and Transport) is a software solution, providing a new temperature control regime. The reefer container can cut the energy consumption used for cooling with up to 50% without impacting the quality of refrigeration solutions. Maersk Line estimates that QUEST will lead to CO2 emission reductions of 325,000 tonnes annually when fully implemented during 2008. Traditionally, containers maintain a constant supply air temperature in the reefer container, a process that uses high amounts of energy. QUEST, however, focuses on the temperature of the transported commodity.
Robert Allan Celebrates 80 Years in Design
In May 2010, in conjunction with the presence of the International Tug & Salvage Conference in Vancouver, Robert Allan Ltd. will celebrate its 80th continuous year in business as an independent, privately held, consulting Naval Architecture firm. The firm will commemorate this significant milestone in its history with many of its local and international clients who will be attending the conference. Robert Allan Ltd. is currently Canada's most senior Naval Architectural firm, and with 65 employees is one of the largest in the country.