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Thursday, May 24, 2018

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HPI Project Award for USNS Roy M Wheat

HPI, LLC, a supplier of turbine control solutions and turnkey power plants, announced a project award to install a Propulsion Control System (PCS) aboard the USNS Roy Wheat. HPI was contracted by Keystone Shipping a ship management company for the US Navy. The USNS Roy Wheat is one of the Military Sealift Command's thirteen Container & Roll-on/Roll-off Ships and is part of the 32 ships in Military Sealift Command's Prepositioning Program. HPI is working closely with the Military Sealift Command towards developing a replacement propulsion machinery control and monitoring system based on the latest generation of ABS Approved Commercial Off the Shelf PLC’s and other automation components.

Panama Canal Authority Board of Directors’ Chairman Hears Savannah Update

GPA Vice Chairman Stephen S. Green (at left) and Executive Director Curtis Foltz welcome Panama’s Minister for Canal Affairs Roberto Roy (center) to the Port of Savannah Friday. Photo: Georgia Ports Authority

In a visit to the Port of Savannah, Panama’s Minister for Canal Affairs Roberto Roy described progress on the canal expansion and heard the latest news on deepening the Savannah Harbor to 47 feet. “With the historic expansion of the Panama Canal nearing completion, I applaud Georgia for making the improvement of its port infrastructure a fiscal priority,” said Roy, who also serves as Panama Canal Board Chairman. The Record of Decision, signifying final federal approval for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, was issued in October 2012.

Furuno Appoints Thompson To Head New Product Group

Furuno U.S.A. has elected Roy Thompson as manager of its newly formed Special Product & Fisheries Group. Thompson, who previously served as the company's marketing manager, will be responsible for assisting in the research and development of fishing products, analyzing trends and creating new marketing strategies for the commercial fishing sector.

Atlantic Offshore and Ocean Response

Roy Wareberg, CEO, Atlantic

Multi-role Rescue Vessel (MRV) and Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) specialist Atlantic Offshore recently took its active fleet number to 19 vessels (six newbuilds are also under construction), with the delivery of the Ocean Response (pictured). Built by nearby Bergen shipyards, the vessel is the first of its kind to use a configuration of varying sized Wärtsilä engines (two of the Wärtsilä 6L32 models and two 6L20 generating sets) to maximize fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.

SOR Founder Roy R. Dunlap Passed Away Aged 90

Roy Dunlap: Photo credit SOR

Roy Dunlap invented a mechanical  pressure switch that prevented oil tanks from overflowing and founded SOR Inc. SOR® founder Roy Dunlap leveraged the static-o-ring (SOR) technology to invent a highly accurate mechanical pressure switch that helped prevent the overfilling of oil tanks. This simple but innovative design resulted in a switch of flawless accuracy that would change the oil & gas and power generation industries forever. The static-o-ring pressure switch was developed…

BSEE Panel to Probe Offshore Fatality

BSEE Gulf of Mexico Region Director Lars Herbst has formally established an Investigative Panel. Image BSEE

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) continues its investigation into the March 10, 2016 death in the Gulf of Mexico of Roy Miller, a Nabors Drilling offshore worker. The fatal injury took place on the Nabors platform rig during maintenance activities for Whistler Energy LLC. "My heartfelt condolences go out to the family of Roy Miller," said BSEE Director Brian Salerno. "Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. BSEE Gulf of Mexico Region Director Lars Herbst has formally established an Investigative Panel.

Ponant Orders Four Ships from VARD

Shipbuilding facility. Photo: VARD

Norwegian offshore shipbuilders VARD have announced a deal with French luxury cruise ship operator Ponant for the construction of four luxury expedition cruise vessels, for delivery in 2018 and 2019. The vessels will be developed by Vard, Ponant, and Fincantieri. The ice-class expedition cruise vessels will be approximately 10,000 gross tons, about 128 metres long, 18 metres wide and will have a cruise speed of 15 knots. Each vessel can accommodate 180 passengers (92 cabins) and a crew of 110.

Ever Sigma Discharges 9 millionth TEU at Los Angeles Port

Photo: Port of Los Angeles

Evergreen Line’s Ever Sigma container ship discharged the 9 millionth TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) to pass through the Port of Los Angeles in the span of 12 months, setting a new annual record for the most container throughput of any port in the western hemisphere. "Nine million TEUs is a major milestone for Los Angeles, and it’s only fitting that Evergreen Line, a longstanding customer, discharged the box that set this new Western Hemisphere record," said Port Executive Director Gene Seroka.

Roy Anderson Corp. Secures Contract

Roy Anderson Corporation of Gulfport, Miss., is being awarded a contract worth $22,416,336 for Task Order 0002 under an indefinite-quantity to design and build. Air Force Base. to be completed by April 2006. at the end of the current fiscal year. received and award made on Sept. 27, 2001. period and four option years. conditions of the existing contract. Three offers were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southern Division, North Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity.

Navy Names Newest USNS Ship for Medal of Honor Recipient

The U.S. Lance Cpl. Roy M. Wheat, Tuesday, Oct. Blount Island Command, Jacksonville, Fla. Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Atlantic, Lt. Gen. Martin R. Berndt, is the ceremony's principal speaker. Margaret Taylor, wife of Rep. across the bow to officially name the ship. The ship is named in honor of Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Roy M. (1947-1967), a native of Moselle, Miss. On Aug. sacrificed his life to save the lives of two other Marines. with his own body. and possible death. with Palm, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. mariners as a part of the Maritime Prepostioning Force (MPF) program. roll-on/roll-off and container cargo. airfield, a naval construction battalion, and a fleet hospital. tons fully loaded, and can sustain speeds of more than 20 knots.

Roy Sea Joins IYC

Roy Sea, IYC Florida and California Licensed Yacht Broker.

Roy Sea Joins IYC as Florida and California Licensed Yacht Broker. International Yacht Collection (IYC) has announced that, effective immediately, Roy Sea joins the global yachting firm as a Florida and California Licensed Yacht Broker. With a yachting background that spans forty years, Roy Sea has expertise in many of the world’s leading yacht brands and brokerages: Broward, Burger Boat Company, Christensen, Feadship, Jarrett Bay Yacht Sales (Hatteras, Grand Banks and Albemarle), Merrill Stevens, Ocean Alexander, Palmer Johnson, Vicem USA and Viking to name but a few.

Sovcomflot Revises Pricing on USD 7-year Bond

Russian shipping company Sovcomflot has cut the yield on its seven-year U.S. dollar bond to 5.375 percent - 5.5 percent, according to a lead.   The notes will price within that range. The latest level compares with guidance of 5.625 percent area and initial price thoughts of 5.75 percent area.   The benchmark-sized notes are expected to price later today. Citigroup, ING, JP Morgan, Sberbank and VTB Capital are the lead managers.   Sovcomflot is rated Ba1/BB+/BB.     (Reporting by Sudip Roy)

BMT Nigel Gee To Launch Project L3 at Monaco Yacht Show

The design is based around delivering an extreme of high speed and high volume, for which BMT’s semi-SWATH catamaran is ideal.

BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of the BMT Group, will be launching its latest innovative design, ‘Project L3’ at the Monaco Yacht Show. Building on Nigel Gee’s heritage in the development of specialised platforms, married with Rob McPherson’s appetite for styling something a little bit different to the norm, this bold concept is maintaining the exceptional standard that has come to be expected from BMT concept design collaborations. The design is based around delivering an extreme of high speed and high volume, for which BMT’s semi-SWATH catamaran is ideal.

Norvestor to Become PG’s Largest Shareholder

Per-Ola Baalerud, Partner in Norvestor Equity and chairman designate in PG (Photo courtesy of Norvestor)

Norvestor VI, L.P., a fund advised by Norvestor Equity AS, announced it has signed an agreement to invest in Ing Per Gjerdrum AS including its subsidiaries PG Hydraulics AS and PG Construction AS. The transaction is expected to close end of October 2014, subject to customary approval from the Norwegian Competition Authorities. Following the acquisition, Norvestor will become the largest shareholder in PG with about 63 % of the shares, while the remaining shares will be held by Mads Gjerdrum and Roy Norum. The company had revenues of NOK 552 million in 2013.

Port Hedland June Iron Ore Exports to China Rise to Record

Port Hedland (Photo: Pilbara Ports Authority)

Record iron ore shipments to China moved through Australia's Port Hedland terminal in June, as major producers BHP Billiton and Fortescue Metals operated close to full capacity and inventories at Chinese ports swelled. Most of the ore both companies mine is sent to China, where higher-grade imports are displacing lower quality domestic ore in Chinese steel mills. Shipments to China from the Indian Ocean port increased to 34.5 million tonnes in June from 31.7 million tonnes in May, topping the previous record of 33.9 million tonnes in March, according to the Pilbara Ports Authority.

Five Minutes with Roy S. Strand, COO, Goltens Worldwide

Roy S. Strand

As Goltens celebrates 75 years serving the maritime industry, Roy Strand discusses the iconic company’s historic market strengths and its big push into the Ballast Water Treatment sector. Your company is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. For readers who may not be familiar with the details of the company, can you provide a brief on its founding? The company was founded by Sigurd Golten in 1940. Golten was born in Western Norway and sailed as a merchant engineer from the age of 14. While sailing, he saw first-hand the importance of top-quality machine shops and repair providers.

Atlantic Offshore Gets Statoil PSV Contract

Image courtesy of Atlantic Offshore

The agreement, which consists of two contracts, has a length of six years with an option for a further three years. The vessels will be built in Norway and ensure important jobs in the shipbuilding industry. The vessels will be built to Wartsila design (VS 485 MKIII L). These are among the largest PSV vessels in the market, approx. 90 meters in length, and with a loading area of 1050 square meters. The newbuildings will have low energy consumption and be economical in operation.

Atlantic Offshore Choose Havyard Design for FSV

Photo credit Havyard Group

Atlantic has engaged in a four-year standby contract with the oil- and gas corporation TOTAL in the North Sea from 2014 to put in place a new vessel with a capacity for 300 persons in the Martin Linge gas field, northwest of Stavanger, Norway. The newbuild, due to be delivered in the summer of 2014, is a standby vessel (FSV) to a completely new design by Havyard Design & Engineering. Atlantic Offshore has previously worked with Havyard Group. “Ocean Pride”, a Havyard 832 design…

Vietnam Shipyard Builds New Caledonia Tugboat

Wheelhouse tugboat Taabya.on: Photo credit Roy's Maritime

Cty TNHH Vuot Song, the subsidiary shipyard of Roy’s Maritime in Vietnam has just finished the construction of a 16-m long tugboat for New Caledonia, that will be delivered to the ship owner early 2014. The tugboat ‘Taabya.on’ is 16 meters long and 6.20 meters in breadth with a 16-tonee bollard pull, and will be used for the transportation of nickel in New Caledonia. Build of the new vessel was supervised by classification society Bureau Veritas, and New Caledonian Maritime in accordance with the divison 222.

Navex Joins Global Ship Agencies Network

The Global Ship Agencies Network (GSAN) announced that Navex-Empresa Portuguesa de Navegação, S.A. (Navex) of Portugal has joined its worldwide network. Roy Stapleton, President stated “Navex is the largest Ship Agency in Portugal based on the number of vessels handled and has offices strategically located in all major ports. We are pleased to welcome them into our global network. With their commitment to quality services, experienced personnel and excellent reputation, they exemplify the high standards that GSAN offers to the shipping and maritime industry”

EBDG Adds to Team

Roy Neyman has joined Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) as Project Manager, bringing with him nearly thirty years of marine industry experience with both government and commercial ship design, construction, and operation projects. David Wright has joined EBDG also, bringing more than 16 years of drafting and design experience. In his role as Marine Designer he is currently supporting the design of a series of landing craft vessels that will soon begin construction at Kvichak Marine Industries.

Northern Sea Freight Traffic Volumes Surge

Northern Sea Route Photo Arctic Info

In 2015, the volume of freight traffic along the Northern Sea Route has increased by 1.2 million tons and amounted to 5.1 million tonnes. This was at a meeting of the International Forum "The Arctic: Present and Future" in St. Petersburg deputy head FGKU "Administration of the Northern Sea Route" Nikolai Monki. "Ships of this year went through the Northern Sea Route for a few dozen more than in 2014, among them are Chinese court plans to operate on a permanent basis", - quotes the words of Monki Tass. He added that the anti-Russian sanctions have not affected the cargo.

Port of Newcastle CEO Geoff Crowe Resigns

Geoff Crowe. Photo: Port of Newcastle

Port of Newcastle advises that Geoff Crowe, Chief Executive Officer, has informed the Board of his intention to resign, effective at the end of June. Geoff joined Port of Newcastle in July 2015 with extensive experience in the coal mining and logistics industry. He led the development of the Port's growth and diversification strategy, including the development of plans for a cruise terminal, bulk terminal and a container terminal. "The Port of Newcastle is not only an iconic port that delivers huge economic value to our region and state as a trade gateway…

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