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Eighth Coastal Buoy Tender Launched

Marinette Marine Corporation has launched the eighth USCG Coastal Buoy Tender, Anthony Petit (WLM-558). The 175 ft. vessel was designed and built at Marinette Marine Corporation. The ship is one of the most technologically advanced buoy tenders in the world and features a Z-drive propulsion system designed to provide unparalleled maneuverability. Anthony Petit was primarily designed to serve as a vessel to install and maintain navigational aids. Along with protecting the marine environment, the buoy tender is also equipped to respond to search and rescue operations. The advanced electronic navigation and positioning system featured within the vessel provide the USCG with outstanding control.

This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - April 1

1897- Federal Civil Service rules were applied to Life-Saving Service (under Executive Order May 6, 1896). 1916-The official birthday of Coast Guard aviation. On this date LT Elmer F. Stone reported to Pensacola Naval Air Station for flight training. He was the Coast Guard's first naval aviator. 1945- Invasion of Okinawa in the Ryukyu Islands commenced. In all, seven Coast Guard-manned transports, 29 LSTs, the cutters Bibb and Woodbine, and 12 Coast Guard-manned LCI(L)s participated in the bloodiest invasion ever undertaken by the U.S. Over 13,000 Americans were killed and another 36,000 were wounded during the conquest of this Japanese possession. 1946- A tsunami swept away the light station at Scotch Cap, Alaska, killing the station's entire five-man crew. They were: BMC Anthony L.

This Day in Coast Guard History – April 1

1897- Federal Civil Service rules were applied to Life-Saving Service (under Executive Order May 6, 1896). 1916-The official birthday of Coast Guard aviation. On this date LT Elmer F. Stone reported to Pensacola Naval Air Station for flight training. He was the Coast Guard's first naval aviator. 1945- Invasion of Okinawa in the Ryukyu Islands commenced. In all, seven Coast Guard-manned transports, 29 LSTs, the cutters Bibb and Woodbine, and 12 Coast Guard-manned LCI(L)s participated in the bloodiest invasion ever undertaken by the U.S. Over 13,000 Americans were killed and another 36,000 were wounded during the conquest of this Japanese possession. 1946- A tsunami swept away the light station at Scotch Cap, Alaska, killing the station's entire five-man crew. They were: BMC Anthony L.

This Day in Coast Guard History – June 18

1812- The United States declared war against Great Britain. 1838- The steamboat Pulaski, a passenger vessel traveling between Baltimore and Charleston, suffered a boiler explosion while at sea, killing over 100 passengers and crew. This was one of three fatal steamboat boiler explosions within as many months that forced the Federal Government to begin regulating merchant steam vessels. 1878- On 18 June 1878 Congress established the U.S. Life-Saving Service as a separate agency under the control of the Treasury Department (20 Stat. L., 163). 1878- The 45th Congress enacted a rider on an Army appropriations bill that became known as the Posse Comitatus Act [Chapter 263, Section 15, U.S. Statutes, Vol.

Recent Vessel Sales: December 2017

Clipper Panorama (Photo: Clipper Group)

Vessel sales for December 2017 (as of January 1, 2018) as prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York.

Chelsea Technologies' Sea Sentry Secures ClassNK Certification

Photo: Chelsea Technologies

Chelsea Technologies announced that its Sea Sentry wash water monitoring system for ship exhaust gas cleaning systems has been certified by ClassNK, verifying compliance with IMO Annex VI wash water discharge regulations. Accurate monitoring for compliance with environmental regulations is a vital prerogative for the international shipping industry, particularly ahead of the 2020 global sulphur cap. Owners and operators are under increasing scrutiny to not only install costly compliance technologies but also to provide accurate data to demonstrate compliance…

Hamburg Sud's First Chilean Christening

Hamburg Sud conducted its first Chilean Christening in its 137-year history. Hamburg Sud has christened a container ship in Chile, the ceremony took place in Valparaiso on 9 January 2009. The Cap Graham is one of a series of three identical 4,294 TEU charter vessels of Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt. Together with her two sister ships, the Cap Gilbert and Cap Gregory, as well as Hamburg Sud's Bahia class vessels, the Cap Graham is sailing in Sling 1 of the Hamburg Sud liner service between Asia and South America West Coast. Sponsor of the Cap Graham was Elizabeth McPherson Cisternas, Corporate Executive Vice President Logistics and Marketing Services for Codelco Chile, the largest producer and exporter of copper worldwide.

Container Vessel Cap Pasley Christened

In Brisbane, Australia, Hamburg Süd named another 1,819 TEU container vessel, the Cap Pasley. Like the Cap Palliser, which was christened in Tauranga, New Zealand three days ago, the Cap Pasley is one of a series of five identical charter vessels owned by the Claus-Peter Offen shipping company that are to be deployed in the Hamburg Süd Group's liner service between Asia and Australia/New Zealand. Sponsor of the Cap Pasley is Carol Teys, wife of Alan Teys, one of the leading Australian meat exporters. The name Cap Pasley is taken from the cape which forms the western end of the Great Australian Bight.

Diana Extends Containership Time Charters

Diana Containerships Inc. Diana Containerships Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that, through two separate wholly-owned subsidiaries, it has agreed to extend the present time charter contracts for two of its Panamax container vessels, the m/v Cap Domingo and the m/v Cap Doukato. The charterers, Reederei Santa Containerschiffe GmbH & Co. KG, have agreed to novate each of the present time charter contracts to Rudolf A. Oetker KG. The gross charter rate will be US$9,900 per day, minus a 3.75% commission paid to third parties for a period of 13 months (minus 30 plus 45 days) for m/v Cap Domingo and for a period of minimum 13 months to maximum 16 months for m/v Cap Doukato.

Hamburg Süd: Double christening in South Korea

On Thursday, 23 May 2013, Hamburg Süd celebrated the double christening of its container ships Cap San Nicolas and Cap San Marco at the Hyundai Heavy Industries yard in Ulsan (South Korea). With a nominal slot capacity of 9,600 TEU, the two newbuildings are Hamburg Süd’s largest-ever vessels and, with 2,100 reefer plugs, the ships with the largest reefer capacity worldwide at present. The sponsor of the Cap San Nicolas is Narcisa Oetker, wife of Ferdinand Oetker, Partner in Dr. August Oetker KG and Director of Bankhaus Lampe. The Cap San Marco was christened by Doris Deichmann, wife of Fred Deichmann, Managing Director of Hamburg Süd subsidiary Columbus Shipmanagement GmbH. The container ships are the first of a series of six newbuildings of the new Cap San class.

BV Launches Condition Assessment Program for Yachts

Bureau Veritas has extended its Condition Assessment Program to cover all types of yachts. BV Yacht CAP will provide owners with a certified and recognized evaluation of the real status of any yacht to promote the yacht’s condition to charterers, brokers, yacht managers, banks and leasing companies. “Big yachts are big business but a high risk area for charterers and financiers,” says Vincent Lefebvre, Head of CAP and Environment section, Bureau Veritas. “BV Yacht CAP helps them…

W&O Supply Adds to Line

W&O Supply was selected as the exclusive U.S. marine distributor for QTRCO’s rack and gear actuators. By partnering with this automation services company, W&O Supply’s customers will receive direct access to the industry’s only rack and gear actuators, which withstand highly corrosive environments found in the marine industry. W&O Supply will offer a comprehensive inventory, highly competitive pricing, factory trained personnel and on site support from QTRCO representatives. QTRCO’s Q and QB Series 1/4 turn rack and gear actuators offer many benefits not found in traditional rack and pinion or scotch yoke actuators. Their low friction design decreases wear and increases cycle life, while simplifying maintenance procedures.

Hamburg Süd Christens New Containership

Together with customers and business partners, Hamburg Süd yesterday celebrated the christening of its containership Cap San Lorenzo at the Exolgan Terminal in Buenos Aires. The Cap San Lorenzo is the fourth containership in a series of six newbuilds for the company in the new Cap San class. All ships in this class have a nominal slot capacity of 9,600 TEU and are some of the largest ships belonging to the shipowning group. At the same time, the Cap San Lorenzo and its sister ships - which each have 2,100 reefer slots - are currently the world's largest ships for reefer capacity. The transportation of refrigerated goods such as fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and fish is one of Hamburg Süd's core competences.

Hamburg Süd Christens Cap San Vincent

Left to right: Sung-Geun Lee, DSME executive vice president, shipyard general manager; Fawad Neiro, sponsor Susanne Neiro, K+S Transport; and Dr. Arnt Vespermann, member of the Hamburg SĂĽd executive board. (Photo: Hamburg SĂĽd)

Hamburg Süd christened its new containership, Cap San Vincent, at a ceremony at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea, Wednesday. The final vessel in a series of three identical new builds, Cap San Vincent’s christening follows the launch of sister ships Cap San Juan and Cap San Lazaro earlier this year. The three containerships are part of the Cap San series, the largest in Hamburg Süd’s fleet. The Cap San Vincent has an overall length of 331 meters…

Spill Recovery Equipment Caps to Increase

Effective April 5, the USCG will increase the requirements for on-water oil recovery capability for tank vessel and facility response plan holders by 25 percent. The so-called response capability "caps" address the volume of equipment a plan holder is required to ensure available by contract or other approved means. The caps ? meant to facilitate the cascading of response resources to a spill scene within the first 72 hours of an incident ? do not relieve a vessel owner of the statutory responsibility to plan for and clean up a worst case discharge, defined by the OPA 90 as the loss of a vessel's entire cargo in adverse weather. Reflecting…

BV Launches LNG CAP

Bureau Veritas launched a unique Condition Assessment Program for LNG carriers. The CAP works in a similar way to existing Harmonized CAP programs for oil tankers, but has special requirements unique to LNG carriers. Speaking at the SIGTTO annual meeting in San Francisco today, Bruno Dabouis, commercial manager of BV said, "The LNG market is opening up and there are signs that a spot market for LNG carriers may further develop. That means charterers need to be able to demonstrate that they have taken special care when chartering in older vessels, a new phenomenon in the LNG market. Bureau Veritas, the only classification society present in all types of LNG containment systems and propulsion systems…

BSEE Oversees Testing of Shell’s Arctic Equipment

Photo: BSEE

Testing of Shell’s proposed Arctic-ready capping stack system was supervised this week by the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) in Puget Sound, BSEE Director Brian Salerno announced today. BSEE Alaska Region Director Mark Fesmire oversaw the testing to ensure compliance with Federal safety standards for oil and gas exploration on the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf. The capping stack, used to contain the flow of oil in the event that all primary and backup blowout prevention equipment fails during drilling…

Salazar Directs Deepwater Oil & Gas Containment Exercise

MWCC to Deploy Capping Stack for Exercise in the Gulf. As part of the Obama administration’s ongoing efforts to strengthen the oil and gas industry’s ability to respond in the event of a deepwater blowout and ensure that offshore oil and gas production can continue to expand safely and responsibly, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today charged the Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) with conducting a live drill this summer to deploy critical pieces of state-of-the-art well control equipment in the Gulf of Mexico.

Euroseas Ltd. Announces Acquisition of Containership

Athens, Greece - Euroseas Ltd., an owner and operator of dry bulk carriers, containerships and multipurpose vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for dry bulk and containerized cargoes, announced today that its joint venture, Euromar LLC ("Euromar"), signed a memorandum of agreement to purchase the M/V Cap Norte , a gearless containership of 41,850 dwt and 3,091 teu, built in 2007 in Poland. M/V Cap Norte comes with a three-year time charter at about $17,500 per day to a first class charterer. M/V Cap Norte, to be renamed EM Kea, is expected to be delivered not later than June 16, 2012. "We are very pleased to announce Euromar's 10th acquisition…

'Three Men & A Dog' Amver Rescue

A Diana Vessel: Photo credit Diana Shipping Services

Amver participating cargo ship CAP Domingo save 3 sailors & 1 dog from sinking 34-ft catamaran west of Jamaica. The crew of the catamaran activated their Emergency Position Indicating Locator Beacon (EPIRB) after their boat struck a submerged object and began taking on water. Coast Guard rescue authorities in Miami received the alert and notified a maritime patrol aircraft in the region. A U.S. Navy P-3 Orion aircraf t located the vessel and reported the crew had abandoned the catamaran into a life raft.

Euronav Buys Newbuilding Suezmaxes

Euronav NV has signed a contract to acquire the resale of two double-hull 159,000 dwt Suezmaxes under construction at Samsung Heavy Industries (Samsung), Koje Island, South Korea from the Turkish owner Geden. The Newbuildings are expected to be delivered from the yard in October 2008 and January 2009. The acquisition price amounts to $170m for both vessels. These two newbuildings confirm Euronav’s confidence in the excellence in the design and construction at Samsung. The company already owns 7 Suezmaxes that were built at Samsung including the Cap Philippe which was delivered to the company last month. The company has another 4 Suezmaxes under construction at Samsung…

Hamburg Süd Christens Cap Jackson in Manzanillo

Photo courtesy Hamburg SĂĽd Corporate Communications

Hamburg Süd christened the Cap Jackson in Manzanillo (Mexico) as part of a customer event. She is the first of two identical container ships, both of which have a slot capacity of 4,600 TEU. Sponsor of the Cap Jackson was Tatiana Ramirez Oetker. With the naming ceremony Hamburg Süd staged a premiere in Mexico, it being the first time the country had witnessed the christening of a container ship. Since her delivery in late May 2010 at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd.

Hamburg Süd Christens “Cap San Antonio”

(l. to r.) Hervé Martel, Prof. Dr. Stephan Schüller, Dr. Arnt Vespermann, Veronika Schüller (Sponsor), Uwe Köhler, Edouard Philippe

On Friday, Hamburg Süd celebrated the christening of its container ship “Cap San Antonio” at the Cruise Terminal of Le Havre, France, with customers and business partners. The sponsor is Veronika Schüller, wife of Prof Dr Stephan Schüller, Chairman of the General Partners of Bankhaus Lampe KG. The “Cap San Antonio” is one of a series of six new ships of the “Cap San” class built for Hamburg Süd at the Korean yard Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan. All newbuildings of this class each have a nominal slot capacity of 9,600 TEU, making them the shipping group’s largest vessels.

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