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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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New Generation of Seine Skiffs

Photo courtesy Husky Boats

Tyler Boats of Sedro Woolley launched its second 22-ft by 11-ft Seine Skiff. Powered by a John Deere 6081, 375 hp engine, this seine skiff is designed to pull. Helped by a 32-inch nozzle steering these skiffs have a pull measurement over 9,500 lbs. This pulling power is harnessed within a stable designed platform for the operator. The seine skiff is often described as the “weak link” in a purse seine operation. Bad weather, pulling against the tide, or just holding the set on the beach the role the Seine Skiff plays can keep you in the game.

Volvo Penta Pilots the Way

Photo: Volvo Penta

Despite the conservative reputation of the pilot boat industry, Pilotage de la Seine, a French pilot boat station, decided to think outside the box and install Volvo Penta IPS in two of its vessels. According to Volvo Penta, the benefits the station has seen have been extensive, signaling, perhaps, a new era in the pilot boat industry. For Pilotage de la Seine, choosing Volvo Penta IPS to propel its boats initially felt like a break with tradition as the pilot boat industry is a conservative one that typically chooses inboard shafts for its vessels.

Bureau Veritas to Move

Street Address: Immeuble « Le 1828 » 67/71 Boulevard du Château 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine Postal address: Bureau Veritas 67/71 Boulevard du Château 92571 Neuilly-sur-Seine Cedex Main Switchboard: +33 1 55 24 70 00 All e mails remain the same.

Odfjell Signs Site Reservation in France

Odfjell Terminals Europe and Grand Port Maritime du Havre (GPMH) have today signed a Site Reservation Protocol for a plot of land in the Port of Le Havre to develop a bulk liquid terminal. The planned terminal will be located inside the Port of Le Havre along the Grand Canal Maritime and the plot is approximately 31.5 hectares. The first phase will consist of at least 150,000 cbm for storage of petrochemical and petroleum-related products. Construction is currently expected to start in 2015 and the terminal is foreseen to open in 2nd half 2017. The total investment for the first phase is estimated to be about €150-200 million. HAROPA – Port of Le Havre is one of Europe’s largest ports, strategically located by the entrance to River Seine.

Vessel Owner Fined for Illegally Manning U.S. Flagged Vessels

Coast Guard Sector Guam has levied fines against the South Pacific Tuna Corporation for eight separate violations of Title 46 United States Code, Section 8304 for using unlicensed foreign personnel to illegally fill the roles of chief mate and chief engineer on U.S. flagged vessels. Crewmembers from Sector Guam determined in March 2012 that the violations had taken place on five of the company’s 14 purse seine vessels while conducting dockside vessel safety examinations in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. The safety examinations are required by specific legislation for the U.S.

NewLead Holdings Sells Two Vessels

NewLead Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:NEWL) announced the sale the Saronikos Bridge and MSC Seine to a third party. The Saronikos Bridge was delivered to her new owners on January 7, 2010. The MSC Seine will be delivered to her new owners by the end of January 2010. Each of the vessels is a 2,917 TEU container vessel built in 1990, and their sale marks NewLead's exit from the container market. The sale of these vessels will create gross proceeds of approximately $13m. The company plans to use these proceeds, less related expenses, to reduce debt.

Shipbuilder Alu Marine Hands Over Pilot Boat

Photo credit: Alu Marine

To improve the quality of their services, Pilots of the Seine have chosen to invest in a “light”, faster and more economical pilot boat, which consumes less fuel. Their new pilot boat is equipped with IPS Volvo propulsion, an innovative system for mid-sizes workboats that can significantly reduce the carbon impact. The Alu Marine Shipyard, with the collaboration of  Geronimo Naval Design architects and the research department of Volvo, were able to meet demanding specifications with the expected quality level. The new pilot boat was launched earlier for trials in the Le Havre area.

Fujian-Built Purse Seiners for Hainan

The 180,000 sq. m. area of the Fujian Southeast Shipyard is crowded with coastal freighters in for repair and a series of modern anchor handling tugs in various stages of constructions. The ISO9001-certified yard has the capability of building ships to 10,000 tons but also it has a long history of building fishing boats. At one of the fitting out docks several 24-m tuna long liners await delivery to their French owners. At another dock a half dozen purse seiners are rafted alongside each other. The purse seiners are part of a 36-boat order from an owner on the island province of Hainan off China's southeast coast. Each of the identical boats has a cabin aft with a long forward deck that includes the hold and forepeak with a wide platform over which the seine can be set.

This Day in Coast Guard History – August 30

1852- Congress passed the Steamboat Act which established the Steamboat Inspection Service under the control of the Treasury Department (10 Stat. L., 1852). The Act provided for the appointment, by the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate, of nine supervising  inspectors. These men, experts in the construction and operation of commercial craft, were paid by the Government. They were to meet once a year for the purpose of consultation and the promulgation of regulations governing the administration of the applicable laws, assigned territory being covered by each of them. Local inspectors, acting under the supervising inspectors, were authorized to issue licenses to engineers and pilots of passenger vessels.

Fate of Seine-Nord Canal Project Depends on Funding

A project to build a canal to link Paris with major harbours of northern Europe will depend on lining up the necessary funds, the French government said on Wednesday, without saying if it believed the finance could be found. France has long planned to build the waterway dubbed the Seine-Nord canal to allow large barges to sail from Paris to the harbours of Antwerp and Rotterdam, reducing truck traffic on its motorways. The project has been studied for more than a decade and funding options for the 4.5 billion euro ($5.3 billion) programme have been discussed with regional governments and the European Union. The previous government had set up a project company with a view to start work on the 107 kilometre canal in 2017 and have it ready by 2023.

NewLead Holdings Closes Container Vessel Sale

NewLead Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:NEWL) announced that the MSC Seine, a 1990-built 2,917 TEU Container vessel, was delivered to her new owner, January 20, 2010. As previously announced, the gross proceeds from sale will be used to reduce debt and add flexibility to the balance sheet.  

Reintjes Provides Specialized Tuna Seiner Gear

The propulsion units of tuna seiners of the latest generation are characterized by high cruising speeds of up to 20 knots and highly turbocharged diesel engines with critical response characteristics during stop maneuvers. Reintjes has developed a gear system which helps maximize engine response times to aid the seine fishing process, yet also protects the gear and engine. A new 381 ft. tuna seiner, ordered by Albacora S.A. and scheduled for commission in early 1999, will be equipped with a Wärtsilä 8R46 diesel engine and a Reintjes WGV 1100 gear, and will reach a speed of 19 knots

Long Lines for a Purse Seiner

Purse seining is well known as one of the most effective technologies for demersal fisheries. Today many nations support extensive fleets of 20 to 30-meter wood, steel, fiberglass or aluminum vessels working with nets that range of 500 to 1000 meters in length. Throughout Malaysia and Thailand, even in the wooden boat fleet, these vessels are typically equipped with sonar and Puretic-style hydraulic power-blocks for hauling back the nets. All of this was evidenced on a recent visit to the F.V. Sombatpomae owned by Khun Thayuth, who recently acquired it from a processor. The 20 by 7-m wood purse seiner was built 20 years ago in Mahachai on the Gulf of Thailand and brought around Singapore and through the Straits of Malacca to the Thai Andeman Sea port of Ranong.

United States Coast Guard Safety Alert

Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy Marine Safety Alert 02-12 June 20, 2012 Washington, DC:Overloaded Lifting Gear on Fishing Vessels. Recently, several catastrophic failures of masts, booms, and lift cables have occurred on purse seine fishing vessels that have resulted in loss of life and severe injuries. Over the years many casualties have occurred onboard all types of fishing vessels attempting to haul in catches that exceeded the capacity of their winches, hoists, and associated equipment. These types of casualties are not unusual. This alert serves to remind all purse seine fishing vessel owners/operators and other fishing…

New European Inland Waterway Project Underway

Photo courtesy of VNF

Engineering and consulting firms setec and Royal HaskoningDHV have been selected by VNF – the French navigable waterways authority – to jointly provide program management assistance over 12 years for a canal link extending from France to Belgium. The new Canal Seine-Nord Europe will connect the basin of the Seine near Paris, to the Scheldt, near Lille, giving access to Belgian and Dutch inland waterways networks. Long awaited by the international water transport sector and the European Union, the new canal will be designed for vessels up to 4,400 tonnes capacity.

Wärtsilä to Power Norwegian Trawler Newbuild

Photo courtesy of Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract to provide the propulsion machinery for a new purse seine fishing trawler ordered by Strand Senior AS, a subsidiary of Strand Havfiske AS based in Norway. The vessel will be built at the Karstensen Skibsvaerft shipyard in Denmark. The Wärtsilä order was booked in March 2017. In specifying that an innovative and highly efficient vessel was required, the owners specifically emphasized that the propulsion system should be centered on the Wärtsilä 31 engine.

setec, Royal HaskoningDHV to Manage Canal Seine-Nord Europe

Engineering and consulting firms setec and Royal HaskoningDHV have been selected by VNF – the French navigable waterways authority – to jointly provide programme management assistance over 12 years for a canal link extending from France to Belgium. The vast new Canal Seine-Nord Europe will connect the basin of the Seine near Paris, to the Scheldt, near Lille, giving access to Belgian and Dutch inland waterways networks. Long awaited by the international water transport sector and the European Union, the new canal will be designed for vessels up to 4,400 tonnes capacity. It will eliminate a major bottleneck on the European waterway network and provide links with six seaports to offer an alternative method of transporting freight with access into the heart of large urban areas.

Box: Generations on An Alaskan Limit Seiner

Petersburg, Alaska has been known since its founding as the home of good fishermen and fine boats. One of the earliest limitations on the commercial salmon fishery was the limiting of Alaskan seine boats to 58 ft. Over time, the Alaska limit seiner evolved to one of the truly classic fishboats of the world. With its high bulwarks over a plum bow stem and a full body flowing with a clean shear aft to a broad timbered stern, the design provides a stable working platform from which to work the 250-fathom by 450-mesh salmon seine. The main cabin set on the forward half of the deck carries topside controls to give the skipper a clear lookout for jumpers and tidal conditions.

GIE Dragages Ports Take Delivery of TSHD

French owner GIE Dragages Ports recently took delivery of a 5,000 m3 TSHD (Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger), built at Spanish IZAR Gijon shipyard with yard number C365 and named Daniel Laval. This self-propelled trailing suction hopper dredger is intended to operate in water depths ranging from 1 to 3 meters under the keel, and mainly in the Seine river estuary and in Dunkerque, according to shipowner sources. The order was placed on May 24, 2000, and delivered on February 26th, taking 21 months to be built. Jacques Paul, member of the board of GIE Dragages Ports, told French magazine ŒLe Marin¹ that out of the shorlisted shipbuilders French Chantiers de l¹Atlantique…

MSC Develops Business in French Port

Port of Le Havre Terminal: Photo credit Haropa

MSC develops business with terminal operators Haropa, in the Port of Le Havre. with the launch of 3 new container feeder shipping services. MSC will start a significant phase of business development at their new terminal in the port of Le Havre, by receiving the first vessel for three new feeder services. By the end of January, 2013, MSC will offer three new weekly feeder services via Le Havre. Operated by vessels of a unit capacity of 1,600 TEU*, the services will raise the number of weekly maritime calls by the shipping company in Le Havre to 13.

Kotug Christens 3 Tugs

SNRH, the French subsidiary of the European tugboat company Kotug, christened three identical tugs in Le Havre during a ceremony which took place in front of their office at the beginning of this month. Under the attention of the Dutch ambassador H.E. Mr. Siblesz, clients and port officials the three tugs, SD Seine, SD Loire and SD Gironde where christened respectively by Ms. Veronique Lepine of Hapag Lloyd, Mrs. Carole Collot-Parison of Mitsui OSK Lines and Mrs. Turid Kjeslvik wife of Mr Harald Kjelsvik of Höegh Autoliners.

Aries Renews Bareboat Charters for Two Tankers

Aries Maritime Transport Limited announced it has renewed the bareboat charters for the Stena Compass, a 2006-built double-hull products tanker, and its sister ship, the Stena Compassion, with Stena Group. 2.5% in brokerage commissions. The charters also include a profit-sharing component for Aries equal to 30% of the actual Time Charter Equivalent rate above $26,000 per day per vessel. The charters are scheduled to commence upon expiration of the vessels' current charter. Aries also announced that the CMA CGM Seine, a 1990-built container vessel, is expected to be redelivered to the Company on July 20, 2008 following completion of its scheduled voyage and cargo operations.

Le Havre, Larger Port for Cruise Ships

Photo courtesy Le Havre Office of Tourism

Le Havre, a French cruise port on the European west coast, has the capacity to host the biggest cruise ships in service in the world. This spring, Le Havre will see the completion of a $1.36m project that added facilities to accommodate up to 500 passengers. The new accommodations, to be completed by March of this year, will help Le Havre meet cruise lines' expectations. In terms of traffic Le Havre expects another great year for 2010: 67 calls totaling 115,000 passengers are scheduled -- up 25 percent from last year.

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