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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Maersk and Teekay Establish Swift Tankers

A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S and Teekay Shipping Corporation announced an agreement to form Swift Tankers, a Pool of Intermediate Product Tankers. The management company, named Swift Tankers Ltd (Swift Tankers), will provide safe and flexible solutions to customers by offering a large, homogenous fleet of double hull, ice class Product Tankers of 10,000 to 20,000 dwt. Swift Tankers will undertake all daily commercial and operational tasks, including fixing vessels, voyage execution, post-fixture operations, and demurrage and claims procedures. Swift Tankers will be managed and staffed jointly by employees from A.P. Moller - Maersk and Teekay.

Intertanko Names New Managing Director

Intertanko announced that Dr. Peter Swift (55) has been appointed as the new Managing Director of the Association after Mr. Dagfinn Lunde. He will take up his new position as from 1 February , 2001. development. Before joining Seascope Peter Swift had a 24-year career with the Shell Group where his last position was General Manager for Shell International Trading and Shipping Co. Ltd., responsible i.a. for Business Development, Portfolio Management, Globalization and Change Management. After pursuing an academic career as the Assistant Director for Marine Transport Economics at the University of Michigan, Dr. Peter Swift, who holds a Master of Science and a Ph.

High Speed Vessel Shows RIMPAC the Future

The Navy's newest experimental ship sailed into Pearl Harbor July 5 to participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004 exercise. Of the 40 ships in RIMPAC, this ship stands out as unique. The High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV) 2 is a 321-foot catamaran drawing only 11 feet of draft, with a top speed of almost 50 knots powered by its four swivel water jets. According to Chief Mineman Paul Bertsch, Swift's engineering department head, HSV's primary focus during RIMPAC will be mine counter-measures, to include deploying divers and underwater robotic vehicles to seek out and disarm mines.

APS Aboard HSV Swift Visits Togo

The high-speed vessel (HSV 2) Swift is moored pier-side at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek before departing for the western coast of Africa. While in Africa, Swift will take part in the Global Fleet Station (GFS), Africa Partnership Station (APS) Initiative, for the purpose of strengthening cooperative partnerships with regional maritime security. U.S. Africa Partnership Station (APS) pulled into Lome, aboard High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift Jan. 28, as the first U.S. Navy ship to visit Togo in 15 years.

Swift Comes to Aid in Disaster Area

The following message was received at Incat today from the Commanding Officer of US Navy Vessel SWIFT, the shallow draft High Speed Catamaran built by Incat in Tasmania: "SWIFT is once again involved with disaster relief efforts, but this time here in the US. We are currently serving as a high speed connector and have provided the local Commander with high speed lift between Ingleside, Texas and the Mississippi Delta. We are now engaged in shuttling cargo from Pensacola, Florida to the large supply ships (they cannot access the port) for distro to the rest of the naval task force in the area."

APS, Swift Returns to Ghana in Support of NOAA, Fisheries

High Speed Vessel 2 Swift arrived in Tema, March 30 for its second visit here, as well as its seventh engagement visit as part of Africa Partnership Station (APS). Swift will host a group of 40 Ghanaian fisheries observers in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service, who will be leading a training workshop. Fisheries observers embark industrial fishing vessels off of the coast of Ghana and collect information about the fish being caught, as well as interactions between fishing activities and mammals, sea turtles and sea birds. However, the impact of observer activities affects more than just fisheries management…

HSV 2 Swift Completes Sea Trials

In a world first for a commercial based High Speed Craft (HSC), certified and operated in accordance with the HSC Code by American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), USN HSV 2 Swift has completed very comprehensive heavy weather sea trials in the North Atlantic Ocean. HSV 2 Swift is a 98 metre Incat SeaFrame configured to US Navy specifications and is designed by Revolution Design in Tasmania, Australia, and built by Incat Tasmania, also in Tasmania, Australia. HSV 2 Swift is contracted to the US Navy, through Military Sealift Command by Bollinger Incat USA.

Swift Appointed Foundation GM

Captain Peter J. Swift has been appointed as the General Manager of the Maritime Industry Foundation. He takes up his new position with effect from June 2007. Before joining the Maritime Industry Foundation, Captain Swift spent forty eight years in the maritime industry. Twenty of those years were at sea, with command experience on LNG carriers, OBOs and aframax tankers. Shore experience included marine operations and technical management positions with P & O Bulk Shipping Division, Globtik Tankers and Overseas Shipholding Group, both in Europe and in the U.S. The Maritime Industry Foundation has set itself the exciting challenge of persuading all the diverse but complementary elements of the international maritime industry to work together and contribute to the Foundation’s objectives.

Vietnam War-era Swift-class Patrol Boat to be Restored

Swift-class Patrol Boat for Restoration Project: Photo credit Maritime Museum of San Diego

Maritime Museum of San Diego acquires Vietnam war-era vessel for restoratation, appeals for donations. The Maritime Museum of San Diego announces the acquisition of a Vietnam War-era Swift Boat from the Republic of Malta for renovation and permanent display in San Diego. Formally called Patrol Craft Fast (PCF), the United States Navy’s PCFs were first put into service in 1965 when American sailors used them to patrol the coastline of South Vietnam to prevent sea infiltration of soldiers and munitions from North Vietnam.

Vietnam-era US Navy Patrol Boat Welcomed Back

'Swift' Patrol Boat:Photo credit Maritime Museum of San Diego

Maritime Museum of San Diego to ceremonially welcome Vietnam War-era Swift Boat P24, September 18, 2012, restoration work to follow. The event, to be attended by 35 Swift Boat Veterans and Mayor Jerry Sanders, among other dignitaries, takes place at the Museum located at 1492 Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego. It marks the first public appearance of the vessel acquired in July from the Republic of Malta. P24 was originally donated by the United States Navy to Malta’s Maritime Squadron in 1971. It continued in service to that country until being retired in 2010.

HSV Visits Norfolk

The United States Navy’s High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 SWIFT will make a port call to Naval Station Norfolk in early February. SWIFT will visit Norfolk to showcase the latest platform being used in support of the Department of Defense’s transformational experimentation. and the Department of the Army for operations in the littoral environment. associated with vessels whose high speed, shallow draft and extraordinary manoeuvrability open unprecedented opportunities for littoral operations, and will demonstrate the value of an open architecture design that allows the HSV to be reconfigured for a variety of missions. deployment eleven days later.

HSV Swift Repairs PIRATA Buoy

The high-speed vessel (HSV 2) Swift is moored pier-side at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek before departing for the western coast of Africa. While in Africa, Swift will take part in the Global Fleet Station (GFS), Africa Partnership Station (APS) Initiative, for the purpose of strengthening cooperative partnerships with regional maritime security. U.S. Sailors aboard High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift repaired a Pilot Research Moored Array in the Atlantic (PIRATA) buoy, Jan. 25…

Global Fleet Station Deployment Begins

High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift, along with Commander Task Group 40.9, is deploying as part of the Global Fleet Station (GFS) pilot to the Caribbean Basin and Central America. This deployment is designed to analyze the GFS concept for the Navy, by enhancing cooperative partnerships with regional maritime services and improving operational readiness for the participating partner nations. U.S. The pilot Global Fleet Station (GFS) deployment began April 25, with the departure of High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift and the embarked Task Group (TG) 40.9, from Naval Station Mayport. “After much anticipation and preparation it feels great to get underway,” said Capt. Douglas Wied, commander Task Group 40.9. Global Fleet Station pilot 2007 is a U.S.

High Speed USS Swift Docks after Humanitarian Mission

USS Swift: Photo credit USN

While on deployment, Swift visited the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Panama and Haiti, working with local communities, governments and militaries to build partnerships throughout Central and South America, and the Caribbean. All branches of the U.S. military service are represented on board Swift. Specialists from the Seabees, the Marines Corps, medical and veterinary fields, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), Expeditionary Security Team (EST), and Maritime Civil Affairs Team (MCAT) were aboard Swift for this mission.

MSC Ships Prepare for Sea-Basing Exercise

Military Sealift Command ships USNS 2nd LT John P. Bobo and USNS LCPL Roy M. Wheat arrived off the coast of Monrovia, Liberia, in the Gulf of Guinea March 20, to participate in a sea-basing and humanitarian aid distribution exercise in conjunction with U.S. Marines and Africa Partnership Station ships USS Fort McHenry and HSV-2 Swift. Bobo and Wheat are U.S. Navy cargo ships that are part of Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron One, or MPSRON One, one of three squadrons that preposition military equipment in strategic locations at-sea for rapid delivery ashore in response to military or humanitarian crises. These squadrons are commanded by a U.S. Navy captain with an embarked military staff, while the ships themselves are crewed by merchant mariners under contract to MSC.

Swift Assists Vessel in Distress Off Liberian Coast

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Campbell, Africa Partnership Station Public AffairsWhile transiting off the coast of Monrovia, Liberia as part of Africa Partnership Station (APS), March 20 High Speed Vessel 2 Swift received a distress call, relayed from the Maritime Regional Coordination Center (RMCC) in Lisbon, of a Portuguese fishing vessel, the Princesa Di Guadiana, stranded 100 nautical miles off the Liberian Coast with no food, water or fuel. The RMCC contacted Lt. Cmdr. Jose Neto of the Portuguese Navy, who is the APS operations officer aboard the USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), APS flag ship. Cap Lara, a Greek flagged vessel, remained in the vicinity until Swift arrived to assist the Princesa.

Seaspan Ferries' First LNG-fueled Vessel Arrives

Seaspan Swift (Photo: Seaspan Ferries Corporation)

Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC) announced the arrival of the Seaspan Swift, the first of two new dual-fuelled/hybrid diesel, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and battery ferries to its fleet. The new state-of-the-art vessel, currently docked at the SFC Tilbury Terminal in Delta, arrived after an eight-week journey that spanned a total of 10,661 nautical miles following its construction at Sedef Shipyard in Istanbul, Turkey. Another first occurred this week at SFC, with assistance from VARD…

Remains Found Inside Damaged US Navy Destroyer

File Image: the USS John S. McCain returns to port.

U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift on Tuesday said divers have found human remains inside the USS John S. McCain, which collided with a merchant vessel this week. "The divers were able to locate some remains in those sealed compartments during their search today," Swift told reporters at Singapore's Changi Naval Base, where the damaged vessel is docked. Swift also said the U.S. Navy was working to identify a body found by the Malaysian navy to see if it was one of 10 missing U.S. sailors in the accident. The USS John S.

Farstad Enters Long-Term Charter with Arrendadora

The Mexican offshore service company Arrendadora Ocean Mexicana SA is nominated as winner of a maintenance contract for the oil company Pemex in Mexico. This contract is based on the utilisation of two of Farstad's vessels, and Farstad Shipping ASA will as a consequence enter into a long-term charter with Arrendadora Ocean Mexicana SA for Far Scotia and Far Swift, each for 3.3 years. Total contract value for Fartad Shipping ASA is approx. NOK 225 million, and both vessels will commence operations in August/September. Far Scotia and Far Swift are both platform supply vessels (PSV) of the UT 755 design. Far Scotia will finish a two year contract for ASCO in July, while the newbuild Far Swift will be delivered from the yard (Brevik Construction AS) early in the same month.

Intertanko's Swift Addresses Russian Group

in St. including INTERTANKO MD Peter Swift. Karamitsos. Bulgarian Register. continued his theme from the previous seminar. added responsibilities for quality management and operation", he said. and products over 5m bbls/day and generating some 10% of the country's GDP. fast). from the Baltic have increased approximately ten times. Mediterranean. makes for one more sensitivity. in unilateral regulation ahead of IMO. This is where the new responsibilities come in, says Swift. least total management of the Safety Chain.

Swift on Display in Washington

HSV 2 Swift the US Navy’s high speed vessel built by Incat in Tasmania,Australia, and leased to the Navy by Bollinger Incat USA, went on display in Washington DC area recently. Traversing the Potomac River on her way to the berth at Old Town Alexandria in Virginia, the high speed vessel passed under the open Woodrow Wilson Bridge. The future of naval combat was on display in the Washington D.C. area, when the U.S. Navy's contracted high-speed vessel (HSV) Swift, pulled pierside in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, March 30-April 3.

Global Fleet Station Pilot One Step Closer with Arrival of Swift

U.S. Navy High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) enters Naval Station Mayport. Swift has two water jets that can move the ship to speeds greater than 45 knots and bring it into port without using tugboats. Swift pulled into Naval Station Mayport to prepare for its participation in the pilot program Global Fleet Station (GFS). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Patrick J. By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW) Cynthia Clark, Commander, U.S. Global Fleet Station (GFS) pilot deployment to the Caribbean is one step closer to starting, with the arrival of High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift at Naval Station Mayport, April 6. GFS pilot 2007 is a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation implemented by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and carried out by HSV-2 SWIFT.

Adm. Swift Takes Command of Pacific Fleet

Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., left, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Ashton Carter, Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, and Adm. Scott H. Swift, render honors during the joint U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) and U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

Adm. Scott H. Swift returned to his home state and relieved Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. as commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet during a change of command ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 27. "The magnitude of this moment is not lost on me, especially given my personal and professional history here in Hawaii and the Pacific," said Swift, who became the 35th commander since the Pacific Fleet moved to Hawaii in 1941. "No one is selected for responsibility such as that of the Pacific Fleet based on personal merit or performance alone.

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