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Friday, February 23, 2018

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Oil and Garbage Skimmer Vessel for Charter, Sale

Year and place of built – 1979, Japan. Rebuilt – 2009. Breadth – 10.4 m. Draught – 3.1 m. Speed 13.4 knots. Screw – 2 x IHI, diameter 2 meters. Two MMASS type AZIPOD with remote control. Consumption – 8,5 m3 (10 knots), oil – 0,01 m3. Auxiliary engines - 2 x TWY 30F 150 kW /225 V. The vessel power by boom defence spool which can be mounted of necessity. A deck square – 187 m2. A technologic equipment (separation) for emergency elimination of floods of an oil mounted. Hall anchor – 2 x 750 kg, chain 2 x 170 m. Hydraulic anchor winch. Cargo crane lifting capacity 600 kg / 12,5 m.

Angarsk Petrochemical Output Doubles

Angarsk Petrochemical Company

In November 2014 Angarsk Petrochemical Company produced about 100 thousand tons of winter diesel fuel of environmental class V of the Technical regulations (Euro-5). This is almost twice the amount produced in previous November, when 50.6 thousand tons of diesel fuel were produced and 40% more than initial target. The increase of November volumes of diesel fuel production was reached due to optimization of technologic process, storage and oil product loading schemes. The production…

UK to Sell HMS Ocean to Brazil

HMS Ocean heading for the Caribbean. Crown copyright.

The MOD has agreed to sell HMS Ocean to the Government of Brazil after 20 years of service. Sold to the Brazilian Navy for around £84M ($117m), the profit generated from the sale will be reinvested in defence at a time when the Royal Navy is being strengthened with two types of brand new frigates and two huge aircraft carriers. HMS Queen Elizabeth, which will eventually take on the role as the nation’s new flagship, recently set sail from the port of Gibraltar carrying two Chinooks and four Merlin helicopters as she readies for helicopter trials at sea.

IMO to Ban Many Ships with High Sulphur Fuel from 2020

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The International Maritime Organization intends to ban ships that do not have equipment to strip sulphur from carrying fuel that has a sulphur content above new limits in 2020, an IMO official said on Thursday. The ban, which still has to go through two formal approval steps, was presented at IMO compliance meetings earlier this month. It would make enforcing the new limits on sulphur in shipping fuels significantly easier, cutting into the expected rule-breaking. "There wasn't that dissent…

Hamburg Süd Adds 8,000 New Containers

Photo: Hamburg SĂĽd

More than 8,000 brand new containers with the distinctive red exterior paint and white lettering Hamburg Süd have been delivered by the container factory of Maersk Container Industry (MCI) in the Chinese city of Dongguan. The 40’ high cube standard Hamburg Süd containers which have been built since mid-January are coated with a special water-based, environmentally friendly paint. The batch of new boxes is one part of a larger container order by Maersk Line and has now been delivered.

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Doubles Footprint in Port of Zeebrugge

Photo: Port of Zeebrugge

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has signed a concession agreement with the Port of Zeebrugge to develop 49 hectares of land known as the Bastenaken West property located in the inner port. With this concession, in place until 2043, the company will nearly double its terminal footprint. WWL will invest about USD 20 million during the next two to three years. “The agreement marks the next step in WWL’s long-term commitment to the Port of Zeebrugge, the largest RoRo port in the world…

EU-US Sign Marine Equipment Accord

The EU and the U.S. signed a mutual recognition agreement on marine equipment. Under the agreement, marine equipment certified as acceptable in the market of one party will be able to circulate in the other market without additional testing or certification. The agreement covers 30 types of marine equipment, including life-saving equipment (distress signals, rigid life rafts), fire protection equipment, and navigational equipment (GPS receivers, echo-sounding equipment). European Union (EU) Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy, United States (US) Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick and Ireland's Ambassador to the US, Noel Fahey signed a mutual recognition agreement (MRA) on marine equipment between the EU and the US.

New Condition & Performance Monitoring Application for Maritime

(Image: Arundo Analytics)

Arundo Analytics, a software company enabling advanced analytics in heavy industry, announced yesterday the Arundo Condition & Performance Monitoring application (CPM) for industrial equipment. Arundo CPM is a configurable machine learning application built and delivered via the Arundo Enterprise platform. Arundo’s CPM software greatly enhances the ability of marine vessel owners, operators, and equipment vendors to increase revenue, reduce costs and mitigate risks, based on the latest advances in sensor technology, edge computing, cloud software and machine learning.

Internet Equipment Ruled Essential Part of Cruise Ship

In an unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that internet communications equipment is an essential part of a cruise ship and is to be included when the ship becomes subject to a maritime lien. In the instant case, petitioner leased telecommunications and internet equipment to the operator of a cruise ship. Petitioner retained ownership of the equipment and provided service and maintenance. The ship was arrested for unpaid shipyard work totally unrelated to petitioner’s equipment. The ship was sold at a judicial sale. Petitioner sought to recover the value of its equipment, which was included in the ship sale.

Aker Kvaerner Awarded Drilling Equipment Contract

Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a contract with Neptune Marine & Drilling Pte Ltd in Singapore for delivery of a drilling equipment to the Neptune Explorer drillship. The total contract value for Aker Kvaerner is approximately $23m. "This contract which consists of derrick drill floor equipment and motion compensation are based on Aker Kvaerner MH's standard drilling equipment. This contract with Neptun is our latest project that will benefit from standardisation of our drilling equipment," says Roald Amundsen, President of Aker Kvaerner MH. The drilling equipment package will be delivered end 2006/ beginning 2007.

Aker Kvaerner Gets Contract

Aker Kvaerner has signed a contract with MPF Corp Ltd. for delivery of drilling equipment to the Multi Purpose Floater (MPF) drillship. The drilling package is designed for world wide, harsh environment and ultra deepwater drilling operations. The contract is undertaken by the Aker Kvaerner subsidiary, Aker Kvaerner MH in Kristiansand. The delivery consists of a complete drilling equipment package; derrick and associated equipment, drillfloor and pipedeck equipment with control system, tensioning systems, mud handling equipment and subsea handling equipment.

New Offshore Equipment Contracts for Maritime Pusnes

The Aker Kvaerner subsidiary, Maritime Pusnes, has had a busy start to the new year winning contracts for over NOK 180 million. The contracts involve both marine and offshore equipment demonstrating MP's strength in both these market sectors. Two contracts to supply mooring and riser pull-in equipment for a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel that will be located off the coast of Angola. The mooring equipment consists of 12 underwater (hull-mounted) fairleads for 146 mm chain. Two large linear wire winches will be supplied to pull in and tension the mooring lines. In addition, 12 deck-mounted chain stoppers and overboard fairleads will be produced.

Aker Kvaerner to Deliver Pusnes Mooring Equipment

Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a contract for delivery of mooring winches and fairleads for Statoil's Gjøa Semi. The total contract value for Aker Kvaerner. The work will be undertaken by the Aker Kvaerner subsidiary, Aker Kvaerner Pusnes in Arendal. The contract involves supply of on-vessel mooring equipment for Statoils Gjøa Semi to be installed at the Gjøa field in the North Sea. The equipment, Roller Ram Winches and Fairleads for chain are to be delivered and installed at Aker Kvaerner Stord. Sixteen Roller RamWinches and sixteen underwater fairleads will be used to pull in and secure 150 mm chains used in the mooring lines. The equipment is based on Aker Kvaerner Pusnes' major experience in design and manufacturing of winches and fairleads for such kind of platforms.

Guide to Marine Equipment Approvals Covered by US-EC MRA

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) providing guidance regarding marine equipment approvals covered by the United States-European Community mutual recognition agreement (MRA). The goals of the MRA, which came into effect on 1 July 2004, are to facilitate US-EC trade in marine equipment and to promote bilateral cooperation on international marine equipment regulations. Source: HK Law

GTT Bags Order for Three LNG Carriers, One Bunkering Vessel

Mark III system's original design. Photo: GTT

GTT announces it has received several orders, since the beginning of the year, for the equipment of three LNG Carriers (LNGCs) and one bunkering vessel. The three LNGCs, offering capacities ranging from 174,000 to 180,000 m3, will be built at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI)’s. They will be fitted with the membrane containment system Mark III Flex. Their deliveries are expected for 2020. In addition, the latest evolution of the Mark III system…

Straightforward Safety from Schat-Harding

hooks and winches for any shipowner. designated by the shipowner. It is a new and unique service agreement. engineers authorised by the Original Equipment Manufacturer. with mixed equipment this is a particular problem. maintained equipment. status of their equipment online through the SHIELD database. system for lifeboats, davits and associated equipment. the life of the vessel. authorized by the Original Equipment Manufacturer. right parts, by the right people, on time.

Thai Navy Orders New Tug from Italthai

Photo courtesy Robert Allan Ltd.

On January 19, 2018, Italthai Marine Limited of Thailand signed a contract with the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) for the construction of a sister ship to the Robert Allan Ltd. designed RAmparts 3200 tug Panyi 857. Italthai have built three Robert Allan Ltd. tugs previously for Thailand, Panyi 857 built in 2016 and a pair of RAmparts 2800’s for The Port Authority of Thailand, Tarua 120 and Tarua 302 both built in 2012. Hull form and all equipment are the same as Panyi 857 with enhanced fendering system to handle the navy’s new submarines.

New Products: RECON Helps D-R Clients

Dresser-Rand has established RECON, a performance and condition monitoring solution to keep rotating equipment operating at peak efficiency. RECON's knowledge-based system helps clients make decisions about operation, maintenance, upgrades and outages for lower ownership costs and increased profits. RECON integrates all condition monitoring technologies and services provided by D-R, and decades of OEM engineering experience. Among them are RECON Equipment Monitoring Services, an advanced system for collecting, analyzing, diagnosing and reporting information from remote equipment. These technologies are particularly important to owners and operators of equipment in locations not easily accessible to experts…

Aker Kvaerner to Deliver Mooring Equipment to Daewoo

Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd in South Korea for delivery of mooring equipment. The total contract value for Aker Kvaerner is approximately NOK 60 million. The contract involves supply of mooring equipment for two semi-submersible drilling rigs to be built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd for the Norwegian rig owner SeaDrill. Four sets of double mooring winches and eigth underwater fairleads will be used to pull in and secure eigth 84mm chains used in the mooring lines. Integrated safety features play a high role in equipment of this type. These features include…

Report: Sunken Ferry Crew Unfamiliar with Equipment

According to sources, a report says crew of sunken ferry may have been unfamiliar with equipment. A suggestion is being made that bridge crew on the Queen of the North were unfamiliar with newly installed steering equipment. A preliminary finding into the ferry sinking also says the crew was so unacquainted with the new electronic equipment's night settings that they turned off a monitor displaying their course. In a letter to B.C. Ferries CEO David Hahn a Safety Board Investigator said that action negated the benefits of the real-time display of the vessel's track and position vis-à-vis the planned courses and course alterations. In the meantime…

Dresser-Rand To Supply Power Generation Equipment For BP

Dresser-Rand has received orders to supply power generation equipment to the BP Deep Water Development Program in the Gulf of Mexico. The equipment is being supplied by Dresser-Rand's Norwegian operations in Kongsberg and Drammen is comprised of Dresser-Rand DR61G turbo generator sets powered by GE LM2500 gas turbines, which drive Siemens electrical generators. BP has placed security of supply orders at approximately $120 million for a total of 14 units. The initial production release is for three units scheduled for delivery mid-2002, with the balance of releases projected over the next two to three years. These orders have been placed under the Rotating Equipment Initiative (REI) agreement between BP and Dresser-Rand…

Aker Kvaerner Awarded Drilling Equipment Contracts

Aker Kvaerner has been awarded two drilling equipment contracts by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (DSME) in Korea; one for a single drillship, the other one for a semi rig. The total contract value for Aker Kvaerner is approximately $213m. The scope of work for both contracts is to deliver complete drilling equipment packages including installation and commissioning supervision. The contracts will be executed by the Aker Kvaerner subsidiary, Aker Kvaerner MH in Kristiansand, Norway which is recognised for its field-proven drilling equipment. The delivery of drilling equipment to DSME's drillship will be based on a solution delivered to ultra deepwater semi submersibles, and will be adapted to fit their multipurpose floater.

New Requirements for Carrying Navigation Equipment

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Notice entitled New Requirements for Carrying Navigation Equipment for All Ships Subject to SOLAS. The Notice discusses various new carriage requirements relating to navigation equipment that came into effect on 1 July 2002. U.S.-flag vessels are not to engage in international voyages until they are in compliance. Port state control personnel are encouraged to take appropriate action with regard to foreign flag vessels found not to be in compliance. Source: HK Law

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