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Final Approval for CleanBallast

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has granted the Final Approval of Active Substances to RWO‘s ballast water treatment system CleanBallast and thereby noted that the CleanBallast system is safe for the crew, ship and environment. This final approval is one..

Drewry Launches Latest Ship Operating Cost Data

With freight rates on the floor and asset values plummeting, control of the operating cost budget will be high on ship owners’ agendas. Now Drewry has just published its latest annual analysis of ship operating costs, covering nine ship types..

Galatea Research Vessel Designed and Built with Autoship Suite

Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) of Vancouver, Canada is pleased to announce the launching of M/V Galatea. Built for the ARPA (Environmental Protection Agency for the Sicily Region), this 24m research vessel was designed and built using ASC’s entire CAD/CAM software..

Aker Solutions Completes Sale Odim Shares to Rolls-Royce

As announced on 29 June 2009, Aker Solutions has entered into an agreement to sell its 33% stake in Odim ASA to Rolls-Royce. Completion of the agreement was subject to clearance by Norwegian competition authorities. Such clearance has now been..

Fisheries Innovations Conference

Parallel to this year’s Europort maritime exhibition in Rotterdam, an international congress on innovation in the fishery sector – the Fisheries Innovations Conference – will take place at the Golden Tulip Hotel on 6 and 7 November 2009. The conference..

Navware to Offer Canada-wide ShipConstructor Support

ShipConstructor’s Eastern Canadian Representative, Navware Canada Inc. will now be supporting ShipConstructor’s consultation efforts across Canada. For new Canadian customers this means Navware will be the first point of contact for quotations, training and support. ShipConstructor’s corporate headquarters in Victoria..

Boskalis Secures EUR 350 million Credit Facility

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has secured a new €350 million credit facility. The main purpose of the new facility is to finance the reinforcement and expansion of activities. Peter Berdowski, CEO: “Boskalis’ financial position continues to be strong. We are..

OPK Delivers Icebreaker, Signs Agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries

Yan Yanovsky, Managing Director and Member of the Boards of Directors of United Industrial Corporation (OPK) and B.T. Ahn, Executive vice-president of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) signed a shipbuilding cooperation agreement. The agreement includes the joint development of shipbuilding projects..

Miami Liferaft Service Station Fully Operational

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has announced that their Liferaft and Marin-Ark service station in Miami, Florida is now fully operational. It is a stand-alone station conveniently situated between the port of Miami and Port Everglades in South Florida, approximately 4 km..

Coastel Bibby Renaissance Delivered

Almaco has recently delivered the 336-cabin accommodation vessel Bibby Renaissance to Bibby Maritime Ltd. The Almaco Group provided a total turnkey package to Bibby Renaissance which incorporated structural construction as well as the total outfitting of the vessel with Accommodations,..


Parker Hannifin Netherlands has launched a new website for all Parker retail activities: www.parkerstore.nl. Parker has two important retail concepts: ParkerStore and Hose Doctor. The ParkerStore concept runs since the early 90s. At this moment there are 1,500 ParkerStores worldwide…

Management Buy-In Drumarkon

Early July 2009 a management buy-in took place at Drumarkon International BV by Bert de Jonge. De Jonge has taken over part of Drumarkon – a leading supplier of ships interior components – from Jeroen Overing and Jan Albers, who..

Fast Patrol Craft Crew Complete Austal Training

More than 90 personnel from the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) have completed a comprehensive Austal vessel training program in preparation for the delivery of their six vessel Fast Patrol Craft fleet in early 2010. The crew training program..

IHC Life Cycle Support for Guangzhou Dredging

Chinese dredging company CCCC Guangzhou Dredging Company (GDC) and IHC Technical Services (IHC TS), part of IHC Merwede, have signed a five-year cooperation agreement for a full service package, namely IHC Life Cycle Support (LCS), for its IHC 7025MP Cutter..

Russian Approval for Wilhelmsen Ships Service

The Russian Register (RR) has accepted and approved the ISO 9001:2008 certificate held by Wilhelmsen Ships Service for their fire, rescue and safety services network. In addition and as part of the same approval process, the Russian Maritime Register of..

RWO Bundles Ship & Offshore Water Treatment

As part of an adjustment of the responsibilities within the Veolia activities in Germany, the MEMROD Business Unit of Krüger WABAG has been transferred to RWO. Thus RWO, based in Bremen, now bundles all water treatment activities aboard ships and..

Wireless Fire Detection

A well known and respected Dutch yacht building company – together with two partner companies – has developed a wireless fire warning system which is applicable in metal hulls. The new system uses a wireless protocol that is able to..

Standard Pump Spare Parts Kit

Allweiler AG has begun offering its customers original spare parts kits for all standard pumps. They contain all of the parts that must be replaced on a regular basis during standard maintenance and which have similar usage cycles. The packages..

Liebherr Delivers First MTC 78000 Crane

At the end of June, Liebherr delivered the first heavy lift offshore crane type MTC 78000 straight from its manufacturing plant in Rostock. The MTC 78000 is one of the biggest offshore slewing cranes worldwide and achieves a maximum lifting..

First Ever Alnmaritec to Australia

Alnmaritec, the specialist aluminium boat builder based in Northumberland, UK, recently announced the successful delivery of a new general purpose line handling and harbour support work boat to Western Australia.  The ‘Wave Train’ has been built for South Sea Logistics..

Freefall World Record

Lifeboat and davit manufacturer Schat-Harding has set a world record for a lifeboat freefall drop by successfully launching its new FF1200 offshore lifeboat from a drop height of 55 m. Fully loaded and with an all up weight of 30..

Jumbo Shipping Appoints Volgo-Baltic Logistic

LC Volgo-Baltic Logistic (VBL), one of Russia’s biggest freight agencies, has signed an exclusive agreement with Dutch heavy lift shipping company Jumbo Shipping. Jumbo Shipping has appointed VBL as its exclusive commercial agent for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent..

Sevan Driller Delivered to DNV Class

A grand naming ceremony was held at COSCO Shipyard Group‘s Qidong Shipyard on June 28 to celebrate the successful completion of the first circular drilling rig Sevan Driller. “The successful construction of the Sevan Driller is a milestone for the..

Ecospeed Challenges Baltic

In December 2006 owners G. Buck Schiffahrts GmbH & Co decided to have the vertical sides, the bow area and the rudder of the general cargo vessel coated with Ecospeed while a traditional paint was applied to the flat bottom…

Concurrent Repairs On Berthed Cruise Ship

Asked to perform a detailed underwater inspection on a 293m cruise ship experiencing problems with the rudder, Hydrex mobilized an inspection team to the Azores. The survey revealed that the lower pintle of the hinged flap rudder was missing which..

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