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Fairstar Reports Record Net First Half Year Profit

Fairstar has continued to increase revenue and profitability while reducing debt. The company’s second semi-submersible heavy transport vessel Fjell left Malta in early May and joined her sister-ship Fjord in the market to produce combined profits in the 2009 second..

Garrad Hassan Joins Germanischer Lloyd

Garrad Hassan (GH), based in Bristol (UK), is joining Germanischer Lloyd (GL) to form a fully integrated technical assurance and consulting company for renewable energy. The companies will merge to become a worldwide leading independent provider of consulting, engineering, turbine..

Full Imaging Packages for Sub Rescue Operations

Two new Submarine Rescue Vehicles (SRVs) built by James Fisher Defence for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) and the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) have entered operation in 2009 with extensive camera and sonar packages supplied by Kongsberg Maritime..

Stone Marine Singapore Foundry Capacity Increase

Faced with ever increasing demand for its high quality propellers, the management of Stone Marine Singapore has invested in two new furnaces which will increase the melting capacity of the foundry in Singapore by over 50%.The furnaces, which are currently..

Refrigerant Changeover

Wilhelmsen Ships Service have announced they are equipped for the complex changeovers that the Montreal Protocol will demand when it comes into law on 31 December 2009. After this date, the European Union will not permit ships’ crews to maintain,..

Stephan Helma Joins Bruntons Propellers R&D

Following the recent addition to their research and design team of Robert Mutton, Bruntons have added a further highly qualified propulsion expert in the shape of Stephan Helma. Stephan comes to Bruntons with the wide career path and experience that..

Jumbo Javelin Preparing for Installation Services

Jumbo Offshore‘s DP2 heavy lift & installation vessel Jumbo Javelin is preparing to deliver installation services for offshore wind farms. It will be able to ship and install Transition Pieces (TP’s) for wind turbines. To get the vessel ready for..

Dockwise Yacht Transport to Join Forces with Yacht Path International

Dockwise Ltd. has announced plans for its wholly owned subsidiary Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) to merge with Yacht Path International Inc. to create a new force in premium yacht transport. The combination of Yacht Path with DYT will create an..

Ship Simulator Professional v.2.0 and Instructor Station Evaluation Versions

VSTEP has announced that the evaluation versions of Ship Simulator Professional v2.0 and the Instructor Station are now available. Ship Simulator Professional is a new milestone for flexible, low cost maritime training and simulation. Using interactive 3D technology from the..

Triple TOS Departure

TOS successfully managed the departure of three global ship deliveries in one week: Wednesday 22 July, the Rado (former Drado of URS Antwerp) set off on its maiden voyage from Terneuzen, Holland to Mohammedia, Morocco. Friday 24 July, the new..

NOFIRNO Withstands Two-Hour Jet Fire Test

An uncontrolled discharge of combustible gas under pressure poses a serious fire hazard in areas such as petrochemical plants, offshore petroleum rigs and other environments that are sensitive to extreme fires. If high-pressure flammable gas, pressure liquefied gas or flashing..

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..

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