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Mid Shore Patrol Vessel Contract

Irving Shipbuilding Inc got awarded a contract by the Ministry of Public Works and Government Services of Canada for the construction of a series of Stan Patrol 4207 for the Canadian Coast Guard. The contract envisions nine vessels with an..

PSA Audit Reports Online

From today, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) will publish its audit reports in their entirety online, in order to contribute to maintaining high HSE standards in the petroleum industry through transfer of experience and building knowledge. In English, only..

New Ballast Water Treatment Challenger

Auramarine Ltd is the world’s leading manufacturer of heavy fuel oil supply systems and other auxiliary units for marine and power station engines. The company is now applying its wide-ranging experience in liquid flows to a new sector that benefits..

Austal To Service Red Sea Ferries

The Government of Egypt’s two Austal-built high speed vehicle ferries have officially commenced operations between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, introducing a new standard of ferry service across the Red Sea. The important milestone was achieved on the back of Austal’s..

Jumbo Jubilee’s 1,992t Heavy Lift Record

On Saturday 22 August 2009, a new tandem heavy lift record was set by mv Jumbo Jubilee. A load of 1,980 t, 10% on top of the combined SWL of the cranes, was required to obtain a Lloyds Certificate of Compliance…

Wilhelmsen Wins SCI Forbes Contract

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has signed an agreement with Indian shipping company SCI Forbes Ltd to supply their range of Unitor products to four newbuild chemical tankers. The Unitor product range includes welding and surface applications, marine chemicals, gases and refrigerants,..

Vetus Appoints Director Marketing & Sales EMEA

The Vetus management has decided that as per 17 August 2009 the management team of Vetus will be reinforced with a Director Marketing & Sales: Mr. Tom van Oostrum. Mr. Van Oostrum will take over this position of Mr. Ruud..

TTS Settles Patent Dispute

In a gratifying end to a patent infringement dispute in Germany, the Swedish company TTS Ships Equipment AB and the German competitor MACOR Marine GmbH have reached an amicable settlement. The dispute related to the scope of a patent owned..

SMS Namibia Thriving at Walvis Bay

The recent opening of Stone Marine Services (SMS Namibia) new facility at Walvis Bay in Namibia has dramatically improved the heavy engineering facilities in the area and is already proving very successful.

Largest GL-classed Tanker

The naming ceremony for the very large crude oil carrier Athenian Victory took place today on the world’s largest shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan / Korea. The delivery to its owner, the Greek shipping company Athenian Sea Carriers, is..

Arctic Hoist

Cargotec has secured an order for six of its MacGregor knuckle-jib crane units from STX Europe . The cranes are specifically designed to operate in severe climatic conditions and extreme air temperatures and will be installed on three icebreaker tugs,..

Supreme Shaft Seals

The Directorate General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) is replacing 64 shaft seals in the Roompot Locks with IHC Lagersmit shaft seals. The Roompot locks are part of the Eastern Scheldt barrier and they are the link for..

Malaysian Contract Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded a contract by HJS Maritime SDN. BHD, Malaysia to deliver two sophisticated Polaris Ship’s Bridge Simulators for use in a new centre of excellence being built for the Malaysian Marine Department.

Ole Henæs Managing Director NME

The Association of Norwegian Maritime Exporters (NME) has announced the appointment of a new managing director, Ole Henæs. Henæs takes over the leadership of the member-based organisation from Halvard Olafsen, who has led NME for over a decade and who..

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..