MAY 22, 2015 — The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced that up to $1.3 million in Federal funding is now available through cooperative agreements for projects supporting vessel emissions reductions and alternative energy.
The funding is being made available under two separate requests for applications – one focused on exhaust gas cleaning demonstration projects on U.S. Flag vessels that remove pollutants from the stacks of marine vessels and one focused on projects that demonstrate vessel emissions
MAY 22, 2015 — Will the "Ro-Pax of the Future" have rotor sails? It looks like it from a teaser image released by Finland's Deltmarin which will reveal details of the design at a June 4 event in Oslo, Norway, being staged in conjunction with the Nor-Shipping exhibition.
Deltamarin says that with the "help of our partners the Ro-Pax design is fully incorporated with the latest enviro technologies everyone wants to adopt."
MAY 22, 2015 — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) reports that the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recertified the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division as a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star work site. The designation marks the shipyard's 20th year as a VPP site.
"Nothing is more important than the safety of our employees," said Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin. "This is a huge accomplishment and only possible because of our shipbuilders' commitment
MAY 21, 2015—Long-time Bollinger Shipyards executive Scott J. Theriot has joined Conrad Industries, Inc., Morgan City, LA, as its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
“We are excited to have Scott join our executive team,” says Johnny Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Scott has been in the shipyard business since 1976 in various positions spending the majority of his career with Bollinger Shipyards and was a member of Bollinger’s senior management team for
MAY 21, 2015 — As the Mediterranean migrant crisis mounts, the Chief Security Officer of an Estonian-based maritime security firm is saying that only those commercial ships operating with security personnel onboard should assist in rescuing seaborne refugees.
ESC Global Security's Ivari Sarapuu says,"although merchant ships are bound by the Law of the Sea to rescue those in difficulty, they should exercise caution when taking on refugees, given the overwhelming numbers involved and the political volatility
MAY 21, 2015 — Rotterdam headquartered Imtech Marine will again supply the electric and hybrid propulsion system for the third hybrid ferry ordered from the Glagow shipyard of Ferguson Marine by Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd ( see earlier story ).
For this third hybrid ferry, Imtech Marine will supply the diesel-electric and lithium ion battery hybrid propulsion system and will carry out the electrical installation. The third CMAL vessel will also have an Imtech Marine remote control monitoring
MAY 21, 2015 — Both Transocean (NYSE: RIG) and Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) reported yesterday that they had reached significant settlements in relation to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Transocean Ltd. said it had reached two separate settlement agreements, with the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (the "PSC") and with BP Exploration & Production Inc. and BP America Production Co. ("BP"). According to Transocean, the settlements together resolve substantially all outstanding claims against Transocean arising from the Deepwater Horizon
MAY 21, 2015 — Hong Kong headquartered Anglo-Eastern Ship Management has signed a Premium Turbocharger Maintenance Contract with MAN Diesel & Turbo's MAN PrimeServ Turbocharger.
Anglo-Eastern has over 470 ships under full technical management and over 21,000 seafarers in its pool. The contract covers some 330 turbochargers installed in various vessels from the Anglo-Eastern fleet operating worldwide. The turbocharger types covered are essentially a mixture of NA/TCA axial types for main engines, and NR/TCR radial types
MAY 21, 2015 — Lloyd's Register CFO Alastair Marsh is to become its next CEO, succeeding Richard Sadler who has decided to step down after eight years in the role. Mr. Sadler will pass the CEO role to Mr. Marsh on October 1, 2015 and commence a formal handover period until the end of December 2015. Simon Nice, currently Group FP&A Director, will serve as Interim Group Financial Director during the transition.