APRIL 17, 2015 — Vigor Industrial's Tacoma, WA, shipyard is now adding newbuilding to its capabilities. Fabrication teams at the yard have delivered three 60' x 24' x 15.5' breasting barges to Foss Maritime.
The barge system will be used to moor Shell's drill rigs at Terminal 5 in Seattle, WA, where the company is scheduled to ready its fleet for Arctic drilling this summer.
The project was completed in under two months and created 60
APRIL 17, 2015—The DP-2 monohull shallow dive support vessel (SDSV) Sistac Victoria was recently delivered by shipbuilder SeaSafe Barcos Manufacturados S.A., Angra dos Reis, Brazil to Sistac Sistemas De Acesso S.A.
Designed by Incat Crowther in collaboration with SeaSafe Barcos Manufacturados and classed by RINA, the 42.5m x 9.3m Sistac Victoria will operate in the Brazilian offshore in support of Brazil state-owned oil company Petrobras. The SDSV has a draft of 1.85 meters and hull
APRIL 17, 2015 — Global Marine Systems Limited's 145.5 m cable layer Cable Innovator recently left Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque, France, after extensive work that included the installation of a ballast water treatment system and a 5-year survey.
London based Global Marine had worked with Damen previously when its vessel, Wave Sentinel, went through a range of work at the company's shipyard in Brest, France. Initially, Global Marine considered sending the Cable Innovator to Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam,
APRIL 17, 2015 — Deltamarin's B.Delta family has notched up another success. Vulica Shipping Co. Ltd. has placed an order with Chinese shipbuilder Jiangsu Hantong Ship Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. for the first ever B.Delta68 SUL (Self-UnLoading) vessels.
Deltamarin's design contract with Hantong shipyard covers approval design (basic and detail), procurement handling and site assistance. The contract value is about €3M, and the estimated contract period is ten months. Delivery of the vessels is planned to
APRIL 16, 2015 —Boston Ship Repair LLC, Boston, MA, is being awarded a $9,315,047 firm-fixed-price contract for 56-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and drydocking of the USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196).
Work will include general ship services for ship clean and gas free tanks, voids, and cofferdams, hazardous waste disposal, non-destructive testing king post areas, ultrasonic thickness gauging, galley deck resurfacing, main engine governor overhaul, relief valves and pressure vessel testing, recertify ship’s
APRIL 16, 2015 —The ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (ABS Group) reports that Todd Grove has been appointed as its new President and CEO. Mr. Grove most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for ABS Group's parent company, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).
Mr. Grove has spent more than 30 years at ABS, in various senior technical and operational management roles across the world and holds a bachelor's degree in Naval
APRIL 16, 2015 — Kvichak Marine Industries, Seattle, WA, a Vigor Industrial Company, was recently awarded a shipbuilding contract by the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), San Francisco, CA, for the design and construction of two all-aluminum 400 passenger-only ferries.
According to WETA, the contract is worth $32 million and is being funded through a combination of Federal Transit Administration grant funds, Regional Measure 2 bridge tolls, State Proposition 1B grant funds, and Alameda County Measure
APRIL 16, 2015 — Vitaly Klyuev, the first Russian Federation candidate for the post of IMO Secretary-General is, as it were, hitting the campaign trail. He is will participate in Singapore Maritime Week 2015 events from April 20 to 23 .
He will take part in the opening ceremony of the Sea Asia 2015 event. Then he will have several meetings with representatives of the Maritime Authority of Singapore. And his office has made it known that
APRIL 16, 2015 — One year after the sinking of the ferry Sewol with the loss of 304 people, many of them children, South Korean President Park Geun-hye has promised to raise the vessel.
Paengmokhang harbor, the nearest point of dry land to the sunken ferry, has become a place of continuing morning for victims' ferries. Speaking at a ceremony there to mark the one year anniversary of the tragedy, President Park said, "It hasn't been