AUGUST 30, 2015 — General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard, San Diego, CA, yesterday launched and christened the second of what will be the world's first two LNG-fueled containerships.
The ship, the Perla del Caribe, is the second of two 3,100 TEU, 233.0 m Marlin Class Jones Act containerships on order for TOTE. Each is powered by a MAN Diesel and Turbo 8L70ME-GI main engines. By burning natural gas, the ships will reduce particulate matter emissions by 98
AUGUST 30, 2015 — The Department of Defense reported Friday that Edison Chouest's Alpha Marine Services LLC, Galliano, LA, was awarded a $6,965,712 firm-fixed-priced contract April 22 for the time charter of six tractor tugs in support of Navy bases at Kings Bay, GA; and Mayport, FL.
The contract includes three 12-month options and one 11-month option that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $35,918,232.
AUGUST 30, 2015 — The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced the availability of the fourth edition of the “Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Selection Guide."
MARAD says the new edition provides shipowners and operators the latest information on scrubber technology available to assist the industry in meeting new sulfur emissions standards. It includes guidance on regulatory requirements and compliance options, life cycle analyses for various vessel types, review of scrubber technology and technical insight into integration,
AUGUST 28, 2015 — Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division continues to make progress with the mid-life refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Yesterday, the shipyard reported that it had marked another milestone in the 44 month, 23 million man hour make-over: reintroducing steam to begin final testing of the ship's steam-powered systems.
Moored at the shipyard's Outfitting Berth 1, Lincoln is in the
AUGUST 28, 2015 — The first-of-class oceanographic research vessel R/V Neil Armstrong (AGOR 27), successfully completed acceptance trials Aug. 7 the Navy reported Aug. 27.
Built by shipbuilder Dakota Creek Industries at its Anacortes, WA, shipyard, Neil Armstrong is a modern mono-hull research vessel based on commercial design, capable of integrated, interdisciplinary, general purpose oceanographic research in coastal and deep ocean areas.
The Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) found the ship to be well-built
AUGUST 28, 2015 — Cyprus police said Wednesday that hackers presenting themselves as a company in Africa have stolen EUR 565,000 euros from a Limassol based shipping company, according to Cyprus media reports.
The shipping company told the police that it received an email purportedly coming from its fuel supplier, a company in Africa, requesting that money owed for fuel be deposited to a bank account different from the one used previously.
AUGUST 28, 2015 — Classification society Lloyd's Register (LR), which is classing the world’s largest-ever containerships, has produced a series of proposals and guidelines on the safest, most cost-effective methods of stowing and lashing container cargoes.
Among the giant box ships that LR classing are six ultra-large ships (ULCS) of more than 20,000 TEU.
Four ULCS vessels of 20,150 TEU will be built for Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) at Samsung Heavy Industries’ (SHI) shipyard at Geoje
AUGUST 28, 2015—Two 178,000m³ LNG carriers for Spanish owner Elcano will be the largest of their kind to navigate the Panama Canal when they are delivered in 2017—ushering in a new pattern of global trade in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
Being built by Imabari Shipbuilding and classed by Lloyd’s Register, the gas carriers will have an optimized hull shape and their propulsion power will be supplied by two low-speed, dual-fuel gas injection MAN ME-GI diesel
AUGUST 27, 2015 —Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, OH, has signed a construction contract to build one its Handy Size Class, 3,400 HP twin-screw tugboats for harbor towing operations in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala.
Puerto Quetzal, on Guatemala's Pacific coast, is a growing commercial cargo, container, and cruise port and the buyer for the tug is a pension benefits plan for the port's employees, Regimen de Pensiones y Jubilaciones del Personal de la Empresa Portuaria. To ensure