APRIL 17, 2014 — TGE Marine Gas Engineering GmbH, Bonn, Germany, has been awarded contracts by MAN Diesel & Turbo for the design and supply of high- and low pressure LNG fuel gas packages for the two LNG-fueled on Con-Ro vessels ordered from VT Halter Marine by Crowley Maritime Corporation.
Each 219.5 mvessel will be powered by an MAN B&W 8S70ME-GI8.2 main engine and three MAN 9L28/32DF auxiliary engines.
APRIL 17, 2014 — Amy Beavers, Vice President of Regulatory Compliance at Maritime Professional Training, Fort Lauderdale, FL, has been appointed by RADM Joseph Servidio, USCG, to the position of Vice Chair of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC).
MERPAC is a committee that advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) via the Commandant and U.S. Coast Guard, on matters relating to the training, qualification, licensing, certification, and fitness of seamen in
APRIL 17, 2014 — A Singapore court has sentenced the chief engineer of a 105,365 dwt crude oil tanker to 18 months in jail for his role in a bunkering "buy back" scam.
According to a joint statement by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and the Singapore Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau, Pittis Stavros was chief engineer of the MV Sakura Princess, which was chartered by V8 Pool Inc to deliver a load of cargo.
APRIL 17, 2014 — Royal Caribbean International is to homeport its newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, in Shanghai. The ship will reposition to China in May 2015, following her inaugural winter season sailing out of New York Harbor to the Caribbean. In China, Quantum of the Seas will join Mariner of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas in Asia, increasing the company's capacity in the region by 66 percent.
APRIL 16, 2014 — Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) has ordered two high-specification jack-ups, ENSCO 140 and ENSCO 141 at UAE shipbuilder Lamprell. Both rigs, which will incorporate Ensco's patented Canti-Leverage Advantage technology, are enhanced versions of the LeTourneau Super 116E jack-up design and will include design specifications necessary to comply with regulatory and customer requirements in the Middle East, the primary target market for the units. They are also suitable for most of the markets around the
APRIL 16, 2014 — Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau has announced that the bureau will offer more than 21 million acres offshore Texas for oil and gas exploration and development in a lease sale that will include all available unleased areas in the Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area.
Proposed Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 238, scheduled to take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, in August of 2014, will be
APRIL 16, 2014 — Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has leveraged technology and experience from the manufacturing of NASA's space shuttle external tanks to deliver the LNG tank for the first of the series of LNG-fueled offshore support vessels building for Harvey Gulf International Marine at Gulf Coast Shipyard Group, Gulfport, MS.
Weighing in at 250,000 pounds, the LNG tank was built with U.S. steel under contract to Wärtsilä. It is the first in a series of
APRIL 16, 2014 — Siemens Industry has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to supply its Blue Drive low voltage diesel electric propulsion solution for the Multipurpose Subsea Support and Construction Vessel (MSSCV) to be built by BAE Systems Mobile, AL, shipyard for Oceaneering International.
The DP2 MSSCV will be built to the MT6022 design from Norway's Marin Teknikk. The vessel will have a length of 353 ft, a beam of 72 ft beam and a
APRIL 16, 2014 — The largest tall ship to be built in the U.S. in the past 100 years is coming closer to completion. Work on the 200 ft, three masted, square rigged SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is underway at several locations. The ship's hull is at the Senesco Marine shipyard in Quonset, R.I; its wooden spars are being turned and shaped at the Spar Shop at Grays Harbor Historical Seaport in Aberdeen, WA; and the
APRIL 16, 2014 — Rolls-Royce and Daimler report that they have agreed the valuation of Daimler's 50% equity interest in the joint venture Rolls-Royce Power Systems (RRPS). Both parties have determined the fair market value of Daimler's shares at EUR 2.43 billion. The transaction is expected to complete within the next five months and is subject to the usual regulatory approvals.
This follows the announcement on March 7, 2014 that the Board of Management of Daimler