Asia's Largest Shipbreaking Yard Opposes State Plan

Gujarat government's plan to upgrade the Alang Ship Recycling Yard opposed by the operators  The Japan-backed ambitious $22-million plan of the Gujarat government to upgrade the Alang Ship Recycling Yard,

ABS Nautical wins Two More Clients

ABS Nautical Systems Sign Two New Customer in Greece.    ABS Nautical Systems has signed contracts with TMS Bulkers Ltd. and TMS Dry Ltd. for use of its NS5 Enterprise software.  The Greece based bulk

ABS Reports Increase in Fleet Size

Speaking at the 150th Annual Members Meeting of the classification society on 24 April 2012, in New York, ABS Chairman Robert D. Somerville reported that every sector of the ABS enterprise “contributed

WRSystems Announces Two Key Appointments

W R Systems, Ltd. (WRSystems) announces two key appointments in its Maritime Technologies Division: Mr Arthur Thomas Senior joins as Vice President – Maritime Business and Mr Mike Kellner joins as Director – Maritime Business.

DNV Launches new Jack-up Rule Book

New dedicated rule book from DNV for self-elevating offshore units guides jack-up rig designers & yards The new rule book clearly explains the DNV and international regulations and standards.  Adaptations

U.S., Philippines Hold Security Talks

With the Scarborough Shoal territorial dispute with China in mind, Philippines, US officials met for talks The U.S. says it will help build the Philippines’ sea patrol capability but will not take sides in that nation’s standoff with China at a disputed shoal in the South China Sea.

World's First 'Non Sea Water Ballast Ships' Ordered

Four tank ships ordered from Ningbo East Shipyard, China are of Non Sea Water Ballast Ships (NOBS) design Ningbo Dongfang Shipyard has recently won two newbuilding orders for two 6,500dwt tankers and a 4,

US Hospital Ship Deploys to Asia

Hospital ship USNS Mercy will visit Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines & Vietnam on humanitarian mission The San Diego-based Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy is scheduled to deploy Tuesday for a four-month humanitarian mission to four Asian nations, reports San Diego 10News.

Boat Race Victims Perhaps Not Seen

Newport Beach to Ensenada boat race entrant 'Aegean' destroyed, 4 dead, may not have been seen by larger vessel Coast Guard investigators working to determine what caused the destruction of the 37-foot sailboat off the Mexican coast,

Stranded Greek Bulk Carrier Refloated

Fairmount tug 'Fairmount Glacier' re-floated bulk carrier 'Akiba' from aground off Mozambique The Greek owned bulk carrier, Akiba, which was recently grounded off the coast of Maputo, Mozambique, has been successfully refloated.

This Day in Naval History - April 30

From the Navy News Service:   1798 - Congress establishes Department of the Navy. 1975 - Saigon falls to North Vietnamese forces.   For more information about naval history, go to

Lloyd's Register acquires WEST Engineering Services

Lloyd's Register acquires WEST Engineering Services to become the top independent provider of technical services to the offshore drilling sector.     Acquisition of WEST, subsea systems specialists, builds support for exploration and production activities.