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Denmark's New User-friendly Maritime Authority

Each shipowner is connected with a permanent team of ship surveyors with in-depth knowledge of that company & its special needs. The arrangement was established on the basis of a request from the industry and has since May 2012 been running as an experiment.

China's First Inter-tidal Wind Power Project

Classification society Bureau Veritas assists Longyuan, China, in 'Jiangsu Longyuan Rudong 150 MW Offshore Wind Farm Pilot Project Phase III. As the only foreign third party inspection company working on this project to have participated in all three phases,

Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center Opened

NOAA brings to bear centralized disaster planning, response expertise to the Gulf of Mexico region from its new Mobile, Alabama, office. NOAA's new Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center (DRC) promises to change the way people prepare for and respond to the many hard-hitting storms,

Improving Vessel Efficiency a Focus at GL North America Meeting

Germanischer Lloyd’s (GL) North American Committee, considered current topics & challenges to the shipping industry at its recent Texas meeting. The challenge of improving vessel efficiency heads the agenda of every ship owner and operator.

Counter-piracy: BIMCO's GUARDCON Contract INTERTANKO Endorsed

INTERTANKO’s Documentary Committee endorses BIMCO's newly published standard contract for Private Armed Guards (GUARDCON). GUARDCON has now been in use for some months. During this time the Documentary Committee has reviewed the GUARDCON wording and,

Ferry Main Propulsion Order for Finland's Steerprop

Steerprop Ltd to deliver main propulsion system for a Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ) passenger ferry to be built by Fincantieri. Steerprop Ltd. has been contracted to deliver two SP 120 ECO CRP propulsors, each with a power rating of 7 000 kW.

Megayacht Electro-magnetic Propulsion System a World First

The  45m megayacht project involves KaiserWerft, Franck Muller Yacht Design & Engineering and Voith. The semi displacement 45 m yacht will be fully built in Kevlar and Carbon and the (electromagnetic)

Greek Shipowners Costamare Public Stock Offering

Owners of container ships for chartering, Costamare Inc., plans to offer 7,000,000 shares of its common stock. Members of the Konstantakopoulos family, who in the aggregate own a majority of the common stock of the Company,

BAE Roll Out Giant UK Aircraft Carrier Module

In Glasgow, Scotland, workers moved out the biggest section of 'HMS Queen Elizabeth', the first of two new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy. A team of 40 moved the 11,300 tonne aft section, known as Lower Block 04,

Alps Wire Rope Mourns Loss of Randy Duenn

Randy Duenn Obituary: This past weekend a dear friend and colleague, Randy Duenn, ended his battle with Prostate Cancer by passing away quietly in his sleep. Randy spent most of his career in the wire rope business starting with UNA-Anchor Wire Rope as Warehouse Manager,

Spotlight on 'Training the Trainer'

Kongsberg Maritime simulation users gather to discuss key training topics.  Student assessment and instructor training were hot topics of discussion at this year’s Kongsberg Maritime European Simulation User Conference (UC), which took place in Tønsberg, Norway, 24th – 27th September.

Falck Nutec Boost Management Team

International health and safety training specialist, Falck Nutec, has strengthened its UK management team with the appointment of two new directors. Allison Walker steps up to director of sales and marketing,