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John Mills Valves in Triton contract for GE Oil & Gas

John Mills Valves in Triton contract for GE Oil & Gas
John Mills Valves – Valve bdy castings being made at the John Mills site in Newcastle John Mills Valves, a subsidiary of Wärtsilä Valves Limited, has completed a contract for a bronze globe valve for GE Oil & Gas for the firefighting system handling seawater on the Triton FPSO facility, approximately...
July 6th, 2012 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Underwater Shipping | Read More

The Nautical Institute elects its youngest ever President

The Nautical Institute elects its youngest ever President
Captain Sivaraman Krishnamurthi FNI 6 July 12 -The Nautical Institute has elected Captain Sivaraman Krishnamurthi FNI as its new President. At 47 ‘Krish’, as he prefers to be known, becomes the youngest person ever to have held the office and takes over from previous incumbent Captain James Robinson...
July 6th, 2012 | Associations, People and Places | Read More

Latitude Kinsale™ Commissioned to Create Superyacht Cup Palma Top Award

Latitude Kinsale™ Commissioned to Create Superyacht Cup Palma Top Award
This is what I call a celebration…! The prestigious Superyacht “Cup Palma” commissioned Latitude Kinsale™ to create its top prize – The  jubilant owner and crew of the 40m Royal Huisman “Maria Cattiva” celebrated winning the overall Superyacht Cup Palma 2012 The stunning...
July 6th, 2012 | Events, Maritime Art, Maritime Gifts, Yachting | Read More

US Virgin Islands Tipped For 420 Success At The 2012 Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Worlds

Thursday 5 July 2012 -A strong U.S. Virgin Islands team in the 420 Boys and Girls will be heading to Dublin, Ireland for the Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship.  Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games Byte CII gold medallist Ian Barrows (ISV) will make his ISAF Youth Worlds debut in the...
July 5th, 2012 | Yachting | Read More

UN proposes mechanisms to raise $400 billion to close gap on development financing needs

Robert Vos of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, launches report at press conference. UN Photo/D. Berkowitz 5 July 2012 – In a major report, the United Nations today proposed a series of financial mechanisms to raise $400 billion annually for development needs, as many donor countries...
July 5th, 2012 | Finance | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Worldwide – 2010 FTP Code now mandatory Angola, all ports – Prevention & control of pollution in national waters India, Pipavav – Revised port tariff Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Sea Parade...
July 5th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

DIANA Shipping Inc., announces timecharter contract for m/v “Salt Lake City” with Morgan Stanley

DIANA Shipping Inc., announces timecharter contract for m/v “Salt Lake City” with Morgan Stanley
m/v Salt Lake City ATHENS, GREECE, July 5, 2012 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, today announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc., through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary,...
July 5th, 2012 | Fixtures, News | Read More

“ABQAIQ” – Demurrage time bar clauses: construed strictly or commercially?

“ABQAIQ” Demurrage time bar clauses: construed strictly or commercially? Shipowners will have welcomed the judgment in the “ABQAIQ” which appears to make it easier to comply with strict demurrage time bar provisions. However, the case may not be the panacea it is being hailed as, and traps remain...
July 5th, 2012 | Chartering, Legal | Read More

Lloyd’s Register acquires the business and assets of India’s Reltech Consulting to expand its presence in the country’s nuclear power sector

Lloyd’s Register acquires the business and assets of India’s Reltech Consulting to expand its presence in the country’s nuclear power sector
Devi Kompella with Bjorn Inge Bakken just after the contract signing LR Scandpower Risk Consultancy formed to offer independent risk-management services to energy clients Lloyd’s Register has acquired the business and principal assets of the Mumbai-based nuclear risk specialists, Reltech Consulting...
July 5th, 2012 | Classification Societies, News, Safety and Security | Read More

ClassNK Releases World’s First Harmonized CSR Software

First Classification Society to Support New Shipbuilding Rules Tokyo – ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has released the world’s first software package for use with the new IACS Harmonized Common Structural Rules (CSR) for bulk carriers and oil tankers, which were released at the...
July 5th, 2012 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications | Read More

Paris MoU – Publication of CIC results

Paris MoU – Publication of CIC results
Richard W.J. Schiferli, the Paris MoU Secretary General Paris MoU – Publication of CIC results The final report of the Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Structural Safety and International Convention on Load Lines has been published on the Paris MoU web site. http://www.parismou.org/Publications/CIC_results/ The...
July 5th, 2012 | News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Korea’s Wonwoo And Italy’s Fanciulli Out To Defend RS:X ISAF Youth Worlds Titles

Wednesday 4 July 2012 – The 2012 Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships sees 2011 RS:X Boys gold medallist Cho Wonwoo (KOR) and RS:X Girls gold medallist Veronica Fanciulli (ITA) return to defend their titles. Fanciulli was locked in a tense fight with Siripon Kaewduang Ngam (THA)...
July 4th, 2012 | Yachting | Read More

Concentrated Inspection Campaign on fire safety system arrangement by Paris and Tokyo MoUs on Port State Control

Category: Safety Date: 04/07/2012 Area: Worldwide We would like to advise our Members that the 43 Maritime Authorities of the Paris and the Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) with the purpose of ensuring compliance...
July 4th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Team ISS conquers Britain’s highest peaks for the Sailors’ Society

Diana Vilarino and pictured right, Graham Pearson, with team leader, Dan Whysall taking the picture at the top of Snowdon. A team from Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has conquered three of Britain’s highest peaks, Ben Nevis in Scotland, Helvellyn...
July 4th, 2012 | Sports | Read More

Sailors’ Society Clipper Yacht Regatta

Sailors’ Society Clipper Yacht Regatta Wednesday 12th September – Portsmouth, UK After last year’s success the Sailors’ Society will be holding another Clipper Yacht Regatta. Once again this will be an ideal opportunity to compete against other shipping companies as well as entertain clients....
July 4th, 2012 | Yachting | Read More

Wärtsilä to supply integrated power and propulsion systems for three offshore service vessels

Wärtsilä Corporation, 4 July 2012 at 11 am EET Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, is to supply complete and fully integrated power generation and propulsion packages for three vessels being built for Pacific Radiance Ltd., the Singapore based company specialising...
July 4th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Singapore, Singapore – Autonomous system experiments off Tuas Bay DATE: July 04, 2012 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore Autonomous system experiments off Tuas Bay From 3 August to 5 August, autonomous system...
July 4th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Cyprus aspirations become a reality!

Cyprus aspirations become a reality!
Alexandros N. Zenon, the Cyprus High Commissioner delivering his speech Since the 1st of July, Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union is a reality, and what a better way to celebrate this in London, at the most appropriate place with the most appropriate theme: art, art that heals, art...
July 4th, 2012 | News | Read More

What next for WISTA-Hellas?

What next for WISTA-Hellas?
Eleftheria Magiafi, Dorothea Ioannou – holding the Award, Rea Metropoulou and Anna-Maria Monogioudi Vocational Training Institute “IEK XINI” of Piraeus awards WISTA Hellas! The vocational training Institute “IEK XINI” based in Piraeus and offering many areas of vocational study, including...
July 4th, 2012 | Events, Maritime Education and Training, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

IMarEST’s Condition Based Maintenance Conference aims to move CBM up companies’ agenda

IMarEST’s Condition Based Maintenance Conference aims to move CBM up companies’ agenda
Removing obstacles to cultural change David Loosley Maritime condition monitoring technologies and methods, which permit a Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) regime, are becoming increasingly mature. Now it is essential to make the business case for the adoption of the approach rather than simply discussing...
July 4th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Technology | Read More

Bureau Veritas launches Wind Farm Service Ships guidance

Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has published guidance for designers and builders of Wind Farm Service Ships. Maxime Pachot, offshore service vessel manager at Bureau Veritas, says, “Although some of the existing Offshore Service Vessel fleet can perform the tasks necessary...
July 3rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: United States, Mississippi River, Louisiana – Gulf Intracoastal Waterway West Closure Complex Regulated Navigation Area United States, Mississippi River, Louisiana – Safety Zone established Singapore,...
July 3rd, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Australian Federal Court rules that FFA-linked ship arrest was not legally justified

 Australian Federal Court rules that FFA-linked ship arrest was not legally justified Justice Gordon of the Federal Court of Australia has ruled in the case of Transfield ER Futures Ltd v The Ship Giovanna Iuliano that ships cannot be arrested on the basis of claims relating to Forward Freight Agreements...
July 3rd, 2012 | Chartering | Read More

International Code for the Application of Fire Test Procedures (2010 FTP Code) mandatory from 1 July 2012

The FTP Code – 2012 edition Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) to make mandatory the International Code for the Application of Fire Test Procedures (2010 FTP Code) came into force on 1 July 2012, thereby enhancing the fire safety provisions onboard...
July 3rd, 2012 | Books, Safety and Security | Read More

SL16 And 29er Gold Medallists Venture Back For 2012 Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Worlds

Tuesday 3 July 2012 – The 2012 Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in Dublin, Ireland is set to welcome back 2011 gold medallists in the SL16 and 29er.  Martin Lowy and Kim Andrade (BRA) head to Dublin, Ireland to defend the SL16 title they comprehensively won in Zadar, Croatia...
July 3rd, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More