Pollution control continues at site of Grande America sinking

Bad weather conditions pervaded the Bay of Biscay over the weekend, but pollution control operations at the sinking site of Conro Grande America (IMO 9130937) continued on March 17th. BSAA Argonaute and VN Sapeur have been  chartered by the French Navy as well and are working alongside VN Partisan...


American Queen river cruiser gets stretched at Gulf Island

The Kanesville Queen was cut in half to receive a new 60' midsection and become the American Countess. American Queen Steamboat Co. photo

The Kanesville Queen was sliced in half, bulked up and just put back together on its way to becoming American Queen Steamboat Co.’s fourth vessel, the American Countess, the company said.

The transformation at Gulf Island Shipyards, Houma, La., added a 60’ midbody to the 24-year-old casino boat that originally measured 257’x78’x14’. The 245-passenger overnight paddle wheeler is expected to start cruising the Mississippi River April 5, 2020, and later the Ohio and Tennessee rivers.

“The American...


VAHLE receives massive order from Adani Group

The Adani Group, biggest private port operator in India, has placed an order on VAHLE for the retrofit of 18 aisles and 15 RTG for the port of Kattupalli India. The project includes 3 kms of the 4-pole vCONDUCTOR U35 conductor system as well as 3 km of positioning system. The modification including commissioning is planned for late summer 2019.

In the meantime, the Adani Group has commissioned the retrofit of 14 further aisles.

The Trimotion system is remote control ready and only the vCOM data...


The Nautical Institute Announces Singapore Annual Conference

The Singapore branch of The Nautical Institute announced today, it will be hosting its annual conference on May 15, 2019 in Singapore.

Over 150 professionals from the maritime industry will attend the third edition of the conference which will be held at the Suntec City Convention Centre.

The Guest of Honour, Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), will be gracing the event and delivering the inaugural speech. 

Captain Nick Nash, President of The Nautical...


Brest : Une plateforme de simulation de secours en mer

Brest : Une plateforme de simulation de secours en mer
Marine Marchande
Formation et Emploi

Le centre de simulation en santé (Cesim) installé à la faculté de médecine de Brest inaugurait lundi 18 mars son nouvel équipement : une plateforme de secours en mer pour la formation des professionnels de santé et plus largement de tous les acteurs du secours en mer.

Dans la salle de simulation, installée au sous-sol de la faculté de médecine, les voix sont couvertes par le vacarme du bruit du moteur d’hélicoptère, des ventilateurs sont en action,...


Wight Leading Environmental Stewardship with Hybrid Explorer Vessel

U.K. shipbuilder Wight Shipyard Co is continuing to build on its solid reputation in the commercial ferry build sector by becoming involved with a new company set up to build the most capable and efficient explorer vessels available on the market.

Arksen is developing, building and supporting semi-autonomous, hybrid explorer vessels, responsibly designed from the ground up to have the least impact on the environment and take adventurers to the most inaccessible corners of the world’s oceans.



Marines’ CH-53E Helos Seeing Sharp Uptick in Readiness, Amid Replacement’s Testing Delays

Marines’ CH-53E Helos Seeing Sharp Uptick in Readiness, Amid Replacement’s Testing Delays

The CH-53K King Stallion lifts a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, January 18, 2018. The purpose of this exercise was to show the Capabilities of the CH-53K. US Marine Corps photo.

THE PENTAGON – Amid ongoing testing challenges and delays in the Marine’s CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter program, the legacy CH-53E fleet is seeing its highest reliability in decades and is focused on modernization efforts to keep it ready through 2031 or beyond.

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