September 30, 2014—Crowley Maritime Corporation’s solutions group has received the first two of potentially four, new heavy-lift, ballastable deck barges (HDBs) for use by clients in the Asia-Pacific region. The new barges will be contracted and managed from the company’s recently opened Singapore office. They will allow Crowley to better support regional customers in the oil and gas mining; Engineering, Construction and Procurement Management (ECPM); and Engineering, Procurement, Installation and Commissioning (EPIC) industries who are increasingly embarking on large-scale onshore and offshore projects.
Baton Rouge to get LNG fueling and liquefaction facility
Tenaska NG Fuels, LLC and Waller Marine, Inc. are to develop, construct, own and operate what they say will be Louisiana’s first natural gas liquefaction and fueling facility along the New Orleans-Baton Rouge Mississippi River corridor with access to the Gulf of Mexico.
ClassNK releases report on MOL Comfort investigation
A report on the structural safety of large containerships has now been released by the investigative panel set up by classification society ClassNK following the June 2013 casualty that saw the five year old containership MOL Comfort break in two.
HamiltonJet units for world’s largest fast crewboat
The 70 m, DP2 class semi-SWATH catamaran is capable of carrying 150 passengers and 14 crew, along with130 metric tons of deck cargo, in up to 40 knot winds and seas of 3 m wave heights.
Astilleros Gondan wins passenger boat order
The vessel will be equipped with two electric motors of 48 V and 7.5 kW maximum for comfortable, low noise navigation, and is designed to be operated with a crew of two, sailing in continuous periods over at least 15 miles a day at an average speed of no less than 4 knots, in compliance with regulations for navigation in port or calm waters.