GulfMark Offshore to file for Chapter 11; Consortium plans to 3D print a propeller

GulfMark Offshore to file for Chapter 11
GulfMark Offshore to file for Chapter 11
May 16, 2017 — GulfMark Offshore, Inc. says it will file a voluntary chapter 11 bankruptcy filing on or before May 21, 2017. The company said it has reached a restructuring agreement with holders of approximately 47% of the company’s unsecured 6.375% senior notes due 2022.

Consortium plans to 3D print a propeller
Marking a major step forward in the application of 3D printing techniques in the maritime sector, Damen Shipyards Group has entered a cooperative consortium with RAMLAB, propeller manufacturer Promarin, Autodesk and Bureau Veritas.
World’s first ME-GIE engine runs successfully on ethane

The world’s first ME-GIE two-stroke engine has successfully passed gas trials on board the Gaschem Beluga, an LEG (liquefied ethylene gas) carrier, while sailing between Houston and the Bahamas.
VIDEO: Cunard’s Queen Victoria gets a new lido deck

Cunard’s 964.5 ft, 2,014 passenger Queen Victoria is currently in dry dock at Fincantieri’s Palermo, Sicily, shipyard for what Cunard says is a “partial” refit.
Foss Maritime names Grant Johnson VP HSQE

He will be responsible for overseeing, growing and strengthening HSQE performance in support of Foss’ culture of safety and comes to Foss from TechnipFMC.
ClassNK subsidiary launches bunker fuel analysis service

NKCS’s Bunker Fuel Oil Analysis Service provides an oil analysis report for the properties of bunker fuel oil based on the ISO8217 Standard with advice such as oil heating and purification.
Ballast water sampling and analysis made easier

The Satake designed and developed “Viable Organism Analyzer (VOA1000)” can detect the number of viable organisms in the ballast water, based on ballast water discharge standard (D-2) of the Ballast Water Management Convention.
Bollinger Algiers adds 4,000-ton lift dry dock

Bollinger Shipyards has announced the arrival of the floating dry dock Mrs. Jody at its Bollinger Algiers facility.