• 2017 March 7 17:15

    Norsafe wins Polar Code contract with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding BV

    Norsafe says it has signed a new contract with DAMEN Schelde Naval Shipbuilding BV to supply its IMO Polar Code compliant Life Saving Appliances (LSA) to an arctic supply and research vessel for the Australian Antarctic Division.

    It will be supplying two JYN-85 conventional lifeboats with LH-140 davits and two JYN-115 lifeboats with LH-185 davits to the vessel.

    This is the second order Norsafe has received for its specialist LSA winning its first Polar Code contract with the British Antarctic Survey Polar Research vessel “Sir David Attenborough” in November last year.

    “Winning these contracts is vindication for the huge amount of work carried out by the team here at Norsafe to ensure that our specialised LSA is adapted for the most extreme cold weather conditions,” said Erik Mostert, Project Manager, Technical - R/D.

    “We have to ensure our equipment will withstand at least ten days in the harsh Polar environment,” he added.

    In fact, Norsafe was the first LSA supplier to put its equipment through full scale tests and trials during a joint stakeholder SAR-EX (Search and Rescue) expedition in April 2016 with the Norwegian Coast Guard, Norwegian Maritime Authorities, Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authorities, ENI, DNV-GL and 5 different universities.

    Full scale tests and exercises have been performed in both simulated and realistic Polar conditions to document product performance. Specific risk analysis was also undertaken to assess and mitigate potential risks and to demonstrate compliance with the code.

    In April 2017 Norsafe will return to Spitzbergan, Norway, to participate in a second Polar Code trial arranged by the Norwegian Maritime Authority where a winterized Norsafe conventional lifeboat will undergo further tests to assess the adaptations and effectiveness in Polar conditions. This knowledge and expertise puts Norsafe at the forefront in reaching customers operating in Polar environments who require the utmost in reliability and safety.

    Norsafe Group has its headquarters in Arendal, Norway. Since 1903, Norsafe has produced over 28 000 boats. The company has a worldwide involvement that includes production, sales, delivery and service of lifesaving equipment for ships and the offshore industry.

    Over the past 25 years, Norsafe has supplied rescue boats, patrol boats and special boats for the military and professional markets, with deliveries to police, SAR, coast guard, customs and the marine, etc.

    Norsafe owns production and sales/service companies in Norway, China, Greece, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, USA, Japan, Brazil, Australia, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates and UK.

    In addition, Norsafe Group has a network of 45 authorised service partners spread across all continents, operating from 300 ports worldwide. 

    The company is a complete provider within maritime safety, also offering courses and training through Norsafe Academy, with state-of-the-art training facilities at the Port of Lavrion in Greece and at Rosendal in Norway.




2018 July 19

18:23 MPA and Port of Rotterdam Authority to continue cooperation in information exchange and R&D
18:14 DP World signs agreement to boost international trade
17:55 NIBULON launched second T3500 Project tug
17:32 IMO supports spill preparedness in the Northwest Pacific
17:10 ABB turbochargers support optimal performance and fuel efficiency for one of the world’s largest container ships
16:48 Escort vessel Yaroslav Mudriy of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet leaves port of Cyprus
16:21 Ocean Alliance - CMA CGM to reshuffle its CIMEX 6 service
15:59 Blagoveshchensk shipyard launched hydrographic vessel Aleksandr Rogotsky built for RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet
15:26 Austal USA opens new San Diego operations office
15:04 MABUX says high volatility remains in global bunker market
14:45 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 22.2 million tonnes of cargo in 6M'18, up 7.6% Y-o-Y
14:27 FSB Border Service explains its position as regards vessels owned by foreign entities and used by Russian fishermen
14:09 New CMA CGM's FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
14:02 The PORT OF KIEL invests in cargo handling and environmental technology
13:43 Season of icebreaker assistance in water area of port Sabetta is over from July 20
13:28 Coast Guard offloads approximately 8.5 tons of cocaine
13:04 CMA CGM: FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
12:55 NOVATEK shipped first LNG cargos to China
12:36 ILCA, Port of Amsterdam to host Chem Together meeting, Sept. 11
12:10 Fuel oil prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:42 State Duma approves Russian ships’ multiple crossings of State Border through notification procedure
11:19 CMA CGM to apply FAK rates for Asia-North Africa trades
10:54 Canada’s Davie Shipbuilding delivered first LNG-powered ferry to be built in North America
10:35 NYK establishes logistics JV for finished cars using automobile freight trains in India
10:03 New Port of Hamburg “Connection Compass 2018/19” has arrived
09:46 Brent Crude futures price down 0.18% to $72.77, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.12% to $67.67
09:14 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,688 points

2018 July 18

18:31 Naval Group posts H1 2018 performance results
18:00 BC Ferries announces sponsorship of the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre
17:36 DP World announces closing of Continental Warehousing Corporation (India) transaction
17:12 Marine Technics to participate in International Far East Maritime Show-2018
16:44 Oleg Bukin elected as Chairman of Tuapse Commercial Seaport BoD
16:23 Transocean and Chevron Australia ink 11-well contract
15:45 Stena Bulk positions itself in crude oil
15:19 Transocean announces 13-well contract for Transocean 712
14:57 AGCS issued Safety & Shipping Review 2018
14:43 Scandlines Helsingborg-Helsingör kicks off the holiday traffic season without delay
14:18 Intermarine UK promotes Portland Port to Government minister
14:00 Szczecin to become the capital of Baltic seaports in September
13:31 OHT to order ULSTEIN-designed heavy lift transport and installation vessel
12:59 Ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście announce 12-pct increase of cargo handling in HI’18
12:22 Dorian LPG confirms receipt of director nominations from BW LPG
11:50 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in HI’18 fell by 3.1% Y-o-Y to 53.8 million tonnes
11:25 TTS Colibri 3D compensated crane passes FAT
11:03 Overseas Shipholding Group places order for cemical tanker duo with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard
10:41 Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant launches Svetlyak-class patrol boat Balaklava
10:32 Brent Crude futures price down 0.35% to $71.91, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.36% to $66.92
10:16 ICS encouraged by IMO progress on 2020 global sulphur cap implementation issues
09:59 Bunker prices continue going down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:40 Throughput of Russian seaports in 6M’18 grew by 2.8% Y-o-Y to 394.8 million tonnes (detalization)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,721 points

2018 July 17

18:24 North P&I Club and 24Vision ink partnership agreement
18:07 Lockheed Martin awarded Navy's contract worth more than $450 million in FMS funding for MMSC project
17:55 TransContainer announced its operating results for the second quarter and the first half of 2018
17:27 Equinor buys shares for use in the group's Share saving plan
17:11 Vigor Marine LLC gets Navy's contract for USNS Mercy mid-term availability
16:56 Okskaya Sudoverf puts into operation Belmax 4, fourth non-self-propelled barge of Project ROB20
16:34 Prosafe awarded important contract in Brazil
15:47 Orsted opts for Tekmar's CPS for Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farm projects
15:28 Port of Rotterdam places a bee colony in the port area