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  • BMW Car Engine to Become a Marine Outboard
    BMW’s twin turbo, three-liter diesel engine may soon be taking to the water.A pilot study looking for ways to convert the popular car engine for marine use is being carried out by product development specialist Semcon in cooperation with engine manufacturer Cimco Marine.Together…
  • Oliver Design to Showcase Projects at Navalia
    Oliver Design will be showcasing some of its latest projects on its stand at the Navalia trade fair, which runs from May 22 to 24 , in Vigo (Spain).Recent projects from the Spanish firm, which specializes in naval design and architecture, include…
  • US Questions COSCO's Long Beach Terminal Takeover
    A U.S. national security review has raised concerns about a takeover by China's COSCO Shipping Holdings Co of a large container terminal in Long Beach, California, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.The terminal is part of COSCO's planned…
  • Tanker Spills Oil in Louisiana
    A Dutch flagged product tanker has reportedly discharged 2,600 gallons of heavy fuel oil into the Mississippi River near Norco, La., Monday. The cause of the spill is under investigation.The U.S. Coast Guard said it is responding to the incident…
  • USS Portland Commissioned
    The U.S. Navy commission its newest amphibious transport dock ship during a ceremony Saturday, April 21, at the Port of Portland, Marine Terminal 2 in Portland, Ore.Built by Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., USS Portland (LPD 27) is…
  • Video: Tugboat Captain Medevaced
    The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an ailing tugboat captain Sunday from the vessel Willy Landers one mile east of Satellite Beach, Fla.Coast Guard watchstanders in Jacksonville, Fla. received a call from a crewmember of the 75-foot towing vessel at approximately 12:30 a.m.…
  • ExxonMobil Rolls Out New Hydraulic Oils
    ExxonMobil said its new Mobil SHC Aware HS (Hydraulic System) Series hydraulic oils are specially formulated to offer excellent protection, even in marine operating environments. The oils meet the U.S. Vessel General Permit (VGP) requirements for Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants…
  • Baltic Index Near 15-week High
    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose on Monday to near 15-week highs, boosted by rising rates for capesize vessels. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize…
  • Trump's Revenge: US Oil Floods Europe, Hurting OPEC, Russia
    U.S. supplies to Europe set for all-time high in April; on course to overtake Russia, Saudi. As OPEC's efforts to balance the oil market bear fruit, U.S. producers are reaping the benefits - and flooding Europe with a record amount of crude.
  • SSY: Atlantic Capesize Index Gain by 2,041 Points
    Shipbrokers Simpson, Spence and Young's Atlantic Capesize Index down by 2,041 points in the week ending Monday to 7,323. "Led by gains on trans-Atlantic routes, the SSY Atlantic Capesize Index to the highest level since the second week of January at 7,323 points, up by 2,041 points week-on-week.
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23 JUN 2016 - TAIWAN MOVES ON $14.7B INDIGENOUS SHIPBUILDING, UPGRADE PROJECTS. TAIWAN NAVY ACCEPTS NEW CATAMARAN

The Taiwanese Navy announced 12 new shipbuilding and force modernization programs covering a 23-year period at roughly $14.7 billion on Monday. This indigenous build effort is part of an overall plan to wean Taiwan off expensive and politically troublesome US defense acquisitions — which often consist of refurbished older platforms — and develop a robust defense industry on the island.

SOURCE: DEFENSENEWS
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16 APR 2016 - SECOND OF EIGHT SINGAPORE-DESIGNED AND BUILT WARSHIPS LAUNCHED

Singapore has launched another littoral mission vessel (LMV), Sovereignty, the second of eight new warships that will eventually replace the Navy's older Fearless-class patrol vessels.

Sovereignty is expected to be operationally ready by next year (2017), after its combat systems are installed and it undergoes sea trials. The others are expected to be operational by 2020.

The eight LMVs will do the work previously required by 11 patrol vessels, which have been in service for about 20 years. They also require at least 10 per cent less manpower.

Pan Delta Controls is proud to be a supplier for the LMV project. 

SOURCE: THE STRAITS TIMES
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14 APR 2016 - KEPPEL SINGMARINE TO DELIVER HIGH-SPECIFICATION DERRICK LAY VESSEL TO MCDERMOTT 

Keppel Singmarine, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), will soon deliver a high-specification deepwater derrick lay vessel to Hydro Marine Services, a subsidiary of McDermott International (McDermott).

The derrick lay vessel, which is built to Keppel's proprietary design, was named DLV 2000 during a ceremony held earlier today. The first project she will be deployed for is the INPEX Ichthys Liquefied Natural Gas project in offshore Western Australia.

Pan Delta Controls is proud to have supplied the NAV1560DC-NLP Navigation Light Panel and Hospital Call System which fulfills Safe Return to Port requirements for this vessel.

SOURCE: KEPPEL CORPORATION
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31 DEC 2015 - TAIWAN NAVY ACCEPTS NEW CATAMARAN

The Taiwan Navy received the first prototpe of the stealthy Tuo Jiang class catamaran corvettes (PGG 618). The new 500-ton vessel completed a year of testing, with plans to build 11 follow-on ships after the prototype's evaluation is completed. 

The media tour of the ship confirmed that other foreign companies participated as suppliers; including Florida-based Hose-McCann Communications, Singapore-based Pan Delta Controls, Korea-based Master Clock Systems, Garmin International, Germany-based MTU Marine and UK-based Scott Safety. 

SOURCE: DEFENSENEWS
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03 JUL 2015 - SINGAPORE LAUNCHES FIRST INDEPENDENCE-CLASS LITTORAL MISSION VESSEL (LMV)

Singapore has launched the first of eight Littoral Mission Vessels (LMVs) on order for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN).

The vessel, Independence , was launched on 3 July at ST Marine's shipyard in Benoi in a ceremony presided over by Singapore's defence minister Ng Eng Hen.

Pan Delta Controls is proud to be a supplier for the LMV project. 

SOURCE: IHS JANE'S NAVY INTERNATIONAL
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