ALPHA HELIX

Type Date of Build FlagValue RegisterValue Port of Regestry
Special Purpose Vessel Feb 1 1966 12:00AM United States of America SEATTLE, WA
IMO Number Official Number Call Sign
6600905 WSD7078
Legnth Breadth Gross tonnage Net tonnage Deadweight tonnage
34.4424 9.4488 433 129 0

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A Killing at Sea Implicates the Armed Forces in Lawless Venezuela

A Killing at Sea Implicates the Armed Forces in Lawless Venezuela

10 hours ago
Around midnight on February 23, Eulalio Bravo, a marine electrician, was dozing in his rack aboard the San Ramon, an oil tanker anchored off the coast of Venezuela.Suddenly, he heard footsteps pounding along the passageway outside. His captain, Jaime Herrera, cried for help."Be still!" an unfamiliar voice ordered.A gun fired.By the time Bravo and eight other shipmates emerged to see what had happened, the captain lay dead, a gunshot in the back of his head. Herrera's stateroom had been pillaged, drawers flung open, his bunk overturned. The killers were gone, as were thousands of dollars the captain kept under lock and key, according to crew members interviewed by Reuters.
Mitigating Underwater Noise

Mitigating Underwater Noise

10 hours ago
Noise Control Engineering, LLC (NCE) recently completed an underwater radiated noise study for Washington State Ferries (WSF), a study which entailed measurement of nine vessels representing all seven operating classes of WSF vessels, quantifying noise, potential impacts to orcas and other marine life, and methods of reducing noise.“With the increasing awareness of underwater noise impacts on marine life, both globally and locally in the Northwest, WSF is interested in learning more about how their operations may impact marine life,” said Jesse Spence, President, NCE.
Cruising Pause Has Major Impact on Florida's Economy

Cruising Pause Has Major Impact on Florida's Economy

7 hours ago
The cruise industry has certainly been among businesses hardest hit by the economic impacts of COVID-19. But the industry-rocking fallout extends well beyond the cruise lines themselves, extending through cities throughout Florida where canceled sailings are resulting in loss of revenue to public ports, government at all levels, and private companies that do business with cruise lines.These conclusions are contained in the latest Fact Finding 30 report that was released today by Fact Finding Officer Commissioner Louis E. Sola, of the Federal Maritime Commission.
Sanmar Delivers Tug Pair to Scotland

Sanmar Delivers Tug Pair to Scotland

7 hours ago
Earlier this month Sanmar Shipyards delivered a pair of Robert Allan Ltd. designed terminal support/escort tugs to Orkney Islands Council Marine Services, in Scotland. The unique and historical names Odin of Scapa and Thor of Scapa were chosen by a widely supported, local voting exercise launched by the Council in November of 2019. The two 32-meter newbuilds are replacing two of the three tugs currently operated by the owners.The RAstar 3200-SX tugs are purposely designed with a shallower draft than other comparable high-performance escort tugs and incorporate considerable input and collaboration with Sanmar.
oneTank BWTS Gains US Coast Guard Type Approval

oneTank BWTS Gains US Coast Guard Type Approval

9 hours ago
oneTank, LLC has been granted a U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Approval (162.060/35/0), completing the suite of international approvals required for its ballast water treatment system.The oneTank ballast system is a simple, low-cost treatment option intended for vessels that do not need a complex solution. The system was developed to simplify the installation and treatment of the tanker aftpeak tank, an ideal “one or a few tanks” application. With an arrangement footprint of just two square-feet, it is a great fit for workboats where space and power are severely limited.