Riding Out the Economic Cycle
The roll call of countries and regions now declaring themselves in recession keeps growing, and credible economists around the world offer little hope for relief in the short term.
CNOOC Growth Continues in 2009
On Jan. 20, CNOOC Limited announced its business strategy and development plan for year 2009. The total targeted net production of the company in 2009 is 225-231…
Class Action, Ethanol Blend Boat Fuel
Exxon, Chevron, Conoco Phillips, BP and Shell, all defendants in a proposed Florida class action lawsuit, were dealt a huge blow on Jan. 20 when a Federal Court…
Northrop Grumman Launches Sub
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NSYE:NOC) reached a milestone by launching the Virginia-class submarine New Mexico (SSN 779) at the company's Shipbuilding sector in Newport News, Va, on Jan. 22. "Launching a ship is always a proud moment for the shipbuilders and crew," said Becky Stewart, vice president of submarine programs for Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding-Newport News. On January 15, shipbuilders used a transfer car system to move the 7…
Comark Expands EnduraShock Panels
Comark Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of custom computer solutions for the marine and military markets, expanded its portfolio of MIL qualified computer and display products with the availability of the EnduraShock™ 1900 Operator Interface Panel. The EnduraShock 1900 is a bulkhead-mounted modular computer and display unit designed to meet military specifications. The display is a 250 NIT, 19” diagonal LCD. An optional 1000 NIT LED backlit LCD is available for sunlight readability.
Evac’s New Quiet Flush Toilets
One of the main complaints from passengers onboard cruise ships and cruise-ferries relates to the noise generated by the flushing of vacuum toilets, which can cause considerable disturbance, especially at night-time. Helsinki-based Evac Oy has come up with a solution to this problem with its recently launched Evac 910 vacuum toilet. As the result of the incorporation of a new patented quick relief valve…
Untested Brackets Tied to Fatal Accident
According to a report from the Yomiuri Shimbun, a 95 ft long, 3 ft wide iron gangway, which was connected to a car carrier that was under construction, collapsed…
Hearing on Piracy
The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will hold a hearing on February 4 on International Piracy on the High Seas.
MARAD Recycles 3 More Ships
The U. S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has signed fee-for-service contracts to recycle three more of its obsolete ships. Two ships, the…
LaHood, 16th U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Ray H. LaHood became the sixteenth U.S. Secretary of Transportation just before 1:00 p.m. on Jan. 23. LaHood was joined for an official swearing-in ceremony in his new office by his wife Kathy…
DHS Secretary Visits Coast Guard
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano visited Coast Guard Headquarters, on Jan. 22, to receive briefings from the service's senior leaders and to tour the Coast Guard's National Command Center. The Coast Guard was the first component agency of the department Napolitano visited following her swearing-in Wednesday as the department's third secretary. Napolitano was greeted by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad.
STX Europe Delivers Passenger Ferry for Brittany Ferries
Car-passenger ferry Armorique was delivered on Jan. 26 from STX Europe's Helsinki yard in Finland to the French operator Brittany Ferries. The vessel is worth approximately 110 million euro and has given some 700 manyears of work for the yard. The new type of ferry has been developed by STX Europe in close cooperation with Brittany Ferries. She will be particularly fuel efficient as well as environmentally-friendly by keeping CO2 emissions to a minimum.
Diana Shipping Time Charter, M/V Calipso
Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, has entered into a time charter contract with Cargill International S.A.…
Star Bulk FFA Transactions, Private Placement
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (Nasdaq: SBLK), a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes announced that the company has sold contracts…
This Day in Naval History – Jan. 27
1942 - USS Gudgeon is first US sub to sink enemy submarine in action, Japanese I-173. 1945 - Commissioning of USS Higbee (DD-806), first U.S. Navy ship named after women member of U.S. Navy.