Salvage and marine firefighting
On New Year’s Eve, 2008, the US Coast Guard issued its long-awaited regulations regarding salvage and marine firefighting. While there are various points of criticism, overall the rulemaking is an excellent advance over the current situation of preparing in advance for marine casualties that implicate salvage and firefighting. The owners or operators of a tank vessel that carries or is designed to carry Group I-IV oils as cargo in bulk has until July 1…
CMA CGM America Finance Appointments
CMA CGM (America) LLC announced that Caroline Brown has joined the company as Manager, Audit and Cost Control. In her position, Caroline will be responsible for monitoring and controlling the company’s operational costs throughout the United States. Prior to joining CMA CGM, Caroline worked in various finance positions with Bourbon, an international leader in marine services based in Marseilles, France.
Veripos Extends Positioning Networks
Worldwide GNSS positioning specialist Veripos of Aberdeen has further extended its North American and Far East multi-source regional networks with the establishment…
Zodiac Lifeboats at Cruise Shipping Miami
Zodiac recently introduced two new products specifically developed for the cruise ship industry: stacking container design and an extended-service life raft. Zodiac will attend Cruise Shipping Miami 2009 from March 17 to 19, on the French Pavilion, booth 1058. Zodiac has developed a full range of life rafts in sizes from 6 to 150 persons that meet International specifications and standards (SOLAS) as adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Crowley Receives Safety Award
Crowley Maritime Corporation was recognized recently when Signal Mutual presented Crowley with their Gerald H. Halpin Safety Excellence Award at Signal's board of directors meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz. The award honors companies, insured by Signal, that demonstrate initiative and outstanding safety performance. Joe Roach, Signal's administration president, who presented the award to Crowley Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President Bill Pennella…
Northrup Contract for Interrogator Sets
Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a $16m contract from the U.S. Navy for production of five additional AN/UPX-24(V) interrogator sets for the U.S. Navy and the Australian Navy.
Lakes Shipping Down for 2008
A 40% drop in cargo movement in December wiped out earlier gains and produced a 3% decrease in U.S.-Flag shipping on the Great Lakes in 2008. The 101 million net…
Public Meeting, Notice of Arrival & Departure
The U.S. Coast Guard will hold a public meeting scheduled for March 5, at Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 2nd St., SW, Washington, from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. to accept…
Zodiac Introduces Trade in Program
Zodiac of North America, Inc., manufacturer of inflatable boats and rigid-hull inflatable boats (RIBs), announced a trade-in program for Avon and Zodiac jet-tenders…
Dryships, Nordea Bank Agreement
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services, announced on Feb.
Wärtsilä Opens Workshop in Taranto
Wärtsilä has increased its range of engineering services available in Italy with the opening of a new workshop in Taranto, a commercial and military hub in the Puglia region of Southern Italy. Relocation to the new, larger facility provides a more suitable base from which to develop its offering in the region. The new workshop is equipped to perform overhauling services for diesel and gas engines. It is implemented in full compliance with the latest Wärtsilä workshops standards.
Segregated Ballast Tanks of Oil Tankers
The IMO issued a circular providing guidance on implementation of Assembly Resolution A.747(18) on application of tonnage measurement of segregated ballast tanks in oil tankers.
WA Oil Transfer Rules Protect Waters
In September 2006, state lawmakers directed Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) to adopt stringent oil transfer rules after 4,700 gallons of heavy fuel oil…
Bourbon 2008 & 4Q Revenue Report
"Bourbon's performance for the year 2008 reflects strong growth in the offshore activities, keeping pace with deliveries of new vessels, with the renewal of old…
This Day in Naval History
1862 - SecNav directs formation of organization to evaluate new inventions and technical development which eventually led to National Academy of Science. 1971 - U.S.