Kings Point Superintendent Resigns
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood accepted the resignation of Rear Admiral Allen Worley, Superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., effective January 4, 2010.
Great Lakes Storm of 1913
In early November, 1913, a blizzard struck the U.S. Midwest and the Canadian province of Ontario. The Great Lakes storm of 1913 reached its highest intensity on November 9.
Launch of the SV Noordhoek Pathfinder
On Saturday 7 November 2009, the launch of the Noordhoek Pathfinder took place at the De Hoop Shipyard in Foxhol – The Netherlands. She is a 203.4-ft DPII ROV and Survey Support Vessel. The launching ceremony was officiated by Julia Anna Noordhoek, granddaughter of Leen Noordhoek and daughter of Cees Noordhoek, Directors of Noordhoek. The Noordhoek Pathfinder is currently undergoing the final stages of installation and commissioning of the crane and survey spread prior to commencing sea trials.
Wärtsilä Ship Design Contract for 12 Vessels
Wärtsilä, ship power system integrator, has signed a ship design contract with Pipavav Shipyard of India. The contract calls for a total of 12 Offshore Supply Vessels (OSVs) to be designed by Wärtsilä and built by Pipavav, for delivery to ONGC - Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd, which is the largest oil and gas producer in India. The yard is scheduled to begin production of the first seven vessels in the first quarter of 2010.
The Ulstein Hybrid Propulsion Concept
Ulstein Group has designed and built two new anchor handling and offshore support vessels with a new breed of hybrid propulsion system for shipowner Olympic Shipping. The new Ulstein hybrid propulsion concept has taken the potential of the rather complex hybrid propulsion concept to completely new levels of performance. The Ulstein hybrid propulsion concept combines the best properties of both DE and DM into one system.
EU NAVFOR, PLA Anti-Piracy Cooperation
On 7/8th November EU NAVFOR was invited to participate in a meeting organized by the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) to discuss clarifying areas of responsibility…
EPA Grant Could Help Vessel Operators
A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program is receiving proposals for grants to be used to reduce emissions from existing diesel engines used in various transportation modes…
Foreign Flagged Ferry for Pacific NW Route
WSF is the world’s largest ferry system based on the number of vehicles carried each year and the third largest in the world based on the 23,000,000 passengers served each year.
Longest Range Pirate Attack off Somalia
Around noon local time, 9 November 2009 the BW Lion, a Hong Kong flagged, 160,000 tons and 1,083-ft Crude Oil Tanker was attacked by pirates in two fast attack skiffs in the Indian Ocean…
Offshore Contract for Noble Denton and GL
Noble Denton and Germanischer Lloyd (GL) will support European leading utilities cooperative Trianel GmbH with technical support and project management of its 400 MW offshore wind farm Borkum West II.
ABB, Fincantieri Reduce Port Emissions
ABB, power and automation technology group, and Fincantieri, Italian merchant and naval shipbuilder, have signed an agreement to collaborate on the construction…
Medina Int’l Acquires Harbor Guard Boats
Medina International Holdings, Inc. (Pink Sheets: MIHI), a manufacturer of specialized search and rescue boats, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Harbor Guard Boats, Inc.
Nordic American Tanker Shipping Q3 Report
On or about December 4, Nordic American Tanker Shipping (NAT) will pay a dividend for the 49th consecutive quarter since the first three vessels were delivered to…
EU NAVFOR Transfers Suspected Pirates
On 27 October 2009 a French Fishing Vessel was attacked by pirates in two attack skiffs. Her embarked military Vessel Protection Detachment (VPD) fired warning shots…
This Day in Coast Guard – Nov. 10
1775-The Second Continental Congress passed a resolution to create a "Corps of Marines." Although they were disbanded in 1783 and were not "re-established" permanently until 11 July 1798…
This Day in Naval History – Nov. 10
1775 - Congress votes to raise two battalions of Continental Marines, establishing the Marine Corps. 1941 - U.S.