Wärtsilä, Tarbit to Convert Tanker to LNG Ops
Wärtsilä has signed a turnkey contract with Tarbit Shipping of Sweden to convert a product tanker to LNG propulsion, and to supply the ship with a Wärtsilä LNGPac system for the safe and convenient storage of LNG onboard. This is the first order for a Wärtsilä LNGPac system. The 25,000 dwt product tanker 'Bit Viking' is operated by Statoil along the Norwegian coastline, and the conversion will enable…
GE Provides LM2500 Gas Turbine Modules for U.S. Navy
GE Marine reports that its LM2500 aeroderivative marine gas turbines will be used to power the United States Navy’s new Flight IIA Arleigh Burke-class destroyers.
Sperry Marine Nav Systems for Italian Superyachts
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected to supply the bridge navigation systems for two new superyachts under construction by Italian yachtbuilder…
Tugboats Keep Iceberg from Hitting Oil Drilling Platforms
According to an August 31 report from the New York Daily News, eight tug boats pulled an iceberg the size of a football field off the coast of Greenland away from oil drilling platforms.
Rigs' Parts Lack Third-Party Endorsements
According to an Associated Press report from August 31, the equipment failures blamed for the Gulf oil spill might have been detected if the owners of the Deepwater…
Coast Guard Holds Decommission LORAN Station Caribou
The Coast Guard is holding a decommissioning ceremony for its Long Range Aids to Navigation (LORAN) Station in Caribou, Maine, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. The LORAN…
Morton Joins Telemar Sales Group in U.S.
Paul Morton has worked for 30 + years in the Marine and Offshore Industry in the Gulf Coast. Morton’s last 18 years were with a major worldwide SOLAS navigation electronics firm.
INTERTANKO Applauds U.S. Legal Outcome on Piracy Case
INTERTANKO applauds the result of a plea bargaining agreement in the U.S. whereby a Somali national, who a few weeks ago escaped trial when a U.S. federal judge…
Kongsberg Forms Research Group to Optimize Simulator
Kongsberg Maritime AS, Simulation & Training has made an agreement with the Research Council of Norway to form a user-directed research program called SIMAR - Simulation of Demanding Maritime Operations - which is aimed at improving simulation training by enhancing focus on human factors. The main goal of the research project is to obtain new and improved knowledge of human factors in a learning environment based on simulated complex maritime operations…
McAllister Joins Marine Response Alliance
The directors of Marine Response Alliance LLC (MRA or Alliance) announced that McAllister Towing and Transportation Co., Inc. (McAllister) has joined the MRA as a full and equal member. McAllister is now united with the other MRA member companies—Crowley Marine Services, Inc. (Crowley), Marine Pollution Control Corporation (MPC), Titan Maritime LLC (Titan) and Marine Hazard Response (MHR) (a joint venture of Wild Well Control, Inc.
This Day in Coast Guard History – September 1
1789-An act of Congress provided for the registering and clearing of vessels and the regulation of the coastwise trade, thus laying the foundation of American navigation laws which…
This Day in Naval History – September 1
1925 - CDR John Rodgers and crew of 4 in PN-9 run out of fuel on first San Francisco to Hawaii flight. Landing at sea, they rigged a sail and set sail for Hawaii. 1941 - U.S.
TRAC Ecological Products Represented by PAC West
TRAC Ecological Products, manufacturer of environment-friendly products for onboard equipment cleaning and maintenance, has appointed Pac-West Marketing to represent…
Keppel AmFELS Delivers Second Rowan Rig
Keppel AmFELS L.L.C., the U.S. wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), is on track to deliver the second of four EXL rigs to Rowan Drilling Companies, Inc.
Are You Inadvertently Operating on Different AIS Channel?
Between July 27 and August, 2010, while conducting development testing of its Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS), the Coast Guard inadvertently tele-commanded most AIS users transiting the Eastern United States between lower Connecticut and North Carolina to switch to AIS frequencies other than the AIS default frequencies (161.975 MHz - Channel 87B - 2087 and 162.025 MHz - Channel 88B - 2088).
Honda Marine Customer Satisfaction Index Award
Honda Marine announced that it has received the Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction for outboard engines in 2010 from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). This award marks the seventh consecutive year that Honda Marine has secured the honor. The NMMA will formally recognize this year’s award recipients at the upcoming International Boat Builder's Exhibition (IBEX) show and conference…
Hurricane Earl Scatters Cruise Ships in Caribbean
According to an August 30 report from USA Today, a growing Hurricane Earl has already forced a half dozen cruise ships carrying more than 20,000 vacationers to switch…
Cummings Requests Further BP Investigation
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07), a senior member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a request to Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) on August 30…
GCS Offers Continuing Ed Credit
As an education partner of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Governor Control Systems (GCS) is authorized by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to offer CEU credits for the Woodward Training Program. Approximately 42 states require engineers to earn CEUs to maintain their Professional Engineer (P.E.) licenses. The IACET CEU is the hallmark for quality in continuing education and training.
New Navy Contracts
EnerSys Energy Products, Inc., Warrensburg, Mo., is being awarded a $17,816,784 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the design…