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B.C., N.S. Lobby for Competing Shipbuilding Bids

According to a report from The Chronicle Herald, the week before last Nova Scotia unveiled a plan to lobby Ottawa on behalf of Irving Shipbuilding Inc.’s Halifax Shipyard, all in a bid to win a $35b contract to build 20 navy ships over 30 years. In an effort to compete with that bid, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark announced that she will go to Ottawa to promote the bid by Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd.   Source: The Chronicle Herald  


Goff Named NSRP Navy Program Manager

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A new NSRP Navy Program Manager  has been selected. Christy Goff, currently at TEAM Subs (PMS 450), will serve as NSRP Navy Program Manager, replacing Connie Bowling, who retired in December after 40-plus years of Department of Defense service. The NSRP Blue Ribbon Panel will be convening the week of January 27-31 to review and recommend the project portfolio for selection by the Executive Control Board next month


Klevan President & CEO of SeaKeepers Society

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Following a unanimous board decision, the International SeaKeepers Society welcomed Dean C. Klevan as its new President and CEO.  Klevan joins SeaKeepers following a distinguished career in the financial services industry.  Most recently, he was the President of the Coral Gables Trust Company, an institution he helped to found. Klevan also served in senior positions with Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, and Citicorp in the United States and abroad


Seaspan Breaks Ground on $200m Shipyard Modernization Project

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A groundbreaking ceremony today at Vancouver Shipyards, in North Vancouver marks a significant milestone in the re-development of the shipyard into a world-class facility that will build a new generation of vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy. Construction will result in the completion of four new fabrication buildings, a shipbuilding gantry crane and a load-out pier.  Seaspan will invest approximately $200 million into the yard to deliver outstanding value to


Russia Shuts Greenpeace Out of Arctic Sea Route

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The Russian government has reportedly denied permission for the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise to enter the increasingly busy Northern Sea Route (NSR), despite the ship having fulfilled all the requirements for such an entry. Greenpeace International beleives the decision is an attempt to prevent it from exposing the activities of Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft. Multiple vessels contracted by Rosneft and U.S


Aurora LNG Submits Canada Export Bid

British Columbia’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) proposal at Grassy Point near Prince Rupert has filed its export application with Canada's National Energy Board (NEB). "Aurora LNG is moving forward with their plans to export B.C.'s natural gas to new markets overseas," said Premier Christy Clark. "This marks another step towards realizing the transformative opportunity LNG presents us. Aurora LNG's commitment to building this new industry will create jobs and


USS Asheville Departs for Western Pacific

Sailors aboard nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758) said farewell to friends and family members just before departing San Diego for a Western Pacific deployment, Aug. 1. Commanding Officer Cmdr. Scott Swehla said this deployment is the culmination of 18 months of hard work and preparation. He said he is confident that the boat and crew will execute their missions successfully. “USS Asheville,” said Swehla


Rodriguez: Small Yard Can Do

Joey Rodriguez was visiting one of the Gulf Coast�s major shipyards recently. Admiring the huge expanse of space with its several big Manitowoc cranes capable of lifting many tons, he commented to the yard’s CEO, “I am intimidated by all the equipment and space that you have here.” To which the CEO responded, “And I am intimidated by what you are able to build without all this equipment and space.”This exchange sums up the respect that Rodriguez has earned over the years for the


2012 Annual ASNE Award Winners

Each year, the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) celebrates excellence in naval engineering by recognizing individuals who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in one or more facets of the industry. ASNE is pleased to announce the recipients of the following prestigious awards: 2012 Gold Medal Award (Engineering) Recipient - RADM Thomas J. Eccles, USN Presented annually since 1958, the Gold Medal is given to an individual who has made a significant naval engineering


 
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