WESMAR (Western Marine Electronics) of Woodinville, Wa. has announced the installation of their ABS design approved bow thruster for dynamic positioning on the 175 ft FSV Gulf Fury, the newest and fastest oil support vessel for Gulf Fleet of Lafayette, Louisiana. Gulf Fury, joins a fleet of 17 other Gulf Fleet vessels. “She is our first total ABS classed DPS-1 vessel. With this classification and with WESMAR’s V2-20 ABS design approved bow thruster, the Gulf Fury is viewed highly in the industry, creating opportunities for us around the world,” said Ryan Pecoraro, Technical Engineer and Project Manager for Gulf Fleet. Gulf Fury was built for deep water offshore work around platforms that are not attached to the sea bottom, traveling back and forth doing crew changes and carrying cargo for the rigs, 24 hours a day/7 days a week. This work requires close maneuvering in adverse conditions, and holding the boat true, and this is where the WESMAR bow thruster is of great value, says Pecoraro. “We believe WESMAR is the only stainless steel counter rotating dual prop bow thruster system to have ABS DP certification,” said Bob Sentz, Vice President of WESMAR’s Mechanical Division. The system on the Gulf Fury is a Model V2-20NS Vortex counter rotating, dual prop all stainless steel bow thruster, with a horsepower rating from 75 to 150 and the company anticipates similar approval soon for their V2-26 and V2-36 systems
Attorney for a Maine shipyard worker accused of setting a fire that caused $400 million in damage seeks to avoid grand jury indictment. Prosecutors say Casey James Fury, 24, of Portsmouth, N.H., confessed to setting a fire in May that damaged the Miami at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. They say he also confessed to setting a second fire in June near the submarine. In federal court documents filed this week, a judge granted a motion by Fury’s lawyer to extend the timetable for
Today in U.S. Naval History - October 23 1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf, a series of separate battles, begins with attacks on Japanese ships. 1983 - A suicide truck bomber attacks the Marine barracks at Beirut airport, Lebanon killing 241 (220 Marines, 18 Sailors and three soldiers) 1983 - Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada, West Indies) begins. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil
1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf, a series of separate battles, begins with attacks on Japanese ships. 1983 - A suicide truck bomber attacks the Marine barracks at Beirut airport, Lebanon killing 241 (220 Marines, 18 Sailors, and 3 soldiers) 1983 - Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada, West Indies) begins. (Source: Navy News Service)
1983 - A suicide truck bomber attacks the Marine barracks at airport, killing 241 (220 Marines, 18 Sailors, and 3 soldiers). 1983 - Operation Urgent Fury (, ) begins.
October 23, 1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf, a series of separate battles, begins with attacks on Japanese ships. 1983 - A suicide truck bomber attacks the Marine barracks at Beirut airport, Lebanon killing 241 (220 Marines, 18 Sailors, and 3 soldiers) 1983 - Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada, West Indies) begins. [Source: Source: www.history.navy.mil]
US Coast Guard cutter 'Munro' navigated shifting ice fields to close on Bering Sea fishing fleet, then rendered emergency medical help. While the weapons and operations departments were wrapping up the day’s second boarding, a radio call reached Munro’s bridge from fishing vessel Nordic Fury, then only three miles away. A member of their crew had suffered deep lacerations to his hand, which had been partially crushed freeing a net fouled in the vessel’s screws.
Crescent Towing/New Orleans captains received Citations of Merit awards on July 12 at the NOLA Port Safety Consul meeting. USCG Commanding Officer and Captain of the Port of New Orleans, Capt. Frank M. Paskewich, presented the award. The Crescent Towing Captains were recognized by the COTP because of the professional efforts put forth in face of Hurricane Katrina's fury. Award recipients include: Capt Arnona, Capt. Breaux, Capt. Cain, Capt. Cascio, Capt. Domangue, Capt. Doyle, Capt
October 21 1797 - Launching of USS Constitution at the Hartts Boston shipyard, Boston, Massachusetts. The ship is now the oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy. 1942 - British submarine lands CAPT Jerauld Wright, USN and four Army officers at Cherchel, French North Africa, to meet with a French military delegation to learn the French attitude toward future Allied landings. 1944 - Leyte Landings continue. October 22
Wave Dispersion Technologies (WDT) announced today it has received a contract from the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the delivery of two WhisprWave® Small Craft Intrusion Barriers (SCIB) to be installed at Dams in separate Illinois’ lake locations. The SCIB is designed to demarcate the marine port and/or dam security zone and impede hostile small crafts from penetrating it. The SCIB's modular construction is engineered to allow its use as a platform to mount a
This tug was built and delivered by Conrad Industries and is the sister vessel to Harley Marine Gulf’s tug, 'Lightning' (named after well-known cowboy movie '4-legged friends'). Both tugs are equipped with two Cummins K38M Tier II engines, along with Twin Disc MGX5321 reduction gears
'USS Miami', heavily damaged by an arsonist in May, will cost US$450 to fix, put back into service. The figure is about $50 million higher than the initial repair estimates, and the service admits it could change as much as an additional $45 million, or 10 percent, reports 'Navy Times'.
In his weekly address, President Barack Obama spoke of his commitment to helping the people of the Gulf Coast recover and rebuild from the BP oil spill that has threatened their livelihoods. On June 4, the President heard from local residents and small business owners about the hardships that they
Just when it seemed as though the U.S. Navy, which has served more than any other military sector as the budget whipping post in the post Cold War era, was positioned to attract long overdue funds, the budget rug was once again pulled. In proposing a Pentagon budget of $379 billion … a $48