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Raymarine to Relocate U.S. Headquarters

Raymarine is relocating its U.S. headquarters. Raymarine will be moving from its Nashua, New Hampshire location to new offices at 21 Manchester Street in Merrimack, New Hampshire. The company will be fully situated at the new location on April 11th. "We had a number of goals in mind when selecting the location of our new U.S. headquarters," said Terry Carlson, president, Raymarine. "We wanted a building that was more reflective of the caliber of our products and the Raymarine corporate image, as well as one that would offer us greater efficiencies. It was also very important that we remain in the New Hampshire area for our employees and our customers. We are thrilled to have found a new home that met all of our requirements and we're looking forward to conducting business from our new address." The company's Merrimack facilities will satisfy the organization's future space requirements as it expands its New Hampshire employee base and national brand presence during the coming years.


NOAA's 'Ferdinand R. Hassler' Begins Survey Project

Hassler arrives at homeport: Photo credit NOAA

NOAA’s newest survey ship, the 'Ferdinand R. Hassler', arrived at her new homeport of New Castle, New Hampshire, earlier this month, and has now begun her first New Hampshire survey project Hassler will operate mainly along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, Caribbean Sea and Great Lakes, acquiring data to update NOAA’s nautical charts. Her mission, however, is not limited to collecting bathymetry, explains retired NOAA Capt


New Sub Dubbed New Hampshire

During a visit to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Secretary of the Navy Gordon England announced his decision to name the next Virginia-class submarine in honor of the State of New Hampshire. The new, nuclear-powered, attack submarine, designated SSN 778, will be built by General Dynamics Electric Boat (Conn.) and Northrop Grumman Newport News (Va.). The Virginia-class submarines are the most advanced in the world and are the first U.S


General Dynamics USS New Hampshire Contract

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $23.7m contract modification by the U.S. Navy to prepare for the post-shakedown availability (PSA) on the nuclear submarine New Hampshire (SSN-778). Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD). The PSA, which will comprise maintenance, repairs, alterations and testing, will be performed in Groton and is expected to begin in February. Up to 800 employees will be engaged in the work


This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - March 21

1791-  Hopley Yeaton of New Hampshire was commissioned as "Master of a Cutter in the Service of the United States for the Protection of the Revenue."  This first commission of a seagoing officer of the United States was signed by George Washington and attested to by Thomas Jefferson.  Twelve other commissions of officers of revenue cutters were signed on the same date.  Yeaton was subsequently assigned to command the Revenue cutter Scammel, stationed in Portsmouth


Austal Christens Manchester (LCS 14)

Austal officials joined ship sponsor U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and many distinguished guests in celebrating the christening of the nation’s 14th littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Manchester, here Saturday, May 7, 2016. Manchester (LCS 14) is the fifth LCS in Austal’s 11-ship, contract worth over $3.5 billion. With its shallow draft of 14 feet, the Austal-built Independence-variant LCS is an advanced high-speed and agile 419-foot aluminium trimaran combat ship that


‘House Of Hope’ Comes Together on Ocean Barge

Virginia, a 150- x 60- x 9-ft. ocean going barge will have a unique maiden voyage. The vessel, which is temporarily docked at the New Hampshire Port Authority pier on the icy waters of the Piscataqua River is the location of Jan’s House of Hope, a modular home that will go on tour this summer to raise awareness of cancer. NCAF, a non-profit foundation, is producing Jan’s House of Hope and setting it on a tour of seven cities along the east coast this summer


VT Group to Supply OPVs

The Support Services and Shipbuilding Company, will make an immediate start on the program with the first of the three Ocean Patrol Vessels (OPVs), which are approximately 100 metres in length, scheduled for hand-over in early 2010, the subsequent ships will follow at six-month intervals. The contract is valued at around £400 million and will create approximately 100 jobs at a shipbuilding site in Hampshire. Source: The Manufacturer


British Builders Battle For Contracts

BAE Systems Plc is engaged in a bitter fight with naval shipbuilder Vosper Thornycroft to secure the contract to build all 12 of the Royal Navy's new Type 45 destroyers, the Financial Times reported. The BAE is said to have offered to leave the field clear for Vosper in warships less that 85 m long, but the Hampshire shipbuilder has secured the backing of a group of MPs in the interest of preserving competition in U.K. warship building


Tanker Vessel Hits Memorial Bridge

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The U.S. Coast Guard reported that it is responding after a 600-foot tanker vessel, Sea Pride, allided with the Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth, N.H., at approximately 5:30 a.m. Friday. The Malta-flagged vessel was outbound from a Piscataqua River facility when it allided with the bridge on its port side, damaging a fender on the bridge. There was no leak on the ship's double hull, no injuries to the crew, and they continued their journey to Portland, Maine, after contacting the Coast Guard


USCG Foundation to Present Alaska Awards

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The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that they will honor the men and women who serve on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sycamorefor outstanding service to the 17th District and our


Navionics+Regions Available in New Areas

New Navionics+Regions Image Navionics

Navionics, the leader in content and location-based services for the recreational boating and outdoor markets, announced today the release of Navionics+ Regions in five coverage areas throughout the U.S. and Canada. At the affordable price of $149 per region


Meercat Sells Third Workboat to Dawnfresh

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MEERCAT Workboats said it has sold a third workboat to Scottish aquaculture firm Dawnfresh. MC26, named Venetia, is an aquaculture specific workboat which will be delivered to Scotland in late August.   Venetia is a 15m x 6m monohull workboat designed and principally engineered for


Retlif Names Poggi Director of Operations

Scott Poggi and Bill Hayes (Photo: Retlif)

Retlif Testing Laboratories, a global independent EMC and Environmental testing leader serving the maritime industry since 1978, has announced the appointment of Scott Poggi, as Director of Operations.   In his new position as Director of Operations


New Product: Running Line Dynamometer

The finished product was the result of a three-part consortium representing the UK, USA and Sri Lanka. (Photo: Straightpoint)

A three-part consortium from the UK, USA and Sri Lanka, triangulated expertise to develop a new product for measuring tension on lines recently launched by Straightpoint, the Running Line Dynamometer (or TIMH), part of the manufacturer’s tension in motion range.


Ferry Firm Bags Contract for MoD Port

Image: CalMac Ferries Limited

 David MacBrayne Ltd (DML) and global logistics firm GBA (Holdings) Ltd, operating as Solent Gateway Ltd, have won a contract to run one of the UK’s busiest military ports as part of a joint venture.   The Gourock-based firm has been awarded a 35-year deal to manage military


Dover, London CGOC Join National Network

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Press release - Dover and London Coastguard Operations Centers (CGOC) have become part of the new Coastguard national network.   Work has been carried out at both search and rescue coordination centers to upgrade the technology and introduce new systems


World War II Torpedo Found at Scapa Flow

Naval divers return to the wreck of HMS Royal Oak to replace her White Ensign (Photo: UK Royal Navy)

U.K. Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have found a German torpedo from World War II at Scapa Flow in the Orkneys.   The torpedo was found on the seabed March 1 after a recent routine sonar survey on behalf of Orkney Islands Council


Nemko and Retlif Testing Laboratories in New Agreement

In a collaborative move that provides collective services as a complete, globally accepted testing solution, Nemko and Retlif Testing Laboratories, have partnered.     Customers of both organizations will benefit through worldwide acceptance of test data and reports and greatly


Viega Relocates Its US Headquarters

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Viega LLC announced that it will move its North American headquarters to Broomfield, Colorado, where it will build a new headquarters and educational training facility, with construction set to begin this summer. Relocation activities will begin immediately, to temporary office space


Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship Manchester

Independence Class of littoral combat ships Photo USN

The Navy will christen its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, USS Manchester (LCS 14), during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony Saturday, May 7 in Mobile, Alabama. Manchester, designated LCS 14, honors the city of Manchester, New Hampshire.


This Day In Naval History: May 6

USNS Laramie (T-AO 203). (U.S. Navy photo)

1860 - The sloop-of-war Portsmouth, commanded by John Calhoun, captures the slaver brig Falmouth off Porto Praya. 1908 - The Great White Fleet anchors in San Francisco Bay, Calif. The fleet is delayed from its round-the-world cruise after both Rear Adm. Robley D. Evans and Rear Adm. Charles M


This Day In Naval History: May 23

Members from the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) tow a disabled skiff carrying 52 Somali migrants. (U.S. Navy photo by Daniel Barker)

1850 - USS Advance and USS Rescue sail from New York in a failed attempt to rescue Sir John Franklins Expedition, lost in the Arctic since 1847. Caught in the ice and after tremendous hardship, USS Advance returns on Aug. 20, 1851. Rescue returns Sept. 7.  


Meercat Workboat for Briggs Marine

Image: Meercat Workboats

U.K.-based Meercat Workboats has sold a custom built monohull workboat to Briggs Marine.     The vessel (Hull no. 28) is 15.5m LOA, and 6m beam.  Fabrication is well under way at Meercat’s Portchester facility in Portsmouth, Hampshire


Meercat Workboats Scores a Hat-trick

(Photo: Meercat Workboats)

The U.K.’s Meercat Workboats says it scored a hat-trick; the Hampshire-based boat builder announced it is moving premises, that Seawork was a huge success and that it expects to benefit from the recent Brexit vote.    MC28 is a 15m x 6m monohull workboat currently in build for






 
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