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ZF Marine Named Supplier of the Year

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ZF Marine has been chosen as one of Mercury Marine’s suppliers of the year. Each year Mercury Marine evaluates over 1,500 suppliers, and selects only 12 to receive this award.  AJ Halavacs, Pleasure Craft Segment Manager, and John Shea, Account Manager, both from ZF Marine were on hand to receive the award from Mercury Marine.  It was presented last month at the Mercury Marine Supplier Conference in Sarasota. Fla.


ACH Wins Preferred Supplier Award

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ACH Foam Technologies, manufacturer of EPS products for construction, geotechnical, packaging, and industrial applications, won Mercury Marines’ 2008 Preferred Supplier Award. The award is based on quality, delivery, customer service and cost management. Erich Brandt, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing for ACH Foam Technologies, said, “We take a lot of extra time from start to finish, customizing our services to meet the unique needs of each of our clients.”


MMI Creates New Mertech Training Program

Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI), a private school specializing in professional marine technician training, is offering an all-new Mertech training program. The first private school training program of its kind to be officially endorsed by Mercury Marine, a global leader in the design and manufacture of marine propulsion products, Mertech is designed to improve the skills of new technicians who complete MMI's core marine technician training programs.


This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 4

1910 - Commissioning of USS Michigan (BB-27), the first U.S. dreadnought battleship. 1863 - Blockading ship USS Quaker City captures sloop Mercury carrying despatches emphasizing desperate plight of the South. 1989 - Aircraft (VF-32) from USS John F. Kennedy shoot down 2 hostile Libyan Migs. (Source: Navy News Service)


This Day in Navy History

1923 - In disaster at Point Honda, Calif., seven destroyers run aground through faulty navigation. 1939 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims a limited national emergency and increases enlisted strength in the Navy and Marine Corps; also authorizes the recall to active duty of officers, men and nurses on the retired lists of the Navy and Marine Corps. 1954 - U.S. signs Manila Treaty forming SEATO (Southeast Asia Treaty Organization).


Vietnam Shipyard Sea Trials 104,000 dwt Tankship

Photo credit Dung Quat Shipyard

Vietnam National Oil & Gas Group's Dung Quat Shipbuilding successfully carried out sea trials of a large crude oil carrier Following completion of the construction, Dung Quat Shipyard (DQS) in the presence of the owners, Petrovietnam Transportation Corporation (PVTrans) & classification society ABS, performed sea trials of a 104,000 DWT Crude Oil Tanker named PVT MERCURY.  


S.F.-Alcatraz Ferry Operator Eyes Hybrids

With the signing of a new 10-year contract between the National Park Service and Hornblower Cruises and Events, two hybrid-electric ferries will eventually be crossing to the famed former penitentiary Alcatraz Island from San Francisco, San Jose Mercury News reported. Alcatraz Cruises, a division of Hornblower Cruises and Events, will take over the route, now handled by Blue and Gold Fleet, on Sept. 25, the National Park Service recently announced


This Day in Naval History - Feb. 20

From the Navy News Service 1815 - USS Constitution, under Capt. Charles Stewart, captures HMS Cyane and sloop-of-war Levant. 1962 - Marine Corps Lt. Col. John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth. His flight in Friendship 7 (Mercury 6) consisted of three orbits in 88 minutes at a velocity of 17,544 mph, with a high altitude of 162.2 statute miles. Recovery was by USS Noa (DD 841). 1962 - USS Dixie (AD 14) rescues the lone crewman aboard a sailing yawl adrift for four


Nippon Steel to Move into Offshore Business

  Nippon Steel Engineering Co. is bolstering its operating structure in a bid to win contracts spanning everything from design to construction of crude oil and natural gas processing facilities at sea. The Nippon Steel Corp. unit plans to win complete orders for marine central processing platforms, which extract carbon dioxide, mercury and impurities from crude and natural gas drilled from the seabed. To do so, it has beefed up the functions of an Indonesian subsidiary that handles sales


This Day in Naval History – April 9

1861 - Second relief convoy for Fort Sumter left New York 1941 - Commissioning of USS North Carolina, which carried 9 16-inch guns 1943 - Re-establishment of Commodore rank 1959 - Selection of first 7 Mercury astronauts, include 4 naval aviators (Source: Navy News Service)


Mystik Lube Caters for Wider Marine Engine Range

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Houston-based supplier Mystik informs that its lubricants will now be available in a wider range of 4-cycle FC-W marine engine oil viscosity grades, including full synthetics 10W-30 and 10W-40 as well as the new synthetic blends 25W-40 and 25W-50.


On Patrol: North River Boats

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ALMAR by North River Boats of Roseburg Oregon recently built and launched the first of three 29 x 10 ft. Liberty Walk Around vessels destined for the San Francisco area. The Liberty family of boats features a Wing Hybrid Foam/Air Fender protecting the exterior perimeter of the boat


Experimental Lakes Research to Continue in Canada

Government of Canada announces that a new operator for the Experimental Lakes Area has been secured The Honorable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, and Joyce Bateman


Today in U.S. Naval History: April 9

USS North Carolina (Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Maher Collection. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.)

Today in U.S. Naval History - April 9 1861 - Second relief convoy for Fort Sumter left New York 1941 - Commissioning of USS North Carolina, which carried nine 16-inch guns 1943 - Reestablishment of Commodore rank 1959 - Selection of first 7 Mercury astronauts


Hatteras Yachts/Cabo Taken Over

An affiliate of Versa Capital Management  has acquired the operating businesses of Hatteras/CABO from Brunswick Corporation. Hatteras Yachts is recognized as a world leader in the construction of convertible sportfishing and luxury motor yachts


Navy Transport Dock Ship Tests Spacecraft Recovery

Spacecraft Orion recovery trial: Photo courtesy of USN

The first installment of a new and historic partnership between the Department of Defense and National Aeronautics and Space Administration begins as the amphibious transport dock 'USS Arlington' (LPD 24) conducts a stationary recovery test of the Orion crew module while berthed at Pier 12


Navy Hosts NASA Space Craft Recovery Tests

NASA engineers, Navy divers and Sailors assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) tow a test Orion capsule into the well deck of Arlington. This phase one test determined the best method for recovering the capsule after earth reentry and splashdown in the ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist James Davis/Released)

After three days of practice, NASA conducted a stationary recovery test of their latest space craft, the Orion, in the well deck of the amphibious transport dock USS Arlington (LPD 24) while berthed at Naval Station Norfolk's Pier 12 on Aug. 15, 2013.


Today in U.S. Naval History: October 3

USS Saipan (U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.)

Today in U.S. Naval History - October 3 1921 - USS Olympia sails for France to bring home the Unknown Soldier from World War I 1955 - USS Saipan (CVL-48) begins disaster relief at Tampico, Mexico rescuing people and delivering supplies. Operations ends 10 October.


Navy Astronaut, Aquanaut, Scott Carpenter Laid to Rest

Scott Carpenter: Photo courtesy of his website

The funeral of the United States' fourth astronaut to fly in space, and the second to orbit the Earth, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Malcolm Scott Carpenter (retired), was held at St. John's Episcopal Church in Boulder, Colo., with full military honors.


CMA CGM Alters Sailings for Chinese New Year

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The CMA CGM Group said it has decided to anticipate the reduced production during the Lunar New Year period in China starting on February 4, 2014, and to adjust its offer to meet reduced demand on its services out of China. To continue providing service and to maintain coverage of the range


Weinberg Reelected Canaveral Board Chairman

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Thomas "Tom" Weinberg will serve a second consecutive term as Chairman of the Canaveral Port Authority Board, accepting the job after an unanimous vote during the January Commission meeting. A fourth-generation Brevard County, Florida resident elected from District 5


Navy to Christen Second Mobile Landing Platform

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The U.S. Navy said it will christen Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) John Glenn Feb. 1, during a 1 a.m. PST ceremony in San Diego, Calif. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, will deliver the ceremony's principal address. Lyn Glenn, daughter of John Glenn


Mercury Introduces 200 Pro FourStroke

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Mercury Marine introduced its new 200 Pro FourStroke outboard today at the Miami International Boat Show. The engine, the third in the Pro FourStroke family, combines the incredible acceleration and top speed of other Mercury Pro series outboards, including the OptiMax Pro XS


Today in U.S. Naval History: February 20

 USS Dixie (AD-14). U.S. Navy photo

Today in U.S. Naval History - February 20 1815 - USS Constitution, under Captain Charles Stewart, captures HMS Cyane and sloop-of-war Levant 1962 – Lt. Col. John Glenn, USMC becomes first American to orbit Earth. His flight in Friendship 7 (Mercury 6) consisted of 3 orbits in 88


New Warranty Policy for Outboard Engines

Brunswick Marine announced an extended warranty on Mariner and Mercury outboard engines for commercial and governmental applications. The new two-year/1,000hrs*, limited warranty, effective January 1, 2014, covers the following engine ranges:


 
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