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Ward Leonard Acquires Mawdsley’s Motors

Ward Leonard Electric Company, a high-performance electronics engineering and manufacturing company, has completed its acquisition of Mawdsley’s Motors of Waterwells, England. Mawdsley’s is an internationally renowned design engineering and manufacturing firm with expertise in specialty motors for military and heavy industrial applications. In addition to creating military-spec qualified motors for the United States Navy and the British Royal Navy, Mawdsley’s also provides motors for the petrochemical industry and specialty industrial markets. “The acquisition of Mawdsley’s will accelerate Ward Leonard's growth as a cross-Atlantic powerhouse for design and production of specialty motors and controls for military and commercial markets,” said Jon Carter, President of Ward Leonard. “Mawdsley’s motor line will be added to Ward Leonard’s already impressive array of motors, resulting in greater variety for our customers and increased innovation through shared technologies.” Ward Leonard is a leading provider of electric motors and control systems for the U.S. Navy and specialized industrial applications.


O’ Day Promoted at Ward Leonard

James W. O’Day has been promoted to vice president, marketing for Ward Leonard Electric Co., the high-performance electronics engineering and manufacturing company in Thomaston, Conn. “Jim’s promotion reflects his achievements as well as the growth trajectory that Ward Leonard is on,” said President Jon Carter. During his tenure, O’Day has overseen expansion of marketing and sales efforts into new market segments, has led development of strategic partnerships with U.S


Ancient Ship Timbers Found in Desert

The oldest remains of seafaring ships in the world have been found in caves at the edge of the Egyptian desert along with cargo boxes that suggest ancient Egyptians sailed nearly 1,000 miles on rough waters to get treasures from a place they called God's Land, or Punt. Florida State University anthropology professor Cheryl Ward has determined that wooden planks found in the manmade caves are about 4,000 years old - making them the world's most ancient ship timbers


Ward's Marine Electric Government Contract

Ward's Marine Electric was awarded a $2.5m dollar contract to replace automatic bus transfer switches for the United States Coast Guard. This award represents a significant achievement for the new government contracts division at Ward's Marine Electric. The contract involves upgrading 18 (440 VAC 100 to 300 Amp) switches on eight 378' Long-range Enforcement cutters in Honolulu (HI), Seattle (WA), Charleston (NC), San Francisco (CA), and Kodiak (AK)


Ward to Head McLean Group's Transportation & Logistics Practice

The McLean Group, LLC appointed Harry Ward as Director leading the firm’s Transportation & Logistics practice. Ward has more than 20 years’ global strategy, business development and M&A experience supporting privately-held companies.  He has worked across the transportation & logistics value chain, particularly in distribution, fulfillment and the maritime industry. Ward has expertise working with numerous business owners in both the sale and acquisition of


New CEO at Dana Gas

Patrick Allman-Ward

Dana Gas PJSC, a publicly-listed natural gas company in the Middle East, has announced the appointment of Patrick Allman-Ward as the new Group CEO for the company with effect from September 1, 2013. The company, which is listed on the Abu Dhabi Exchange (ADX) and recently announced the successful refinancing of its $1 billion sukuk, conducted an extensive executive search process after the retirement last year of its CEO, Ahmed Al-Arbeed, who remains a Member of the Board.


Carrier Strike Group Wraps Up Joint Exercise

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 took their final steps toward deployment as they completed the Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) March 2. The exercise was designed to test the group’s ability to operate in a complex, hostile environment along with other U.S. and coalition forces. “This was a perfect opportunity for everyone to come together to hone their skills,” said Command Master Chief (AW/SW) Billy Ward


Northrop Grumman Appoints Johnston as VP of Contracts and Pricing

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced that Thomas H. Johnston has joined the Newport News sector as vice president, Contracts and Pricing. He will initially serve as deputy to Ron Ward, current vice president of Contracts and Pricing, and will transition to Ward's position upon Ward's retirement next year. Johnston will be responsible for proposal development, negotiations and administration of prime contracts. Prior to joining Newport News, Johnston served as director of


MOL Technology Research Center Moves

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced plans to move the MOL Technology Research Center from its current site in Nishikojiya, Ota Ward, Tokyo, to Aso Ward in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture. The company held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site in Kawasaki on May 20. MOL executives on hand for the event included Senior Managing Executive Officer Yoichi Aoki, Executive Officer Kenji Yokota, and others involved in the project


Jensen Hires Naval Architect, Seek Execs

Scott Ward: Photo credit Jensen

Scott Ward has joined Jensen Maritime Consultants  as a naval architect in the company’s new office in the New Orleans business district. Ward comes to Jensen with a wide variety of experience in design review, project management and operations.  Before joining Jensen he worked at American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a provider of marine and offshore classification services, in the machinery and hull departments


Egypt Tries Harder to Stop Energy Firm Exodus

By Lin Noueihed, Reuters Egypt is enhancing exploration terms and striving to repay nearly $5 billion it owes to foreign oil and gas producers as it struggles to prevent them fleeing to more promising prospects elsewhere in Africa. Cairo needs them to expand exploration and bring new finds


Storm Approaching Waters East of US, Canada

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A very rapidly developing storm is expected off the East Coast of U.S. and Canada as air pressure is forecast to drop abt 30 hPa in 12 hrs; from abt 998 hPa 26/00UTC to abt 968 hPa at 26/12UTC, after that the low deepens further on NE-ly track.  


300 Missing After Korean Ferry Capsizes

Wreck symbol: file image CCL

Almost 300 people were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea on Wednesday, despite frantic rescue efforts involving coastguard vessels, fishing boats and helicopters, in what could be the country's biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years.


South Korean Ferry Incident Update

AFP/South Korea Coast Guard

Almost 100 ships, 18 helicopters involved in rescue; as many as 340 people from one school thought to be on board. Accident may be South Korea's biggest in 20 years. Almost 300 people were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea on Wednesday


Dana Gas Revenues Grow 21%

Dana Gas, one of Middle East’s largest regional private sector natural gas company, announces its financial results for the third quarter and nine month ended September 30, 2013 with a net profit of $28 million and $121 million (USD) respectively.


TeamSurv Ocean Survey Project Boosted

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TeamSurv, the crowd sourcing project to create better nautical charts, has won support and endorsement from the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC). TeamSurv has won a call by ESA to enter their Business Incubation Centre (BIC) at Harwell, Oxford


Dana Gas Inks Adyard Offshore Platform Contract

Contract signing: Photo credit Dan Gas

Middle East’s leading regional private sector natural gas company, Dan Gas, has awarded Adyard Abu Dhabi a subsidiary of Interserve plc, a $17 million contract for the fabrication of an offshore platform for the Zora Field Development Project which spans the territorial waters of Sharjah and


KVH Sponsors Event Highlighting Seafarer Welfare

KVH Industries, Inc., a provider of maritime satellite television and communications systems, will support the International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) as sponsor of a London event: "Michael Grey, MBE, in Conversation with Rose George."


Extreme Weather Likely to Cause Delays in the North Sea

Some voyages are expected to be delayed in the North Sea waters as a very intense low is expected in the South Norwegian Sea on December 5 and is moving E-ward over Scandinavia on December 6. It will cause severe weather conditions in the North Sea with STORM and HIGH to VERY HIGH SEA December


Armed Guard Ship Piracy Self-Protection on the Increase

Photo courtesy of EUNAFOR

The European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) note in a recent report that the use of private armed guards has increased in recent years and become a necessity to ensure safe passage through the risky waters of the Gulf of Aden.


Dana Gas Receives $53m from Egypt

Patrick Allman-Ward, Chief Executive Officer of Dana Gas

Dana Gas received from the Egyptian Government authorities $53m from the current total outstanding receivables of  $330m. Payment of $42 million has been received in US dollars and the balance in equivalent Egyptian pounds. Including this tranche, during 2013


Navy Rescue Fishing Vessel Crew, Prevent Guam Wreck Pollution

Wreck of Daiki Maru 7: Photo courtesy of USN

Sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 conducted a search and rescue operation and rescued 10 fishermen from a sinking commercial fishing vessel that ran aground in Apra Harbor near Spanish Steps, Guam. Subsequently Navy personnel removed environmentally hazardous materials from the


Dana Gas Wins Block Offshore Egypt

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Dana Gas said it has signed an agreement for the North El Arish (Block 6) Concession Area, offshore the eastern Nile Delta. The 2,980 sq. km block was awarded in April 2013 as part of a competitive bidding process. This is the company’s first offshore block in Egypt


Grounded Fishing Vessel's Impact Assessed

The Japanese commercial fishing vessel Daiki Maru can be seen from Orote Point on U.S. Naval Base Guam. Sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 conducted a search-and-rescue operation and rescued 10 fishermen from the sinking vessel that ran aground near Spanish Steps Feb. 13. The fishermen were transported to U.S. Naval Hospital Guam for evaluation and later released. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Matt Knight/Released)

The U.S. Navy, in partnership with other federal and local agencies, has deployed teams to assess and respond to potential environmental impacts due to the grounding of the Japanese commercial fishing vessel Daiki Maru in outer Apra Harbor Feb. 13.


Crowley Maritime Tugs Deliver Massive Semi-Submersible

The tow: Photo courtesy of Crowley Maritime

Crowley Maritime Corp. inform that its ocean class tugs have successfully delivered oversized, overweight equipment – comprised of topsides, tendons, piles and more – that are now part of a massive semi-submersible floating production facility located in the U.S


 
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