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This Week at ASNE Day 2012

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) will present many of its most prestigious awards this week at ASNE Day 2012.  In addition to the notable guest presenters listed below, the ASNE Day Honors Gala will feature remarks by The Honorable Rob Wittman (VA-1), Co-Chair of the Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus. ASNE Day 2012 wraps up on Friday with remarks by guest speaker The Honorable Sean J. Stackley , Assistant Secretary of the Navy (RDA) at the Annual Awards Luncheon.   The following award will be presented on February 8, 2012 at the ASNE Leadership Dinner: - Frank G. Law Award for long-time dedication and service to ASNE Presented by Mr. Ronald K. Kiss to Dr. E. Michael Golda   The following awards will be presented on February 9, 2012 at the ASNE Honors Gala: - Gold Medal Award for a singular achievement in naval engineering Presented by RADM Thomas J. Eccles, USN to Dr. Douglass Post    - Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award Presented by VADM John T. Blake, USN to Mr. John C. Hootman    - Clifford G. Geiger Award for naval logistics  Presented by RADM Ronald J. Rábago, USCG to Mr. Jeffery G. Orner   The following awards will be presented on February 10, 2012 at the Annual Awards Luncheon: - Solberg Award for naval engineering research Presented by RDML Thomas G. Wears, USN to Mr. Jeffrey E. Boisvert  - Claud A. Jones Award for Fleet Engineer


HiPer Craft 2012 Set for June 26-27

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Less than one week remains before the High Performance Craft Expo (HiPer Craft) 2012 on June 26-27, 2012 at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center, proudly hosted by the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE). This special event is free for military and government to attend and ASNE offers reduced rates (see below) for industry and other attendess.   HiPer Craft 2012 has something for everyone, whether you're a supplier, operator


Industry Icon Lester Rosenblatt Leaves an Indelible Mark

On June 15, 2003, Lester Rosenblatt passed away at the age of 83. MR/EN remembers this industry icon, who through his ambition and wealth of industry knowledge founded what would become one of the world's most successful naval architecture and marine engineering firms. Lester Rosenblatt, (along with his father, Mandell) founded M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc. in 1947, where he served as Chairman, CEO and Naval Architect. Through his unending drive


Diana Shipping Inc. Announces New Short Term Charter Contract

Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping transportation company specializing in dry bulk cargoes, announced that it has entered one of its Panamax dry bulk carriers, the Oceanis, into a time-charter contract with J.B. Ugland Dry Bulk A/S for a period of approximately 24 days, estimated to begin on August 22, 2005, at a gross rate of $12,500 per day plus a $198,000 one-time payment. Applying the above mentioned one-time payment to this fixture, and based on the estimated duration of 24 days


More Navy Ships For Less Dollars?

As it becomes abundantly clear that a major injection of dollars is not imminent for the U.S. Naval shipbuilding sector, industry leaders met last week to mull ideas on getting more for less. Several hundred people gathered at a recent Plenary Session of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) to hear shipbuilding industry executives and Navy brass discuss how to produce more ships for the same dollar. Both agreed they must work together to achieve this goal.


ASNE FMMS 2011 Call for Papers

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium (FMMS) is an annual event alternating between Norfolk and San Diego. The Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium 2011, "Current & Future Maintenance Strategies," will occur August 30-31, 2011 at the Town and Country Resort & Conference Center in San Diego, Calif. FMMS 2011 will include guest speakers, panelists and paper presentations from the Navy, Coast Guard


Carnival to Resume Service from Mobile, New Orleans

Three Carnival ships currently under charter to the U.S. government for hurricane relief efforts will resume their previously operated schedules in 2006. The Holiday resumes year-round four-and five-day cruises from Mobile, Ala., March 27; the Sensation launches four- and five-day service from New Orleans Oct. 26; and the Ecstasy begins four- and five-day service from Galveston April 8. Elation, which replaced the Ecstasy on four- and five-day cruises from Galveston


USS Cole Repatriation Team Honors DDG 67, Crew

David T. Wilson was part of the Navy team that “repatriated” USS COLE after she was attacked in Aden, Yemen 12 October 2000. The repatriation crew flew a dedicated U.S. flag aboard DDG 67 on Veteran's Day 2000. That flag has been passed from crewmember to crewmember every year with instructions to fly it on five days during the year: the anniversary of the attack; Veteran's Day; Memorial Day; Flag Day; and the Fourth of July


Father's Day Cruise Deals

Princess Cruises offers big savings for Father's Day cruises to Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Europe, the Caribbean & Hawaii Princess Cruises is celebrating Father’s Day with a special five-day cruise sale from June 14-18. Passengers will find cruise deals perfect for Dad to destinations such as Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Europe, the Caribbean and Hawaii. The Father’s Day Sale offers passengers savings up to 60 percent off of launch fares per stateroom


Four Holland America Ships to Sail SA Cruise Season

ms Statendam (Photo: Holland America Line)

From fall 2014 through spring 2015, Holland America Line will offer South America deployment with four ships positioned in the region. The line's ms Statendam, ms Maasdam, ms Prinsendam and ms Zaandam will sail 20 voyages around the continent ranging in length from 14-68 days. With departures from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; San Diego, Calif.; and Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as sailings originating within South America, the four ships will explore more than 50 exotic and remote ports


USCG Responds to Vessel Fire

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) reported it is responding to a report of a vessel that caught fire and became disabled with two men and a dog aboard south of the McCormick Bridge in the Intracoastal Waterway in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Thursday.


Obama Offers US Aid to S.Korea Following Ferry Accident

Photo courtesy South Korea Coast Guard

U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday expressed condolences to the families of the victims of the South Korean ferry sinking and said the U.S. military will provide the country with any help it needs to perform rescue operations. Rescuers are battling strong waves and murky waters as they


Russia Ships First Oil From Offshore Arctic Platform

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President Vladimir Putin hailed Russia's first shipment of Arctic offshore oil on Friday, saying the platform decried by environmentalists will help Moscow expand its global energy markets share.   Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russia's top gas producer Gazprom, shipped the first 70


Korean Ferry Captain's Detention Could Extend As Death Toll Mounts

  South Korean prosecutors investigating a ferry disaster said on Sunday they would seek to extend the detention of the ship's captain and two other crew by 10 days as they tried to determine the cause of an accident that may claim more than 300 lives.


New Orleans' Biggest Cruise Ship Departs on Inaugural Voyage

Image courtesy of Port of New Orleans

New Orleans’ largest year-round cruise ship, the 3,646- passenger 'Carnival Dream', has sailed on its inaugural 6-day cruise from New Orleans. The Port explains that Carnival is the port’s largest cruise operator with two ships carrying more than 400


ISC Expects Faltering Q1 2014 Financial Results

ISC Jones Act vessel: Photo courtesy of ISC

International Shipholding Corporation (ISC) provides preliminary guidance for first quarter 2014 results and announces timing of earnings release and conference call. The company says that it expects to report a first quarter net loss, before Preferred Dividends, in the range of $3


US Retailers Urge Speedy W. Coast Labor Contract Negotiations

File photo CCL

The National Retail Federation (NRF) informs it has urged maritime management and the union representing dockworkers along the U.S. West Coast ports to expedite pending contract negotiations and reach agreement on a new deal well in advance of the expiration of the current contract this summer.


China denies naval snub for Japan over fleet review

China's navy on Tuesday denied, in a roundabout way, that it snubbed Japan by not inviting it to join in a naval fleet review as part of an international symposium, saying the two events had never been linked in the first place. U.S. officials have said the United States was invited to join the


China crude oil output up

China's refinery crude throughput in March rose 2.6 percent from a year earlier to 41.92 million tonnes, or 9.87 million barrels per day (bpd), data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed on Wednesday. Daily crude runs, however, fell 5.7 percent from 10


First Crude Lifting in 9 months at Libya's port of Hariga

A tanker has started loading crude at Libya's eastern port of Hariga for the first time in nearly nine months, after a federalist group agreed to re-open it last week, a state oil company official said on Wednesday. The tanker Aegean Dignity arrived at the port on Tuesday.


Offshore Driller Noble Corp Q1 Earnings Beat Forecasts

Noble Corp., a leading offshore driller, reported first-quarter net income on Wednesday of $0.99 a share, higher than consensus forecasts, as new rigs helped lift revenues. ThomsonReuters I/B/E/S had forecast earnings of 70 cents a share or 82 cents a share excluding special items.


BOEM gives more time to submit plans OCS

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced today the publication of its Final Rule to extend time requirements for submitting a Site Assessment Plan (SAP) or a General Activities Plan (GAP) for renewable energy development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).


North Sea Crude-Forties eases, VLCC options narrow

Forties trades at parity with dated Brent; Competing Libyan barrels returning to market. Refining margins under pressure as capacity ramps up. North Sea Forties crude differentials eased on Thursday as the market remained sluggish ahead of the long Easter weekend and the window of opportunity


YPF Tenders to Buy Fuel Oil for June

State-run oil company YPF launched its second fuel oil tender in April, this time to buy two 50,000 metric ton cargoes (some 375,000 barrels each) to be received in June and supplied to domestic thermoelectrical companies, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday.


Ice Hurts March’s Lakes Ore Shipments

Photo by Ben McClain

Massive, thick ice formations on the Great Lakes limited iron ore shipments in March to 1.1 million tons, a decrease of 43 percent compared to a year ago, the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) said in a news release. Shipments from U.S. Great Lakes ports fell even more, 52 percent.


 
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