World Wide Metric's new website offers a robust search feature and intensive technical data on all of our products, allowing users to search easily and effectively through 50,000 line items. This site will serve as the future platform for on-line buying and account management. World Wide Metric is a wholesale distributor of valves, fittings, tubing and flanges and carries the largest inventory of metric products in North America for the past 40 years (www.worldwidemetric.com)
The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has increased emphasis on encouraging and coordinating research and innovation in the U.S. maritime industry. MARAD has launched a new Internet site, called Research http://www.marad.dot.gov/Research, which will enable interested parties to share ideas, developments, and assessment of research needs and priorities.
WWW.TRICOLORSALVAGE.COM, a website that provides information on the development, background and progress of the remarkable wreck removal operation of the Tricolor, one of the biggest wrecks ever to be removed. The website has been produced by the ‘Combinatie Berging TRICOLOR’ (CBT), A consortium consisting of SMIT Salvage B.V., Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors N.V., URS Salvage & Maritime Contracting N.V. and Multraship Salvage B.V.
The Maritime Administration has launched a new Web site, promoting its Marine Highway Initiative. The site provides an information clearinghouse on the Marine Highway Initiative, providing these services: • Contact information for marine operators and potential shippers. • Recent reports, links and coming events • Assistance to shippers in locating vessels (Ship it Here) • Updates on the Maritime Administration’s government-industry partnership
MARPOL Training Institute (MTI) has added an online capacity to access their training software. With MTI’s new website for online training (http://marine-npdes.com) utilizing these training programs is fast, convenient and available to officers and crew. Meeting MARPOL Standards (MMS) Officer Version covers MARPOL Annexes I-VI with tracks for engineers, non-tanker officers, tanker deck officers, tanker and chemical carrier deck officers, Masters and Superintendents
Runcorn based shipping agent Frank Armitt & Son announced the launch of their new website which provides the North West Steel Trade with an innovative steel freight management system. The new online reporting system offers suppliers and companies in the steel industry the ability to manage their imported materials online using Armitt’s Steel Management Portal which is accessible through their new website.
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American Maritime Partnership (AMP) is the new name for the Maritime Cabotage Task Force, the largest coalition of maritime interests in the United States, which has been in operation since 1995. The new moniker better reflects the coalition’s focus on the domestic maritime industry’s role in promoting national, homeland, and economic security. To increase awareness of itself in the social media world, AMP has launched a new website (www.americanmaritimepartnership
Cortland Company recently unveiled its newly-designed website. The website, located at www.cortlandcompany.com, offers a range of information related to Cortland’s products, technologies, and services, including product literature and company news. “As technology advances, it is imperative companies keep their websites up-to-date," said Melissa Suring, Global Marketing Communications Leader. “Cortland’s website was in dire need of a new design
Global Satellite USA is pleased to announce the launch of Iridium’s smallest handheld satellite phone, the Iridium Extreme. The Iridium Extreme is the most compact handset to date and has a compact physical footprint for streamlined portability. It has greater durability with its water, shock, and dust resistant features and has an intuitive user interface, making it easy to use. Commenting on the new Iridium Extreme, Martin Fierstone, President of Global Satellite USA, says
Today in U.S. Naval History - December 10 1941 - Guam surrenders to Japanese. 1941 - Aircraft from USS Enterprise attack and sink Japanese Submarine I-70 north of Hawaiian Islands. A participant in the Pearl Harbor Attack, I-70 is the first Japanese combatant ship sunk during World War II
In a bid to assist all sectors, China is to increase cash subsidies for scrapping obsolete ships by 50 percent to help cut over-capacity and emissions, reports Bloomberg. The government will grant 1,500 yuan ($247) per gross ton for shipping companies to replace obsolete ships
Today in U.S. Naval History - December 11 1941 - Contract establishes the Naval Salvage Service. 1941 - Wake Island Garrison under Commander Winfield Cunningham repulses Japanese invasion force. 1954 - First supercarrier of 59,630 tons, USS Forrestal (CVA-59), launched at Newport News, Va
Today in U.S. Naval History: December 12 1862 - Confederate torpedo (mine) sinks USS Cairo in Yazoo River. 1937 - Japanese aircraft sink USS Panay in Yangtze River near Nanking, China. 1941 - Naval Air Transport Service is established.
Hercules Offshore, Inc. published the November Fleet Status Report. The report includes the Hercules Offshore Rig Fleet Status (as of November 21, 2013), which contains detailed contract information for each of the company's drilling rigs
Today in U.S. Naval History - November 25 1775 - Continental Congress authorizes privateering. 1943 - In Battle of Cape St. George, five destroyers of Destroyer Squadron 23 (Captain Arleigh Burke) intercept five Japanese destroyers and sink three and damage one without suffering any damage
Today in U.S. Naval History - November 26 1847 - Lt. William Lynch in Supply sails from New York to Haifa for an expedition to the River Jordan and the Dead Sea. His group charted the Jordan River from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea and compiled reports of the flora and fauna of the area
Today in U.S. Naval History - November 27 1941 - Chief of Naval Operations sends "war warning" to commanders of Pacific and Asiatic Fleets. 1961 - Navy reports first use of its cyclotron at Harvard University to treat a human brain tumor
Today in U.S. Naval History - December 2 1775 - Congress orders first officers commissions printed. 1908 - Rear Admiral William S. Cowles submits report, prepared by Lt. George C. Sweet, recommending purchase of aircraft suitable for operating from naval ships on scouting and observation
Beginning December 1st, 2013, the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Delaware Bay is setting a Seasonal Ice Alert for navigation within the Delaware River, Delaware Bay, all existing tributaries, and the New Jersey and Delaware Shore. With the onset of fall and winter
Today in U.S. Naval History - December 3 1775 - Lt. John Paul Jones raises the Grand Union flag on Alfred. First American flag raised over American naval vessel. 1940 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt embarks on USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37) to inspect bases acquired from Great Britain under
Today in U.S. Naval History - December 4 1918 - President Woodrow Wilson sails in USS George Washington for Paris Peace Conference. 1943 - Aircraft from USS Lexington (CV-16) and USS Independence (CVL-22) attack Kwajalein Atoll, sinking four Japanese ships and damaging five others
Today in U.S. Naval History - December 5 1843 - Launching of USS Michigan at Erie, Penn., America's first iron-hulled warship, as well as first prefabricated ship. 1941 - USS Lexington (CV-2) sails with Task Force 12 to ferry Marine aircraft to Midway, leaving no carriers at Pearl Harbor.
Today in U.S. Naval History: December 6 1830 - Naval Observatory, the first U.S. national observatory, established at Washington, D.C., under commander of Lieutenant Louis Malesherbes. 1901 - First report of Ship Model Basin at Washington Navy Yard issued by Naval Constructor David W
Today in U.S. Naval History - December 9 1938 - Prototype shipboard radar, designed and built by the Naval Research Laboratory, is installed on USS New York (BB-34). 1941 - USS Swordfish (SS-193) makes initial U.S. submarine attack on Japanese ship.