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This Day in Naval History - April 08

Story Number: NNS011216-08 Release Date: 12/16/2001 9:50:00 PM From the Navy News Service 1925 - The first planned night landings on a carrier take place aboard USS Langley (CV 1). 1950 - An unarmed Navy patrol aircraft is shot down over the Baltic Sea by the . 1951 - The first of four detonations occurs during Operation Greenhouse nuclear test.

Prosafe Offers Update on Existing Rig Contracts

Norsk Hydro has exercised one of four seven-day options for the use of the MSV Regalia on the Fram field in the North Sea. The extension runs for 7 days after the fixed contract period which ends 30th July 2003. The value of the option is ca NOK 7,1 million. Prosafe also wants to confirm that the Safe Caledonia is now gangway connected at the Bayu-Undan field offshore Australia, ready to commence its 10-month contract for ConocoPhillips as from 1st July 2003 through to the end of April 2004

Osprey Successful at Sea

Story Number: NNS031205-03 Release Date: 12/5/2003 1:18:00 PM By Ward Carroll, Naval Air Systems Command Public Affairs The V-22 Integrated Test Team (ITT) completed a detachment in USS Bataan (LHD 5) in November, the second at-sea period for the Osprey program this year. During the 11 days of the Phase IV shipboard suitability testing, the ITT conducted deck-landing qualifications for five V-22 pilots, including one from Marine Tiltrotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron

Deyo Decommissioned After 23 Years

By Journalist Seaman Apprentice James Kusher, Commander, Naval Surface Force U.S. Atlantic Fleet Public Affairs The Spruance-class destroyer USS Deyo (DD 989) was decommissioned Nov. 6 during a ceremony conducted in its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. After being introduced by Capt. Thomas Abernathy, commander, Destroyer Squadron 22, the ship's final commanding officer, Cmdr. James A. Pelkofski, addressed the many families, friends, crewmembers

UK Detains 8 Foreign Vessels in November

The U.K.’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that eight foreign flagged ships were under detention in U.K. ports during November 2014 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection.   During November, there were six new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in a U.K. port. Two vessels remained under detention from previous months, and five vessels were released during November. A total of three vessels remain under detention at the end of November.  

MMEA Recover Hijacked Tanker

hijacked Malaysian coastal tanker

  A hijacked Malaysian coastal tanker has been recovered by the prompt actions of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) off the coast of Malaysia. The owners of the Malaysian tanker lost contact with the tanker at 2200 hours on 28 January 2015. The tanker, with ten crew members on board and carrying 700 metric tonnes of marine fuel oil was off Tanjung Ayam at the Southern entrance to the South China Sea.

New Date for Dockwise Annual Shareholders Meeting

Photo: Dockwise

A new date and location have been set for Dockwise’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM). The official Notice for the AGM will be released latest March 20, 2013. The new date is Friday, April 5, 2013 at 14.00 hrs CET in Amsterdam.  

A Shipyard First Bug-O System’s Heavy-Duty MDS and Hardcoat Anodized Rail

 Brad Mutschler – Mechanical Engineer and Product / Industry Manager- Shipyards. BUG-O Systems, Canonsburg, PA       Email:

With popular television shows such as “Modern Marvels” and “How It’s Made” showcasing larger structures and assemblies being designed, built and often welded, it’s important that manufactures and builders be equipped to handle such construction landmarks.  In the last twenty-five years, huge construction projects have gone underway and some have since been completed with more and new projects to start every day

Vessels Detained in U.K. Ports: September

The U.K.’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that nine foreign flagged ships were under detention in U.K. ports during September 2013 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. Latest monthly figures show that there were five new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in U.K. ports and four vessels remained under detention from previous months. Only three vessels remained under detention at the end of this month. Notes on the list of detentions

Lund to Start Earlier as BG Group Chief

Helge Lund

  BG Group plc informed today that Helge Lund will join the Company as Chief Executive and an Executive Director with effect from February 9, 2015.  This is ahead of the previously announced start date of March 2, 2015. Lund’s start date has been brought forward following agreement last week from his former employer to release him from his contractual commitments. Andrew Gould, who has been serving as interim Executive Chairman of BG Group since April 2014

Maersk Line's Improves Asia-West Coast South America network

Dean Rodin, Maersk Line Head of Latin America & Oceania.  Photo: Maersk Line A/S Video

 Maersk Line's new and improved Asia-West Coast South America network gives an optimised service to Chile and Peru with faster transit times and direct connections.   It also offers a new service with fast and direct connection to South Asia, the company said in its press release.

Diana Shipping Delays Newcastlemax Delivery

Courtesy Diana Shipping

Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through two separate wholly-owned subsidiaries, it signed two addenda with China Shipbuilding Trading Company

The Advent of Subchapter M

Ian McVicker

A primer: the new rule and guidance for operators as they search for the right mix of compliance options to meet their specific and unique needs.      For several years, the towing vessel industry has been waiting for final publication of the U.S

Beta Release of Safe, Efficient Data Exchange at Sea

Effiensea2 Image Danish Maritime Authority

The EfficienSea2 project, which is led by the Danish Maritime Authority, is now ready to demonstrate its first results. At a coming conference, beta releases of some of the solutions will be launched. Now, the EfficienSea2 project is ready to present beta releases of some of its solutions

Northwest Seaport Alliance Witnesses Start of Peak Season

Peak shipping season is just around the corner Photo Northwest Seaport Alliance

Strong import volumes through The Northwest Seaport Alliance in July suggest peak shipping season is just around the corner, with full imports jumping nearly 12 percent compared to July 2015. Cargo owners are forecasting a 3 to 5 percent increase in volume during peak season

Riyadh MOU PSC CIC on Pilot Transfer Arrangements


Six (6) countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and UAE) of the Riyadh MoU in the Gulf Region are planning the following PSC Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC); Focus of CIC: Pilot Transfer Arrangement CIC period: From 1 September 2016 to 30 November 2016

Eastern Delivers MPFSV to Harvey Gulf

Harvey Stone (Photo: Eastern Shipbuilding Group)

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. has delivered the M/V Harvey Stone on August 29, 2016 for Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC of New Orleans.   The Harvey Stone, Eastern Hull 234, is a Rampage 6400 Multi-Purpose Field Support Vessel (MPFSV), designed by Robert Allan

CMA CGM's Integration of NOL

Photo: Neptune Orient Lines

 After successfully acquiring a controlling interest in NOL, CMA CGM has consolidated the Singapore-based company since 14 June, says a press release from the company.   Singapore’s Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) is the parent company of container carrier APL.  

Ocean Signal Unveils E101V Float-Free EPIRB

Ocean Signal E101V float-free EPIRB with VDR memory capsule

The new Ocean Signal E101V float-free EPIRB with integrated voyage data recorder (VDR) memory capsule is designed according to the latest VDR performance standards as a leading solution for commercial vessels of 3000+ gross tonnage. This is on display at the SMM, Hamburg, 6th to 9th September

PPG Showcases Marine Coatings at SMM

PPG SIGMA SAILADVANCE is based on advanced technologies developed and patented by PPG that generate low friction, linear polishing, improved idle time tolerance and fuel savings. (Photo: PPG Coatings)

PPG’s (NYSE: PPG) protective and marine coatings business will showcase four of its’ premium marine coatings solutions at SMM event in Hamburg.   Amongst these is one of PPG’s most recent product innovations, the PPG SIGMAGLIDE 1290 fouling release coating

Deltamarine Bags $4.5m Vessel Design Job

Image:  AVIC International Maritime Holdings Limited

 Deltamarin, a subsidiary of AVIC International Maritime Holdings, has been contracted by Finland’s Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) shipyard to design a new ro-pax vessel.   AVIC said Deltamarine will provide the Finnish Rauma Marine Constructions Oy shipyard with services for a

Horizon Named an Alabama Top Innovator

Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. President, Travis Short receiving Alabama Innovation Award (Photo: Horizon)

Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. of Bayou La Batre, Ala. has been recognized for its Outstanding Achievement in Innovative Manufacturing by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama for the shipbuilder’s GORDHEAD management software, which aims to improve communication between shipbuilders

SC Ports Posts Record August Container Volume

South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) reported its strongest August container volumes on record.    SCPA handled 180,153 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in August, a year-over-year increase of 5.6 percent. Previously, SCPA’s strongest August on record was 170

ClassNK to Host Floating Offshore Wind Round Table

Photo: ClassNK

ClassNK, Japan’s an  international certification and classification society, will host a round table discussion about floating wind technologies on the sidelines of Wind Energy Hamburg (WEH) on September 26.   “ClassNK is one of the leading classification societies

India Proposes New MCA for Port Sector

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping. Photo: Official FB Page

 India's Shipping Ministry on Thursday proposed a new model concession agreement (MCA) to attract more private sector investments in the development of port infrastructure.     The proposed MCA will replace the existing agreement which came into existence in January 2008

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