1800-Congress forbade citizens to own an interest in vessels engaged in the slave trade or to serve on such vessels. 1956-The President signed Public Law 519, which brought all previously uninspected vessels on navigable waters carrying more than six passengers for hire under inspection laws. These were chiefly party-fishing motorboats, excursion sailboats, and ferry barges. Public attention had been focused on the inadequacy of existing inspection laws by the hundreds of lives lost on uninspected vessels. 1966-CGC Point Grey was on patrol near South Vietnam's Ca Mau peninsula when she sighted a 110-foot trawler heading on various courses and speeds. Suspicions aroused, Point Grey commenced shadowing the trawler. After observing what appeared to be signal fires on the beach, the cutter hailed the vessel, but received no response. The trawler ran aground and Point Grey personnel attempted to board it. Heavy automatic weapons fire from the beach prevented the boarding and two crew and one Army passenger were wounded aboard Point Grey. CGC Point Cypress, and U.S. Navy units came to assist. During the encounter the trawler exploded. U.S. Navy salvage teams recovered a substantial amount of war material from the sunken vessel. This incident was the largest, single known infiltration attempt since the Vung Ro Bay incident of February 1965 and was the first "suspicious trawler interdicted by a Market Time unit."
A Russian fishing trawler sinks after hitting an iceberg in the Bering Sea, all 91 persons on board rescued The unnamed Russian fishing vessel went down after crashing into an iceberg in Bering Sea, but all the 91 people on board have been rescued. The accident ocurred about 600 km southwest of Dezhnev Cape, the Interfax news agency quoted emergency authorities as saying. The collision created a hole in the hull of the trawler, which led to the vessel's capsizing
A Cypriot tanker is being been detained in the eastern Canadian province of Newfoundland after a reported collision between a cargo ship and a U.S. trawler off the coast of Massachusetts killed three fishermen, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday. The sinking of the U.S. fishing boat Starbound, which happened on Sunday night, was first reported by the Lloyds Shipping wire service out of London. Canadian television showed footage on Wednesday of what it said were gouges on the side of the
Bharati Shipyard Ltd has secured a contract from Bourbon Supply Investissements, France for export of five 120 tons bollard pull anchor handling tug cum supply vessels. The product range which initially was limited to simple inland cargo barges, deep-sea trawlers and dredgers has been upgraded to building maneuverable and power-packed ocean going tractor tugs, cargo ships, tankers and other support vessels required for the offshore industry. (Source: Myiris.com)
Two of the civilians aboard a U.S. submarine that collided with a Japanese trawler -- one of whom pulled levers to surface the sub -- denied that they distracted the crew and contributed to the tragedy. Todd Thoman and John Hall praised the U.S. crew for how they conducted themselves before and after the incident last week off Hawaii's coast, and said they believed all the correct procedures had been followed. Nine people are still missing from the Japanese fishing trawler, the Ehime Maru
Eastern Shipbuilding Group contracted by O’Hara Corporation to construct a 194-ft freezer stern-trawler. The new vessel is a ST-115 design by Skipsteknisk, AS of Aalesund, Norway, and will be built to DNV classification rules: +1A1, Stern Trawler, E0 Notation for hull, and DNV ICE 1B designed, outfitted and inspected for harsh cold environments. The vessel design has a highly efficient hull shape which reduces hull resistance and increases fuel efficiency
The USCG terminated the voyage of F/V Miss Betty T due to numerous major safety violations southeast of Beaufort Inlet, N.C. A boarding team from USCGC Point Warde boarded the 66-ft. shrimp trawler, discovering the wooden hulled vessel was taking on approximately 450 gallons of water per hour. Other safety deficiencies included inadequate fire fighting equipment, exposed wires throughout the vessel, fuel leaks, missing hatch cover and improper maintenance of lifesaving equipment.
Simrad U.K. has been appointed as the official distributor of Suzuki Brand products into the U.K. and Ireland. The distribution deal allows Simrad to stock and sell Suzuki Marine products in both markets, greatly expanding the huge choice that Simrad already offers the fishing industry. Suzuki manufactures a range of low-cost searchlight Sonars and Echosounders, which perfectly compliment Simrad’s existing fishing product
Telenor Satellite Services was recognized by satellite operator Inmarsat for best overall sales performance for Fleet services in 2005. Through its global network of more than 300 service providers, Telenor sales of Fleet services increased by 79 percent over the past 12 months. In accepting the award from Inmarsat, Telenor Vice President for Sales Anders Kallerud credited the marked growth of maritime sales to the
The U.S. Navy bowed to a request from the captain of the Greeneville and set a March 5 hearing date for an official inquiry into the disaster in which the nuclear sub slammed into a Japanese fishing trawler, leaving nine people missing, presumed dead. Lawyers for Cmdr. Scott Waddle had asked the Navy to delay a court of inquiry, originally due to begin on Thursday, into the fatal collision to give them more time to prepare.
Wreckage from the fishing boat 'Foxy Lady ll', which lost 2 crew, snagged by trawlers, later identified by US Coast Guard. Coast Guard Sector Boston confirmed the discovery of the submerged wreckage of the 45-foot fishing vessel Foxy Lady II, reported missing with its two crew in December 2012
7” SNS-700 and 10.4” SNS-1100 provide advanced chart, sounder and radar capabilities Si-Tex Marine Electronics has added two multifunction navigation systems to its product lineup, providing a wide range of recreational and light commercial vessels with a navigation solution.
WESMAR (Western Marine Electronics) has announced an order for their powerful Model HD860 sonar for installation on 44-meter factory trawler FV Raw Spirit, the second largest fishing vessel in British Columbia. Built in 1998 in Norway and refitted in Iceland
Parat Halvorsen AS was assigned a contract to deliver a retrofit steam boiler to Polar Seafood Greenland and one of their trawlers, the M/Tr. Polar Qaasiut. The boiler is a combined oil-fired and exhaust gas boiler, type MCS, to comply steam production for the trawlers fishmeal and fish factory
SENER signs contract with CSDDC and CSOC for the joint design of a pelagic and bottom stern trawler The SENER contracts are with the Chinese CSDDC ((China Ship Development and Design Center) & CSOC (China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Co. Ltd).
AC drives manufacturer Vacon will deliver 81 AC drives for 3 new fishing trawlers being built for Aker Seafoods. The new fishing vessels will be built at the STX shipyard in Braila, Romania. They will be further outfitted and commissioned at STX Brattvaag, Norway.
Tersan Shipyard, Turkey, awards contract for four fishing-trawler steam boilers to Parat Havorsen. The boiler plants will be equipped with Parat combined oil fired and exhaust gas boilers, type MCS, to comply steam production for the freezer trawlers fishmeal and fish oil factory
PARAT Halvorsen AS awarded 4 new boiler contracts from Tersan Shipyard. Parat Halvorsen AS has been awarded in all 4 boiler plant contracts with TERSAN Shipyard in Turkey and their Stern Trawlers ST-116 new buildings. The boiler plants will be equipped with Parat combined oil fired and
Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. report their progress on work on 'SS Gairsoppa' & 'HMS Victory'. The chartered vessel working on the SS Gairsoppa project, the Seabed Worker, will make a scheduled port call in Cork, Ireland, beginning August 15, 2012
The Canadian government launches its largest search yet for the lost ships of Sir John Franklin's doomed 1845 quest for the Northwest Passage. This year's search, led by Parks Canada, is the fourth government-led expedition over the past five years, and is by far the biggest
Damen delivers silent in operation Research Vessel ‘Simon Stevin’ to DAB Vloot, the Flemish Government fleet operator. The RV 3609 was jointly designed by Damen Shipyards Gorinchem and VLIZ, the Flemish Institute for the Sea
Cutwater Marine Sales recently announced the formation of Pocket Yacht Company – A full service marine dealer located in the Annapolis, MD area serving the entire Mid Atlantic Region. Cutwater Marine Sales recently acquired Chesapeake Ranger Tug.
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 25-29, 2012, sees the debut of Swedish-built powerboat Delta 80 IPS. Since its inception, Delta Powerboats has continuously developed new models and now they offer a current model portfolio of six boat models from 26 feet to 54 feet
Damen subsidiary Oranjewerf Ship Repair to overhaul the former Radio Veronica ship 'Norderney'. The legendary former Radio Veronica base-station ship was built in 1949, and after duty as the Iceland trawler MV HH 294 Paul Müller, was renamed Nordeney to become one of the first 'pirate
Fire Suppression: Performance without the Delay Alternatives to Carbon Dioxide fire suppression systems can provide the performance without the activation delay according to Kristin Øgaard of Norway’s Autronica Fire and Security AS.