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New GM at ZF Masson

Michel Fétiveau took over the position of General Manager at ZF Masson in Saint Denis les Sens, France, replacing Francesco di Paola who has retired after many years’ service with ZF Masson and ZF Padova. Fétiveau started his professional career in 1982 after a graduating in mechanical engineering with bias towards internal combustion engine design. His first years were spent in the R&D department of Lucas Diesel Systems (now Delphi Diesel Systems) as application engineer concerned with fuel injection systems for heavy duty applications such as farm tractors, trucks and power generators. In 1988, he moved to the commercial department of Lucas Diesel Systems to develop new customers in the growing market of Diesel engines for cars.


Today in U.S. Naval History: September 13

Today in U.S. Naval History - September 13   1814 - British bombardment of Fort McHenry inspires the Star Spangled Banner.   1847 - Marine Brigade leads U.S. forces that storm Chapultepec Castle near Mexico City, inspiring one line of the Marine Hymn   1906 - Sailors and Marines from USS Denver land in Havana at the request of the Cuban government to preserve order during a revolution.   


Coast Guard Defends New Cutter

According to reports, lawmakers expressed outrage over reports of design flaws in the Coast Guard's new flagship patrol boat and urged Commandant Adm. Thad Allen to strengthen oversight of the much-criticized $24b shipbuilding program. Reacting to the latest critical government review, the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation raised concerns that taxpayer money was being wasted and the Coast Guard had ceded control of the Deepwater program to private contractors


GD NASSCO Delivers USNS Cesar Chavez

USNS Cear Chavez Prior to Launch: Photo credit NASSCO

General Dynamics NASSCO delivers 'USNS Cesar Chavez' (T-AKE 14) to the U.S. Navy. USNS Cesar Chavez is the fourteenth and final ship of the T-AKE class of dry cargo-ammunition ships built by General Dynamics NASSCO for the U.S. Navy.  NASSCO began constructing the 689-foot-long ship in October 2010, incorporating international marine technologies and commercial ship-design features, to minimize operating costs over its projected 40-year service life.  With a 79


HII Awarded CVN 72 Refuelling & Overhaul Contract

USS Abraham Lincoln: Photo credit US Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) awarded a $2.6-billion cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for work on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier 'Abraham Lincoln' (CVN 72). The work will be performed at the company's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division where it arrived recently. Lincoln was originally scheduled to arrive at NNS on Feb. 14 but was among the projects delayed due to uncertainties surrounding the defense budget and funding of the work


America's Last Manned Lighthouse to be Renovated

Lightkeeper Sally Snowman: Photo USCG

Plans to commence a $1.1 million project to repair and renovate structures at Boston Light in order to honor the 300-year service and iconic value of Boston Light to the Coast Guard’s maritime heritage have been announced. The project, outlined during a public presentation by lighthouse keeper Sally Snowman, is intended to preserve the structural integrity of the lighthouse tower and surrounding buildings and assists in preparing for the light station’s upcoming tricentennial


A&P Shipcare Completes Repairs Aboard American Cormorant

The 52,092 dwt U.S.-registered Heavy Lift Vessel 'American Cormorant' left Southampton on 2nd September after its annual lay over during which A&P Shipcare - Southampton carried out various works. The 1975-built 'American Cormorant' was in the Southampton area for a visit to the Combat Equipment Battalion in Hythe. The vessel arrived in Southampton on 8th June and sailed on 29th August. The work completed by A&P Shipcare included various tank repairs which entailed bulkhead steel repairs


General Dynamics NASSCO Starts Construction of Fifth T-AKE Ship

General Dynamics NASSCO, a subsidiary of General Dynamics announced the start of construction on the fifth dry cargo-ammunition ship in the U.S. Navy’s T-AKE program. The ship will be named later and is scheduled to be delivered to the Navy in the first quarter of 2008. NASSCO has been awarded contracts to build nine T-AKE ships. Two additional ships are expected to be ordered by the Navy over the next two years for a total class of 11 ships


Keel Laying Ceremony for CVN 77

Navy tradition dictates that each ship constructed for the Navy be honored by ceremonies on four historic occasions: keel laying, christening (or launching), commissioning, and decommissioning. George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) will be honored with the first of its historic occasions on Saturday, September 6, at Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, VA. The keel laying celebrates the laying of the first timber of a ship and can be traced back to the construction of early Navy


General Dynamics NASSCO Launch U.S. Navy Supply Ship

Mrs. Chavez in Action: Photo credit General Dynamics

General Dynamics NASSCO launches the U.S. Navy's newest re-supply ship, 'USNS Cesar Chavez' (T-AKE 14) The ceremony took place at the NASSCO shipyard. Juan M. Garcia III, assistant secretary of the Navy for manpower and reserve affairs, was the ceremony's principal speaker. Mrs. Helen Chavez, widow of Cesar Chavez and the ship's sponsor, christened the ship by breaking the traditional bottle of champagne against its bow


US Coast Guard District Chief of Staff Retires

Capt. Bingaman retirement: USCG photo

With over 30 years service under his belt, Capt. John Bingaman has retired following a ceremony held at Bay Presbyterian Church in Bay Village, Ohio. Capt. Bingaman, who grew up in Greensboro, N.C., oversaw 6,000 Coast Guard active duty, reserve


Wärtsilä Signs Extensive Services Supply Agreement

Photo courtesy of Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä has signed an extensive three-year services supply agreement with the Norwegian DOF Group in the end of April 2014.   The agreement covers services for all Wärtsilä equipment, including engines and propulsion as well as electrical and automation systems


CWind in Ex-Royal Marines Boat-Share Deal

left to right: Bruce Clements, CWind; Lee Price, Matthew Lane, Matt Woodley

Offshore wind solutions provider CWind’s successful boat share scheme has to date attracted investment from different groups within the maritime community, with commercial fishermen and superyacht skippers among current partners.  


Textron Awarded $22-M Navy LCAC Contract Modification

LCAC: Photo USN

The US Department of Defense informs that Textron Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana, is being awarded a $21,904,620 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-12-C-2401) for the construction of Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 101 of the ship-to-shore connector (SSC) program.


Delayed 6 Weeks, Aircraft Carrier Arrives at Shipyard

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

Huntington Ingalls Industries welcomed the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) to its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division today, following a six-week delay in its arrival. Lincoln was originally scheduled to arrive Feb. 14 for its refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH)


USGS to Receive New Great Lakes Research Vessel

Photo: USGS

The U.S. Geological Survey awarded a contract for the construction of a large research vessel for Lakes Huron, Michigan, and Superior to Burger Boat Company of Manitowoc, Wis. The vessel will replace the 38-year-old Grayling, bringing the USGS Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC) large vessel


STX Wins Seaspan Ferry Design Contract

STX Marine (STXM) has been awarded the contract for the engineering package for Seaspan Ferry Corporation’s fleet replacement program. The completed concept design will form part of a bid package, expected to be released to shipyards for tender in July 2013.


InterManager Discussion Reveals Lifeboat Concerns

Captain Kuba Szymanski InterManager Secretary General

Lifeboat hooks can be lethal, and their design is out of date and unsuitable to meet modern demands, according to serving seafarers whose views have been gathered by InterManager. Following a series of incidents and fatalities involving lifeboat hooks, InterManager


Wärtsilä to Provide Harvey Gulf Vessels Integrated Package

Offshore Enviro Vessels: Photo courtesy of Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract by Eastern Shipbuilding Group, of Panama City, Florida to supply an integrated solution for a new multipurpose support vessel (MPSV) for Harvey Gulf International Marine of New Orleans. This offshore vessel is the first in a series of three MPSVs


Clarkson Port Services Director Celebrates 30 Years Service

Barry & Sheila Stokes: Photo credit CPS

Barry Stokes, a director of UK-based Clarkson Port Services (CPS) recently celebrated 30 years' service with the company.  Barry was one of the very first CPS staff members, when, in 1983 he opened a Genchem Shipping office in Runcorn to provide vessel agency support to


Viking Takes Safety Servicing Offshore

Benny Carlsen, VP Offshore, Viking Life-Saving Equipment

The new, transparent multi-year service agreement concept from Viking revolutionizes the way offshore owners and operators solve the difficulties of managing multiple brands, equipment types and regulatory approvals for safety equipment and servicing.


U.K. Coastguard Holds Three Foreign Ships

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that three foreign flagged ships were under detention in U.K. ports during July 2013 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. Latest monthly figures show that although there were no new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in U


Ford Christening Connects President to Navy Roots

Ships Sponsor Susan Ford Bales, daughter of President Gerald R. Ford, christens the Navys newest aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua J. Wahl)

With the strike of a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow by the ship's sponsor, the Navy christened its newest aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the lead ship of the new Gerald R. Ford class, Nov. 9, in a ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va.


Jensen Maritime Design New City of Portland Fireboats

A Jensen-designed fireboat: Photo courtesy of Jensen

Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company, recently completed concept designs and performance specifications for two new fireboats that will join the city of Portland’s fire and rescue (PF&R) fleet in the first half of


Unique System Wins Two-year NPCC Contract

Photo: Unique System FZE

Unique System FZE, a Unique Maritime Group company, an integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solutions provider, has been awarded a two-year service contract by The National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC). Established in April 1973






 
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