Tuesday, July 21, 2009 Maritime News

SF Marina Builds Breakwaters in Harsh Seas

Jul 21, 2009

Norway is known for its harsh winter storms.  When Skjærhalden Båtforening needed to expand its marina, it was forced to move outside the fixed breakwater and face up to 5 ft waves.

New VapCor HydraFlow Fluid

Jul 21, 2009

VapCor Inc. introduced HydraFlow NS Hydraulic & Gear Fluids designed to create a safer workplace in environmentally sensitive areas. HydraFlow NS fluids typically

Jumbo Offshore, North Amethyst Project

Jul 21, 2009

On June 20, Technip, supported by Jumbo Offshore, completed the installation of four subsea structures including two Module Support Frames each weighing approximately 150 tonnes.

PD Ports Apprentice Recognized

Jul 21, 2009

A student project which has led to significant safety improvements at North East-based Teesport has won Daniel McDougal, an engineering apprentice at PD Ports,

CG Final Rule for 2009 Lakes Pilotage Rates

Jul 21, 2009

The U.S. Coast Guard's Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship Directorate announced publication in the Federal Register of the final rule amending the Great Lakes Pilotage Rates for 2009.

Industry Collaborates with ShipConstructor

Jul 21, 2009

"ShipConstructor's software is widely used at U.S. shipyards so it was natural for our industry group to collaborate with them," said Don Sauvage of Northrop Grumman.

How Much is a Ship Worth?

Jul 21, 2009

Accountant and business consultant Moore Stephens has warned that shipping companies must be able to substantiate any decision to use future cashflow as an alternative to broker valuations.

Eye on the Navy

Jul 21, 2009

Amphibious assault vehicles from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) approach the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during an amphibious training exercise.

This Day in Naval History – July 22

Jul 21, 2009

1802 - Frigate Constellation defeats 9 Corsair gunboats off Tripoli. 1905 - Body of John Paul Jones moved to Annapolis, MD for reburial. 1953 - U.S. ships

MarineTech Underwater Robot Competitions

Jul 21, 2009

Dr. Alok Verma, Director of Lean Institute at Old Dominion University organized two underwater robotics competitions under a project called MarineTech funded by

Keel Laid for 3rd National Security Cutter

Jul 21, 2009

The U.S. Coast Guard and Northrop Grumman laid the keel for the future Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, the service's third National Security Cutter, at 1 p.m, July 20.

Rocketboat Fitted with Ultrajet UJ575s

Jul 21, 2009

Blue and Gold Fleet in San Francisco carried 2.5 million passengers in 2008.  Founded in 1978 the company own 15 vessels providing bay cruises and ferry services.

Vessel Pollution Prosecutions – A New Twist

Jul 21, 2009

By Vincent J. Foley- New York and John S. Irving- Washington of Holland & Knight On July 15, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that the Captain and

Guilty Plea, Concealing Vessel Pollution

Jul 21, 2009

Panagiotis Stamatakis, the chief engineer on the Cyprus-flagged M/V Myron N, and the second engineer, Dimitrios Papadakis, both citizens of Greece, pleaded guilty in U.

Turbocharger Cut-off System

Jul 21, 2009

To meet the growing demand for running large container vessels on varying loads, MAN Diesel has developed a turbocharger cut-out system that improves main-engine performance during low-load operation.

Another Conversion for Keppel Shipyard

Jul 21, 2009

Keppel Shipyard Ltd is close to completing the conversion of FPSO Armada Perdana for repeat customer Bumi Armada Berhad (Bumi Armada). A ceremony for the naming of the Floating,

Panama Canal New Locks Announcement

Jul 21, 2009

Reporters crowded around Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta after the ACP announced Grupo Unidos por el Canal as the “best value”

Ellicott Dredges Receives Four Awards

Jul 21, 2009

Ellicott Dredges, LLC-a unit of Ellicott Dredge Enterprises, LLC-and its management have recently received multiple awards from international and national organizations for its technical innovations,

Vessel Departs James River Reserve Fleet

Jul 21, 2009

The Ortolan departed the James River Reserve Fleet at 9:50 a.m. on July 20 in transit to Esco Marine, Inc., in Brownsville, Texas for recycling.  The approximate travel time to Texas is 14 days.

Spain Approves Acquistion of Iberocruceros

Jul 21, 2009

The Spanish Antitrust Authority has granted official approval to the acquisition of sole control by Costa Crociere S.p.A. of Iberocruceros, a brand operating in the Spanish market.

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