Monday, November 09, 2009 Maritime News

Kings Point Superintendent Resigns

Nov 09, 2009

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood accepted the resignation of Rear Admiral Allen Worley, Superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.

Great Lakes Storm of 1913

Nov 09, 2009

In early November, 1913, a blizzard struck the U.S. Midwest and the Canadian province of Ontario. The Great Lakes storm of 1913 reached its highest intensity on November 9.

Launch of the SV Noordhoek Pathfinder

Nov 09, 2009

On Saturday 7 November 2009, the launch of the Noordhoek Pathfinder took place at the De Hoop Shipyard in Foxhol – The Netherlands. She is a 203.4-ft DPII ROV and Survey Support Vessel.

Wärtsilä Ship Design Contract for 12 Vessels

Nov 09, 2009

Wärtsilä, ship power system integrator, has signed a ship design contract with Pipavav Shipyard of India. The contract calls for a total of 12 Offshore Supply Vessels

The Ulstein Hybrid Propulsion Concept

Nov 09, 2009

Ulstein Group has designed and built two new anchor handling and offshore support vessels with a new breed of hybrid propulsion system for shipowner Olympic Shipping.

EU NAVFOR, PLA Anti-Piracy Cooperation

Nov 09, 2009

On 7/8th November EU NAVFOR was invited to participate in a meeting organized by the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) to discuss clarifying areas of responsibility

EPA Grant Could Help Vessel Operators

Nov 09, 2009

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program is receiving proposals for grants to be used to reduce emissions from existing diesel engines used in various transportation modes,

Foreign Flagged Ferry for Pacific NW Route

Nov 09, 2009

The Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division, operating as Washington State Ferries (WSF) issued this Request for Information (RFI) to determine

Longest Range Pirate Attack off Somalia

Nov 09, 2009

Around noon local time, 9 November 2009 the BW Lion, a Hong Kong flagged, 160,000 tons and 1,083-ft Crude Oil Tanker was attacked by pirates in two fast attack skiffs in the Indian Ocean,

Offshore Contract for Noble Denton and GL

Nov 09, 2009

Noble Denton and Germanischer Lloyd (GL) will support European leading utilities cooperative Trianel GmbH with technical support and project management of its 400 MW offshore wind farm Borkum West II.

ABB, Fincantieri Reduce Port Emissions

Nov 09, 2009

ABB, power and automation technology group, and Fincantieri, Italian merchant and naval shipbuilder, have signed an agreement to collaborate on the construction,

Medina Int’l Acquires Harbor Guard Boats

Nov 09, 2009

Medina International Holdings, Inc. (Pink Sheets: MIHI), a manufacturer of specialized search and rescue boats, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Harbor Guard Boats, Inc.

Nordic American Tanker Shipping Q3 Report

Nov 09, 2009

On or about December 4, Nordic American Tanker Shipping (NAT) will pay a dividend for the 49th consecutive quarter since the first three vessels were delivered

EU NAVFOR Transfers Suspected Pirates

Nov 09, 2009

On 27 October 2009 a French Fishing Vessel was attacked by pirates in two attack skiffs. Her embarked military Vessel Protection Detachment (VPD) fired warning

This Day in Coast Guard – Nov. 10

Nov 09, 2009

1775-The Second Continental Congress passed a resolution to create a "Corps of Marines."  Although they were disbanded in 1783 and were not "re-established" permanently until 11 July 1798,

This Day in Naval History – Nov. 10

Nov 09, 2009

1775 - Congress votes to raise two battalions of Continental Marines, establishing the Marine Corps. 1941 - U.S. escorted convoy WS 12, carrying 20,000 British troops to Singapore,

 

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