Wednesday, December 09, 2009 Maritime News

Schat-Harding 370-Person Lifeboats to Cruise Ship

Dec 09, 2009

Lifeboat and davit manufacturer Schat-Harding has delivered the world’s largest lifeboats, complete with unique davit systems, to the Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas.

DHS Review of USCG Mission Performance

Dec 09, 2009

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued its annual review of the Coast Guard’s mission performance for fiscal year 2008.

Grant Guidance for $2.7B in FY 2010

Dec 09, 2009

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the release of fiscal year 2010 grant application guidance kits for 13 DHS grant programs totaling more than $2.

Liferaft Exchange Agreement for Wilhelmsen

Dec 09, 2009

The world’s leading maritime service network Wilhelmsen Ships Service has entered an agreement with German company DS-Schiffahrt / Quadrant Bereederung to supply

Mystic Seaport Waterways Exhibition

Dec 09, 2009

Building America’s Canals, an interactive exhibition revealing the construction and operation of the nation’s human-built waterways, opens January 30, 2010, at Mystic Seaport.

Calhoun Named Chair WCI

Dec 09, 2009

Rick Calhoun, president of Cargill Marine and Terminal, Inc., has been elected chairman of the Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI), the national public policy organization

Cummins Power for Amazon Tug

Dec 09, 2009

The Cummins distributor in Manaus Brazil has recently performed sea trials on a new 3,200 hp harbour tug prior to delivery to the owner J. F. Oliveira Navegation Ltda.

Coastal Properties Managing Diamond Teague

Dec 09, 2009

Coastal Properties Management (CPM) added a new facility to its management group with a contract awarded by Washington D.C. to manage the newly opened $8m marine

Matsuda Nominated MARAD Administrator

Dec 09, 2009

President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate David T. Matsuda, Administrator, Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. David T. Matsuda

Radio Holland Port Elizabeth, South Africa Office

Dec 09, 2009

Radio Holland Group announced the official opening of a new service office in Port Elizabeth.  The new office will start on January 4 2010 and the official, celebratory

Rickmers-Linie Re-Certified to ISO Standards

Dec 09, 2009

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg based breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo specialist, has been successfully re-certified in accordance with the latest ISO standards ISO 9001:2008,

Bates, Jr. Chairman at Hercules Offshore

Dec 09, 2009

Hercules Offshore, Inc. (NASDAQ: HERO) announced that Chairman John T. Reynolds submitted his resignation from the company's board of directors, effective December 31,

Jacobsen, Smordalen Wilhelmsen Management

Dec 09, 2009

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has appointed Siri Jacobsen as Vice President International Customer Services and Thomas Smordalen as Vice President International Sales

This Day in Coast Guard History – Dec. 10

Dec 09, 2009

1905-"To evaluate its use in lighthouse work, radio equipment was installed experimentally on Nantucket Lightship in August of 1901. On December 10, 1905, while riding out a severe gale, Lightship No.

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 10

Dec 09, 2009

1941 - Guam surrenders to Japanese. 1941 - Aircraft from USS Enterprise attack and sink Japanese Submarine I-70 north of Hawaiian Islands. A participant in the Pearl Harbor Attack,

Kvichak, Nichols Bros Deliver Third WETA Vessel

Dec 09, 2009

Kvichak Marine Industries and Nichols Brothers Boat Builders recently delivered the third of four high-speed, environmentally friendly ferries to the Water Emergency

Indian Navy Scares off Pirates

Dec 09, 2009

An Indian Navy spokesperson said the MT Nordik Spirit, a Norway flag vessel, was attacked off the Somalia Coast by pirates firing small arms. The Indian Navy warship

CII Connie Event Awards Scholarships

Dec 09, 2009

The Containerization & Intermodal Institute, which for nearly 50 years has provided education in the international trade and transportation industry, awarded 10

Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships

Dec 09, 2009

Crowley's commitment to provide scholarship opportunities to deserving students continued on Dec. 7 as four U.S. Merchant Marine Academy cadets were presented Thomas B.

HPI Automated Control System for USS Foster

Dec 09, 2009

HPI, supplier of turbine control solutions and turnkey power plants, announced the successful commissioning of a digital propulsion, power and steering control

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