August, 2010 Maritime News

Wärtsilä, Tarbit to Convert Tanker to LNG Ops

Aug 31, 2010

Wärtsilä has signed a turnkey contract with Tarbit Shipping of Sweden to convert a product tanker to LNG propulsion, and to supply the ship with a Wärtsilä LNGPac

GE Provides LM2500 Gas Turbine Modules for U.S. Navy

Aug 31, 2010

GE Marine reports that its LM2500 aeroderivative marine gas turbines will be used to power the United States Navy’s new Flight IIA Arleigh Burke-class destroyers.

Sperry Marine Nav Systems for Italian Superyachts

Aug 31, 2010

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected to supply the bridge navigation systems for two new superyachts under construction by Italian yachtbuilder

Tugboats Keep Iceberg from Hitting Oil Drilling Platforms

Aug 31, 2010

According to an August 31 report from the New York Daily News, eight tug boats pulled an iceberg the size of a football field off the coast of Greenland away from oil drilling platforms.

Rigs' Parts Lack Third-Party Endorsements

Aug 31, 2010

According to an Associated Press report from August 31, the equipment failures blamed for the Gulf oil spill might have been detected if the owners of the Deepwater

Coast Guard Holds Decommission LORAN Station Caribou

Aug 31, 2010

The Coast Guard is holding a decommissioning ceremony for its Long Range Aids to Navigation (LORAN) Station in Caribou, Maine, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. The LORAN-C

Morton Joins Telemar Sales Group in U.S.

Aug 31, 2010

Paul Morton has worked for 30 + years in the Marine and Offshore Industry in the Gulf Coast.  Morton’s last 18 years were with a major worldwide SOLAS navigation electronics firm.

INTERTANKO Applauds U.S. Legal Outcome on Piracy Case

Aug 31, 2010

INTERTANKO applauds the result of a plea bargaining agreement in the U.S. whereby a Somali national, who a few weeks ago escaped trial when a U.S. federal judge

Kongsberg Forms Research Group to Optimize Simulator

Aug 31, 2010

Kongsberg Maritime AS, Simulation & Training has made an agreement with the Research Council of Norway to form a user-directed research program called SIMAR - Simulation

McAllister Joins Marine Response Alliance

Aug 31, 2010

The directors of Marine Response Alliance LLC (MRA or Alliance) announced that McAllister Towing and Transportation Co., Inc. (McAllister) has joined the MRA as a full and equal member.

This Day in Coast Guard History – September 1

Aug 31, 2010

1789-An act of Congress provided for the registering and clearing of vessels and the regulation of the coastwise trade, thus laying the foundation of American navigation laws which,

This Day in Naval History – September 1

Aug 31, 2010

1781 - French fleet traps British fleet at Yorktown, VA 1925 - CDR John Rodgers and crew of 4 in PN-9 run out of fuel on first San Francisco to Hawaii flight.

TRAC Ecological Products Represented by PAC West

Aug 30, 2010

TRAC Ecological Products, manufacturer of environment-friendly products for onboard equipment cleaning and maintenance, has appointed Pac-West Marketing to represent its product line in the western U.

Keppel AmFELS Delivers Second Rowan Rig

Aug 30, 2010

Keppel AmFELS L.L.C., the U.S. wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), is on track to deliver the second of four EXL rigs to Rowan Drilling Companies, Inc.

Are You Inadvertently Operating on Different AIS Channel?

Aug 30, 2010

Between July 27 and August, 2010, while conducting development testing of its Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS), the Coast Guard inadvertently tele-commanded

Honda Marine Customer Satisfaction Index Award

Aug 30, 2010

Honda Marine announced that it has received the Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction for outboard engines in 2010 from

Hurricane Earl Scatters Cruise Ships in Caribbean

Aug 30, 2010

According to an August 30 report from USA Today, a growing Hurricane Earl has already forced a half dozen cruise ships carrying more than 20,000 vacationers to

Cummings Requests Further BP Investigation

Aug 30, 2010

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07), a senior member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a request to Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) on August 30,

New Navy Contracts

Aug 30, 2010

EnerSys Energy Products, Inc., Warrensburg, Mo., is being awarded a $17,816,784 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the design

GCS Offers Continuing Ed Credit

Aug 30, 2010

As an education partner of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Governor Control Systems (GCS) is authorized by the International Association

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