Friday, October 15, 2010 Maritime News

MAN B&W Engine Retrofits Meet IMO Legislation

Oct 15, 2010

While IMO guidelines are observed on a voluntary basis by the international shipping community, their adoption becomes mandatory for certain vessels when an Approved

NSRP Abstract Proposals Due October 25, 2010

Oct 15, 2010

Below is a link to the National Shipbuilding Research Program Abstract Submission Form.  Each abstract is to include a cover sheet that contains the project title and point of contact,

USCG – Replacement of Damaged TWIC Cards

Oct 15, 2010

The US Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston issued a bulletin explaining that reports have been received of malfunctioning internal antenna on some Transportation

MARAD Study to Improve U.S.-Flag Competitiveness

Oct 15, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration recently awarded a research contract to PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC, of New York, to identify factors

Joint Investigation Team, BOP/LMRP Testing Status

Oct 15, 2010

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) posted its BOP/LMRP testing status report, outlining the ongoing forensic testing process regarding the blowout preventer (BOP)

Lanier Re-Appointed Port Commission, Houston

Oct 15, 2010

The Port of Houston Authority announced that Elyse Lanier has been re-appointed to serve as a member of the Port Commission, its governing body. The vote on October

Georgia Ports Authority Best Quarter Ever

Oct 15, 2010

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced the Port of Savannah experienced 20.1-percent growth in twenty-foot equivalent units

Rutter Partners on $2m Order, Integrated Oil Spill Solution

Oct 15, 2010

Canadian based Rutter Technologies, a division of Rutter Inc. (TSX:RUT), and its Norwegian partner, Aptomar AS, announced orders for six Integrated Oil Spill Response and Management Systems.

NAVSEA Increases Wasp-class Fuel Efficiency

Oct 15, 2010

The U.S. Navy began installing combustion trim loop systems this month on amphibious ships to improve fuel efficiency and save up to 2,400 barrels of fuel per ship annually.

One-Millionth ship Transit Panama Canal

Oct 15, 2010

Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Operations Executive Vice President Manuel Benítez awarded the vessel Fortune Plum with a plaque on Oct. 14, commemorating the ship

Christian Joins Creative Systems

Oct 15, 2010

John W. Christian started his maritime career at Kings Point, USMMA, in the 1970s performing classwork on facility-sized mainframes, while Creative Systems was

Fleet Week Brings 1.5 Million Visitors to San Francisco

Oct 15, 2010

Under clear skies and with calm seas, they came by the hundreds of thousands to San Francisco Fleet Week 2010, the largest such gathering in more than twenty years to take place in the City.

Shell Launches Phase II of Parque das Conchas, Brazil

Oct 15, 2010

Shell announced investment to support phase II of the prolific Parque das Conchas (BC-10) project more than 100 kilometres (62 miles) off the coast of Brazil. This

Lockheed Martin $24M Anti Sub Systems Contract

Oct 15, 2010

Advanced acoustic processing and tracking capabilities provided by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will enhance underwater surveillance and help increase situational awareness for the U.

Johnson Joins Senesco Marine

Oct 15, 2010

Senesco Marine located in North Kingstown, R.I., a part of the Reinauer family of marine companies, principally engaged in the design and construction of state

Coast Guard Foundation Director Receives CG Award

Oct 15, 2010

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced that board member,

This Day in Coast Guard History – October 15

Oct 15, 2010

1846-USRC McLane ran aground while attempting to cross the bar of the River Alvarado during the Mexican War. 2001- On October 15, 2001, President George W. Bush

This Day in Naval History – October 15

Oct 15, 2010

1917 - USS Cassin (DD-43) torpedoed by German submarine U-61 off coast of Ireland. In trying to save the ship, Gunner's Mate Osmond Kelly Ingram becomes first American

Dryships Signs Another Drilling Contract

Oct 15, 2010

    DryShips Inc. announced today that its fully-owned subsidiary Ocean Rig UDW Inc has signed definitive documentation following the previously announced Letter of Award.

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