Wednesday, December 29, 2010 Maritime News

Proposed ASTM Standard to Cover Use of Doublers in Ship Repair

Dec 29, 2010

Many ship owners and operators repair ship structures with temporary steel patches known as doublers. The U.S. Coast Guard and Navy, as well as other maritime authorities,

Famous Pacific Ships Six Scrubbers to Australia

Dec 29, 2010

Famous Pacific Shipping recently shipped six scrubber modules from the U.S. to Australia, working with its U.S. agent, Oakland-based Sea Shipping Lines (SSL) Lines.

Latest in Fleet of Tugs Heads to Panama Canal

Dec 29, 2010

On December 4, the third in a fleet of 13 new tugboats purchased by the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) began making its way from Hong Kong to Panama. The Sixaola

Texas, Virginia Companies Win Dismantling Contracts

Dec 29, 2010

According to a report from the Contra Costa Times, Ship recycling facilities in Texas and Virginia have been awarded dismantling contracts for three more Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet mothball vessels.

French Sale of Ships to Russians Is Criticized

Dec 29, 2010

According to an article from The New York Times, since the French sale of assault ships to Russia, critics — particularly among Russia’s neighbors including Georgia,

Columbia Class Tug for Shaver Transportation

Dec 29, 2010

Capilano Maritime Design Ltd. has recently completed the design of an 80‐foot Columbia Class ASD Ship‐Docking Tug for Shaver Transportation Company of Portland, Oregon.

This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – December 29

Dec 29, 2010

1897-Congress prohibited the killing of fur seals in the waters of the North Pacific Ocean. 1903-An Executive Order extended the jurisdiction of the Lighthouse Service to Guantanamo, Cuba.

This Day in U.S. Naval History – December 29

Dec 29, 2010

1798 - First annual report by Secretary of the Navy, sent by Benjamin Stoddert. 1812 - USS Constitution (Captain William Bainbridge) captures HMS Java off Brazil after a three hour battle.

Donjon Shipbuilding Floats Tugboat in Presque Isle Bay

Dec 29, 2010

As part of the ongoing construction process, on December 22, 2010, Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair, floated the 135-foot-long, 10,500-horsepower tugboat Ken Boothe Sr.

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