Monday, December 05, 2011 Maritime News

This Day in Navy History

Dec 05, 2011

1843 - USS Michigan is launched at Erie, Penn. Michigan is America's first iron-hulled warship, as well as the first prefabricated ship. 1941 - USS Lexington (CV

Foss: West Coast Icon on Environmental Cutting Edge

Dec 05, 2011

Foss Maritime, founded by the matriarch of the Foss family in 1889, is as much a cultural icon on the U.S. West Coast as McAllister or Moran are on the East Coast.

Lessons Learned Lead to Improvements in Follow-on LCS Ships

Dec 05, 2011

The U.S. Navy and its shipbuilding partners have incorporated lessons learned from the first two Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) in the design and construction of the follow-on ships.

FAST 2011: Focuses on Future of Fast Sea Transportation

Dec 05, 2011

Naval Architects and marine engineers from around the world gathered in Honolulu in September for the 11th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation (FAST 2011).

TechSolutions Connects S&T With Fleet

Dec 05, 2011

“TechSolutions allows individual warfighters to submit a request and get short-turnaround solutions from the science and technology community,” says Master Chief

ONR: From Science Fiction to Science Fact

Dec 05, 2011

As Director of Innovation, Dr. Larry Schuette is one of three portfolio directors at the Office of Naval Research (ONR).  His counterparts are the director of research

Maritime Firefighting: Not Another Drill

Dec 05, 2011

OK, your ship has just pulled into port and will start unloading soon.   The first mate has told everyone that while shore side paperwork is being completed

WPT Power Adds Hydraulic Pump Drives

Dec 05, 2011

WPT Power Corop. announced a new line of Hydraulic Pump Drives. The WPT Power Pump Drives (PPD) will better equip WPT to meet a more extensive range of engine driven

Get Ahead of Disaster with Careful Preparation

Dec 05, 2011

In a year where globally we are seeing more natural disasters, including earthquakes in New Zealand and Chile, floods in Australia, and a tsunami in Japan, an important

Offshore Oil Spills & A Culture of Complacency

Dec 05, 2011

The dictionary defines “complacency” as tranquil pleasure or self-satisfaction, especially when uncritical or unwarranted.  Groups are prone to complacency when

Train Crews to Avoid the ECDIS Adoption Cliff

Dec 05, 2011

Training can often assume intimidating dimensions and become a worrying bottleneck in any change process or industry transformation. The ECDIS mandate is a prime example.

Limitation of Liability in the Workboat Industry

Dec 05, 2011

The owners of tugs and other workboats are entitled to limit their liability under the Shipowner’s Limitation of Liability Act, 46 U.S.C. §30501 et seq. (“Limitation Act”),

Ingalls Wins $46m for DDG 1002 Work

Dec 05, 2011

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced that the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded an advance procurement contract for work on the U.

DDW Wins Groundbreaking GOM Conversion Contract

Dec 05, 2011

Drydocks World signed a Contract with Singapore based AET, a global leader in petroleum shipping, for two Tanker-to-Modular Capture Vessel (MCV) conversion projects.

Dolphin's New 3D Seismic Vessel, Polar Duchess, Employed

Dec 05, 2011

Dolphin Geophysical accepted a Letter of Award from TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA for a six-months charter of the new high-capacity 3D seismic vessel, M/V Polar Duchess.

Pollution Control Vessels Launched

Dec 05, 2011

Three unique pollution control vessels have been launched in Dorset – with a fourth under construction. The vessels – three with Doosan engines and Westerbeke generators

ShipConstructor Partners With Cloudis

Dec 05, 2011

ShipConstructor Software Inc. (SSI) is collaborating with Cloudis to develop an interface to the Cloudis CMPIC Cable Management Application. This development is

Hamburg to India Liner Service Upgraded

Dec 05, 2011

Within the EU the Port of Hamburg is one of India’s most important commercial partners in seaborne foreign trade. In November the Hamburg Joint Representative Office in Mumbai was officially opened.

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